Understanding a bit more about how to spot investment risk will help investors better measure whether their decision to make, keep, or end an investment is couched in an appropriate dose of skepticism and analysis. It´s far too easy to be led to slaughter by merely hearing a tip from someone who seems trustworthy without taking some time and making some effort to prove out the decision with some corroborating evidence. Without some analysis the investment world can become no more than a gambling parlor with predictable results. Hopefully, this book will help your family hold onto its resources, and if investing such family funds is successful you will know why it worked rather than just hoping the jockey was lucky to bring in the winning horse. Remember: If ´´if´s´´ were horses, we would all be jockeys! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott R. Pollak. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/025994/bk_acx0_025994_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When confronted with an ethical dilemma, most of us like to think we would stand up for our principles. But we are not as ethical as we think we are. In Blind Spots, leading business ethicists Max Bazerman and Ann Tenbrunsel examine the ways we overestimate our ability to do what is right and how we act unethically without meaning to. From the collapse of Enron and corruption in the tobacco industry, to sales of the defective Ford Pinto, the downfall of Bernard Madoff, and the Challenger space shuttle disaster, the authors investigate the nature of ethical failures in the business world and beyond, and illustrate how we can become more ethical, bridging the gap between who we are and who we want to be. Explaining why traditional approaches to ethics don´t work, the book considers how blind spots like ethical fading--the removal of ethics from the decision--making process--have led to tragedies and scandals such as the Challenger space shuttle disaster, steroid use in Major League Baseball, the crash in the financial markets, and the energy crisis. The authors demonstrate how ethical standards shift, how we neglect to notice and act on the unethical behavior of others, and how compliance initiatives can actually promote unethical behavior. They argue that scandals will continue to emerge unless such approaches take into account the psychology of individuals faced with ethical dilemmas. Distinguishing our ´´should self´´ (the person who knows what is correct) from our ´´want self´´ (the person who ends up making decisions), the authors point out ethical sinkholes that create questionable actions. Suggesting innovative individual and group tactics for improving human judgment, Blind Spots shows us how to secure a place for ethics in our workplaces, institutions, and daily lives. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audi 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate McQueen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004990/bk_adbl_004990_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ever caught yourself doing something for that someone when you really didn’t feel like it? Or what about constantly being led into things by others and always having the feeling that you are getting the shorter end of the stick in work and life?Fret not. Many people find themselves being manipulated in various different situations. Sometimes, it could be just harmless, benign play between friends, but in other times, it could be dangerous and hurtful.This time, it is different.You know you want to spot and stop manipulation from taking root in your life. You want to wrest back that feeling of control and get the sense of empowerment where no one but yourself holds the key to your destiny.In Manipulation, you will learn to master these skills:A single powerful practice that is definitely able to halt manipulation in your lifeWhat makes a manipulator tick - know this to be able to handle manipulatorsThe two things you ought to do at work right now - and other strategies to reduce or eliminate workplace manipulationHow to cope with a manipulative relationship and how to solve itThe next best thing to seeing a real coach - practical, hands-on section to prepare you for the real worldHow to get and be comfortable in your own skin - be a rock when someone tries manipulative techniques on youYou can be have a life free from manipulation and undue stress. It is possible to enjoy work as well as reap the rewards and yet not have anyone play unnecessary games with you. And yes, you can enjoy that wonderful relationship with your partner or loved ones without that shadow of manipulation coloring it.All you really need to do is to learn what manipulation and manipulators are and arm yourself with the tips and techniques found in this audiobook in order to take that step toward a life free from manipulation!Scroll to the top of the page and click 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sam Bogart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/132480/bk_acx0_132480_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A journalist channels her ice cream obsession, scouring the United States for the best artisanal brands and delving into the surprising history of ice cream and frozen treats in America. For Amy Ettinger, ice cream is not just a delicious snack but a circumstance and a time of year - frozen forever in memory. As the youngest child and only girl, ice cream embodied unstructured summers, freedom from the tyranny of her classmates, and a comforting escape from her chaotic, demanding family. Now as an adult and journalist, her love of ice cream has led to a fascinating journey to understand ice cream´s evolution and enduring power, complete with insight into the surprising history behind America´s early obsession with ice cream and her experience in an immersive ice cream boot camp to learn from the masters. From a visit to the one place in the United States that makes real frozen custard in a mammoth machine known as the Iron Lung, to the vicious competition among small ice cream makers and the turf wars among ice cream trucks, to extreme flavors like foie gras and oyster, Ettinger encounters larger-than-life characters and uncovers what´s really behind America´s favorite frozen treats. Sweet Spot is a fun and spirited exploration of a treat Americans can´t get enough of - one that transports us back to our childhoods and will have you walking to the nearest shop for a cone. Includes bonus PDF with recipes. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kathleen McInerney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/003166/bk_peng_003166_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lena wrote You´re Lying! because no matter what your profession or life circumstances, you need the skills to take control of a situation, detect deception, and reveal the truth. While you probably won´t ever have to interrogate a detainee who doesn´t want to tell you about an upcoming terrorist attack - as Lena has - You´re Lying! will help you deal with that salesperson trying to rip you off, the kid bullying your child who claims innocence, a cheating spouse, or a dissembling boss. As the adage says, knowledge is power. Lena interrogated numerous members of Al Qaeda and the Taliban while stationed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, then taught those skills to Defense Department personnel for years afterward. Her ability to build rapport, accurately read body language, and employ effective questioning techniques led to numerous successes that saved American lives. You will also learn her easy-to-follow five-step program on how to accurately detect verbal (both spoken and written) and nonverbal deceptive tells, how to conduct an effective line of questioning, and what to do after you identify the lies we all face every day. Take the knowledge in You´re Lying! and empower yourself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marguerite Gavin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/001752/bk_gdan_001752_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Spot is hungry but can´t find anything to eat. Spot buries his biscuit to keep it safe. Spot sniffs around outside to capture different scents. Spot hears his favorite sound…dinner! Spot enjoys different times of day. Stories by Marileta Robinson. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Highlights for Children. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hich/000259/bk_hich_000259_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Explore! Spot gets caught in the rain. This silly puppy can´t resist playing in a puddle. When Spot hurts his foot, a bandage makes him feel better. Spot watches a caterpillar crawl onto his paw. Spot smells foot prints. Where will the trail lead him? Stories by Marileta Robinson and Highlights for Children. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Highlights for Children. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hich/000261/bk_hich_000261_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.