All you need to know about Game of Thrones! This project endeavors to serve two kinds of listeners at the same time: those who like history and those who like Game of Thrones. The two are often mutual interests. In effect this audiobook is a real-life historical breakdown of the cultures, characters, and events contained within George R. R. Martin´s epic book series A Song of Ice and Fire (ASOIAF). The books and short stories, along with the global smash hit HBO TV series Game of Thrones, which is based upon the ASOIAF novels, is set in a complex, engrossing medieval fantasy world every bit as interesting, complicated, morally gray, and brutal as humanity´s real history. The reason for Mr. Martin´s level of detail in crafting his characters, locations, cultures, and histories within the ASOIAF world is rather simple. George R. R. Martin is a lifelong student of history as well as an unashamed history nerd. In interview after interview, the author of this truly expansive world admits to drawing upon real events, real cultures, and actual peoples within world history as templates for his imagination to build upon. Mr. Martin seems to have a particular affinity for the medieval period (5th to 15th centuries CE) of Europe and the Middle East, with a great deal of inspiration coming from British history during that era. In addition he draws heavy influence from the Renaissance era (15th to 17th centuries CE). He is also not afraid to dive further back into human history for literary fuel. The ancient Celts, Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, and Persians, among others, are all present in some form within the ASOIAF world. Nearly every culture on earth, along with a bit of its history, has a place in ASOIAF. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Phillip J Mather. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/071818/bk_acx0_071818_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Formed by the unlikely alliance of two ace London studio musicians and two bar-band bumpkins, Led Zeppelin went on to create the template for the marauding modern rock ´n´ roll band. Often described as ´´heavy,´´ any true fan will tell you that the band´s 9 studio albums and 81 tracks thereon are actually a complex amalgam of blues, psychedelia, rock, folk, and country that reveal the influences of Led Zeppelin´s four members. Veteran music journalist Martin Popoff picks apart each of these 81 tracks in exquisite detail, and for the first time ever, you can come along for the ride. Popoff analyzes the circumstances that led to their creation, the recording processes, the historical contexts, and more. Included as a special bonus, he also offers an introductory essay on each of the band´s nine studio albums, and sidebar features that explore influences on the band as well as song details, such as running time, instruments played, engineers, and studios.
Silicon Valley technology is transforming the way we work, and Uber is leading the charge. An American startup that promised to deliver entrepreneurship for the masses through its technology, Uber instead built a new template for employment using algorithms and Internet platforms. Upending our understanding of work in the digital age, Uberland paints a future where any of us might be managed by a faceless boss. The neutral language of technology masks the powerful influence algorithms have across the New Economy. Uberland chronicles the stories of drivers in more than twenty-five cities in the United States and Canada over four years, shedding light on their working conditions and providing a window into how they feel behind the wheel. The book also explores Uber’s outsized influence around the world: the billion-dollar company is now influencing everything from debates about sexual harassment and transportation regulations to racial equality campaigns and labor rights initiatives. Based on award-winning technology ethnographer Alex Rosenblat’s firsthand experience of riding over 5,000 miles with Uber drivers, daily visits to online forums, and face-to-face discussions with senior Uber employees, Uberland goes beyond the headlines to reveal the complicated politics of popular technologies that are manipulating both workers and consumers.
Power play: Outsmart, outmaneuver, and utterly confound a narcissistIf you are locked into a relationship with a narcissist, such as an employer, a high-conflict partner, an ex-spouse with shared custody, or perhaps a family member, this audiobook is for you.Based upon years of research and experience coaching victims of narcissistic abuse, Lindsey Ellison has masterminded a communication strategy that will allow you to protect your interests without conflict or drama. Lindsey has created a deft, intelligently crafted script you can use to neutralize the power struggle. Her practical, step-by-step guide offers simple yet life-changing strategies that inspire cooperation. This book provides templates for communication that deescalates and neutralizes previously combative and emotionally charged exchanges. Whether you communicate via text or email or in-person, Magic Words will offer you the chance to influence the dynamic between you and your narcissist for the better. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lindsey Ellison. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/148332/bk_acx0_148332_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Animators work within a strictly defined, limited space that requires difficult artistic decisions. The blank frame presents a dilemma for all animators, and the decision of what to include and leave out raises important questions about artistry, authorship, and cultural influence. In Animating Space: From Mickey to WALL-E, renowned scholar J. P. Telotte explores how animation has confronted the blank template, and how responses to that confrontation have changed. Focusing on American animation, Telotte tracks the development of animation in line with changing cultural attitudes toward space and examines innovations that elevated the medium from a novelty to a fully realized art form. From Winsor McCay and the Fleischer brothers to the Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros., and Pixar Studios, Animating Space explores the contributions of those who invented animation, those who refined it, and those who, in the current digital age, are using it to redefine the very possibilities of cinema.The book is published by The University Press of Kentucky.´´J.P. Telotte´s excellent new collection of essays by a variety of scholars...explores the complex relationship between sf and television across the 20th century into out own millennium.´´ (Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert A. K. Gonyo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/153725/bk_acx0_153725_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Use storytelling to influence people and move them to action. Need to get your point across? Get staff on board with change? Foster collaboration? Increase sales? Strengthen employee engagement? Build customer loyalty? Drive innovation and creativity? Capture best practices? Align people around a goal? Grow your business? Business Storytelling for Dummies can help you do this - and more. Pre-order your copy today! Discover: Expert advice with real-world examples Proven case studies, tips, and templates How to get results by capturing, crafting, telling stories And more PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dina Pearlman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019304/bk_adbl_019304_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The preeminent provider of business education worldwide, the American Management Association trains over 100,000 managers and executives a year through its renowned management education seminar programs and conferences. Now, for the first time, the fundamental skills taught by this elite leadership and management institution have been collected in one easy-to-digest volume. Giving you an overview of exactly what the AMA considers to be the most important and powerful competencies for today’s serious business professional, AMA Business Boot Camp supplies you with the building blocks of knowledge you need to succeed as a manager and leader. You’ll learn how to:Communicate with purposeMotivate your people, increase morale, and enhance productivityCoach to boost performanceImprove your ability to influence othersManage organizational changePlan and execute projectsThink strategicallyManage staff changesConduct effective performance reviewsScreen, evaluate, and select corporate strategiesUnderstand your organization’s operational vision...and make that vision a realityLeverage your own leadership styleBuild power and influence...and use them wisely Filled with easy-to-apply techniques and tangible strategies, the book contains action tips to solidify learning, as well as valuable tools such as a coaching planning worksheet, a project management planning template, and a self-assessment to help determine your comfort level with delegation. Throughout your career in business, you will have to navigate the waters of organizational politics. You will have to build relationships with difficult people. You will need to keep a tight focus on your mission, inspire and direct different groups of people, sell your projects to others, and come up with great ideas to save the day. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase th 1. Language: English. Narrator: Edward T. Reilly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000992/bk_gdan_000992_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Silicon Valley technology is transforming the way we work, and Uber is leading the charge. An American startup that promised to deliver entrepreneurship for the masses through its technology, Uber instead built a new template for employment using algorithms and Internet platforms. Upending our understanding of work in the digital age, Uberland paints a future where any of us might be managed by a faceless boss.The neutral language of technology masks the powerful influence algorithms have across the New Economy. Uberland chronicles the stories of drivers in more than 25 cities in the United States and Canada over four years, shedding light on their working conditions and providing a window into how they feel behind the wheel. The book also explores Uber´s outsized influence around the world: The billion-dollar company is now influencing everything from debates about sexual harassment and transportation regulations to racial equality campaigns and labor rights initiatives.Based on award-winning technology ethnographer Alex Rosenblat´s firsthand experience of riding over 5,000 miles with Uber drivers, daily visits to online forums, and face-to-face discussions with senior Uber employees, Uberland goes beyond the headlines to reveal the complicated politics of popular technologies that are manipulating both workers and consumers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Beresford. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/003001/bk_gdan_003001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Use the power of motivation and good habits to become fitter, healthier and stronger, for life! Bikini Body Guides (BBG) co-creator Kayla Itsines, named the world´s number one fitness influencer by Forbes, shows you how to harness the power of motivation and build good habits around health and fitness. Drawing on more than 40,000 survey responses from her global online community, as well as extensive research and her experience as a trainer, Kayla addresses what stops us from following through on our health and fitness goals. In her second book, The Bikini Body Motivation & Habits Guide, Kayla explores how you can overcome those obstacles, set goals and stick to a long-term plan for better health. Inside, you´ll find helpful checklists and templates, a 28-day meal plan, more than 200 simple and delicious recipes, shopping lists and a pull-out 28-day workout poster. Let global fitness phenomenon Kayla show you how YOU can stick to a plan for long-term health. ´In this book, I give you the keys to achieving your goals and show you how to use motivation to create healthy habits that will stick.´