Dying for a Paycheck: How Modern Management Harms Employee Health and Company Performance and What We Can Do About It [Audiobook]
05 April 2018, 21:31
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 7 hrs 28 mins | 205.32MB
You don't have to do a dangerous job to endure a health-destroying, possibly life-threatening workplace.
Just ask the manager in a senior finance role whose immense workload required frequent all-nighters, leading to alcohol and drug addiction. Or the dedicated news media producer whose commitment to getting the story resulted in a 60-pound weight gain thanks to having no down time to eat properly or exercise. These individuals are not exceptions.
Every industry is filled with them, and the costs, to both employees and their companies, is enormous.
In Dying for a Paycheck, Jeffrey Pfeffer reveals that the management practices that literally sicken and sometimes kill employees do not enhance productivity or the bottom line. Instead, they diminish employee engagement, increase turnover, reduce job performance, and drive up health costs.
Offering guidance and practical solutions for enhancing workplace wellbeing, Dying for a Paycheck is a clarion call for a social movement focused on human sustainability.
The Economist Audio Edition [April 7, 2018]
05 April 2018, 20:57
MP3@48 kbps + EPUB + AZW3 | 167.23MB
Solving Murder: How to curb killing in the emerging world's cities
- Mind the gender pay gap
- Get ready for Trump's trade war
- Tesla's pile-up of woes
- Japan's sex trade: more kinky, less carnal
- Chinese Airlines: Dragons fly - now boarding
- U.S.: Segregation -- coming apart
- U.S.: The media - Out-Foxed (by Sinclair Broadcasting Group)
The Economist Audio Edition [March 31, 2018]
05 April 2018, 20:55
MP3@48 kbps + EPUB + AZW3 | 187.87MB
AI-spy: The workplace of the future
- How Brexit threatens Northern Ireland
- Trump and trade: the danger of the deal
- Iraq, on the right track at last
- China and North Korea: More conviviality than clarity
- Ad agencies: Mad men adrift
- If bees could talk
A SPECIAL REPORT on ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN THE WORKPLACE
Before You Know It: The Unconscious Reasons We Do What We Do [EPUB]
05 April 2018, 12:10
2017 | EPUB | 2.57MB
Dr. John Bargh, the world’s leading expert on the unconscious mind, presents a groundbreaking book, twenty years in the making, which gives us an entirely new understanding of the hidden mental processes that secretly govern every aspect of our behavior.
For more than three decades, Dr. John Bargh has been responsible for the revolutionary research into the unconscious mind, research that informed bestsellers like Blink and Thinking Fast and Slow. Now, in what Dr. John Gottman said “will be the most important and exciting book in psychology that has been written in the past twenty years,” Dr. Bargh takes us on an entertaining and enlightening tour of the forces that affect everyday behavior while transforming our understanding of ourselves in profound ways.
Telling personal anecdotes with infectious enthusiasm and disclosing startling and delightful discoveries, Dr. Bargh takes the reader into his labs at New York University and Yale where he and his colleagues have discovered how the unconscious guides our behavior, goals, and motivations in areas like race relations, parenting, business, consumer behavior, and addiction. He reveals what science now knows about the pervasive influence of the unconscious mind in who we choose to date or vote for, what we buy, where we live, how we perform on tests and in job interviews, and much more. Because the unconscious works in ways we are completely unaware of, Before You Know It is full of surprising and entertaining revelations as well as tricks to help you remember to-do items, shop smarter, and sleep better.
Destined to be a bestseller, Before You Know It is an intimate introduction to a fabulous world only recently discovered, the world that exists below the surface of your awareness and yet is the key to knowing yourself and unlocking new ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving.
Prime Movers: From Pericles to Ghandi: Twelve Great Political Thinkers and What’s Wrong with Each of Them [EPUB]
05 April 2018, 11:22
2018 | EPUB | 40.05MB
Ferdinand Mount has been fascinated by the great thinkers and politicians who have shaped human history over the past two millennia
In this fascinating, and provocative book, he examines the proposals for a political theory from a number of widely different historical figures. Twelve key people, from the great orator and statesman of Ancient Greece (Pericles) to the inspiration of the founding of the state of Pakistan (Muhammad Iqbal) we take a colourful and rip-roaring journey through the historical figures who have both inspired and provoked Mount in equal measure.
The lives of men such as Jesus Christ, Rousseau, Adam Smith, Edmund Burke, and Thomas Jefferson are discussed and comparisons are drawn between the various approaches each figure promoted in their works – whether philosophical, or political theories.
For those wishing to be guided by Mount’s choices and be swept along by his brilliantly erudite prose, this will be a particular enjoyable read. Lots of colour, humour and passion governed all these people careers and Mount brings them to life like no one else can.
The Astrology of You and Me: How to Understand and Improve Every Relationship in Your Life [EPUB]
05 April 2018, 11:20
2018 | EPUB | 15.67MB
This astrological relationship guide is indispensable for dealing with everyone from friends and family to bosses and coworkers.
Steer your life by the stars and make every interpersonal relationship in your life shine. This beautifully-designed handbook will teach you to bring energy to your relationships and divine the true nature of personalities using the power of astrology. Do you know how to live peacefully with a Taurus? Discuss money issues with a Cancer? Improve your sex life with a Scorpio? With chapters arranged by astrological sign, The Astrology of You and Me will give you help and guidance for every star-crossed situation imaginable and features beautiful astrology-inspired illustrations throughout.
The Clitoral Truth, 2nd Edition [EPUB]
05 April 2018, 11:18
2018 | EPUB | 12.24MB
Dismissed and misunderstood for hundreds of years, the clitoris is the one part of the female body whose sole purpose is pleasure. The truth is out there, and internationally celebrated sex educator Rebecca Chalker has something to say about it. In The Clitoral Truth, Chalker offers the only mainstream, in-depth exploration devoted solely to women's genital anatomy and sexual response.
For more than 2,500 years, the clitoris and the penis were presumed to be equivalent in all respects. After the eighteenth century, however, this knowledge was gradually suppressed and forgotten, and the definition of the clitoris as an extensive organ system all but disappeared. During Chalker's tenure as a member of the Federation of Feminist Women's Health Centers, the group helped further the study of the clitoris to unprecedented anatomic precision.
The Clitoral Truth investigates every aspect of this magnificent organ to see how its many parts work together to produce orgasms. The Clitoral Truth also delves into the feminist and sexologist controversy over female ejaculation and surveys the numerous ways that women have begun to transform the deeply entrenched male-centered model of sexuality to redefine their sexuality to emphasize full-body pleasure.
Female readers—straight, lesbian, and bisexual—will learn new routes to sexual pleasure and new ways to enhance their sexual response. Male readers will discover a world they never dreamed of. Here are vivid personal accounts, a savvy, in-depth survey of female sexuality resources, and the bold and explicit illustrations of San Francisco artist Fish. For people who want to expand their sexual horizons: discover The Clitoral Truth.
The Hope Circuit: A Psychologist's Journey from Helplessness to Optimism [EPUB]
05 April 2018, 11:17
2018 | EPUB | 52.23MB
One of the most influential living psychologists looks at the history of his life and discipline, and paints a much brighter future for everyone.
When Martin E. P. Seligman first encountered psychology in the 1960s, the field was devoted to eliminating misery: it was the science of how past trauma creates present symptoms. Today, thanks in large part to Seligman's Positive Psychology movement, it is ever more focused not on what cripples life, but on what makes life worth living--with profound consequences for our mental health.
In this wise and eloquent memoir, spanning the most transformative years in the history of modern psychology, Seligman recounts how he learned to study optimism--including a life-changing conversation with his five-year-old daughter. He tells the human stories behind some of his major findings, like CAVE, an analytical tool that predicts election outcomes (with shocking accuracy) based on the language used in campaign speeches, the international spread of Positive Education, the launch of the US Army's huge resilience program, and the canonical studies that birthed the theory of learned helplessness--which he now reveals was incorrect. And he writes at length for the first time about his own battles with depression at a young age.
In The Hope Circuit, Seligman makes a compelling and deeply personal case for the importance of virtues like hope, gratitude, and wisdom for our mental health. You will walk away from this book not just educated but deeply enriched.
Geek Ink: The World's Smartest Tattoos for Rebels, Nerds, Scientists, and Intellectuals [EPUB]
05 April 2018, 11:16
2018 | EPUB | 40.47MB
Exhibiting cutting-edge designs from the most sought-after and acclaimed contemporary tattoo artists worldwide, Geek Ink presents magnificent ideas for tattoos on themes from science fiction and fantasy, as well as a wide range of topics across science, mathematics, literature, and philosophy.
With commentary from creators of the Inkstinct project--which connects people with the finest tattoo art from 380,000 studios worldwide and has an Instagram fan base of more than 1 million--as well as interviews with world-renowned masters like Eva Krbdk (460K followers), David Cote (232K followers), and Thomas Eckeard (169K followers), this is the definitive tattoo inspiration sourcebook for hipsters, bookworms, scientists, academics, engineers, and, of course, geeks!
Coffee Isn't Rocket Science: A Quick and Easy Guide to Buying, Brewing, Serving, Roasting, and Tasting Coffee [EPUB]
05 April 2018, 11:14
2018 | EPUB | 65.62MB
This fully-illustrated, highly-informative, and fun primer presents a whole new way to know and enjoy any type of coffee. In the same format as the highly-praised Wine Isn't Rocket Science.
Rocket science is complicated, coffee doesn't have to be! With information presented in an easy, illustrated style, and chock-full of the fool-proof and reliable knowledge of a seasoned barista, COFFEE ISN'T ROCKET SCIENCE is the guide you always wished existed. From how coffee beans are grown, harvested and turned into coffee, the history and flavor profiles of beans from every country, making pour-overs, cold brew, and latte art, and the cultural practices of drinking coffee around the world, this book explains it all in the simplest way possible. All information is illustrated in charming and informative four-color drawings that explain concepts at a glance.
High Vibrational Beauty: Recipes and Rituals for Radical Self Care [EPUB]
05 April 2018, 11:13
2018 | EPUB | 133.67MB
Beauty is Wellness. Wellness is Beauty.
Kerrilynn Pamer and Cindy DiPrima Morisse, founders of CAP Beauty, the all natural beauty site and store with a cult following, want to share their deep knowledge of the benefits of natural beauty, foods, and mindfulness techniques with you. Natural beauty is about making choices that create true radiance from the foods we eat to the way we move to how we care for ourselves and our planet.
You've already purified your meals, workouts, and bodies by returning to clean naturals. Now it's time to align your beauty routine with the other wellness practices you follow. What we put on our skin is easily as important as what we put in our mouths. But natural beauty is about much more than just products. Through routines, recipes, and rituals, High Vibrational Beauty addresses beauty from the inside out and vibrancy from the outside in.
Divided into seasons and focused on self-care and rejuvenation, High Vibrational Beauty combines mantras, meditations, natural skin-care regimens, and over 100 plant-based recipes to help everyone achieve radical radiance. This is the only guidebook you need to create true and lasting beauty for the mind, body, and soul.
How to Accessorize: A Perfect Finish to Every Outfit [EPUB]
05 April 2018, 11:11
2018 | EPUB | 15.7MB
Micaela Erlanger has dressed and accessorized many celebrities for the red carpet, now she's sharing her hottest fashion tips for finishing any outfit with you. It's chock-full of tips on what you really want to know: Do your bag and shoes need to match? Can you mix metals? What’s the most flattering way to tie a scarf? Whether you’re dressing for your birthday party, date night, a job interview, or just a trip to the supermarket, this book will help you look—and feel—confident and chic. You don’t need a red carpet budget to benefit from her advice. You’ll learn:
- The Sunnies Algorithm: Identify your face shape and the perfect sunglasses for you.
- A Flick of the Wrist: Learn to layer cuffs, bangles, chain bracelets, and charms.
- Your Accessory Recipe: Avoid overaccessorizing in a few simple steps.
- Steady Incline: How to choose a heel you can walk in.
- Make It Up: Select a statement lip or a smoky eye.
- The Rules of Seasonality: Know which fabrics work for which seasons, and which ones work all year round.
Zero Waste: Simple Life Hacks to Drastically Reduce Your Trash [EPUB]
05 April 2018, 11:10
2018 | EPUB | 13.48MB
Easy and Effective Strategies to Jumpstart a Sustainable, Waste-Free Lifestyle
We have a worldwide trash epidemic. The average American disposes of 4.4 pounds of garbage per day, and our landfills hold 254 million tons of waste.
What if there were a simple―and fun―way for you to make a difference? What if you could take charge of your own waste, reduce your carbon footprint, and make an individual impact on an already fragile environment?
A zero waste lifestyle is the answer―and Shia Su is living it. Every single piece of unrecyclable garbage Shia has produced in one year fits into a mason jar―and if it seems overwhelming, it isn’t! In Zero Waste, Shia demystifies and simplifies the zero waste lifestyle for the beginner, sharing practical advice, quick solutions, and tips and tricks that will make trash-free living fun and meaningful. Learn how to:
- Build your own zero waste kit
- Prepare real food―the lazy way
- Make your own DIY household cleaners and toiletries
- Be zero waste even in the bathroom!
- And more!
Be part of the solution! Implement these small changes at your own pace, and restructure your life to one of sustainable living for your community, your health, and the earth that sustains you.
Our 50-State Border Crisis: How the Mexican Border Fuels the Drug Epidemic Across America [EPUB]
05 April 2018, 11:08
2018 | EPUB | 51.77MB
From one of America's most prominent philanthropists, an eye-opening, myth-busting new perspective on the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Howard G. Buffett has seen first-hand the devastating impact of cheap Mexican heroin and other opiate cocktails across America. Fueled by failing border policies and lawlessness in Mexico and Central America, drugs are pouring over the nation's southern border in record quantities, turning Americans into addicts and migrants into drug mules--and killing us in record numbers.
Politicians talk about a border crisis and an opioid crisis as separate issues. To Buffett, a landowner on the U.S. border with Mexico and now a sheriff in Illinois, these are intimately connected. Ineffective border policies not only put residents in border states like Texas and Arizona in harm's way, they put American lives in states like Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Vermont at risk.
Mexican cartels have grown astonishingly powerful by exploiting both the gaps in our border security strategy and the desperation of migrants--all while profiting enormously off America's growing addiction to drugs. The solution isn't a wall. In this groundbreaking book, Buffett outlines a realistic, effective, and bi-partisan approach to fighting cartels, strengthening our national security, and tackling the roots of the chaos below the border.
The Rideshare Guide: Everything You Need to Know about Driving for Uber, Lyft, and Other Ridesharing Companies [EPUB]
05 April 2018, 11:06
2018 | EPUB | 2.51MB
An industry leader's guide to making Lyft and Uber work for you.
In less than five years, ridesharing has grown from nonexistence into a billion dollar industry. Uber now has two million drivers in the United States, Lyft has seven hundred thousand, and both show no signs of slowing down. Despite the large number of drivers, Uber and Lyft provide little in the way of help for new drivers, who complain that there is a lack of guidance when starting out.
Harry Campbell, founder and director of The Rideshare Guy blog and podcast and a driver himself, can help. The Rideshare Guide offers a comprehensive and engaging handbook for current and prospective rideshare drivers. Learn how to:
- Decide between Uber and Lyft
- Maximize passengers and profits
- Maintain a five-star rating
- Keep safe and interact appropriately with passengers
- Navigate legal matters and tax codes
Campbell explains these and much more, also including funny, shocking, and bizarre tales from the road. Whether you are thinking about becoming a driver or a veteran wondering about UberPool and tax help, The Rideshare Guide by the Rideshare Guy has the answers.
Inseparable: The Original Siamese Twins and Their Rendezvous with American History [EPUB]
05 April 2018, 11:04
2018 | EPUB | 15.31MB
With wry humor, Shakespearean profundity, and trenchant insight, Yunte Huang brings to life the story of America’s most famous nineteenth-century Siamese twins.
Nearly a decade after his triumphant Charlie Chan biography, Yunte Huang returns with this long-awaited portrait of Chang and Eng Bunker (1811–1874), twins conjoined at the sternum by a band of cartilage and a fused liver, who were “discovered” in Siam by a British merchant in 1824. Bringing an Asian American perspective to this almost implausible story, Huang depicts the twins, arriving in Boston in 1829, first as museum exhibits but later as financially savvy showmen who gained their freedom and traveled the backroads of rural America to bring “entertainment” to the Jacksonian mobs.
Their rise from subhuman, freak-show celebrities to rich southern gentry; their marriage to two white sisters, resulting in twenty-one children; and their owning of slaves, is here not just another sensational biography but a Hawthorne-like excavation of America’s historical penchant for finding feast in the abnormal, for tyrannizing the “other”—a tradition that, as Huang reveals, becomes inseparable from American history itself.
Fight Like a Girl: The Truth Behind How Female Marines Are Trained [EPUB]
05 April 2018, 11:02
2018 | EPUB | 1.21MB
One woman's professional battle against systemic gender bias in the Marines and the lessons it holds for all of us.
The Marine Corps continues to be the only service where men and women train separately in boot camp or basic training. This segregation negatively affects interaction with male marines later on, and, lower expectations of female recruits are actively maintained and encouraged. But Lieutenant Colonel Kate Germano arrived at the Fourth Recruit Training Battalion at Parris Island--which exclusively trains female recruits--convinced that if she expected more of the women just coming into Corps, she could raise historically low standards for female performance and make women better Marines. And, after one year, shooting qualifications of the women under her command equaled those of men, injuries had decreased, and unit morale had noticeably improved.
Then the Marines fired her.
This is the story of Germano's struggle to achieve equality of performance and opportunity for female Marines against an entrenched male-dominated status quo. It is also a universal tale of the effects of systemic gender bias. Germano charges that the men above her in the chain of command were too invested in perpetuating the subordinate role of women in the Corps to allow her to prove that the female Marine can be equal to her male counterpart. She notes that the Marine Corps' $35-million gender-integration study, which shows that all-male squads perform at a higher level than mixed male-female squads, flies in the face of the results she demonstrated with the all-female Fourth Battalion and raises questions about the Marine Corps' willingness to let women succeed.
At a time when women are fighting sexism and systemic bias in many sectors of society, Germano's experience has wide-ranging implications and lessons--not just for the military but also for corporate America, the labor force, education, and government.
Tough Mothers: Amazing Stories of History’s Mightiest Matriarchs [EPUB]
05 April 2018, 11:00
2018 | EPUB | 87.3MB
The author of Rejected Princesses returns with an inspiring, fully illustrated guide that brings together the fiercest mothers in history—real life matriarchs who gave everything to protect all they loved.
Mothers possess the "maternal instinct"—an innate fierceness that drives them to nurture, safeguard, fight, and sacrifice for the most important things that matter to them. For some mothers, it’s their children. For others, it’s artistic expression, invention, social cause, or even a nation that they helped to birth. In Tough Mothers, Jason Porath brings his wisdom and wit to bear on fifty fascinating matriarchs.
In concise, deeply researched vignettes, accompanied by charming illustrations, Porath illuminates these fearsome women, explores their lives, and pays tribute to their accomplishments. Here are famous women as well as lesser known figures from around the globe who have left their indelible mark as they changed the course of history, including:
- The Mother Who Sued to Save Her Children from Slavery—Sojourner Truth
- The Mother of Rock n’ Roll—Sister Rosetta Tharpe
- The Mother of Holocaust Children—Irena Sendler
- The Mothers of The Dominican Republic—The Mirabal Sisters
- The Mother of Yemen’s Golden Age—Arwa al-Sulayhi
A celebration of motherhood and female achievement, Tough Mothers reminds us of the power of women to transform our lives and our world.
MrExcel LIVe: The 54 Greatest Excel Tips of All Time [EPUB]
05 April 2018, 10:59
2018 | EPUB | 16.57MB
The 54 essential tips that all Excel users need to know. MrExcel LIVe provides users with a concise book that can be absorbed in under an hour. Includes a section with keyboard shortcuts. Anyone who uses Excel will be able to turn to any page and pick up tips that will save them hours of work.
To Dare More Boldly: The Audacious Story of Political Risk [EPUB]
05 April 2018, 04:51
2018 | EPUB | 1.66MB
Ten lessons from history on the dos and don’ts of analyzing political risk
Our baffling new multipolar world grows ever more complex, desperately calling for new ways of thinking, particularly when it comes to political risk. To Dare More Boldly provides those ways, telling the story of the rise of political risk analysis, both as a discipline and a lucrative high-stakes industry that guides the strategic decisions of corporations and governments around the world. It assesses why recent predictions have gone so wrong and boldly puts forward ten analytical commandments that can stand the test of time.
Written by one of the field's leading practitioners, this incisive book derives these indelible rules of the game from a wide-ranging and entertaining survey of world history. John Hulsman looks at examples as seemingly unconnected as the ancient Greeks and Romans, the Third Crusade, the Italian Renaissance, America's founders, Napoleon, the Battle of Gettysburg, the British Empire, the Kaiser's Germany, the breakup of the Beatles, Charles Manson, and Deng Xiaoping's China. Hulsman makes sense of yesterday's world, and in doing so provides an invaluable conceptual tool kit for navigating today's.
To Dare More Boldly creatively explains why political risk analysis is vital for business and political leaders alike, and authoritatively establishes the analytical rules of thumb that practitioners need to do it effectively.