Dr. Berg's New Body Type Guide: Get Healthy Lose Weight & Feel Great [EPUB]

Dr. Berg's New Body Type Guide: Get Healthy Lose Weight & Feel Great [EPUB]
Dr. Berg's New Body Type Guide: Get Healthy Lose Weight & Feel Great by Eric Berg Alexandria
2017 | EPUB | 42.29MB

This book is NOT about losing weight to get healthy; it’s about getting healthy to lose weight.

Dr. Berg has updated his best-selling book, The 7 Principles of Fat Burning into a New Body Type Guide. With new chapters on powerful new strategies, you’ll get the latest updates on what works. This easy-to-implement plan and a clearer method to tailor-make your eating to your body type!

Dr. Berg guides you as to what “getting healthy” really means. Weight loss is just one of the many health factors. A healthy body also has tons of energy, high stress tolerance, and can sleep peacefully through the night and get out of bed refreshed. Healthy bodies can digest their food and feel satisfied without any cravings. A healthy body has flexible joints, relaxed muscles and no inflammation.

Dr. Berg’s New Body Type Guide teaches you how to eat, how to exercise and what nutrients to take – as well as anti-stress techniques to extract all your old body stress.

You do not need another fad diet with false promises of losing 15 pounds per week. However, you DO need an effective and proven plan that addresses the very core of your weight “symptom.” The truth is that you do not have a weight problem but a health deficiency! Dr. Berg’s New Body Type Guide will help you create amazing health so your body can let go of that extra weight in the healthiest way possible. This way your body will look beautiful as the weight comes off and stays off.

The Importance of Being Funny: Why We Need More Jokes in Our Lives [EPUB]

The Importance of Being Funny: Why We Need More Jokes in Our Lives [EPUB]
The Importance of Being Funny: Why We Need More Jokes in Our Lives by Al Gini
2017 | EPUB | 1.73MB

When E. B. White said “analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog; few people are interested and the frog dies,” he hadn’t seen Al Gini’s hilarious, incisive, and informative take on jokes, joke-telling, and the jokers who tell jokes. For Gini, humor is more than just foolish fun: it serves as a safety valve for dealing with reality that gives us the courage to endure that which we cannot understand or avoid.

Not everyone tells jokes. Not everyone gets a joke, even a good one. But, Gini argues, joke-telling can act as both a sword and a shield to defend us from reality. As the late, great stand-up comic Joan Rivers put it: ‘If you can laugh at it, you can live with it!’ This book is for anyone who enjoys a good laugh, but also wants to know why.

Service Leadership: How Having a Calling Makes the Workplace More Effective [EPUB]

Service Leadership: How Having a Calling Makes the Workplace More Effective [EPUB]
Service Leadership: How Having a Calling Makes the Workplace More Effective by Theodore Malloch
2018 | EPUB | 2.87MB

What will motivate an organization’s employees to be fully engaged in the corporate purpose? How can a company be more supportive of each individual’s pursuit of workplace meaning? Service Leadership answers these questions and more.

“Service leadership” is the recognition and cultivation of the varied interests and beliefs of employees on their quest for purpose at work. An organization will not get the most out of its staff unless it respects each individual’s framework for the pursuit of meaning, which is often done in the context of spirituality and religion. Service leadership takes many forms and is not the same for everyone. People can and want to learn how to become service leaders.

Service Leadership shows how these ideas can be implemented through a detailed framework. Extensive research confirms that organizations that do not address the existing core belief systems of employees will be disadvantaged in the marketplace. Interviews with top executives at organizations like Whole Foods, Facebook, Gloria Jean’s Coffee, and Costco shed light on how both companies and employees can utilize service leadership to find and keep meaning in the workplace, improving both job happiness and performance.

Rock Monster: My Life with Joe Walsh [EPUB]

Rock Monster: My Life with Joe Walsh [EPUB]
Rock Monster: My Life with Joe Walsh by Kristin Casey
2018 | EPUB | 35.73MB

Far from bitter or self-pitying, Rock Monster is an honest account of one woman's life-changing experience in a relationship with rock legend Joe Walsh. At once envious, glamorous, debauched and disturbing, it's her long and winding journey from life in the fast lane to sobriety and redemption.

Set in the late-eighties and nineties, these are some of Walsh's darkest years, from spiraling addiction to a stunning comeback with the Eagles' Hell Freezes Over tour. Loaded with true stories never before heard, Rock Monster is essential reading for classic rock fans and anyone touched by addiction. Kristin Casey pulls no punches, sharing gritty details with self-awareness, humor, and affection. Sharply written, bold and incisive, it's the worldly-wise tome only an ex-addict, ex-stripper, and ex-rock-chick could give us.

In the tradition of women-in-rock survivor tales―think Marianne Faithful, Crystal Zevon, Jo Wood et al.―Kristin Casey pulls a veil on the enduring myth of the lifestyle's glamorous decadence. Rock Monster is a sexy, crazy, cautionary tale of two addicts in love without a single relationship skill.

Elementary Gunsmithing: A Manual of Instruction for Amateurs in the Alteration and Repair of Firearms [EPUB]

Elementary Gunsmithing: A Manual of Instruction for Amateurs in the Alteration and Repair of Firearms [EPUB]
Elementary Gunsmithing: A Manual of Instruction for Amateurs in the Alteration and Repair of Firearms by Perry D Frazer
2015 | EPUB | 6.23MB

A beginner’s guide to the ins and outs of guncraftsmanship from a professional gunsmith.

When it was first published in 1938, Elementary Gunsmithing was one of the few books of the time to address an amateur audience, among more advanced titles. With clear, engaging, and instructional prose, Frazer takes beginner firearm interest to the next level by talking the reader through the fundamentals of gunsmithing, such as what tools are necessary for the craft, how to solder and mount parts, and even how to conduct a fledgling gunsmithing business. He specifically addresses the “young man who likes working at the bench,” and similarly the book reflects the spirit of innovation, resourcefulness, and do-it-yourself work.

While the book may not cover contemporary firearms, it offers a grandfatherly, old-school instructional vibe with accurate information about guns up to the 1940s. Frazer focuses on gunsmithing with ordinary hand tools at the work bench, rather than complicated machinery. These helpful tips and information, which are still applicable today, make Elementary Gunsmithing a useful, classic, and historically significant reference for both amateurs and budding gunsmithers keen on building a full-time business.

The Story of the Earth in 25 Rocks: Tales of Important Geological Puzzles and the People Who Solved Them [EPUB]

The Story of the Earth in 25 Rocks: Tales of Important Geological Puzzles and the People Who Solved Them [EPUB]
The Story of the Earth in 25 Rocks: Tales of Important Geological Puzzles and the People Who Solved Them by Donald R Prothero
2018 | EPUB + PDF | 43.09/123.32MB

Every rock is a tangible trace of the earth’s past. In The Story of the Earth in 25 Rocks, Donald R. Prothero tells the fascinating stories behind the discoveries that shook the foundations of geology. In twenty-five chapters—each about a particular rock, outcrop, or geologic phenomenon—Prothero recounts the scientific detective work that took us from the unearthing of exemplary specimens to tectonic shifts in how we view our planet and history.

Prothero follows in the footsteps of the scientists who asked—and answered—geology’s biggest questions: How do we know how old the earth is? What happened to the supercontinent Pangea? How did ocean rocks end up at the top of Mount Everest? What can we learn about our planet from meteorites and moon rocks? The Story of the Earth in 25 Rocks answers these questions through expertly chosen case studies, such as Pliny the Elder’s firsthand account of the eruption of Vesuvius; the granite outcrops that led a Scottish scientist to theorize that the landscapes he witnessed were far older than Noah’s Flood; the gypsum deposits under the Mediterranean Sea that indicate that it was once a desert; and how trying to date the age of meteorites revealed the dangers of lead poisoning. Each of these breakthroughs filled in a piece of the puzzle that is the earth, with scientific discoveries dovetailing with each other to offer increasingly solid evidence of the geologic past. Summarizing a wealth of information in an entertaining, approachable style, The Story of the Earth in 25 Rocks is essential reading for the armchair geologist, the rock hound, and all who are curious about the earth beneath their feet.

Who We Are and How We Got Here: Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past [EPUB]

Who We Are and How We Got Here: Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past [EPUB]
Who We Are and How We Got Here: Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past by David Reich
2018 | EPUB | 21.07MB

Here is a groundbreaking book about how the extraction of DNA from ancient bones has profoundly changed our understanding of human prehistory while resolving many long-standing controversies.

Massive technological innovations now allow scientists to extract and analyze ancient DNA as never before, and it has become clear—in part from David Reich's own contributions to the field—that genomics is as important a means of understanding the human past as archeology, linguistics, and the written word. In Who We Are and How We Got Here, Reich describes with unprecedented clarity just how the human genome provides not only all the information that a fertilized human egg needs to develop but also contains within it the history of our species. He explains how the genomic revolution and ancient DNA are transforming our understanding of the lineage of modern humans and how DNA studies reveal the deep history of inequality—among different populations, between the sexes, and among individuals within a population. His book gives the lie to the orthodoxy that there are no meaningful biological differences among human populations, and at the same time uses the definitive evidence provided by genomics to show that the differences that do exist are unlikely to conform to familiar stereotypes.

From Ayurveda To Chinese Medicine [EPUB]

From Ayurveda To Chinese Medicine [EPUB]
From Ayurveda To Chinese Medicine edited by Ping-Chung Leung, Debashis Panda
2017 | EPUB | 11.17MB

This unique book presents the differences and similarities of the oldest system of health care. All ancient medicine has strong philosophical background and management varieties related to treatment activities.

Ayurveda is one such branch of medicine that is strongly linked to Yoga and traditional Chinese medicine including activities related to Martial Arts and Acupuncture. This book successfully merges Ayurveda with Chinese medicine thereby enhancing the understanding of the two systems.

Buddha’s Bodyguard: How to Protect Your Inner V.I.P. [EPUB]

Buddha’s Bodyguard: How to Protect Your Inner V.I.P. [EPUB]
Buddha’s Bodyguard: How to Protect Your Inner VIP by Jeff Eisenberg
2018 | EPUB | 1.53MB

An innovative guide to applying the strategies of a bodyguard to create a Buddhist “security plan” for protecting ourselves from suffering

  • Presents the unique concept of the “bodyguard” and its protection tactics as a metaphor for explaining and implementing Buddhist teachings
  • Recasts the Four Noble Truths as the Four Noble Tactical Truths, the Eightfold Path as the Eight Tactics Plan, and the notion of Interbeing in the Buddhist world as the Tactics of Interdepending
  • Offers a new, modern understanding for the new generation of Buddhist practitioners intrigued by a more Western take on Buddhism

Drawing from his extensive experience as a professional protection agent, Jeff Eisenberg uses the tactics and strategies that a bodyguard employs in protecting a client from a threat as a blueprint for creating a Buddhist “security plan.” This plan provides the practical tools to protect one’s self from the threat of suffering in our world. Using the metaphor of being the Buddha’s bodyguard to understand the Buddhist teachings, the book details how to protect our inner “Buddha nature” and secure our mental and emotional wellbeing.

We all have the chance to train ourselves to be more proactive in our own safety and avoid becoming a victim. And if we are victimized, this training will prepare us to take appropriate actions that will aid in our ability to survive with much less injury and trauma. As the author affirms: “It is vital to realize that a physical altercation is the last thing that happens in a chain of events. And while we must never blame the victim, our safety is our responsibility. Many situations can be avoided, or their severity greatly lessened, if we pay attention during the chain of events that leads up to it and respond appropriately.”

While this book is not about personal protection per se, it applies personal protection theory and specific tactics utilized by bodyguards to Buddhist practice, laying out strategies to protect our inner Buddha from attack. Thus the Four Noble Truths are applied to the concept of “threat” in the form of Four Noble Tactical Truths, the Eight Tactics Plan echoes the Eightfold Path, and the Tactics of Interdepending embrace the notion of Interbeing in the Buddhist world.

With “paying attention” and mindfulness being key concepts of both a bodyguard’s profession and Buddhist practice, this pioneering book speaks to Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike.

Creative Alchemy: Meditations, Rituals, and Experiments to Free Your Inner Magic [EPUB]

Creative Alchemy: Meditations, Rituals, and Experiments to Free Your Inner Magic [EPUB]
Creative Alchemy: Meditations, Rituals, and Experiments to Free Your Inner Magic by Marlo Johnson
2018 | EPUB | 23.87MB

Creativity guru Marlo Johnson guides readers through 88 transformative meditations, rituals, and experiments designed to foster personal growth through the power of conscious creation. Featuring dreamy marbled-paper interiors and a refreshing combination of down-to-earth practical instruction and insightful spiritual guidance, this gem of a book is perfect for anyone looking to break out of old habits and unleash their true creative potential.

Engineering a Life: A Memoir [EPUB]

Engineering a Life: A Memoir [EPUB]
Engineering a Life: A Memoir by Krishan K Bedi
2018 | EPUB | 2.05MB

Krishan Bedi came to the United States in December of 1961 at the tender age of twenty. He had only $300 in his pocket, and he had made it out of his small village in India on sheer faith, determined to get education in the US. For him, there was no option but to succeed—so he began his new life in Knoxville, Tennessee, where he had to adapt to the culture shock not only of being in the US but a Punjabi man in the South in the 1960s.

Engineering a Life is an examination of Bedi’s life, and how he has handled the plethora of curve balls thrown his way with determination, humor, and an unwavering faith that everything would work out. This is a book about values and faith and the importance of friendship, family, and hard work. It’s a story about achieving the American Dream, proving that no matter how thoroughly you map out your life’s journey, no matter how many blueprints you draw up, when you veer off the course you’ve plotted—as we all do, somehow, in the end—you end up where you’re supposed to be.

This is the Year I Put My Financial Life in Order [EPUB]

This is the Year I Put My Financial Life in Order [EPUB]
This is the Year I Put My Financial Life in Order by John Schwartz
2018 | EPUB | 2.31MB

A New York Times correspondent shares his financial successes and mishaps, offering an everyman's guide to straightening out your money once and for all.

Money management is one of our most practical survival skills—and also one we've convinced ourselves we're either born with or not. In reality, financial planning can be learned, like anything else. Part financial memoir and part research-based guide to attaining lifelong security, This Is the Year I Put My Financial Life in Order is the book that everyone who has never wanted to read a preachy financial guide has been waiting for.

John Schwartz and his wife, Jeanne, are pre-retirement workers of an economic class well above the poverty line, but well below the one percent. Sharing his own alternately harrowing and hilarious stories—from his brush with financial ruin and bankruptcy in his thirties to his short-lived budgeted diet of cafeteria french fries and gravy—John will walk you through his own journey to financial literacy, which he admittedly started a bit late. He covers everything from investments to retirement and insurance to wills (at fifty-eight, he didn't have one!), medical directives and more. Whether you're a college grad wanting to start out on the right foot or you're approaching retirement age and still wondering what a 401(K) is, This Is the Year I Put My Financial Life in Order will help you become your own best financial adviser.

Unscaled: How AI and a New Generation of Upstarts Are Creating the Economy of the Future [Audiobook]

Unscaled: How AI and a New Generation of Upstarts Are Creating the Economy of the Future [Audiobook]
Unscaled: How AI and a New Generation of Upstarts Are Creating the Economy of the Future [Audiobook] by Hemant Taneja,‎ Kevin Maney, read by Sunil Malhotra
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 8 hrs 7 mins | 223.71MB

Unscaled identifies the forces that are reshaping the global economy and turning one of the fundamental laws of business and society - the economies of scale - on its head.

An innovative trend combining technology with economics is unraveling behemoth industries - including corporations, banks, farms, media conglomerates, energy systems, governments, and schools - that have long dominated business and society. Size and scale have become a liability. A new generation of upstarts is using artificial intelligence to automate tasks that once required expensive investment, and "renting" technology platforms to build businesses for hyper-focused markets, enabling them to grow big without the bloat of giant organizations.

In Unscaled, venture capitalist Hemant Taneja explains how the unscaled phenomenon allowed Warby Parker to cheaply and easily start a small company, build a better product, and become a global competitor in no time, upending entrenched eyewear giant Luxottica. It similarly enabled Stripe to take on established payment processors throughout the world, and Livongo to help diabetics control their disease while simultaneously cutting the cost of treatment. The unscaled economy is remaking massive, deeply rooted industries and opening up fantastic possibilities for entrepreneurs, imaginative companies, and resourceful individuals. It can be the model for solving some of the world's greatest problems, including climate change and soaring health-care costs, but will also unleash new challenges that today's leaders must address.

Trump Is F*cking Crazy (This Is Not a Joke) [Audiobook]

Trump Is F*cking Crazy (This Is Not a Joke) [Audiobook]
Trump Is F*cking Crazy (This Is Not a Joke) [Audiobook] by Keith Olbermann, read by the Author
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 16 hrs 6 mins | 442.55MB

Witty, acerbic, hard-hitting, and timely, Keith Olbermann's Donald Trump commentaries come adapted from his hit GQ series The Resistance.

Since Donald Trump's presidential nomination, Keith Olbermann has emerged as one of the web's most popular anti-Trump screedists - each installment of his GQ web series The Resistance receives nearly four million views, and his fiercely progressive monologues have garnered a new generation of fans and followers. In Trump Is F*cking Crazy, Olbermann takes our commander in chief and his politics apart with journalistic acuity and his classic in-your-face humor. With more than 50 individual essays adapted from his GQ commentaries, including new up-to-the-minute material, Trump Is F*cking Crazy is an essential listen for concerned citizens who - like Olbermann - refuse to normalize or accept our new political reality.

The Trump White House: Changing the Rules of the Game [Audiobook]

The Trump White House: Changing the Rules of the Game [Audiobook]
The Trump White House: Changing the Rules of the Game [Audiobook] by Ronald Kessler, read by Jason Culp
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 8 hrs 46 mins | 241.24MB

The unvarnished and unbiased inside story of President Donald Trump and his White House by New York Times best-selling author Ronald Kessler

Based on exclusive interviews with the president and his staff, The Trump White House: Changing the Rules of the Game tells the real story of what Donald Trump is like, who influences him, how he makes decisions, what he says about the people around him, and how he operates when the television lights go off, while portraying the inside story of the successes that have already brought solid results as well as the stumbles that have turned off even longtime supporters and undercut his agenda.

Never before has an American president had so much impact on the country and the world in so short a time as Donald Trump. Yet no president has stirred so much controversy, dominating media coverage and conversation both pro and con.

Months after Trump took office, consumer confidence hit a 17-year high, unemployment plummeted to the lowest level in 17 years, and the stock market zoomed to repeated record highs.

At the same time, ISIS was nearly defeated, Arab countries banded together to stop financing terrorists and promoting radical Islamic ideology, and Trump's decision to send missiles into Syria and his strident warnings to North Koerean leader Kim Jong-un made it clear to adversaries that they take on the United States at their peril.

Yet for all the media coverage, Trump remains a cipher. Ronald Kessler has known Trump and First Lady Melania Trump for two decades and understands him better than any other journalist. Crammed with media-grabbing revelations, The Trump White House is the unvarnished and unbiased inside story that answers the question: Who is Donald Trump?

The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America [Audiobook]

The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America [Audiobook]
The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America [Audiobook] by Timothy Snyder, read by the Author
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 10 hrs 9 mins | 279.34MB

With the end of the Cold War, the victory of liberal democracy was thought to be absolute. Observers declared the end of history, confident in a peaceful, globalized future. But we now know this to be premature. Authoritarianism first returned in Russia, as Putin developed a political system dedicated solely to the consolidation and exercise of power. In the last six years, it has creeped from east to west as nationalism inflames Europe, abetted by Russian propaganda and cyberwarfare. While countries like Poland and Hungary have made hard turns toward authoritarianism, the electoral upsets of 2016 revealed the citizens of the US and UK in revolt against their countries' longstanding policies and values.

But this threat to the West also presents the opportunity to better understand the pillars of our own political order. In this forceful and unsparing work of contemporary history, Snyder goes beyond the headlines to expose the true nature of the threat to democracy. By showcasing the stark choices before us - between equality or oligarchy, individuality or totality, truth and falsehood - Snyder restores our understanding of the basis of our way of life, offering a way forward in a time of terrible uncertainty.

The Doctor Will See You Now: Essays on the Changing Practice of Medicine [Audiobook]

The Doctor Will See You Now: Essays on the Changing Practice of Medicine [Audiobook]
The Doctor Will See You Now: Essays on the Changing Practice of Medicine [Audiobook] by Cory Franklin MD, read by Jonathan Yen
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 8 hrs 37 mins | 237.22MB

Is it smart to skip your annual physical? Should you put your trust in medical research? Is "low T" an actual disease? This book will examine these questions and more you've always wondered about in a collection of 50 essays on the practice of medicine.

The Doctor Will See You Now is a quirky and eclectic collection of short essays that explore evolving patient-physician relationship and reporting on medicine; famous doctors and notorious patients; surprising hospital practices and the future of healthcare; medical research, ethics, drugs, and money; and the brave new world of neurology.

Author Cory Franklin, MD, spent 25 years as the director of intensive care at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. Here he brings listeners into his office to discuss the realities behind the way the practice of medicine is changing today.

Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon [Audiobook]

Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon [Audiobook]
Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon [Audiobook] by Robert Kurson, read by Ray Porter
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 12 hrs 18 mins | 338.97MB

As we approach the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 8 mission, the New York Times best-selling author of Shadow Divers and Pirate Hunters writes the riveting story of NASA's boldest and riskiest decision: to send man to the moon in December 1968.

In early 1968, the Apollo program was on shaky footing. President Kennedy's end-of-decade deadline to put a man on the moon was in danger, and the Soviets were pulling ahead in the space race. By August 1968, with their back against the wall, NASA decided to scrap their usual methodical approach. With just a few months to prepare, they would send a crew to the Moon by December 1968. In a year of dramatic violence and discord - the Tet offensive, the assassinations of MLK and RFK, the Chicago DNC riots - the Apollo 8 mission was a stark test of what America was capable of. With a focus on the three astronauts of the Apollo 8 crew, and their wives and children, Kurson has written a vivid, gripping, you-are-there narrative that shows anew how much danger was involved, and how much bravery it took, for man to travel away from Earth.

Literary Wonderlands: A Journey Through the Greatest Fictional Worlds Ever Created [Audiobook]

Literary Wonderlands: A Journey Through the Greatest Fictional Worlds Ever Created [Audiobook]
Literary Wonderlands: A Journey Through the Greatest Fictional Worlds Ever Created [Audiobook] by Laura Miller, read by Anne Flosnik
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 10 hrs 46 mins | 299.94MB

Literary Wonderlands is a thoroughly researched, wonderfully written, and beautifully produced book that spans 4,000 years of creative endeavor.

From Spenser's The Fairie Queene to Wells' The Time Machine to Murakami's 1Q84, it explores the timeless and captivating features of fiction's imagined worlds including the relevance of the writer's own life to the creation of the story, influential contemporary events and philosophies, and the meaning that can be extracted from the details of the work. Each piece includes a detailed overview of the plot and a "Dramatis Personae". Literary Wonderlands is a fascinating listen for lovers of literature, fantasy, and science fiction.

Clarity First: How Smart Leaders and Organizations Achieve Outstanding Performance [Audiobook]

Clarity First: How Smart Leaders and Organizations Achieve Outstanding Performance [Audiobook]
Clarity First: How Smart Leaders and Organizations Achieve Outstanding Performance [Audiobook] by Karen Martin, read by the Author
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 8 hrs 25 mins | 234.6MB

Award-winning business performance improvement and Lean management expert Karen Martin diagnoses a ubiquitous business management and leadership problem - the lack of clarity - and outlines specific actions to dramatically improve organizational performance.

Through her global consulting projects, keynote speeches, and work with thousands of leaders, Karen has seen first-hand how a pervasive lack of clarity strangles business performance and erodes employee engagement. Ambiguity is the corporate default state, a condition so prevalent that "tolerance for ambiguity" has become a clichéd job requirement.

It doesn't have to be this way.

In Clarity First, Karen provides methods and insights for achieving clarity to unleash potential, innovate at higher levels, and solve the problems that matter to deliver outstanding business results. Both a visionary road map and practical guide, this book will help leaders:

  • Identify and communicate the organization's true purpose
  • Set achievable priorities
  • Deliver greater customer value through more efficient processes
  • Build organization-wide problem solving capabilities
  • Develop personal clarity to become a more direct, purposeful, and successful leader

Eliminating ambiguity is the first step for leaders and organizations to achieve strategic goals. Learn how to gain the clarity needed to make better decisions, lead more effectively, and boost organizational performance.

When it comes to leading an outstanding organization, every great leader needs Clarity First.

Circle of Treason: CIA Traitor Aldrich Ames and the Men He Betrayed [Audiobook]

Circle of Treason: CIA Traitor Aldrich Ames and the Men He Betrayed [Audiobook]
Circle of Treason: CIA Traitor Aldrich Ames and the Men He Betrayed [Audiobook] by Sandra V Grimes, Jeanne Vertefeuille, read by Janet Metzger
2013 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 8 hrs 55 mins | 246.17MB

While there have been other books about Aldrich Ames, Circle of Treason is the first account written by CIA agents who were key members of the CIA team that conducted the intense "Ames Mole Hunt."

Sandra Grimes and Jeanne Vertefeuille were two of the five principals of the CIA team tasked with hunting one of their own and were directly responsible for identifying Ames as the mole, leading to his arrest and conviction.

One of the most destructive traitors in American history, CIA officer Aldrich Ames provided information to the Soviet Union that contributed to the deaths of at least ten Soviet intelligence officers who spied for the United States. In this book, the two CIA officers directly responsible for tracking down Ames chronicle their involvement in the hunt for a mole. Considering it their personal mission, Grimes and Vertefeuille dedicated themselves to identifying the traitor responsible for the execution or imprisonment of the Soviet agents with whom they worked.

Their efforts eventually led them to a long-time acquaintance and coworker in the CIA's Soviet-East European division and Counterintelligence Center, Aldrich Ames.

Not only is this the first book to be written by the CIA principals involved, but it is also the first to provide details of the operational contact with the agents Ames betrayed. The book covers the political aftermath of Ames's arrest, including the Congressional wrath for not identifying him sooner, the FBI/CIA debriefings following Ames's plea bargain, and a retrospective of Ames the person and Ames the spy. It is also the compelling story of two female agents, who overcame gender barriers and succeeded in bringing Ames to justice in a historically male-oriented organization.

Now retired from the CIA, Grimes and Vertefeuille are finally able to tell this inside story of the CIA's most notorious traitor and the men he betrayed.

Alive at Work: The Neuroscience of Helping Your People Love What They Do [Audiobook]

Alive at Work: The Neuroscience of Helping Your People Love What They Do [Audiobook]
Alive at Work: The Neuroscience of Helping Your People Love What They Do [Audiobook] by Daniel M Cable, read by L J Ganser
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 4 hrs 42 mins | 129.74MB

Poll after poll has confirmed that an astonishing number of workers are disengaged from their work. Why is this happening? And how can we fix the problem?

In this bold, enlightening book, social psychologist and professor Daniel M. Cable takes leaders into the minds of workers and reveals the surprising secret to restoring their zest for work. Disengagement isn't a motivational problem, it's a biological one. Humans aren't built for routine and repetition. We're designed to crave exploration, experimentation, and learning - in fact, there's a part of our brains, which scientists have coined "the seeking system", that rewards us for taking part in these activities. But the way organizations are run prevents many of us from following our innate impulses. As a result, we shut down.

Things need to change. More than ever before, employee creativity and engagement are needed to win. Fortunately, it won't take an extensive overhaul of your organizational culture to get started. With small nudges, you can personally help people reach their fullest potential. Alive at Work reveals:

  • How to encourage people to bring their best selves to work and use their greatest strengths to help your organization flourish
  • How to build creative environments that motivate people to share ideas, work smarter, and embrace change
  • How to enhance people's connection to their work and your customers
  • How to create personalized experiences that help people feel a deeper sense of purpose

Filled with fascinating stories from the author's extensive research, Alive at Work is the inspirational guide that you need to tap in to the passion, creativity, and purpose fizzing beneath the surface of every person who falls under your leadership.

50 Ways to Get a Job: An Unconventional Guide to Finding Work on Your Terms [Audiobook]

50 Ways to Get a Job: An Unconventional Guide to Finding Work on Your Terms [Audiobook]
50 Ways to Get a Job: An Unconventional Guide to Finding Work on Your Terms [Audiobook] by Dev Aujla, read by the Author
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 5 hrs 17 mins | 152.01MB

A new personalized way to find the perfect job--while staying grounded during the process.

You are so much more than a resume or job application, but how can you communicate that to your potential employer? You need to learn to ask the right questions, stop using job sites, and start doing the work that actually counts.

Based on information gained from over 400,000 individuals who have used these exercises, this book reveals career expert Dev Aujla's tried-and-tested method for job seekers at every stage of their career. Filled with anecdotes and advice from professionals ranging from a wilderness guide to an architect, it includes quick-step exercises that help you avoid the common pitfalls of navigating a modern career.

Whether you've just decided to start the hunt or you're gearing up for a big interview, 50 Ways to Get a Job will keep you poised, on-track, and motivated right up to landing your dream career.

19 Minutes to Live: Helicopter Combat in Vietnam [Audiobook]

19 Minutes to Live: Helicopter Combat in Vietnam [Audiobook]
19 Minutes to Live: Helicopter Combat in Vietnam [Audiobook] by Lew Jennings, read by David Colacci
2018 | MP3@64 kbps | 9 hrs 57 mins | 275.62MB

Over 12,000 helicopters were used in the Vietnam War, which is why it became known as "The Helicopter War". Almost half of the helicopters, 5,086, were lost. Helicopter pilots and crews accounted for nearly 10 percent of all the US casualties suffered in Vietnam, with nearly 5,000 killed and an untold number of wounded. Lew Jennings flew over 700 Air Cavalry Cobra Gunship Helicopter missions and received three Distinguished Flying Crosses for Valor.

This memoir describes first-hand the harrowing experiences of helicopter pilots and crews in combat operations, from the far South to the DMZ, including the infamous Ashau Valley, Hamburger Hill, LZ Airborne, and others. 19 Minutes to Live illustrates the incredible courage and determination of helicopter pilots and crews supporting those heroes that carried a rucksack and a rifle in Vietnam.

Southern Storm: The Tragedy of Flight 242 [Audiobook]

Southern Storm: The Tragedy of Flight 242 [Audiobook]
Southern Storm: The Tragedy of Flight 242 [Audiobook] by Samme Chittum, read by Keith Sellon-Wright
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 6 hrs 24 mins | MB

On the afternoon of April 4, 1977, Georgia housewife Sadie Burkhalter Hurst looked out her front door to see a frantic stranger running toward her, his clothes ablaze, and, behind him, the mangled fuselage of a passenger plane that had just crashed in her yard.

The plane, a Southern Airways DC-9-31, had been carrying 81 passengers and four crew members en route to Atlanta when it entered a massive thunderstorm cell that turned into a dangerous cocktail of rain, hail, and lightning. Forced down onto a highway, the plane cut a swath of devastation through the small town of New Hope, breaking apart and killing bystanders on the ground before coming to rest in Hurst's front yard.

Ultimately, only 22 people survived, and urgent questions immediately arose: What caused the pilots to fly into the storm instead of away from it? Could the crash have been prevented? Southern Storm addresses these issues and more, offering an insider's look at this disaster and the systemic overhauls that followed it.

Tiny New York: The Smallest Things in the Biggest City [EPUB]

Tiny New York: The Smallest Things in the Biggest City [EPUB]
Tiny New York: The Smallest Things in the Biggest City by Suzi Siegel
2018 | EPUB | 21.8MB

Because in a giant city, sometimes the smallest things get overlooked.

Meet the tiniest standouts in the Big Apple, from a baby dinosaur at the Museum of Natural History to a dinky basketball court in the Village that has produced some of sport’s biggest legends.

Other tiny stars include the NYPD’s smallest bomb-sniffing police dog (45 pounds), the shortest first name (just one letter!), and an itsy-bitsy topless bar (1200 square feet).

Tiny New York peeks into the city’s nooks and crannies to find the little things that tell the real New York story. Because in New York, Tiny isn’t cute. It’s tough. Tiny doesn’t wait for handouts. It hustles. Tiny isn’t insignificant. It’s precise. Tiny isn’t a jack-of-all-trades. It’s the master of one.

There are plenty of books about New York City. But there has never been a book about the smallest things in the biggest city.

Self-Care for the Real World: Practical self-care advice for everyday life [EPUB]

Self-Care for the Real World: Practical self-care advice for everyday life [EPUB]
Self-Care for the Real World: Practical self-care advice for everyday life by Nadia Narain, Katia Narain Phillips
2017 | EPUB | 65.79MB

'Unusually practical, non-patronising and authentic. Think Marie Kondo for the mind, if you will, or the Hemsleys for the soul.' Sunday Times

Wellness pioneers Nadia Narain and Katia Narain Phillips have spent decades helping others to feel their best. But it took them a bit longer to learn to care for themselves. Here they share the small, achievable steps they picked up on a lifetime’s journey towards self-care, and how you can apply them to your life, wherever you are.

Right now, you may be deep in the waves of life, being tossed around. Learning self-care is like building your own life boat, plank by plank. Once you’ve got your boat, you’ll still be rocked by the same waves, but you’ll have a feeling of safety, and a stability that means you can pick other people up on your way.

Uncommon People: The Rise and Fall of The Rock Stars [Audiobook]

Uncommon People: The Rise and Fall of The Rock Stars [Audiobook]
Uncommon People: The Rise and Fall of The Rock Stars [Audiobook] by David Hepworth, read by Matthew Lloyd Davies
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 10 hrs 32 mins | 289.9MB

Recklessness, thy name is rock.

The age of the rock star, like the age of the cowboy, has passed. Like the cowboy, the idea of the rock star lives on in our imaginations. What did we see in them? Swagger. Recklessness. Sexual charisma. Damn-the-torpedoes self-belief. A certain way of carrying themselves. Good hair. Interesting shoes. Talent we wished we had. What did we want of them? To be larger than life but also like us. To live out their songs. To stay young forever. No wonder many didn't stay the course.

In Uncommon People, David Hepworth zeroes in on defining moments and turning points in the lives of 40 rock stars from 1955 to 1995, taking us on a journey to burst a hundred myths and create a hundred more.

As this tribe of uniquely motivated nobodies went about turning themselves into the ultimate somebodies, they also shaped us, our real lives and our fantasies. Uncommon People isn't just their story. It's ours as well.

MasterClass - Thomas Keller Teaches Cooking Techniques [Video]

MasterClass - Thomas Keller Teaches Cooking Techniques [Video]
MasterClass - Thomas Keller Teaches Cooking Techniques [Video]
MP4, AVC, 1000 kbps, 1280x720 | AAC, 128 kbps, 2 Ch | 7.6 hours | + PDF Workbook | 3.72GB

Fundamental techniques. Fantastic food.

Thomas Keller is the only American-born chef to hold multiple Michelin three-star ratings. In his first online class, the chef behind The French Laundry teaches you how to master the fundamentals of cooking. Learn about handling kitchen tools, preparing foundational ingredients (like vegetables, eggs, and pasta), and the science behind cooking. Gain the skills—and confidence—that will help you execute recipes to perfection.

MasterClass - Thomas Keller Teaches Cooking Techniques [Video]

Masterclass - Samuel L Jackson Teaches Acting [Video]

Masterclass - Samuel L Jackson Teaches Acting [Video]
Masterclass - Samuel L Jackson Teaches Acting [Video]
MP4, AVC, 2500 kbps, 1920x1080 | AAC, 128 kbps, 2 Ch | 4.5 hours | + PDF Workbook | 5.28GB

Get into Character

As a kid, Samuel L. Jackson stuttered so badly that he stopped talking for almost a year. Today he’s one of the world’s most successful actors, with roles in over 100 films, including Pulp Fiction and The Avengers. For the first time, the Oscar nominated star teaches how he creates memorable characters, powerful performances, and a long-lasting career. Learn to master auditions, analyze scripts, and find the truth in every role you play.

Masterclass - Samuel L Jackson Teaches Acting [Video]

A Life Less Throwaway: The Lost Art of Buying for Life [Audiobook]

A Life Less Throwaway: The Lost Art of Buying for Life [Audiobook]
A Life Less Throwaway: The Lost Art of Buying for Life [Audiobook] by Tara Button, read by the Author
2018 | MP3@64 kbps | 7 hrs mins | 194.87MB

Now more than ever, we live in a society where we covet new and shiny things. Not only has consumption risen dramatically over the last 60 years, but we are damaging the environment at the same time. That is why buying quality and why Tara Button's Buy Me Once brand has such popular appeal.

Tara Button has become a champion of a lifestyle called 'mindful curation' - a way of living in which we carefully choose each object in our lives, making sure we have the best, most classic, most pleasing and longest lasting - kettles, desks, pots and pans, scissors, coats and dresses, instead of surrounding ourselves with throwaway stuff and appliances with built-in obsolescence. Tara advocates a life that celebrates what lasts, what is classic and what really suits a person.

There are 10 steps to master mindful curation, and each is explained in this book, from understanding and using techniques to freeing yourself from external manipulations. Finding your purpose and priorities and identifying your core tastes and style. Learning how to let go of the superfluous and how to make wise choices going forwards.

Mindful curation is a lifestyle choice that will make you happier, healthier and more fulfilled spiritually as well as helping save the planet.

The Business of Expertise: How Entrepreneurial Experts Convert Insight to Impact + Wealth [Audiobook]

The Business of Expertise: How Entrepreneurial Experts Convert Insight to Impact + Wealth [Audiobook]
The Business of Expertise: How Entrepreneurial Experts Convert Insight to Impact + Wealth [Audiobook] by David C Baker, read by the Author
2018 | MP3@64 kbps | 4 hrs 38 mins | 128.8MB

This passionate expertise manifesto is intended to elevate the impact of advisors who sell insight as entrepreneurs. Three foundational chapters form the basis of the entire audiobook: Experts develop insight by isolating patterns in data; they convert those insights to wealth by crafting a unique positioning for which few available substitutes exist; and their confidence grows as the marketplace embraces their application of expertise. The next 15 chapters - building on that foundation - each answer a single question, starting with the role of expertise in a developed society, how important it is for experts to love the hard work required to hone their expertise, and how to see all that in the context of their own purpose in the world.

We pause to dig deeper by examining the very narrow overlap between expertise and entrepreneurship: the narrow slice of humanity for which this audiobook was written, with a nod to how easy it is for those entrepreneurial experts to be pulled off mission to explore new things. What are the critical positioning mistakes to avoid? Are there helpful ways to keep your deep, narrow expertise from blinding you to a broader, wider relevance? How might you frame your expertise in horizontal or vertical terms or a combination of both? There are core principles for this, and they start with distinguishing between strategy and implementation. What are the earlier and then later tests to validate your positioning? What are the most effective ways to demonstrate your expertise and, conversely, the activities most important to avoid? If you are an entrepreneurial expert selling advice for a living, you ll absorb deeper and deeper insight each time you scour it. It emerges from the trenches and is written for experts in the trenches.

The Mind is Flat: The Illusion of Mental Depth and The Improvised Mind [Audiobook]

The Mind is Flat: The Illusion of Mental Depth and The Improvised Mind [Audiobook]
The Mind is Flat: The Illusion of Mental Depth and The Improvised Mind [Audiobook] by Nick Chater, read by the Author
2018 | MP3@64 kbps | 7 hrs 26 mins | 205.42MB

Most of us assume that our thoughts, desires and behaviour arise from the murky depths of our minds, and if only we could access this inner world we could truly understand ourselves. For more than a century, psychologists, psychiatrists and neuroscientists have struggled, using methods from psychotherapy to brain scans, to discover what lies below the surface of our minds.

In a profound reappraisal of how the mind works, preeminent behavioural scientist Nick Chater reveals that this entire enterprise is misguided: that we have no mental depths to plumb. Drawing on startling new research in neuroscience, behavioural psychology and perception, The Mind Is Flat shows that we have no inner library of beliefs, values and desires lying with us but instead generate them in the moment and base them entirely on our past experiences. As the listener discovers - through eye-opening experiments and mind-bending examples - we are all characters of our own creation, constantly improvising our behaviour, rather than the playthings of unconscious currents within us.

Boldly original and utterly convincing, The Mind Is Flat forces us to reconsider just about everything we thought we knew about ourselves and shows that the result can be liberating.

The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath [Audiobook]

The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath [Audiobook]
The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath [Audiobook] by Leslie Jamison, read by the Author
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 16 hrs 6 mins | 442.41MB

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Empathy Exams, a transformative work showing that sometimes the recovery is more gripping than the addiction

With its deeply personal and seamless blend of memoir, cultural history, literary criticism, and journalistic reportage, The Recovering turns our understanding of the traditional addiction narrative on its head, demonstrating that the story of recovery can be every bit as electrifying as the train wreck itself. Leslie Jamison deftly excavates the stories we tell about addiction -- both her own and others' -- and examines what we want these stories to do, and what happens when they fail us.

All the while, she offers a fascinating look at the larger history of the recovery movement, and at the literary and artistic geniuses whose lives and works were shaped by alcoholism and substance dependence, including John Berryman, Jean Rhys, Raymond Carver, Billie Holiday, David Foster Wallace, and Denis Johnson, as well as brilliant figures lost to obscurity but newly illuminated here.

For the power of her striking language and the sharpness of her piercing observations, Jamison has been compared to such iconic writers as Joan Didion and Susan Sontag. Yet her utterly singular voice also offers something new. With enormous empathy and wisdom, Jamison has given us nothing less than the story of addiction and recovery in America writ large, a definitive and revelatory account that will resonate for years to come.

The Empathy Exams: Essays [EPUB]

The Empathy Exams: Essays [EPUB]
The Empathy Exams: Essays by Leslie Jamison
2014 | EPUB | 2.26MB

From personal loss to phantom diseases, The Empathy Exams is a bold and brilliant collection, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize

Beginning with her experience as a medical actor who was paid to act out symptoms for medical students to diagnose, Leslie Jamison's visceral and revealing essays ask essential questions about our basic understanding of others: How should we care about each other? How can we feel another's pain, especially when pain can be assumed, distorted, or performed? Is empathy a tool by which to test or even grade each other?

By confronting pain―real and imagined, her own and others'―Jamison uncovers a personal and cultural urgency to feel. She draws from her own experiences of illness and bodily injury to engage in an exploration that extends far beyond her life, spanning wide-ranging territory―from poverty tourism to phantom diseases, street violence to reality television, illness to incarceration―in its search for a kind of sight shaped by humility and grace.

The Excellence Dividend: Meeting the Tech Tide with Work That Wows and Jobs That Last [Audiobook]

The Excellence Dividend: Meeting the Tech Tide with Work That Wows and Jobs That Last [Audiobook]
The Excellence Dividend: Meeting the Tech Tide with Work That Wows and Jobs That Last [Audiobook] by Tom Peters, read by the Author
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 11 hrs 36 mins | 320.77MB

Thirty-five years after his iconic In Search of Excellence, best-selling author and management guru Tom Peters is back with his most urgent message yet.

For decades, he has been preaching the gospel of putting people first, and in today's rapidly changing business environment, this message is more important than ever. Gallup numbers show that fewer than one-third of employees feel engaged with their work, and one study suggests that fully half of American jobs are at risk due to technology. But Peters has a solution: a sustained commitment to excellence combined with a commitment to people. These are, he argues, the only tools for coping with and thriving amidst the tsunami of change facing business today.

In The Excellence Dividend, Peters shows that nothing beats a high-quality product or service, designed and delivered by people who are as dedicated to each other as they are to their shared goal. With his unparalleled expertise and inimitable charisma, Peters offers brilliantly simple, actionable guidelines for success that any business leader can immediately implement, punctuated by incisive quotes from some of today's leading lights in business. The Excellence Dividend is an important new book from one of today's leading visionaries in business.

New Power: How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World--and How to Make It Work for You [Audiobook]

New Power: How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World--and How to Make It Work for You [Audiobook]
New Power: How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World--and How to Make It Work for You [Audiobook] by Jeremy Heimans,‎ Henry Timms, read by Andrew Fallaize
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 9 hrs 50 mins | 276.77MB

In this indispensable guide to navigating the twenty-first century, two visionary thinkers reveal the unexpected ways power is changing--and how "new power" is reshaping politics, business, and life.

Why do some leap ahead while others fall behind in our chaotic, connected age? In New Power, Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms confront the biggest stories of our time--the rise of mega-platforms like Facebook and Uber; the out-of-nowhere victories of Obama and Trump; the unexpected emergence of movements like #MeToo--and reveal what's really behind them: the rise of "new power."

For most of human history, the rules of power were clear: power was something to be seized and then jealously guarded. This "old power" was out of reach for the vast majority of people. But our ubiquitous connectivity makes possible a different kind of power. "New power" is made by many. It is open, participatory, and peer-driven. It works like a current, not a currency--and it is most forceful when it surges. The battle between old and new power is determining who governs us, how we work, and even how we think and feel.

New Power shines fresh light on the cultural phenomena of our day, from #BlackLivesMatter to the Ice Bucket Challenge to Airbnb, uncovering the new power forces that made them huge. Drawing on examples from business, activism, and pop culture, as well as the study of organizations like Lego, NASA, Reddit, and TED, Heimans and Timms explain how to build new power and channel it successfully. They also explore the dark side of these forces: the way ISIS has co-opted new power to monstrous ends, and the rise of the alt-right's "intensity machine."

In an era increasingly shaped by new power, this groundbreaking audiobook offers us a new way to understand the world--and our role in it.