Startup Asia:Top Strategies for Cashing in on Asia´s Innovation Boom Rebecca A. Fannin
Ted Sweeney. Affable everyman in small-town Montana. Tailgate hung on with baling wire, owner of his own business. Ten minutes ago, his biggest worry had been how to pay for the engagement ring rattling around in his pocket. But that was before he came home to find a corpse tidily arranged in his favorite recliner, his ´´old pal of a piece of furniture´´. Is it a warning or a setup or what? Sweeney can´t help but admire the efficiency of the work, the slice deep across the guy´s throat. Somebody knew what they were doing. Sweeney dumps the body into the Yellowstone River without attracting attention. But over the next few days, as the corpse tumbles its way downstream, Sweeney´s complicated circumstances gradually start rolling into the unflattering light. His is a story that includes the waning days of Italian wise guys in Brooklyn, the rise of the Russian mafia, and his own reluctant retreat into the witness protection program. Throw in a bag of uncut ´´rocks´´ (diamonds), an ex-wife turned country sheriff, a beloved mentor that might or might not be dead, and a former mistress cashing in favors, and we have a literary crime novel that shows how we can run from ourselves, but can never really hide. 1. Language: English. Narrator: J. Rodney Turner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/002767/bk_high_002767_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is no ordinary real estate book. This is no get rich quick scheme. Neither is this a book of mindless chatter and daydreams. This is a book to equip you for change. To challenge you to do more, to be more, to be what you were created to be, and accomplish what only you can. There is a vehicle out there that you can drive. It´s called the real estate market. It is waiting for you, but don´t keep it waiting long. The time has come today for you to cash in on the amazing riches and wealth it has to offer. You don´t need any special qualifications or education. You don´t need any particular set of life experiences or skills. You are not too young, and you are not too old. You are not too tired, too naïve, too afraid, too fat, or too skinny! You are just right for this. Yes, you. Yes, today. Yes, real estate! Andrea Weule and Gena Horiatis have changed lives across North America by getting thousands of ordinary people, just like you, on the path to profits in real estate. Now, they do the same for you with this book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrea Weule, Gena Horiatis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/064444/bk_acx0_064444_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On paper, it´s pretend. But my heart knows what´s real. His proposal came in a little black envelope with 13 unlucky words: You still owe me that favor, doll, and I´m cashing in. Marry me. In a normal life, I´d never get hitched to Calvin Randolph. Not with his heart-stopping blue eyes, infamous player reputation, and an ego bigger than the part of his anatomy he loves boasting about the most. Been there, done that. All except the last part, which he´s left to my shameful imagination for seven years apart. Of course, the fake fiancée contract I just signed is anything but normal. Neither was the tragic day our schoolyard romance died, when he made an unspeakable sacrifice. He saved my life. He paid a terrible price. Now, I owe him big. He´s come to collect in make believe: the blushing lies, the sideways glances leaving me breathless, the teasing kisses every time his teeth grab my bottom lip in front of the world. It shouldn´t be this hard. It´s just pretend. It´s just a few weeks. I can totally resist the demanding, cold, obscenely handsome man he´s become. We have our rules. But the simple one I kept to myself might be harder: don´t fall in love. I already did that once. I know the risks. I won´t let it happen. Because if his charm steals my heart again, if I let him go all the way when his lips trace scary promises on mine, this paper engagement becomes real enough to ruin us.... Alpha male heat advisory, emotional powder keg, and hard won happily ever after inside! This is a stand-alone full length novel with no cliff-hangers. Discover the fire and mystery Wall Street Journal best-selling author Nicole Snow brings to romance! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jean-Paul Mordrake, Ellie McClendon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/032305/bk_adbl_032305_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The low-risk, long-term strategy for building a real estate fortune by buying, improving, and managing properties through a third party. What if you could safely invest in real estate - and enjoy a new flow of income - without giving up your current job or spending thousands of dollars and hours on training? You can. With The Turnkey Revolution, you’ll find the perfect mentor for buying, upgrading, and managing income properties with the help of a third party. Real estate investment pro Chris Clothier guides you through every step of the turnkey rental process. Using his proven system, you can: Create a solid action plan to generate steady passive income. Research the real estate market for the very best deals. Buy, renovate, and manage rental properties with the help of a third party. Grow your portfolio to ensure your financial success for years to come. In this easy-to-use guide, you’ll find everything you need to take full advantage of today’s real estate revolution. You’ll benefit from the pros’ illuminating insights when it comes to renovating properties, working with rental agents, and managing it all through a third party, even from long distances. This essential book is packed with tools, techniques, and tricks of the trade that will save you time, money, and headaches. Better yet, you’ll be getting invaluable, expert advice on how to manage your investments and grow your portfolio for the long term. If you’ve ever dreamed of cashing in on real estate, The Turnkey Revolution is your key to financial success. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alan Sklar. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/graw/000779/bk_graw_000779_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Putinomics, Chris Miller examines the making of Russian economic policy since Vladimir Putin took power in 1999. Miller argues that despite Russia´s corruption, cronyism, territorial expropriation, and over-dependency on oil as an economic driver, Putin´s economic strategy has functioned far more effectively than most Westerners realize. While acknowledging that part of Putin´s successes - above all, quadrupling per capita GDP in just a decade and a half - can be attributed to cashing in on high oil prices, Miller details the government policies that have also been fundamental to Russia´s growth, which has outpaced and outperformed comparable petro-states like Venezuela and Saudi Arabia. While many scholars have long agreed that Russia has combined reasonably successful macroeconomic policies with mediocre micro policies, Miller argues that this dichotomy has not seeped very far into public debate. Thus, Putinomics at once analyzes Russia´s political economy in a way that nonspecialists can comprehend and complicates our understanding of contemporary Russia. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Traber Burns. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/010763/bk_blak_010763_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was called Liar´s Poker. Michael Lewis was fresh out of Princeton and the London School of Economics when he landed a job at Salomon Brothers, one of Wall Street´s premier investment firms. During the next three years, Lewis rose from callow trainee to bond salesman, raking in millions for the firm and cashing in on a modern-day gold rush. This is a summary of Michael Lewis´ book Liar´s Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street. It is the culmination of those heady, frenzied years - a behind-the-scenes look at a unique and turbulent time in American business. From the frat-boy camaraderie of the 41st-floor trading room to the killer instinct that made ambitious young men gamble everything on a high-stakes game of bluffing and deception, here is Michael Lewis´ knowing and hilarious insider´s account of an unprecedented era of greed, gluttony, and outrageous fortune. This summary is aimed at those who want to capture the gist of the book but don´t have the current time to listen to the whole thing. You get the main summary along with all of the benefits and lessons the actual book has to offer. Ant Hive Media reads every chapter, extracts the understanding, and leaves you with a new perspective and time to spare. We do the work so you can understand the book in minutes, not hours. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Doron Alon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/057718/bk_acx0_057718_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Healing the wounds of the past doesn’t come easy in this novel of friendship and forgiveness from award-winning author Liz Talley. Summer Valentine has returned to Moonlight, South Carolina, a very different woman from the naive wallflower who left years before. These days she’s straightforward and savvy, determined to do right by her son, David - even if that means cashing in her struggling music career in Nashville and returning to the town that drove her away. Sure, she took a fall. But at least she now knows where she stands... Despite her anger over the past, Summer believes David deserves a relationship with his father, Hunter ´´Hunt´´ McCroy. Though Hunt’s illustrious career has faded, privilege still protects him from his worst mistakes. Someone else is back in Moonlight too: Rhett Bryan, the golden boy of Hollywood, who’s taking stock of his own life after a tragic accident. As his rekindled friendship with Summer quickly deepens, she must reconcile the painful history that ties her to both men - one she’s finally forgiven, one she’s afraid to love - to claim healing and happiness. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shannon McManus. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/010512/bk_brll_010512_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Groupon’s Biggest Deal Ever is the exclusive, behind-the-scenes account of the incredible rise of discount coupon giant Groupon and the compelling story of its offbeat founder, Andrew Mason, as he created a juggernaut of online commerce and ignited a consumer revolution that is disrupting how people shop all over the world. Love him for saving you 50 percent on last night’s Indian dinner or hate him for cashing in big when he could be losing millions for merchants and investors alike, Mason - Groupon’s thirtysomething founder and CEO - made an incredible gamble when he turned down Google’s $6 billion buyout offer to go it alone. The experts thought he was insane. Groupon was little more than two years old and staffed from top to bottom with twentysomethings. The wild ride couldn’t last, but Mason thought otherwise, and with dreams of a potential IPO that could be massive, he liked his odds. But did he make the right decision, or did he blow a chance to continue to grow ´´the fastest growing company in history”? Is Mason an Internet genius, or is he sitting on another bubble that could burst at any moment? While everyone has an opinion on Groupon, Frank Sennett has written the only inside account. With exclusive access, interviews, and documents that no one outside of the company has seen or been able to report on, Groupon’s Biggest Deal Ever has every twist and turn from start-up to IPO and is the real story of Mason’s audacious gamble and the meteoric rise of Groupon from start-up to $16.7 billion online giant. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bryan Kennedy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010031/bk_adbl_010031_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Cashing the Prevention Check:An Executive Guide to Leading an Organization to Prevention Larry McFadin
The first novel from New York Times best-selling author Ted Dekker. ´´[Heaven´s Wager is] genuinely exciting...fast paced...spine-tingling.´´ (Publishers Weekly)It was an absolutely perfect day...until everything went absolutely perfectly wrong.Kent Anthony is a brilliant software engineer who is cashing in on a brilliant career. He´s finally living the idyllic life, far from thoughts of theft and murder and other kinds of horrible criminal behavior.He´s left his past far behind...or so he thinks.Ted Dekker delivers a fascinating story of the almost perfect crime, interwoven with a tale of bittersweet love that is almost enough to save a soul. A story that will bring you face-to-face with a hidden world more real than most people ever realize; a world where the unseen is more powerful than anything seen.´´Well, well, guess what I´ve found. A fiction writer with a rare knack for a compelling story, an expansive reservoir of clever ideas, and a unique dry wit that makes me laugh.´´ (Frank Peretti, New York Times best-selling author)´´Rarely does a novel grip a reader´s heart and soul the way Heaven´s Wager does. Dekker is among a very small number of writers who have mastered the challenge of blending sound theology with knock-your-socks-off storytelling.´´ (Robert Liparulo, novelist and contributing editor of New Man magazine) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Gregory. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tnwd/001752/bk_tnwd_001752_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Storms, hurricanes, and earthquakes everywhere, a savior appears, preaching of end times: rapture, damnation, Earth entering some supposed invisible force field he calls the ´´Photon Belt´´. Some say he´s Jesus or Buddha, or some new master of light. Palo Alto software technician Egbert Benson sees he´s a fake, cashing in on those weird calamities. Yet he has some mysterious power over dreams, and every day the world falls more into chaos.Egbert´s coworker Jody is condemned by this new ´´Master´´, conveyed personally through dreams. Egbert hadn´t much liked her, but with the end of times at their door, he feels love awakening.At the steps to the door of his technical firm in Palo Alto, California, Egbert finds a voice and a way for battling this dark Master through the unlikely source of a web-based social networking game and the soft, gentle voice of a mysterious stranger. But the clock is ticking, the Photon Belt fast approaching, Jody´s days numbered, and Egbert has just one focus: end this false Master´s stranglehold.The Steps, a novel by Arthur Telling, putting a blur and a spin to the cherished notions of hero and villain, good and evil, right and wrong, brings Egbert and cohorts, even the Savior himself, into a surprising and unexpected new dimension. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chirag Patel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/127267/bk_acx0_127267_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.