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  • Lenovo Way, The
    Lenovo Way, The Gina Qiao
    Yolanda Conyers
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    Eli Woods and Company Productions
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    Build your company into a global giant—the Lenovo way A powerful audiobook that shows the step-by-step evolution of a new kind of global technology powerhouse, The Lenovo Way is indispensable listening for leaders and managers who deal with strategy, innovation, branding, and HR at any kind of company. It also tells the remarkable story of how two women from very different backgrounds rose to become leaders in Lenovo's journey to the top. The Lenovo Way shows business leaders how to gain market share and develop new business models. The strategies driving Lenovo’s ascent to the leading position in the PC industry have been in motion for years, and this audiobook shows how Lenovo, with roots in both East and West, did it. Based on unprecedented access to former and present CEOs and other top managers, The Lenovo Way tells the fascinating story of the rise of this remarkable global brand. It also provides invaluable business lessons for how to use Lenovo’s success strategies to advance your own company's success. Building for a decade on its history-making acquisition of IBM's PC business in 2005, today Lenovo is #1 in global PC sales, and it is rapidly gaining in sales of tablets and smartphones. Lenovo is challenging the world's biggest and most powerful brands through innovations and new acquisitions to become an even bigger force in smartphones, servers, and cloud computing, and its CEO has been listed as one of the best in the world. Using the story of Lenovo as a case study illustrating best global practices, The Lenovo Way explains how to: • Gain market share by protecting core strengths while seizing new opportunities• Create a diverse and effective culture that transcends all borders• Lead your company successfully through the chaos of change• Make innovation part of your organizational DNA Providing key insights into the topics most critical to leaders of global businesses, the authors explore all the major turning points: from building an iconic brand to streamlining supply chains, while making the transition from a core business of PCs to a new business model. In order to excel in today's marketplace, managers need to create a blueprint for a whole new level of globalization. You must position your company to continue doing what it does best, yet be poised not just to navigate but also to capitalize on change and take advantage of turmoil. Look to the company that has been able to turn a diverse workforce into a global business phenomenon. This is your time to learn how to do it The Lenovo Way.
  • Sudden Disappearance of the Worker Bees, The
    Sudden Disappearance of the Worker Bees, The Serge Quadruppani
    Narrator:
    Karen White
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    'Its very real seductiveness lies in its ironic description of issues that are secondary to the investigation.' - Le Monde. On vacation with her husband in an idyllic Italian valley, Police Inspector Simona Tavianello stops at the local beekeeper's shop to buy some honey, where she finds a body lying in the entrance. Simona tries to avoid involvement - she is, after all, off-duty. But when she realizes that the murder weapon is her own gun, what can she do but take charge? The victim was an engineer at the controversial agricultural research center for Sacropiano, a biotechnology company accused of developing pesticides that are making the bees in the region disappear. At the same time Simona found the body, the local beekeepers were nearby organizing a militant sit-in to protest the company's practices. And found on the floor near the corpse was a tract entitled, 'The Bee Revolution.' Simona Tavianello's investigation gets her caught between the radical environmentalists and the powerful industrialists who are allied with the police. That would be complication enough, but she also needs to deal with the wounded ego of Cacabonda, the local police officer, who is officially in charge of the investigation. With her sharp humor and spot-on observations of current events in Italy, can Tavianello not only solve the murder, but also discover the intriguing reason behind the disappearance of the bees?
  • Socialnomics
    Socialnomics Erik Qualman
    Narrator:
    Nick Sullivan
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    Social Media. You've heard the term, even if you don't use the tools. But just how big has social media become? Social media has officially surpassed pornography as the top activity on the Internet. People would rather give up their email than their social network. It is so powerful that it is causing a macro shift in the way we live and conduct business. Brands can now be strengthened or destroyed by the use of social media. Online networking sites are being used as giant, free focus groups. Advertising is less effective at influencing consumers than the opinions of their peers. If you aren't using social media in your business strategy, you are already behind your competition. In Socialnomics, you will learn • How the concept of 'Socialnomics' is changing the way businesses produce, market, and sell, eliminating inefficient marketing and middlemen, and making products easier and cheaper for consumers to obtain• How successful businesses are connecting with consumers like never before via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and other social media sites• How to harness the power of social media, rather than being squashed by it Author Erik Qualman is a former online marketer for several Top 100 brands and is currently the global vice president of Online Marketing for the world's largest private education firm. Socialnomics is an essential audiobook for anyone who wants to understand the implications of social media, and how businesses can tap the power of social media to increase their sales, cut their marketing costs, and reach consumers directly.
  • Ebola
    Ebola David Quammen
    Narrator:
    Mel Foster
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    “A frightening and fascinating masterpiece of science reporting that reads like a detective story.” —Walter Isaacson In 1976 a deadly virus emerged from the Congo forest. As swiftly as it came, it disappeared, leaving no trace. Over the four decades since, Ebola has emerged sporadically, each time to devastating effect. It can kill up to 90 percent of its victims. In between these outbreaks, it is untraceable, hiding deep in the jungle. The search is on to find Ebola’s elusive host animal. And until we find it, Ebola will continue to strike. Acclaimed science writer and explorer David Quammen first came near the virus while he was traveling in the jungles of Gabon, accompanied by local men whose village had been devastated by a recent outbreak. Here he tells the story of Ebola—its past, present, and its unknowable future. Extracted from Spillover by David Quammen, updated and with additional material.
  • Soul of Viktor Tronko, The
    Soul of Viktor Tronko, The David Quammen
    Narrator:
    Mikael Naramore
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    When Soviet agent Viktor Tronko defected to the US in 1964, he made two intriguing claims: he insisted that Russia had not placed a mole inside the CIA, and that Lee Harvey Oswald had not been recruited to assassinate the president. Convinced that Tronko was working as a disinformation agent, the CIA furiously did everything they could to break him. But Tronko had one more surprise for them: he refused to break. Almost two decades later, former CIA officer Mel Pokorny shows up at journalist Michael Kessler’s house and offers to talk about Tronko. It’s the scoop of a lifetime for Kessler. But the more he investigates, the closer he gets to the truth: a truth so shocking that someone would do anything to keep it under wraps. This could be the biggest story of his life…if it doesn’t kill him first. Filled with fascinating characters and darkly delicious humor, The Soul of Viktor Tronko is a rich, suspenseful espionage saga inspired by a true story.
  • Spillover
    Spillover David Quammen
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    Jonathan Yen
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    “Science writing as detective story at its best.” —Jennifer Ouellette, Scientific AmericanA New York Times Notable Book of the Year, a Scientific American Best Book of the Year, and a Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.Ebola, SARS, Hendra, AIDS, and countless other deadly viruses all have one thing in common: the bugs that transmit these diseases all originate in wild animals and pass to humans by a process called spillover. In this gripping account, David Quammen takes the listener along on this astonishing quest to learn how, where from, and why these diseases emerge and asks the terrifying question: what might the next big one be?
  • How to Write Everything
    How to Write Everything David Quantick
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    David Quantick
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    How to Write Everything is the ultimate writer's handbook. It tells you about every aspect of writing, from having an idea to getting the idea out into the world and getting paid for it, too. It covers everything from journalism to screenwriting, from speeches to sketches, from sitcoms to novels. With thirty years' experience as an award-winning scriptwriter, journalist, author, and broadcaster, David Quantick is ideally suited, as a writer, to write this definitive writer's guide to writing...everything.
  • Aftermath
    Aftermath Katharine Quarmby
    Narrator:
    Serena Gay
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    A journalist is haunted by the ghost of a story - and a woman - she can't leave behind. A story so powerful that it haunts the dreams and waking hours of all that have lived through it. A genocide in which the West failed to save the innocent. This is the story of aftermath - of how the dead we fail, haunt us - and how we must return, to lay their ghosts and set ourselves free. Katharine Quarmby is a writer, journalist, and film-maker. Her latest book is No Place to Call Home: Inside the Real Lives of Gypsies and Travellers (One World Publications, 2013). Her first Kindle Single, Blood and Water, was also published this year (Thistle, 2013). In 1997 she travelled with reporter Fergal Keane and BBC Panorama to Rwanda, two years after the genocide, working as assistant producer on the Bafta award-winning Valentina's Story. She returned with Fergal Keane to produce two prize-winning films with BBC Newsnight in 1999. Since then she has worked both in TV and in print journalism, as a correspondent for The Economist, as well as contributing to British broadsheets, including the Guardian and Sunday Times. This is her first short story.
  • Blood and Water
    Blood and Water Katharine Quarmby
    Narrator:
    Polly Lee
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    In this poignant book, the writer and investigative journalist Katharine Quarmby describes the 20-year search for her Iranian birth father and her own adoption history. She links this narrative to the wider story that she uncovered during her search - of the many missing Iranian military fathers, who disappeared after the Iranian Revolution, but who are still sought by so many Iranian love-children in Britain today. Her narrative is a meditation on the importance of both birth and adoptive families - and a challenge to those who would set aside the importance of race as a factor in adoption. She describes what it feels like to search and discover your roots, in a moving story that takes her to Iran undercover, on a secret visit - a visit that changes her forever. The love of the parents who raised her gave her the courage to find her birth father. This is her tribute to both her families.
  • Republic of Outsiders
    Republic of Outsiders Alissa Quart
    Narrator:
    Therese Plummer
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    Republic of Outsiders is about the growing number of Americans who disrupt the status quo: outsiders who seek to redefine a wide variety of fields, from film and mental health to diplomacy and music, from how we see gender to what we eat. They include professional and amateur filmmakers crowd-sourcing their work, transgender and autistic activists, and Occupy Wall Street's alternative bankers.” These people create and package new identities in a practice cultural critic Alissa Quart dubs 'identity innovation”: they push the boundaries of who they can be and what they can do, even turning the forces of co-optation to their benefit. In a brilliant and far-reaching account, Quart introduces us to individuals who have created new structures to keep themselves sane, fulfilled, and, on occasion, paid. This deeply reported book shows how and why these groups now gather, organize, and create new communities and economies. Without a middleman, freed of established media, and highly mobile, unusual ideas and cultures are able to spread more quickly and find audiences and allies. Republic of Outsiders is a critical examination of those for whom being rebellious, marginal, or amateur is a source of strength rather than weakness.
  • Cool
    Cool Steven Quartz
    Anette Asp
    Narrator:
    James Patrick Cronin
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    A bold argument that our 'quest for cool' shapes modern culture and the global economy. Like it or not, we live in an age of conspicuous consumption. In a world of brand names, many of us judge ourselves and others by the products we own. Teenagers broadcast their brand allegiances over social media. Tourists flock to Rodeo Drive to have their pictures taken in front of luxury stores. Soccer moms switch from minivans to SUVs to hybrids while hip beer connoisseurs flaunt their knack for distinguishing a Kölsch from a pilsner. How did this pervasive desire for 'cool' emerge, and why is it so powerful today that it is a prime driver of the global economy? In Cool, the neuroscientist and philosopher Steven Quartz and the political scientist Anette Asp bring together the latest findings in brain science, economics, and evolutionary biology to form a provocative theory of consumerism, revealing how the brain's 'social calculator' and an instinct to rebel are the crucial missing links in understanding the motivations behind our spending habits. Applying their theory to everything from grocery shopping to the near-religious devotion of Harley-Davidson fans, Quartz and Asp explore how the brain's ancient decision-making machinery guides consumer choice. Using these revolutionary insights, they show how we use products to advertise ourselves to others in an often unconscious pursuit of social esteem. Surprising at every turn, Cool will change the way you think about money, status, desire, and choice.
  • Robert Rogers
    Robert Rogers Jennifer Quasha
    Narrator:
    Benjamin Becker
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    Biographies For Grades 4-8 Correlated to the Curriculum Extend the learning through this new biography series. The Library of American Lives and Times use extensive primary resources as it brings American history to life for your students. Learn about some of the greatest players who helped in shaping America as it grew from a colony to a world super power. Through a chronological narrative, enriched with diary entries, letters, and other primary documents, students will learn about the various stages of our nation's development, as well as learning to think about history from the perspective of both individuals and society. By learning about history from a particular and unique biographical perspective, each student will learn about the following themes that form the framework for the social studies standards: Culture; People, Places, and Environments; Individual Development and Identity; Individuals, Groups, and Institutions; Power, Authority, and Governance; Production, Distribution, and Consumption; Global Connections: Civic Ideals and Practices. These books are comprehensive biographical treatments of important Americans, emphasizing not just their lives, but the times in which they lived. Each book is 112 pages with dynamic full-color photos throughout. Text is designed to make the navigation and comprehension of these more extensive supplemental books an easy transition from the third-grade material under the PowerKids Press imprint. Robert Rogers: The life story of Major Robert Rogers, the New England frontiersman who recruited companies of colonial soldiers, known as Rogers’ Rangers, to fight for the British in the French and Indian War, is a compelling mix of military intrigue and national identity. This feisty major codified colonial military strategies into a document, known as Standing Orders, and put these principles to practice in many battles, campaigns, and scouting. 'These attractive titles serve not only as quality report sources, but also as general interest titles.' - School Library Journal
  • Wave Function Collapse
    Wave Function Collapse Jamie Quatro
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    Jamie Quatro
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    Jamie Quatro's stories are uncensored, sometimes eccentric explorations of life - its darkness and brilliance - written in a voice that David Means describes as 'bright, sharp, startling, utterly distinctive, passionate, and secretive'. Quatro writes from Lookout Mountain, Georgia, where she lives with her husband, Scott, and their children. 'Wave Function Collapse' is a stand-alone story first published in the Spring 2013 issue of The Oxford American, narrated by the author, and is a great introduction to her writing. Download her new collection, I Want to Show You More, also available at Audible.
  • Best of Best Women's Erotica
    Best of Best Women's Erotica Alison Tyler
    Carol A. Queen
    Hanne Blank
    Isabel Allende
    Maryanne Mohanraj
    Helena Settimana
    Narrator:
    Shannon Gunn
    Hazel Pethig
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    Readers, listeners, and critics everywhere have applauded the Best Women's Erotica series, exclaiming that it shows 'women's sexuality in all its wet, juicy, romantic, and lustful guises' (Libido) and 'gets racier every year' (San Francisco Bay Guardian). With stories that have raised the bar for women's erotic writing, this series tells the truth about women's sexuality in all its variety and emotional depth. Now listeners can experience the hottest of the hot and the best of Best Women's Erotica from the past six years, since the series began in 2000. This fearless collection covers a thrilling range of women's sexual desires and exploits—straight, lesbian, bisexual, rough, delicate, dangerous, and imaginative—by writers as accomplished as Isabel Allende, Carol Queen, Maryanne Mohanraj, Hanne Blank, Alison Tyler, and Helena Settimana.
  • Exhibitionism for the Shy
    Exhibitionism for the Shy Carol A. Queen
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    G. C. VonCloudts
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    Exhibitionism can be a consensual erotic pleasure and a means to overcome shyness and body image issues. Featured here are suggested exercises, as well as discussions of erotic dress, talk, personas and roleplay involving your partner, exhibitionism and the sex industry, and more.
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