In his most ambitious work to date, Thomas L. Friedman shows that we have entered an age of dizzying acceleration - and explains how to live in it. Due to an exponential increase in computing power, climbers atop Mount Everest enjoy excellent cell phone service, and self-driving cars are taking to the roads. A parallel explosion of economic interdependency has created new riches as well as spiraling debt burdens.
"It really is an optimists guide to scary stuff"
With the "flattening" of the globe, has the world gotten too small and too fast for human beings and their political systems to adjust in a stable manner? Now in a third edition with a new preface, Friedman's account of the flattening of the earth is a modern classic.
"worth the listen"
In From Beirut to Jerusalem, Thomas L. Friedman, a columnist for The New York Times and a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner, has drawn on his decade in the Middle East to produce the most trenchant, vivid, and thought-provoking book yet on the region.
"They choose the past over the future"
From the Pulitzer Prize winner and number one international best-selling author of The World Is Flat, an essential and entertaining field guide to thriving in the 21st century. We all sense it - something big is going on. You feel it in your workplace. You feel it when you talk to your children. You can't miss it when you read the newspapers or watch the news. Our lives are speeding up - and it is dizzying.
"Old Man Rants at Cloud, with Optimism"
"10 Flatteners are 10 things you already know"
Friedman brings a fresh outlook to the crises of destabilizing climate change and rising competition for energy - both of which could poison our world if we do not act quickly and collectively. His argument speaks to all of us who are concerned about the state of America in the global future.
"Long, Flat, and Boring"
A brilliant investigation of globalization, the most significant socioeconomic trend in the world today, and how it is affecting everything we do - economically, politically, and culturally - abroad and at home. As foreign affairs columnist for The New York Times, Thomas L. Friedman crisscrosses the globe talking with the world's economic and political leaders. Now he has used his years of experience as a reporter and columnist to produce a pithy, trenchant, riveting look at the worldwide market forces that are driving today's economies.
"Out of Date"
America has a huge problem. It faces four major challenges, on which its future depends, and it is failing to meet them. In That Used to Be Us, Thomas L. Friedman, one of our most influential columnists, and Michael Mandelbaum, one of our leading foreign policy thinkers, analyze those challenges - globalization, the revolution in information technology, the nation's chronic deficits, and its pattern of energy consumption - and spell out what we need to do now to rediscover America and rise to this moment.
"We have met the enemy and it is us.... Pogo"
This book encourages readers to see strengths, weaknesses, and tendencies in their devotional approaches to God, and thus learn how to improve their devotional, quiet-time, and personal-worship life with God.
"A nuanced approach to worship"
These are the two completely new chapters from The World is Flat Release 3.0, on how to be a political activist and social entrepreneur in a flat world, and on the troubling question of how to manage our reputations and privacy in a world in which we are all becoming publishers and public figures.
This is the audio program to play at home over Christmas or during the car journey to see relatives. Dylan Thomas, "The Little Match Girl," and "The Nutcracker" are read by Jenny Agutter with accompanying Tchaikovsky's music - this is a must for Christmas. It contains new recordings as well as some of the finest tracks from the Naxos AudioBooks catalogue.
"Okay, but a bit boring."
Self control is probably the most important skill you need to acquire as a trader. Unfortunately most trading psychology books can be very vague and short on specific strategies to take control of your mental state while trading. Control Your Inner Trader draws on the experience of an eight-year trading veteran who is also a qualified therapist. Behavioural and therapeutic techniques are included in the book that are easy for anyone to follow.
"Simple. Can listen many times to remind myself until Pro"
On the border of Zahl-Legion space, far from anything Austin Stone has ever known, Star Runners are dying. Lurking in the darkness, the Zahl Empire has a new threat facing the Legion Tridents. After surviving pirates and battling threats to Earth, Austin knows better than most rookies in the Tizona Squadron the dangers that exist in the universe.
In this bold collection of hard-hitting urban erotic quickies, Noire, the undisputed Queen of Urban Erotica, brings you 11 authors who explore, without apology or restraint, street sagas of sexual pleasure. Boasting an all-star lineup of some of today’s hottest authors - and sprinkled with heat from some fresh new talent, too - this collection from Noire thoroughly lives up to her credo of giving her fans just what they like: street drama with a sheet-drenching erotic twist.
"is it worth it"
With average grades, less than stellar play in baseball, and a single mother struggling to make ends meet, it looks as if Austin's only way to continue his education would be through some kind of miracle.
"Good Overall Story... But Predictable. Easy Listen"
Austin Stone always heard you can't go home again, but he is looking forward to his leave on Earth. Upon his arrival Austin is immediately thrust into danger as a shadowy force targets Star Runners and their loved ones on Earth in a series of violent attacks. After surviving an explosion on the streets of San Francisco, Austin rushes back to Georgia to secure the safety of his mother.
"Clever concept, disappointing implementation again"
Explore the spiritual dynamics of parenting, and why caring for children is such an effective discipline in shaping our souls and forming the character of Christ within us.
"good parenting book"
Looking to keep the heat? In Sweet Love, best-selling editor Violet Blue creates a world of lusty and in-love couples who live out their fantasies with delicious results. These powerful scenarios are recipes for romance that real couples can use as inspiration for memorable explorations of their own. This delectable collection will have you wishing for role-playing, exhibitionism, spankings, surprise threesomes, and much much more.
"Love Violet Blue's books, but..."
In the first half of the 21st century, giving to family and community foundations alone will be ten times in today's dollars what it was throughout the entire 20th century. Yet despite tremendous innovation in the social sector, philanthropy's natural state is under-performance. Not since Andrew Carnegie wrote The Gospel of Wealth has a book been written that provides practical guidance for donors to get the most impact from their giving.
"Great content...extremely dull narration."