Working Hard for the American Dream:Workers and Their Unions World War I to the Present Randi Storch
Meet Randi Rhodes, the world´s first ninja detective! Mystery abounds in this delightful new middle-grade series from Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer. Deer Creek is a small town whose only hope for survival is the success of their Founder´s Day Festival. But the festival´s main attraction, a time capsule that many people believe holds the town´s treasure, has gone missing. Randi Rhodes and her best friend, D.C., are Bruce Lee-inspired ninjas and local detectives determined to solve the case. Even if it means investigating a haunted cabin and facing mean old Angus McCarthy, prime suspect. They have three days to find the treasure...the future of their whole town is at stake! Will these kids be able to save the day? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Octavia Spencer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006448/bk_sans_006448_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An insightful look into the unique situations and circumstances that shape a lengthy professional career as an underwriter, Randi Glazer´s 12 Strategies for Surviving a Career in the Insurance Industry draws on the author´s many years of experience as an industry insider to provide listeners with valuable advice and practical skills for succeeding in the complicated world of insurance. Covering everything from how to identify the ideal organization to work for to the inherent difficulty of working alongside aggressive agents and brokers, Glazer provides a number of personal and professional anecdotes that help illustrate how she was able to achieve such a great deal of success in a constantly changing industry. As a professional who deeply understands the benefit of having a knowledgeable mentor willing to offer sage advice to those new to the field, Glazer offers her own mentorship to listeners through the minutes of her book. Noting how the field has changed over the years and that companies rarely offer the kind of training and mentoring she benefited from when she first began her career, Glazer offers advice on how newcomers to the industry can engage in self-directed training and find experienced professionals to offer the kind of guidance and advice she once received from her own professional mentors. Glazer begins by discussing some of the more commonly overlooked yet widely acknowledged issues associated with office life in any industry, tackling subjects that include the following: Dealing with the conflicts created by coworkers Working under an inefficient organizational structure Avoiding office politics Understanding the importance of being perceptive in office culture 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michelle Murillo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/058519/bk_acx0_058519_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A New York Times bestseller! In this motivational handbook-both a business how-to and self-help guide-the New York Times bestselling author of Dot Complicated takes on the fallacy of the ´´well-balanced´´ life, arguing that the key to success is learning to be well-lopsided. Work. Sleep. Fitness. Family. Friends. Pick Three. In an increasingly demanding world, we´ve been told that we can do everything-maintain friendships, devote ourselves to work, spend time with family, stay fit, and get enough sleep. We just need to learn to balance it all. Randi Zuckerberg doesn´t believe in being well-balanced. We can´t do it all every day, she contends, and trying to do so only leaves us frustrated and feeling inadequate. But we can succeed if we Pick Three. Randi first introduced the concept of Pick Three in a tweet-´´The Entrepreneur´s Dilemma´´-that went viral. Now, in this book, she expands on her philosophy and inspires others to follow her lead. From entrepreneurs to professionals, busy parents to students, Randi can help everyone learn to reject the unrealistic burden of balance and enjoy success in their own lives-by picking the most important areas to focus on in any given day. This practical handbook includes stories from Randi´s career learning that there´s no such thing as a perfect balance-as well as insights and examples from other professionals at the top of the biggest businesses in Silicon Valley, new moms searching for permission to focus on family, and recent graduates convinced they should have it all under control, including Arianna Huffington, Reshma Saujani, Laurie Hernandez, and Brad Takei. We can´t have it all every day, and that´s okay, Randi reminds us. Pick Three is her much-needed guide to learning to embrace the well-lopsided life.
In a little more than half a decade, Facebook has gone from a dorm-room novelty to a company with 500 million users - and an essential part of the social life not only of teenagers but hundreds of millions of adults worldwide. As Facebook spreads around the globe, it creates surprising effects - even becoming instrumental in political protests. Veteran technology reporter David Kirkpatrick had the full cooperation of Facebook´s key executives in researching this fascinating history. Kirkpatrick tells us how Facebook was created, why it has flourished, and where it is going next. He chronicles its successes and missteps, and gives readers the most complete assessment anywhere of founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the central figure in the company´s remarkable ascent. This is the Facebook story that can be found nowhere else. Kirkpatrick shows how Zuckerberg refused to compromise, insistently focusing on growth over profits and preaching that Facebook must dominate (his word) communication on the Internet. In the process, he and a small group of key executives have created a company that has changed social life in the United States and elsewhere, a company that has become a ubiquitous presence in marketing, and one that has altered politics, business, and even our sense of our own identity. This is the Facebook Effect. This special edition also includes an exclusive conversation between the author and Randi Zuckerberg, who offers unique insight as a marketer at Facebook and the CEO´s sister. You´ll hear them talk about major company milestones, high-profile product launches, and the CEO´s growth - emotionally and experientially - as a leader. They also discuss the controversial issues surrounding Facebook´s privacy policies. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Kirkpatrick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002403/bk_adbl_002403_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When NASA scientists Phil Burt and Randi Li are tasked with finding a way to feed astronauts on a multiyear mission to Mars, it sounds like an impossible task. But the equally tenacious and intelligent duo succeed, and they quickly realize they are now holding the technology that can end world hunger as we know it. But government shutdowns are looming, and soon NASA´s doors are slammed closed. Phil and Randi are told to shelve the innovation that could end so much suffering and pain. In this fast-paced audiobook, Phil and Randi decide their invention is too important to bury - no matter the consequences. They will wage war against the entire government and take on pervasive corporate greed to ensure their work gets to those who need it most. But with the huge financial and political stakes of such world-changing technology, nothing is as it seems. Nobody´s true motivations are clear, and Phil and Randi don´t know who can be trusted. Can they navigate this maze of bureaucracy, power, and money, or are the world´s hungry doomed to keep suffering? 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Husson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/097090/bk_acx0_097090_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the best selling author of the Song of Ice and Fire series, comes this chilling story of a werewolf. When a string of grotesque killings begins to strike her small town, private detective Randi Wade becomes suspicious. The grisly murders remind her all too much of her own father´s death over 20 years ago. Now there is a killer in town who not only slays his victims, but also takes their skin. Undaunted, Randi prods the police as the murders continue, each more brutal than the last. When a close friend suddenly becomes a target, he is forced to reveal a startling secret about himself and Randi is quickly pulled into a dark world within her own town where monsters exist and prey on the living. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jo Anderson, Jeff Woodman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhau/000074/bk_rhau_000074_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.