In this issue:COMMENT ´´Exit Bin Laden´´, by David Remnick: Obama and the role of restraint. ANNALS OF DIPLOMACY ´´The Double Game”, by Lawrence Wright: American dollars and Pakistan’s military. LETTER FROM KHOST PROVINCE ´´Force and Futility´´, by Jon Lee Anderson: Looking for allies in a hostile land. ANNALS OF BUSINESS ´´Creation Myth´´, by Malcolm Gladwell: Apple and the power of borrowed ideas. POP MUSIC ´´Rock On, Ancient Queen´´, by Sasha Frere-Jones: The return of Stevie Nicks. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/110511/pe_nyer_110511_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´Putin Sets the Terms´´, by George Packer: The language of an annexation.THE SPORTING SCENE´´The Fourth Quarter´´, by Ben McGrath: Kobe Bryant’s iconic career with the Lakers. ANNALS OF RELIGION´´Sacred and Profane´´, by Malcolm Gladwell: Where the Waco siege went wrong. ON TELEVISION´´Change Agents´´, by Emily Nussbaum: Reviews of The Americans and Silicon Valley. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/140326/pe_nyer_140326_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Career Diplomacy - now in its second edition - is an insider´s guide that examines the foreign service as an institution, a profession, and a career. Harry W. Kopp and Charles A. Gillespie, both of whom had long and distinguished careers in the foreign service, provide a full and well-rounded picture of the organization, its place in history, its strengths and weaknesses, and its role in American foreign affairs. Based on their own experiences and through interviews with over 100 current and former foreign service officers and specialists, the authors lay out what to expect in a foreign service career, from the entrance exam through midcareer and into the senior service - how the service works on paper, and in practice. The second edition addresses major changes that have occurred since 2007: the controversial effort to build an expeditionary foreign service to lead the work of stabilization and reconstruction in fragile states; deepening cooperation with the U.S. military and the changing role of the service in Iraq and Afghanistan; the ongoing surge in foreign service recruitment and hiring at the Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development; and the growing integration of USAID´s budget and mission with those of the Department of State. The book is published by Georgetown University Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wayne Shepherd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001175/bk_acx0_001175_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I have a few questions for you. Are you miserable at work every day? What are you getting out of your job? Have you seen promotion opportunities open for you? Do you have good relationships with coworkers? How often are you stressed out, even after you get home? Does feedback from your boss make you feel proud or frustrated? I fully understand those frustrations, and, having been through all of them and more, I want to help. By sharing the principles I’ve learned in customer support roles, hopefully I can cut your learning curve and increase job satisfaction. In addition to sharing actionable insights on how to improve in your role, this book includes sections poking around important personal questions. Why even care about your customer service job? What can you gain from these jobs? How do you benefit from giving a full effort? I bet many of you are leaving opportunities on the table and wasting your valuable time, just like I did when I first started. This book contains the same advice I’d give to my younger siblings, a new coworker, or a stranger on the street. I’ve done everything I can to refine my ideas and present them in a simple yet impactful way. I’ve illustrated the concepts using a mix of personal experience, thought experiments, and logic to give you multiple perspectives. Between these varied styles, I´m confident you´ll gain at least a few valuable insights as you move forward in customer service. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin J Sitten. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/104830/bk_acx0_104830_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was born on 30 November 1874. He was an heir of a noble family of the Dukes of Marlborough. His ancestor George Spencer, a member of the aristocratic Spencer family, was proud of his consanguinity with John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, so he has decided to choose Spencer-Churchill as his surname when he took the title of Duke of Marlborough in 1817. Winston Churchill´s father, Lord Randolph Churchill was a politician and the third son of John Spencer-Churchill, 7th Duke of Marlborough. Following the example of his father, Winston preferred to be known as Churchill. His mother was also born in a respected family, being a daughter of Leonard Jerome, a millionaire from the USA. Lady Randolph Churchill, gave birth to her son in Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, two months before the expected date. When Winston was a kid, his grandfather had been appointed Viceroy, and Winston´s father, Lord Randolph, was hired as his private secretary. At that time the family had lived in Dublin and had used to stay there until Winston turned six. Dublin is also a birthplace of his younger brother John Strange Spencer-Churchill. Those years in Ireland are considered to be very important for the formation of the character of the future Prime minister because frequent parades by the Vice Regal Lodge (now the official residence of the President of Ireland) were the probable reason of his passion towards military matters. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Damien Connolly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/082539/bk_acx0_082539_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Congratulations on deciding to become a massage therapist! This is one of the most appreciated professions because of the satisfaction you will deliver to others. Massage therapists are high in demand no matter where you live, and the need is only growing with time. More and more people are realizing the true benefits of incorporating regular massages in their routines, thus making it part of their lifestyles. Not only are you guaranteed a lucrative career as a therapist, the jobs are also abundant and only growing. Massage therapists help individuals relieve pain caused by day to day stress build-up, body tightening, injury or illness. Many people these days have incorporated regular massages in their lifestyle routines to proactively mitigate physical problems, maintain good posture and just feel better. A massage therapist´s role is very important and extremely meaningful, which is why the demand for this service has continuously increased over time. It has become one of the most popular careers sought after by many today. Most practicing therapists are employed by hospitals, clinics, sports facilities and smaller private companies that are everywhere. In addition, many massage therapists work independently as either business contractors or in private homes. No matter where you live, there will always be demand for your services and thus several options near you that offer these jobs. Whether you are just now starting your career in the massage field, or want to grow your existing career, this book´s goal is to help you meet your objectives. In the next few chapters you will find information about the requirements you need to become a massage therapist, information on massage therapy schools, online schooling options, jobs, salaries, career growth and more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neal Lyons. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/011908/bk_acx0_011908_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Executive career development secrets from a life at Disney. Career Magic is a unique audiobook full of priceless advice and insightful experience. Lee Cockerell chronicles how he went from being a college dropout, rose through the ranks at both Hilton and Marriott, and ultimately became the executive vice president of operations for the Walt Disney World Resort. As the senior operating executive for more than a decade, Lee led a team of 40 thousand cast members and was responsible for the operations of 20 resort hotels, four theme parks, two water parks, a shopping and entertainment village, and the ESPN sports and recreation complex. After spending more than 40 years in the hospitality industry developing skills, learning lessons in management and excellence in customer service, people were always asking Lee, ´´How can I climb the corporate ladder? How can I get into management? How can I get promoted? How can I make more money?´´ It was these persistent questions that led Lee to create this audiobook. Lee candidly shares the specific things he did to experience such dramatic success in the corporate world, but he also shares the mistakes he made along the way and the million-dollar lessons he learned that ultimately led him to the top spot at the number one vacation destination in the world. It was not Disney magic that made Lee Cockerell´s career so successful, but the way he dealt with the ups and downs that made it magical. It´s the same with your career. Through this book, you will learn how to navigate the ups and downs along your own career path and zero in on your ideal job – and ultimately, the life you desire. When Lee Cockerell says, ´´If I can do it, so can you,´´ he truly means it. No matter where you are along your career path, you have an opportunity to climb the ladder of success by paying attention, asking questions, and having a passion for your chosen career. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jody Maberry. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/115890/bk_acx0_115890_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Please note: This is an analysis and key takeaways of the book and not the original book. Start Publishing Notes´ Summary, Analysis, and Review of Malcolm Gladwell´s Outliers: The Story of Success includes a summary of the book, review, analysis and key takeaways, and detailed ´´about the author´´ section. Malcolm Gladwell´s Outliers: The Story of Success argues that success is not solely the result of merit and hard work. Rather, Gladwell says extremely successful people are successful because they were in the right place at the right time, or because they received crucial help. In order to understand success, it is important to look not at the characteristics of the individual, but at the social and cultural factors that enable success. Sports are often seen as a uniquely meritocratic endeavor. People believe that the most physically talented athletes are the most successful. However, this is not true. In fact, in Canada, children whose birthdays fall just before the cut-off date for participation in youth leagues have a huge advantage. These children are the oldest ones in their leagues, and so are most developed, and are stronger and faster than their peers. In Canada, this means that they are chosen to move into more advanced teams and leagues, and so get more practice and training. As a result, almost all professional hockey players in Canada have birthdays clustered around the dates just before the youth league cut-offs. The professional players all have great talent, and all work hard. However, what truly made them outliers was not work or skill, but the accident of their birthdays. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Gilboe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/096555/bk_acx0_096555_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Please note: This is an analysis of Outliers, not the original book. This analysis is not endorsed by or affiliated with the original author. Outliers: The Story of Success (2008) by Malcolm Gladwell examines statistically anomalous people and events to better understand why individuals succeed or fail. Too many people toil under the myth of meritocracy.... Purchase this in-depth analysis to learn more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Natalie Gray. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/110421/bk_acx0_110421_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Please note: This is a companion to the book and not the original book. Preview: In Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking (2005), Malcolm Gladwell argues that first impressions are often surprisingly accurate. Having less information and making decisions quickly leads to better outcomes in many cases... Inside this companion: Overview of the book Key insights from the book Important people Author´s style and perspective Intended audience 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Murphy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/081599/bk_acx0_081599_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.