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Business Audiobooks in Biography & Memoir

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This Is Not a T-Shirt: A Brand, a Culture, a Community--a Life in Streetwear Audiobook

This Is Not a T-Shirt: A Brand, a Culture, a Community--a Life in Streetwear

Author: Bobby Hundreds Narrator: Bobby Hundreds Release Date: June 2019

This program is read by the author. The story of The Hundreds and the precepts that made it an iconic streetwear brand by Bobby Hundreds himself. Streetwear occupies that rarefied space where genuine 'cool' coexists with big business; where a star designer might work concurrently with Nike, a tattoo artist, Louis Vuitton, and a skateboard company. It's the ubiquitous style of dress comprising hoodies, sneakers, and T-shirts. In the beginning, a few brands defined this style; fewer still survived as streetwear went mainstream. They are the OGs, the "heritage brands." The Hundreds is one of those persevering companies, and Bobby Hundreds is at the center of it all. The creative force behind the brand, Bobby Kim, a.k.a. Bobby Hundreds, has emerged as a prominent face and voice in streetwear. In telling the story of his formative years, he reminds us that The Hundreds was started by outsiders; and this is truly the story of streetwear culture. In This Is Not a T-Shirt, Bobby Hundreds cements his spot as a champion of an industry he helped create and tells the story of The Hundreds-with anecdotes ranging from his Southern California, punk-DIY-tinged youth to the brand's explosive success. Both an inspiring memoir and an expert assessment of the history and future of streetwear, this is the tale of Bobby's commitment to his creative vision and to building a real community.

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Hired: Six Months Undercover in Low-Wage Britain Audiobook

Hired: Six Months Undercover in Low-Wage Britain

Author: James Bloodworth Narrator: Alister Austin Release Date: June 2019

From the Orwellian reach of an Amazon warehouse to the time trials of a council care worker and the grim reality behind the glossy Uber App, Hired is a clear-eyed analysis of a divided nation and a riveting dispatch from the very frontline of low-wage Britain. We all define ourselves by our profession. But what if our job was demeaning, poorly paid, and tedious? Cracking open Britain's divisions journalist James Bloodworth spends six months living and working across Britain, taking on the country's most gruelling jobs. He lives on the meagre proceeds and discovers the anxieties and hopes of those he encounters, including working-class British, young students striving to make ends meet, and Eastern European immigrants. From the Staffordshire Amazon warehouse to the taxi-cabs of Uber, Bloodworth narrates how traditional working-class communities have been decimated by the move to soulless service jobs with no security, advancement or satisfaction. This is a gripping examination of Brexit Britain, a divided nation which needs to understand the true reality of how other people live and work before it can heal. 'A very discomforting book, no matter what your politics might be... very good' Sunday Times 'Potent, disturbing and revelatory' Evening Standard

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Mr Five Per Cent: The Many Lives of Calouste Gulbenkian, the World's Richest Man Audiobook

Mr Five Per Cent: The Many Lives of Calouste Gulbenkian, the World's Richest Man

Author: Jonathan Conlin Narrator: Simon Vance Release Date: June 2019

When Calouste Gulbenkian died in 1955 at the age of 86, he was the richest man in the world, known as 'Mr Five Per Cent' for his personal share of Middle East oil. The son of a wealthy Armenian merchant in Istanbul, for half a century he brokered top-level oil deals, concealing his mysterious web of business interests and contacts within a labyrinth of Asian and European cartels, and convincing governments and oil barons alike of his impartiality as an 'honest broker'. Today his name is known principally through the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, to which his spectacular art collection and most of his vast wealth were bequeathed. Gulbenkian's private life was as labyrinthine as his business dealings. He insisted on the highest 'moral values', yet ruthlessly used his wife's charm as a hostess to further his career, and demanded complete obedience from his family, whom he monitored obsessively. As a young man he lived a champagne lifestyle, escorting actresses and showgirls, and in later life - on doctor's orders - he slept with a succession of discreetly provided young women. Meanwhile he built up a superb art collection which included Rembrandts and other treasures sold to him by Stalin from the Hermitage Museum. Published to mark the 150th anniversary of his birth, Mr Five Per Cent reveals Gulbenkian's complex and many-sided existence. Written with full access to the Gulbenkian Foundation's archives, this is the fascinating story of the man who more than anyone else helped shape the modern oil industry.

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The Face Pressed Against a Window: A Memoir Audiobook

The Face Pressed Against a Window: A Memoir

Author: Tim Waterstone Narrator: Tim Waterstone Release Date: May 2019

Candid and moving, The Face Pressed Against a Window charts the life of one of our most celebrated business leaders. Tim Waterstone is one of Britain's most successful businessmen, having built the Waterstone's empire that started with one small bookshop in 1982. In this charming and evocative memoir, he recalls the childhood experiences that led him to become an entrepreneur and outlines the business philosophy that allowed Waterstone's to dominate the bookselling business throughout the country. Tim explores his formative years in a small town in rural England at the end of the Second World War, and the troubled relationship he had with his father, before moving on to the epiphany he had while studying at Cambridge, which set him on the road to Waterstone's and gave birth to the creative strategy that made him a high street name.

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Richest People On Earth Audiobook

Richest People On Earth

Author: Introbooks Narrator: Introbooks Release Date: May 2019

How important is money? It is the source required to lead a decent life. Earning and investing it back to get more returns also enables one to lead a better life. For those blessed with the intellect to use their skills and intelligence to multiply it have access to a luxurious life. Many of these billionaires have gone through rough times before growing into the position that they are now in. There are many who have already been born with a silver spoon, and have upheld their ancestral worthiness and struggled in all ways to multiply what they have inherited. Such people smell where money can be rolled in. They pursue their dream and never quit. It is easy to earn but difficult to sustain what is earned. The billionaires on seem to have a never let go attitude and they never quit.  

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Tim Cook: The Genius Who Took Apple to the Next Level Audiobook

Tim Cook: The Genius Who Took Apple to the Next Level

Author: Leander Kahney Narrator: Jonathan Cowley Release Date: April 2019

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Tim Cook written by Leander Kahney, read by Jonathan Cowley. In 2011, Tim Cook took on an impossible task - following in the footsteps of one of history's greatest business visionaries, Steve Jobs. Facing worldwide scrutiny, Cook (who was often described as shy, unassuming and unimaginative) defied all expectations. Under Cook's leadership Apple has soared: its stock has nearly tripled to become the world's first trillion-dollar company. From the massive growth of the iPhone to new victories like the Apple Watch, Cook is leading Apple to a new era of success. But he's also spearheaded a cultural revolution within the company. Since becoming CEO, Cook has introduced a new style of management that emphasizes kindness, collaboration and honesty, and has quietly pushed Apple to support sexual and racial equal rights and invest heavily in renewable energy. Drawing on authorized access with several Apple insiders, Kahney, the world's leading reporter on Apple, tells the inspiring story of how one man attempted to replace the irreplaceable and succeeded better than anyone thought possible.

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Let It Go: My Extraordinary Story - From Refugee to Entrepreneur to Philanthropist Audiobook

Let It Go: My Extraordinary Story - From Refugee to Entrepreneur to Philanthropist

Author: Richard Askwith, Stephanie Shirley Narrator: Rachel Atkins Release Date: April 2019

A moving memoir from a woman who made a fortune in a man's world and then gave it all away...soon to be turned into a film In 1962, Stephanie 'Steve' Shirley created a software company when the concept of software barely existed. Freelance Programmers employed women to work on complex projects such as Concorde's black box recorder from the comfort of their own home. Shirley empowered a generation of women in technology, giving them unheard of freedom to choose their own hours and manage their own workloads. The business thrived and Shirley gradually transferred ownership to her staff, creating 70 millionaires in the process. Let It Go explores Shirley's trail blazing career as an entrepreneur but it also charts her incredible personal story - her dramatic arrival in England as an unaccompanied Kindertransport refugee during World War Two and the tragic loss of her only child who suffered severely from Autism. Today, Dame Stephanie Shirley is one of Britain's leading philanthropists, devoting most of her time, energy and wealth to charities that are close to her heart. In Let It Go, Shirley tells her inspirational story and explains why giving her wealth away - letting it go - has brought her infinitely more happiness and fulfilment than acquiring it in the first place. Co-written with Richard Askwith, the former Executive Editor of The Independent and the award-winning author of seven books in his own name, including biographies of Emil Zátopek and Lata Brandisová. 'An extraordinary tale of creativity and resilience' - Guardian 'This engrossing story of an extraordinary life is filled with lessons in what it means to be human' - Financial Times

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Magnetic Entrepreneur -A Personality That Attracts Audiobook

Magnetic Entrepreneur -A Personality That Attracts

Author: Robert J. Moore Narrator: Bob Johnson And Tiffany Baker Release Date: January 2019

Robert J. Moore is a successful entrepreneur and International Best-Selling Author who has dedicated his life to helping other entrepreneurs to reach their full potential. He is proud to present fifteen co-authors in this book who are skilled entrepreneurs in their own right. Each one was chosen by Robert because of their compelling story and specific skill set that will help you move your business forward, faster

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Hershey: Milton S. Hershey's Extraordinary Life of Wealth, Empire, and Utopian Dreams Audiobook

Hershey: Milton S. Hershey's Extraordinary Life of Wealth, Empire, and Utopian Dreams

Author: Michael D'antonio Narrator: Jonathan Yen Release Date: January 2019

The name Hershey evokes many things: chocolate bars, the company town in Pennsylvania, one of America's most recognizable brands. But who was the man behind the name? In this compelling biography, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael D'Antonio gives us the real-life rags-to-riches story of Milton S. Hershey, a largely uneducated businessman whose idealistic sense of purpose created an immense financial empire, a town, and a legacy that lasts to this day. Hershey, the son of a minister's daughter and an irresponsible father who deserted the family, began his career inauspiciously when the two candy shops he opened both went bankrupt. Undeterred, he started the Lancaster Caramel Company, which brought him success at last. Eventually he sold his caramel operation and went on to perfect the production process of chocolate to create a stable, consistent bar with a long shelf life . . . and an American icon was born. Hershey was more than a successful businessman-he was a progressive thinker who believed in capitalism as a means to higher goals. He built the world's largest chocolate factory and a utopian village for his workers on a large tract of land in rural Pennsylvania, and used his own fortune to keep his workers employed during the Great Depression. In addition, he secretly willed his fortune to a boys' school and orphanage, both of which now control a vast endowment. Extensively researched and vividly written, Hershey is the fascinating story of this uniquely American visionary.

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Magnetic Entrepreneur: A Personality That Attracts Audiobook

Magnetic Entrepreneur: A Personality That Attracts

Author: Robert J Moore Narrator: Bob Johnson, Tiffany Baker Release Date: January 2019

What does it mean to be a magnetic entrepreneur? Is it something that someone is born with and only they have it, or it is something that you can learn and develop? Thankfully answer is you can learn it.Magnetic entrepreneurs have figured out how to attract clients easily and build their business the fast way and, in this book, you will learn the skills needed to be able to do that too.None of these entrepreneurs were born with silver spoons in their mouth, most of them started from very humble beginnings and decided to become more than what society told them to be. They saw past the limitations placed on them to the possibilities and choose to become more. As each started their entrepreneurial journeyy struggled but learned how to overcome the obstacles and now freely share that knowledge with you.Magnetic Entrepreneur: A Personality That Attracts you will learn in minutes what took them years to acquire and make your journey to success quicker. Each chapter will share the co-author's story and then training on different aspects of entrepreneurship.

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Steve Jobs: Lessons to be Learned from The Business Wisdom of Steve Jobs Audiobook

Steve Jobs: Lessons to be Learned from The Business Wisdom of Steve Jobs

Author: Walter J. Stross Narrator: Nick Dolle Release Date: January 2019

We all look to successful people when we want inspiration! For anyone seeking success in life, a mentor or someone who can be looked up to or imitated is probably an essential part of the process. Learning how someone got it right, as well as the mistakes they made along the way and how they overcame them, can mean the difference between success and failure. People like Steve Jobs, the co-founder of the successful Apple business, are those who have paved the way for millions of others to follow and in Steve Jobs: Lessons to be Learned from The Business Wisdom of Steve Jobs, you can begin to understand something of what made him tick, with chapters that examine: - The Basics - Have Passion - Learn To Communicate - Learn to Relate - Build A Community If you are serious about reaching the goals you set for yourself and are determined to make it happen, then reading about the inspiration and motivation provided in this book is the first step to take. Get a copy of Steve Jobs: Lessons to be Learned from The Business Wisdom of Steve Jobs and see how you can build your own success with his as a template.

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The Bank That Lived a Little: Barclays in the Age of the Very Free Market Audiobook

The Bank That Lived a Little: Barclays in the Age of the Very Free Market

Author: Philip Augar Narrator: Jonathan Keeble Release Date: December 2018

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Bank that Lived a Little by Phillip Augar, read by Jonathan Keeble. Based on unparalleled access to those involved, and told with compelling pace and drama, The Bank that Lived a Little is the story of one of the most familiar names on the British high street since Big Bang in 1986. Philip Augar describes in detail three decades of boardroom intrigue driven by ruthless ambition, grandiose dreams and a desire for wealth. It is a tale of a struggle for long-term supremacy between rival strategies and their adherents - one camp desperate for Barclays to join the top table of global banks, the other preferring a smaller domestic role more in keeping with the bank's sober Quaker origins. This strategic disagreement continues to divide opinion within Barclays, the City and beyond. This is an extraordinary corporate thriller, an inside chronicle of personal feuds, but much more besides: Augar shows that Barclays' experiences are a paradigm for Britain's social and economic life over thirty years, which saw the City move from the edge of the economy to its very centre. These decades created unprecedented prosperity for a tiny number, and made the reputations of governments and individuals but then left many of them in tatters. The leveraged society, the winner-takes-all mentality and our present era of austerity can all be traced to the influence of banks such as Barclays. Augar's book tells this rollercoaster story from the perspective of many of its participants - and also of those affected by the grip they came to have on Britain.

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