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  1. People of Abandoned Character Audiobook People of Abandoned Character
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  2. Box 88 Audiobook Box 88
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  3. Help Yourself: Three scalding stories from the bestselling author of AMERICAN WIFE Audiobook Help Yourself: Three scalding stories from the bestselling author of AMERICAN WIFE
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  4. A Nurse's Story: My Life in A&E During the Covid Crisis Audiobook A Nurse's Story: My Life in A&E During the Covid Crisis
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  5. Mantel Pieces: Royal Bodies and Other Writing from the London Review of Books Audiobook Mantel Pieces: Royal Bodies and Other Writing from the London Review of Books
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  6. A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and A Vision for the Future Audiobook A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and A Vision for the Future
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  7. The Thursday Murder Club: The Record-Breaking Sunday Times Number One Bestseller Audiobook The Thursday Murder Club: The Record-Breaking Sunday Times Number One Bestseller
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  8. The Boy from the Woods: New from the #1 bestselling creator of the hit Netflix series The Stranger Audiobook The Boy from the Woods: New from the #1 bestselling creator of the hit Netflix series The Stranger
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  9. Us Three Audiobook Us Three
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  10. Grown-Ups Audiobook Grown-Ups
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#ENTRYLEVELBOSS: a 9-step guide for finding a job you like (and actually getting hired to do it) Audiobook

#ENTRYLEVELBOSS: a 9-step guide for finding a job you like (and actually getting hired to do it)

Author: Alexa Shoen Narrator: Alexa Shoen Release Date: October 2020

Banging your head against the wall with the job search? #ENTRYLEVELBOSS will help you stop freaking out. Miserable in your current role but no idea what to do next? With this book you'll be able to make a decision, no personality tests required. Convinced that you are the most unhireable person on this planet? That's statistically improbable and you'll be amazed at how employable you'll look on paper by the time you have finished listening. This is personal training for your career, based on a step-by-step plan that includes: All the intel you need about getting hired in today's world, in today's industries, and with today's tools. Hyper-specific advice including templates for networking emails, CVs, and cover letters. Straight-to-the-point guidance about what not to do. A solid dose of humour and emotional support from someone who really has been there. The world of work has changed, and getting hired today for a job you actually want is going to take a lot more than a neatly typed cover letter and a well-pressed suit. But along with all the challenges of the new economy come unprecedented opportunities, and careers expert Alexa Shoen is here to unlock them for you.

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Out of Office: Ditch the 9-5 and Be Your Own Boss Audiobook

Out of Office: Ditch the 9-5 and Be Your Own Boss

Author: Fiona Thomas Narrator: Charlie Mudie Release Date: October 2020

This no-nonsense guide addresses the questions that people might feel too embarrassed to ask about going freelance ... like how to raise an invoice, submit a tax return, claim expenses, network, and use social media. Fiona also details why working from home is proven to have a positive impact on productivity and mental health, and why so many women are making the leap into freelancing out of necessity. Filled with must-have information, helpful check-ins, and a strong focus on understanding the whys just as much as the hows, Out of Office will help you dive into freelance life and push you to the next level, while making sure you're taking time to reflect on your business and state of mind. Sunday Times Bestselling author of THE MULTI-HYPHEN METHOD "This book is the straight-talking, no-gloss life raft that I would have so happily clung to in those turbulent first years." SARA TASKER, entrepreneur and author of Hashtag Authentic

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The Grit Factor: Courage, Resilience, and Leadership in the Most Male-Dominated Organization in the  Audiobook

The Grit Factor: Courage, Resilience, and Leadership in the Most Male-Dominated Organization in the

Author: Shannon Huffman Polson Narrator: Coleen Marlo Release Date: September 2020

At age nineteen, Shannon Huffman Polson became the youngest woman ever to climb Denali, the highest mountain in North America. She went on to reach the summits of Mt. Rainier and Mt. Kilimanjaro and spent more than a decade traveling the world. Yet it was during her experience serving as one of the Army's first female attack helicopter pilots, and eventually leading an Apache flight platoon on deployment to Bosnia-Herzegovina, that she learned the lessons of leadership that forever changed her life. Where did these insights come from? From her own crucibles of experience-and from other women. In writing The Grit Factor, Polson made it her mission to connect with an elite pack of tough, impressive female iconoclasts who shared with her their candid stories of combat and career. This slate of decorated leaders includes Heather Penney, one of the first female F-16 pilots, who was put on a suicide mission for 9/11; General Ann Dunwoody, the first female four-star general in the Army; Amy McGrath, the first female Marine to fly the F/A-18 in combat-and dozens of other unstoppable women who got there first, including Polson herself. With its gripping narrative and relatable takeaways, The Grit Factor is both inspiring and pragmatic, a book that will energize and enlighten current and aspiring leaders everywhere-whether male or female.

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A Practical Way to Get Rich . . . and Die Trying: A Memoir About Risking It All Audiobook

A Practical Way to Get Rich . . . and Die Trying: A Memoir About Risking It All

Author: John Roa Narrator: John Roa Release Date: September 2020

'A scathingly honest memoir of entrepreneurship's dark reality... I would advise every entrepreneur--or anyone who dreams of becoming one--to read this book.' --Eric Schurenberg - CEO, Fast Company and Inc. A young tech entrepreneur's memoir of building his hugely successful company and the mental and physical price he paid for it At the age of twenty-six, John Roa founded a tech-consulting and design firm that he sold for a fortune to the largest tech company in San Francisco, Salesforce. His account of his rise from a self-described below-average student, to becoming a poster boy for the ambitious, successful young entrepreneur, to nearly destroying himself in the process is the subject of A Practical Way to Get Rich . . . and Die Trying. Roa's twenty-year-long journey from being dead-broke to wealth he never imagined is an absurd and often comical story of talent, luck, risk, rapidly changing technology, larger-than-life personalities, sex, gambling, and excessive alcohol and drug consumption. Roa's intention for his memoir is not to present a glamorous rags-to-riches saga, but, instead, to serve as a cautionary tale of the toll that entrepreneurship can take on ambitious young people unprepared for the physical and mental costs that 'making it' can take. Those pitfalls eventually took their toll on Roa, who, in the face of round-the-clock pressure and risk taking, ultimately suffered a psychotic breakdown from which he almost didn't walk away. As he healed in the aftermath, he began to question the ethos that had brought him to that dark place, and he learned from other entrepreneurs that they, too, had experienced similar debilitating issues that they felt unable to admit, let alone discuss. A Practical Way to Get Rich . . . and Die Trying is a compelling memoir and the foundation for a campaign of honesty and vulnerability in an industry that currently allows neither. Roa aims to be the bridge to helping young leaders confront the mental health issues and abuse that too often accompany the tech startup that so many have embraced as their salvation for their future.

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Bezonomics Audiobook

Bezonomics

Author: Brian Dumaine Narrator: Carlos Zertuche Release Date: September 2020

Cómo Amazon está cambiando nuestras vidas y lo que han aprendido de ellas las mejores compañías del mundo Una mirada profunda, reveladora e imparcial al modelo de negocio de Amazon que no sólo ha dominado el mundo, sino que lo está cambiando. Como Henry Ford con Ford, Sam Walton con Walmart, o Steve Jobs con Apple, Jeff Bezos y su Amazon son la historia de negocios de la década. El hombre más rico del planeta y el futuro primer trillonario del mundo ha construido una de las máquinas creadoras de riqueza más eficientes en la historia que representa el 2% del ingreso de Estados Unidos, gastado en cerca de 500 millones de productos enviados desde sus almacenes a 17 países. Amazon no sólo ha transformado completamente la industria de las ventas al menudeo y los servicios de almacenamiento enla nube, ahora sus tentáculos están ahorcando a los medios y a la publicidad, perturbando la tecnología, la economía, la creación de empleos y la sociedad como la conocemos. Su impacto es tal que los líderes de todos los sectores alrededor del mundo necesitan entender cómo opera este engrane. Basado en reportes sin precedentes de 150 fuentes de dentro y fuera de Amazon, Bezonomics revela los principios que Jeff Bezos utiliza para dominar los mercados -obsesión por el consumidor, innovación extrema, enfoque a largo plazo, inteligencia artificial- y muestra cómo los han tratado de replicar otras compañías en el mundo. Dumaine comparte las estrategias para probar tu negocio en Amazon y para competir con el gigante del retail, y, más importante, responde a una pregunta fundamental: ¿cómo Amazon y sus imitadores afectan el mundo en el que vivimos y qué podemos aprender de ellos? Una mina de oro para muchos, una amenaza para otros, el modelo Bezonomics se ha convertido en una fuerza modeladora de la vida que toda persona debe conocer para entender el presente y mirar hacia el futuro.

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Building Unity: Leading a Non-Profit from Spark to Succession Audiobook

Building Unity: Leading a Non-Profit from Spark to Succession

Author: Michael 'piecez' Prosserman Narrator: Richard Lam Release Date: September 2020

Build an organization that is growth-minded, values-based, and innovative using the six steps to "responsible impact." At age 16, Michael 'Piecez' Prosserman, a professional b-boy (breakdancer), completed a school project that would grow to become a hip-hop-inspired mental health charity with global reach. Through a process of continuous discovery and reflection, Prosserman and his team grew UNITY to the point where it benefitted over a quarter of a million young people. In Building Unity, Prosserman breaks down the six steps to discovering "responsible impact" and building an organization that is growth-minded, values-based, and reflective of the needs of its community. Using stories of his own evolution, learning, and growth as a leader over 15 years, Prosserman parallels the creativity found in breakdancing with the innovation needed to build a sustainable non-profit. Six steps to discovering "responsible impact": - Spark is the inspiration, the big "why," the motivation to wake up and do something. - Build is the testing ground to clarify ideas, understand community needs, and challenge assumptions. - Trust involves building the culture of your organization, leading by example, and hiring people with dreams. Trust sets the stage for growth by empowering awesome people. - Grow is about finding the right size for your organization to create a responsible impact. - Evolve is knowing when to step back so others can step forward by building a succession plan that leaves your organization in good hands. - Re-Ignite is building from past experience and lighting the next spark within yourself.

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Likeable Social Media: How to Delight Your Customers, Create an Irresistible Brand, and Be Generally Audiobook

Likeable Social Media: How to Delight Your Customers, Create an Irresistible Brand, and Be Generally

Author: Dave Kerpen Narrator: Dave Kerpen Release Date: September 2020

THE NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER! The secret to successful word-of-mouth marketing on the social web is easy: BE LIKEABLE. A friend's recommendation is more powerful than any advertisement. In the world of Facebook, Twitter, and beyond, that recommendation can travel farther and faster than ever before. Likeable Social Media helps you harness the power of word-of-mouth marketing to transform your business. Listen to your customers and prospects. Deliver value, excitement, and surprise. And most important, learn how to truly engage your customers and help them spread the word. Praise for Likeable Social Media: Dave Kerpen's insights and clear, how-to instructions on building brand popularity by truly engaging with customers on Facebook, Twitter, and the many other social media platforms are nothing short of brilliant. Jim McCann, founder of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM and Celebrations.com Alas, common sense is not so common. Dave takes you on a (sadly, much needed) guided tour of how to be human in a digital world. Seth Godin, author of Poke the Box Likeable Social Media cuts through the marketing jargon and technical detail to give you what you really need to make sense of this rapidly changing world of digital marketing and communications. Being human — being likeable — will get you far. Scott Monty, Global Digital Communications, Ford Motor Company Dave gives you what you need: Practical, specific how-to advice to get people talking about you. Andy Sernovitz, author of Word of Mouth Marketing: How Smart Companies Get People Talking

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Game Changer: How to Be 10x in the Talent Economy Audiobook

Game Changer: How to Be 10x in the Talent Economy

Author: Michael Solomon, Rishon Blumberg Narrator: Rishon Blumberg Release Date: September 2020

Whether you’re an employer, an employee, a freelancer, or part of a management team, it’s important to understand how—now, more than ever—highly skilled 10x talent who can deliver exponential value is radically shifting the dynamics of corporations large and small. Use this groundbreaking book to learn how to identify, attract, vet, employ, manage, and retain—or become—the game-changing talent that will make a difference in the work world of tomorrow. Individuals, companies and governments around the globe need to understand what tactics are required to survive and thrive in an increasingly global, automated, and post pandemic, distributed economy. The lessons presented in Game Changer reveal those tactics for any industry. Learn proven strategies on how companies can create the right environment for top talent by evolving traditional business structures and adopting a more agile approach. For readers who are confident in their abilities and want to make an impact where they work, Game Changer shows them how to enjoy the varied rewards that this brings. In these pages, you will: - See how highly skilled talent is transforming companies of all sizes and industries through real world stories and first-hand testimonies from top execs, entrepreneurs, and players; - Get an inside glimpse into the unconventional methods that smart companies use to attract, retain, and manage top talent; - Recognize the roadblocks that are inherent in the traditional employer-employee model and learn how they can be overcome for unlimited success; and Learn how to see yourself as both talent and management to achieve the rewards and satisfaction that come with being a game changer.

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The Unstoppable Startup: Mastering Israel's Secret Rules of Chutzpah Audiobook

The Unstoppable Startup: Mastering Israel's Secret Rules of Chutzpah

Author: Uri Adoni Narrator: Tom Parks Release Date: September 2020

THE BOLD SECRET TO SUCCESSFUL STARTUPS Veteran venture capitalist Uri Adoni shares the secrets to Israel's incredible track record of success in this new guide that will help make any startup unstoppable. More than half of all startups fail-often during the crucial early stages of development when they need to prove their viability on a limited budget. But when it comes to startup success, one country stands out: Israel. Even though it is a relatively small country with a population of just over 9 million inhabitants, Israel has one of the highest concentrations of startups in the world, has the highest venture capital per capita, is one of the top countries in terms of number of companies listed on NASDAQ, and is well recognized as a global leader in research and development. In The Unstoppable Startup, Uri Adoni goes behind the scenes to explain the principles and practices that can make any startup, anywhere in the world, become an unstoppable one. Packed with insider accounts from leaders who have realized bold visions, The Unstoppable Startup distills Israeli chutzpah into six operational rules that will help you to: - Build an unstoppable team; - Foresee the future and innovate to meet its demands; - Manage your funding and partnerships through all phases of growth; - Dominate the market category you are after or create a new one; - Build and manage an early stage investment vehicle; and - Build and grow a healthy high-tech ecosystem. Far from mere conjecture, Adoni implemented these practices throughout his more than 12 years as a venture capitalist for one of Israel's most successful venture funds, and he continues to utilize these same proven startup strategies today in metropolitan areas in the US.

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How to Lead: Wisdom from the World's Greatest CEOs, Founders, and Game Changers Audiobook

How to Lead: Wisdom from the World's Greatest CEOs, Founders, and Game Changers

Author: David M. Rubenstein Narrator: David M. Rubenstein Release Date: September 2020

INCLUDES LIVE AUDIO RECORDINGS! The New York Times Bestseller #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller The essential leadership playbook. Learn the principles and guiding philosophies of Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Warren Buffett, Oprah Winfrey, and many others through illuminating conversations about their remarkable lives and careers. For the past five years, David M. Rubenstein—author of The American Story, visionary cofounder of The Carlyle Group, and host of The David Rubenstein Show—has spoken with the world's highest performing leaders about who they are and how they became successful. How to Lead distills these revealing conversations into an indispensable leadership guidebook. Gain advice and wisdom from CEOs, presidents, founders, and master performers from the worlds of finance (Warren Buffett, Jamie Dimon, Christine Lagarde, Ken Griffin), tech (Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Eric Schmidt, Tim Cook), entertainment (Oprah Winfrey, Lorne Michaels, Renee Fleming, Yo-Yo Ma), sports (Jack Nicklaus, Adam Silver, Coach K, Phil Knight), government (President Bill Clinton, President George W. Bush, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Nancy Pelosi), and many others. -Jeff Bezos harnesses the power of wandering, discovering that his best decisions have been made with heart and intuition, rather than analysis. -Richard Branson never goes into a venture looking to make a profit. He aims to make the best in field. -Phil Knight views Nike as a marketing company whose product is its most important marketing tool. -Marillyn Hewson, who grew up in a fatherless home with four siblings in Kansas, quickly learned the importance of self-reliance and the value of a dollar. How to Lead shares the extraordinary stories of these pioneering agents of change. Discover how each luminary got started and how they handle decision making, failure, innovation, change, and crisis. Learn from their decades of experience as pioneers in their field. No two leaders are the same.

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The Myth of Experience: Why We Learn the Wrong Lessons, and Ways to Correct Them Audiobook

The Myth of Experience: Why We Learn the Wrong Lessons, and Ways to Correct Them

Author: Emre Soyer, Robin M Hogarth Narrator: Greg Baglia Release Date: September 2020

Experience is a great teacher . . . except when it isn't. In this groundbreaking guide, learn how the past can deceive and limit us -- and how healthy skepticism can build a better world. Our personal experience is key to who we are and what we do. We judge others by their experience and are judged by ours. Society venerates experience. From doctors to teachers to managers to presidents, the more experience the better. It's not surprising then, that we often fall back on experience when making decisions, an easy way to make judgements about the future, a constant teacher that provides clear lessons. Yet, this intuitive reliance on experience is misplaced. In The Myth of Experience, behavioral scientists Emre Soyer and Robin Hogarth take a transformative look at experience and the many ways it deceives and misleads us. From distorting the past to limiting creativity to reducing happiness, experience can cause misperceptions and then reinforce them without our awareness. Instead, the authors argue for a nuanced approach, where a healthy skepticism toward the lessons of experience results in more reliable decisions and sustainable growth. Soyer and Hogarth illustrate the flaws of experience -- with real-life examples from bloodletting to personal computers to pandemics -- and distill cutting-edge research as a guide to decision-making, as well as provide the remedies needed to improve our judgments and choices in the workplace and beyond.

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The Extraordinary Coach Audiobook

The Extraordinary Coach

Author: John H. Zenger, Kathleen Stinnett Narrator: John H. Zenger Release Date: September 2020

COACH YOUR BUSINESS TO SUCCESS USING THIS “INTERACTIVE” APPROACH FROM TWO OF TODAY’S MOST FORWARD-THINKING LEADERSHIP GURUS “A wonderful and indispensable guide to the practice of coaching. The authors are among the most seasoned practitioners around . . . and it shows! Whether you are coaching subordinates or clients, you will want to keep this book close at hand—full of detailed guidance.” —Jay A. Conger, Kravis Professor of Leadership Studies,Claremont McKenna College, and author of Building Leaders and Learning to Lead “Stinnett and Zenger provide a comprehensive look at the value of coaching inside the organization, complete with a process, tools, and supports for getting started. This book is a great resource and contribution to the field!” —Pam McLean, Ph.D., CEO, Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara “Finally, and I do mean finally, a book has emerged that is the very best guide to the philosophy, competencies, and discipline required to be a coach who makes a true difference in lives of others. This is not a book to read. It is a book to study and live by. Why? Because it is all there: the right questions, the right answers, and the right motives of giving your best to others.” —Larry Wilson, CEO, The Wilson Collaborative, and author of Play to Win! “The Extraordinary Coach offers a compelling view of what it means to be a truly effective leader—one who empowers and grows capability through coaching. It demystifies coaching into an actionable framework that generates immediate change.” —Christy Consler, Vice President, Leadership Development and Sustainability, Safeway, Inc. “Powerful, thought-provoking, and packed with practical tools, concepts, and ideas you can use immediately. It will change the way you think about coaching, and about yourself.” —Lou Kaucic, retired Chief People Officer of Applebee’s International, founder of Coaches Collective International

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