Series 10 of the programme that cuts through confusion, statistics, and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and emerging companies. In these 10 episodes, Evan Davis and guests swap thoughts on capitalism and peaking in business, discuss the automotive industry and the pros and cons of a salary, and speak about startups and big egos. Evan Davis asks three young entrepreneurs about their business headaches and hopes, talks with the panel about selling expertise and religion in the workplace, asks his guests about reinventing a business and what to teach our children, and addresses the topic of corporate cock-ups and conspiracies. Other topics under discussion are the essence of good leadership and dematerialisation, stress and making everyday executive decisions, ruthlessness, and investing and selling in deprived areas. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Evan Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/006148/bk_bbcw_006148_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Their love had the power of a runaway freight train, and the potential to be just as destructive. The tempestuous sequel to Bad Things picks up where the first book left off. Reeling from a profound loss, Tristan and Danika struggle to pick up the pieces and build a life together, but the hard habits of a lifetime are not so easy to escape. Rock Bottom takes us on a dual point of view journey through addiction and desire, through love and agony, and answers the question we´ve been asking since these characters were introduced in Grounded: What happened between Tristan and Danika? Dankia: Even love couldn´t cushion a fall like ours. My love for Tristan was so big that I felt consumed by it, and even so, it was not enough to overpower our combined demons. I struggled. I yelled and screamed. I scratched and kicked. I fought like hell, but even the most determined fighters have to stop before they break. No one could say I didn´t fight for him. ´´I love you,´´ I spoke softly into his ear. He gripped me harder. ´´I can´t ever lose you, Danika. I´m not sure I´d survive it.´´ ´´You´ve got me. And I´m not going anywhere. Not ever.´´ I meant the words when I said them, but life had other plans for us. I´d have given my life for that fight. In fact, I very nearly did. Tristan: She was the one. If I´d ever had a doubt, I didn´t now. She was the one I´d be thinking about, longing for, until I took my last breath. If I lost her tomorrow, I´d pine for her like a lovesick fool. This was the kind of love that only hit you once in your life. This book is intended for readers 18 and up. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Ruen, Sarah Naughton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/018185/bk_acx0_018185_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you enjoy Victorian erotica, dominance and submission, a servant and her mistress learning the joys of female touch, and a soundly spanked bottom setting off fireworks, this novella delivers the goods. Told in the first person from young servant Charlotte´s point of view, we get a peek into the not-so-stuffy lives of the nobility from the servants´ quarters. Charlotte has been Lady Emma´s maid and companion for only a few months when Lord Darcy begins to court her mistress. While Darcy acts quite the gentleman with Lady Emma, he is not nearly so gentle with Charlotte, rogering her bum every chance he gets. When Charlotte learns her beloved Lady Emma is soon to wed Lord Darcy, she cannot stand the thought of betraying her mistress any longer, and comes up with a plan to turn away Lord Darcy´s roving hands. It all goes wrong when Lady Emma catches her in the act. That´s when everything goes oh-so-deliciously right. A scorched bottom and many other delights ensue. Lady Emma is a fan of the scientific method, and sets out to test her hypotheses about just what will drive her lady´s maid over the edge. Warning: This scorching Victorian erotic novella features an arrogant lord who takes what he wants, a submissive, lusty lady in waiting, a lady who satisfies her curiosity by thoroughly examining her companion, and explicit erotic interludes. Intended for mature listeners, 18+. If such material offends you, please do not download this book. No actual orchids were harmed in the making of this story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rose Lachlan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/073772/bk_acx0_073772_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In The Referral of a Lifetime, author Tim Templeton frames a powerful plan for cultivating clients and customers in a fable about businesswoman Susie McCumber, who feels increasingly like a failure. A friend refers her to the mysterious Mr. Highground, who introduces her to four successful people. They show her how they transformed their businesses and their lives by determining how others view them and how they view themselves as both human beings and businesspeople. Each of the four represents a ´´type´´ in this schema, from the ´´relational/business´´ type who puts the relationship first but thinks strategically when the talk turns to business, to the ´´business/business´´ type, who avoids relationships unless they work to a business advantage. Templeton shows how understanding one´s type allows one to showcase strengths while improving weak areas in this simple, easy-to-use guide to success in business and in life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Mish. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002484/bk_adbl_002484_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From The One Minute Manager to Raving Fans, Ken Blanchard´s books have helped millions of people unleash their power and the potential of those around them. The Ken Blanchard Companies have helped thousands of organizations become more people-oriented, customer-centered, performance-driven, and more focused on leading for a higher purpose and a greater good. Now, in Leading at a Higher Level, Blanchard and his colleagues have brought together everything they´ve learned about world-class leadership. You´ll discover how to create targets and visions based on the ´´triple bottom line´´, and how to make sure people know who you are, where you´re going, and what will guide your journey. Blanchard then turns to your customer, extending his breakthrough work on delivering legendary service, creating ´´raving fans´´, and developing a true ´´customer mania´´. Next, he presents the definitive discussion of his renowned Situational Leadership techniques for leading yourself, individuals, teams, and entire organizations. Finally, he helps you discover the personal ´´leadership point of view´´ all truly great leaders possess and shows how to apply it throughout your entire life. No matter who or where you are, you can ´´lead at a higher level´´, creating high-performing organizations that make life better for everyone you touch. This audiobook will help you every single step of the way. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stow Lovejoy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000048/bk_adbl_000048_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Magic and Moxie of Apple delves into the best practices of Apple Inc. from the inside out and takes a close look at what makes Apple one of the leaders in the tech industry - and a global change agent. Author Kelli Richards not only worked at Apple Inc. for more than ten years, she also launched Apple´s earliest focus on music and drove all music initiatives during her tenure. She saw Apple hit rock bottom before Steve Jobs returned to the company and then watched from outside, as CEO of The All Access Group, as Apple Inc. began its climb to stardom and became the global leader it is today. This close study of Apple Inc. and the best practices it employs creates a blueprint for all companies and entrepreneurs to follow. Through interviews with other alums and her own experiences at Apple for over a decade, tech industry thought leader, Kelli Richards creates a compelling view of what makes Apple Inc. the company it is today. She looks at its failures, its successes, and the people who will continue its course toward greatness. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kelli Richards. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/002534/bk_acx0_002534_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this book, his first full-length nonfiction work, it´s as if Devlin O´Neill at last decides to open a beer and sit down to tell a couple of close friends absolutely everything about the focal subject of his life, the topic they have been curious about for years. He seems to know that what he is about to say will be received as fascinating and extremely helpful and somewhat titillating, in the best sense of the word. Although he does not quite lecture, he speaks with the fine authority and command that is the O´Neill hallmark and not as if he is addressing someone on the level of a naughty boy trying to get a glimpse of a girl´s panties. His elegance of language shines through and sets up his listeners to be on their best behavior in the presence of a gentleman, and then he slips in words and phrases that let them know it is all right to grin and to tingle and to squirm a little - and his listeners are just sure that he knows exactly when they do each of these. Spank Her! is an informative, fast-paced, lighthearted romp through Devlin O´Neill´s more or less real-life world. Part opinion piece, part sociological treatise, part psychobabble mega-essay, this book rips the tearaway knickers off the shadowy realm that is consensual adult spanking in the 21st century with a smile and a wink and a kiss on the bottom. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Devlin O´Neill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037411/bk_acx0_037411_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Many view ´´hitting rock bottom´´ as a foundation on which to rebuild one´s life, a place from which one can only ascend. Gamers know to search for a secret door leading down to the sewer. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Sleep. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/104494/bk_acx0_104494_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.