World War I Battlefields: A Travel Guide to the Western Front:Sites Museums Memorials. 2. Auflage John Ruler/ Emma Thomson
In his signature, outspoken style, D´Alessandro offers concrete advice on building a reputation that commands respect, coping with office politics, and surviving the less-than-sane aspects of any organization. He explains why only 20 percent of the people in a given corporation are truly valuable to the organization, demonstrates the right way to polish the boss´s image and prevent the boss from tarnishing the listener´s, and provides valuable lessons in the etiquette of reputation building. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Grover Gardner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/graw/000036/bk_graw_000036_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´A refreshing message...from someone who has fought many corporate wars.” (The New York Times)With the latest stories from D’Alessandro’s never-ending collection of corporate derring-do and new insight on the global battlefield, the nationally best-selling Career Warfare is more essential than ever when navigating your way to success.´´D’Alessandro dares to speak the truth. If you don’t manage your own reputation, those around you will. This is no theoretical exercise. In corporate America, people talk about you every day. You can affect what they say. With a cut-the-crap sharp eye for the passions, yearnings, and follies that drive every organization, D’Alessandro draws apart the drapes and reveals what it really takes to get ahead in business.” (James Carville, author and Democratic Strategist)´´With good jobs becoming harder to find, D’Alessandro’s sage advice is more timely and important than ever, especially for those who are trying to build their personal brands and enhance their careers at the same time.” (Tom Neff, Chairman, US, Spencer Stuart)´´Smart, strategic, and useful career advice from someone who has actually achieved success in the real world.” (Harvey Mackay, author of the number one New York Times best seller Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott R. Pollak. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/graw/000816/bk_graw_000816_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An urgent, prescient, and expert look at how future technology will change virtually every aspect of war as we know it and how we can respond to the serious national security challenges ahead. Future war is almost here: battles fought in cyberspace, biologically enhanced soldiers, autonomous systems that can process information and strike violently before a human being can blink. A leading expert on the place of technology in war and intelligence, Robert H. Latiff, now teaching at the University of Notre Dame, has spent a career in the military researching and developing new combat technologies, observing the cost of our unquestioning embrace of innovation. At its best, advanced technology acts faster than ever to save the lives of soldiers; at its worst, the deployment of insufficiently considered new technology can have devastating unintended or long-term consequences. The question of whether we can is followed, all too infrequently, by the question of whether we should. In Future War, Latiff maps out the changing ways of war and the weapons technologies we will use to fight them, seeking to describe the ramifications of those changes and what it will mean in the future to be a soldier. He also recognizes that the fortunes of a nation are inextricably linked with its national defense and how its citizens understand the importance of when, how, and according to what rules we fight. What will war mean to the average American? Are our leaders sufficiently sensitized to the implications of the new ways of fighting? How are the attitudes of individuals and civilian institutions shaped by the wars we fight and the means we use to fight them? And, of key importance: How will soldiers themselves think about war and their roles within it? The evolving, complex world of conflict and technology demands that we pay more attention to the issues that will confront us before it is too late to control them. Decrying what he describ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Johnathan McClain. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/005278/bk_rand_005278_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the classic tradition of Sun Tzu´s The Art of War, here for the first time in English is the timeless wisdom of China´s greatest emperor, Tang Taizong (AD 598-649), which will show anyone who leads or manages how to achieve unparalleled results and an enduring legacy. Tang Taizong was arguably the greatest emperor in Chinese history. In Asia many historians rank him with such rulers as Augustus, Genghis Khan, and Napoleon. When he founded the Tang dynasty, Taizong was only 28 years old, and his chief accomplishments were on the battlefield, where he personally slew 1,000 of the enemy. Ultimately Taizong would defeat the descendants of Genghis Khan´s Huns, enact a vastly simplified code of laws, open up the Silk Road trading route, create a golden age of cosmopolitan culture, and, by his attitudes on religious tolerance, introduce Buddhism into Tibet and invite Catholicism into China. His dynasty would last 300 years. The Ruler´s Guide is the first publication in English of the leadership principles modeled and articulated by this unusual ruler, who populated his court with advisors who were required to criticize him on a daily basis. Taizong´s dialogues with the wisest of his counselors form the core of this book, which is a manual for managing in any sphere, whether it be government, business, the military, athletics, philanthropy, or even parenting. Here, author Chinghua Tang presents conversations between Taizong and his advisers that explain how to attain self-knowledge, evaluate people and appraise talent, lead effectively, grow power and influence, compete with rivals, listen to others with different views, treat subordinates, enhance organizational effectiveness, practice the art of war, achieve long-term success, draw lessons from the rise and fall of great empires, and craft one´s legacy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Raymond Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007771/bk_sans_007771_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sun Tzu´s The Art of War is widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest tools for understanding and resolving conflict ever. But how do you translate its military insights into practical tactics you can use in the corporate boardroom, the PTA meeting, or the family reunion? James Gimian and Barry Boyce take the principles born on ancient Chinese battlefields and show you how to relate them to the situations of your everyday life. By learning to identify the underlying dynamic of a situation, you can transform conflict into victory. The Rules of Victory features: In-depth explanations of the essential principles, strategies, and skills of The Art of WarFirst-person success stories illustrating how these teachings can be applied to a wide variety of professional and personal challengesGuidance on how to recognize, and even create, a critical turning point in any campaign or project you undertakeA complete translation of The Art of WarCover art by Chogyam Trungpa, used by permission of Diana J. Mukpo 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Bramhall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006262/bk_rand_006262_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Emmy award-winning news anchor of Outnumbered Overtime with Harris Faulkner and co-host of the talk show Outnumbered shares the lessons she learned growing up in a military family paying homage to the military ideals that shaped her and showing how everyone can benefit from bringing the wisdom of military service into their lives. Born into a military family, Harris Faulkner revered her father, a decorated career officer who served three tours of duty in Vietnam and raised his children with the values and ideals of the US military. Accompanying him from posting to posting, young Harris experienced firsthand how success in life was rooted in the knowledge, integrity, and leadership that came from her military surroundings. Indeed, these formative lessons in leadership and work ethic became the guiding principles for her career as a journalist, lessons she credits with her rise to become one of the top hosts on Fox News. Now, she shares the advice, wisdom, and tools that she absorbed through her military upbringing, examining how these ideals have shaped her professional and personal outlook and how everyone can incorporate them into their own lives. Using her father’s career as the backdrop to her experience, she explores the lessons in courage, duty, patriotism, and responsibility that helped her succeed, demonstrating the truth to the axiom that in military families everyone serves - together. Along the way she also interviews current and former military families, generals and other officers, and tells stories from her father’s career to illuminate how and why the message and mission of the military is so effective at changing lives both on and off the battlefield. This instructive book, part memoir, part motivational life guide, reminds us of our most important values - the keys to a successful life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Harris Faulkner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/007478/bk_harp_007478_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.