Most people become freelancers without any idea of how to run a business. They learn in the school of hard knocks. Kristine Kathryn Rusch has taken the school of hard knocks and made it into one of the most useful business books written in years.
"Very practical advice"
Why Moats Matter is a comprehensive guide to finding great companies with economic moats, or competitive advantages. This audiobook explains the investment approach used by Morningstar, Inc., and includes a free trial to Morningstar's Research. Economic moats - or sustainable competitive advantages - protect companies from competitors. Legendary investor Warren Buffett devised the economic moat concept.
"Exactly what I was looking for!"
Celebrities like Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson prove that you can always spend more money than you earn. Want to know how to make money while self employed? Learn how to manage the money you do earn. In this short audiobook, international bestselling writer, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, shows you how.
In this revolutionary exposé, Harvard Law School bankruptcy expert Elizabeth Warren and financial consultant Amelia Tyagi show that today's middle-class parents are increasingly trapped by financial meltdowns. Astonishingly, sending mothers to work has made families more vulnerable to financial disaster than ever before. Today's two-income family earns 75% more money than its single-income counterpart of a generation ago, but has 25% less discretionary income to cover living costs.
Technology is advancing faster than ever - but for better or for worse? On the one hand, astonishing technological developments from personalized genomics to self-driving cars to drones to artificial intelligence could make our lives healthier, safer, and easier. On the other hand, these very same technologies could raise the specter of a frightening and alienating future - eugenics, a jobless economy, complete loss of privacy, and an ever-worsening spiral of economic inequality.
In Decoding the Heavens, Jo Marchant tells for the first time the full story of the 100-year quest to decipher the ancient Greek computer known as the Antikythera Mechanism. Along the way she unearths a diverse cast of remarkable characters and explores the deep roots of modern technology in ancient Greece and the medieval European and Islamic worlds. At its heart, this is an epic adventure and mystery, a book that challenges our assumptions about technology through the ages.
"Very satisfying account of an ancient mystery"
Thoroughly revised and updated new edition of the best-selling guide to implementing the popular change methodology, Appreciative Inquiry, in organizations of all sizes and sectors. 20,000 of the 1st edition sold.
"Appreciative Inquiry with renewed experiences"
Karen Phelan is sorry. She really is. She tried to do business by the numbers-the management consultant way- developing measures, optimizing processes, and quantifying performance. The only problem is that businesses are run by people. And people can't be plugged into formulas or summed up in scorecards.
As opposed to showing readers how to play the role of a leader in a "paint by numbers" fashion, Changing on the Job builds on theories of adult growth and development to help readers become more thoughtful individuals, capable of leading in any scenario. Moving from the theoretical to the practical, and employing real-world examples, author Jennifer Garvey Berger offers a set of building blocks to help cultivate an agile workforce while improving performance.
Good employees are hard to find, and they can be easy to lose. But there's a simple tool every manager can use to ensure that star performers and solid contributors alike will feel energized, engaged, and excited - and that they will give you fair warning if they're unhappy. It's called the stay interview, and this book is the manager's definitive guide, written by the women who created the concept.
Joyce Roche rose from humble circumstances to earn an Ivy League MBA and become the first female African-American vice president of Avon, president of a leading hair care company, and CEO of the national nonprofit Girls Inc. But despite these accomplishments, she felt like a fraud. She worked more and more, had less and less of a personal life, and was never able to enjoy her success.
"Not what I expected"
From age five Dash suffered Parental Alienation Syndrome at the hands of his father. Indoctrinated to believe his mother had abandoned him, after years of monitored phone calls and impeded access eight-year-old Dash decided he didn't want to be "forced" to visit her at all; later he told her he would never see her again if she took the case to court. But he didn't count on his indefatigable mother's fierce love. For eight more years Pamela battled Dash's father, the legal system, their psychologist, the school system, and Dash himself to try and protect her son - first from his father, then from himself.
"Heartbreaking, Eye-Opening, and Empowering!"
Being understood by someone you love is one of the most powerful feelings, at any age. For a young child, it is the most important of all experiences because it allows the child's mind and sense of self to grow. In the midst of the perennial concerns parents bring to Dr. Claudia Gold, she shows the magical effect of seeing a problem from their child's point of view. Most parenting books teach parents what to do to solve behavior problems, but Dr. Gold shows parents how to be with a child. Crises are defused when children feel truly heard and validated; this is how they learn to understand, and, eventually, control themselves.
"Great book for parents"
For fans of The Astronaut Wives Club, The Mercury 13 reveals the little-known true story of the remarkable women who trained for NASA space flight. In 1961, just as NASA launched its first man into space, a group of women underwent secret testing in the hopes of becoming America’s first female astronauts. They passed the same battery of tests at the legendary Lovelace Foundation as did the Mercury 7 astronauts, but they were summarily dismissed by the boys’ club at NASA and on Capitol Hill.
What Is Gluten Free is an easy to follow guide that will help you to understand the categories of gluten intolerance. The list of symptoms that are reported from people suffering from various forms of gluten intolerance is truly staggering. Another sad statistic is the amount of people that go undiagnosed from having one of the forms of the illness. What's more disheartening is that these people need only to go on a gluten free diet to virtually eliminate these nasty symptoms that are reeking havoc on their body systems.
Master coach and former International Coach Federation President Marcia Reynolds helps high-achieving women who may feel frustrated and restless embrace their 'wandering' impulses and come to peace with their desire for something more.
"Empowered vs Overpowering"
Sugar Detox Diet: Getting Over Sugar Addiction is an audiobook that places the focus on the various methods that can be used to get over the addiction to sweet treats. The rate of obesity has risen worldwide in the past few years and one of the contributing factors has been the fact that more people are eating foods that are filled with sugar. The goal is to advise the listener how to not only get rid of the excess sugar that they have ingested but also how to stop consuming so many unhealthy sweet treats in the long run.
Global crises such as rising economic inequality, volatile financial markets, and devastating climate change illustrate the defects of a global economic order controlled largely by transnational corporations, wealthy states, and other elites. As the impacts of such crises have intensified, they have generated a new wave of protests extending from the countries of the Middle East and North Africa throughout Europe, North America, and elsewhere.
It's 2014 and being in any kind of romantic relationship - defined, undefined, or unrefined - is tough. Online dating and hook-up culture, Tinder and Snapchat, Friends with Benefits and Missed Connections. Our modern dating landscape doesn't look like anything that's come before, and we're the brave explorers trying to make sense of it. This collection of practical advice tells you how to do it better. More freedom and less drama. More fun and less guilt. More connection and less loneliness.
After finding out her husband is cheating on her, Sunny decides to leave her cares behind and get away for awhile. That doesn't work out for her. A younger man with some "problems" won't leave her alone. Will she give in to him and become a cougar? She's doing her best not to.
"Do Not Waste Your Money on this one!"