Hot, Hungry Planet: The Fight to Stop a Global Food Crisis in the Face of Climate Change [EPUB]

Hot, Hungry Planet: The Fight to Stop a Global Food Crisis in the Face of Climate Change [EPUB]
Hot, Hungry Planet: The Fight to Stop a Global Food Crisis in the Face of Climate Change by Lisa Palmer
2017 | EPUB | 3.13MB

Earth will have more than 9.6 billion people by 2050 according to U.N. predictions. With resources already scarce, how will we feed them all? Journalist Lisa Palmer has traveled the world for years documenting the cutting-edge innovations of people and organizations on the front lines of fighting the food gap. Here, she shares the story of the epic journey to solve the imperfect relationship between two of our planet’s greatest challenges: climate change and global hunger.

Hot, Hungry Planet focuses on three key concepts that support food security and resilience in a changing world: social, educational, and agricultural advances; land use and technical actions by farmers; and policy nudges that have the greatest potential for reducing adverse environmental impacts of agriculture while providing more food. Palmer breaks down this difficult subject though seven concise and easily-digestible case studies over the globe and presents the stories of individuals in six key regions―India, sub-Saharan Africa, the United States, Latin America, the Middle East, and Indonesia―painting a hopeful picture of both the world we want to live in and the great leaps it will take to get there.

Trend Following, 5th Edition: How to Make a Fortune in Bull, Bear and Black Swan Markets [Audiobook]

Trend Following, 5th Edition: How to Make a Fortune in Bull, Bear and Black Swan Markets [Audiobook]
Trend Following, 5th Edition: How to Make a Fortune in Bull, Bear and Black Swan Markets [Audiobook] by Michael W Covel, read by Michael W Covel, Joel Richards
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 34 hrs 18 mins | 945.92MB

Want to take the financial journey to a new investing philosophy that might very well affect the rest of your moneymaking life? No one can guarantee the yellow brick road, but Michael Covel promises the red pill will leave you wide freaking awake.

Trend Following reveals the truth about a trading strategy that makes money in up, down and surprise markets. By applying straightforward and repeatable rules, anyone can learn to make money in the markets whether bull, bear, or black swan—by following the trend to the end when it bends. In this timely reboot of his bestselling classic, Michael Covel dives headfirst into trend following strategy to examine the risks, benefits, people, and systems. You’ll hear from traders who have made millions by following trends, and learn from their successes and mistakes—insights only here. You’ll learn the trend philosophy, and how it has performed in booms, bubbles, panics and crashes. Using incontrovertible data and overwhelming supporting evidence, with a direct connection to the foundations of behavioral finance, Covel takes you inside the core principles of trend following and shows everyone, from brand new trader to professional, how alpha gets pulled from the market.

Covel’s newest edition has been revised and extended, with 7 brand new interviews and research proof from his one of kind network. This is trend following for today’s generation. If you’re looking to go beyond passive index funds and trusting the Fed, this cutting edge classic holds the keys to a weatherproof portfolio.

  • Meet great trend followers learning their rules and philosophy of the game
  • Examine data to see how trend following excels when the you-know-what hits the fan
  • Understand trend trading, from behavioral economics to rules based decision-making to its lambasting of the efficient markets theory
  • Compare trend trading systems to do it yourself or invest with a trend fund

Trend following is not prediction, passive index investing, buy and hope or any form of fundamental analysis. It utilizes concrete rules, or heuristics, to profit from a behavioral perspective. Trend Following is clear-cut, straightforward and evidence-based and will secure your financial future in bull, bear and black swan markets. If you’re finally ready to profit in the markets, Trend Following is the definitive treatise for a complex world in constant chaos.

Last Don Standing: The Secret Life of Mob Boss Ralph Natale [EPUB]

Last Don Standing: The Secret Life of Mob Boss Ralph Natale [EPUB]
Last Don Standing: The Secret Life of Mob Boss Ralph Natale by Larry McShane, Dan Pearson
2017 | EPUB | 11.52MB

As the last Don of the Philadelphia mob, Ralph Natale, the first-ever mob boss to turn state’s evidence, provides an insider’s perspective on the mafia.

Natale’s reign atop the Philadelphia and New Jersey underworlds brought the region’s mafia back to prominence in the 1990s. Smart, savvy, and articulate, Natale came up in the mob and saw first-hand as it hatched its plan to control Atlantic City’s casino unions. Later on, after spending 16 years in prison, he reclaimed the family as his own after a bloody mob war that left bodies scattered across South Philly. He forged connections around the country, invigorated the family with more allies than it had in two decades, and achieved a status within the mob never seen before or since until he was betrayed by his men and decided to testify against them in a stunning turn of events.

Using dozens of hours of interviews with Natale along with research and interviews with FBI agents, this book delivers revelatory insights into seminal events in American mob history, including:
  • The truth about Jimmy Hoffa’s disappearance
  • The murder of Jewish mob icon Bugsy Siegel
  • The identity of the man who created modern-day Las Vegas

With the full cooperation of Natale, New York Daily News reporter Larry McShane and producer Dan Pearson uncover the deadly reign of the last great mob boss of Philadelphia, a tale that covers a half-century of mob lore―and gore.

Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest [EPUB]

Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest [EPUB]
Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest by Zeynep Tufekci
2017 | EPUB | 2.99MB

A firsthand account and incisive analysis of modern protest, revealing internet-fueled social movements’ greatest strengths and frequent challenges

To understand a thwarted Turkish coup, an anti–Wall Street encampment, and a packed Tahrir Square, we must first comprehend the power and the weaknesses of using new technologies to mobilize large numbers of people. An incisive observer, writer, and participant in today’s social movements, Zeynep Tufekci explains in this accessible and compelling book the nuanced trajectories of modern protests—how they form, how they operate differently from past protests, and why they have difficulty persisting in their long-term quests for change.

Tufekci speaks from direct experience, combining on-the-ground interviews with insightful analysis. She describes how the internet helped the Zapatista uprisings in Mexico, the necessity of remote Twitter users to organize medical supplies during Arab Spring, the refusal to use bullhorns in the Occupy Movement that started in New York, and the empowering effect of tear gas in Istanbul’s Gezi Park. These details from life inside social movements complete a moving investigation of authority, technology, and culture—and offer essential insights into the future of governance.

The Ayurveda Way [EPUB]

The Ayurveda Way [EPUB]
The Ayurveda Way: 108 Practices from the World's Oldest Healing System for Better Sleep, Less Stress, Optimal Digestion, and More by Ananta Ripa Ajmera
2017 | EPUB | 18.6MB

Celebrated Ayurveda teacher Ananta Ripa Ajmera offers an inspiring introduction to this ancient Indian medical tradition, which complements and extends the health and wellness benefits of yoga. Through 108 short essays you will learn to approach optimal digestion, better sleep, less stress, and a more balanced life. Diet is key, and many essays are accompanied by recipes that incorporate into daily meals spices such as turmeric, cumin, ginger, and mustard seeds. In addition, meditation, yoga and breathing exercises, and self-care practices such as oil pulling and massage, make this time-tested wisdom available to contemporary holistic health enthusiasts — even beginners.

Hansons Marathon Method, 2nd Edition [EPUB]

Hansons Marathon Method, 2nd Edition [EPUB]
Hansons Marathon Method: Run Your Fastest Marathon the Hansons Way, 2nd Edition by Luke Humphrey, Keith Hanson, Kevin Hanson
2016 | EPUB | 16.04MB

Run your first marathon or your fastest with Hansons Marathon Method, the revolutionary training program from one of the best running teams in the world, the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project.

In Hansons Marathon Method, the coaches of the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project reveal their innovative marathon training program that has helped thousands of runners become true marathoners and smash their personal bests.

Hansons Marathon Method tosses out mega-long runs and high-mileage weekends--two old-fashioned running traditions that often injure and discourage runners. Runners using the Hansons method will gradually build up to the moderate-high mileage required for marathon success, spreading those miles more sensibly throughout the week. Running easy days mixed with precisely paced speed, strength, and tempo workouts, runners will steel their bodies and minds to run the hardest final miles of the marathon--and finish strong.

In this new second edition, the Hansons program welcomes newer runners with a new Just Finish program featuring a simple schedule of easier running and lower mileage. The Just Finish program sets up first-time marathoners for an enjoyable marathon and a lifetime of strong, healthy running.

Hansons Marathon Method will prepare you for your best marathon:

  • Sensible weekly mileage based on science, not outdated traditions
  • Effective Hansons speed, strength, and tempo workouts paced to achieve your goal
  • Crucial nutrition and hydration guidelines to run strong for the whole race
  • A smart and simple Just Finish program for new runners and marathon first-timers
  • Detailed training schedules for experienced and advanced marathoners

This revised second edition answers frequently asked questions, shows how to integrate flexibility and strength work into your training week, and shares the most effective recovery methods. Using the Hansons' innovative approach, you will mold real marathon muscles, train your body to avoid the wall, and finish strong.

Hansons Marathon Method lays out the smartest marathon training program available from one of the most accomplished running groups in the world. Using their innovative approach, runners will mold real marathon muscles, train their body to never hit the wall, and prepare to run their fastest marathon.

Llewellyn's Little Book of Chakras [EPUB]

Llewellyn's Little Book of Chakras [EPUB]
Llewellyn's Little Book of Chakras by Cyndi Dale
2016 | EPUB | 4.67MB

Chakras are subtle energy centers that affect all levels of your being: physical, psychological, and spiritual. In this pocket-size hardcover guide, you’ll discover why these spinning wheels of energy are the key to living at your highest potential, with tips for using chakras to:

  • Heal from physical and psychological wounds
  • Express feelings easily and productively
  • Transform work into a joyful vocation
  • Solve financial and career difficulties
  • Free repressed emotions
  • Deal with life’s puzzles and predicaments
  • Soothe the heart and create more loving relationships

H. H. Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil [EPUB]

H. H. Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil [EPUB]
H H Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil by Adam Selzer
2017 | EPUB | 8.0MB

America's first and most notorious serial killer and his diabolical killing spree during the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago.

H. H. Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil is the first truly comprehensive book examining the life and career of a murderer who has become one of America’s great supervillains. It reveals not only the true story but how the legend evolved, taking advantage of hundreds of primary sources that have never been examined before, including legal documents, letters, articles, and records that have been buried in archives for more than a century.

Though Holmes has become just as famous now as he was in 1895, a deep analysis of contemporary materials makes very clear how much of the story as we know came from reporters who were nowhere near the action, a dangerously unqualified new police chief, and, not least, lies invented by Holmes himself.

Selzer has unearthed tons of stunning new data about Holmes, weaving together turn-of-the-century America, the killer’s background, and the wild cast of characters who circulated in and about the famous “castle” building. This book will be the first truly accurate account of what really happened in Holmes’s castle of horror.

Exhaustively researched and painstakingly brought to life, H. H. Holmes will be an invaluable companion to the upcoming Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio movie about Holmes’s murder spree based on Erik Larson’s The Devil in the White City.

Fiery Ferments [EPUB]

Fiery Ferments [EPUB]
Fiery Ferments: 70 Stimulating Recipes for Hot Sauces, Spicy Chutneys, Kimchis with Kick, and Other Blazing Fermented Condiments by Kirsten K Shockey, Christopher Shockey
2017 | EPUB | 21.83MB

The authors of the best-selling Fermented Vegetables are back, and this time they’ve brought the heat with them. Whet your appetite with more than 60 recipes for hot sauces, mustards, pickles, chutneys, relishes, and kimchis from around the globe. Chiles take the spotlight, with recipes such as Thai Pepper Mint Cilantro Paste, Aleppo Za’atar Pomegranate Sauce, and Mango Plantain Habañero Ferment, but other traditional spices like horseradish, ginger, and peppercorns also make cameo appearances. Dozens of additional recipes for breakfast foods, snacks, entrées, and beverages highlight the many uses for hot ferments.

Theft by Finding: Diaries [Audiobook]

Theft by Finding: Diaries [Audiobook]
Theft by Finding: Diaries [Audiobook] by David Sedaris, read by the Author
2017 | M4B@64 kbps + EPUB | 13 hrs 52 mins | 371.7MB

One of the most anticipated books of 2017: New York Times Book Review, New York's Vulture, Bustle, and BookRiot.

From best-selling author David Sedaris, for the first time in print: selections from the diaries that are the source of his remarkable autobiographical essays.

For nearly four decades, David Sedaris has faithfully kept a diary in which he records his thoughts and observations on the odd and funny events he witnesses. Anyone who has attended a live Sedaris event knows that his diary readings are often among the most joyful parts of the evening. But never before have they been available in print. Now, in Theft by Finding, Sedaris brings us his favorite entries. From deeply poignant to laugh-out-loud funny, these selections reveal with new intimacy a man longtime fans only think they know. Tender, hilarious, illuminating, and endlessly captivating, Theft by Finding offers a rare look into the mind of one of our generation's greatest comic geniuses.

The Handbook of Drone Photography: A Complete Guide to the New Art of Do-It-Yourself Aerial Photography [EPUB]

The Handbook of Drone Photography: A Complete Guide to the New Art of Do-It-Yourself Aerial Photography [EPUB]
The Handbook of Drone Photography: A Complete Guide to the New Art of Do-It-Yourself Aerial Photography by Chase Guttman
2017 | EPUB | 92.11MB

Drones are the next frontier in photography. This cutting-edge technology, still unexplored by the masses, can bring visual artistry to new and exciting heights. The Handbook of Drone Photography will be the go-to manual for consumers wishing to harness the power of drones to capture stunning aerial photographs.

This book covers everything one needs to choose the right drone, to get airborne, and to capture and share incredible content. With easy and straightforward instruction, the text will familiarize readers with their craft and its controls. Readers will master drones' extraordinary image-capturing capabilities and review detailed photography tips that can bring their artistic vision to life. For the first time, aerial photography is open to everyone, and award-winning travel photographer Chase Guttman will guide readers' drone ventures from beginning to end. The Handbook of Drone Photography can help anyone break into this thrilling, high-potential space and launch their own lofty explorations today.

I'll Push You: A Journey of 500 Miles, Two Best Friends, and One Wheelchair [EPUB]

I'll Push You: A Journey of 500 Miles, Two Best Friends, and One Wheelchair [EPUB]
I'll Push You: A Journey of 500 Miles, Two Best Friends, and One Wheelchair by Patrick Gray, Justin Skeesuck
2017 | EPUB | 14.45MB

Two best friends, 500 miles, one wheelchair, and the challenge of a lifetime.

Friendship takes on new meaning in this true story of Justin and Patrick, born less than two days apart in the same hospital. Best friends their whole lives, they grew up together, went to school together, and were best man in each other’s weddings. When Justin was diagnosed with a neuromuscular disease that robbed him of the use of his arms and legs, Patrick was there, helping to feed and care for him in ways he’d never imagined. Determined to live life to the fullest, the friends refused to give into despair or let physical limitations control what was possible for Justin.

So when Justin heard about the Camino de Santiago, a 500-mile trek through Spain, he wondered aloud to Patrick whether the two of them could ever do it. Patrick’s immediate response was: “I’ll push you.”

I’ll Push You is the real-life story of this incredible journey. A travel adventure full of love, humor, and spiritual truth, it exemplifies what every friendship is meant to be and shows what it means to never find yourself alone. You’ll discover how love and faith can push past all limits―and make us the best versions of ourselves.

The Insulin Express: One Backpack, Five Continents, and the Diabetes Diagnosis That Changed Everything [EPUB]

The Insulin Express: One Backpack, Five Continents, and the Diabetes Diagnosis That Changed Everything [EPUB]
The Insulin Express: One Backpack, Five Continents, and the Diabetes Diagnosis That Changed Everything by Oren Liebermann
2017 | EPUB | 10.12MB

A travel memoir through thirty countries, a thousand insulin injections, and one man’s journey from despair to confidence. With tips and information from the American Diabetes Association.

In the middle of a yearlong backpacking trip around the world with his wife, Oren Liebermann is teaching English to young Buddhist monks in Pokhara, Nepal, when his body begins to fail him. He is constantly thirsty and exhausted, and by the time he steps on a scale, he has lost forty-five pounds. At a local clinic, a doctor gives him a diagnosis that will change his life forever: “I’m sorry to tell you, my friend, that you are a diabetic.”

Devastated, Liebermann is trapped in a freezing hospital room, trying to recover enough to fly home. His friends and family urge him to call off the rest of his trip. He had quit his job as a TV news reporter for this dream-come-true journey, but the nightmare diagnosis has thrown his world into disarray. However, Liebermann and his wife, Cassie, make a decision. They have an adventure to finish, and he has the rest of his life to live.

Bold, raw, and poignantly candid, The Insulin Express tells the story of what happens when the best-made travel plans are subject to the ever-present chaos of life, and how a major setback can turn into the opportunity of a lifetime. Despite struggling with a chronic disease that almost kills him in the Himalayas, Liebermann hikes along the Great Wall of China, conquers the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, and sips cobra whiskey in Laos. What begins as a travel chronicle across thirty countries transforms into a single journey of resilience and self-discovery—going from hopelessly lost and then wonderfully found.

The Vegan Air Fryer: The Healthier Way to Enjoy Deep-Fried Flavors [EPUB]

The Vegan Air Fryer: The Healthier Way to Enjoy Deep-Fried Flavors [EPUB]
The Vegan Air Fryer: The Healthier Way to Enjoy Deep-Fried Flavors by JL Fields
2017 | EPUB | 147.47MB

If you love fried foods, but don’t want the oil, added fat, and mess of frying, then you will want this cookbook. It shows you how to “air fry” your favorite fried foods with little or no cooking oil. JL Fields, author of Vegan Pressure Cooking, has done the research, development, and testing, so you can serve crispy French fries, eggrolls, and all kinds of fried food in minutes – without frying.

This amazing air-fryer appliance cookbook brings crunchy onion rings, vegetable tempura, and more to your table without making a mess or heating up your kitchen. Now you can eat delicious “fried” food, while staying healthy. Recipes include:

  • Jalapeño Poppers
  • Vegetable Dumplings
  • Potato Chips
  • Eggrolls
  • Mac ‘n’ Cheese Bites
  • Buffalo Cauliflower
  • Corndogs
  • Fried Chick’n
  • Fajitas
  • Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Air fryers, popular in Europe for years, have taken the U.S. by storm, and this is the first air-frying cookbook for plant-based diets. This amazing air-fryer appliance cookbook contains 80 recipes, bringing you crunchy onion rings, vegetable tempura, and more to your table without making a mess or heating up your kitchen. Now you can eat delicious “fried” food, while staying healthy.

Mexican Ice Cream: Beloved Recipes and Stories [EPUB]

Mexican Ice Cream: Beloved Recipes and Stories [EPUB]
Mexican Ice Cream: Beloved Recipes and Stories by Fany Gerson
2017 | EPUB | 88.16MB

A collection of 60+ flavor-packed recipes for ice creams and frozen treats rooted in Mexico's rich and revered ice cream traditions.

This new offering from the incredibly popular baker and sweets maker Fany Gerson, the powerhouse behind Brooklyn's La Newyorkina and Dough, showcases the incredibly diverse flavors of Mexican ice cream while exploring the cultural aspects of preparing and consuming ice cream in Mexico. Gerson uses unique ingredients to create exciting and fresh flavors like Red Prickly Pear Ice Cream, Oaxacan-style Lime Sorbet, Avocado-Chocolate Ice Cream, and Rice-Almond Ice Cream with Cinnamon. All recipes are created with the home cook in mind, and written in Fany's knowledgeable but accessible voice. Mexican Ice Cream features vibrant location photography and captures the authentic Mexican heladerias that Gerson has been visiting for decades. For anyone looking to up their summer ice cream game, this is the book.

Healing Tonics, Juices, and Smoothies: 100+ Elixirs to Nurture Body and Soul [EPUB]

Healing Tonics, Juices, and Smoothies: 100+ Elixirs to Nurture Body and Soul [EPUB]
Healing Tonics, Juices, and Smoothies: 100+ Elixirs to Nurture Body and Soul by Jessica Jean Weston
2017 | EPUB | 37.19MB

Brought to you by Jessica Jean Weston, Holistic Health Coach and Owner/Executive Chef of Superfresh! Organic Café, Healing Tonics, Juices, and Smoothies provides readers with simple recipes that debunk the fanciful mystery of adaptogens, herbs, superfoods, and fermentation for everyday enjoyment, while still dressing to impress all those who happen to grace your kitchen space. With several staple drinks for day-to-day consumption, medicinal shots for prevention and seasonal wellness, and fermented concoctions for an extra special probiotic-rich kick, there’s something for all forms of hydration!

As an extra bonus, Weston has included three of her favorite cleanses for detoxing and hitting a reset button during seasonal and major life transitions:

  • Juice cleanse
  • Raw cleanse
  • Ayurvedic-inspired cleanse

Along with the recipes, you’ll find full-color photographs of the drinks, details on the superfoods that are used to make them, and a comprehensive food glossary.

The Bloody Mary Book: Reinventing a Classic Cocktail [EPUB]

The Bloody Mary Book: Reinventing a Classic Cocktail [EPUB]
The Bloody Mary Book: Reinventing a Classic Cocktail by Ellen Brown
2017 | EPUB | 48.94MB

The stalwart cocktail classic has been around for almost a century and continues to be the go-to drink for weekend brunches, parties, and game-day tailgating. The Bloody Mary Book features 65 new and innovative recipes to surprise any party guest.

A basic Bloody Mary requires no more skill than simply pouring, but this book makes use of all possible flavors, different liquors, and a rainbow of garnishes that can be purely decorative or practically serve as a main course. The drinks are a dizzying array of creativity, from the Vegan Mary, which is packed with umami, to a Middle Eastern Mary, adding cumin, coriander and harissa for an extra bit of spice, as well as a Gazpacho Mary, pureed with onion, garlic, peppers and cucumber to yield a veritable meal in a glass. The bar food complements the beverages nicely, with Scotch Eggs, Tuna Poke with Mango and Avocado, Smoked Salmon Spread, and Spiced Mixed Nuts, and the garnishes start with homemade Dilly Beans and pickles and ramp up to Beef Jerky and even Ceviche! Whatever your fancy, the Bloody Mary is the perfect weekend drink.

The Lost Kitchen: Recipes and a Good Life Found in Freedom, Maine [EPUB]

The Lost Kitchen: Recipes and a Good Life Found in Freedom, Maine [EPUB]
The Lost Kitchen: Recipes and a Good Life Found in Freedom, Maine by Erin French
2017 | EPUB | 148.63MB

An evocative, gorgeous four-season look at cooking in Maine, with 100 recipes

No one can bring small-town America to life better than a native. Erin French grew up in Freedom, Maine (population 719), helping her father at the griddle in his diner. An entirely self-taught cook who used cookbooks to form her culinary education, she now helms her restaurant, The Lost Kitchen, in a historic mill in the same town, creating meals that draw locals and visitors from around the world to a dining room that feels like an extension of her home kitchen. The food has been called “brilliant in its simplicity and honesty” by Food & Wine, and it is exactly this pure approach that makes Erin’s cooking so appealing—and so easy to embrace at home.

Kitchen Intuition : Reawaken Your Creativity, Engage All Your Senses, and Have More Fun Cooking [EPUB]

Kitchen Intuition : Reawaken Your Creativity, Engage All Your Senses, and Have More Fun Cooking [EPUB]
Kitchen Intuition : Reawaken Your Creativity, Engage All Your Senses, and Have More Fun Cooking by Devyn Sisson
2017 | EPUB | 54.92MB

At times, even with a stack of great cookbooks and a folder of magazine clippings on the shelf, it’s hard to get your creative juices flowing in the kitchen. Here, for the first time, is a book dedicated to awakening your inner master chef and helping you become adventurous, creative, and empowered in the kitchen: Kitchen Intuition. Devyn Sisson, daughter of Primal Blueprint author Mark Sisson, has prepared this unique book that takes you beyond the logistics of good cooking and into the realm of intuition—cultivating a harmonious connection between mind, body, and food.

Sisson, a self-taught chef and self-declared foodie extraordinaire, teaches you how to cultivate a mindful approach to eating—getting acquainted with your body’s nutritional needs, your palate’s likes and dislikes, and the emotional elements that shape your cravings and deep satisfactions with meals. Sisson elegantly chronicles her personal journey of healing her body through healthful eating, and how you can build health, confidence, and self-esteem from intuitive cooking that transfers into all other areas of life.

Unscripted: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Entrepreneurship [Audiobook]

Unscripted: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Entrepreneurship [Audiobook]
Unscripted: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Entrepreneurship [Audiobook] by MJ DeMarco, read by Scott Thomas
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + Companion PDF | 17 hrs 33 mins | 486.15MB

You live in your dream house, but there's no mortgage. No alarm clock, no boss, no bills. No claims on the day's time other than what you choose. It is making more money before breakfast than you made for an entire week at your last job. It is a crazy expensive car parked in your garage, a victorious symbol that your dreams no longer sleep in fantasies, but are awake with reality.

Make no mistake, this life exists. I know, because it has been mine for nearly 20 years. And in a few short years, it can be yours as well. Better, you won't need five tedious decades of thankless jobs, buzz killing frugality, and patient investing with our trusted friends on Wall Street.

Unfortunately, you have been scripted to believe that such a life is out of your reach, or only possible for a certain type of person. Someone with a certain college degree, a certain amount of VC funding, or a certain contact list of connected friends from Stanford. I am here to tell you, that none of it is true.

While I have been entrepreneur most of my life, I am no one special. You won't read about me over at Tech Crunch or in some Silicon Valley newsletter. While I have been an Internet entrepreneur since the old "you've got mail" AOL days, I have never been funded by venture capitalists, I have never had a payroll with more than five people on it, and I have never studied computer science at school.

Despite this, I am able to create profitable businesses that create the type of unscripted life described above.

The Supply Chain Revolution: Innovative Sourcing and Logistics for a Fiercely Competitive World [Audiobook]

The Supply Chain Revolution: Innovative Sourcing and Logistics for a Fiercely Competitive World [Audiobook]
The Supply Chain Revolution: Innovative Sourcing and Logistics for a Fiercely Competitive World [Audiobook] by Suman Sarkar, read by Christopher Lane
2017 | MP3@64 kbps | 5 hrs 32 mins | 152.22MB

When CEOs think about the supply chain, it's usually to cut costs. But the smartest leaders see supply chain and sourcing for what they can be: hidden tools for outperforming the competition. Steve Jobs, upon returning to Apple in 1997, focused on transforming the supply chain. He hired Tim Cook - and the company sped up the development of new products, getting them into consumers' hands faster. The rest is history.

Across a range of industries, once-leading companies are in trouble: Walmart, IBM, Pfizer, HP, and The Gap to name a few. But others thrive. While competitors were shutting stores, Zara's highly responsive supply chain made it the most valued company in the retail space and its founder, the richest man in Europe. The success of TJX, Amazon, Starbucks, and Airbus, is fueled by supply chain and sourcing. Showcasing real solutions, The Supply Chain Revolution will:

  • Improve customer satisfaction and increase revenue
  • Make alliances more successful
  • Simplify and debottleneck the supply chain
  • Boost retail success by managing store investment
  • Drive excellence

Technology is disrupting business models. Strategies must change. The Supply Chain Revolution flips conventional thinking and offers a powerful way for companies to compete in challenging times.

Boosting Your Emotional Intelligence [TTC Audio]

Boosting Your Emotional Intelligence [TTC Audio]
Boosting Your Emotional Intelligence [TTC Audio] by Professor Jason M Satterfield
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + PDF Guidebook | 12 hrs 40 mins | 394.95MB

We have all had experiences with people that prove that those with the highest IQs are not always the most successful. What could these very smart people be missing? Chances are it's emotional intelligence (EQ) - the ability to perceive, understand, and manage emotions in ourselves and others.

Sounds very powerful, doesn't it? Could we really manage our own emotions, as opposed to having our emotions run the show? Could we really effect change in the emotions of our coworkers or family members? The answer to all these questions is a resounding "yes".

Whether or not you understand your emotions and their resultant behaviors, they leave their impacts like footprints - for better or worse - all over the situations and people with whom you interact throughout your life, as well as affecting your cognition, decision-making, and physical body. And while some aspects of your EQ are inherited, the vast majority of EQ skills can be acquired at any age. In Boosting Your Emotional Intelligence, Dr. Jason Satterfield shares how to identify and regulate your own emotions, how to manage emotions in others, a step-by-step process for building your own interactive Skills Tracker to improve your personal EQ, and where to find numerous resources to improve your EQ as an ongoing, unlimited learning experience.

With the tools and skills you gather from this exciting course, you will be able to improve your emotional intelligence now and throughout your life - using your emotions as you want, to help you reach your own personal goals.