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  3. Burnt Sugar: Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2020 Audiobook Burnt Sugar: Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2020
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Think Black: A Memoir Audiobook

Think Black: A Memoir

Author: Clyde W. Ford Narrator: Leon Nixon Release Date: December 2020

“Powerful memoir. . .Ford’s thought-provoking narrative tells the story of African-American pride and perseverance.” –Publisher’s Weekly (Starred) “A masterful storyteller, Ford interweaves his personal story with the backdrop of the social movements unfolding at that time, providing a revealing insider’s view of the tech industry. . . simultaneously informative and entertaining. . . A powerful, engrossing look at race and technology.” –Kirkus Review (Starred) In this thought-provoking and heartbreaking memoir, an award-winning writer tells the story of his father, John Stanley Ford, the first black software engineer at IBM, revealing how racism insidiously affected his father’s view of himself and their relationship. In 1947, Thomas J. Watson set out to find the best and brightest minds for IBM. At City College he met young accounting student John Stanley Ford and hired him to become IBM’s first black software engineer. But not all of the company’s white employees refused to accept a black colleague and did everything in their power to humiliate, subvert, and undermine Ford. Yet Ford would not quit. Viewing the job as the opportunity of a lifetime, he comported himself with dignity and professionalism, and relied on his community and his 'street smarts' to succeed. He did not know that his hiring was meant to distract from IBM’s dubious business practices, including its involvement in the Holocaust, eugenics, and apartheid. While Ford remained at IBM, it came at great emotional cost to himself and his family, especially his son Clyde. Overlooked for promotions he deserved, the embittered Ford began blaming his fate on his skin color and the notion that darker-skinned people like him were less intelligent and less capable—beliefs that painfully divided him and Clyde, who followed him to IBM two decades later. From his first day of work—with his wide-lapelled suit, bright red turtleneck, and huge afro—Clyde made clear he was different. Only IBM hadn’t changed. As he, too, experienced the same institutional racism, Clyde began to better understand the subtle yet daring ways his father had fought back.

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Don't Push Too Many Trolleys: And Other Tips from Navigating Life and Business Audiobook

Don't Push Too Many Trolleys: And Other Tips from Navigating Life and Business

Author: Ying Tan Narrator: Mike Chamberlain Release Date: December 2020

Don't Push Too Many Trolleys: And Other Tips from Navigating Life and Business teaches listeners ten crucial principles required to succeed in life and business. Written by Ying Tan, founder and CEO of a multimillion-pound financial services company, Don't Push Too Many Trolleys imparts sage advice suitable for anyone, at any stage of their life. The author describes the attitudes, lessons, and traits that allowed him to become one of the youngest vice presidents ever at Goldman Sachs. He shows listeners how he built a company from the ground up to create one of the most influential and powerful financial services companies in the UK. Full of concrete strategies and practical advice, this book provides: a deeply personal and humble perspective on success in life and business; actionable advice that makes a real difference in the pursuit of happiness and wealth; and a front-row seat to the economic meltdown of 2008 and how the author managed to survive it with his business intact. Written for entrepreneurs, business people, financial professionals, and anyone else with an interest in improving their personal and professional life by taking full responsibility for their choices and actions, Don't Push Too Many Trolleys is an indispensable addition to the libraries of people across the world.

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Schmooze: What They Should Teach at Harvard Business School Audiobook

Schmooze: What They Should Teach at Harvard Business School

Author: Cody Lowry Narrator: Cody Lowry Release Date: December 2020

In this inspirational chronicle, entrepreneur Cody Lowry shares how the events in his life led him to become a motivational force in the lives of others. He'll share how being raised by a single mother prepared him for an extraordinary life. His odd job stories will demonstrate how reinvention is always possible. And with his marvelous storytelling technique, Cody will encourage listeners to look at their lives differently. Through humorous, real-life stories, he'll arm them with a new definition of the word 'schmooze' that will empower them to unleash their full potential. Schmooze is jam-packed with Cody's real-life experiences that will inspire listeners by detailing: how he set up a meeting with the President of the United States in just one week; when he was chosen to carry the torch in the Olympic Torch Relay; why he was gifted a Super Bowl Ring by an NFL Hall of Fame head coach; and what it took to get an autographed baseball from the Pope. This book for the ages, as powerful as Dale Carnegie's iconic How to Win Friends & Influence People, is a modern self-help guide that will be hard to put down. Cody Lowry will encourage you to think positively, try harder, have fun, and 'schmooze' your way to a better life.

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A Lifetime of Riches: The Biography of Napoleon Hill Audiobook

A Lifetime of Riches: The Biography of Napoleon Hill

Author: Kirk Landers, Michael J. Ritt Jr. Narrator: Christopher Grove Release Date: December 2020

Napoleon Hill was and is an American treasure. He was a confidant of presidents and statesmen. The prominent men of several generations freely revealed their secrets of success to him. But he never forgot his humble origins. He considered it his sacred obligation to share with the world the knowledge about personal achievement that he had accumulated during his rich and varied life. I shall be eternally grateful that I was privileged to know well this great man, and I hope that through . . . this biography, you too can come to know the man who helped millions of ordinary people discover the greatness within themselves. -Michael J. Ritt, Jr.

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Discussion Materials: Tales of a Rookie Wall Street Investment Banker Audiobook

Discussion Materials: Tales of a Rookie Wall Street Investment Banker

Author: Bill Keenan Narrator: Roger Wayne Release Date: December 2020

A newly-minted MBA recounts his first years as a Wall Street investment banker-unredacted. Discussion Materials gives the listener an honest look at Wall Street from someone in the trenches. After graduating from Columbia Business School, Bill Keenan joined Deutsche Bank's investment banking division as an associate where despotic superiors (and the blinking red light of his BlackBerry) instilled low-level terror on an hourly basis. You'll join him in his cubicle on the 44th floor of 60 Wall Street as he scrambles to ensure floating bar charts are the correct shade of orange and all numbers are left-aligned, but whatever you do, don't ask him what any of it means. Leaning heavily on his fellow junior bankers and the countless outsourcing resources the bank employs, he slowly develops proficiency at the job, eventually gaining traction and respect, one deal at a time, over a two-year span, ultimately cementing his legacy in the group by attaining the unattainable-placing a dinner order on Seamless one Sunday night at work from Hwa Yuan Szechuan amounting to $25.00 (tax and tip included), the bank's maximum allowance for meals-the perfect order.

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Blowing My Way to the Top: How to Break the Rules, Find Your Purpose, and Create the Life and Career Audiobook

Blowing My Way to the Top: How to Break the Rules, Find Your Purpose, and Create the Life and Career

Author: Jen Atkin Narrator: Jen Atkin Release Date: December 2020

From entrepreneur and celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin comes a smart and spirited guide to finding your voice and creating the life and career you deserve—along with a behind-the-scenes look into Jen’s own wild and wonderful road to success. Hailed by the New York Times as “the most influential hair stylist in the world,” Jen Atkin is a celebrated businesswoman, influencer, and stylist and friend to A-list celebrities like the Kardashian-Jenners and Chrissy Teigen. But Jen’s success didn’t arrive overnight. Her glamorous, jet-setting lifestyle came from years of hard work, humility, and hustle. In Blowing My Way to the Top, Jen shatters the illusion of effortless, instant success that permeates social media to reveal the sweat, dedication, and drive it really takes to make it. In this inspiring, insightful, and laugh-out-loud funny book, Jen chronicles her remarkable journey and shares what she’s learned along the way. From growing up in a conservative Mormon community where girls were discouraged from pursuing their ambitions, to striking out on her own and finding success on the celebrity style circuit, to building the cult-status brand OUAI—Jen reveals with refreshing candor the lessons, mistakes, and memorable moments that have paved her road to success. Jen also offers insight into the values that have allowed her to thrive in the modern, digital landscape, including the importance of creating authentic content, investing in community, and building social conscious into the ethos of a business. And as a trailblazer in a male-dominated industry, Jen speaks frankly about the challenges she’s faced and provides crucial advice for other women, from the importance of running your business like a feminist to building camaraderie amid the competition to learning to navigate the work and life issues that impact women most. At the end of the day, Jen has one simple message: If I can do it, you can too. Blowing My Way to the Top is destined to become the must-read career guide for a new generation, empowering readers everywhere with the permission to dream big—and the tools to make those dreams a reality.  Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.

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Empowered: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Products Audiobook

Empowered: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Products

Author: Marty Cagan Narrator: Marty Cagan Release Date: December 2020

What is it about the top tech product companies such as Amazon, Apple, Google, Netflix, and Tesla that enables their record of consistent innovation? Most people think it's because these companies are somehow able to find and attract a level of talent that makes this innovation possible. But the real advantage these companies have is not so much who they hire, but rather how they enable their people to work together to solve hard problems and create extraordinary products. As legendary Silicon Valley coach-and coach to the founders of several of today's leading tech companies-Bill Campbell said, 'Leadership is about recognizing that there's a greatness in everyone, and your job is to create an environment where that greatness can emerge.' The goal of Empowered is to provide you, as a leader of product management, product design, or engineering, with everything you'll need to create just such an environment. A natural companion to the bestseller Inspired, Empowered tackles head-on the reason why most companies fail to truly leverage the potential of their people to innovate: product leadership.

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Infiltrated: Audiobook

Infiltrated:

Author: Jay W. Richards Narrator: Jay W. Richards Release Date: December 2020

What Every American Needs to Know About the War on Free Enterprise--and Freedom Itself America: be warned. A new wave of financial reformers has infiltrated our public institutions at both the state and national levels. A growing army of self-proclaimed activists, philanthropists, and politicians has infiltrated not only the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, but the FDIC, the Treasury, and other regulatory agencies. This explosive new book from New York Times bestselling author Jay W. Richards reveals the shocking truth about: The latest financial regulations—what every consumer and businessperson needs to know The Dodd-Frank Reform Act—how it targets the wrong people and problems Elizabeth Warren and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau—what they’re really up to Consumer credit and debt—why we need to stop blaming the banks The war against free enterprise—what you can do to fight back This startling account walks you through America’s government and financial industry from the inside out—exposing the surprising history, the colorful characters, and the earthshaking events that got us where we are today. You’ll meet the political ideologues and extremists whose good intentions paved the road to financial hell. You’ll witness the “blame game” in action, as politicians and the media use the 2008 meltdown as an excuse to further their own agendas. You’ll learn about the terrible consequences that sweeping government reforms have on small businesses and other industries that had nothing to do with the financial crisis. Finally, you’ll find a special resource section of positive actions and ideas to help you stand up and speak out for your rights. America is at a crossroads. It is time for us to choose between stricter government control that limits our freedom or a more open free market that is the key to prosperity. This book could make all the difference. FREE ENTERPRISE IS UNDER ATTACK. THIS BOOK IS AMERICA’S WAKE-UP CALL.

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Beyond Entrepreneurship 2.0 Audiobook

Beyond Entrepreneurship 2.0

Author: Jim Collins Narrator: Jim Collins, Paul Michael Release Date: December 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. From Jim Collins, the most influential business thinker of our era, comes an ambitious upgrade of his classic, Beyond Entrepreneurship, that includes all-new findings and world-changing insights. What's the roadmap to create a company that not only survives its infancy but thrives, changing the world for decades to come? Nine years before the publication of his epochal bestseller Good to Great, Jim Collins and his mentor, Bill Lazier, answered this question in their bestselling book, Beyond Entrepreneurship. Beyond Entrepreneurship left a definitive mark on the business community, influencing the young pioneers who were, at that time, creating the technology revolution that was birthing in Silicon Valley. Decades later, successive generations of entrepreneurs still turn to the strategies outlined in Beyond Entrepreneurship to answer the most pressing business questions. Beyond Entrepreneurship 2.0 is a new and improved version of the book that Jim Collins and Bill Lazier wrote years ago. In this upgraded edition, Jim Collins honours his mentor, Bill Lazier, who passed away in 2005, and reexamines the original text of Beyond Entrepreneurship with his 2020 perspective. The book includes the original text of Beyond Entrepreneurship, as well as four new chapters and fifteen new essays. Beyond Entrepreneurship 2.0 pulls together the key concepts across Collins' thirty years of research into one integrated framework called The Map. The result is a singular reading experience, which presents a unified vision of company creation that will fascinate not only Jim's millions of dedicated readers worldwide, but also introduce a new generation to his remarkable work. © Jim Collins 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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The Inflation Myth and the Wonderful World of Deflation Audiobook

The Inflation Myth and the Wonderful World of Deflation

Author: Mark Mobius Narrator: Keith Sellon-Wright Release Date: December 2020

What if everything you've learned about inflation is wrong? The Inflation Myth and the Wonderful World of Deflation illustrates our rapidly changing world where constant technological innovation leads to cheaper and better products. These changes are no longer reflected in the ways we measure inflation. Renowned investor and author Mark Mobius persuasively argues that what we believe to know about inflation today does not reflect the reality any longer. It is a myth, a legend, a fable, and, yes, a falsehood for a number of reasons. The Inflation Myth and the Wonderful World of Deflation tackles a number of fascinating topics, including: - The political nature of inflation measurement where governments manipulate and exploit inflation numbers to fit their economic programs - The extreme difficulty involved in gathering accurate data to measure inflation and the resulting inaccuracy of those measures - The error of using currencies to measure inflation when those currencies are continually being debased by the governments who issue them - Finally, and most importantly, the advances in technology and automation which are leading to continuously falling costs for goods and services

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Institutional Intelligence: How to Build an Effective Organization Audiobook

Institutional Intelligence: How to Build an Effective Organization

Author: Gordon T. Smith Narrator: David Cochran Heath Release Date: December 2020

Institutions matter. They give us an opportunity to have an influence for the common good that far outlasts us. But we often assume that institutions are at cross-purposes with dynamic communities, with personal vocational calling, and with core human values. We view them somewhat cynically as, perhaps, a necessary evil. Institutions, far from that, remain essential to human flourishing. They are the very means by which communities thrive, individual vocations are fulfilled, and society is changed for the good. As a result, we all need to learn how to work effectively within institutions. That is just what Gordon Smith provides. He unpacks the core of institutional intelligence-the wisdom of working effectively within an organization. At the same time, he shows how team leaders, directors, executives, board members, key stakeholders, and employees can avoid what is often their greatest source of stress on the job-working with the institutional character of their organizations.

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Blood and Money: War, Slavery, Finance, and Empire Audiobook

Blood and Money: War, Slavery, Finance, and Empire

Author: David Mcnally Narrator: Tim Getman Release Date: December 2020

Blood and Money tells the story of money as a history of violence and human bondage. In most accounts of the origins of money we are offered pleasant tales in which it arises to the mutual benefit of all parties as a result of barter. In this groundbreaking study David McNally reveals the true story of money's origins and development as one of violence and human bondage. Money's emergence and its transformation are shown to be intimately connected to the buying and selling of slaves and the waging of war. Blood and Money demonstrates the ways that money has "internalized" its violent origins, making clear that it has become a concentrated force of social power and domination. Where Adam Smith observed that monetary wealth represents "command over labor," this paradigm shifting book amends his view to define money as comprising the command over persons and their bodies.

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