In 1996, an unprecedented decade-long courtroom battle was waged in Florida to help bring justice and hope to the family of a young boy born with no eyes after his mother was doused outside of a local u-pick farm by a chemical fungicide believed to have caused his birth defect and the birth defects of many other children.
It was a battle that nearly everyone but attorney Jim Ferraro deemed unwinnable. After all, it involved one of the world's most powerful industrial giants. In the process it was a fight that changed the landscape of tort law forever. Before it was over, Castillo v. DuPont would go down in history as the first and one of the most important cases of its kind, setting precedent and also sparking a crucial debate over the questionable use of what is known as the "junk-science defense".
Blindsided is a real-life David and Goliath story - a true courtroom drama for the ages.
We've all heard the saying "seize the day". But what does it really mean - and how can we use it to jump-start our lives? In the age of distraction, carpe diem is more essential than ever, and yet many of us simply don't employ it in our lives.
In this thought-provoking and empowering audiobook, cultural writer Roman Krznaric unpacks the history, philosophy, and modern-day applications of seizing the day and delivers a rousing call to action for anyone who wants to improve their lives - or our world.
Carpe Diem is a far-ranging audiobook, drawing on everything from the neuropsychology of regret to the anthropology of play, from medieval carnival rites to religious conceptions of the afterlife and early Japanese cinema. Offering food for thought as well as inspiring takeaways, the book not only examines the contributions of great thinkers throughout history but also reveals insights from the lives of great seize-the-day practitioners including nightclub dancers, war photographers, bored housewives, and committed revolutionaries - offering a wide range of solutions to the daunting challenge of leading a meaningful life.
A smart, practical guide to rocket-powered business growth.
Aligned to Achieve puts sales and marketing on the same page, creating a revenue "dream team" that will drive your organization to new heights. Smart, practical explanations, case studies, and tips guide you toward action over theory, and dozens of examples illustrate the tangible effects of these changes in action at business-to-business companies. Written by sales and marketing executives who have made alignment work, this book is directed toward practitioners and leaders seeking to crack the code of sales and marketing alignment. Contributions by industry thought leaders and B2B executives provide fresh perspective and nuanced direction, while thoughtful, strategic, and well-supported guidance throughout helps you remove the obstacles standing in the way of your organization's financial and strategic goals.
Misalignment between sales and marketing is an age-old problem - frequently lamented, but seldom addressed. As this schism grows amidst the evolving marketplace, its effects on top and bottom line performance are being felt more than ever before. This book shows you how to bring sales and marketing together effectively once and for all, leveraging their strengths to build an unstoppable force for growth.
Misalignment is frustrating for everyone in sales, marketing, and leadership. It's also detrimental to your organization's performance - but the problem is not insurmountable. In fact, most of the obstacles it creates are self-inflicted, and entirely within control of leadership. Aligned to Achieve helps you identify and remove those obstacles, and build a culture of sustainable growth.
There's a big difference between continuously encouraging employees to do their jobs well (coaching), attempting to fix poor performance (counselling), and helping top performers excel (mentoring). Unfortunately, most managers don't truly understand how and when to do each. The updated and revised edition of Coaching, Counselling & Mentoring gives managers specific, practical techniques for using all three to improve the performance of all their people. Filled with helpful tools like self-assessments and real-life scenarios, this is an essential guide for managers who want to build their confidence and skill in getting the most from their people.
In today's crowded marketplace, it's harder than ever to rise above the noise and clutter. For millions of businesses, a savvy approach to social media is the secret to creating sustainable engagement with a profitable niche audience. Social media done right can build and strengthen your relationship with your customers, encourage brand loyalty, extend your influence, and expand your credibility.
Social media changed the world - and today's social media platforms evolved to meet the world's changing needs. You've got more choices than ever before - online video, web audio, teleseminars, and more - plus new ways to attract prospects, retain customers, and reach a bigger audience. The trick is learning how to put the pieces together to create a powerful social media presence that draws in your ideal clients around the clock and around the world.
By using the powerful strategies in The Essential Social Media Marketing Handbook, you will:
Leah Guy believes that disconnection is the root of all fear, and the attempt at letting go causes more problems than it solves. Debunking the myth of detachment and other popular New Age ideologies, she emphasizes that there's no escapism in emotional healing. Rather, the process is about putting the personal pieces of your heart, mind, and soul back together again. The Fearless Path offers a radical approach that will heal trauma, fear, heartache, and mental and physical health.
Overcoming anxiety, sexual abuse, eating disorders, and addiction using the principles in this audiobook, Leah has spent her life helping others find relief and freedom from personal afflictions.
In The Fearless Path, you will learn:
Why are we seeing growing numbers of people suffering from debilitating chronic symptoms of pain, fatigue, inflammation, and cognitive impairment that medicine is failing to resolve? A new paradigm is needed where we understand the mind and body as an interconnected flowing system. This paradigm embraces the self-healing, self-correcting, and self-creating natures of our connected mind-body system.
Physical symptoms are simply a sign of disharmony and energetic imbalance, a "tap on the shoulder" from our intelligent body that is trying to get our attention. This "tap" on the shoulder can become debilitating symptoms over time. When we pay attention, and understand this communication, we can take the steps to facilitate our own self-healing.
This audiobook explains the origins of chronic symptoms and outlines the road to recovery. Listeners are offered life-changing principles and practices to regain harmony in their lives and bodies, whether they suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, adrenal fatigue, trauma, depression, or anxiety. It explains how we can learn to heal ourselves from the inside out by re-conceptualizing the relationships among our bodies, minds, and emotions, embracing the full importance of the mind-body connection, and tapping our natural restorative capacities.
Here, listeners will find ways to maximize the connections between optimum health, peace of mind, and fulfilling life experiences, all emerging when we are aligned with our "true self".
Today's boardrooms are filled with executives wringing their hands over such concerns as product decisions, the new consumer, and financial results, and even if they find a solution, all their work will only have a granular effect on real growth. Thoughtfully Ruthless lays out the secret to rapid business growth by showing you how to unbelievably invent more time, catapult your energy, and boost the productivity of your resources.
Author Val Wright has unlocked the potential of leaders of all stripes - from doctors to musicians to C-suite executives - and guided their ascent to the next level of success. In most cases, the obstacle they overcome is not the economy, the market conditions, or the competition. In her storied career, she discovered that the secret to exponential growth comes down to how leaders ruthlessly manage their time, energy, and resources...in a thoughtful way. Through firsthand stories of the author being thoughtfully ruthless in her own career and life, she shows you how to do the same by adopting the habits, skills, and practices of some of the most successful business leaders of our time. You'll learn how to become sensibly selfish, how to spend your time and energy, and what issues to delegate or ignore so you can clear your slate to focus on what really matters to you. Designed around the principles it lays out, this straightforward resource comes packed with tangible directives that are quick and easy to use, inject fresh energy into your routine, and immediately improve the way you operate. Keep this toolkit at your fingertips for real-time coaching when you feel like hesitating, including:
Is your life adrift in a rudderless boat on the sea of life?
Do you have a vague notion about what lies on the horizon but don't know how to get there? Stuck in a boring rut of everyday struggles and responsibilities and long to add deeper meaning and purpose to your existence?
No Dream Is Too Big is for the person who's lost a job, or has ended a career, and is at a critical juncture about how to spend the rest of their life.
It's for the man or woman who lives in a depressed neighborhood and thinks, I'd love to live there one day, as they see expensive high-rises in the distance.
This audiobook is also is for the individual who has big-time aspirations but doesn't know how to make them into concrete actualizations.
Because there's a specific reason you're listening to this book: It's also for you!
In No Dream Is Too Big, you'll learn:
In this rich, fascinating, and surprisingly accessible introduction, leading expert Eric Siegel reveals how predictive analytics works and how it affects everyone every day. Rather than a "how to" for hands-on techies, the book serves lay listeners and experts alike by covering new case studies and the latest state-of-the-art techniques.
Prediction is booming. It reinvents industries and runs the world. Companies, governments, law enforcement, hospitals, and universities are seizing upon the power. These institutions predict whether you're going to click, buy, lie, or die.
Why? For good reason: Predicting human behavior combats risk, boosts sales, fortifies health care, streamlines manufacturing, conquers spam, optimizes social networks, toughens crime fighting, and wins elections.
How? Prediction is powered by the world's most potent, flourishing unnatural resource: data. Accumulated in large part as the by-product of routine tasks, data is the unsalted, flavorless residue deposited en masse as organizations churn away. Surprise! This heap of refuse is a gold mine. Big data embodies an extraordinary wealth of experience from which to learn.
Predictive Analytics unleashes the power of data. With this technology, the computer literally learns from data how to predict the future behavior of individuals. Perfect prediction is not possible, but putting odds on the future drives millions of decisions more effectively, determining whom to call, mail, investigate, incarcerate, set up on a date, or medicate.
In this lucid, captivating introduction - now in its revised and updated edition - former Columbia University professor and Predictive Analytics World founder Eric Siegel reveals the power and perils of prediction.
How does predictive analytics work? This jam-packed audiobook satisfies by demystifying the intriguing science under the hood. For future hands-on practitioners pursuing careers in the field, it sets a strong foundation, delivers the prerequisite knowledge, and whets your appetite for more.
A truly omnipresent science, predictive analytics constantly affects our daily lives. Whether you are a consumer of it - or consumed by it - get a handle on the power of Predictive Analytics.
Do you know how your customers experience your brand today? Do you know how they really feel? Do you know what they say when you're not around?
Without defining experiences, brands will become victim to whatever people feel and share. In an always-on world where everyone is connected to information and also one another, customer experience is your brand.
Great products are no longer good enough to win in business. Creative marketing and delightful customer service, too, are not enough to succeed. Success and the future of business is experiential, and this is the time to learn how to create and cultivate meaningful experiences.
Welcome to a new era of business in which your brand is defined by those who experience it.
The future of business lies in experience architecture, and you are the architect.
The fundamental relationships among brands, media, and people are being transformed, and just as we try to adapt, along comes a new disruption. Are you and your organization prepared to deal with today's unprecedented speed and scope of technological change?
Beyond Advertising provides a business transformation road map for an aspirational future, based on the insights of more than 200 of the world's most forward thinking executives, innovators, and academics, all grappling with today's unique challenges and opportunities.
This audiobook offers a concrete set of principles, including the All Touchpoint Value Creation Model, designed to lift us out of reactive thinking and encourage the cocreation of a future better for business, better for people, and better for society. Actionable steps include:
We are not positive because life is easy. We are positive because life can be hard. As a leader, you will face numerous obstacles, negativity, and tests. There will be times when it seems as if everything in the world is conspiring against you and your vision seems more like a fantasy than a reality. That's why positive leadership is essential! Positive leadership is not about fake positivity. It is the real stuff that makes great leaders great. The research is clear. Being a positive leader is not just a nice way to lead. It's the way to lead if you want to build a great culture, unite your organization in the face of adversity, develop a connected and committed team, and achieve excellence and superior results.
Since writing the mega best seller The Energy Bus, Jon Gordon has worked and consulted with leaders who have transformed their companies, organizations and schools, won national championships, and are currently changing the world. He has also interviewed some of the greatest leaders of our time and researched many positive leaders throughout history and discovered their paths to success. In this pioneering book Jon Gordon shares what he has learned and provides a comprehensive framework on positive leadership filled with proven principles, compelling stories, practical ideas and practices that will help anyone become a positive leader.
There is a power associated with positive leadership and you can start benefiting yourself and your team with it today.
For some, a job is just a way to pay the bills. For others - those whose careers fit their passions and personalities - it is a source of great satisfaction and success. Career Match is designed to help people discover their ideal work. Using the author's revealing 10-minute self-assessment, the audiobook helps listeners determine their personality style, then walks them through the range of career choices best for them. This indispensable guide will enable anyone to:
The audiobook includes in-depth chapters for each personality type, detailed explanations of career options, and inspiring real-life stories of people who have found fulfillment in work that suits their personality. This invaluable resource will help anyone in need of direction match who they are with what they should do - for a lifetime of gratifying work and greater success.
A smart, funny, and essential survival guide that you didn't know you needed. But you do.
As any current or former 20-something knows, adult life can get a bit weird because no one tells you what to expect. Many of us spend a decade or more figuring out how the world works, hoping that by age 30 our friends are too old to remember what happened.
Unfortunately, Andy Boyle does not have it all figured out. But the funny and useful advice and observations in this engaging audiobook will help any newly minted adult get through the hard parts faster, guaranteed. (Note: not literally guaranteed.)
Stop living paycheck to paycheck and get your financial life together (#GYFLT)! If you're a cash-strapped 20- or 30-something, it's easy to get freaked out by finances. But you're not doomed to spend your life drowning in debt or mystified by money. It's time to stop scraping by and take control of your money and your life with this savvy and smart guide.
Broke Millennial shows step by step how to go from flat broke to financial badass. Unlike most personal finance books out there, it doesn't just cover boring stuff like credit card debt, investing, and dealing with the dreaded Bword (budgeting). Financial expert Erin Lowry goes beyond the basics to tackle tricky money matters and situations most of us face #IRL, including:
Packed with refreshingly simple advice and hilarious true stories, Broke Millennial is the essential road map every financially clueless millennial needs to become a money master. So what are you waiting for? Let's #GYFLT!
Build high-performing teams with an evidence-based framework that delivers results.
Committed Teams: Three Steps to Inspiring Passion and Performance is based on a deceptively simple philosophy: set a direction, try to stay on track, and make adjustments when necessary. Easy to do? Hardly - especially when the typical workday is time-crunched, stressful, and deadline-driven. Drawing on research done at the Wharton School of Business, the authors reveal how to deliver results under these tough conditions. Tested and refined in Wharton's Executive Development Program, Committed Teams will help you gain buy-in for shared objectives, assign roles to the right people, and establish norms for effective collaboration. Whether your team aims to execute a strategy, produce breakthrough innovations, collaborate across global boundaries, or launch a new venture, this how-to guide offers the pragmatic advice you need. Engaging stories and illustrative examples from business, entertainment, sports, and the arts bring the three-step process to life. This game-changing audiobook provides the tools for:
If you want to be competitive in a demanding, fast-paced work environment, you need to rely on a high-performing team. Committed Teams is the indispensable resource for creating one.
Adapt your management methods to harness Millennial potential
Not Everyone Gets a Trophy: How to Manage the Millennials provides employers with a workable game plan for turning Millennials into the stellar workforce they have the potential to be. The culmination of over two decades of research, this book provides employers with a practical framework for engaging, developing, and retaining the new generation of employees. This new revised and updated edition expands the discussion to include the new 'second-wave' Millennials, those Tulgan refers to as 'Generation Z,' and explores the ways in which these methods and tactics are becoming increasingly critical in the face of the profoundly changing global workforce.
Baby Boomers are aging out and the newest generation is flowing in. Savvy employers are proactively harnessing the talent and potential these younger workers bring to the table. This book shows how to become a savvy employer and. . .
It's not your imagination—Millennial workers are different, but that difference is shaped by the same forces that make potentially exceptional workers. Employers who can engage Millennials' passion and loyalty have great things ahead. Not Everyone Gets a Trophy is your handbook for building the next great workforce.
The ability to influence people's thoughts and feelings, to generate their buy-in, has emerged as the paramount leadership skill. The strongest leaders are those who create a positive vision of the future, paint a "big picture" that generates action by tapping into people's emotions, ask for a commitment, and inspire their listeners to take steps toward the goal. Generating Buy-In: Mastering the Language of Leadership will help you master the powerful language that breeds such a commitment.
Through real-world case studies and exclusive interviews, Generating Buy-Inimparts a revolutionary yet practical approach to:
Complete with examples, practical exercises, sample business scenarios, and a foreword by William Ury, coauthor of the best-selling Getting to Yes, Generating Buy-In is an indispensable resource for leading and succeeding in today's fiercely competitive world!
Sticking to the same old routine may be comforting, but it gets most people nowhere. Inspirational speaker and recognized expert in leadership and government affairs Todd Mitchem dares you to step outside your comfort zone to disrupt everything you take for granted. He calls this willingness to take a risk the "Disruption Effect".
In this inspiring audiobook, he shows you how to realize your full potential by intentionally disrupting yourself, no matter what career path or life journey you choose. Using compelling stories from his own life, Todd vividly highlights the key lessons he has learned from both his successes and failures. He then demonstrates how you can apply these lessons to your own circumstances.
A major learning experience in his life came in 2013, when he left an impressive career as a corporate executive and leadership expert to join the emerging marijuana industry. Though that single decision sent his life on a wild and disruptive journey, the experience taught him new skills as a leader along the way. Three years later he left the industry as a CEO, having succeeded at taking one brand to "Largest Brand" status and building the world's first social network for cannabis enthusiasts. He then created a government affairs consultancy focusing on disruptive yet collaborative solutions. The author shares other stories about situations in both his personal and business life that he found particularly challenging but that ultimately led to growth and successful outcomes.
Complete with exercises to help you master important lessons and stay on track to reach your goals, this motivating audiobook has everything you need to become the owner of your own fulfillment. The message is clear. You, as an individual, have the power to break your paradigm in order to move into a new phase of your life. By disrupting your own way of being in the world, you become free to explore new ways of living and thriving.
What do you want most out of life?
If you can answer that question with complete integrity and clarity, you are at the starting point of greatness. In his classic guides Think and Grow Rich and The Law of Success, motivational pioneer Napoleon Hill taught that finding your definite chief aim is the most decisive and important step you can take in life. In this compelling and eminently practical "master class", acclaimed historian and New Thought author Mitch Horowitz takes you for a deep dive inside Napoleon Hill's most urgent principle. Through concrete techniques and examples, Mitch shows you how to identify your true aim, refine and act on it, and overcome setbacks.
Mitch Horowitz is a PEN Award-winning historian and the author of Occult America and One Simple Idea: How Positive Thinking Reshaped Modern Life. Mitch has written on everything from the war on witches to the secret life of Ronald Reagan for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Salon, and Time.com. The Washington Post says Mitch "treats esoteric ideas and movements with an even-handed intellectual studiousness that is too often lost in today's raised-voice discussions." Mitch is a monthly columnist for Science of Mind magazine, and the voice of audiobooks including Alcoholics Anonymous. He is a vice president and executive editor at Penguin Random House. Visit him at www.MitchHorowitz.com and @MitchHorowitz.
The subject of "money" remains one of the most fascinating, thought provoking, emotional, polarizing, and well-researched subjects in the world. Scores of books, articles, blog posts, and speeches have been written on what money is, how to earn it, how to spend it, who has it and who does not, and a myriad of other topics related to the effects that it produces. Yet, despite the constant focus and interest on the topic, there is one word that describes the average person's views around money: confusion. It seems that there is so much disinformation (what we might call "financial white noise"), that most people either rely on chance for their fortune or they ignore the subject altogether. This is not only unnecessary, it is a tragedy, because of the untapped human potential that is never uncovered when people leave their lives to chance or give up on their dreams. It's also totally unnecessary, because the topic of money - how to create it, how to invest it, and how to spend it wisely - is known. Truly, there is a "science" of money, just as there is a science of nutrition, chemistry, and engineering.
This "science of money" has been tested and proven again and again. And while new "theories" can arise all the time - just as we have new theories for cures for cancer or baldness, for example - the discipline of science, and it's rules for testing and verifying results will, in short order, move these ideas from the realm of "theory" to one of two categories: The Laws of Money that have been proven and can be relied upon - as much as you can rely upon the sun rising in the East and setting in the West - and The Myths of Money - those ideas (some of which may still be around, just as "rumor" or "innuendo" can exist without any basis) which claim to be true, but which have been tested and disproven, or which, at best, have never been decidedly proven.
Ultimately, this program has one central goal: To end all of the confusion once and for all, and to present, in one comprehensive program, the essential truths about money. If you simply study the ideas in this program and apply them to your life and your business, you will become financially successful - as sure as the sun will rise tomorrow.
Still myopically chasing quarterly profits, producing the same product the same way, issuing directives to increasingly disengaged employees? Too many organizations cling to outdated practices - to their detriment and almost certain demise.
In today's unpredictable, interconnected world, you cannot rely on the old rules of business to get stellar results. The New Corporate Facts of Life charts a clear path through the obstacles facing all companies - disruptive innovation, economic instability, environmental degradation, increasing stakeholder power, and other global forces - explaining exactly how to transform each challenge into competitive advantage.
Based on interviews with over 50 top executives and thought leaders, including Coca-Cola Enterprises CEO John Brock, Georgia Tech President G. P. "Bud" Peterson, and author Peter Senge, the book recounts how leading-edge companies have begun reshaping strategy, culture, vision, engagement, and leadership to succeed in this brave new world.
Change is the only constant in business. Packed with inspiring stories and compelling examples, The New Corporate Facts of Life offers a bird's-eye view of the shifting landscape and reveals how any organization, large or small, can begin creating a profitable, sustainable future.
What happens when we die? Do we really die alone? What if death is not the end but a new beginning?
As the dying prepare to leave this world, they often begin to get a glimpse of what lies beyond through deathbed visits from deceased loved ones, strangers, and angelic or divine figures. Religious beliefs appear to have no bearing on these experiences - even atheists and nonbelievers have reported such phenomena. At times these visits are experienced by others in the room, offering incredible validity to the idea that life truly does continue.
A Call from Heaven will:
A Call from Heaven illustrates that death is not the end and that we all will be guided to the other side, comforting those who are grieving and removing the fear of death for all of us.
The tumultuous changes of the past decade, including China's economic rise and the financial meltdown, were just the beginning. The next cataclysmic wave is surging relentlessly ahead, demanding leaders who can steer their companies through complexity and change.
Drawn from original research conducted jointly with foresight company Z-Punkt and further analyzed by Hay Group, Leadership 2030 uncovers six megatrends that will dramatically impact organizations' markets, cultures, systems, and processes:
Research findings and case studies provide compelling evidence of each megatrend and highlight the skills, capabilities, and attitudes leaders must cultivate, such as adaptability, collaboration, cultural sensitivity, strategic thinking, meaning creation, and more. In the rush to produce quarterly profits in chaotic conditions, the longer view is often obscured. This forward-thinking audiobook helps businesses everywhere prepare for the seismic changes on the horizon.