Is hope something we’re innately born with, or something we can choose to have? We talk with people who tell us where they think hope lives in ourselves and our communities. [Original Broadcast Date: April 20, 2019] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anne Strainchamps. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/190067/rt_tbon_190067_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this hour, it may surprise some to know that not all white southerners actually fought with the Confederacy in the Civil War. In her book, The Long Shadow of the Civil War, historian Victoria Bynum relates the story of three communities in the South that waged what she calls ´´inner civil wars. Bynum tells Anne Strainchamps, about southern unionists who fought against the Confederacy in places as diverse as Jones County, Mississippi, North Carolina´s Quaker Belt, and the Big Thicket region of East Texas. [Broadcast Date: June 15, 2012] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/120615/rt_tbon_120615_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Please note: This is an analysis and key takeaways of the book, not the original book. Description of the original book summarized here: The Power of Habit is more than just a scientific work filled with scientific information. It is also a book that can help us to understand why there are habits in our lives, how they are created, whether they can be changed, and, if yes, how they can be changed. This book is practical literature with a practical approach to solving a problem. It´s a journey through time to the edge of scientific discoveries that explain why we form habits and how we can change or substitute them for ones we´d like. Duhigg´s intriguing anecdotes delight, amuse, and surprise, whilst giving the gift of vast amounts of insight and information. A truly fresh perspective on the psychology of routine, from the good luck ritual performed religiously by an athlete, to the forefront of revolution, life, in all aspects is driven by this mechanism. Understanding this fully will assist us in improving ourselves, physically, mentally, and emotionally, and in turn our lives and our livelihoods in ways we may have always wanted to. Utilizing its power can enrich and enhance our communities and quality of life for many more people, and as such this best seller is essentially a bible for anybody with a growth mindset. Included: Detailed overview of the book Most valuable lessons and information Key takeaways and analysis In addition, the author draws heavily on stories of people and events to provide anecdotal support and cogent examples of his theories of habit and habit change. Summary: The Power of Habits by Charles Duhigg maximizes retention of knowledge and provides a fast knowledge refresher when you need it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pete Beretta. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/096509/bk_acx0_096509_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
People keep track. In the 18th century, Benjamin Franklin kept charts of time spent and virtues lived up to. Today people use technology to self-track: hours slept, steps taken, calories consumed, medications administered. Ninety million wearable sensors were shipped in 2014 to help us gather data about our lives. This audiobook examines how people record, analyze, and reflect on this data, looking at the tools they use and the communities they become parts of. Gina Neff and Dawn Nafus describe what happens when people turn their everyday experiences - in particular, health and wellness-related experiences - into data and offer an introduction to the essential ideas and key challenges of using these technologies. They consider self-tracking as a social and cultural phenomenon, describing not only the use of data as a kind of mirror of the self but also how this enables people to connect to and learn from others. Neff and Nafus consider what´s at stake: who wants our data and why; the practices of serious self-tracking enthusiasts; the design of commercial self-tracking technology; and how self-tracking can fill gaps in the health-care system. Today no one can lead an entirely untracked life. Neff and Nafus show us how to use data in a way that empowers and educates. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karen Saltus. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/001928/bk_gdan_001928_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the more than fifteen years since its publication, the classic The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has become an international phenomenon with over fifteen million copies sold. Tens of millions of people in business, government, schools, and families, and, most important, as individuals have dramatically improved their lives and organizations by applying the principles of Stephen R. Covey´s classic book. The world, though, is a vastly changed place. The challenges and complexity we all face in our relationships, families, professional lives, and communities are of an entirely new order of magnitude. Being effective as individuals and organizations is no longer merely an option, survival in today´s world requires it. But in order to thrive, innovate, excel, and lead in what Covey calls the new Knowledge Worker Age, we must build on and move beyond effectiveness. The call of this new era in human history is for greatness; it´s for fulfillment, passionate execution, and significant contribution. Accessing the higher levels of human genius and motivation in today´s new reality requires a sea change in thinking: a new mind-set, a new skill-set, a new tool-set, in short, a whole new habit. The crucial challenge of our world today is this: to find our voice and inspire others to find theirs. It is what Covey calls the 8th Habit. So many people feel frustrated, discouraged, unappreciated, and undervalued, with little or no sense of voice or unique contribution. The 8th Habit is the answer to the soul´s yearning for greatness, the organization´s imperative for significance and superior results, and humanity´s search for its ´´voice´´. Profound, compelling, and stunningly timely, this groundbreaking new book of next-level thinking gives a clear way to finally tap the limitless value-creation promise of the Knowledge Worker Age. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen R. Covey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/cove/000017/bk_cove_000017_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Embrace Open Engineering, and accelerate the design and manufacturing processesProduct development is a team sport, but most companies don´t practice it that way. Organizations should be drawing on the creativity of engaged customers and outsiders, but instead they rely on the same small group of internal ´´experts´´ for new ideas. Designers and engineers should be connecting with marketing, sales, customer support, suppliers, and, most importantly, customers. The Art of Product Design explains the rise of ´´Open Engineering´´, a way of breaking down barriers and taking advantage of web-based communities, knowledge, and tools to accelerate the design and manufacturing processes. It explains how to establish open flows of information inside and outside an organization, increasing the quality and frequency of input from different groups and stakeholders.Open Engineering is crowdsourcing, it´s collaborating, it´s sharing and connecting. And it´s helping a growing number of companies create better products faster than they ever imagined. The Art of Product Design reveals how to harness its power for your company.Hardi Meybaum is the founder and CEO of GrabCad, the largest community of mechanical engineers and designers in the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack de Golia. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/003101/bk_gdan_003101_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In a world desperate to comprehend and address what appears to be an ever-enlarging explosion of violence, this audiobook provides important insights into crucial contemporary issues, with violence providing the lens. Violence: Analysis, Intervention, and Prevention provides a multidisciplinary approach to the analysis and resolution of violent conflicts. In particular, the book discusses ecologies of violence, and micro-macro linkages at the local, national, and international levels as well as intervention and prevention processes critical to constructive conflict transformation. The causes of violence are complex and demand a deep multidimensional analysis if we are to fully understand its driving forces. Yet in the aftermath of such destruction there is hope in the resiliency, knowledge, and creativity of communities, organizations, leaders, and international agencies to transform the conditions that lead to such violence. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caleb Rector. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/023665/bk_acx0_023665_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
China and India are on the rise! The United States is sending jobs overseas! What is the 21st century coming to? Communities are hapless in their knowledge of how to respond at the local level to global pressures and competition. Holbrook calls his fellow economic developers to arms to address these daunting times and create unprecedented new opportunities for America´s future. Don Holbrook sees the U.S. in a global economic struggle that will decide its future as a superpower. This book is that blueprint for change that has been needed within economic development. He urges our decision makers to adopt a sweeping program of reforms and comprehensive strategies he calls ´´Prosperity with a Purpose´´. As a Certified Economic Developer, Don has solutions that can revive towns´ & cities´ economic fortunes. He discusses how World Class Communities are a mindset not determined by geographic location or population. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chaz Allen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/004524/bk_acx0_004524_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Rev. Kenneth Davis, OFM Conv., MA, D.Min. 1. U.S. Hispanic Catholics 2. Latino Youth Ministry 3. Latino Popular Piety as Resource and Gift 4. Leadership and Latinos Rev. Kenneth Davis works in the Hispanic Ministry. These four conferences address those Catholic Communities that work with Latinos. They communicate knowledge, experiences, and ways to understand the phenomenon of the Latin enculturation in the United States. Latinos give us their culture in the ways they live their faith. To accept their values of faith will make them feel at home. To invest in them, and negotiate their education means to pay off their gift. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rev. Kenneth Davis, D.Min.. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pssp/000076/bk_pssp_000076_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.