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Strengthening the Retention of Child Protection...
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This book examines a key issue in the field of human and social services: how to retain workers in child protection and welfare organisations. Research over the last decade has highlighted the turnover of these workers as being a pressing and perennial issue that impacts upon service users, staff welfare, resources and the reputation of this sector. This book presents the findings of a study examining social workers retention in child protection and welfare. The findings from this study highlights how workers retention is influenced by exchanges relationships with colleagues and managers, and this book presents a unique career preference typology which expands our understanding of how workers make decisions to stay or leave based upon their pre-conceptions of career pathways post-qualification. The book also examines findings associated with the employment mobility of these workers within child protection and tracks their next post after leaving, which provides some surprising findings regarding how we understand and measure turnover for these workers. The book also examines rich qualitative data from these workers experiences of being a social worker in child protection associated with, job satisfaction, commitment to child protection and welfare work, making a difference, quality of supervision, autonomy, and exchange relationships with peers, all of which emerged as important factors in social workers decisions to stay or leave. The implications of this study s findings for theory are also explored. Kenneth Burns is deputy course director of the Master of Social Work and a research associate with the Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century at University College Cork, Ireland.

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QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE - Cowboy On The R...
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(Echoes) 8 tracks Quicksilver Messenger Service This unique show offers up a slice of QMS history with most of the band following other pursuits shortly after. Valenti carried on his solo career while Cipollina took Olsen into various offshoot projects. Duncan relocated to Hawaii, Elmore dropped ...

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John Quincy Adams: The Often Ignored Sixth Pres...
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John Quincy Adams: The Often Ignored Sixth President of the United States tracks the life and times of John Quincy Adams from boyhood until his death. John Quincy was the first case of the son of a president of the United States taking office after the father. In many ways, the two President Adams were similar in temperament and in performance. Neither understood politics; neither had the common touch. Both of them were scholars, and in another era might have made a career of teaching or research. John Quincy stated in his writings that he had an ambition to be a poet - but poetry didn't pay any greater a salary back then than it does now. He is unique in that his real political career began after his term as president and while he was the elected representative of Massachusetts. Perhaps his best service to his country, however, was that of diplomat - long before he became even a senator, let alone the president of the United States. We invite you to journey with us, to learn about an intelligent, inquisitive, fun-loving boy who grew to become a taciturn, argumentative, stubborn man. He said once of himself, "I have defeated no great evil and affected little good." Was he correct? Or did he do more good than he realized? Listen for yourself, and find out. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Johnston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/063012/bk_acx0_063012_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Music as Personal Prayer, Hörbuch, Digital, 1, ...
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For Sister Riley, the teaching of music is more about an education of the soul, and that music has the power to heal and fill with courage those she is trying to guide and teach. Her commitment, and the combination of career tracks that she has pursued for decades, is also about fulfillment. "I simply love what I do,” explained Riley." "Sister Carole is an excellent musician with a special gift for helping students and faculty by bringing effective processes into fruition. Most importantly, Sister Carole Riley offers extraordinary commitment to enriching the spiritual growth and well-being of our musical community, and we are deeply enriched through her perspectives," said Dr. Edward Kocher, dean of the Mary Pappert School of Music. In addition to her continuous post as professor at Duquesne, her past roles have included assistant dean of the music school, chair of the piano department, and membership on numerous committees and boards. She has received the President’s Award for Excellence in Community Service and was honored with membership in the Century Club of Distinguished Alumni. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carole Riley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pssp/000031/bk_pssp_000031_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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John Barrymore: The Life and Legacy of Early 20...
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A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.” (John Barrymore)Movie stars are revered for their ability to captivate audiences, and Hollywood began to flourish before the onset of television, allowing movies to enjoy relatively uncontested supremacy over American entertainment. The popularity of various actors would, thus, extend well beyond the success of any of their individual films, reflecting their much broader cultural significance as monuments of Hollywood during its Golden Age. In the 1920s, the burgeoning movie industry was starting to come into its own, and virtually no actor was as famous - or infamous - as John Barrymore. Like many other film stars his age, Barrymore’s career had started in other forms of entertainment, in his case theater. By the time movies were becoming popular, Barrymore was one of the world’s foremost Shakespearean actors. After standout performances in productions of Richard III and Hamlet, Barrymore transitioned for a time to working on films, including Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920), Sherlock Holmes (1922), and The Sea Beast (1926). His career would not be hampered by the end of the silent film era either, and he would continue to star in movies throughout the 1930s, including in critically acclaimed films like Grand Hotel (1932), Twentieth Century (1934), and Midnight (1939). For a time, Barrymore was one of the most popular actors of the day, but more than 75 years after his death, he is likely better remembered more for his family lineage and his contributions to pop culture, voluntarily and involuntarily. Barrymore hailed from an acting family, and he would become the patriarch whose descendants continued to be acclaimed actors, most recently his granddaughter Drew Barrymore. But while that might be his most tangential legacy in the 21st century, Barrymore’s personal life continues to draw interest, from his many marri UNKNOWN N N ©2019 Charles River Editors;(P)2019 Charles River Editors http://www.audible.de/pd/B0832VFR4C?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B0832VFR4C?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true Full Moon (Unabridged) 7.95 AVAILABLE Full Moon (Unabridged) Full Moon (Unabridged) Cyndi Cloutier Nine-year-old werewolf Sam has fleas. Thanks to his sister, fleas are the least of his worries. Sam needs to find the cure to his embarrassing problem before the town's annual fair, or he will be humiliated in front of the entire werewolf community.... Peter Kenyon Cloucyn Books Inc 2019-12-19 21:30:30 100 B082XKQV5L English - Kids & Young Adults English 1.00 4.95 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/acx0/176708de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/176708/bk_acx0_176708_sample.mp3 Nine-year-old werewolf Sam has fleas. Thanks to his sister, fleas are the least of his worries. Sam needs to find the cure to his embarrassing problem before the town's annual fair, or he will be humiliated in front of the entire werewolf community. With the help of his best friend Chris, Sam searches for cures to his hair loss problems.Will Sam find the cure in time or forever be known as the freak of Wolves' Crossing? UNKNOWN N N ©2019 Cyndi Cloutier;(P)2019 Cyndi Cloutier http://www.audible.de/pd/B082XKQV5L?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B082XKQV5L?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true Ghostly Charms: A Harper Harlow Mystery, Book 14 (Unabridged) 20.95 AVAILABLE Ghostly Charms: A Harper Harlow Mystery, Book 14 (Unabridged) Ghostly Charms (Unabridged) Lily Harper Hart Harper Harlow thought the only thing she was going to have to worry about in the shadow of spring was planning her wedding. She was wrong. A string of break-ins in Whisper Cove have caught the attention of the cops, including her fiancé Jared Monroe.... Angel Clark Amanda M. Lee 2019-12-27 23:52:06 415 B0837BJF28 English - Mysteries & Thrillers English 1.00 9.95 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/acx0/177976de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/177976/bk_acx0_177976_sample.mp3 Harper Harlow thought the only thing she was going to have to worry about in the shadow of spring was planning her wedding. She was wrong.A string of break-ins in Whisper Cove have caught the attention of the cops, including her fiancé Jared Monroe. Things take a turn for the worse when one of those break-ins results in the death of a local barber. It seems what was once written off as teenage hijinks is something else entirely.In addition to the break-ins, Harper finds herself distracted by a new resident. He’s bringing an art gallery to town...as well as his troubled sister.Rain Porter doesn’t want to be in Southeastern Michigan and she’s hiding a big secret. Harper is determined to help the girl until the young woman pushes the exact wrong buttons.Things aren’t what they seem and the deeper Harper digs the more she worries that she doesn’t really want to find an answer. When a ghost from the other side of the state shows up and starts invading her dreams, things go from bad to worse.Jared wants nothing more than to protect Harper, but there are some things he can’t fight...and a ghost is one of them.It’s going to take everyone working together to find a way out of this one and even then survival is not a given. Jump on the ghost train with Harper, Jared, and Zander...because this one is going to be a wild ride. UNKNOWN N N ©2020 Lily Harper Hart;(P)2019 Lily Harper Hart http://www.audible.de/pd/B0837BJF28?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B0837BJF28?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true Wenn Sie Sähe : Ein Kate Wise Mystery - Buch 2 (Unabridged) 20.95 AVAILABLE Wenn Sie Sähe : Ein Kate Wise Mystery - Buch 2 (Unabridged) Wenn Sie Sähe (Unabridged) Blake Pierce Kate Wise, eine fünfundfünfzigjährige FBI-Agentin im Ruhestand, deren Tochter schon aus dem Haus ist, wird aus ihrem ruhigen Vorstadtleben gerissen, als ein Pärchen ermordet aufgefunden wird und es keine offensichtlichen Verdächtigen gibt.... Ina Leva Blake Pierce 2019-12-11 20:26:44 394 B082MRRHHD Krimi German 1.00 9.95 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/acx0/175635de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/175635/bk_acx0_175635_sample.mp3 serial killer, murder, FBI WENN SIE SÄHE (Ein Kate Wise Mystery) ist das zweite Buch in der neuen psychologischen Krimireihe von Bestseller Autor Blake Pierce, dessen Nummer 1 Bestseller Once Gone (Buch Nr. 1) (erhältlich als gratis Download) mehr als eintausend 5-Sterne-Kritiken erhalten hat. Kate Wise, eine fünfundfünfzigjährige FBI-Agentin im Ruhestand, deren Tochter schon aus dem Haus ist, wird aus ihrem ruhigen Vorstadtleben gerissen, als ein Pärchen ermordet aufgefunden wird und es keine offensichtlichen Verdächtigen gibt. Das FBI kann nicht auf Kates brillanten Scharfsinn und ihre Fähigkeit, sich in die Gedankenwelt von Serienkillern hineinzuversetzen verzichten und bittet sie, einen schwierigen Fall zu lösen. Warum wurden zwei Pärchen 80 Kilometer voneinander entfernt auf dieselbe Art und Weise ermordet aufgefunden? Was könnte sie verbinden? Die Zeit drängt, denn Kate ist sich sicher, dass der Killer erneut zuschlagen wird. Aber als Kate in ein tödliches Katze-und-Maus-Spiel verwickelt wird, währenddessen sie sich in die dunklen Gedanken der Killers einfühlt, realisiert sie, dass sie vielleicht zu spät gekommen ist. Dieser actionreiche Thriller wird Ihr Herz schneller schlagen und Sie das Buch bis spät in die Nacht nicht aus der Hand legen lassen.  UNKNOWN N N ©2018 Blake Pierce;(P)2018 Blake Pierce http://www.audible.de/pd/B082MRRHHD?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B082MRRHHD?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax 2.95 AVAILABLE The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax Dennis Green, Anthony Boucher Miss Dobney, Lady Frances Carfax's former housekeeper, who was used to get letters from her mistress on a regular basis, is alarmed by her sudden silence. She asks Sherlock Holmes to ascertain her whereabouts.... Full Cast Nathan and Evan Inc 2019-12-27 20:44:21 29 1690572132 English - Radio & TV English 1.00 2.58 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/drms/005643de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/005643/bk_drms_005643_sample.mp3 Miss Dobney, Lady Frances Carfax's former housekeeper, who was used to get letters from her mistress on a regular basis, is alarmed by her sudden silence. She asks Sherlock Holmes to ascertain her whereabouts. The detective is quite worried about this young woman, who's travelling on her own, carrying valuable jewelry with her. 9781690572138 N N ©2019 Nathan and Evan Inc;(P)2020 Nathan and Evan Inc http://www.audible.de/pd/1690572132?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/1690572132?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax 2.95 AVAILABLE The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax Dennis Green, Anthony Boucher Miss Dobney, Lady Frances Carfax's former housekeeper, who was used to get letters from her mistress on a regular basis, is alarmed by her sudden silence. She asks Sherlock Holmes to ascertain her whereabouts.... Full Cast Nathan and Evan Inc 2019-12-27 20:44:21 29 1690572132 English - Radio & TV English 1.00 2.58 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/drms/005643de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/005643/bk_drms_005643_sample.mp3 Miss Dobney, Lady Frances Carfax's former housekeeper, who was used to get letters from her mistress on a regular basis, is alarmed by her sudden silence. She asks Sherlock Holmes to ascertain her whereabouts. The detective is quite worried about this young woman, who's travelling on her own, carrying valuable jewelry with her. 9781690572138 N N ©2019 Nathan and Evan Inc;(P)2020 Nathan and Evan Inc http://www.audible.de/pd/1690572132?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/1690572132?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax 2.95 AVAILABLE The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax Dennis Green, Anthony Boucher Miss Dobney, Lady Frances Carfax's former housekeeper, who was used to get letters from her mistress on a regular basis, is alarmed by her sudden silence. She asks Sherlock Holmes to ascertain her whereabouts.... Full Cast Nathan and Evan Inc 2019-12-27 20:44:21 29 1690572132 English - Radio & TV English 1.00 2.58 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/drms/005643de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/005643/bk_drms_005643_sample.mp3 Miss Dobney, Lady Frances Carfax's former housekeeper, who was used to get letters from her mistress on a regular basis, is alarmed by her sudden silence. She asks Sherlock Holmes to ascertain her whereabouts. The detective is quite worried about this young woman, who's travelling on her own, carrying valuable jewelry with her. 9781690572138 N N ©2019 Nathan and Evan Inc;(P)2020 Nathan and Evan Inc http://www.audible.de/pd/1690572132?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/1690572132?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax 2.95 AVAILABLE The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax Dennis Green, Anthony Boucher Miss Dobney, Lady Frances Carfax's former housekeeper, who was used to get letters from her mistress on a regular basis, is alarmed by her sudden silence. She asks Sherlock Holmes to ascertain her whereabouts.... Full Cast Nathan and Evan Inc 2019-12-27 20:44:21 29 1690572132 English - Radio & TV English 1.00 2.58 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/drms/005643de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/005643/bk_drms_005643_sample.mp3 Miss Dobney, Lady Frances Carfax's former housekeeper, who was used to get letters from her mistress on a regular basis, is alarmed by her sudden silence. She asks Sherlock Holmes to ascertain her whereabouts. The detective is quite worried about this young woman, who's travelling on her own, carrying valuable jewelry with her. 9781690572138 N N ©2019 Nathan and Evan Inc;(P)2020 Nathan and Evan Inc http://www.audible.de/pd/1690572132?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/1690572132?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax 2.95 AVAILABLE The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax Dennis Green, Anthony Boucher Miss Dobney, Lady Frances Carfax's former housekeeper, who was used to get letters from her mistress on a regular basis, is alarmed by her sudden silence. She asks Sherlock Holmes to ascertain her whereabouts.... Full Cast Nathan and Evan Inc 2019-12-27 20:44:21 29 1690572132 English - Radio & TV English 1.00 2.58 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/drms/005643de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/005643/bk_drms_005643_sample.mp3 Miss Dobney, Lady Frances Carfax's former housekeeper, who was used to get letters from her mistress on a regular basis, is alarmed by her sudden silence. She asks Sherlock Holmes to ascertain her whereabouts. The detective is quite worried about this young woman, who's travelling on her own, carrying valuable jewelry with her. 9781690572138 N N ©2019 Nathan and Evan Inc;(P)2020 Nathan and Evan Inc http://www.audible.de/pd/1690572132?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/1690572132?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax 2.95 AVAILABLE The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax Dennis Green, Anthony Boucher Miss Dobney, Lady Frances Carfax's former housekeeper, who was used to get letters from her mistress on a regular basis, is alarmed by her sudden silence. She asks Sherlock Holmes to ascertain her whereabouts.... Full Cast Nathan and Evan Inc 2019-12-27 20:44:21 29 1690572132 English - Radio & TV English 1.00 2.58 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/drms/005643de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/005643/bk_drms_005643_sample.mp3 Miss Dobney, Lady Frances Carfax's former housekeeper, who was used to get letters from her mistress on a regular basis, is alarmed by her sudden silence. She asks Sherlock Holmes to ascertain her whereabouts. The detective is quite worried about this young woman, who's travelling on her own, carrying valuable jewelry with her. 9781690572138 N N ©2019 Nathan and Evan Inc;(P)2020 Nathan and Evan Inc http://www.audible.de/pd/1690572132?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/1690572132?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true Room Service and Murder: The Madness and Murder Mysteries, Book 2 (Unabridged) 20.95 AVAILABLE Room Service and Murder: The Madness and Murder Mysteries, Book 2 (Unabridged) Room Service and Murder (Unabridged) Melissa Baldwin There's never a dull day working in the hotel industry. Drug busts, arrests, plenty of clandestine escapades, and parties so wild they'd put fraternities to shame. The last thing Casey Cooper expected was to walk into a guest room and discover the lifeless body of her friend.... Jeannette Smith Melissa Baldwin 2020-01-02 06:53:31 373 B083DM11QH English - Mysteries & Thrillers English 1.00 9.95 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/acx0/177516de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/177516/bk_acx0_177516_sample.mp3 There's never a dull day working in the hotel industry. Drug busts, arrests, plenty of clandestine escapades, and parties so wild they'd put fraternities to shame. The last thing Casey Cooper expected was to walk into a guest room and discover the lifeless body of her friend.Though all signs point to a self-inflicted death, Casey doesn't believe it. On a truth-seeking journey to find justice for her friend, suddenly, everyone looks like a suspect. Could it be the former child actress, the over-worked assistant, a long-lost relative, or even the delicious new manager who always seems to be distracting Casey from her mission to find her friend's killer? Can Casey find the truth before the body count rises, and she becomes the next victim? UNKNOWN N N ©2019 Melissa Baldwin;(P)2019 Melissa Baldwin http://www.audible.de/pd/B083DM11QH?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B083DM11QH?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (Unabridged) 36.95 AVAILABLE The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (Unabridged) The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (Unabridged) Laurence Sterne First published in nine volumes over the years from 1759 to 1767, The life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman is a, comic, bawdy, humorous, satirical novel.... Chris MacDonnell Spoken Realms 2019-12-28 18:52:48 1246 B08376D9P1 English - Classics English 1.00 9.95 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/mike/002857de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/002857/bk_mike_002857_sample.mp3 breaking the 4th wall, addressing the listener, addressing the reader First published in nine volumes over the years from 1759 to 1767, The life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman is a, comic, bawdy, humorous, satirical novel.It purports to be the autobiography of Tristram Shandy beginning at his conception but, famously, Sterne's egoistic character digresses and side-tracks the listener with so many colorful observations of his family and cast of supporting characters that his birth doesn't take place until Vol 3.The printed work contains many whimsical, graphic jokes such as a page on which appears just a straight line, another a squiggly" line. Chapters are missing (one chapter of 10 pages he says he tore out as irrelevant) or blank, but then referred to and told at a later stage. Some pages consist of just asterisks or dashes, all representative of some thought process or passage of time.Throughout the narrative he addresses his reader directly and there are many instances of him having imaginary conversations with the "Sir" or "Madam" he imagines his reader likely to be. Extremely experimental in its time, Tristram Shandy now appears avant-garde and is one of the most influential works of literature to be found.Schopenhauer described Tristram Shandy as arguably, one of the greatest novels ever written and Nietzsche described Sterne as the most liberated spirit of all time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Hare. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/176883/bk_acx0_176883_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Payback: Reaping the Rewards of Innovation
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If you're like most people, you bet your career and company on innovation--because you must. Payback: Reaping the Rewards of Innovation offers you a new way to think about and manage innovation that will dramatically improve the odds of success. Authors James Andrew and Harold Sirkin, senior partners in The Boston Consulting Group, describe an approach to managing innovation based on the concept of a cash curve--which tracks investment against time. They ask the questions you need to ask: How much should you invest in a new product or service? How fast should you push it to market? How quickly can you get to optimal value? How much additional investment should you pour into sustaining and building the product or service? Payback offers you practical and economically sound advice on when to pursue cash flow indirectly by first pursuing other benefits, such as brand and knowledge. It also shows you how to reshape the cash curve by using different business models--integrator, orchestrator, and licenser--each of which balances risk and reward differently. The authors then present a short list of decisions and activities that you must make--not delegate--to achieve a high return on innovation. You won't find facile answers in Payback --but you will find valuable insights and practical guidance for mastering one of the most challenging and critical business activities: innovation.

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Richard Strauss
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The life and music of Richard Strauss (1864-1949) span what was arguably the most turbulent period in human history, encompassing the Franco-Prussian War, the unification of Germany, and two world wars. He was one of the very last composers to have started his career in service to the old European aristocracy, but near the end of his life, the continent lay in shambles, and he faced financial ruin even as he remained Germany's greatest living composer. Virtually from the day they were written, Strauss's tone poems from the late nineteenth century - works such as Don Juan, Till Eulenspiegel, Also Sprach Zarathustra, and Death and Transfiguration - have been repertory standards. So have the operas Salome, Elektra, and Der Rosenkavalier. And yet a tremendous quantity of very good music, both early and late, has only recently come to the attention of musicians and music lovers alike. This 'owner's manual ' accompanied by full-length audio tracks, surveys all the major works with orchestra: symphonies, concertos, tone poems, operas, ballets, suites, and songs. Many of them will be new even to listeners familiar with the popular pieces, part of a vast legacy of immaculately crafted, beautiful music that deserves to be rediscovered and treasured.

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Career Diplomacy
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Career Diplomacy is an insider's guide to the Foreign Service as an institution, a profession, and a career.  In this thoroughly revised third edition, Kopp and Naland provide an up-to-date, authoritative, and candid account of the life and work of professional US diplomats, who advance and protect this country's national security interests around the globe. The authors explore the five career tracks-consular, political, economic, management, and public diplomacy-through their own experience and through interviews with more than a hundred current and former members of the Foreign Service. They lay out what to expect in a Foreign Service career, from the entrance exam through midcareer and into the senior service-how to get in, get around, and get ahead. New in the third edition: . A discussion of the relationship of the Foreign Service and the Department of State to other agencies, and to the combatant commands . An expanded analysis of hiring procedures. Commentary on challenging management issues in the Department of State, including the proliferation of political appointments in high-level positions and the difficulties of running an agency with employees in two personnel systems (Civil Service and Foreign Service) . A fresh examination of the changing nature and demographics of the Foreign Service

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Unfit Commander
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Ever since George W. Bush began running for public office in the 1990s, questions have been raised in the public eye about his service in the Air National Guard during the late 1960s and early 1970s -- when countless American soldiers (John Kerry among them) were serving heroically in Vietnam. By the time of the presidential race in 2000, it was clear that Bush's record of service contained several troubling gaps -- especially in the period between May 1972 and May 1973, when Bush was supposed to have transferred to the Alabama Air National Guard. In early 2004, as the election season heated up, the White House bowed to pressure and released a host of documents related to Bush's service, promising that this disclosure would put the matter to rest. Yet the documents raised as many new questions as they answered. Now, for the first time, the comprehensive written record of George W. Bush's military career -- more than 250 pages in all -- is presented in book form. In his introduction and commentary, longtime activist and author Glenn W. Smith, the founder of Texans for Truth, highlights such questions as: How did Bush secure his acceptance into the National Guard, despite a long waiting list? Did his father pull strings, as some have alleged, to help him avoid the draft? Why did Bush suddenly stop performing his Guard service from mid-1972 to mid-1973, as the documents show? Did Bush truly perform sufficient duties to qualify for the honorable discharge he received, or was he given special consideration? In the summer of 1972, Bush failed to appear for his required physical, and was consequently suspended from flying. Why didn't he take the physical? And why has he claimed that he kept flying for the Guard? If Bush was present at the National Guard base in Montgomery, Alabama, during the disputed period, why has no one accepted the White House's pleas to step forward and confirm that he was there? And how do the now-discredited 'Killian documents,' first aired on 60 Minutes in September 2004, affect our understanding of Bush's Guard status? Unfit Commander also tracks the Bush administration's efforts to defuse the controversy, from Bush's own claim that he 'put in his time,' to the White House's record of unyielding non-denial denials despite the persistent questioning of the press. And at the heart of the book are the documents themselves: from Bush's agreement that 'failure to satisfactorily complete [full] pilot training will result in my being discharged,' to his supervisor's statement that 'Lt Bush has not been observed at this unit' during the critical period. A provocative exploration of this commander in chief's spotty record of personal military service, Unfit Commander is the place to start for anyone interested in getting at the truths of President Bush's character.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 17.01.2020
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