Synesthesia (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series) [Audiobook]
14 May 2018, 08:51
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 5 hours and 18 minutes | 146.53MB
One in 23 people carry the genes for the synesthesia. Not a disorder but a neurological trait - like perfect pitch - synesthesia creates vividly felt cross-sensory couplings. A synesthete might hear a voice and at the same time see it as a color or shape, taste its distinctive flavor, or feel it as a physical touch.
Cytowic explains that synesthesia's most frequent manifestation is seeing days of the week as colored, followed by sensing letters, numerals, and punctuation marks in different hues even when printed in black. Other manifestations include tasting food in shapes, seeing music in moving colors, and mapping numbers and other sequences spatially. One synesthete declares, "Chocolate smells pink and sparkly"; another invents a dish (chicken, vanilla ice cream, and orange juice concentrate) that tastes intensely blue.
Cytowic, who in the 1980s revived scientific interest in synesthesia, sees it now understood as a spectrum, an umbrella term that covers five clusters of outwardly felt couplings that can occur via several pathways. Yet synesthetic or not, each brain uniquely filters what it perceives. Cytowic reminds us that each individual's perspective on the world is thoroughly subjective.
Life on Mars: What to Know Before We Go [Audiobook]
14 May 2018, 08:50
2018 | MP3@64 kbps | 10 hours and 59 minutes | 303.1MB
Does life exist on Mars? The question has captivated humans for centuries, but today it has taken on new urgency. NASA plans to send astronauts to Mars orbit by the 2030s. SpaceX wants to go by 2024, while Mars One wants to land a permanent settlement there in 2032. As we gear up for missions like these, we have a responsibility to think deeply about what kinds of life may already inhabit the planet - and whether we have the right to invite ourselves in.
David Weintraub tells why, of all the celestial bodies in our solar system, Mars has beckoned to us the most. He traces how our ideas about life on Mars have been refined by landers and rovers, terrestrial and Mars-orbiting telescopes, spectroscopy, and even a Martian meteorite. He explores how finding DNA-based life on the Red Planet could offer clues about our distant evolutionary past, and grapples with the profound moral and ethical questions confronting us as we prepare to introduce an unpredictable new life form - ourselves - into the Martian biosphere.
The Human Kind: A Doctor's Stories From The Heart Of Medicine [Audiobook]
14 May 2018, 08:49
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 10 hours and 32 minutes | 290.3MB
Every doctor is haunted by memories of difficult patients. People whom, despite all of their patience and persistence and the best communication, diagnostic and reasoning skills, they haven't helped. And anyone who has been a patient will tell you about encounters with difficult doctors, of relationships freighted with mutual bafflement, hostility and pain.
Despite its vast resources, medicine is so often destined to fail people. Written by a practising GP, this book is told through stories of Dr Peter Dorward's hardest cases, including his worst failures (and a few triumphs) and ranging from the everyday to the tragic, grotesque and humorous. With these stories Peter Dorward explores the philosophical problems and contradictions entangled in the practice of medicine.
Conquer Anything: A Green Beret's Guide to Building Your A-Team [Audiobook]
14 May 2018, 08:48
2018 | MP3@64 kbps | 8 hours and 12 minutes | 226.78MB
De Oppresso Liber - Free yourself with the Green Beret's A-Team methods of syncing mind, body, and spirit to become all you want to be.
War has a way of shooting holes in your best-laid plans. Sgt. 1st Class Gregory Stube (Ret.) suffered life-changing wounds during the battle of Operation Medusa in Afghanistan in 2006, but using the Green Beret methods he learned in the Special Forces, Stube knew he could conquer anything.
Service in the elite A-Team teaches you to come up with smart, well-researched, and flexible battle plans for completing the mission - every mission. Even when that mission is to spend an arduous year in a hospital recovering from being blown up, badly burned, and shot multiple times. Greg shares the leadership principles and values he learned as a member of an A-Team and teaches us how to apply Special Forces strategies to our personal and business lives.
Conquer Anything is a special forces book, but even more than that it is a leadership book designed to help each of us achieve the highest goals possible in our professional and private lives.
Build an A-Team: Play to Their Strengths and Lead Them Up the Learning Curve [Audiobook]
14 May 2018, 08:47
2018 | MP3@64 kbps | 4 hours and 4 minutes | 112.08MB
What's the secret to having an engaged and productive team? It's having a plan for developing all employees--no matter where they are on their personal learning curves.
Better morale and higher performance happen through learning, argues Whitney Johnson. In over twenty years of coaching, investing, and consulting, Johnson has seen that employees need continuous learning and fresh challenges to stay motivated.
The best bosses know this, and they know how to make it happen by thoughtfully designing people’s jobs around the skills they have today as well as the skills they'll need to be even more valuable tomorrow. That's how entire organizations stay competitive in an unpredictable, rapidly changing business environment.
In this book, Johnson explains how to become one of those bosses and how to build your A-team by:
- Identifying what your employees already know and what they need to learn
- Designing their jobs to maximize engagement and learning
- Applying a seven-step process for leading each person up their learning curve
We all want opportunities to learn, experiment, and grow in our jobs. When our bosses work with us to help us leap to new challenges, the result is a team that knows how to thrive, no matter what the future holds.
Servant Leadership in Action: How You Can Achieve Great Relationships and Results [Audiobook]
14 May 2018, 08:46
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 9 hours and 51 minutes | 274.17MB
We've seen the negative impact of self-serving leaders in every sector of our society. Not infrequently, they end up bringing down their entire organization. But there is another way. Servant leaders lead by serving their people, not by exalting themselves. In this collection, edited by legendary business author and lifelong servant leader Ken Blanchard and his longtime editor Renee Broadwell, leading businesspeople, best-selling authors, and spiritual leaders offer tools for implementing this proven - but for some, still radical - leadership model.
The book is organized into six parts. Part one, Fundamentals of Servant Leadership, describes basic aspects of servant leadership. Part two, Elements of Servant Leadership, highlights some of the different points of view of servant leaders. Part three, Lessons in Servant Leadership, focuses on what people have learned on a personal level from observing servant leadership in action. Part four, Exemplars of Servant Leadership, features people who have been identified as classic servant leaders. Part five, Putting Servant Leadership to Work, offers firsthand accounts of people who have made servant leadership come alive in their organizations. Part six, Servant Leadership Turnarounds, illustrates how servant leadership can dramatically impact both results and human satisfaction in organizations.
This is the most comprehensive and wide-ranging guide ever published for what is, in every sense, a better way to lead.
MasterClass - Reba McEntire Teaches Country Music [Video]
14 May 2018, 08:29
MP4, AVC, 1100 kbps, 1280x720 | AAC, 128 kbps, 2 Ch | 3.5 hours | + PDF Workbook | 1.87GB
For Love of Country
You know her songs. Her Oklahoma charm. Now learn directly from Reba in her first-ever online class. Join her as she records a never-before-heard song, creates a new acoustic version of Fancy, breaks down her hits, and delivers emotional performances on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. This is more than a music class. This is Reba's life, business, and country music MasterClass.