In this issue:COMMENT´´Intolerance´´, by Lawrence Wright: The controversy surrounding the plans to build an Islamic center near Ground Zero.THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Deskside´´, by Zachary Kanin: Fashion with the short man in mind.THE FINANCIAL PAGE´´Second Helpings´´, by James Surowiecki: ´´Stimulus´´ has become a forbidden word. LETTER FROM PALO ALTO´´The Face of Facebook´´, by Jose Antonio Vargas: Mark Zuckerberg opens up.ANNALS OF INVENTION´´How to Make It´´, by John Seabrook: Can James Dyson pull off a second industrial revolution? POP MUSIC´´Grindhouse´´, by Sasha Frere Jones: Nick Cave´s dirty detour.THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Actor’s Dilemma´´, by David Denby: Reviews of The Town and Jack Goes Boating. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/100915/pe_nyer_100915_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Not Your Mother´s Goose proves that fairy tales and nursery rhymes aren´t just for kids anymore. Envision it as the Cliffs Notes of children´s stories - if Cliffs Notes was overtaken by Dave Barry or the folks at The Onion. Not Your Mother´s Goose is a series of totally irreverent, mega-sarcastic fairy-tale recaps, along with a host of hilarious fake news stories and headlines ranging from Rapunzel getting a bikini wax to Old McDonald bombing on Wheel of Fortune after only buying vowels. The net result is a madcap trip that will leave you laughing all the way from Rumpelstiltskin´s Twitter feed to Humpty Dumpty´s Facebook page (where Jack is still trying to grow a beanstalk - in FarmVille). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric Martin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/047379/bk_acx0_047379_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Now, too late for it to matter, Audrey understands at last. The devil of Fairview has been courting her for days, and watching her for much longer than that. The murderer is her boyfriend - and he´s been killing on her behalf. His name is Jack Maddox, but everyone calls him Mad Jack. He´s planning a party, where everyone is invited, especially Audrey´s tormentors - especially the Facebook 15. Audrey will have her revenge, whether she wants it or not. Because, in Miss Drake´s class, the devil will have his due. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jessica McEvoy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/070146/bk_acx0_070146_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Will he help find her sister´s killer...or lead the killer to her door? When FBI Agent Kaitlyn Knight discovers her brother-in-law is Vyper - the notorious cyber-criminal and murderer wanted by the FBI - Kait doesn´t question her duty to arrest him. But when he murders her sister in front of her, leaving her infant niece motherless, Kait vows to hunt him down and bring him to justice while raising the baby. Three years later, and not even a whisper of a lead in her search, Kait is about to give up hope of ever finding Vyper. All of that changes when he goes on a murderous spree taunting Kait with clues that she and homicide detective Sam Murdock must solve before her devious brother-in-law takes another life. As the body count rises, Sam discovers the killing spree is really about striking back at Kait. He must put everything on the line - including the relationship he´s developed with Kait - to ensure her safety. The killer is waiting, watching her every move, and he won´t stop until he´s exacted his revenge and reclaims his rights to raise his daughter. Susan Sleeman is a best-selling author of clean read and inspirational romantic suspense books. Awards include Thread of Suspicion, 2013 Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Best Book Award, and No Way Out and The Christmas Witness, Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence finalists. In addition to writing, Susan also hosts the popular website TheSuspenseZone.com. She currently lives in Oregon with her husband, but has lived in nine states. They have two daughters, a son-in-law, and an adorable grandson. To learn more about Susan, stop by any of these locations on the web. susansleeman.com facebook.com/SusanSleemanBooks twitter.com/SusanSleeman 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Wayne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088635/bk_acx0_088635_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There are many great visionaries in the online world who have made their mark on society by offering many great products and services to the masses. From those who have created special web browsers to those who have established popular online retail sites, they have become immensely successful and influential. You might be surprised at what you can learn from these people. This guide will help you understand everything there is to know about how to be as successful as they are. You will learn in this guide about how many of these entrepreneurs made their mark online. This guide offers stories on 10 great online entrepreneurs and how they became successful. You will learn about how to overcome various obstacles and how to think twice about what to do when planning your efforts. You will also understand what it takes to truly make your work stand out from the pack. It is amazing as to what you can learn from this guide. It is truly impressive to see how so many online entrepreneurs became successful and how you can learn from what they have all done in the past. Christian Rudder - Be personal and supportive like what his okcupid service offers Jimmy Wales - Offer more to people and give control i.e. Wikipedia Mark Zuckerberg - Create unique concepts i.e. Facebook Blake Ross - Make something satisfying a need like Firefox Jack Ma - Understand the needs people have for products like Alibaba Reed Hastings - Be progressive when managing growth like with Netflix Jeff Brazos - Be patient like he was with Amazon Daniel Ek - Find new ways to deliver things like with his Spotify Elon Musk - Make life easier like with his PayPal service Sean Parker - Don´t let obstacles like the Napster fiasco hurt 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Winograd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/066250/bk_acx0_066250_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In just a decade and half Jack Ma, a man who rose from humble beginnings and started his career as an English teacher, founded and built Alibaba into the second largest Internet company in the world. The company´s $25 billion IPO in 2014 was the world´s largest, valuing the company more than Facebook or Coca Cola. Alibaba today runs the e-commerce services that hundreds of millions of Chinese consumers depend on every day, providing employment and income for tens of millions more. A Rockefeller of his age, Jack has become an icon for the country´s booming private sector, and as the face of the new, consumerist China is courted by heads of state and CEOs from around the world. Granted unprecedented access to a wealth of new material including exclusive interviews, Clark draws on his own first-hand experience of key figures integral to Alibaba´s rise to create an authoritative, compelling narrative account of how Alibaba and its charismatic creator have transformed the way that Chinese exercise their new found economic freedom, inspiring entrepreneurs around the world and infuriating others, turning the tables on the Silicon Valley giants who have tried to stand in his way. Duncan explores vital questions about the company´s past, present, and future: How, from such unremarkable origins, did Jack Ma build Alibaba? What explains his relentless drive and his ability to outsmart his competitors? With over 80% of China´s e-commerce market, how long can the company hope to maintain its dominance? As the company sets its sights on the country´s financial and media markets, are there limits to Alibaba´s ambitions, or will the Chinese government act to curtail them? And as it set up shop from LA and San Francisco to Seattle, how will Alibaba grow its presence and investments in the US and other international markets? Clark tells Alibaba´s tale within the wider story of China´s economic explosion-the rise of the private sector and the expansion of Internet usage-that haver powered the country´s rise to become the world´s second largest economy and largest Internet population, twice the size of the United States. He also explores the political and social context for these momentous changes. An expert insider with unrivaled connections, Clark has a deep understanding of Chinese business mindset. He illuminates an unlikely corporate titan as never before, and examines the key role his company has played in transforming China while increasing its power and presence worldwide.
From award winning criminologist R. Barri Flowers and the bestselling author ofDark Streets of Whitechapel comes a gripping new historical mystery at sea short, Murder Aboard The Titanic. A retired Scotland Yard detective recalls his run in with Jack the Ripper during the maiden voyage of the Titanic; while a doctor tries to fight his inner demons while traveling to America to honeymoon with his new bride. In a complete bonus short story, Love Aboard The Titanic, two passengers engage in an ill-fated romance with consequences well beyond the sinking of the ship. Also included are excerpts from the author´s bestselling historical thriller, Dark Streets of Whitechapel. Follow R. Barri Flowers on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Goodreads, LibraryThing, YouTube, Flickr, Wikipedia, and www.rbarriflowers.com. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lesley Parkin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/027453/bk_acx0_027453_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Media guru and Emmy Award-winning correspondent Bill McGowan-coach to some of the biggest names in business and entertainment, including Eli Manning, Kelly Clarkson, Jack Welch, Thomas Keller and Kenneth Cole teaches you how to get your message across and get what you want with pitch perfect communication. He is also a trusted advisor in the C-suites of tech companies like, Facebook, Spotify, AirBnB, Dropbox and Salesforce.com. Saying the right thing the right way can make the difference between sealing the deal or losing the account, getting a promotion, or getting a pink slip. It´s essential to be pitch perfect-to get the right message across to the right person at the right time. In Pitch Perfect, Bill McGowan shows you how to craft the right message and deliver it using the right language-both verbal and nonverbal. Pitch Perfect teaches you how to overcome common communication pitfalls using McGowan´s simple Principles of Persuasion, which are highly effective and easy to learn, implement, and master. With Pitch Perfect you can harness the power of persuasion and have people not only listening closely to your every word but also remembering you long after you´ve left the room.
How far would you go for love?When new boyfriend Jack stands her up at the airport, Ruby Miller dries her tears, jumps on the Eurostar and heads to Paris. She thinks she´s going there to visit an old friend and have a total break from romance. But the City of Love has other ideas.A locked apartment where time has stood still, a bundle of long-lost love letters and a flirtatious French lawyer sweep Ruby into a mystery that spans over seventy years. Who is the author of the letters? Why did the owner of the apartment close up the shutters and flee Paris before the war, never to return? And what secret was she hiding?As the mystery deepens, Ruby turns love detective but it´s not long before the ghosts of the past throw her own love affair into jeopardy.From the bestselling author of Me and Mr Darcy, this magical romantic comedy is for every girl who has ever dreamed of the glittering lights of Paris and of a love that last a lifetime . . .Witty, vivid, smart and eternally romantic, Alexandra Potter weaves a magical holiday romance from the atmospheric rues of Paris, passionate Frenchmen, an adorable heroine, and a heartbreaking wartime love story - I fell head over heels for it all, especially Heathcliff the Dachshund! Lucy DillonPotter, AlexandraAlexandra Potter was born in Yorkshire. Having lived in Los Angeles and Sydney after university, where she worked variously as a features editor and sub-editor for women´s magazines including Elle, Company, Red and Australian Vogue, she now writes full time and lives between London and Los Angeles. She is the author of nine internationally bestselling novels of romantic fiction with a magical twist, including Don´t You Forget About Me and Me and Mr Darcy, which won the Best New Fiction Award at the Jane Austen Regency World Awards 2007.You can find out more at www.alexandrapotter.com or on her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Alexandra.Potter.Author or follow Alexandra on Twitter @AlexPotterBooks.