Many Americans view Wall Street as a bastion of greed and corruption - a place that attracts people who don´t deserve the money they make but are willing to break the law to get more of it. Yet for all their mistrust, many of these same Americans believe that Wall Street is essential for our economy to function. How do we fix it? Send in the marines. Known for its exemplary discipline, the Marine Corps ensures victory by obeying key commands, such as: establish clear, tactical objectives; know the terrain before heading into battle; identify and capitalize on combat advantages; control timing; leverage complementary skills within the unit; negotiate from a morally defensible position; and harness strength of leadership to craft a bulletproof plan. Ken Marlin served 10 years´ active duty as a marine officer before taking on the financial sector. He´s seen this program of pride, professionalism, and fidelity work - from the battlefield to the boardroom. Marlin is no socialist: He´s a capitalist and risk-taker who enjoys earning money for himself and his clients. In The Marine Corps Way to Win on Wall Street, he teaches you the Marine Corps way to win on Wall Street and on Main Street: to sacrifice short-term gains for the long-term interests of your clients and your company. Deploying marine-tested tactics, he engineers lasting, honorable success while lowering the ethical cost of doing business. That´s the Marine Corps way. This audiobook includes an introduction read by the author. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Larkin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002334/bk_aren_002334_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Marine Corps Way to Win on Wall Street:11 Key Principles from Battlefield to Boardroom Ken Marlin
Marius dos Hellespont and his apprentice, Gerd, are professional looters of battlefields. When they stumble upon the corpse of the King of Scorby and Gerd is killed, Marius is mistaken for the monarch by one of the dead soldiers and is transported down to the Kingdom of the Dead. Just like the living citizens, the dead need a king - after all, the king is God’s representative, and someone needs to remind God where they are. And so it comes to pass that Marius is banished to the surface with one message: If he wants to recover his life he must find the dead king. Which he fully intends to do. Just as soon as he stops running away. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Page. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/004069/bk_brll_004069_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Marine Corps has always considered itself a breed apart. Since 1775, America´s smallest armed service has been suspicious of outsiders and deeply loyal to its traditions. Marines believe in nothing more strongly than the Corps´ uniqueness and superiority, and this undying faith in its own exceptionalism is what has made the Marines one of the sharpest, swiftest tools of American military power. Along with unapologetic self-promotion, a strong sense of identity has enabled the Corps to exert a powerful influence on American politics and culture. Aaron O´Connell focuses on the period from World War II to Vietnam, when the Marine Corps transformed itself from America´s least respected to its most elite armed force. He describes how the distinctive Marine culture played a role in this ascendancy. Venerating sacrifice and suffering, privileging the collective over the individual, Corps culture was saturated with romantic and religious overtones that had enormous marketing potential in a postwar America energized by new global responsibilities. Capitalizing on this, the Marines curried the favor of the nation´s best reporters, befriended publishers, courted Hollywood and Congress, and built a public relations infrastructure that would eventually brand it as the most prestigious military service in America. But the Corps´ triumphs did not come without costs, and O´Connell writes of those, too, including a culture of violence that sometimes spread beyond the battlefield. And as he considers how the Corps´ interventions in American politics have ushered in a more militarized approach to national security, O´Connell questions its sustainability. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Danny Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/002954/bk_tant_002954_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Korea, June 1, 1950. Captain Ken McCoy´s report on probable North Korean hostilities meets with so much bureaucratic displeasure that not only is it promptly suppressed, but McCoy himself is kicked out of the Corps. At least two outfits, however, are not impressed by such infighting: the fledgling CIA, which promptly hires McCoy; and the North Koreans, who on June 25th invade across the 38th parallel. Immediately, veterans scattered throughout military and civilian life are called up, many with only seventy-two hours´ notice. For Fleming Pickering and Pick, his daredevil son, and Ed Banning, George Hart, Jack Stecker, Jake Dillon, Ernie Zimmerman - and for the women who love them - names such as Inchon and Pusan will acquire a new, bloody reality, and Korea will become not only a new battlefield - but their greatest challenge of all… 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dick Hill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/005418/bk_brll_005418_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The ravaged world of Tallarn plays host to the greatest armoured conflict in the history of mankind. The bitter and vengeful Iron Warriors led entire divisions of tanks and war machines across the befouled plains, until the macro-transporter Eagle´s Talon plunged to the surface and ended a million lives in a heartbeat. Stranded upon some unnamed, toxic battlefield that now resembles nothing more than a graveyard of Titans, Warsmith Koparnos knows that he has precious little time left - will he find salvation amidst the dead god-machines, or quickly succumb to violent madness? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Annie Aldington, Sean Barrett, Saul Reichlin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gawo/000244/bk_gawo_000244_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The first full-length biography of the Civil War surgeon who, over the course of the war’s bloodiest battles - from Antietam to Gettysburg - redefined military medicine. Jonathan Letterman was an outpost medical officer serving in Indian country in the years before the Civil War, responsible for the care of just hundreds of men. But when he was appointed the chief medical officer for the Army of the Potomac, he revolutionized combat medicine over the course of four major battles - Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg - that produced unprecedented numbers of casualties. He made battlefield survival possible by creating the first organized ambulance corps and a more effective field hospital system. He imposed medical professionalism on a chaotic battlefield. Where before 20 percent of the men were unfit to fight because of disease, squalid conditions, and poor nutrition, he improved health and combat readiness by pioneering hygiene and diet standards. Based on original research, and with stirring accounts of battle and the struggle to invent and supply adequate care during impossible conditions, this new biography recounts Letterman’s life from his small-town Pennsylvania beginnings to his trailblazing wartime years and his subsequent life as a wildcatter and the medical examiner of San Francisco. At last, here is the missing portrait of a key figure of Civil War history and military medicine. His principles of battlefield care continue to be taught to military commanders and first responders. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kyle Munley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011358/bk_adbl_011358_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.