In this second canto of Srimad Bhagavatam, we hear the great sage Shukadeva Goswami answering the questions of King Parikit, who has been cursed to die in seven days. After briefly delineating man’s highest duty and the best way to conquer suffering and death, Shukadeva explains the path of mystic yoga and meditation.We are then introduced to Lord Brahma, greatest of the gods and engineer of the universe. Questioned by his son, Narada, another powerful mystic, he describes the process of creation. We hear how the all-powerful Supreme Person manifests the elements from his spiritual body, enters into them as an expansion of himself, and produces the template for creation that Brahma then effects.Mysteries of Creation presents this profound and illuminating knowledge in a simplified and dramatic style, making it accessible to all. It offers answers to the often vexing questions of why the universe exists, how we came to be within it, why God lets us suffer, and how we can achieve our fullest potential by awakening our eternal nature as parts of the all-blissful Supreme. Those interested in cosmology and astronomy will find this book fascinating, presenting as it does the intricate scientific descriptions of universal origins, as understood by the enlightened sages of ancient India. Most of all though, anyone desiring to solve the real problems of life - described in Srimad Bhagavatam as birth, old age, disease, and death - will surely find this work an invaluable resource. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Krishna Dharma. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/145518/bk_acx0_145518_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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Want to break free of beginning-level French and really learn to communicate effectively with native French speakers at an entirely different level? Welcome to Power French 2 Accelerated! Interactive approach that requires your direct participation so you learn faster High-frequency vocabulary that is used most often by native French speakers Introduction to multiple verb tenses used in native-context original sentence creation Templates so you create your own intermediate-level French sentences like the natives do Built-in periodic memory retrieval technique that ensures you remember and are able to speak & use what you learn 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Frobose. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/031232/bk_acx0_031232_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The story of Oscar Wilde´s landmark 1882 American tour explains how this quotable literary eminence became famous for being famous. On January 3, 1882, Oscar Wilde, a 27-year-old ´´genius´´ - at least by his own reckoning - arrived in New York. The Dublin-born Oxford man had made such a spectacle of himself in London with his eccentric fashion sense, acerbic wit, and extravagant passion for art and home design that Gilbert & Sullivan wrote an operetta lampooning him. He was hired to go to America to promote that work by presenting lectures on interior decorating. But Wilde had his own business plan. He would go to promote himself. And he did, traveling some 15,000 miles and visiting 150 American cities as he created a template for fame creation that still works today. Though Wilde was only the author of a self-published book of poems and an unproduced play, he presented himself as a ´´star´´, taking the stage in satin breeches and a velvet coat with lace trim as he sang the praises of sconces and embroidered pillows - and himself. What Wilde so presciently understood is that fame could launch a career as well as cap one. David M. Friedman´s lively and often hilarious narrative whisks us across 19th-century America, from the mansions of Gilded Age Manhattan to roller-skating rinks in Indiana, from an opium den in San Francisco to the bottom of the Matchless silver mine in Colorado - then the richest on earth - where Wilde dined with twelve gobsmacked miners, later describing their feast to his friends in London as ´´First course: whiskey. Second course: whiskey. Third course: whiskey´´. But, as Friedman shows, Wilde was no mere clown; he was a strategist. From his antics in London to his manipulation of the media - Wilde gave 100 interviews in America, more than anyone else in the world in 1882 - he designed every move to increase his renown. There had been famous people before him, but Wilde was the first to become famous for being famous. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Blumenfeld. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021516/bk_adbl_021516_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book covers the critical as well as the less obvious aspects of managing Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2015 in a variety of development and test environments. Coverage includes basic installation, initial configuration, maintenance, and common trouble shooting techniques, sizing, and performance considerations. Essentials of Administering Team Foundation Server 2015 explains how TFS can help you incorporate source control in your development environment. You´ll learn how to set up TFS to match how you develop software. The book covers using TFS in the whole development process, along with practical advice on how to use its features effectively to get up to speed quickly. In addition, the author dives into using TFS in your team covering subjects like setting up accounts for different roles, manage users, and groups--plus what you need to know about TFS security and running a secure team. No discussion of a centralized system like TFS would be complete without learning how to back up and restore it, and the author covers what you will need to know to maintain your TFS including the backup and restore details required to properly plan for disaster recovery. The book details what you need to know about TFS functionality in creating and setting up collections and projects, how to manage the build process with Team Build (including setting it up and deploying build server and agents), using templates to speed up the creation of builds, building multi-platform solutions, and testing. In this book, you´ll learn how to: Plan, install, and configure TFS Secure your TFS environment Plan and manage source control with TFS Manage the development process with TFS Manage the build process Test with TFS
Why do most digital work environments slow employees down? Many organizations have lost control of the digital workplace to uncoordinated organic growth. If you´re looking for tools to get back in the driver´s seat and maximize value creation, then Digital Workplace Strategy & Design is just what the doctor ordered. With its ready-to-use templates and real-world examples, you will be primed to master the digital workplace and unlock the enormous potential of a holistic, iterative, and user-centered approach based on design thinking. The time and money your organization will save and the hassle your employees will be spared are just the tip of the iceberg. Imagine how much value your employees will create when they are empowered to work smarter together. Your step-by-step guide to - Identifying key problems and digital opportunities. - Adopting a new and smarter approach to the digital workplace. - Maximizing value creation with the help of service orientation. - Crafting a powerful digital workplace strategy rooted in hands-on experience and proven methodology. - Learning how to design winning digital services with actionable tools. What sets this book apart What distinguishes this book from others on digitalization, digital transformation, and the digital workplace is how extensively it is used in practice. This is because authors Oscar Berg and Henrik Gustafsson draw from a wealth of hands-on experience and apply these same steps in multinational companies from a variety of industries. Join the community Grab this book today and join a growing community of digital workplace and digitalization changemakers.
From legendary character actor Stephen Tobolowsky - who currently appears on The Goldbergs, HBO´s Silicon Valley, and Norman Lear´s new One Day at a Time, author of The Dangerous Animals Club and The Tobolowsky Files podcast - My Adventures with God is a funny, introspective collection about love, catastrophe, and triumph, all told through the lens of his evolving relationship with the mystery that is ´´God´´. As Tobolowsky explains, ´´It´s hard to believe in nothing. Even cats believe in suppertime. As much as we love certainty, we are often shaped by the invisible, the unexplainable - something we call faith. We are inclined to acknowledge the holy. Even if it is only a paper heart we find in an old suitcase.´´ My Adventures with God is a series of short stories exploring the idea that most people´s lives seem to fit into the template of the Old Testament. We all have powerful creation myths: tales of our childhood and family, our first battles won and lost. It is our Genesis. Then, like in the Book of Exodus, we go into slavery. Rather than building pyramids, we lose ourselves in fear and ambition - in first loves, first jobs, too many dreams mixed with too much beer. We eventually become free, only to wander in the wilderness. At some point we stop and proclaim to the universe who we are. This is our Leviticus moment. We reconcile what we thought we would be with what we have become. We often attempt a mid-course correction. Then, as in the Book of Numbers, we are shaped by mortality as we bear the loss of family and friends. Finally, we retell our stories to our children hoping to make sense of the journey, as Moses did in Deuteronomy. Tobolowsky´s stories tell of a boy growing up in the wilds of Texas, finding and losing love, losing and finding himself - all told through the prism of the Torah and Talmud, mixed with insights from science, and refined through a child´s sense of 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Tobolowsky. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007880/bk_sans_007880_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Estimates say that as many as eight out of 10 new businesses fail within the first 18 months. More conservative estimates say that about half of new business start-ups are still in business four to five years later. In either case, the likelihood of business failure is very high. Studies prove that good planning practices more than double the chance of business success. Yet, the vast majority of small to medium-sized businesses operate without a formal plan, and of those who do build a plan, only a handful carefully measure their targeted objectives and adjust their plans accordingly. Business Is Art provides business leaders with an easy-to-follow approach to business success. The book is intended for any business owner, executive, or organizational leader, but is especially designed for the small- to medium-sized organization. Its purpose is to provide a simple process - with templates - that business and organizational leaders can follow, from the creation of a powerful vision, to strategic business plans, to performance metrics, and back again in a continuous cycle of improvement. Created by Jon Umstead, and tested over a 30 year business career, the ART program shows business leaders how to successfully articulate their vision, revise their plans, and track their progress. Umstead draws on personal anecdotes and experience, as well as wisdom from other business leaders, to create an engaging, accessible, and empowering guide to business success. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jon Umstead. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/056746/bk_acx0_056746_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.