Many of the most dynamic public companies, from Alibaba to Facebook to Visa, and the most valuable start-ups, such as Airbnb and Uber, are matchmakers that connect one group of customers with another group of customers. Economists call matchmakers multisided platforms because they provide physical or virtual platforms for multiple groups to get together. Dating sites connect people with potential matches, for example, and ride-sharing apps do the same for drivers and riders.
"Compelling version of the platform revolution"
The scientific evidence behind why maintaining a lifestyle more like that of our ancestors will restore our health and well-being. In Go Wild, Harvard Medical School Professor John Ratey, MD, and journalist Richard Manning reveal that although civilization has rapidly evolved, our bodies have not kept pace.
An inventor, adventurer, entrepreneur, collector, and entertainer, and son of legendary scientist-astronaut Owen Garriott, Richard Garriott de Cayeux has been behind some of the most exciting undertakings of our time. A legendary pioneer of the online gaming industry - and a member of every gaming Hall of Fame - Garriott invented the multi-player online game, and coined the term "Avatar" to describe an individual's online character. In this fascinating memoir, Garriott invites listeners on the great adventure that is his life.
"Masterpiece of Inspiration"
Dead Wrong is a study of the scientific and forensic facts of four assassinations of the 1960s (President John F. Kennedy, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Black Panther leader Fred Hampton), as well as an examination of new and incriminating evidence indicative of murder, not suicide, in the deaths of Marilyn Monroe, White House Counsel Vincent Foster, U.N. Weapons Inspector Dr. David C. Kelly and bioweapons expert Frank Olson.
"This Book is "DEAD ON""
For decades, government pundits have dismissed these "coincidental" deaths, even regarding them as "myths" as "urban legends." Like most people, Richard and David were initially unsure about what to make of these 'coincidences'. After all, events don't "consult the odds" prior to happening; they simply happen. Then someone comes along later and figures out what the odds of it happening were. Some of the deaths seemed purely coincidental; heart attacks, hunting accidents.
"Awesome book. Filled with interesting knowledge"
A year after the disappearance and commencement of the international search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, no sign of the plane has been found - no debris, no bodies, no sign of the much-talked-about black box. Richard Belzer, George Noory, and David Wayne want to know why.
"A lot of information packed in one book."
Drawing on ancient and contemporary wisdom and many moving stories, Leider and Shapiro invite readers on a journey to discover how to live authentically and wholeheartedly in the second half of life and, in doing so, find new ways to both enjoy the world and make a meaningful contribution to improving it.
This entertaining introduction to Shakespeare's work weaves biographical information with excerpts from 33 of his plays. Informative, well-researched commentary, written by two Royal Shakespeare Company actors, provides a glimpse of the man and little-known lore about his work.
"Shakespeare by Dench"
Reverend Richard Coles joins David Darlington in the Audible Studios to discuss his latest book, Bringing in the Sheaves.
It's the end of work as we know it. Career paths look nothing like they did in the days before phones got smart. We work more hours at more jobs for more years than ever. So it's vital that we know how to find work that allows us to remain true to our deepest sense of who we are and that connects us to something larger than ourselves - in short, our "calling". We all have one, and best-selling authors Richard Leider and David Shapiro can help you uncover it.
Sydney Henderson is a truly great man. As a young man, Sydney, believing he has accidentally killed a friend, makes a pact with God, promising never to harm another if the boy's life is spared. In the years that follow, the almost pathologically gentle Sydney holds true to his promise - at terrible cost to himself and his family. Stunningly beautiful and haunting, scenes from this magisterial novel will remain etched in the mind forever.
From a funeral procession in Asia, to an ancestral estate deep in the heart of a vaguely Victorian forest, to a carriage accident in the vast universe of The Runelords, Unnatural Worlds takes listeners on a journey to the far side of the imagination. Funny, heartbreaking, frightening, but most importantly, memorable, the original stories in this anthology go places few writers dare reach. Unnatural Worlds marks the perfect start to the brand-new Fiction River anthology series.
A threat to Holmes' life, murders on Hampstead Heath and a deadly phantom lady lead Holmes and Watson into the most dangerous investigation they have ever undertaken.... An encounter which brings them face to face with evil itself, embodied in Count Dracula, the Lord of the Undead.
Bücher über Philosophie gibt es viele. Doch Richard David Prechts Buch "wer bin ich, und wenn ja wie viele?" ist anders als alle anderen Einführungen. Niemand zuvor hat den Leser so kenntnisreich und kompetent und zugleich so spielerisch und elegant an die großen philosophischen Fragen des Lebens herangeführt.
In this invaluable contribution to the continuing debate about religious belief, David Adams Richards offers an exhilaratingly fresh perspective and a voice more impassioned, heartfelt, and sometimes furious, than anything written about God by an atheist. David Adams Richards, one of Canada’s most beloved and celebrated authors, has been wrestling with questions of morality, faith, and religion ever since he was a child.
Philosophie zum Gernhören: "Wer bin ich - und wenn ja, wie viele? Nachdenken, nach dem "Warum?" fragen, innere geistige Freiheit finden, das "richtige Leben" begreifen wollen: Wenn Sie wie Richard David Precht Antworten auf die großen Fragen des Lebens suchen, machen Sie sich mit ihm auf seine philosophische Reise! Hören Sie seine Ausführungen zu Themen, die bestimmt auch Sie beschäftigen: Was ist Wahrheit? Wie funktioniert unser Gehirn? Was sind Gefühle? Richard David Precht macht in der Hörbuch-Ausgabe von "Wer bin ich - und wenn ja, wie viele?" komplexe philosophische Themen für jedermann verständlich.
Unlike their namesakes in the wild, the bears in this collection are decidedly sexier. Assembled by noted editor Richard Labonte, these tales will take listeners on a tantalizing tour of a gay subculture that's sweet and raunchy - and sometimes both at once. Written by the most popular authors in the field of queer male erotica, these stories showcase bears and bear-lovers exulting in the pleasures of scruffy beards, hairy chests, burly bodies, and belly-to-belly sex unfettered by social constrictions.
Im ersten Teil seiner auf drei Bände angelegten Geschichte der Philosophie beschreibt Richard David Precht die Entwicklung des abendländischen Denkens von der Antike bis zum Mittelalter. Kenntnisreich und detailliert verknüpft er die Linien der großen Menschheitsfragen und verfolgt die Entfaltung der wichtigsten Ideen - von den Ursprungsgefilden der abendländischen Philosophie an der schönen Küste Kleinasiens bis in die Klöster und Studierstuben, die Kirchen und Machtzentren des Spätmittelalters.
The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.
Over a decade has passed since the World Trade Center attacks of September 11, 2001, and yet there are still many unanswered questions surrounding that fateful day, which changed a nation forever. Conspiracy theories attribute the planning and execution of the attacks to two parties other than Al-Qaeda and claim there was advance knowledge of the attacks amongst high-level government and military officials.
"Do not get this book if you can't handle the truth!"