Transform Your Life (and Your Organization) by Turning Colleagues and Contacts into Lasting, Genuine Relationships In It’s Not Just Who You Know, Tommy Spaulding—the former CEO of Up With People—has written the new How to Win Friends and Influence People for the 21st century. Success—in business and in life—is all about relationships. In this powerful guide to reaching out to others, Spaulding takes Dale Carnegie’s classic philosophy to the next level—how to create lasting relationships that go well beyond mere superficial contacts and ´´second floor” relationships. Tommy Spaulding learned at a very young age that he was not destined to be an academic star. He may have gotten a 4.0, but only if he added his high-school and college GPAs together. The reason he found academics so challenging, he discovered later, is that Tommy is dyslexic. But his dyslexia didn’t hold him back—in fact, it helped him to develop the talents he did have. For Tommy is a natural leader; he realized early on that he had a unique ability to connect with others, whatever their age or background. As a teenager, he was given a copy of How to Win Friends and Influence People by his father, and it quickly became his bible. He became a national finalist for the DECA Entrepreneurial Business competition in high school, and ran successfully for senior class president. He went on to become the CEO of Up With People, one of the largest nonprofit international leadership organizations in the world. At every step, Tommy learned that the secret to getting ahead was reaching out for the support and insight and influence of others. None of us achieve great success alone. We need the help of other people. In this candid, revealing book, Tommy expands upon the principles that Dale Carnegie outlined 75 years ago, and shows us how to take them one step further to accomplish the impossible in our lives and careers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dustin Rubin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002354/bk_rand_002354_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The sound of the basketball slapping the floor echoed hollowly in the gym, as I began working it playfully with my hands. Planning my next move, I locked eyes with my opponent. I noticed small beads of sweat beginning to form in the furrow between his eyebrows. My heart was pounding, and my nerves tightened in response... but slowly a smile formed on my lips. Here I was, 5´8´´ Jesse LeBeau, going one on one with basketball superstar Kevin Durant... and I was making him sweat! As I started to make my move on him, I briefly wondered, ´´How did a skinny kid from a small town in Alaska ever get the chance to do this?´´ Here I was, involved in the filming of the 2012 Warner Brother´s basketball movie Thunderstruck, playing against the NBA scoring champion! It shouldn´t have happened. I didn´t fit the profile and anyone would have told you that. But I did make it, despite the odds. And here is my story... Growing up as an undersized white basketball player on a remote island in Alaska, Jesse had nearly every chip stacked against him. Yet despite his size and circumstances, he managed to rise above it all and make it to the big screen in Hollywood. With only the love of the game of basketball and the tenacity to follow a dream driving him, Jesse´s persistence has led him to star in national commercials and movies with some of the most recognizable celebrities and professional athletes in the world. More importantly, he found a way to tweak the system and alter his dream and get paid to do what he loves to... every day! Be inspired by his story and learn the keys to successfully creating a life that is uniquely yours. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Donny Baarns. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/027375/bk_acx0_027375_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mild and meek teacher David had a very big secret. He was a secret gambler and in massive debt to the biggest shark in town. When Clifton came calling, the only collateral he had left was his pretty wife and daughter. Extract: ´´We´re gonna make sure you look your best. Undress!´´ Heather just stared back. ´´In front of you! You must be joking!´´ The next moment she was picking herself up off the floor with her ears ringing, and she realized Serena had slapped her hard across the face. ´´I will only tell you to do things once, you silly little slut,´´ the other woman barked. ´´Let´s see if you´re a quick learner. Now strip!´´ Heather considered her options for no more than five more seconds before her shaky hands came up to slowly unbutton her summer dress, her pretty face burning with embarrassment. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ivy Swanson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/043922/bk_acx0_043922_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After the accident, DC Cameron Stone had spent three months in intensive care before he could even recall what happened: the high speed pursuit of a vice baron through the night streets of Glasgow that had not only almost finished him but had taken the life of a teenage mother and her child. Then there´d been the message from Audrey on the back of a ´get well soon´ card announcing that she had left him and taken their young son, Mark, with her. Booze, anti-depressants and therapy have all failed to enable him to resume his old job.So now Stone lives in a one-room flat in the worst part of town. He pays the rent by running errands for a private detective agency. His tasks include tracking down a teenage runaway and surveillance for a woman who thinks her husband is sleeping with her sister. He´s also paid by his former colleagues, doing the work that´s not quite clean enough for them to do themselves- like putting the fear of God into Jason Campbell, a newly released sex offender whose been seen hanging around the local High School in his soft-top Mercedes.Stone is having a bad week. Audrey is getting difficult about contact arrangements for Mark. She´s moved into the plush home of a plastic surgeon: there´s talk of marriage- and adoption for Mark. He finds his runaway in a brothel and just gets roughed-up for his trouble. There´s the knife wielding kids who try to mug him on the stairs and the daubing on his front door: Burn in Hell Baby Killer. The only brightness on his horizon is his growing friendship with Liz, the sunny Irish nurse who lives on the next floor. But then petrol is poured through his letterbox and his flat ablaze. And now a stranger has turned up at the school and driven off with his son... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark F. Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/iamb/000084/bk_iamb_000084_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Yasuko Hanaoka is a divorced, single mother who thought she had finally escaped her abusive ex-husband Togashi. When he shows up one day to extort money from her, threatening both her and her teenaged daughter Misato, the situation quickly escalates into violence and Togashi ends up dead on her apartment floor. Overhearing the commotion, Yasuko’s next door neighbor, middle-aged high school mathematics teacher Ishigami, offers his help, disposing not only of the body but plotting the cover-up step-by-step. When the body turns up and is identified, Detective Kusanagi draws the case and Yasuko comes under suspicion. Kusanagi is unable to find any obvious holes in Yasuko’s manufactured alibi and yet is still sure that there’s something wrong. Kusanagi brings in Dr. Manabu Yukawa, a physicist and college friend who frequently consults with the police. Yukawa, known to the police by the nickname Professor Galileo, went to college with Ishigami. After meeting up with him again, Yukawa is convinced that Ishigami had something to do with the murder. What ensues is a high level battle of wits, as Ishigami tries to protect Yasuko by outmaneuvering and outthinking Yukawa, who faces his most clever and determined opponent yet. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Pittu. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001175/bk_aren_001175_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Wordsmith Jaine Austen´s ship has finally come in. Her new teaching gig on a fancy cruise line nabs her a free vacation--and access to a 24-hour buffet! But sooner than you can say ´´bon voyage,´´ Jaine´s all-expenses-paid trip to the Mexican Riviera seems destined to be a wreck… Things are already off to a rocky start when Jaine discovers a stowaway amidst her luggage--her persnickety cat Prozac. Jaine´s sinking sensation grows stronger at dinner, where she meets chatty Emily Pritchard, a wealthy seventy-year-old who´s traveling with her two nephews. Jaine can´t help noticing the tension among them, especially when the cruise´s charming--and sleazy--British dancer, Graham, whisks Emily out onto the dance floor. Soon Emily is accepting Graham´s invitations to every social event on the ship. Two nights later the bubbly couple announces their engagement, but the news is quickly overshadowed the next morning by the discovery of Graham´s body with an ice pick protruding from his chest… Between hiding a furry fugitive, flirting with Emily´s nephew Robbie, and baiting the hook for a clever murderer, Jaine is about to dive into her most dangerous case yet… 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brittany Pressley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015306/bk_adbl_015306_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
(2013/ShuffleOne) 14 tracks (36:44) Traditional Country Dancehall Music - Highlight!***** - Jeff Woolsey was raised on traditional country music in the honkytonks, on the North side of Houston, Texas. He spent many Saturday nights listening to his step-dad’s band play all the great songs from Ray Price, Johnny Bush, George Jones, Mel Tillis, Faron Young and the many other great country music artists from the ‘50’s,‘60’s and ‘70’s. Jeff would sit on the side of the stage and watch as all of the dancers would pass by him and when one song was over…they would stand in the middle of the dance floor waiting for the next tune. Jeff sang his first song when he was four years old….Charley Pride’s, ´´Is Anybody Goin’ To San Antone”. From that moment on…he was hooked on singing and hooked on country music. He couldn’t wait until the next Saturday night when he could do it all over again.
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Taryn Blaze is the reigning queen of rock-n-roll. They said she couldn´t be tamed. Armored with her diva persona, she keeps the world at arm´s length and under her spell. If she lets her guard down for a second, the dog-eat-dog world of rock-n-roll would devour her and spit her out. Derek Abrahms is hired to protect Taryn´s floor, but for him, it´s a second chance to win the girl of his dreams from high school. Except the beautiful girl next door and band geek he fell in love with is now the world-famous Taryn Blaze and the ultimate diva. How can he possibly bring back his high school crush? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer Saucedo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/020803/bk_acx0_020803_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Darren Lewis is a twenty-two year old virgin, and when he ventures out to a gay bar for the first time after college graduation, he isn´t looking for a hookup. He wants the boy of his dreams; one of the forever variety. His plans for that, however, come to a halt the moment he locks eyes with the most gorgeous guy on the dance floor, named Evan. Evan sweeps him into a world of whiskey and sex, showing him pleasure with no strings attached and the constant promise of a next time. After a whirlwind month of weekend hookups in the back seat of his car and bathroom stalls, Darren finds himself too besotted with his wayward Romeo and is heartbroken when Evan stops showing up at their usual bar. A month passes and, while still dreaming of Evan´s talented hands and mouth, Darren tries to move on. When Evan appears at the bar one random night, jealousy spurs Darren to attempt a hookup with a guy whose name he doesn´t know. That hookup is interrupted by a furious Evan who demands to know what Darren had been thinking, leading to an admission of feelings he´s never had, and possibly another first for the both of them. This is an explicit erotic short story. It contains graphic language and sexual themes. It is meant only for adults who are interested in this type of material for listening in jurisdictions where its sale and enjoyment does not violate any local laws. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matt Banner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/009191/bk_acx0_009191_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Andy Stern, the former president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), spent four years traveling the country and asking economists, futurists, labor leaders, CEOs, investment bankers, entrepreneurs, and political leaders to help envision the US economy 25 to 30 years from now. He vividly reports on people who are analyzing and creating this new economy - such as investment banker Steve Berkenfeld; David Cote, the CEO of Honeywell International; and Andy Grove of Intel. Through these stories, we come to a stark and deeper understanding of the toll technological progress will continue to take on jobs and income and its inevitable effect on tens of millions of people. But there is hope for our economy and future. The foundation of economic prosperity for all Americans, Stern believes, is a universal basic income. The idea of a universal basic income for all Americans is controversial, but American attitudes are shifting. Stern has been a game changer throughout his career, and his next goal is to create a movement that will force the political establishment to take action against something that many on both the right and the left believe is inevitable. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Sorensen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/007353/bk_tant_007353_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The narrator receives a mysterious envelope in the post containing a single theatre ticket for that evening. There is no note or return address, and he has no idea who could have sent it. When he attends the performance, in the third act a mysterious lady takes the seat next to him and asks him to come with her to see her brother George after the performance. They are whisked away by car to a sinister upper floor apartment in Jermyn Street, where the affair becomes more and more enigmatic. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Dobson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redd/000423/bk_redd_000423_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.