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    • Human Sigma

    • Managing the Employee-Customer Encounter
    • By: John H. Fleming Ph.D., Jim Asplund
    • Narrated by: Tom Parks
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This book offers an innovative, research-based approach to one of the toughest challenges businesses face today: how to drive success by effectively managing the moments when employees interact with customers. Based on research spanning 10 million employees and 10 million customers around the globe, the Human Sigma approach combines a proven method for assessing the health of the employee-customer encounter with a disciplined process for improving it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Customer Experience 101

    • By garfield on 08-05-18

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Guys Read: True Stories

    • By: Jon Scieszka, Jim Murphy, Elizabeth Partridge, and others
    • Narrated by: Bruce Thomas, Hillary Huber, Robin Weigert, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A star-studded group of award-winning nonfiction authors and journalists provides something for every listener, all aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Compiled and edited by real-life literature legend Jon Scieszka, Guys Read: True Stories is a mind-blowing collection of essays, biographies, travelogues, and more, all proving that the truth is most definitely out there.

    Regular price: $18.24

    • To the Best of Our Knowledge

    • Telling Addiction
    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 52 mins
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    Mary Karr is a best-selling writer, a mother and an alcoholic. In this hour, Karr talks about her journey from addiction to awe. Also, we hear from a doctor who claims he beat the bottle by taking a commonly prescribed drug that could help millions of people - if only pharmaceutical companies could make money off it. And, the addictive lure of life on line - in the documentary Life 2.0.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Amazing Grace

    • 13 Conversations About the Life of the Soul (To The Best of Our Knowledge)
    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
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    This special To The Best of Our Knowledge collection contains 13 interviews.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • VERY interesting!

    • By Patricia on 03-01-06
    • 13 Conversations About the Life of the Soul (To The Best of Our Knowledge)
    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
    • Release date: 10-07-05
    • 4 out of 5 stars 57 ratings

    Regular price: $9.95

    • To the Best of Our Knowledge

    • Consciousness
    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this hour, we'll explore the mystery of consciousness. First, artificial intelligence pioneer Marvin Minsky. Next, physicist Roger Penrose. Then, philosopher Daniel Dennett and New Age guru Deepak Chopra. Neuro-psychiatrist Louann Brizendine ( The Female Brain) will join us, followed by former Buddhist monk Alan Wallace ( Contemplative Science). Finally, author Daniel Tammet ( Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant).

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Amazing Grace 2

    • More Conversations About the Life of the Soul (To The Best of Our Knowledge)
    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This collection of powerful moments from a beloved public radio program tries to capture the essence of what matters most in life. With wisdom and compassion, humor and courage, respect and awe, celebrities and ordinary people share their best thinking about how to live and how to die. No matter what your spiritual orientation, these stories will enlighten and entertain you. And they'll dare you to keep an open mind.

    • More Conversations About the Life of the Soul (To The Best of Our Knowledge)
    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
    • Release date: 06-15-06
    • 4 out of 5 stars 13 ratings

    Regular price: $9.95

    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: The Beast in Me

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Narrated by: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 52 mins
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    In this hour, "the beast in me". M. E. Thomas talks about her book Confessions of a Sociopath: A LIfe Spent Hiding in Plain Sight. Lauren Beukes discusses her recent novel The Shining Girls. And Chuck Klosterman tells us about his new book I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains (Real and Imagined). Finally, Patricia Churchland details her book Touching a Nerve: The Self as Brain.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Three Presidents and a Queen

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 52 mins
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    Maybe you watched Elizabeth Taylor strut around Ancient Rome so you think you know who Cleopatra was. Well, the real Cleopatra was far more remarkable - a brilliant woman who spoke nine languages and ruled over the world's most cosmopolitan culture... and yes, also cavorted with both Julius Caesar and Marc Antony. In this hour, we'll get the low down on Cleopatra from biographer Stacy Schiff.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: The Creative Mind

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 2 hrs
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    What goes on inside the mind of a painter, or a musician, or a poet? What sparks creativity? In this hour, new neuroscience takes us inside the creative mind. We’ll talk about brain imaging studies of jazz musicians, and cosmologist Brian Swimme explores the ceaseless creativity of the Universe.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Are Humans Innately Good?

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 52 mins
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    Are human innately good? Do we have a generosity gene? Is there an inherent desire to help our fellow human beings? Or, are we natural born sinners who have to fight, tooth and nail, to conquer our inherent tendencies towards selfishness, destruction and war. In this hour, are we good…. or – not?

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Marshall McLuhan at 100

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 52 mins
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    “The medium is the message.” “We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us.” “We look at the present through a rear-view mirror. We march backwards into the future.” Those are just a few of Marshall McLuhan’s famous quotes. McLuhan is one of the most influential media thinkers of all time, yet he’s also one of the most misunderstood. In this hour, we’ll explore Marshall McLuhan’s big ideas as we salute the centenary of his birth.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Anxiety

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 52 mins
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    It's now the most common mental health problem in the world. Anxiety. And the United States is the country with the highest level of anxiety, according to a World Mental Health Survey conducted in 18 countries in 2002. In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, award-winning journalist, Patricia Pearson, talks about her personal struggles with anxiety. And psychiatrist Daniel Carlat tells us about the trouble with psychiatry.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: David Foster Wallace

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 52 mins
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    David Foster Wallace may have understood the modern American better than any writer of our time. His suicide in September of 2008 stunned his friends and fans. Wallace was a master at capturing the way we think, feel and live, and his books and essays conveyed an intimacy that made a lot of people feel like Wallace was a friend they'd never met. In this hour, we celebrate the life and work of the late David Foster Wallace.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • To the Best of Our Knowledge, Finding the Bible

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Narrated by: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 51 mins
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    Buried scrolls, clay tablets, priceless artifacts and expensive forgeries – this week, we bring you stories from the strange and amazing world of biblical archeology.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Trickster

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 52 mins
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    “One of our true superstars of nonfiction." That's how David Foster Wallace described Lewis Hyde. Lewis Hyde talks about his book, Trickster Makes This World: Mischief, Myth, and Art. This classic text introduces us to the playful and disruptive side of imagination embodied in trickster mythology. Also, a young anthropologist discovers the importance of the Trickster figure, Coyote, while doing her first fieldwork.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Science and the Search for Meaning – Part One: What Is Life?

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 52 mins
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    Scientists can now explain virtually every stage of the evolutionary process. But there's a basic question that still mystifies even the best scientists: How did life first begin on Earth? Or to put in another way, how did non-life somehow turn into life? And can we say the Earth itself is alive? In this hour, we'll talk with James Lovelock about his Gaia theory, and explore the question, What is Life?

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Albert Camus

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Narrated by: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 52 mins
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    Albert Camus was many things: war hero, Nobel Prize-winning novelist, and one of the 20th century’s most fascinating public thinkers. We examine the life and legacy of Camus on his 100th birthday: how a poor kid from Algeria became a revered French writer, hungry to find meaning in an absurd world, and why Camus still has a lot to tell us about a world mired in political violence.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Religion in a Secular Age

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 52 mins
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    It's been called all kinds of things: God, Brahman, Nirvana, All, Dao. But renowned religion writer Karen Armstrong says we've often lost sight of what this ultimate reality means, so it's not surprising it can seem so unbelievable. In this hour Karen Armstrong explains why modern ideas about God are so different from what our ancestors thought.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge, The Malleable Mind

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 52 mins
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    In this hour we'll hear the latest science on brain plasticity. First, psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and researcher Norman Doidge (The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science). Next, author Daniel Pinchbeck (2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl), and more.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Cultural Commons

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 52 mins
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    Is there such a thing as true, original creativity? Or "Are we just seeing further by standing on the shoulders of giants?" to paraphrase Sir Isaac Newton. In this hour, we'll explore the question of where good ideas come from. Steven Johnson will tell us about the natural history of innovation. And Lewis Hyde offers a way to look beyond today's narrow debates over cultural ownership.

    Regular price: $3.95

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