In this fascinating audiobook, Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes argues that the best way to fight income inequality is with a radically simple idea: a guaranteed income for working people, paid for by the one percent. The first half of Chris Hughes's life played like a movie reel right out of the "American Dream". He grew up in a small town in North Carolina. His parents were people of modest means, but he was accepted into an elite boarding school and then Harvard, both on scholarship. There, he met Mark Zuckerberg and Dustin Moskovitz and became one of the co-founders of Facebook. In telling his story, Hughes demonstrates the powerful role fortune and luck play in today's economy. Through the rocket ship rise of Facebook, Hughes came to understand how a select few can become ultra-wealthy nearly overnight. He believes the same forces that made Facebook possible have made it harder for everyone else in America to make ends meet. To help people who are struggling, Hughes proposes a simple, bold solution: a guaranteed income for working people, including unpaid caregivers and students, paid for by the one percent. The way Hughes sees it, a guaranteed income is the most powerful tool we have to combat poverty and stabilize America's middle class. Money - cold hard cash with no strings attached - gives people freedom, dignity, and the ability to climb the economic ladder. A guaranteed income for working people is the big idea that's missing in the national conversation. This audiobook, grounded in Hughes's personal experience, will start a frank conversation about how we earn in modern America, how we can combat income inequality, and ultimately, how we can give everyone a Fair Shot. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Hughes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/003260/bk_aren_003260_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:"How Bad Will Trump Be for Climate Policy?" by David Victor. "Trump's Impact on Clean-Energy Businesses" by Peter Fairley. "Amazon's Next Big Move: Take Over the Mall" by Nicholas Carr. "Mark Zuckerberg Is Funding a Facebook for Human Cells" by Antonio Regalado. "Web Pioneer Tries to Incubate a Second Digital Revolution" by Tom Simonite. "The Decline in Chinese Cyberattacks: The Story Behind the Numbers" by Mara Hvistendahl. "On Patrol with America's Top Bioterror Cop" by Antonio Regalado. "Companies Bet on Designer Bacteria as New Way to Treat Disease" by Antonio Regalado. "Why We Still Don’t Have Birth Control Drugs for Men" by Emily Mullin. "The Science Behind Your Volumizing Shampoo" by Elizabeth Woyke. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/trev/161201/pe_trev_161201_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You are shrunk to the height of a nickel and thrown in a blender. The blades start moving in 60 seconds. What do you do? If you want to work at Google, or any of America's best companies, you need to have an answer to this and other puzzling questions. Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google? guides listeners through the surprising solutions to dozens of the most challenging interview questions. The book covers the importance of creative thinking, ways to get a leg up on the competition, what your Facebook page says about you, and much more. Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google? is a must listen for anyone who wants to succeed in today's job market. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Ochman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002866/bk_rand_002866_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Better Together provides powerful and implementable solutions to fostering gender equality in your business. As a result, your business will be more successful, your customers will be happier with better products/services, and your employees will be much more fulfilled. Women are one half of our species and over half of the earth's population. There is no product or service women don't buy. And yet, today only 24 women CEOs lead America's Fortune 500 companies. If you survey the landscape of founders who've created the most successful companies of recent years, you will mostly find white males. Zuckerberg, Dorsey, Cheskey, Kalanick, Evan Spiegel - captains of Facebook, Twitter, Airbnb, Snapchat - are revolutionary founders who have created massively valuable companies impacting billions. Does this mean that women don't have great ideas, that women don't build and lead great companies? The goal of Better Together is to provide managers, employees, CEOs, and board members a guide to build a sustainable, robust, female workforce at all levels. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Timothy Andrés Pabon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/002876/bk_gdan_002876_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I lost so much weight I could float above my bed! —Lida Blair The hilarious new spoof diet book from New York Times best-selling author Chris Dolley. It's a fun, quick listen, covering everything from "the science of possession" to "Crapper Clinic's Demon Dating Service", while ensuring "clients" are possessed by the demon most compatible with their slimming needs. This is the diet book that everyone is talking about. Some of you may have read about the clinical trials undertaken by Stepford University - one of the leading universities on the PLANET, with more likes on Facebook than Harvard and six times that of Stanford! Or maybe you watched Chelsee Chambers test the diet on Extreme Celebrity Weight Loss. Or caught the Projectile Vomiting video on YouTube.... The Possession Diet is the ONLY diet guaranteed 110% effective by the FDA (Federal Demon Association) - and it's ALMOST NEVER FATAL! Listen to the testimonials. Hear about Astral Exercising and Head Spinning. Try the recipes.... If you want to know how to lose OVER THIRTY POUNDS in ONE day (without using a chainsaw) this is the book for you! Brick Crapper has seven doctorates, awarded by the Internet's leading universities, and is a judge on America's Idlest Loser. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Coppola. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015618/bk_adbl_015618_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Conservative pundits allege that the pervasive liberalism of America's colleges and universities has detrimental effects on undergraduates, most particularly right-leaning ones. Yet not enough attention has actually been paid to young conservatives to test these claims - until now. In Becoming Right, Amy Binder and Kate Wood carefully explore who conservative students are, and how their beliefs and political activism relate to their university experiences. Which parts of conservatism do these students identify with? How do their political identities evolve on campus? And what do their educational experiences portend for their own futures - and for the future of American conservatism? Becoming Right demonstrates the power that campus culture has in developing students' conservative political styles and shows that young conservatives are made, not born. Focusing on two universities - "Eastern Elite" and "Western Public" - Binder and Wood discover that what is acceptable, or even celebrated, political speech and action on one campus might be unthinkable on another. Right-leaning students quickly learn the styles of conservatism that are appropriate for their schools. Though they might be expected to simply plug into the national conservative narrative - via media from Fox News to Facebook - college conservatives actually enact their politics in starkly different ways. Rich in interviews and insight, Becoming Right illustrates that the diverse conservative movement evolving among today's college students holds important implications for the direction of American politics. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erin Clark. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011676/bk_adbl_011676_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sheryl Sandberg - Facebook COO, ranked eighth on Fortune's list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business - has become one of America's most galvanizing leaders, and an icon for millions of women juggling work and family. In Lean In, she urges women to take risks and seek new challenges, to find work that they love, and to remain passionately engaged with it at the highest levels throughout their lives. Lean In - Sheryl Sandberg's provocative, inspiring book about women and power - grew out of an electrifying TED talk Sandberg gave in 2010, in which she expressed her concern that progress for women in achieving major leadership positions had stalled. The talk became a phenomenon and has since been viewed nearly 2,000,000 times. In Lean In, she fuses humorous personal anecdotes, singular lessons on confidence and leadership, and practical advice for women based on research, data, her own experiences, and the experiences of other women of all ages. Sandberg has an uncanny gift for cutting through layers of ambiguity that surround working women, and in Lean In she grapples, piercingly, with the great questions of modern life. Her message to women is overwhelmingly positive. She is a trailblazing model for the ideas she so passionately espouses, and she's on the pulse of a topic that has never been more relevant. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elisa Donovan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003403/bk_rand_003403_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For over a generation, shocking cases of censorship at America's colleges and universities have taught students the wrong lessons about living in a free society. Drawing on a decade of experience battling for freedom of speech on campus, First Amendment lawyer Greg Lukianoff reveals how higher education fails to teach students to become critical thinkers: by stifling open debate, our campuses are supercharging ideological divisions, promoting groupthink, and encouraging an unscholarly certainty about complex issues. Lukianoff walks readers through the life of a modern-day college student, from orientation to the end of freshman year. Through this lens, he describes startling violations of free speech rights: a student in Indiana punished for publicly reading a book, a student in Georgia expelled for a pro-environment collage he posted on Facebook, students at Yale banned from putting an F. Scott Fitzgerald quote on a T shirt, and students across the country corralled into tiny “free speech zones” when they wanted to express their views. But Lukianoff goes further, demonstrating how this culture of censorship is bleeding into the larger society. As he explores public controversies involving Juan Williams, Rush Limbaugh, Bill Maher, Richard Dawkins, Larry Summers - even Dave Barry and Jon Stewart - Lukianoff paints a stark picture of our ability as a nation to discuss important issues rationally. Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate illuminates how intolerance for dissent and debate on today's campus threatens the freedom of every citizen and makes us all just a little bit dumber. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Philip Hodges. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/003580/bk_acx0_003580_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Big Data is like teenage sex: everyone talks about it, nobody really knows how to do it, everyone thinks everyone else is doing it, so everyone claims they are doing it. - Dan Ariely"Within two days, we produce the same amount of data generated by at the beginning of the civilization until 2003," said Eric Schmidt in 2010. According to IBM, by 2020 the world will have generated a mass of data on the order of 40 zettabyte (1021Byte). Just think, for example, of digital content such as photos, videos, blogs, posts, and everything that revolves around social networks; only Facebook marks 30 billion pieces of content each month shared by its users. The explosion of social networks, combined with the emergence of smartphones, justifies the fact that one of the recurring terms of recent years in the field of innovation, marketing, and IT is big data.The term big data indicates data produced in massive quantities, with remarkable rapidity, and in the most diverse formats, which require technologies and resources that go far beyond conventional data management and storage systems. In order to obtain from the use of this data the maximum results in the shortest possible time or even in real time, specific tools with high computing capabilities are necessary. In the United States, the term has become a key concept in 2009 when President Obama created the position of Chief Technology Officer as part of his America's Innovation Strategy.But what does the big data phenomenon mean? Is the proliferation of data simply the sign of an increasingly invasive world? Or is there something more to it? Pat Nakamoto will guide you through the discovery of the world of big data, which, according to experts, in the near future could become the new gold or oil, in what is a real data-driven economy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason R. L. Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103034/bk_acx0_103034_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.