Critical examination of the characteristics, tactics, opponents and policy impact of a national interest group operating in the USA today:Akademische Schriftenreihe. 1. Auflage. Katrin Schmidt
William Ury, co-author of the classic best seller on negotiation Getting to Yes, has taught tens of thousands of people from all walks of life - managers, salespeople, students, parents, lawyers, and diplomats - how to become better negotiators. Over the years, Ury has discovered that the greatest obstacle to successful agreements and satisfying relationships is not the other side, as difficult as they can be. The biggest obstacle is actually ourselves - our natural tendency to react in ways that do not serve our true interests. But this obstacle can also become our biggest opportunity, Ury argues. If we learn to understand and influence ourselves first, we lay the groundwork for understanding and influencing others. In this indispensable prequel to Getting to Yes, Ury draws deeply on his personal and professional experience negotiating conflicts around the world to present a practical method to help you get to yes with yourself first, dramatically improving your ability to get to yes with others. Extraordinarily useful and elegantly simple, Getting to Yes with Yourself is an essential guide to achieving the inner satisfaction that will, in turn, make your life better, your relationships healthier, your family happier, your work more productive, and the world around you more peaceful. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Ury. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004251/bk_harp_004251_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Recent years have seen an explosion of interest in and interpretation of the U.S. Constitution. Its authority and stature are routinely invoked by voices from every point on the political spectrum, with frequent references to the Founding Fathers and their true ´´intent.´´ What really was their true intent? As these 12 surprising lectures show, many of those Founding Fathers - including Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry - were highly critical of the new Constitution and staunchly opposed it when it was first put forth for ratification by the states as a replacement for the Articles of Confederation. The debate over the Constitution raged for the better part of two years, and beneath its rhetorical flourishes lay not only the longest and most profound civic argument in our nation´s history, but also a civics lesson that deserves to endure for all time. It was an argument that would result not only in the ratification of the Constitution, but also in what that Constitution would become. Professor Pangle takes you into this debate. You´ll see which Founders opposed the new Constitution, which Founders led the battle for it, and how both sides helped define the result. In an era when contemporary arguments on the national stage so often mirror the same conflicts debated by the Founders, our own reenactment of that original debate can enrich our ability to be active and participating citizens. 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: Thomas L. Pangle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000112/bk_tcco_000112_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bruce Bueno de Mesquita is a master of game theory, which is a fancy label for a simple idea: People compete, and they always do what they think is in their own best interest. Bueno de Mesquita uses game theory and its insights into human behavior to predict and even engineer political, financial, and personal events. His forecasts, which have been employed by everyone from the CIA to major business firms, have an amazing 90-percent accuracy rate, and in this dazzling and revelatory book he shares his startling methods and lets you play along in a range of high-stakes negotiations and conflicts. Revealing the origins of game theory and the advances made by John Nash, the Nobel Prize-winning scientist perhaps best known from A Beautiful Mind, Bueno de Mesquita details the controversial and cold-eyed system of calculation that he has since created, one that allows individuals to think strategically about what their opponents want, how much they want it, and how they might react to every move. From there, Bueno de Mesquita games such events as the North Korean disarmament talks and the Middle East peace process and recalls, among other cases, how he correctly predicted which corporate clients of the Arthur Andersen accounting firm were most likely engaged in fraudulent activity (hint: one of them started with an E). Looking as ever to the future, Bueno de Mesquita also demonstrates how game theory can provide successful strategies to combat both global warming and terror. But as Bueno de Mesquita shows, game theory isn´t just for saving the world. It can help you in your own life, whether you want to succeed in a lawsuit, elect the CEO of your company, or even buy a car. Savvy, provocative, and shockingly effective, The Predictioneer´s Game will change how you understand the world and manage your future. Life´s a game, and how you play is whether you win or lose. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Runnette. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002040/bk_rand_002040_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Whether it´s at home or at work, so much of our lives involves negotiating to get what we want. From negotiating a higher salary, to lowering costs from suppliers, to hammering out a new contract with a major customer, or even deciding where to go on vacation, the only way to consistently arrive at successful conclusions is to master the art of negotiation. Updated with completely new tactics and strategies, How to Become a Better Negotiator lets listeners in on the same high-level skills that experienced negotiators use. The book covers important topics such as listening, assertiveness, and how to deal with hostile opponents. In addition, the book now features new chapters on: preparation, including identifying issues and interests, and determining alternatives to a deal and reserve price the five basic steps of negotiation and ´´doing the deal´´ typical negotiating pitfalls and how to avoid them. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Bond. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/000451/bk_brll_000451_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Wife shares her body with five men in a friendly game of poker! The stakes quickly shoot higher in the friendly monthly poker game as Cherie finds herself in the center of the action. The busty wife occasionally pops into the friendly game serving drinks and snacks as the evening progresses but finds herself drawn into a hand in which her husband is committed. The stunning blonde’s husband is struggling to match the large bet yet is confident he has the winning hand. So when his opponent jokingly offers to accept his wife´s body as payment, Cherie find her interest piqued. Confident her husband holds the winning hand, Cherie teases that she’ll place her body on the line on one condition: if all the men at the table share her body if they lose.... This short story contains adult themes including menage, multiple men ravishing a stunning wife, and a busty blonde placing her body on the line for a poker bet, and it should be listened to by adults only! 1. Language: English. Narrator: April Simensen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/124935/bk_acx0_124935_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Is Stonehenge a stone hinge? As early as 10,000 years ago, early man knew of parallel universes. Not from quantum theoretical models but from face-to-face interaction with their denizens. Over the last 30 years, television series and movies focused on the public´s thirst for inexplicable phenomena. The growing number of books devoted to works explaining everything from UFOs to Stonehenge are testaments of continuing and increasing interest. Each theory is specialized, honed to explain a specific mystery. Each generates more opponents than supporters. What if a single theory unified and explained a majority of these enigmas? What if the same theory reached back into our past and demonstrated ancient people dealt with these same mysteries? Otherworld presents such a theory, a theory born from a single question: What if Stonehenge really was a stone hinge? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kenneth Bryant. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/081235/bk_acx0_081235_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Every American president, when faced with a crisis, longs to take bold and decisive action. When American lives or vital interests are at stake, the public - and especially the news media and political opponents - expect aggressive leadership. But, contrary to the dramatizations of Hollywood, rarely does a president have that option. In Presidents in Crisis, a former director of the Situation Room takes the listener inside the White House during 17 grave international emergencies handled by the presidents from Truman to Obama: from North Korea´s invasion of South Korea to the revolutions of the Arab Spring, and from the 13 days of the Cuban Missile Crisis to the taking of American diplomats hostage in Iran and George W. Bush´s response to the attacks of September 11, 2001. In narratives that convey the drama of unfolding events and the stakes of confrontation when a misstep can mean catastrophe, he walks us step-by-step through each crisis. Laying out the key players and personalities and the moral and political calculations that the leaders have had to make, he provides a fascinating insider´s look at modern presidential decision making and the fundamental role in it of human frailty. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for those interested in history - books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times best seller or a national best seller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Stillwell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/027096/bk_adbl_027096_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Whether it’s monkey business, funny business, or getting down to business, Janet Evanovich’s Lizzy and Diesel series proves that there’s no business like Wicked Business.... Lizzy Tucker’s once normal life as a pastry chef in Salem, Massachusetts, turns upside down as she battles both sinister forces and an inconvenient attraction to her unnaturally talented but off-limits partner, Diesel. When Harvard University English professor and dyed-in-the-wool romantic Gilbert Reedy is mysteriously murdered and thrown off his fourth-floor balcony, Lizzy and Diesel take up his 20-year quest for the Luxuria Stone, an ancient relic believed by some to be infused with the power of lust. Following clues contained in a cryptic 19th-century book of sonnets, Lizzy and Diesel tear through Boston catacombs, government buildings, and multimillion-dollar residences. On their way they’ll leave behind a trail of robbed graves, public disturbances, and general mayhem. Diesel’s black sheep cousin, Gerwulf Grimoire, also wants the Stone. His motives are far from pure, and what he plans on doing with the treasure, no one knows... but Lizzy Tucker fears she’s in his crosshairs. Never far and always watching, Grimoire has a growing, vested interest in the cupcake-baker-turned-finder-of-lost-things - as does another dangerous and dark opponent in the hunt, a devotee of lawlessness and chaos known only as Anarchy. Treasures will be sought, and the power of lust will be unmistakable as Lizzy and Diesel attempt to stay ahead of Anarchy, Grimoire, and his medieval minion, Hatchet, in this ancient game of twisted riddles and high-stakes hide-and-seek. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lorelei King. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003064/bk_rand_003064_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I am the narcissist. I am chock full of wickedness. You think that you can have realistic expectations of me, but I will do whatever I can do to throw you off your game. I love devouring empaths. Those who are lonely. Those who have been abused and damaged. Those are the easiest prey for me. I target especially those who don’t put up much of a fight. I read your profile on the dating apps. I read everything you post on your Facebook account. I notice how other people online and in person relate to you. The more people flock to you, the more difficult it might be for me to ward off those who try to talk you out of dating me. Your coworkers, your friends, and your family might warn you about me. My friends, family and coworkers might also warn you about me. This is the reason that I must isolate you, and that I must do it so quickly. I pummel you with questions when we first meet. This is because I must know you inside and out. It is not because I want to know you. It is not because I am curious about what makes you tick, or because I want to get interested in your hobbies and interests. It is because I must know you in order to play the strategic game that I have learned. This strategy requires memorizing my opponent’s strengths and weaknesses. This strategy relies on me being quick-witted. It also relies on you being dumb to my ways. The instant you catch on or confront me on my intended brainwashing, I must cut off contact with you abruptly to remind you that I can take me away from you at any time for punishment. If we have kids or a house together, I will constantly remind you that I can take that away from you, too. You think that I took an interest in your family members. I want to know their names, phone numbers, and how they relate to you so that I can slowly work toward isolating you. I want to know whether you have continuous contact with them so that I can spy on these conversations and limit the chances of you asking ... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Roelofs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/104872/bk_acx0_104872_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.