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  7. How Happiness Happens: Finding Lasting Joy in a World of Comparison, Disappointment, and Unmet Expec Audiobook How Happiness Happens: Finding Lasting Joy in a World of Comparison, Disappointment, and Unmet Expec
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The Four Trials of Henry Ford: And His Pursuit of the Dark Fruit of Narcissism Audiobook

The Four Trials of Henry Ford: And His Pursuit of the Dark Fruit of Narcissism

Author: Gregory R. Piché Narrator: David De Vries Release Date: January 2020

The Four Trials of Henry Ford chronicles Henry Ford's forays into landmark litigation during the early years of the twentieth century. Ford was a man of extraordinary genius in the intricacies and workings of mechanical objects and in the identification and hiring of talented engineers and administrative managers. But he was constitutionally unable to permit a light to shine on anyone other than himself and often employed humiliating tactics to terminate any employee who rose to prominence. Lawyer Gregory Piché follows Ford's lonely defense against alleged infringement of the Selden patent on the automobile brought by a powerful automotive monopoly determined to control prices and competition in the emerging automobile market. He explores a minority shareholder oppression lawsuit brought against Ford by the Dodge brothers who initially manufactured all of the mechanical parts for Ford's cars. He covers Ford's libel suit against the Chicago Tribune for calling him an "anarchist" and "ignorant idealist" in the midst of the patriotic fervor during the US/Mexico intervention and the run-up to World War I. And finally, he examines a Jewish lawyer's persistent libel action against Ford for the defamation of himself and his race in anti-Semitic diatribes widely published and circulated in his personally owned newspaper, the Dearborn Independent. In recounting the Ford litigation, Piché examines Ford's parallel manipulation of public media to advance his own political and narcissistic agenda. It follows the initial rise of his reputation as a Progressive capitalist to its ultimate erosion as a mean-spirited bigot and contributor to the propaganda that fueled the Holocaust.

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Unstoppable Audiobook

Unstoppable

Author: Sonu Bhasin Narrator: Pallavi Bharati Release Date: December 2019

How do you go from being a shopkeeper to multi-billionaire in forty years? Kuldip Singh Dhingra, the patriarch of the Dhingra family and the man credited with building Berger Paints, has remained a mystery. He is low-profile, eschews media and continues to operate from a small office in Delhi. In this candid and captivating biography Kuldip reveals his story for the first time. Kuldip lost his father to an accident early in his life. He and his brothers, Sohan and Gurbachan, started as shopkeepers in Amritsar. From an annual turnover of Rs. 10 lakh in 1970, the Dhingras have built a business with an annual turnover of over Rs. 7,500 crore today. They are among the top thirty richest families in India with a net worth of over $ 4.5 billion. This never-before-told story of Kuldip moves from Amritsar to Europe to Delhi where he became the largest exporter to the Soviet Union in the 1980s. In 1990 the Dhingras bought Berger. From dealing with KGB to negotiating with the flamboyant Vijay Mallya; from being pushed to sell arms to challenging big businesses-Unstoppable narrates what a man can achieve if he pursues his dreams relentlessly.

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The Greatest Trade Ever: How One Man Bet Against the Markets and Made $20 Billion Audiobook

The Greatest Trade Ever: How One Man Bet Against the Markets and Made $20 Billion

Author: Gregory Zuckerman Narrator: Marc Cashman Release Date: December 2019

Brought to you by Penguin. 'The definitive account of a sensational trade' Michael Lewis, author of The Big Short Autumn 2008. The world's finances collapse but one man makes a killing. John Paulson, a softly spoken hedge-fund manager who still took the bus to work, seemed unlikely to stake his career on one big gamble. But he did - and The Greatest Trade Ever is the story of how he realised that the sub-prime housing bubble was going to burst, making $15 Billion for his fund and more than $4 Billion for himself in a single year. It's a tale of folly and wizardry, individual brilliance versus institutional stupidity. John Paulson made the biggest winning bet in history. And this is how he did it. 'Extraordinary, excellent' Observer 'A must-read for anyone fascinated by financial madness' Mail on Sunday 'A forensic, read-in-one-sitting book' Sunday Times 'Simply terrific. Easily the best of the post-crash financial books' Malcolm Gladwell 'A great page-turner and a great illuminator of the market's crash' John Helyar, author of Barbarians at the Gate

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Steve Jobs: 46 Uplifting Lessons I learned from Steve Jobs - (Steve Jobs, Motivational Lessons, Awak Audiobook

Steve Jobs: 46 Uplifting Lessons I learned from Steve Jobs - (Steve Jobs, Motivational Lessons, Awak

Author: Steve Mighty Narrator: Trevor Clinger Release Date: December 2019

As the pioneer of Apple for quite a while, Steve Jobs turned the universe of advancement upside down. With his strong personality and his amazing duty to benchmarks like ease and accommodation, he made complex development like PCs and telephones seem, by all accounts, to be pleasing and conventional for all customers, not just nerds and geeks.

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How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life Audiobook

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life

Author: Scott Adams Narrator: Patrick Lawlor Release Date: November 2019

Blasting clichéd career advice, the contrarian pundit and creator of Dilbert recounts the humorous ups and downs of his career, revealing the outsized role of luck in our lives and how best to play the system. Scott Adams has likely failed at more things than anyone you've ever met or anyone you've even heard of. So how did he go from hapless office worker and serial failure to the creator of Dilbert, one of the world's most famous syndicated comic strips, in just a few years? In How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big, Adams shares the game plan he's followed since he was a teen: invite failure in, embrace it, then pick its pocket. No career guide can offer advice that works for everyone. As Adams explains, your best bet is to study the ways of others who made it big and try to glean some tricks and strategies that make sense for you. Adams pulls back the covers on his own unusual life and shares how he turned one failure after another-including his corporate career, his inventions, his investments, and his two restaurants-into something good and lasting. There's a lot to learn from his personal story, and a lot of entertainment along the way. Adams discovered some unlikely truths that helped to propel him forward. For instance: • Goals are for losers. Systems are for winners. • "Passion" is bull. What you need is personal energy. • A combination of mediocre skills can make you surprisingly valuable. • You can manage your odds in a way that makes you look lucky to others. Adams hopes you can laugh at his failures while discovering some unique and helpful ideas on your own path to personal victory. As he writes: "This is a story of one person's unlikely success within the context of scores of embarrassing failures. Was my eventual success primarily a result of talent, luck, hard work, or an accidental just-right balance of each? All I know for sure is that I pursued a conscious strategy of managing my opportunities in a way that would make it easier for luck to find me."

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The Harder You Work, the Luckier You Get: An Entrepreneur's Memoir Audiobook

The Harder You Work, the Luckier You Get: An Entrepreneur's Memoir

Author: Joe Ricketts Narrator: Danny Campbell Release Date: November 2019

Joe Ricketts, founder of TD Ameritrade, shares the epic inside story of how a working-class kid from the Nebraska prairie took on Wall Street's clubby brokerage business, busted it open, and walked away a billionaire. Joe Ricketts always had the gift of seeing what others missed. The son of a house builder, he started life as a part-time janitor, but by the age of thirty-three he saw the chance to challenge the big brokerage firms by offering Americans an inexpensive way to take control of their own stock trading. Nowadays, we take for granted that Main Street is playing right there on Wall Street, but Ricketts made that happen. His company, begun with $12,500 borrowed from friends and family, took off like a rocket thanks to an early embrace of digital technology and irreverent marketing. But Ameritrade also faced a series of near-disasters: the SEC almost shut him down; his partners tried to force him out because of his relentless risk-taking; penny brokers swindled the company; the crash of 1989 nearly cost him everything; and he was almost shut down again when a customer committed massive fraud. By the time of the dot-com bust, he had proven that his strategy based on frontier values could survive just about anything. The Harder You Work, The Luckier You Get offers a view inside Joe Ricketts' mind, giving readers a visceral understanding of how entrepreneurs think and act differently from the rest of us—how they see the horizon where we just see a spreadsheet. As unvarnished as the prairie he comes from, Ricketts also talks honestly about his shortcomings as a manager, the career sacrifices his wife made for his business, the complexity of being a father, and the pain of splitting with his mentor and of his brother's death from AIDS. Overcoming these and other challenges, he built a company now worth $30 billion. A must-read for anyone who's ever dreamed of starting their own business, The Harder You Work, The Luckier You Get is the ultimate only-in-America story.

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Iacocca. Eine amerikanische Karriere Audiobook

Iacocca. Eine amerikanische Karriere

Author: Lee Iacocca, William Novak Narrator: Dominic Kolb Release Date: November 2019

'Der Mann, der den Ford Mustang schuf', 'Der legendäre US-Automobilmanager' - Lee Iacocca erzielte außergewöhnliche Erfolge, aber sein Leben war voller Prüfungen und Enttäuschungen. Lido (Lee) Anthony Iacocca, 1924 als Sohn italienischer Einwanderer in Allentown, Pennsylvania, geboren, trat im Alter von 22 Jahren nach seinem Ingenieurstudium bei Ford ein. Hier vollzog sich in rascher Folge seine Traumkarriere bis zum Präsidenten dieser Gesellschaft. 1978 wurde er aus persönlichen Gründen von Henry Ford II. gefeuert, vom konkursreifen Chrysler-Konzern, dem drittgrößten Automobilunternehmen der USA, engagiert. Er übernahm die mit 3,5 Milliarden Dollar hoffnungslos verschuldete Firma, die unter seiner Leitung so viel wie noch nie in ihrer Firmengeschichte verdiente. Mehr als nur ein erfolgreicher Wirtschaftsboss war Iacocca ein kluger politischer Kopf, der laut amerikanischen Meinungsumfragen gute Chancen hatte, 1988 Präsident der USA zu werden. Lee Iacocca ist am 2. Juli 2019 im Alter von 94 Jahren gestorben. In seiner Autobiographie tauchen wir tief ein in sein Leben, und erfahren: - persönliche Geschichte der Managerlegende; - Lee Iacoccas Erfolgsprinzipien; - wie wichtig Mut ist: Mut, Risiken einzugehen und eigene Träume zu leben. 'Wenn Sie hart arbeiten und sich richtig ins Zeug legen, ist es erstaunlich, wie Sie in einer freien Gesellschaft so weit kommen können, wie Sie wollen.' - Lee Iacocca Dieses Buch erschien im englischen Original unter dem Titel Iacocca: An Autobiography Copyright (c) 1984 by Lee Iacocca. Recorded by arrangement with Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. Translated by Briggite Stein (P) 2019 by AB Publishing

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Robert Kiyosaki: The Life Principles for Success Audiobook

Robert Kiyosaki: The Life Principles for Success

Author: George Thompson Narrator: Victor Babkov Release Date: November 2019

In this short, powerful book, multimillionaire and bestselling author Robert Kiyosaki reveals his breakthrough strategies to achieve a life of financial success and personal fulfillment. Robert created simple success recipes that you can quickly put to use in your life to reach the level of wealth and abundance you desire. These principles are universal and will suit both an employee and a big entrepreneur. It is not necessary to do everything Kiyosaki does, but his recommendations can provide the basis for starting your own path to financial prosperity.

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Crazy, Who Me? My Journey as a Leader Overcoming Depression Audiobook

Crazy, Who Me? My Journey as a Leader Overcoming Depression

Author: John Panigas Narrator: Wes Malik Release Date: November 2019

My depression reared it's ugly head at age 3. The 'black pile' was my constant companion for the better part of 58 years until I finally found a way out. Yes, you can teach an old(er) dog new tricks! This is my journey of leading with depression; the causes, the effects on those around me, the successes, the failures, the desperation, the hopelessness, and finally finding the faith I didn't know I had. This is my story, good, bad and ugly. In these pages you'll find simple to understand ideas, strategies and tactics to overcome, minimize, and the potential to eliminate mental illness. Relating to mental illness requires empathy, not sympathy. The road to empathy requires education, Inside you'll find short but concise lessons to better understand depression and mental illnesses. My hope is that if you believe you have depression you'll come out and talk about it. If you sense a loved one or workmate has depression you can be empathetic and helpful as they navigate through their complicated lives.

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Orlando Ayala: El colombiano que le hablaba al oído Audiobook

Orlando Ayala: El colombiano que le hablaba al oído

Author: Julio César Guzman Narrator: Juan Echave Release Date: November 2019

La asombrosa historia del colombiano que llegó a trabajar hombro a hombro con Bill Gates. Orlando Ayala fue durante más de dos décadas pieza fundamental de Microsoft, tuvo cerca de 40.000 personas a su cargo en decenas de países y respondía por un presupuesto equivalente a la mitad del que controla el Gobierno de Colombia. Con un compromiso ético y humanitario, trabajó hombro a hombro con Bill Gates, a quien además aconsejó durante crisis y momentos coyunturales atravesados por el gigante tecnológico. Julio César Guzmán, autor de este libro, le siguió la pista a Ayala durante más de veinte años, y después de decenas de conversaciones personales, telefónicas, por Skype y de WhatsApp, logró reconstruir la vida de un hombre que brilló en lo más alto del mundo corporativo y que ahora nos deja miles de lecciones. Estas páginas constatan la magnitud de un colombiano difícil de igualar. 'Muchas veces tuvimos que tomar decisiones estratégicas y enfrentamos retos con el Departamento de Justicia, y Orlando siempre fue una voz que decía: '¡Vamos a hacerlo, hagamos lo correcto para nuestros clientes!'. Con frecuencia, asumió tareas especiales que llevaron a la compañía a aprender nuevas destrezas. Él ha hecho contribuciones en muchas áreas [...]. He emprendido muchos viajes con Orlando; en algunos terminábamos exhaustos, con una agenda pesada. Nos divertimos recorriendo América Latina'. Bill Gates, fundador de Microsoft (Tomado del libro)

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Invested: Changing Forever the Way Americans Invest Audiobook

Invested: Changing Forever the Way Americans Invest

Author: Charles R. Schwab Narrator: Fred Sanders Release Date: October 2019

"To say Charles Schwab is an entrepreneur is actually an understatement. He really is a revolutionary."-Phil Knight, co-founder of Nike, author of Shoe Dog The founder of The Charles Schwab Corporation recounts his ups and downs as he made stock investing, once the expensive and clubby reserve of the few, accessible to ordinary Americans.   In this deeply personal memoir, Schwab describes his passion to have Main Street participate in the growing economy as investors and owners, not only earners. Schwab opens up about his dyslexia and how he worked around and ultimately embraced it, and about the challenges he faced while starting his fledgling company in the 1970s. A year into his grand experiment in discounted stock trading, living in a small apartment in Sausalito with his wife, Helen, and new baby, he carried a six-figure debt and a pocketful of personal loans. As it turned out, customers flocked to Schwab, leaving his small team scrambling with scarce resources and no road map to manage the company's growth.   He recounts the company's game-changing sale to Bank of America-and how, in the end, the merger almost doomed his organization. We learn about the clever and timely leveraged buyout he crafted to regain independence; the crushing stock market collapse of 1987, just weeks after the company had gone public; the dot-com meltdown of 2000 and its reverberating aftermath of economic stagnation, layoffs, and the company's eventual reinvention; and how the company's focus on managing risk protected it and its clients during the financial crisis in 2008, propelling its growth.   A remarkable story of a company succeeding by challenging norms and conventions through decades of change, Invested also offers unique insights and lifelong principles for readers-the values that Schwab has lived and worked by that have made him one of the most successful entrepreneurs of our time. Today, his eponymous company is one of the leading financial services firms in the world. Advance praise for Invested "I've admired Chuck Schwab for a long time. When you read this book, you'll understand why."-Warren E. Buffett "This is a fascinating story that teaches you about the never-ending evolution of an entrepreneurial company, but even more about personal learning from that experience. So read, learn how to learn from experience, and enjoy."-George P. Shultz, former secretary of Labor, Treasury, and State

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Xueños: La historia detrás de Xcaret, el mejor parque del mundo Audiobook

Xueños: La historia detrás de Xcaret, el mejor parque del mundo

Author: Miguel Quintana Pali Narrator: Miguel Quintana Pali, Salvador Chantres Release Date: October 2019

Xoñar es visualizar una gran idea en acción. «Tienes que aprender a xoñar bonito o, de lo contrario, despertar a tiempo». Miguel Quintana Pali Hay pocas historias en México que han cambiado la vida empresarial y social del país como la del arquitecto Miguel Quintana Pali, fundador y director general de Grupo Xcaret. El pionero del turismo sostenible sintetiza sus casi cinco décadas de experiencia como emprendedor-empresario -primero como tendero, luego como parquero y, ahora, hotelero- en una serie de consejos para quienes buscan iniciar un negocio y los musts para tener éxito. Desde sus primeros negocios escolares y la invención de una lámpara de mesa que lo hizo dar el salto a emprender y fundar las Tiendas Pali, Quintana cuenta cómo convirtió a Xcaret en una embajada de México que hoy recibe dos millones de visitantes al año y es conocido a nivel mundial. En un recorrido por su vida a la par que por la historia del Grupo Xcaret descubrimos cómo fueron surgiendo las ideas para los parques y el proceso de creación de algunas de las atracciones más emblemáticas, los retos para presupuestar una forma de arquitectura que respeta la naturaleza, las diferencias entre socios, la sostenibilidad 360º, las estrategias de operación y marketing, la innovación tecnológica inhouse, las distintas acciones sociales que se han vuelto parte del ADN del grupo y de su gente, la filosofía basada en la felicidad hacia dentro y fuera de la organización y finalmente los proyectos que están en el tintero o ya construyéndose para ser una realidad. Una mirada íntima al genio creativo de una de las mentes más divergentes y comprometidas con el desarrollo de México.

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