He needs a wife for three weeks.... Owen Phipps is out for revenge. His mission? To expose the man who stole his sister´s money and dignity. All he needs is a ´´wife´´ who can play along. Too bad his last best hope is an actress who tries to mace him with perfume when he offers her the role of a lifetime. Lindy Knight is a real sap. She loves too hard, feels too deep, and often finds herself saying yes when she should be saying ´´Let me think about it.´´ She can´t believe her good fortune when Owen offers her more than enough money to hold off foreclosure until she can find a job. Three weeks at a resort, money she desperately needs, and she gets to help bring a criminal to justice? Score. It seems easy enough until a couples bonding game turns intimate, and they realize how dangerous their mutual attraction could be. Can they keep their hands to themselves long enough to find the evidence Owen needs? Or are the close quarters more temptation than they can handle? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carly Robins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021610de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Following the best-selling success of Dave´s novel, Big Trouble, here is a hilarious new collection of columns from the writer critics have called ´´the funniest man in America.´´What´s been getting Dave Barry all worked up lately? What can possibly induce him to rise up - yes, actually out of his chair - in indignation? Well, lots of things. For instance: the plague of low-flow toilets; day trading and other careers that never require you to take off your bathrobe; the parent-misery quotient of school science fairs; pine-sap transfusions for tired Christmas trees; the real skinny on the IRS; Donald Trump; the airlines; and so much more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dick Hill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/000801de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Design-oriented firms such as Apple and IDEO have demonstrated how design thinking can directly affect business results. Yet most managers lack a real sense of how to put this new approach to use for issues other than product development and sales growth. Solving Problems with Design Thinking details 10 real-world examples of managers who successfully applied design methods at 3M, Toyota, IBM, Intuit, and SAP; entrepreneurial start-ups such as MeYou Health; and government and social sector organizations including the City of Dublin and Denmark´s The Good Kitchen. Using design skills such as ethnography, visualization, storytelling, and experimentation, these managers produced innovative solutions to problems concerning strategy implementation, sales force support, internal process redesign, feeding the elderly, engaging citizens, and the trade show experience. Here they elaborate on the challenges they faced and the processes and tools they used, offering their personal perspectives and providing a clear path to implementation based on the principles and practices laid out in Jeanne Liedtka and Tim Ogilvie´s Designing for Growth: A Design Thinking Tool Kit for Managers. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dina Pearlman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/027275de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Imagine if you could: Create massive emotional commitment among all your direct reports Turn apathetic groups into high performance teams exhibiting huge discretionary effort Be a leader who people fight to work with Win a "Best Place to Work" award within 12 months Indeed, you can do all that and more, and it doesn´t take a lot of time or a big budget. This isn´t just another ivory tower book on leadership. Employee Engagement 2.0 is the result of both massive research and real-world experience. The author, Kevin Kruse, is a former Best Place to Work winner, serial entrepreneur, and New York Times best-selling author. He has advised dozens of organizations, from Fortune 500 companies like SAP, to startups and non-profits, and even to the US Marines. This is your step-by-step guide that will teach you: What employee engagement is (it does not mean happy or satisfied) How engagement directly drives sales, profits, and even stock price The secret recipe for making anyone feel engaged How to quantify engagement, even if you have no budget Seven questions to ask that will identify your engagement weakness What to say to facilitate a team meeting on engagement A communication system that ensures rapid, two-way flow of information How to make your strategic vision memorable and "sticky" How to implement a complete engagement plan in only eight weeks! Being a great leader - one who drives massive passion, commitment and engagement - is within your reach. Follow the step-by-step plan in Employee Engagement 2.0 and prepare to be a great place to work. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Kruse. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/056494de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As you read with your ears, you will travel through history with this streamZcast.com compendium. History meets psychology. What would you do if you had to go to World War One or Two? What would the experience do to you afterwards? How would you cope? Shell Shock, battle fatigue, the rack, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.These three stories, the EuroViewPoint and the narrators´ conversations in the studio provide a unique insight for everyman. These stories and our compendiumZ become learning tools - enjoyable educational tools to help people fully appreciate history.War changes the lives of ordinary people in extraordinary ways, as these stories will show. Within those lives are lessons for us all - experiences that can change us too. Seen through the eyes of two ordinary American men, Waropa chronicles the myriad consequences of both the World Wars in Europa. We learn of these heroes early days, their lives, loves and fears. We travel with them through battles in Italy and France, under the leadership of military legends such as ´´Black Jack´´ Pershing and George Patton.After the fighting is over, the stories continue as rebuilding their lives continue back home in America. These three stories get under the skin and into the hearts of protagonists in the way that only storytelling can.To add contrast and context, a European viewpoint is included, further broadening the listener´s knowledge and understanding of a broader world. American Historian, geographer, and occasional humorist Bill Goodwin, and European writer Mark Woods, combine their knowledge and insights. Their aim? To reconnect people with history through the lives and stories of real people.That is the streamZcast.com ethos. streamZcast.com compendiumZ are written specifically for the Internet and smart devices. Sapere Aude (Latin trans: ´´Dare to Know´´) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Goodwin, Mark Woods. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/strm/000001de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As leadership consultants and executive trainers, Bonnie St. John and Allen P. Haines have heard the same complaints from clients for years: periodic burnout, lack of focus and low energy. So they dug into the latest research on neuroscience, psychology and physiology, looking for big answers. Instead they found small answers - proof that small adjustments in daily routines, including thought patterns, food and drink and rest and movement, can fight the forces that sap our energy and restore focus and drive. They call these amazing efficient, restorative techniques micro-resilience. Thousands of men and women from all walks of life have already found effortless ways to incorporate these little changes into the busiest of schedules. Dozens of entertaining anecdotes from real people using micro-resilience demonstrate that when our brains fire faster, our energy increases, and we can cope with almost any surprise, pressure or crisis, no matter how big or small. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Allen P. Haines. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/001251de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A leadership and career manifesto told through the narrative of one of today’s most inspiring, admired, and successful global leaders. In Winners Dream, Bill McDermott - the co-CEO of the world’s largest business software company, SAP - chronicles how relentless optimism, hard work, and disciplined execution embolden people and equip organizations to achieve audacious goals. Growing up in working-class Long Island, a 16-year-old Bill traded three hourly wage jobs to buy a small deli, which he ran by instinctively applying ideas that would be the seeds for his future success. After paying for and graduating college, Bill talked his way into a job selling copiers door-to-door for Xerox, where he went on to rank number one in every sales position he held and eventually became the company’s youngest-ever corporate officer. Eventually, Bill left Xerox and in 2002 became the unlikely president of SAP’s flailing American business unit. There, he injected enthusiasm and accountability into the demoralized culture by scaling his deli, sales, and management strategies. In 2010, Bill was named co-CEO, and in May 2014 he will become SAP’s sole, and first non-European, CEO. Colorful and fast-paced, Bill’s anecdotes contain effective takeaways: gutsy career moves; empathetic sales strategies; incentives that yield exceptional team performance; and proof of the competitive advantages of optimism and hard work. At the heart of Bill’s story is a blueprint for success and the knowledge that the real dream is the journey, not a preconceived destination. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill McDermott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006870de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Breaking news: Now, the best and most trusted brand in diets shares the secret to getting healthy, sustainable, and real results through a completely new DASH program designed to help listeners turn back the years as they take off the pounds. With The Dash Diet Younger You, trusted expert Marla Heller has rebooted the scientifically proven diet and for the first time, will help listeners shed 20 years in just 10 weeks! Whether listeners are 30, 40, 50, or older, this program will make them feel (and be) younger by boosting metabolism, outwitting hormones, restoring curative "beauty" sleep, protecting or reversing the diseases of aging that sap our health and our good looks, and more. This age-defying diet features meatless days, a natural detox, and blood-pressure "busters" that will erase decades of aging with visible and measurable results in as little as four weeks! It also includes 28 days of meal plans and more than 50-year-erasing recipes. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Courtney Patterson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/001904de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Message from The AuthorWriting The Undead is a humbling experience. I am eternally grateful to the readers and listeners for the incredible support you always show. Dan Morgan superbly narrated Parts 1 to 10, but unfortunately he was not able to continue. To my delight, the wonderfully talented Joe Jameson has now taken the series on. His range and skills are superb. I am aware of the feedback about the voice of one of my characters, Dave. If this change has upset your listening experience then I can only apologise, but both Joe and I, and everyone at Audible, have listened to the points you made and take them very seriously. It is a wonderful thing to have such responsive fans, so willing to listen and work to make it better, plus the interactive nature of the series means you the listener can speak out and say what you like and don´t like, otherwise how would we know?We´ve got some cracking days ahead of us. Some real stonking rip-roaring storylines to come and both Joe and I can only hope you´ll stay with us on this journey. Take care,RR Haywood. After the carnage of the night and dealing with an infected Lani, the team leave the fort and once more venture into rural towns to find food and buy time. As the day wears on, the tension between Howie and Marcy grows, with increasingly petty arguments that sap the morale of the others. They find a deserted village where the infection strikes in vast numbers. With too many to fight head-on, the lads flee and take refuge in an old mansion. Meanwhile, Marcy and Howie become trapped in a house, and the scientist riding on horseback stumbles across the village. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Jameson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/028681de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For the first time, Hartmut Esslinger, internationally acclaimed designer and founder of frog design, inc., reveals the secrets to better business through better design. Having spent 40 years helping build the world´s most recognizable brands, Esslinger shows how business leaders and designers can join forces to build creative strategies that will ensure a more profitable and sustainable future.A Fine Line shares the amazing story of Esslinger´s transformation from industrial design wunderkind to a global innovation powerhouse, while detailing the very real challenges facing businesses in the new global economy. Offering companies far more than a temporary innovation booster, Esslinger shows how he and frog build creative design into the framework of an organization´s competitive strategy, the same approach that has worked so well for leading edge companies such as Sony, Louis Vuitton, Lufthansa, Disney, Hewlett-Packard, SAP, Microsoft, and Apple.Offering a step-by-step overview of the innovation process - from targeting goals to shepherding new products and services to the marketplace - Esslinger reveals how to arrive at a design that reflects an intensely human experience and will connect strongly with consumers.With Esslinger´s unique perspective, rich stories, and global mindset, A Fine Line explores business solutions that are environmentally sustainable and contribute to the future of a thriving and lasting global economy.The blending of design and business intelligence holds the key for shaping a sustainable competitive advantage in the rapidly evolving creative economy. A Fine Line equips business leaders with the necessary tools to thrive in tomorrow´s world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Victor Bevine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001287de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.