Application Templates:Faster, Better, and Cheaper Systems (Classic Reprint) J. Debra Hofman
How we can transform the global food system by changing what´s on our dinner plates. The implausible truth: Over one billion people in the world are hungry and over one billion are overweight. Far from complete opposites, hunger and obesity are in fact different manifestations of the same problem: It´s increasingly difficult to find and eat nutritious food. By examining the global industrial food system using the deceptively simple template of a classic American dinner, We the Eaters not only outlines the root causes for this bizarre and troubling dichotomy, but also provides a blueprint of actionable solutions - solutions that could start with changing out just a single item on your plate. From your burger to your soda, Gustafson unpacks how even the hyper-local can cause worldwide ripples. For instance: American agricultural policy promoting corn and soybeans in beef farming means we feed more to cows than to hungry people. This is compounded by the environmental cost of factory livestock farming, rising obesity rates, and the false economics of unhealthily high meat consumption. The answer? Eat a hamburger; just make it a smaller, sustainably raised, grass-fed one. Gustafson - a young entrepreneur, foreign policy expert, and food policy advocate - delivers a wake-up call that will inspire even the most passive listener to take action. We can love our food and our country while being better stewards of our system and our health. We the Eaters is nothing short of a manifesto: If we change dinner, we can change the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dara Rosenberg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019137/bk_adbl_019137_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The groundbreaking best seller and classic.´The tragedies keep coming. As we reel from the latest horror...´ So begins the epilogue, illustrating how Columbine has become the template for nearly two decades of ´spectacle murders´. It makes the imperative to understand the crime that sparked this flame more urgent than ever. What really happened on April 20th, 1999? The horror left an indelible stamp on the American psyche, but most of what we thought we knew was wrong. It wasn´t about jocks, goths or the Trench Coat Mafia. Dave Cullen was one of the first reporters on the scene, and he spent 10 years on this book, the definitive account. With a keen investigative eye and psychological acumen, he draws on mountains of evidence, insight from the world´s leading forensic psychologists. Cullen paints raw portraits of two polar opposite killers. They contrast starkly with the flashes of resilience and redemption among the survivors. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Don Leslie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/qpuk/000968/bk_qpuk_000968_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sherlock co-creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss present their all-time favorite Sherlock Holmes adventures, with introductions read by Mark Gatiss. The hit BBC series Sherlock has introduced a whole new generation of fans to Arthur Conan Doyle´s legendary detective. In this unique collection, Sherlock co-creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss have selected their all-time favorite Sherlock Holmes adventures, providing listeners a curated masterclass in crime fiction. Each of these 19 tales, from Sherlock´s first appearance in A Study in Scarlet to the late classic The Dying Detective, is a potent mix of murder, suspense, cryptic clues, red herrings, and revenge - a ground-breaking combination of forensic science and bold storytelling. Sherlock Holmes established new rules for what a fictional hero could be, and provided a template for detective stories we still follow today. With introductions to each story by producers Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, this beautifully designed collection is the perfect introduction to the world of Sherlock Holmes and the ultimate gift for fans of the show it inspired. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Vance, Mark Gatiss. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/008847/bk_brll_008847_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Let’s be honest, we’re all fed up of worrying and stressing about money at the moment, and everyone could use some extra cash. It doesn´t matter what´s happened to you in the past or what your current situation is - you can live the life you want and never worry about money again. Earn More, Stress Less is your practical guide to living the law of attraction. It maps out a series of well-defined, realistic steps to help you get as much money as you want and put an end to financial worries. Successful people have been using these principles for hundreds of years.By following the powerful and eminently sensible steps outlined here, you can use the science of getting rich to realise your financial dreams too. You´ll discover:A clear explanation of how the law of attraction worksA way to decide exactly how much money you wantSimple, clear actions to start attracting wealthWays to stop worrying about moneyEasy steps to develop a daily routine to maintain your cash flowExamples, exercises, templates and how-to´sCase studies of people who have used the Earn More, Stress Less method to great successFergus O’Connell is also the author of twelve business books; the first of which, How to Run Successful Projects - the Silver Bullet, has become both a best seller and a classic and has been constantly in print for over twenty years. His book on common sense entitled Simply Brilliant - also a best seller and now in its fourth edition - was runner-up in the W H Smith Book Awards 2002. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nigel Carrington. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011843/bk_adbl_011843_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Top leaders in the business community - a financial journalist, a bestselling author, and cofounder of the Global Negotiation Initiative at Harvard University - teach you the character traits every employer wants to see in today´s worker. In the race to become multitasking superhumans, we´ve lost touch with the actual root of where all these valuable skills are found. This audio gives you the training you need to set yourself apart from others and to advance to the next stage in your employment, whether you are just starting out or need to reinvigorate your career. Some of the best business minds at work today identify the principles of productivity and elevating your career. Why not be known for great leadership skills instead of training one employee for a single task? Why not be known for a winning personality instead of for being able to deal with a difficult person? Why not be known for impressive calm and cool confidence in your negotiation skills instead of just getting the deal done? Don´t be known for any singular skill - be known for inspiring character traits that make you highly promotable in any workplace. This audio also includes helpful résumé and cover letter templates, as well as an interview checklist. With contributions from Reyna Gobel, a financial journalist who has written extensively on adapting to today´s career marketplace; Joshua Weiss, an international negotiation expert who speaks and writes on the topic of negotiating not only in the boardroom but also on the factory floor; and bestselling author Brian Tracy, who shares wisdom from his business book classic, Eat That Frog!, this audio is a must-listen for those looking to catapult their careers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen R. Thorne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/006020/bk_blak_006020_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this business classic - now with a new Afterword in which the author draws parallels to the recent financial crisis - Roger Lowenstein captures the gripping roller-coaster ride of Long-Term Capital Management. Drawing on confidential internal memos and interviews with dozens of key players, Lowenstein explains not just how the fund made and lost its money but also how the personalities of Long-Term´s partners, the arrogance of their mathematical certainties, and the culture of Wall Street itself contributed to both their rise and their fall. When it was founded in 1993, Long-Term was hailed as the most impressive hedge fund in history. But after four years in which the firm dazzled Wall Street as a $100 billion moneymaking juggernaut, it suddenly suffered catastrophic losses that jeopardized not only the biggest banks on Wall Street but the stability of the financial system itself. The dramatic story of Long-Term´s fall is now a chilling harbinger of the crisis that would strike all of Wall Street, from Lehman Brothers to AIG, a decade later. In his new Afterword, Lowenstein shows that LTCM´s implosion should be seen not as a one-off drama but as a template for market meltdowns in an age of instability - and as a wake-up call that Wall Street and government alike tragically ignored. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Stanislav Koncevich. http://samples.audible.de/bk/zaot/000432/bk_zaot_000432_sample.mp3.
Diane Arbus was one of the most brilliant and revered photographers in the history of American art. Her portraits, in stark black and white, seemed to reveal the psychological truths of their subjects. But after she committed suicide at the age of 48, the presumed chaos and darkness of her own inner life became, for many viewers, inextricable from her work. In the spirit of Janet Malcolm´s classic examination of Sylvia Plath, The Silent Woman, William Todd Schultz´s An Emergency in Slow Motion reveals the creative and personal struggles of Diane Arbus. Schultz, an expert in personality psychology, veers from traditional biography to look at Arbus´s life through the prism of five central mysteries: her childhood, her outcast affinity, her sexuality, her time in therapy, and her suicide. He seeks not to give Arbus some definitive diagnosis, but to ponder some of the private motives behind her public works and acts. In this approach, Schultz not only goes deeper into her life than any previous writing, but provides a template to think about the creative life in general. Schultz´s careful analysis is informed, in part, by the recent release of Arbus´s writing by her estate, as well as interviews with Arbus´s last therapist. An Emergency in Slow Motion combines new revelations and breathtaking insights into a must-listen psychobiography about a monumental artist - the first new look at Arbus in 25 years. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elizabeth Wiley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009763/bk_adbl_009763_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An indispensable road map for creating a successful investment program from Yale’s chief investment officer, David F. Swensen.In the years since the now-classic Pioneering Portfolio Management was first published, the global investment landscape has changed dramatically - but the results of David Swensen´s investment strategy for the Yale University endowment have remained as impressive as ever. Year after year, Yale´s portfolio has trumped the marketplace by a wide margin, and, with more than $20 billion added to the endowment under his 23-year tenure, Swensen has contributed more to Yale´s finances than anyone ever has to any university in the country. What may have seemed like one among many success stories in the era before the Internet bubble burst emerges now as a completely unprecedented institutional investment achievement.In this fully revised and updated edition, Swensen, author of the best-selling personal finance guide Unconventional Success, describes the investment process that underpins Yale´s endowment. He provides lucid and penetrating insight into the world of institutional funds management, illuminating topics ranging from asset-allocation structures to active fund management. Swensen employs an array of vivid real-world examples, many drawn from his own formidable experience, to address critical concepts such as handling risk, selecting advisors, and weathering market pitfalls.Swensen offers clear and incisive advice, especially when describing a counterintuitive path. Conventional investing too often leads to buying high and selling low. Trust is more important than flash-in-the-pan success. Expertise, fortitude, and the long view produce positive results where gimmicks and trend following do not.The original Pioneering Portfolio Management outlined a common-sense template for structuring a well-diversified equity-oriented portfolio. This new edition provides fund managers and students of the 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott R. Pollak. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/138027/bk_acx0_138027_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.