There is perhaps no leadership challenge more daunting than managing creativity - and more urgent than delivering breakthrough innovation. How do you harness some of the most passionate, intelligent people in your organization without stifling them? How do you simultaneously unleash their energy and channel it into something tangible? Lina Echeverría offers seven proven principles through which new ideas come to fruition, from unleashing passion and drive, and embracing productive conflict, to emphasizing excellence and structure while living values that liberate creativity. As team catalyst, the leader delivers results while nurturing intuition and growing talent. These principles apply well beyond traditional creative domains, propelling innovation across entire organizations. Drawing on the author’s considerable experience assembling and nurturing cutting-edge teams at Corning Inc., Idea Agent shows listeners how to juxtapose creative freedom with management rigor and lead dedicated professionals as they generate and execute one great innovation after another. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karen Saltus. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000801/bk_gdan_000801_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
While leading a double life would seem to be the exclusive domain of psychopaths and undercover agents, thousands of ´regular people´ keep extraordinary secrets from those closest to them. Duped is an investigation of compulsive liars - and how they fool their loved ones - drawing on Abby Ellin´s personal experience.From the day Abby went on her first date with The Commander, she was caught up in a whirlwind. Within five months he´d proposed, and they´d moved in together. But there were red flags: strange stories of international espionage, involving Osama bin Laden and the Pentagon. Soon his stories began to unravel until she discovered, far later than she´d have liked, that he was a complete and utter fraud.When Ellin wrote about her experience in Psychology Today, the responses were unlike anything she´d experienced as a journalist. Legions of people wrote in with similar stories of otherwise sharp-witted and self-aware people being taken in by ludicrous scams. Why was it so hard to spot these outlandish stories? Why were so many of the perpetrators male and so many of the victims female? Was there something universal at play here?In Duped, New York Times journalist Abby Ellin explores the secret lives of compulsive liars and the tragedy of those who trust them - who have experienced severe, prolonged betrayal - and the terrible impact on their sense of reality and their ability to trust ever again. Studying the art and science of lying, talking to victims who´ve had their worlds turned upside down, and writing with great openness about her own mistakes, she lays the phenomenon bare. Ellin offers us a shocking and intimate look not only at the damage that the duplicitous cause but at the painful reaction of a society that is all too quick to blame the believer. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Therese Plummer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/002232/bk_twuk_002232_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Guided practices and meditations to awaken love, deepen intimacy, and transform the world. Have you ever felt a glimmer of love stir within you, and then wondered: How do I fan this inner fire and bring it into my relationships, my spiritual life, and the world? With Meditations of the Heart, Marianne Williamson and Andrew Harvey guide us into a series of contemplations, questions, and practices to liberate this most essential of sacred forces. Love is not just in you - it is you, right here and right now. When we release the blockages and habits of fear, defensiveness, and separation that have become the ´´norm´´ in our culture today, we awaken love fully. Join these two luminary teachers as they share the prayers, practices, and meditations that they use themselves to discover, embody, and amplify love in its many domains, from intimate relationships to our connection with the divine. This immersive program explores: Opening your heart to love Refueling your heart´s passion Embracing the pain of the world Tonglen practice The St. Francis prayer Becoming love´s sacred agent The power of prayer The Journey from the Head to the Heart Your work and your true self Work as Sacred Activity Innocence and forgiveness Forgiveness Meditation Note: These meditations are also available in Marianne Williamson and Andrew Harvey´s audio course Love´s Manifesto. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Harvey, Marianne Williamson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/true/000615/sp_true_000615_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome to the third novel in the Reemergence series. Baby Astrid and the magic that she is grows older, and around her all things ancient awaken, changing the modern world - and not always for the better. Abe Fellows - recent graduate of Quantico and newly minted agent of Tapper - is sent to London to investigate a series of bizarre mutations that seem to have been infected by an arcane virus. All creatures great and small flee the waters of the Eastern Atlantic, fleeing panicked and mindless to escape an unknown threat that comes from an unknown place and time, and Fyelrath brooks no assault on her domain. The dragon of water joins Abraham in his hunt for answers as threats emerge from the city as well as the deep. It´s only a matter of time before the eldritch threat rises up from its slumber and consumes Earth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Raphael Corkhill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/032564/bk_adbl_032564_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Cyberspace is all around us. We depend on it for everything we do. We have reengineered our business, governance, and social relations around a planetary network unlike any before it. But there are dangers looming, and malign forces are threatening to transform this extraordinary domain. In Black Code, Ronald J. Deibert, a leading expert on digital technology, security, and human rights, lifts the lid on cyberspace and shows what´s at stake for Internet users and citizens. As cyberspace develops in unprecedented ways, powerful agents are scrambling for control. Predatory cyber-criminal gangs such as Koobface have made social media their stalking ground. The discovery of Stuxnet, a computer worm reportedly developed by Israel and the United States and aimed at Iran´s nuclear facilities, showed that state cyberwar is now a very real possibility. Governments and corporations are in collusion and are setting the rules of the road behind closed doors. This is not the way it was supposed to be. The Internet´s original promise of a global commons of shared knowledge and communications is now under threat. Drawing on the first-hand experiences of one of the most important protagonists in the battle - the Citizen Lab and its global network of frontline researchers, who have spent more than a decade cracking cyber espionage rings and uncovering attacks on citizens and NGOs worldwide - Black Code takes listeners on a fascinating journey into the battle for cyberspace. Thought-provoking, compelling, and sometimes frightening, it is a wakeup call to citizens who have come to take the Internet for granted. Cyberspace is ours, it is what we make of it, Deibert argues, and we need to act now before it slips through our grasp. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ronald J. Deibert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/030771/bk_adbl_030771_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When the legendary Briar King awoke from his slumber, a season of darkness and horror fell upon the Kingdom of Crotheny. Now countless breeds of unspeakable monsters roam the countryside. An epidemic of madness has transformed peaceful villagers from the wild lands into savage, flesh-eating fiends. In Eslen, King William has been murdered, Queen Muriele is stalked by treachery on every side, and their last surviving daughter, Anne, has fled the assassins bent on destroying her family. Close on the heels of the runaway princess, young knight Neil MeqVren, the queen´s one trusted ally, is sworn to rescue Anne from her murderous pursuers. Anne herself undertakes a perilous journey toward the sanctuary of her distant paramour´s arms, but along the way lie the sinister agents and hidden snares of a sprawling conspiracy that few might hope to evade. At the same time, spies in the service of Praifec Hespero, the powerful Churchman, embark upon a mission to destroy the Briar King in the heart of his domain. And the power-hungry Church, spurred on by the mystical events, has launched an inquisition whose repercussions threaten even the queen. As the noose of intrigue tightens across the land, personal fates and a kingdom´s destiny alike will be decided in a conflict between virtue and malevolence, might and magic. Here then is Book 2 of The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone: intoxicating and harrowing, passionate and grand, it is Greg Keyes most ambitiously imagined and vividly rendered work of epic fantasy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patrick Michael. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001831/bk_adbl_001831_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Avez-vous jamais senti s´éveiller en vous une étincelle d´amour, pour vous demander ensuite : comment puis-je aviver cette flamme intérieure et l´amener dans mes relations, ma vie spirituelle et le monde ? Dans Méditations du cœur, Marianne Williamson et Andrew Harvey nous guident à travers une série de contemplations, de questions et de pratiques pour libérer cette force sacrée des plus essentielles. L´amour ne se trouve pas seulement en vous - il est vous, ici et maintenant. En relâchant les blocages et les habitudes qui nous maintiennent dans la peur, sur la défensive et dans la séparation, comme cela est devenu la ´´norme´´ dans notre culture d´aujourd’hui, nous réveillons pleinement l´amour. Retrouvez ces deux sommités de l´enseignement qui partagent avec vous les prières, les pratiques et les méditations qu´ils utilisent eux-mêmes pour découvrir, incarner et amplifié er l´amour dans ses nombreux domaines, depuis les relations intimes jusqu´à la connexion avec le divin. Ce programme propose une immersion dans l´exploration des thèmes suivants : Raviver la passion de votre cœur, Embrasser la douleur du monde, Pratique Tonglen, La prière de Saint François, Devenir un agent sacré de l´amour, Le pouvoir de la prière, Le travail en tant qu´activité sacrée, Le voyage de la tête vers le cœur, Méditation de pardon. Cet audio est accompagné d´un document annexe se trouvant dans votre bibliothèque après achat. 1. French. Danièle Panneton. http://samples.audible.de/bk/adaa/000244/bk_adaa_000244_sample.mp3.