Named one of the top books of 2009 by the Times Literary Supplement (London), this controversial and compelling audiobook from Dr. Stephen C. Meyer presents a convincing new case for intelligent design (ID) based on revolutionary discoveries in science and DNA. Along the way Meyer argues that Charles Darwin's theory of evolution as expounded in The Origin of Species did not, in fact, refute ID.
When Charles Darwin finished The Origin of Species, he thought that he had explained every clue but one. Though his theory could explain many facts, Darwin knew that there was a significant event in the history of life that his theory did not explain. During this event, the "Cambrian explosion", many animals suddenly appeared in the fossil record without apparent ancestors in earlier layers of rock. In Darwin's Doubt, Stephen C. Meyer tells the story of the mystery surrounding this explosion of animal life.
At 211 degrees, water is hot. At 212 degrees, it boils. And with boiling water comes steam. And steam can power a locomotive. The one extra degree makes the difference. This simple analogy reflects the ultimate definition of excellence. Because it's the one extra degree of effort, in business and life, that can separate the good from the great. The stories in 212 Service reflect real-life examples of companies that have taken their customer service to the next degree.
"Short, but Mighty"
The Internet of Things is a networked world of connected devices, objects, and people. In this book Samuel Greengard offers a guided tour through this emerging world and how it will change the way we live and work. Greengard explains that the Internet of Things (IoT) is still in its early stages. Smartphones, cloud computing, RFID (radio-frequency identification), technology, sensors, and miniaturization are converging to make possible a new generation of embedded and immersive technology.
"Was expecting more"
At 211º water is hot. At 212º, it boils. And with boiling water, comes steam. And steam can power a locomotive. It's that one extra degree that makes all the difference. Use this powerful metaphor to reach new heights.
In this gripping supernatural thriller of horror and suspense, something is terribly wrong with the children of Colony, West Virginia. Innocent though they seem, these kids come out at night - to hunt. When Joe returns with his wife and two young children to the peaceful mountain town of Colony, West Virginia, he doesn’t expect to find the girl who disappeared when he was a boy. But she remembers Joe and her other friends who left her behind in a deep well within a mysterious barn. Now, she's out for blood.
If you're going to climb a tree would you rather hire a squirrel or train a horse? That's the premise for this very clever and insightful audiobook. Mac Anderson shares his 30-plus years of leadership experience in a fresh and engaging manner. A must-have guide for every leader - this audiobook will help you hire better people, become a better leader, get more done in less time and ignite your team to perform to their highest potential.
Self-motivation is a subject that has always fascinated me. It can be the differentiator between being energized by life, rather than controlled by its circumstances. Charging the Human Battery is filled with stories and quotes that are designed to engage your brain and your heart, to think about life in a new way...because one idea, if you're ready for it, can change your life forever. Just remember...people are like sticks of dynamite; the power's on the inside but nothing happens until the fuse gets lit. So take a few moments to light your fuse today...and see how high your life can soar.
From interpreting the world to changing it, a synthesis of Chomsky's early work on philosophy, linguistics, and politics. Originally delivered in 1971 as the first Cambridge lectures in memory of Bertrand Russell, Problems of Knowledge and Freedom is a masterful and cogent synthesis of Noam Chomsky's moral philosophy, linguistic analysis, and emergent political critique of America's war in Vietnam.
Change Is Good, You Go First by Tom Feltenstien and Mac Anderson is not your typical business book on implementing change. The 21 stories will inspire you and your team to stop conducting business as usual! This creative audiobook will help you embrace change and realize change can be good!
This is a comprehensive, easy-to-understand and use plan for maximizing your investments - not just cutting your losses. Learn the unvarnished truth about "tried and true" Wall Street practices and why stocks and bonds are not the answer - and which investment vehicles are. Find out how to diversify into oil/gas, equipment, notes, real estate, bullion and rare coins the way the super-rich do - information that Wall Street doesn’t want you to have.
Countless authors have used a city as their muse. As a young man, Ernest Hemingway wrote short stories about Paris, its wide boulevards and twisted sycamore trees, and the Seine snaking through the heart of the city. Joan Didion has devoted whole essays to capturing the ethos of cities from San Francisco to Las Vegas, “the most extreme and allegorical of American settlements, bizarre and beautiful in its venality.” Walter Benjamin celebrated gritty, industrial hubs like Marseille.
Manager 3.0 is the first-ever management guide for Millennials. They will master crucial skills such as dealing with difficult people, delivering constructive feedback, and making tough decisions - while gaining insight into the four generations in the workplace and how they can successfully bring out the best in each. Packed with interviews and examples from companies like Zappos, Groupon, Southwest Airlines, and Google, Manager 3.0 will help these new managers enhance their unique talents while developing a leadership style all their own.
"Great book on leadership"
In 212 Leadership, Mac Anderson shares 10 of the elements that can help to transform your leadership skills, along with some of his favorite quotes on the elements of leadership. You'll gain insight into the qualities and characteristics of great leaders. History has identified many qualities and characteristics of great leaders, and, of course, no person embodies them all.
"Empowerment" can be a mind-numbing topic, but in The 3 Keys to Empowerment, Ken Blanchard and his coauthors use concrete examples, a Q&A format, case histories, and entertaining comments to keep the discussion lively. The authors show that empowerment is not about giving people power, it's about releasing the power they already have.
At some point before this past Friday, it dawned on Donald Trump and his aides that they couldn’t avoid a rendezvous with his birther destiny before voters go to the polls in November, and that his first debate with Hillary Clinton - what promises to be one of the most watched events in television history - was likely to be the place for it. Their response to this realization has been one of the purest expressions of Trump’s extraordinary and alarming approach to politics since he launched his campaign last summer.
"If you knew what can happen in the next 52 mondays it would take your breath away." Stop and think about it. If you had started something new and worked on it every week since one year ago, what might you have been able to accomplish? Twelve months, after all, is plenty of time to start accruing success.
Just as today’s observers struggle to justify the workings of the free market in the wake of a global economic crisis, an earlier generation of economists revisited their worldviews following the Great Depression. The Great Persuasion is an intellectual history of that project. Angus Burgin traces the evolution of postwar economic thought in order to reconsider many of the most basic assumptions of our market-centered world.
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When Linda Ellis wrote her poem, "The Dash", in one afternoon twelve years ago, it would change her life forever. In 239 words, she captured the "Simple Truths" of why we were put on this earth. Since then, The Dash has been published hundreds of times in books, newspapers, magazines and company newsletters. It has also been read countless times at company meetings, graduations and funerals.