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.
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/acx0/037033/bk_acx0_037033_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is Evenson Dufour´s call for a more comprehensible, less confusing, and more honest politics. In this audiobook, he gives advice and proposes new, fresh ways of seeing changes that are happening in society. He is so proud to be the father of his American son, whom he loves very much. In fact, Evenson seems ready to teach his son the greatness of this nation in this book.Evenson is a great thinker.This clear and easy-to-listen audio moves on to explore new, innovative directions in the political field in the United States. He thinks America is at the best phase of politics, which he calls inclusive politics, or classic democracy.The beauty of politics is characterized by the dynamics of the political environment that never stops evolving anywhere in the world.I´ve been listening to 1290 AM WJNO for two years, and I like to pay attention to Rush Limbaugh for many reasons. First, I like his personality, even though I disagree with many of his ideas. Second, I strongly believe that he loves this country, which is my son Benecdael´s country too. Third, he is funny and serious about his ideology. Furthermore, I love people no matter what their race, their ideology, and their faith are. Moreover, I think that he is a courageous man. Finally, he has an incredible impact on his fans, although I disagree with him in many things.According to Rush, things are falling apart in the White House because they are working on so many things at one time.I think that working on so many things at one time, if based on a well-organized plan, will not fail. I base this on the fact that Obama took the Oval Office at a time when so many things were going wrong. For example, the economic downturn, job losses, high gas prices, two wars.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katrina Joyner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/139523/bk_acx0_139523_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
World Citizenship:Cosmopolitan Thinking and its Opponents Derek Heater
Few gave tiny Singapore much chance of survival when it was granted independence in 1965. How is it, then, that today the former British colonial trading post is a thriving Asian metropolis with not only the world´s number one airline, best airport, and busiest port of trade, but also the world´s fourth-highest per capita real income? The story of that transformation is told here by Singapore´s charismatic, controversial founding father, Lee Kuan Yew. Rising from a legacy of divisive colonialism, the devastation of the Second World War, and general poverty and disorder following the withdrawal of foreign forces, Singapore now is hailed as a city of the future. This miraculous history is dramatically recounted by the man who not only lived through it all but who fearlessly forged ahead and brought about most of these changes. Delving deep into his own meticulous notes, as well as previously unpublished government papers and official records, Lee details the extraordinary efforts it took for an island city-state in Southeast Asia to survive at that time. Lee explains how he and his cabinet colleagues finished off the communist threat to the fledgling state´s security and began the arduous process of nation building: forging basic infrastructural roads through a land that still consisted primarily of swamps, creating an army from a hitherto racially and ideologically divided population, stamping out the last vestiges of colonial-era corruption, providing mass public housing, and establishing a national airline and airport. In this illuminating account, Lee writes frankly about his trenchant approach to political opponents and his often unorthodox views on human rights, democracy, and inherited intelligence, aiming always ´´to be correct, not politically correct.´´ Nothing in Singapore escaped his watchful eye: whether choosing shrubs for the greening of the country, restoring the romance of the historic Raffles Hotel, or openly, unabashedly persuading young men to marry women as well educated as themselves. Today´s safe, tidy Singapore bears Lee´s unmistakable stamp, for which he is unapologetic: ´´If this is a nanny state, I am proud to have fostered one.´´ Though Lee´s domestic canvas in Singapore was small, his vigor and talent assured him a larger place in world affairs. With inimitable style, he brings history to life with cogent analyses of some of the greatest strategic issues of recent times and reveals how, over the years, he navigated the shifting tides of relations among America, China, and Taiwan, acting as confidant, sounding board, and messenger for them. He also includes candid, sometimes acerbic pen portraits of his political peers, including the indomitable Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan, the poetry-spouting Jiang Zemin, and ideologues George Bush and Deng Xiaoping. Lee also lifts the veil on his family life and writes tenderly of his wife and stalwart partner, Kwa Geok Choo, and of their pride in their three children -- particularly the eldest son, Hsien Loong, who is now Singapore´s deputy prime minister. For more than three decades, Lee Kuan Yew has been praised and vilified in equal measure, and he has established himself as a force impossible to ignore in Asian and international politics. From Third World to First offers readers a compelling glimpse into this visionary´s heart, soul, and mind.
Rewrite the annals of history...and engrave your name alongside the worlds greatest railroad barons. Build your railroad empire across the Rails of the World and find out if you have the metal and the mettle to outwit and outmaneuver your opponents!The new edition of the base game for Eagle Games´ popular railroad series.
Structuring Conflict in the Arab World:Incumbents Opponents and Institutions Ellen Lust-Okar
Hit a man while he´s down - Goblins conquer In Decline regions at one less cost...Kobolds aren´t necessarily cowards... They just like to work in teams. It takes 2 Kobolds to occupy a region after you´ve conquered it...Your people are now Cursed! Skip over this Special Power and you´ll have to pay 3 coins, not the 1 that is usual...The only thing better than conquering is Ransacking. Take 1 coin away from an opponent for every territory you conquer...The Hordes are at the door. Add the 2 Hordes of tokens to increase the size of your active Race...The moon is full and the Were-people are howling. At night (even-numbered turns) the Were- power lets you conquer all regions with 2 less tokens than normal...It´s time for Double-Jeopardy! After an initial attack, Marauding forces get a second chance each turn to conquer even more territory...This mini-expansion features winning contest entries from Gustav Åkerfelt, Philip Harding, Jörg Krismann, Travis Lauro, Paolo Mori, Leif Steiestol and Daniel Zielinski.