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.
The second book in an Air Awakens prequel trilogy about the Golden Guard. The Empire has declared war against its neighbor to the north, the country of Shaldan. Prince Baldair is summoned to lead, but the untested royal harbors secret reservations about his ability to inspire confidence in troops his senior in both age and experience. The memory of his first kills the summer prior still weigh heavy on his shoulders, and he flees to his friend Erion´s home near the Crossroads to wait for the army before marching north. Raylynn Westwind had never held a responsibility in her life. After losing her mother years ago, she wanders from town to town in search of a challenge, honoring the sacred song of the sword her mother taught her. She never backs down from a fight, not when her opponents are the deadly Knights of Jadar, mysteriously insistent upon her death. And certainly not when the opponent is the Empire´s young playboy prince. Baldair has never met another person as gifted with the sword as he, and is insistent on seeing a golden bracer grace Raylynn´s forearm. But the woman lives a mercenary´s life, and Baldair quickly learns that her loyalty comes at a high price. When he discovers the bounty on her head, the prince must choose between his responsibilities to his father´s Empire and the woman who has captured his heart as a soldier, and as a man. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vanessa Moyen, Zachary Johnson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/087874de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Everything you´ve been taught about the World War II ´´internment camps´´ in America is wrong: They were not created primarily because of racism or wartime hysteria They did not target only those of Japanese descent They were not Nazi-style death camps In her latest investigative tour-de-force, New York Times best-selling author Michelle Malkin sets the historical record straight - and debunks radical ethnic alarmists who distort history to undermine common-sense, national security profiling. The need for this myth-shattering book is vital. President Bush´s opponents have attacked every homeland defense policy as tantamount to the ´´racist´´ and ´´unjustified´´ World War II internment. Bush´s own transportation secretary, Norm Mineta, continues to milk his childhood experience at a relocation camp as an excuse to ban profiling at airports. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Craig Allen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001682de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book reveals the primary causes of Habsburg defeat both in the Austro-Prussian War and the First World War. The choice of offensive strategy and tactics against an enemy possessing superior weaponry in the Austro-Prussian War, and opponents with superior numbers and weapons in the Great War, resulted in catastrophe. The inferiority of the Habsburg forces in both conflicts stemmed from imprudent spending decisions during peacetime, rather than conservatism or parliamentary stinginess. The desire to restore the sunken prestige of Austria-Hungary and prove Habsburgs great power status drove the military to waste money on an expensive fleet, and choose offensive tactics to win great victories. This study shows the civil-military interaction in regard to funding and procurement decisions as well as the deep intellectual debates within the army, which refute the idea that the Habsburg military remained opposed to technology or progress John A. Dredger is Vice-Principal at Assumption Academy in Walton, USA. Having studied at Kansas State University, he has taught History for twenty-five years.
Think only pirates, time travelers, vampires, and bears can smash bases? Well get ready to be taught a lesson in the nicest way possible!Pretty Pretty Smash Up brings the sweetest factions ever to the vicious fight for victory! Kitty Cats use their incredible cuteness to take control of enemy minions. Princesses ply their royalty, beauty and even their love to get their way. Fairies fickle tricks give you options like never before, while the herds of Mythic Horses work together for dominance. Get ready: your opponents will never know what hit them!Pretty Pretty Smash Up brings four entirely new factions to the Smash Up game world. These adorable creatures are more than just pretty faces, they are powerful cards that will integerate seamlessly into your existing Smash Up sets. Get ready for Zombie Princesses, Robot Cats, and more!
Nabokov’s third novel, The Luzhin Defense, is a chilling story of obsession and madness. As a young boy, Luzhin was unattractive, distracted, withdrawn, sullen — an enigma to his parents and an object of ridicule to his classmates. He takes up chess as a refuge from the anxiety of his everyday life. His talent is prodigious and he rises to the rank of grandmaster — but at a cost: in Luzhin’s obsessive mind, the game of chess gradually supplants reality. His own world falls apart during a crucial championship match, when the intricate defense he has devised withers under his opponent’s unexpected and unpredictable lines of assault. One of the 20th century’s master prose stylists, Vladimir Nabokov was born in St. Petersburg in 1899. He studied French and Russian literature at Trinity College, Cambridge, then lived in Berlin and Paris, where he launched a brilliant literary career. In 1940, he moved to the United States and achieved renown as a novelist, poet, critic, and translator. He taught literature at Wellesley, Stanford, Cornell, and Harvard. In 1961, he moved to Montreux, Switzerland, where he died in 1977. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mel Foster. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/002611de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You negotiate every day of your life. Whether you are asking your employer for a raise or persuading your child to do his homework, everything is a negotiation. Written by Gerald Nierenberg, the world´s foremost authority on the subject, and recognized as the Father of Contemporary Negotiation, The New Art of Negotiating is an updated, expanded version of the million-copy bestseller, The Art of Negotiating, which was the first on the subject of negotiating and introduced us all to the art of effective negotiation. The Negotiation Institute which he founded, is the longest negotiation skills seminars and training in the world. When The Art of Negotiating first appeared, it taught us that negotiation doesn´t have to be an adversarial process that ends in victory for one party and defeat for his hapless rival. Since then, the landscape of business has changed greatly. The New Art of Negotiating provides Nierenberg´s effective strategies redesigned for today´s world. You will learn how to analyze your opponent´s motivation, negotiate toward mutually satisfying terms, learn from your opponent´s body language, and much more. Throughout, the author will guide you in successfully applying his famous win-win tactics to the bargaining process. Once, Gerald Nierenberg changed the way we think about negotiating. Now, The New Art of Negotiating allows us to experience win-win success in today´s business climate. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Peterson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000248de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Based on the epic television series A.D. Ministers and Martyrs, this audiobook offers an unflinching look at the lives and sacrifices of those first Christians who were given the task of spreading the Gospel to the ends of the Earth. Relying on the latest archaeological findings and scientific research, acclaimed author Mike Aquilina takes you on a journey through the Apostolic Age, bringing to life the dusty streets and oriental smells that would have accompanied Mary and the apostles as they built a Church that lasts even to our day. You´ll also come to know the beliefs of the early Christians, what they taught about the Eucharist and the divinity of Christ, how their church services resemble today´s Mass, and how Rome became the spiritual center for Christianity. Read these pagesand you´ll come to see that despite the best efforts of their enemies, the blood of the apostles did not snuff out the faith but brought forth great saints whose holy deeds and brave examples gave the besieged Church a vigor that lasts even to today. Ministers and Martyrs will give your confidence that the Church is indeed Christ acting in the world and that no matter how ruthless her opponents, she will endure to the end of time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Archer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/032409de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Win the mental game before you ever step out on the field! Commonsense Leadership is the playbook for leaders who want to win. From rallying the team to hitting it out of the park, every leader needs to understand the mental game. It´s what separates winners from survivors and champions from second place - it´s what gives your team the edge and the strength to forge ahead through adversity. This audiobook shows you how to boost performance with tips and advice gathered over 45 years of working with major corporations and world-class athletes. Whether your team battles on the field or in the boardroom, the mental component is a critical factor in determining outcomes - and, left neglected, can become the number-one driving force behind failure. A winning team must be highly skilled, but they must also be resilient, motivated, attentive, and ready to charge the field. Skills can be taught, but the mental factor comes from the environment and the leadership. This book shows you how to boost performance, with real-world solutions for instilling that razor-sharp mental edge. Emerge from setbacks stronger and more agile Learn to thrive on stress and play on the emotional edge Build a culture and environment that fosters motivation Adopt practical strategies for leading your team to win When equal opponents are matched, winning ultimately comes down to mind-set. Although sports analogies are ubiquitous in corporate leadership, the mental development aspect is too often ignored - but those who play the mental game and play it well have an unmistakable edge. Commonsense Leadership reveals the secrets to motivation and performance, with practical techniques for building a winning team. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Timothy Danko. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/002273de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
John Adams said of Cicero, ´´All ages of the world have not produced a greater statesman and philosopher combined.´´ Voltaire said of Cicero, ´´He taught us how to think.´´ And yet Anthony Everitt’s authoritative yet accessible work is the first one-volume biography of the Roman statesman in over 25 years. He squared off against Caesar and was friends with young Brutus. He advised the legendary Pompey on his somewhat botched transition from military hero to politician. He lambasted Mark Antony and was master of the smear campaign, as feared for his wit as he was for exposing his opponents’ sexual peccadilloes. Brilliant, voluble, cranky, a genius of political manipulation but also a true patriot and idealist, Cicero was Rome’s most feared politician, one of the greatest lawyers and statesmen of all times. Machiavelli, Queen Elizabeth, John Adams and Winston Churchill all studied his example. No man has loomed larger in the political history of mankind. In this dynamic and engaging biography, Anthony Everitt plunges us into the fascinating, scandal-ridden world of ancient Rome in its most glorious heyday. Accessible to us through his legendary speeches but also through an unrivaled collection of unguarded letters to his close friend Atticus, Cicero comes to life here as a witty and cunning political operator. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Curless. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/008194de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.