Autobiography. Sketch of Life and Labors of Miss Catherine S. Lawrence, Who in Early Life Distinguished Herself as a Bitter Opponent of Slavery and Intemperance: Catherine S. Lawrence
Defeating Your Greatest Opponent:Seven Decisions You Must Make to Become a Champion in Life. 1. Auflage Kelly R Baker
This story is a gem representing the delightful stories from the Indian subcontinent which capture the simple essence of everyday life in India. The simple pleasures of life indicate a time gone by before the advent of cellphones and Facebook, a time which almost stood still, a time when children could revel in the rain, make paper boats and race them down a drain, play marbles and generally pass time. The once idyllic life almost seems too slow to bear and hence is fascinating to watch unfurl as we listen to the story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Hawkes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/076945de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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/004251de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In his highly anticipated follow-up to the bestselling Getting to Yes: Negotiation Agreement Without Giving, Harvard University´s world-renowned negotiation expert William Ury provides the definitive guide to attaining success at work and at home. Drawing upon decades of experience in some of the world´s most challenging conflict areas - from million-dollar corporate mergers to high-profile Middle Eastern struggles - Ury highlights a previously unexamined issue which affects us all personally and professionally: the biggest obstacle to achieving what we want comes from our own self-destructive actions. In his brilliant new book, Ury outlines practical strategies for dealing with the inner conflicts that hinder our successes. From tactics for dealing with an untrustworthy work colleague to methods for handling a divorce conversation and coming out on top, Getting to Yes with Yourself outlines universal techniques for success in seven compelling chapters. Fresh and insightful, Getting to Yes with Yourself will transform the way you approach your life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Ury. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/001920de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
No matter what one ultimately decides about Benedict, it remains incontrovertible that he is a remarkable man. Not only was he a world-class theologian before he was elected to the papacy, but he also gained renown by becoming the first pope to resign freely since Celestine V. He has always been a man who is concerned with the direction of humanity and the triumph of truth, love, and goodness. His zest for life manifests itself not only through his dedication to the church, to theology, and to his ministry but also through his love of Mozart, his affection for his cat, and his enthusiastic admiration of the beauty of creation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Glass. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037033de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn how to negotiate any situation and put yourself in the driver´s seat! You´re about to discover how to finally win any negotiation you enter with skills, techniques, and strategies that you can practice in every interaction you come across until you become a true pro. If you are like many people who are getting taken advantage of and are not getting, earning, or securing what they deserve in life, this audiobook is for you. Whether you find yourself negotiating your salary with your boss, why you should have a certain seat on the bus, what your child´s new bedtime should be, or where you should have dinner with your spouse, Negotiating For Sales and Power will give you the upper hand. It will instill in you the knowledge and power you may have always felt is lacking. It´s time to learn how to win! Here is a preview of what you´ll learn: The intricacies and components of a negotiation Understanding how to use perception to your advantage Why communication is still key and methods to improve yours Closing the gap between parties A sneaky trick that you´ll be happy to be called out on and employ Much, much more 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amanda Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/033759de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR PRIZE 2017. The most comprehensive and definitive biography of Muhammad Ali that has ever been published, based on more than 500 interviews with those who knew him best, with many dramatic new discoveries about his life and career. When the frail, trembling figure of Muhammad Ali lit the Olympic flame in Atlanta in 1996, a TV audience of up to 3 billion people was once again gripped by the story of the world´s most famous sporting icon. The man who had once been reviled for his refusal to fight for his country and for his fast-talking denunciation of his opponents was now almost universally adored, the true cost of his astonishing boxing career clear to see. In Jonathan Eig´s ground-breaking biography , backed up with much detailed new research specially commissioned for this book, we get a stunning portrait of one of the most significant personalities of the second half of the twentieth century. We are not only taken inside the ring for some of the most famous bouts in boxing history, we also learn about his personal life, his finances, his faith and the moments when the first signs of his physical decline began to show. Ali was a symbol of freedom and courage, a hero to many, but this is also a very personal story of a warrior who vanquished every opponent but was finally brought down by his own stubborn refusal to quit. An epic tale of a fighter who became the world´s most famous pacifist, Ali: A Life does full justice to an extraordinary man. ´Remarkable...the earlier chapters dazzle us´ The Times ´Goes deeper and uncovers more than any Ali biography has before´ Esquire
One more point deserves notice. Butler often refers in Life and Habit to Darwins Variations of Animals and Plants under Domestication. When he does so it is always under the name Plants and Animals. More often still he refers to Darwins Origin of Species by means Natural Selection, terming it at one time Origin of Species and at another Natural Selection, sometimes, as on p. 278, using both names within a few lines of each other. Butler was as a rule scrupulously careful about quotations, and I can offer no explanation of this curious confusion of titles. Since Samuel Butler published Life and Habit thirty-three [vii] years have elapsed-years fruitful in change and discovery, during which many of the mighty have been put down from their seat and many of the humble have been exalted. I do not know that Butler can truthfully be called humble, indeed, I think he had very few misgivings as to his ultimate triumph, but he has certainly been exalted with a rapidity that he himself can scarcely have foreseen. During his lifetime he was a literary pariah, the victim of an orga-nized conspiracy of silence. He is now, I think it may be said without exaggeration, universally accepted as one of the most remarkable English writers of the latter part of the nineteenth century. I will not weary my readers by quoting the numerous tributes paid by distinguished contemporary writers to Butlers originality and force of mind, but I cannot refrain from illustrating the changed attitude of the sci-entific world to Butler and his theories by a reference to Darwin and Modern Science, the collection of essays published in 1909 by the University of Cambridge, in commemoration of the Darwin centenary. In that work Professor Bateson, while referring repeatedly to Butlers biological works, speaks of him as the most brilliant and by far the most interesting of Darwins opponents, whose works are at length emerging from oblivion. R. A. STREATFEILD. November, 1910.
Twenty-five years after the end of the Cold War, a new Cold War is being waged in our societies. During the Cold War a theoretical model of man was developed by economists and the military, an egotistical being interested only in his own benefit and in duping his opponents to achieve his ends: a modern homo oeconomicus. After his career in the Cold War ended, he was not scrapped but adapted to the needs of the twenty-first century. He became the ringmaster of a new era of information capitalism. He sought to read, control and influence thoughts; to predict, price and eliminate risks. Today stock-market trading is guided by him. He uses computer algorithms and Big Data to build up detailed pictures of our preferences and then suggest and sell goods to us. The model has become a self-fulfilling prophecy. We are no longer the masters of our own fate. The Game of Life runs without us. Schirrmacher traces the progress of this extreme rationalization of social life from the Cold War games of the 1950s Rand Corporation to the stock-market trading techniques that brought about the financial crash of 2008, showing how these developments were interwoven with the rise of game theory, rational choice theory and neoliberal economics. The state and politics increasingly submitted themselves to the logic of computerized game theory and an economistic view of the world, evading real decision-making in the process. In this brave new world individuals, alone in front of their computers, may think they are constructing a reality of their own choosing, but in fact they are being manipulated all along by others who are setting the rules of the game. This international bestseller by one of Germany?s most distinguished journalists is a powerful indictment of a way of thinking that has become pervasive and threatens to undermine not only parliaments and constitutions but also the sovereignty of the individual to be the person he or she wants to be. Frank Schirrmacher (1959-2014) was a journalist, essayist and Editor-in-Chief at the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.