The Hunt for Vulcan [EPUB]
27 January 2016, 18:04
2015 | EPUB | 9.12MB
The captivating, all-but-forgotten story of Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, and the search for a planet that never existed
For more than fifty years, the world’s top scientists searched for the “missing” planet Vulcan, whose existence was mandated by Isaac Newton’s theories of gravity. Countless hours were spent on the hunt for the elusive orb, and some of the era’s most skilled astronomers even claimed to have found it.
There was just one problem: It was never there.
In The Hunt for Vulcan, Thomas Levenson follows the visionary scientists who inhabit the story of the phantom planet, starting with Isaac Newton, who in 1687 provided an explanation for all matter in motion throughout the universe, leading to Urbain-Jean-Joseph Le Verrier, who almost two centuries later built on Newton’s theories and discovered Neptune, becoming the most famous scientist in the world. Le Verrier attempted to surpass that triumph by predicting the existence of yet another planet in our solar system, Vulcan.
It took Albert Einstein to discern that the mystery of the missing planet was a problem not of measurements or math but of Newton’s theory of gravity itself. Einstein’s general theory of relativity proved that Vulcan did not and could not exist, and that the search for it had merely been a quirk of operating under the wrong set of assumptions about the universe. Levenson tells the previously untold tale of how the “discovery” of Vulcan in the nineteenth century set the stage for Einstein’s monumental breakthrough, the greatest individual intellectual achievement of the twentieth century.
A dramatic human story of an epic quest, The Hunt for Vulcan offers insight into how science really advances (as opposed to the way we’re taught about it in school) and how the best work of the greatest scientists reveals an artist’s sensibility. Opening a new window onto our world, Levenson illuminates some of our most iconic ideas as he recounts one of the strangest episodes in the history of science.
A Great and Noble Scheme: The Tragic Story of the Expulsion of the French Acadians from Their American Homeland [EPUB]
27 January 2016, 18:03
2005 | EPUB | 5.89MB
In 1755, New England troops embarked on a "great and noble scheme" to expel 18,000 French-speaking Acadians ("the neutral French") from Nova Scotia, killing thousands, separating innumerable families, and driving many into forests where they waged a desperate guerrilla resistance. The right of neutrality; to live in peace from the imperial wars waged between France and England; had been one of the founding values of Acadia; its settlers traded and intermarried freely with native Mikmaq Indians and English Protestants alike. But the Acadians' refusal to swear unconditional allegiance to the British Crown in the mid-eighteenth century gave New Englanders, who had long coveted Nova Scotia's fertile farmland, pretense enough to launch a campaign of ethnic cleansing on a massive scale. John Mack Faragher draws on original research to weave 150 years of history into a gripping narrative of both the civilization of Acadia and the British plot to destroy it.
The 1902 Pittsburgh Pirates: Treachery and Triumph [EPUB]
27 January 2016, 18:02
2015 | EPUB | 5.03MB
After many years of being an also-ran in the National league, the Pittsburgh Pirates' fortunes changed dramatically following the 1899 season after a monumental deal with the Louisville Colonels. The addition of star players such as Fred Clarke, Honus Wagner, Tommy Leach and Deacon Phillippe allowed Pittsburgh to become the first baseball dynasty of the twentieth century as they won National League pennants in 1901, 1902 and 1903. Without question, the 1902 Pirates aggregation was the greatest of those three squads. This definitive historical account examines the record-breaking 1902 Pittsburgh season, the politics that shaped baseball's landscape during that time period and the players who were responsible for allowing that squad to claim its rightful place in baseball history.
The Hunt for KSM: Inside the Pursuit and Takedown of the Real 9/11 Mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed [EPUB]
27 January 2016, 18:01
2013 | EPUB | 2.26MB
The definitive account of the decade-long pursuit and capture of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the terrorist mastermind of 9/11
Only minutes after United 175 plowed into the World Trade Center's South Tower, people in positions of power correctly suspected who was behind the assault: Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda. But it would be 18 months after September 11 before investigators would capture the actual mastermind of the attacks, the man behind bin Laden himself.
That monster is the man who got his hands dirty while Osama fled; the man who was responsible for setting up Al Qaeda's global networks, who personally identified and trained its terrorists, and who personally flew bomb parts on commercial airlines to test their invisibility. That man withstood waterboarding and years of other intense interrogations, not only denying Osama's whereabouts but making a literal game of the proceedings, after leading his pursuers across the globe and back. That man is Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and he is still, to this day, the most significant Al Qaeda terrorist in captivity.
In THE HUNT FOR KSM, Terry McDermott and Josh Meyer go deep inside the US government's dogged but flawed pursuit of this elusive and dangerous man. One pair of agents chased him through countless false leads and narrow escapes for five years before 9/11. And now, drawing on a decade of investigative reporting and unprecedented access to hundreds of key sources, many of whom have never spoken publicly-as well as jihadis and members of KSM's family and support network-this is a heart-pounding trip inside the dangerous, classified world of counterterrorism and espionage.
An Intimate War: An Oral History of the Helmand Conflict, 1978-2012 [EPUB]
27 January 2016, 17:59
2014 | EPUB | 2.84MB
An Intimate War tells the story of the last thirty-four years of conflict in Helmand Province, Afghanistan as seen through the eyes of the Helmandis. In the West, this period is often defined through different lenses--the Soviet intervention, the civil war, the Taliban, and the post-2001 nation-building era. Yet, as experienced by local inhabitants, the Helmand conflict is a perennial one, involving the same individuals, families and groups, and driven by the same arguments over land, water and power.
This book--based on both military and research experience in Helmand and 150 interviews in Pashto--offers a very different view of Helmand from those in the media. It demonstrates how outsiders have most often misunderstood the ongoing struggle in Helmand and how, in doing so, they have exacerbated the conflict, perpetuated it and made it more violent--precisely the opposite of what was intended when their interventions were launched. Mike Martin's oral history of Helmand underscores the absolute imperative of understanding the highly local, personal, and non-ideological nature of internal conflict in much of the 'third' world.
Mindfulness & Yoga Skills for Children and Adolescents [EPUB]
27 January 2016, 16:33
2015 | EPUB | 2.36MBMB
New and unique exercises in yoga, meditation, guided imagery and somatic explorations fill this comprehensive skills guide. This book is brimming with 115 practical and easy to use tools and stories supporting critical life skills for families, classrooms and therapy sessions.
Holistic strategies include:
- Meditation to support body-mind-spirit connection
- Yoga pose adaptations for Autism, sensory processing & special needs
- Trauma sensitive and grounding guided imagery
- Parenting tools to tune to our somatic self and enjoy silence and nature
- Designing a personal mantra and contemplation
- Classroom interventions for building life skills
Bhakti Flow Yoga: A Training Guide for Practice and Life [EPUB]
27 January 2016, 16:31
2015 | EPUB | 1.65MB
A guide to Bhakti Flow Yoga, a style of yoga that emphasizes a seamless connection between the breath and the movements of the body–by a popular San Francisco-based yogi.
This is a comprehensive guide to the history and practice of Bhakti Flow Yoga, a synthesis of Bhakti yoga (the yoga of devotion) and Vinyasa Flow.
This book describes
- the foundations of Bhakti Flow Yoga, with an historical overview and an explanation of the basics of practice
- the energetic side of this practice, including subtle body, meditation, sound (Nada Yoga), prana, pranayama, koshas (sheaths of the subtle body), chakras, nadis (energy pathways), and bandhas (energy locks), and more
- the Bhakti Flow Yoga lifestyle: An overview of Ayurveda, including the doshas (constitution), nutrition, taste, and digestion, along with recommended Ayurvedic diet guidelines for general health. The section on vegetarianism offers practical advice on making the diet work for you.
- the practice of Bhakti Flow Yoga: The section is divided into pose families, which include Basics, Standing Poses, Standing Balance Poses, Core, Arm Balances and Inversions, Backbends, Seated Poses and Twists, and Restorative Poses. The author unpacks each of the yoga poses, with details on both physical and spiritual considerations of each pose. There are also discussions on drishti (point of focus), how to start a home practice, and practical tips for pregnant students or those with high blood pressure.
Rusty Wells includes two sample sequences, along with recommendations on sequencing in general. The Beginner's Sequence is gentle, complete, and accessible for all body types. The Surya Flow 1 Sequence is an example of a strong one-hour vinyasa practice that can easily be a launching pad for more creativity. Wells also provides valuable insights on teaching yoga.
Musings of a Chinese Gourmet [EPUB]
27 January 2016, 16:30
2008 | EPUB | 11.92MB
This book, written in the early 1950s by a former Chinese ambassador to London, is a cultured and entertaining view of the gastronomic side of Chinese life. F.T. Cheng sets out to show Westerners that there was a lot more to Chinese food culture than chop suey. It is a wonderful reminder of the richness and depth of Chinese culture from a man who also completely understood the West.
My Paris Market Cookbook: A Culinary Tour of French Flavors and Seasonal Recipes [EPUB]
27 January 2016, 16:29
2015 | EPUB | 18.42MB
Based on Emily Dilling’s popular blog, My Paris Market Cookbook: A Culinary Tour of French Flavors and Seasonal Recipes takes readers on a tour of Paris’s growing artisanal and craft food scene. Visits to markets with local farmers, coffee roasters, and craft brewers in the city offer insight into the exciting development of local food movements in the city of lights and its surrounding region. Complete with seasonal recipes inspired by local products, farmers, chefs, restaurants, and cafés, My Paris Market Cookbook brings the experience of shopping for, and cooking with, fresh locally grown products into readers’ homes and kitchens.
A guide for a new generation of culinary travelers, My Paris Market Cookbook provides curious cooks and avid Francophiles with an unique itinerary for rediscovering the city, including tips on how to find the best off-the-beaten path natural wine bars, craft breweries, urban gardens, and farm-to-table cafés and restaurants. It’s the perfect handbook for travelers, food lovers, or anyone visiting or living in France—and those of us who just want to cook and eat like we do!
Hidden City: The Secret Alleys, Courts & Yards of London's Square Mile [EPUB]
27 January 2016, 16:28
2011 | EPUB | 13.67MB
"Sir, if you wish to have a just notion of the magnitude of this city, you must not be satisfied with seeing its great streets and squares, but must survey its innumerable little lanes and courts." Such was Samuel Johnson's advice to his companion Boswell, and more than two centuries later his advice is still just as valid. To a great degree the real London - the fascination of extraordinary goings-on during its long history, of famous Londoners past and present, and of some of its finest and most diverse architectural treasures - is often to be found not in its more famous streets and squares but in the small and obscure places which so many of us simply miss. David Long uncovers these forgotten locations and brings to life their fascinating history in his own inimitable style.
The London Scene by Virginia Woolf [EPUB]
27 January 2016, 16:27
2013 | EPUB | 2.28MB
Virginia Woolf relished any opportunity for a stroll around London. She found great pleasure in observing the city and its people – noticing the subtle details that others often miss. In this collection of stunning essays, Woolf gives us an intimate tour of her beloved hometown. We venture through unfamiliar pockets of London and revisit its most famous landmarks; we smell the salty air of the East End docks and hear the echoing sounds inside the Houses of Parliament; Woolf transports us to the bustle of Oxford Street and the more peaceful moments on Hampstead Heath.
Originally published bi-monthly in 1931 by Good Housekeeping, the essays in The London Scene exhibit Virginia Woolf at the height of her literary powers and present an unparalleled and meditative portrait of an extraordinary metropolis – capturing the London of the 1930s and also the eternal city we recognise today.
A History of London in 100 Places [EPUB]
27 January 2016, 16:25
2014 | EPUB | 7.9MB
Shaped by invasion, occupation and immigration, and upheavals as diverse as the Great Fire, the Blitz and the Big Bang, London’s history is unmatched for variety and drama. Sharing his passion and expert knowledge, David Long selects 100 places that best tell this incredible story. Discover Roman temples, Saxon burial mounds, frost fairs on the frozen Thames, Georgian windmills, and one old brown shoe, each with its own unique insight into a critical period of London’s evolution.
Whether you prefer to explore history on your feet or from an armchair, this little book will captivate and surprise, revealing oft-overlooked gems among the famous landmarks and the hidden stories locked within.
Understanding the Human Factor: Life and Its Impact [TTC Video]
27 January 2016, 15:00
Course No 1557 | AVI, XviD, 640x480 | AC3, 192 kbps, 2 Ch | 24x30 mins | 4.58GB
The year is 8000 B.C. A man wanders across a field of prairie grasses in search of edible berries and roots and wild game to feed his family. As he walks, the tips of the grasses brush against him, releasing seeds. He collects a few of these seeds and brings them back to his camp. Later, he notices that when they fall on earth, they begin to sprout, and a new plant grows.
In small moments like these, the path of Homo sapiens sapiens is changed forever. The process of domesticating plants and animals reflects the greatest transition in the history of humankind—one that served to make us the humans we are today. This momentous innovation, which allowed human beings to become the dominant species on earth, sparked a chain reaction that laid the foundation for human civilization:
- By mastering the complexities of herding and farming, human beings secured their food supply indefinitely.
- These secure food sources led to settled communities and higher population densities around the world.
- With more highly concentrated and populated societies, humans developed complex systems in order to divide labor among individuals and groups.
- This division of labor eventually led to the creation of more specialized and essential human systems, such as government, law, and religion.
Today, we still feel the impact of this early innovation. Inasmuch as humankind has changed the species it domesticates, so have the plants and animals we cultivate and tend changed the shape of our history and lives. These interactions are the key not only to our rise but also our continued success on this planet. In fact, it's been suggested that if contributions from our domesticates suddenly stopped, civilization would almost certainly and instantly collapse.
In Understanding the Human Factor: Life and Its Impact, award-winning educator Professor Gary A. Sojka takes you on a journey through this fascinating story, surveying the remarkable innovations that transformed humankind into the sole agriculturists on our planet.
Over the course of 24 thought-provoking lectures, Professor Sojka draws on the latest science to offer a unique, multidisciplinary perspective on human life seldom available in a single course.
Bringing together insights from a wide variety of fields—including microbiology, genetics, archaeology, and sociology—Professor Sojka weaves a complex and remarkable tale, a fascinating synthesis of science and history that spans from the ancient roots of human culture to some of the most significant issues facing the modern world.
10,000 Years of Change
The course begins with the conversion of human beings from hunter-gatherers into farmers and keepers of livestock. As you explore more than 10,000 years of human history, you'll uncover the remarkable innovations, adaptations, and evolutions that have affected people and their plant and animal domesticates.
You'll view this grand story from a variety of perspectives. Through the lens of science, you'll explore the biological implications of cultivation and see how breeding practices have altered the genetic makeup of our domesticates. Focusing on history and anthropology, you'll examine how these changes, in turn, affected humankind and formed the foundation for the development of human civilization and culture. Your understanding of this rich story is enhanced with evidence drawn from many areas of study, including genetic research, archaeological excavation, carbon dating, mitochondrial DNA, and comparative linguistics.
As you explore this history, you'll trace a number of foundational ideas that lie at the heart of this field of study:
- Domestication is a mutually beneficial partnership between humans and the plants and animals they cultivate.
- Not any wild species can be domesticated. In each human-domesticate relationship, the plant or animal has "met us partway," exhibiting characteristics and behaviors that make domestication possible.
- Domestication is a two-way street. Just as we have changed the animals, plants, and microbes we have domesticated, so have we been changed through our relationship with them.
Along the way, you'll encounter fascinating facts and unexpected insights that bring this topic to life. Some of these intriguing details include these:
- The story of the domestication of dogs: Modern-day dogs originally arose from outcast members of wolf packs. Those animals that exhibited a weaker "flight response" could tolerate human communities and soon learned how to benefit from this interaction.
- Unexpected domesticates: Domesticates don't live only in the barnyard. Some important domesticates include the yeast used to brew beer and bake bread, the microbes that produce antibiotics, and mice that are bred to be used in the laboratory.
- The "expatriation" of species: While we may think of tomatoes as quintessentially Italian, potatoes as typically Irish, and horses as icons of the American West, all these species—and many others that we associate with particular regions—are actually foreign transplants whose identification with these regions is shaped by human intervention.
- The impact of domesticates on humans: Without sled dogs, Inuit peoples could not have moved into Arctic climates, just as desert peoples needed camels to thrive in their environment.
Glimpse the Future of Humankind
In addition to illuminating the distant past of humanity, Understanding the Human Factor also sheds light on current and future developments in the human experience. As you trace modern developments, you'll see how some of humankind's most advanced innovations—including such new technologies as artificial insemination, cloning, and interspecies gene transfer—are part of the ongoing relationship the human species has formed with its domesticates.
You'll also explore the repercussions and implications of humankind's "grand experiment" in domestication. As you'll see, the story of domestication serves as the foundation for some of the most hotly debated issues in the modern world, including sustainability, animal rights, agribusiness, pollution, and world hunger. Through his balanced and scientifically based discussion of humankind's history of food production, Professor Sojka provides you with the context to understand both these debates themselves and our species' capacity for contending with these issues.
An Unprecedented Perspective on Life on Earth
In Understanding the Human Factor, you'll gain a unique and valuable opportunity to grasp the full story of humankind's relationship to domestication. Through this single course, you'll encounter a synthesis of insights drawn from a wide range of disciplines.
As an award-winning educator and a practitioner of agriculture and animal husbandry, Professor Sojka is the perfect guide for this grand saga. Weaving together material from a wide range of scholarly viewpoints, he presents a one-of-a-kind vision of humankind's unique role on Earth.
Join Professor Sojka for this enlightening view of the human story, and discover valuable truths about one of the most important developments in the history of the human species—one that has laid the foundation for all of human culture and that will continue to have implications for our future.
Crete 1941: The Battle and the Resistance [Audiobook]
27 January 2016, 14:53
2015 | MP3@64 kbps | 14 hrs 17 mins | 400.84MB
The best-selling author of Stalingrad and D-Day vividly reconstructs the epic WWII struggle for Crete - reissued with a new introduction.
Nazi Germany expected its airborne attack on Crete in 1941 to be a textbook victory based on tactical surprise. Little did they know that the British, using Ultra intercepts, had already laid a careful trap. It should have been the first German defeat of the war, but a fatal misunderstanding turned the battle around.
Prize-winning historian and best-selling author Antony Beevor lends his gift for storytelling to this important conflict, showing not only how the situation turned bad for Allied forces but also how ferocious Cretan freedom fighters mounted a heroic resistance. Originally published in 1991, Crete 1941 is a breathtaking account of a momentous battle of World War II.
Power & Grace: The Structure Of Man [Video]
27 January 2016, 14:27
MP4/M4V, AVC, 720x406/1024x576 | AAC, 128 kbps, 2 Ch | 9 Modules | 7.17GB
Sabin Howard breaks down the human form and provides valuable insight on constructing realistic human sculptures and drawings.
The 5 most important lessons:
- Understand the major anatomical landmarks and specific planes of man.
- Lean the importance of rhythms and silhouettes in the human figure and how essential they are to figure drawing.
- Using traditional methods, properly convey the human figure in dynamic poses.
- How to draw proper proportions of he human anatomy and the muscles that develop it.
- A solid grasp on the human facial structure and the complex muscles around it
The Gulag Archipelago, Volume l: The Prison Industry and Perpetual Motion [Audiobook]
27 January 2016, 13:43
2011 | M4B@64 kbps | 26 hrs 1 min | 730.01MB
In this masterpiece, Solzhenitsyn has orchestrated thousands of incidents and individual histories into one narrative of unflagging power and momentum. Written in a tone that encompasses Olympian wrath, bitter calm, savage irony, and sheer comedy, it combines history, autobiography, documentary, and political analysis as it examines in its totality the Soviet apparatus of repression from its inception following the October Revolution of 1917.
This volume involves us in the innocent victim's arrest and preliminary detention and the stages by which he is transferred across the breadth of the Soviet Union to his ultimate destination: the hard-labor camp.
The Gulag Archipelago, Volume II: The Destructive-Labor Camps and The Soul and Barbed Wire [Audiobook]
27 January 2016, 13:41
2011 | M4B@64 kbps | 27 hrs 35 mins | 776.02MB
This second volume in Solzhenitsyn’s narrative chronicles the appalling inhumanity of the Soviets' "Destructive-Labor Camps" and the fate of prisoners in them—felling timber, building canals and railroads, and mining gold without equipment or adequate food or clothing, and subject always to the caprices of the camp authorities. Most tragic of all is the life of the women prisoners and the luckless children they bear.
Once again, this chronicle of appalling inhumanity is made endurable by the vitality and emotional range of the writing. In one truly remarkable chapter, a parody of an anthropological treatise, Solzhenitsyn achieves new heights of sardonic wit. And in the final section, the music changes and he provides a magnificent coda on the possibilities of redemption and purification through suffering.
The Gulag Archipelago: Volume III: Katorga, Exile, Stalin Is No More [Audiobook]
27 January 2016, 13:38
2000 | M4B@64 kbps | 22 hours | 617.2MB
In this final volume of a towering work that is both literary masterpiece and living memorial to the untold millions of Soviet martyrs, Solzhenitsyn's epic narrative moves to its astounding and unforseen climax. We now see that this great cathedral of a book not only commemorates those massed victims but celebrates the unquenched spirit of resistance that flickered and then burst into flame even in Stalin's "special camps."
Of the Archipelago as a whole, Le Monde has said: "It is the epic of our times. An epic is always the creation of an entire people, written by the one person who has the creative power and the genius to become the spokesman for his nation. And in this work, we hear a people speaking through the impassioned, intrepid, ironic, furious, lyrical, brutal, and often tender voice of the narrator."
Boxing Mastery: Learn from a Trainer of Champions [Video]
27 January 2016, 09:25
MP4, AVC, 5000 kbps, 1920x1080 | AAC, 64 kbps, 2 Ch | 67 Lectures | 2 hours | 4.34GB
This course is based on my 30 years of training professional boxing champions. Join our team now to learn their secrets.
Boxing Mastery is the best video boxing training on the planet. Over the last ten years more than one million people have viewed and learned from Kerry Pharr's online boxing training videos. Men and women, young and old, can learn self defense and how to box with this simple step by step, boxing training.
If you want to learn how to box, get in the best shape of your life, lose weight or turn your body into a lean, mean, fighting machine - then this course is just right for you.
Kerry Pharr is the author of the Amazon Best Selling book, How to Box - Training for Boxing. Pharr has trained a multitude of amateur and professional boxing champions during his 30 years in the sport of boxing. In this course you will learn their secrets.
You will Learn:
- how to guard your body
- the proper boxer's stance
- how to correctly throw punches
- the left jab
- the right cross
- the left hook
- the uppercut
- counter punching
- how to fight from the orthodox and southpaw boxing stances
- defensive techniques
- how to slip a jab
- how to roll under a right hand
- how to parry a punch,
- how to block punches
- the shoulder roll
- how to bob and weave
- how to "float like a butterfly and sting like a bee."
- boxing drills to improve your boxing skills
- many lessons demonstrated by former boxing champions and contenders
- how to build championship, washboard abs
- and so much more
So don't be afraid, join our team now, come inside and we'll show you "How to Box Like a Pro."
You can't lose with the stuff we use, especially with our 30 day money back guarantee.
What are the requirements?
You can actually start this course without any equipment simply by standing in front of a mirror and practicing the punches and movements we show you in the course. You can add a little equipment after you get started. The basic equipment you should add are a set of hand-wraps, a pair of bag gloves and a punching bag or a set of punch mitts.
What am I going to get from this course?
- Over 67 lectures and 2 hours of content!
- You don't have to be a boxer to train like one or to get in the best shape of your life. In this video boxing course I show you the same techniques that I've shown champion boxers during my 30 year involvement in the sport of professional boxing.
- You can get in championship condition, learn self defense or even become a boxer with the things you learn inside this course. As a kid I loved the sport of boxing and since there was no boxing training videos in those days I often looked in the encyclopedia trying to learn how to box. Later on I found a boxing gym where I began to learn how to box. We've have video taped everything for you inside this course. In the videos we show you exactly what you need to do. Just like you were in the gym with us. All you need to do is to view the course material and practice what you learn in the lessons.
Moby Dick: America's Epic [Audiobook]
27 January 2016, 09:23
2014 | MP3@64 kbps | 4 hrs 16 mins | 123.53MB
American writers have long sought to compose "the great American novel", or "America's epic", Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn and F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby have been advanced as plausible contenders for the title, but no work can mount a more substantial claim than Herman Melville's Moby Dick, or The Whale. In this engaging series of lectures, beloved Modern Scholar professor Timothy B. Shutt guides listeners on a fascinating investigation of the tale, examining the work as a whole and exploring the life of its creator, Herman Melville.
Dickens and Twain: Capturing 19th Century Britain and America [Audiobook]
27 January 2016, 09:22
2013 | MP3@64 kbps | 4 hrs 39 mins | 134.93MB
Few writers are more often read, and better loved, than Charles Dickens and Samuel Langhorne Clemens - Mark Twain. Many of the characters populating their novels have become household words, cultural landmarks in their own right - Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, David Copperfield and Oliver Twist. It is as if we have known them life-long. In this course we take a look at the lives and works of both authors, comparing and celebrating them in their use of use language, in their humor - and both, of course, are master humorists - in their evocation of character, and in their evocation and evaluation of the social world in which they find themselves.
The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy, 2nd Edition [EPUB]
27 January 2016, 08:25
2009 | EPUB | 1.59MB
In The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy, business professor Pietra Rivoli takes the reader on a fascinating around-the-world adventure to reveal the life story of her six-dollar T-shirt. Traveling from a West Texas cotton field to a Chinese factory, and from trade negotiations in Washington to a used clothing market in Africa, Rivoli examines international trade through the life story of this simple product. Combining a compelling story with substantive scholarship, Rivoli shows that both globalization's critics and its cheerleaders have oversimplified the world of international trade.
As Rivoli spoke with businesspeople around the world who played a part in her T-shirt's life, she was forced to confront her own assumptions about the political, economic, and ethical effects of globalization. Trained as a classical economist, Rivoli expected the story of her T-shirt to reveal the undeniable benefits of global free trade and the misguided ideas of the anti-globalization movement. Instead, she found that "free markets" usually aren't free; that even the staunchest allies of free trade regularly benefit from its restriction; and that the alleged "victims" of globalization are often its greatest beneficiaries. While the globalization debate remains centered on the perils versus the promise of competitive economic markets, Rivoli finds that the life story of her T-shirt turns as much on power and politics as it does on markets.
The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy uses a simple T-shirt to reveal the politics and the human side of the globalization debate. Within the fabric of every product are fascinating businesses, good and bad politics, revealing histories, and especially the hopes and dreams of real people. These people's stories—and the story of the T-shirt that ties them together—present the most nuanced look yet at the economics and politics of globalization.
Study Chess with Tal: Chess Tactics from the Grandmaster [EPUB]
27 January 2016, 08:15
2013 | EPUB | 12.39MB
Mikhail Tal is one of the all-time chess greats. In 1960 he became the youngest champion in world history at the age of 23, sweeping to victory at his first attempt. His extraordinary tactical ability has never been bettered, and his reputation goes from strength to strength. This absorbing book, first published in the early 1980s, is based on diaries kept by Tal's coach from their training sessions, and this unique perspective makes it a fascinating and effective chess instructor, written in engaging language and suitable for teenagers as well as older readers.
It shows how Tal achieved greatness through hard work, application and the influence of a world-class coach, and through this book modern readers can catch a glimpse of the development of a true chess genius. The book is fully updated and converted to algebraic format.
Shame and Wonder: Essays [EPUB]
27 January 2016, 08:13
2016 | EPUB | 13.27MB
For fans of John Jeremiah Sullivan, Leslie Jamison, Geoff Dyer, and W. G. Sebald, the twenty-one essays in David Searcy's debut collection are captivating, daring–and completely unlike anything else you've read before. Forging connections between the sublime and the mundane, this is a work of true grace, wisdom, and joy.
Expansive in scope but deeply personal in perspective, the pieces in Shame and Wonder are born of a vast, abiding curiosity, one that has led David Searcy into some strange and beautiful territory, where old Uncle Scrooge comic books reveal profound truths, and the vastness of space becomes an expression of pure love. Whether ruminating on an old El Camino pickup truck, those magical prizes lurking in the cereal boxes of our youth, or a lurid online ad for "Sexy Girls Near Dallas," Searcy brings his unique blend of affection and suspicion to the everyday wonders that surround and seduce us. In "Nameless," he ruminates on spirituality and the fate of an unknown tightrope walker who falls to his death in Texas in the 1880s, buried as a local legend but without a given name. "The Hudson River School" weaves together Google Maps, classical art, and dental hygiene into a story that explores–with exquisite humor and grace–the seemingly impossible angles at which our lives often intersect. And in "An Enchanted Tree Near Fredericksburg," countless lovers carve countless hearts into the gnarled trunk of an ancient oak tree, leaving their marks to be healed, lifted upward, and, finally, absorbed.
A Day at the Beach: Recollections [EPUB]
27 January 2016, 08:05
2013 | EPUB | 2.19MB
With these interwoven autobiographical essays, Geoffrey Wolff, author of the acclaimed The Duke of Deception, recounts the moral (and immoral) education of a writer, friend, husband, and father, as he offers his spirited, elegant, and deeply felt observations on an extraordinary life: from wildly dysfunctional childhood Christmases to a concupiscent career teaching literature in Istanbul; from a victory over the chaos of drink to a life-affirming surrender to the majesty of the Matterhorn; and from a foundering friendship to the transcending love of family.
He shares with us, then, the wisdom of an alert man learning through the unsettling collisions of time, place, and local custom, and through the force of hardship and hazard, to bring his many disparate selves together – with astonishing high-stakes candor and dazzling literary agility.
Nero's Killing Machine: The True Story of Rome's Remarkable 14th Legion [EPUB]
27 January 2016, 08:04
2004 | EPUB | 0.8MB
The 14th Gemina Martia Victrix Legion was the most celebrated unit of the early Roman Empire–a force that had been wiped out under Julius Caesar, reformed, and almost wiped out again. After participating in the a.d. 43 invasion of Britain, the 14th Legion achieved its greatest glory when it put down the famous rebellion of the Britons under Boudicca. Numbering less than 10,000 men, the disciplined Roman killing machine defeated 230,000 rampaging rebels, slaughtering 80,000 with only 400 Roman losses–an accomplishment that led the emperor Nero to honor the legion with the title ""Conqueror of Britain."" In this gripping book, second in the author’s definitive histories of the legions of ancient Rome, Stephen Dando-Collins brings the 14th Legion to life, offering military history aficionados a unique soldier’s-eye view of their tactics, campaigns, and battles.
A Geek in Thailand: Discovering the Land of Golden Buddhas, Pad Thai and Kickboxing [EPUB]
27 January 2016, 08:02
2016 | EPUB + PDF | 27.54/84.45MB
A Geek in Thailand is a light-hearted but perceptive look at one of the world's most visited countries from the viewpoint of a young foreign resident.
More than just a Thai travel guide, it offers a concise but insightful take on Thailand for tourists, expats, would-be expats, and others—anyone, in fact, with an interest in visiting or learning about the Land of Smiles.
Packed with short articles accompanied by sidebar stories and interviews and evocative color photographs, the author paints a vivid and revealing picture of a country built on a deep reverence for nation, religion and monarchy, yet with its own distinct, individualistic perspective.
Subjects range from the touchstones of Thai culture and history, such as its politics and economy, Buddhism and folklore, to chapters on traditional Thai design and craftsmanship, including its highly acclaimed architecture and fine silk textiles. There are also chapters on the globally popular Thai food and entertainment like kickboxing and cabaret. Chapters on the Thai character and cultural do's and don'ts will allow the reader to go beyond the Thai smile.
For visitors to the country, the author includes his top ten things to see and do in the main tourist destinations as well as an account of the main festivals and tips on getting around.
A Geek in Thailand contains titbits that on the surface may seem as weird as they are wonderful but are sure to spark the reader's interest.
Down To The Sea In Ships: Of Ageless Oceans and Modern Men [EPUB]
27 January 2016, 08:01
2014 | EPUB | 0.9MB
For millennia, the seaways have carried our goods, cultures and ideas, the terrors of war and the bounties of peace - and they have never been busier than they are today. But though our normality depends on shipping, it is a world which passes largely unconsidered, unseen and unrecorded. Out of sight, in every lonely corner of every sea, through every night, every day, and every imaginable weather, tiny crews of seafarers work the giant ships which keep landed life afloat. These ordinary men (and they are mostly men) live extraordinary lives, subject to pressures we know - families, relationships, dreams and fears - and to dangers and difficulties we can only imagine, from hurricanes and pirates to years of confinement in hazardous, if not hellish, environments.
Horatio Clare joins two container ships, travelling in the company of their crews and captains. Together they experience unforgettable journeys: the first, from East to West (Felixstowe to Los Angeles, via Suez) is rich with Mediterranean history, torn with typhoon nights and gilded with an unearthly Pacific peace; the second northerly passage, from Antwerp to Montreal, reeks of diesel, wuthers with gales and goes to frozen regions of the North Atlantic, in deep winter, where the sea itself seems haunted.
In Clare's vibrant prose a modern industry does battle with implacable forces, as the ships cross seas of history and incident, while seafarers unfold the stories of their lives, telling their tales and yarns. A beautiful and terrifying portrait of the oceans and their human subjects, and a fascinating study of big business afloat, Down to the Sea in Ships is a moving tribute to those who live and work on the great waters, far from land.
The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The U.S. Standard of Living since the Civil War [EPUB]
27 January 2016, 07:59
2016 | EPUB + AZW3 | 5.54/6.87MB
In the century after the Civil War, an economic revolution improved the American standard of living in ways previously unimaginable. Electric lighting, indoor plumbing, home appliances, motor vehicles, air travel, air conditioning, and television transformed households and workplaces. With medical advances, life expectancy between 1870 and 1970 grew from forty-five to seventy-two years. Weaving together a vivid narrative, historical anecdotes, and economic analysis, The Rise and Fall of American Growth provides an in-depth account of this momentous era. But has that era of unprecedented growth come to an end?
Gordon challenges the view that economic growth can or will continue unabated, and he demonstrates that the life-altering scale of innovations between 1870 and 1970 can't be repeated. He contends that the nation's productivity growth, which has already slowed to a crawl, will be further held back by the vexing headwinds of rising inequality, stagnating education, an aging population, and the rising debt of college students and the federal government. Gordon warns that the younger generation may be the first in American history that fails to exceed their parents' standard of living, and that rather than depend on the great advances of the past, we must find new solutions to overcome the challenges facing us.
A critical voice in the debates over economic stagnation, The Rise and Fall of American Growth is at once a tribute to a century of radical change and a harbinger of tougher times to come.
The Global Minotaur: America, Europe and the Future of the Global Economy, 3rd Edition [EPUB]
27 January 2016, 07:58
2015 | EPUB | 0.8MB
In this remarkable and provocative book, Yanis Varoufakis, former finance minister of Greece, explodes the myth that financialisation, ineffectual regulation of banks, greed and globalisation were the root causes of both the Eurozone crisis and the global economic crisis. Rather, they are symptoms of a much deeper malaise which can be traced all the way back to the Great Crash of 1929, then on through to the 1970s: the time when a Global Minotaur was born.
Today's deepening crisis in Europe is just one of the inevitable symptoms of the weakening Minotaur; of a global system which is now as unsustainable as it is imbalanced. Going beyond this, Varoufakis reveals how we might reintroduce a modicum of reason into what has become a perniciously irrational economic order.
An essential account of the socio-economic events and hidden histories that have shaped the world as we now know it.
Crunch Point: The 21 Secrets to Succeeding When It Matters Most [EPUB]
27 January 2016, 07:55
2006 | EPUB | 0.4MB
It’s inevitable: no matter what industry, no matter how well run the company or department, unexpected problems emerge, setbacks occur, and crises arise. The difference between success and failure during these crucial moments is in how (and whether) one rises to the occasion. In Crunch Point, success expert Brian Tracy lets readers in on the secrets to shining in the kind of tough situations that make others fall apart.
Written in Tracy’s trademark direct style, each short, to-the-point chapter is packed with powerful techniques that will enable readers to deal swiftly and effectively with any difficulty that comes their way. The book presents proven strategies to:
- stay calm
- take control of the problem
- communicate clearly and quickly with key people
- project confidence and authority
- eliminate barriers blocking a speedy resolution
- focus on key result areas
- tap one’s inner reserves of energy and strength
- and much more!
With Crunch Point, readers will not only learn how to survive the most stressful and difficult situations -- but thrive in the face of tremendous pressure and come out a winner.
The Standout Business Plan [EPUB]
27 January 2016, 07:53
2014 | EPUB | 6.26MB
Too many business plans focus on the details most important to the managers or business owners writing them. . . and fail to address the questions most crucial to potential backers. This immensely practical and eminently readable book shows readers how to create a business plan that speaks directly to investors and lenders and makes it easy for them to say yes.
Featuring case studies and examples of both what to do and what not to do, the book reveals how to:
- Include the vital information backers need, while leaving out extraneous filler that gets in the way
- Address key factors such as market demand, competition, and strategy
- Spell out the essence of your business proposition
- Outline resources and financial forecasts
- Assess risk from the backer's perspective
- Evaluate and improve the plan to ensure its success
With the easy-to-follow guidance in The Standout Business Plan, now anyone can present a clear, concise, and convincing case that will win them the funding they need to succeed.
Note: This book is designed for readers developing business plans for the U.S. and Canadian marketplaces.
Adversity Quotient at Work: Finding Your Hidden Capacity For Getting Things Done [EPUB]
27 January 2016, 07:51
2010 | EPUB | 15.48MB
From the first sip of your morning coffee to the last sheep you count at night, you will face an average of 23 adversities, predicts author Paul G. Stoltz in this follow-up to the best-selling The Adversity Quotient. The key to coping, he says, lies in improving your Adversity Quotient--"the measurable, precise, and unconscious way you respond to adversity." Here, Stoltz applies AQ to the challenges of working in the "entrepreneurial, high-velocity New Economy."
First, he details the bad news: AQ is hardwired into you during your youth by parental models and early experiences. But the good news--that your AQ can be improved and put to work on your job--is the promise this book capably delivers. Stoltz, an organizational communications expert who has measured the Adversity Quotient of 100,000 people, is fond of using mountain-climbing metaphors to describe elements of organizational adversity. For example, low AQers are "quitters" who have given up the climb or "campers" who have found a safe, shady spot. But for the resilient high AQers, "the climbers," there ain't no mountain high enough.
The lower your AQ, the more of a toll job stress will take, warns Stoltz, whose assessment tools for measuring AQ are as detailed as his strategies for creating a "climbing culture" in your organization. The pages are packed with maps, self-assessments, specific strategies, and smart end-of-chapter summaries. This hands-on approach is undermined at times by too many metaphors, acronyms, and lists, as well as a tendency to oversell AQ as a predictor of success. Still, for executives, managers, and employees alike, The Adversity Quotient @ Work is a supportive and strategic home-schooling course for coping with the demands of today's workplace.
Capital in the Twenty-First Century [Audiobook]
27 January 2016, 07:06
2014 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 25 hrs 3mins | 715.51MB
What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital? Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality, the concentration of wealth, and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political economy. But satisfactory answers have been hard to find for lack of adequate data and clear guiding theories. In Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Thomas Piketty analyzes a unique collection of data from 20 countries, ranging as far back as the 18th century, to uncover key economic and social patterns. His findings will transform debate and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about wealth and inequality.
Piketty shows that modern economic growth and the diffusion of knowledge have allowed us to avoid inequalities on the apocalyptic scale predicted by Karl Marx. But we have not modified the deep structures of capital and inequality as much as we thought in the optimistic decades following World War II. The main driver of inequality - the tendency of returns on capital to exceed the rate of economic growth - today threatens to generate extreme inequalities that stir discontent and undermine democratic values. But economic trends are not acts of God. Political action has curbed dangerous inequalities in the past, Piketty says, and may do so again.
A work of extraordinary ambition, originality, and rigor, Capital in the Twenty-First Century reorients our understanding of economic history and confronts us with sobering lessons for today.
Born Again: What Really Happened to the White House Hatchet Man [Audiobook]
27 January 2016, 06:29
2011 | MP3@64 kbps | 13 hrs 20 mins | 376.37MB
In 1974 Charles W. Colson pleaded guilty to Watergate-related offenses and, after a tumultuous investigation, served seven months in prison. In his search for meaning and purpose in the face of the Watergate scandal, Colson penned Born Again. This unforgettable memoir shows a man who, seeking fulfillment in success and power, found it, paradoxically, in national disgrace and prison. In more than three decades since its initial publication, Born Again has brought hope and encouragement to millions. This remarkable story of new life continues to influence lives around the world. This expanded edition includes a brand-new introduction and a new epilogue by Colson, recounting the writing of his bestselling book and detailing some of the ways his background and ministry have brought hope and encouragement to so many.
Introduction to Cyber Security [Video]
27 January 2016, 03:30
MP4, AVC, 1280x720 | AAC, 64 kbps, 2 Ch | 13 hours | 2.1GB
Learn the basic and vital components of Cyber Security & Cyberspace. In this course you learn cyber security components!
Many people interpret and decide on what cyber security is, some see cyber security as a continuation of evolved version of it-security, others view it as a completely new branch of security and still others see it as mixture of the two. This course will give you the basics based on actual literature reviews, academic research and personal experience in global projects and work in cyber security, focusing on cyber warfare, espionage, crime and defenses as well as attacks used.
Areas covered in this course include:
- Introduction into "Cyber"
- Explanation of Cyber Areas such as what cyber is, what are the definitions of cyber war, espionage, crime, etc.
- Basic components of Cyber Security such as OSINT, Hacking and Criminal Hackers, Hacker Profiles and Forensics, and much more.
- Details into Cyber Warfare, Espionage and Crime
It is a comprehensive introduction into cyber security and the cyber areas that will help you understand more detailed aspects of the weaknesses, attacks and defenses used to attack or protect critical infrastructure.
If you need more comprehensive "practical" knowledge, we provide courses up to the Mil/DoD spec on these topics.
What am I going to get from this course?
- Over 55 lectures and 13 hours of content!
- Understand components of Cyber Security (i.e. Cyber Warfare, Espionage and Crime)
- Understand how IT-Security has "morphed" into cyber security
- Review latest research into attacks, defenses and reasons for various areas of cyber security
The Complete Retargeting Pixel Advertising Masterclass [Video]
27 January 2016, 02:56
MP4, AVC, 1280x720 | AAC, 64 kbps, 2 Ch | 10 hours | 2.35GB
Increase Sales, Traffic And Conversions By Retargeting Website Visitors With Facebook, YouTube And Google
Learn our simple pixel based retargeting method to advertise to cold website visitors and turn them into paying customers.
We will teach you how to create killer content, place pixels on your website and then follow up using simple and effective ads on Facebook, YouTube and the Google Display network.
What you'll be able to do after taking this course...
- Write Blog Posts That Build Audiences For You And Create Loyal Buyers
- Turn Cold Website Traffic Into Warm Buyer Leads
- Continue To Scale Your Warm Traffic Into Hot, Profitable Subscribers
- Target Your Audience On The Most Popular Sites On The Internet And Drive Daily Sales
We use this pixel retargeting strategy for our own websites and offline clients including international NGOs and Fortune 500 companies. This used to be a well kept secret of large brands and full time marketers but now you can cut through the confusion and implement it for your website and products.
Retargeting Your Website Visitors And Turning Them Into Buyers Doesn't Have To Be HARD Or A MYSTERY Anymore!
We walk you through every step of the method from the top types of blog content to create and the ads to run to convert cold traffic into warm, warm traffic into HOT and how to profit at each step.
What exactly is pixel retargeting?
This is a method that large marketers and brands have used for years and now it's time for you to implement in your business. Every time someone visits your website, a pixel is placed on their website browser. This lets the retageting platforms (Facebook, YouTube and Google Display Network) serve tailored ads to people already interested in your brand and content.
No more advertising to COLD audiences or stabbing in the dark with your paid ads!
Serving ads using pixel retargeting drives your ad spend down while increasing your conversions! If you have just $5 a day to spend on paid advertising, you can start seeing daily sales in your funnels and products.
We cover the three big platforms in pixel retargeting advertising to help you market to your audiences where ever they go...
The platform most people think of when they hear pixel retargeting. Learn our simple steps to grow cold traffic into warm leads and subscribers and turn them into HOT subscribers and sales at every step of your funnel.
This platform is growing daily! Don't miss out and get in early while you can advertise to your audience cheaply and with very high ROI.
Google Display Network Retargeting:
This used to be only for marketers "in the know" but we show you how to cut through the confusion and create professional, responsive ads that fit all the websites in the Google Display Network for free. No more having to hire a graphic designer like the old days!
What Makes This Course Unique?
We’ve got your back. You’ll have a dedicated team of three instructors ready to answer any question you have, or describe something in more detail for you.
As with our other courses, this one will be updated over time with fresh content. All updates for life are included.
The extensive content is broken into easily digestible bits you can rapidly absorb. Engaging exercises along the way help you master the methods so you can see results fast.
You’ll come out with a specific strategy to turn cold traffic into warm and more importantly, warm traffic into SALES. This allows you to begin focusing ON your business and not being stuck working IN your business.
What are the requirements?
- You should already have a website or blog and products that are ready to sell.
- You should have a YouTube and Facebook Account along with an email auto-responder.
- You should have a PayPal account.
- You should be willing to spend at least $5 a day for your paid ads to get positive ROI.
What am I going to get from this course?
- Over 74 lectures and 10 hours of content!
- Create Blog Posts That Drive Traffic, Provide Value, Create Loyalty & Build Retargeting Audiences
- Easily Create A Video To Leverage Your Blog Post Content With Facebook And YouTube
- Set Up, Test, Run And Scale Up A Cold Traffic Campaign Using YouTube And Adword Ads
- Be Able To Set Up, Test, Run And Scale Up A Cold Traffic Campaign Using Facebook Ads
- Build Your Own, Professional Subscriber Building Opt-In And Squeeze Pages
- Create Your Warm Traffic Retargeting Campaigns On Facebook, YouTube And Google Display Network
- Create A High Converting Text Sales Page Or Video Sales Letter
- Run Hot Traffic Campaigns To Convert More Sales
- Create Buyer Campaigns For Larger Sales
- Write Email Autoresponder Sequences That Will Convert Subscribers Into Sales Automatically
Mindset of a 6 Figure Income Earner: How to Craft Yours [Video]
27 January 2016, 02:31
MP4, AVC, 1280x720 | AAC, 64 kbps, 2 Ch | 4.5 hours | 679.11MB
6 figure income earners have specific mindset characteristics & habits. Learn the art of creating abundance today!
Welcome to Mindset of a 6 Figure Income Earner: How to Craft Yours where you will learn the mental strategies necessary to earn 6 figures.
Examine the course image more closely. Notice how there are many different emotions?
How you feel about money is a clue regarding your current mindset.
Your mindset is effecting your results ... for better or worse.
This course covers:
- how an abundant mindset looks and feels. I'm giving you a pictorial representation of mindset (mindset is normally invisible) that's easy to work with, understand and use to create your mental changes.
- how to craft your own.
- what to do, and how to tell, when you don't know if you're mindset is changing.
The information in this course is practical and applicable, immediately. I'm giving you the structure for our family money mindset— which contains the same components, the same structure, that has been researched and proven to be found among wealthy individuals.
I explain the "wealth money mindset" in a simple way so you can see HOW it takes shape just by living a normal, everyday life. I teach you how an abundant mindset looks and feels.
Everything in this course can be applied immediately to help get on the abundant path you desire. It's specifically tailored for individuals with families—how I speak in the lessons and how I approach this topic—because this is how my husband and I work: partnership from the start.
This is how I'm inviting you to enter this course ... as a partnership from the start (between you and I). If you're willing to put in the time and effort to create the results you want, I will be here to help you along the way. I am truly dedicated to your success!
What are the requirements?
- Ask yourself, "What it's worth to me to create the change in my life I desire?" and "What's the cost of me waiting another 6 months, 1 or 2 years before I make the changes I want?"
- Creating anything, including greater abundance, takes time, energy and the fine-tuned ability to focus regardless of distractions. It takes a willingness to do something different. This course is a behind the scenes look at what my family does to cultivate an abundance and success "money" mindset that enables us to earn a 6 figure income. This is NOT a get rich quick scheme. (Those methods are shady. Don't fall for them.) This course is about HOW to set the necessary mental foundation to create increasing wealth, over time. I can not promise that you'll earn 6 figures in your lifetime; that would be irresponsible. (I don't know you personally or whether you'll even follow my suggested formula.) However, I'm more than happy to share tips and and strategies to our mindset, with you here. It just so happens to be the same formula that is rampant among all the 6, and 7, figure earners I know.
What am I going to get from this course?
- Over 39 lectures and 4 hours of content!
- Discover the top 3 things that are going to stop you from achieving your goal and what to do about it.
- Shift from worry about money to feeling easy about it.
- Utilize 16 rich habits to get on the right abundance track.
- Establish calm, clear, confident decision making skills allowing you to be more productive and focused in a 24 hour, 30 or 90 day period regarding money. Indecision and anxiety, be gone!
- Learn how tiny habits create big changes and how to create your own, bolstering your monetary success.
- Become more consistently hopeful, appreciative and trusting about your current money path in life instead of always feeling fear, doubt and anger.
- Distinguish whether or not, using two simple questions, you've altered your limiting beliefs about money. You'll know what steps to take if you haven't.
- Become unstoppable in your ability to create the monetary outcomes you want in life.
- Develop and use powerful mental techniques to create your desired money outcomes.
Smart Customer Management (II): Using the Model [Video]
27 January 2016, 02:09
MP4, AVC, 1280x720 | AAC, 64 kbps, 2 Ch | 6.1 hours | 1.62GB
Managing professionally a customer-centered business
This is the second course in a series of three dedicated to show you what the Smart Customer Management philosophy and model is all about, and how it can help you and your organization dramatically improve its performance by building up customer-centered capabilities.
In this second, intermediate level, course you are going to learn how the Smart Customer Management model works from inside, what is beneath the process areas that your organization needs to cover, and what are the practices and tools that will contribute most to the effective implementation of a customer-centered business model.
At the end of this course you will have a detailed knowledge of what you need to successfully transform your organization into a customer-centered business.
So, let's move on and start making progress!
What am I going to get from this course?
- Over 42 lectures and 6 hours of content!
- Design a step-by-step strategy to transform an organization into a customer-centered business.
Smart Customer Management (III): Implementing the Model [Video]
27 January 2016, 02:06
MP4, AVC, 1280x720 | AAC, 64 kbps, 2 Ch | 3 hours | 1.03GB
Effectively implementing your customer-centered strategy
This is the third course in a series of three dedicated to show you what the Smart Customer Management philosophy and model is all about, and how it can help you and your organization dramatically improve its performance by building up customer-centered capabilities.
In this third, intermediate level, course you are going to learn about MEMODI (Method for Effective Model Implementation), a method specifically designed to effectively implement the Smart Customer Management model.
MEMODI will serve you as a complete how-to implementation guide from the starting up phase of a customer-centered strategy project, passing through how to plan, get organized and allocate your resources and infrastructure, to evaluating and closing the project.
At course completion, MEMODI will become an invaluable tool for a successful implementation of your customer-centered strategy, and to achieve your organizational goals.
Let's start this course!
What am I going to get from this course?
- Over 51 lectures and 3 hours of content!
- Seamlessly manage the implementation of a customer-centered strategy and/or project.
7 Lessons from 7 Product Gurus [Video]
27 January 2016, 01:49
MP4, AVC, 1280x720 | AAC, 64 kbps, 2 Ch | 2.5 hours | 1.06GB
Learn bleeding edge product and growth best practices from Silicon Valley veterans.
If you are interested in building great tech products, this course is for you. The Silicon Valley gurus who built Facebook, Slack, Dropbox, and many more share their secrets and hands-on best practices.
What you’ll learn:
- How product teams at Slack and more define success for their product (and how you too can beat your own expectations)
- How the best product managers decide what to build next (and how you too can get everyone behind your roadmap)
- How product teams at Dropbox and more, boost their audience (and how you too can get everyone to use your product)
Who you’ll learn from:
- Serial entrepreneurs like Nir Eyal (bestselling author of Hooked) and Hiten Shah (founder of KISSmetrics)
- Product gurus like Dan Olsen (author of Lean Product Playbook), Kenneth Berger, (Slack’s first PM), and Rich Mironov
- Growth hackers like Sean Ellis (he coined the term growth hacker!) and Yann Kronberg.
What am I going to get from this course?
Over 16 lectures and 2.5 hours of content! Apply product and growth best practices from Silicon Valley veterans like bestselling author of Hooked Nir Eyal, Slack’s first Product Manager, and father of Growth Hacker movement Sean Ellis, to your own product (or the products you love).
Why Businessmen Need Philosophy [EPUB]
27 January 2016, 01:32
2011 | EPUB | 0.4MB
With government and the media blaming big business for the world economic crisis, capitalism needs all the help it can get. It's the perfect time for this collection of essays presenting a philosophical defense of capitalism by Ayn Rand and other Objectivist intellectuals. Essential and practical, Why Businessmen Need Philosophy reveals the importance of maintaining philosophical principles in the corporate environment at all levels of business from daily operations to executive decisions, and provides the tactical and tactful rational thinking required to defend companies from ideological attacks.
Atlas Shrugged: 35th Anniversary Edition [EPUB]
27 January 2016, 01:30
1992 | EPUB + MOBI | 1.4/2.19MB
Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand's fourth and last novel, it was also her longest, and the one she considered to be her magnum opus in the realm of fiction writing. Atlas Shrugged includes elements of science fiction, mystery, and romance, and it contains Rand's most extensive statement of Objectivism in any of her works of fiction. The book depicts a dystopian United States, wherein many of society's most prominent and successful industrialists abandon their fortunes and the nation itself, in response to aggressive new regulations, whereupon most vital industries collapse.
Viralnomics: How to Get People to Want to Talk About You [EPUB]
27 January 2016, 01:28
2015 | EPUB + MOBI | 3.38/4.24MB
ARE YOU SHARING GREAT WORK, but it seems nobody is listening? Does it seem like you’re at the mercy of social networks’ mysterious algorithms? Do you feel like it is an insurmountable task to understand and leverage social media?
In Viralnomics: How to Get People to Want to Talk About You, Jonathan Goodman shows you how to appeal to people’s desires and get them to share your message as an extension of themselves.
In this engaging, entertaining, and educational quick read you will discover:
- Methods to ethically persuade on social media.
- How to identify and befriend the real influencers (they aren’t who you think they are).
- A concept buried deep in psychological research that holds the secret to purposeful social sharing.
- The two keys to creating true power with Internet marketing.
- How to craft your messages and build your networks.
If you desire to use social media marketing to get your product, service, or small business out to the right audience you don’t need to understand what buttons to push, you need to understand and appeal to the people pushing them. This book will help.
The Best of Benn [EPUB]
27 January 2016, 01:27
2014 | EPUB | 0.6MB
Tony Benn was one of the twentieth century's most charismatic politicians. The Best of Benn showcases his powers of original thinking and communication over seven decades.
From 'the baby of the house' to a retired widower, he was a consistently radical campaigning voice on issues such as the death penalty, the case against the European Union, opposition to war and support of workers' rights.
This volume brings together Tony Benn's electrifying speeches, thoughtful journalism and passionate advocacy of often unconventional causes.
A Blaze of Autumn Sunshine: The Last Diaries [EPUB]
27 January 2016, 01:26
2014 | EPUB | 3.91MB
In this final volume of diaries, Tony Benn reflects on the compensations and the disadvantages of old age.
With the support of a small circle of friends and his extended family, he continues his activities on behalf of social justice, peace and accountability in public life, to a background of political change and the international economic crisis.
Following an illness in 2009 the diaries, kept for over sixty years, cease. Published here alongside these last diaries are Tony Benn’s highly personal insights into the challenges of old age and failing health, of widowhood,and of moving out of the family home after sixty years.
Finally, we share in Tony Benn's hopes for the future based on his years of experience and his natural optimism.
Ametora: How Japan Saved American Style [EPUB]
27 January 2016, 01:25
2015 | EPUB | 9.23MB
Look closely at any typically “American” article of clothing these days, and you may be surprised to see a Japanese label inside. From high-end denim to oxford button-downs, Japanese designers have taken the classic American look—known as ametora, or “American traditional”—and turned it into a huge business for companies like Uniqlo, Kamakura Shirts, Evisu, and Kapital. This phenomenon is part of a long dialogue between Japanese and American fashion; in fact, many of the basic items and traditions of the modern American wardrobe are alive and well today thanks to the stewardship of Japanese consumers and fashion cognoscenti, who ritualized and preserved these American styles during periods when they were out of vogue in their native land.
In Ametora, cultural historian W. David Marx traces the Japanese assimilation of American fashion over the past hundred and fifty years, showing how Japanese trendsetters and entrepreneurs mimicked, adapted, imported, and ultimately perfected American style, dramatically reshaping not only Japan’s culture but also our own in the process.
How Rich People Think [EPUB]
27 January 2016, 01:24
2010 | EPUB | 0.8MB
This book will teach you how rich people think. It compares the thoughts, habits and philosophies of the middle class to the world class when it comes to wealth. The differences are as extreme as they are numerous. The strategy is simple: learn how rich people think, copy them, take action and get rich. This book hits hard and never lets up. It's based on a quarter century of interviews with millionaires. It's written in unfiltered, politically incorrect language that makes the point crystal clear and easy to follow. The hundreds of millionaires interviewed for this book had nothing to gain by sharing their secrets, nor any interest in sugar-coating their advice. These people gave me unprecedented access to their lifestyle and playgrounds; from Palm Beach to Aspen. I was searching for the raw, uncensored truth about how rich people think, and they agreed to share it with me on the promise that their names never be published and their remarks never made public. I've mixed their wisdom with my words, and the result is a book so brutally honest it will shock some and inspire others. If you've ever dreamed of living a life most people only see in movies, study this book like a scientist. Freedom from financial worries and a millionaire's lifestyle is closer than you think.
Teaching Yoga: Essential Foundations and Techniques [EPUB]
27 January 2016, 01:23
2011 | EPUB | 12.74MB
Teaching Yoga is an essential resource for new and experienced teachers as well as a guide for all yoga students interested in refining their skills and knowledge. Addressing 100% of the teacher training curriculum standards set by Yoga Alliance, the world's leading registry and accreditation source for yoga teachers and schools, Teaching Yoga is also ideal for use as a core textbook in yoga teacher training programs.
Drawing on a wide spectrum of perspectives, and featuring more than 150 photographs and illustrations, the book covers fundamental topics of yoga philosophy and history, including a historical presentation of classical yoga literature: the Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras of Pataljali, and the main historical sources on tantra and early hatha yoga. Each of the eleven major styles of contemporary yoga is described, with a brief history of its development and the distinguishing elements of its teachings. Exploring traditional and modern aspects of anatomy and physiology, the book provides extensive support and tools for teaching 108 yoga poses (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), and meditation. Teaching Yoga offers practical advice for classroom setup, planning and sequencing classes, as well as the process involved in becoming a teacher and sustaining oneself in the profession. The book has over 200 bibliographic sources, a comprehensive index, and a useful appendix that lists associations, institutes, organizations, and professional resources for yoga teachers.
The Hidden Teaching Beyond Yoga: The Path to Self-Realization and Philosophic Insight, Volume 1 [EPUB]
27 January 2016, 01:21
2015 | EPUB | 0.7MB
Inspired by his time spent with wise sages in Asia in the 1930s, Paul Brunton (1898-1981) wrote The Hidden Teaching Beyond Yoga (and its companion volume The Wisdom of the Overself) at the request of these remarkable teachers, who recognized that he had a significant role to play in the transmission of Hindu Vedanta and Buddhism to the West. Brunton's books are a profound re-creation of the teachings of those two philosophical schools of thought, informed by the insights of deep meditation. Clearly written without the specialized vocabulary found in those traditions, the books speak directly to the contemporary spiritual seeker.
The Hidden Teaching Beyond Yoga is a step-by-step guide to actually experiencing the spiritual truth that reality is formed within our consciousness rather than outside us in the world of material things. Brunton's expert analysis of perception, grounded in science, is designed to awaken us to our sacred foundation and to transform our personality into a mirror of that reality. Brunton prepares us for this journey by describing the attitudes, mental disciplines, and character traits that are beneficial for success in this quest.