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  1. The Tindims and the Floating Moon The Tindims and the Floating Moon
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  2. Wind in the Willows Wind in the Willows
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  3. Timmy Failure: The Cat Stole My Pants Timmy Failure: The Cat Stole My Pants
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  4. You Are a Champion: How to Be the Best You Can Be You Are a Champion: How to Be the Best You Can Be
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  5. Fearless Fairy Tales: Fairy tales vibrantly updated for the 21st century by Blue Peter legend Konnie Fearless Fairy Tales: Fairy tales vibrantly updated for the 21st century by Blue Peter legend Konnie
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  6. 100 Events That Made History: Memorable Moments That Shaped the Modern World 100 Events That Made History: Memorable Moments That Shaped the Modern World
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  7. The Explorer The Explorer
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  8. The Boy Who Made the World Disappear The Boy Who Made the World Disappear
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  9. Booked Booked
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  10. The Crossing The Crossing
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Better Business: How the B Corp Movement Is Remaking Capitalism

Better Business: How the B Corp Movement Is Remaking Capitalism

Author: Christopher Marquis Narrator: Christopher Grove Release Date: 01/06/2021

Gold Medalist in the Business Ethics category, 2021 Axiom Business Book Awards, and longlisted for the 2020 Porchlight Business Book Awards Businesses have a big role to play in a capitalist society. They can tip the scales toward the benefit of the few, with toxic side effects for all, or they can guide us toward better, more equitable long-term solutions. Christopher Marquis tells the story of the rise of a new corporate form-the B Corporation. Founded by a group of friends who met at Stanford, these companies undergo a rigorous certification process, overseen by the B Lab, and commit to putting social benefits, the rights of workers, community impact, and environmental stewardship on equal footing with financial shareholders. Informed by over a decade of research and animated by interviews with the movement's founders and leading figures, Marquis's book explores the rapid growth of companies choosing to certify as B Corps, both in the United States and internationally, and explains why the future of B Corporations is vital for us all.

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The Wisdom of Yoga: A Seeker's Guide to Extraordinary Living

The Wisdom of Yoga: A Seeker's Guide to Extraordinary Living

Author: Stephen Cope Narrator: Christopher Grove Release Date: 01/06/2021

While many Westerners still think of yoga as an invigorating series of postures and breathing exercises, these physical practices are only part of a vast and ancient spiritual science. For more than three millennia, yoga sages systematically explored the essential questions of our human existence: What are the root causes of suffering, and how can we achieve freedom and happiness? What would it be like to function at the maximum potential of our minds, bodies, and spirits? What is an optimal human life? Nowhere have their discoveries been more brilliantly distilled than in a short-but famously difficult-treatise called the Yogasutra. This revered text lays out the entire path of inner development in remarkable detail-ranging from practices that build character and mental power to the highest reaches of spiritual realization. Now Stephen Cope unlocks the teachings of the Yogasutra by showing them at work in the lives of a group of friends and fellow yoga students who are confronting the full modern catastrophe of careers, relationships, and dysfunctional family dynamics. Interweaving their daily dilemmas with insights from modern psychology, neuroscience, religion, and philosophy, he shows the astonishing relevance and practicality of this timeless psychology of awakening.

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The 10 Key Campaigns of the American Revolution

The 10 Key Campaigns of the American Revolution

Author: Edward G. Lengel Narrator: Christopher Grove Release Date: 01/05/2021

A Nation Is Born Lexington, Bunker Hill, Saratoga, Washington, Hamilton, Benedict Arnold. All familiar names, but how did they all fit together? How did merchants, lawyers, farmers, and cobblers come together to defeat the British Empire, its powerful navy, and its Hessian auxiliaries? For that matter, who were the Hessians, and what is an auxiliary? Bringing together ten eminent Revolutionary War experts, editor Ed Lengel presents their stirring narratives of the military campaigns that changed history and gave birth to a new nation. These historians guide you through the fateful decade of the 1770s in British America. In 1776, you battle in Brooklyn Heights, then cross the Delaware with Washington. In the late summer and fall of '77, you bushwhack down the Champlain Valley with Johnny Burgoyne. You struggle through winter with Washington and his beleaguered troops in Valley Forge. When the spring of '78 turns to summer, you endure the oppressive heat and the massive battle on New Jersey farmland at Monmouth Courthouse. In 1780 your journey takes you south into a bloody civil war-Tory versus patriot, neighbor versus neighbor in Georgia and the Carolinas. Finally, in '81, you join the patriots as they maneuver north into Virginia, where Washington and the French navy can trap the British on the Yorktown Peninsula.

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Refugees: A Very Short Introduction

Refugees: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Gil Loescher Narrator: Christopher Grove Release Date: 01/05/2021

Refugees and other forced migrants are one of the great contemporary challenges the world is confronting. Throughout the world people leave their home countries to escape war, natural disasters, and cultural and political oppression. Unfortunately, even today, the international community struggles to provide an adequate response to this vast population in need. This Very Short Introduction covers a broad range of issues around the causes and impact of the contemporary refugee crisis for both receiving states and societies, for global order, and for refugees and other forced migrants themselves. Gil Loescher discusses the identity of refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced persons and how they differ from other forced migrants. He also investigates the long history of the refugee phenomenon and how refugees became a central concern of the international community during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, as well as considering the responses provided by governments and international aid organizations to refugee needs. Loescher concludes by focusing on the necessity of these bodies to understand the realities of the contemporary refugee situation in order to best respond to its current and future challenges.

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Hacking Leadership: The 11 Gaps Every Business Needs to Close and the Secrets to Closing Them Quickl

Hacking Leadership: The 11 Gaps Every Business Needs to Close and the Secrets to Closing Them Quickl

Author: Mike Myatt Narrator: Christopher Grove Release Date: 01/04/2021

Everyone has blind spots. The purpose of this book is to equip leaders at every level with an actionable framework to identify blind spots and close leadership gaps. The bulk of the book will based on actionable, topical leadership and management hacks to bridge eleven gaps every business needs to cross: leadership, purpose, future, mediocrity, culture, talent, innovation, innovation, expectation, complexity, and failure. Each chapter will: Give readers specific techniques to identify, understand, and most importantly, implement individual, team and organizational solutions. Address blind spots and leverage points most managers havent thought about, but left unaddressed, adversely impacting growth, development, and performance. All leaders have blind-spots (gaps), which often go undetected for years or decades, and sadly, even when identified the methods for dealing with them are outdated and ineffective they need to be hacked. Showcase case studies from the authors consulting practice, serving as a confidant with more than 150 public company CEOs. Some of those corporate clients include: AT&T, Bank of America, Deloitte, EMC, IBM, JP Morgan Chase, Merrill Lynch, PepsiCo, and other leading global brands. Hacking Leadership offers a fresh perspective that will make it easy for leaders to create a roadmap to identify, refine, develop, and achieve their leadership potential--and to create a more effective business that is financially solvent and professionally desirable.

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Religion's Sudden Decline: What's Causing it, and What Comes Next?

Religion's Sudden Decline: What's Causing it, and What Comes Next?

Author: Ronald F. Inglehart Narrator: Christopher Grove Release Date: 01/04/2021

The world is becoming less religious. Since 2007, there has been a pervasive decline in religious belief and most of the world's people now say that God is less important in their lives than they said He was in the quarter century before 2007. Many factors contributed to this dramatic shift, but as Inglehart shows, certain ones stand out. For centuries, virtually all major religions sternly discouraged divorce, abortion, homosexuality, contraception, and any other form of sexual behavior not linked with reproduction. These norms were necessary for societies to survive when facing high infant mortality and low life expectancy. Recent technological advances have greatly increased life expectancy and cut infant mortality to a tiny fraction of its historic levels, making these norms no longer necessary for societal survival. These norms require repressing strong natural urges, but, since they present traditional norms as absolute values, most religions strongly resist change. The resulting tension, together with the fact that rising existential security has made people less dependent on religion, opened the way for an exodus from religion. Utilizing a massive global data base, Inglehart analyzes the conditions under which religiosity collapses, and explores its implications for the future.

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Sales Management That Works: How to Sell in a World that Never Stops Changing

Sales Management That Works: How to Sell in a World that Never Stops Changing

Author: Frank V. Cespedes Narrator: Christopher Grove Release Date: 01/03/2021

In this practical and research-based guide for sales managers, Harvard Business School professor Frank Cespedes offers essential strategies for thriving in an industry that never stops changing. The rise of e-commerce. Big data. AI. Given these trends (and many others), there's no doubt that sales is changing. But much of the current conventional wisdom is misleading and not supported by empirical data. If you as a manager fail to separate fact from hype, you will make decisions based on faulty assumptions and, in a competitive market, eventually fall behind those with a keener grasp of the current selling environment. In this book, Cespedes provides sales managers and executives with the tools they need to separate the signal from the noise. These include how to: hire the right talent-not just stars; pay and properly incentivize your sales force; improve ROI from your training programs; create a comprehensive sales model that aligns with your strategy; set the right prices; and build and manage a multichannel approach. Chock-full of examples, research, guidelines, and diagnostics, Sales Management That Works is the book you need to build a great sales team, create an optimal strategy, and steer clear of hype and fads.

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Medicare for All: A Citizen's Guide

Medicare for All: A Citizen's Guide

Author: Abdul El-Sayed, Micah Johnson Narrator: Christopher Grove Release Date: 01/03/2021

A citizen's guide to America's most debated policy-in-waiting. There are few issues as consequential in the lives of Americans as health care-and few issues more politically vexing. Every single American will interact with the health care system at some point in their lives, and most people will find that interaction less than satisfactory. And yet for every dollar spent in our economy, nineteen cents go to health care. What are we paying for, exactly? Health care policy is notoriously complex, but what Americans want is quite simple: good health care that's easy to use and doesn't break the bank. Polls show that as many as 70 percent of Americans want the government to provide universal health coverage to all Americans. What's less clear is how to get there. Medicare for All is the leading proposal to achieve to universal health coverage in America. But what is it exactly? How would it work? More importantly, is it practical or practicable? This book goes beyond partisan talking points to offer a serious examination of how Medicare for All would transform the way we give, receive, and pay for healthcare in America.

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From Main Street to Wall Street: How the Economy Influences Stock Markets and What Investors Should

From Main Street to Wall Street: How the Economy Influences Stock Markets and What Investors Should

Author: Jesper Rangvid Narrator: Christopher Grove Release Date: 01/03/2021

In the long run, economies grow. Over the shorter-term business cycle, economic activity contracts and expands. From Main Street to Wall Street examines both the long-run relation between economic growth and stock returns and the shorter-term business-cycle relation. It examines the complex relationship between the economy and the stock market, and guides listeners through the fascinating interaction between economic activity and financial markets. From Main Street to Wall Street draws heavily on data, supporting academic theories with empirical facts, and backing up arguments in intuitive ways. It discusses how investors can use knowledge of economic activity and financial markets to formulate expectations to future stock returns, and helps scholars and practitioners navigate financial markets by understanding the economy.

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The Middle Way: How Three Presidents Shaped America's Role in the World

The Middle Way: How Three Presidents Shaped America's Role in the World

Author: Derek Chollet Narrator: Christopher Grove Release Date: 01/02/2021

When thinking about America's role in the world, Dwight Eisenhower, George H. W. Bush, and Barack Obama may not seem to have a lot in common. But they do. While divided by background, generation, and political party, they exemplify a distinct and underappreciated tradition of American leadership: The Middle Way. As the scholar and former senior foreign policy official Derek Chollet shows in this deeply researched book, these three presidents took a centrist-and effective-approach to foreign policy. With so many challenges facing the United States, Chollet makes the case for why the nation must reclaim this brand of leadership, learn from it, and champion it. This timely book blends history, politics, and biography to reveal how these presidents viewed the world and approached the task of leadership. By providing behind-the-scenes accounts and incisive analysis of the foreign policies of Ike, Bush 41, and Obama, The Middle Way offers a fresh way of thinking about American power. It shows how these three leaders defined a foreign policy archetype too often obscured by partisan blinders and historical amnesia. With vivid storytelling and astute insights, Chollet makes a compelling argument for how we should remember the past, think about the present, and approach the policy challenges of tomorrow.

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The Riddle of the Rosetta: How an English Polymath and a French Polyglot Discovered the Meaning of E

The Riddle of the Rosetta: How an English Polymath and a French Polyglot Discovered the Meaning of E

Author: Diane Greco Josefowicz, Jed Z. Buchwald Narrator: Christopher Grove Release Date: 01/02/2021

In 1799, a French Army officer was rebuilding the defenses of a fort on the banks of the Nile when he discovered an ancient stele fragment bearing a decree inscribed in three different scripts. So begins one of the most familiar tales in Egyptology-that of the Rosetta Stone and the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphs. This book draws on fresh archival evidence to provide a major new account of how the English polymath Thomas Young and the French philologist Jean-François Champollion vied to be the first to solve the riddle of the Rosetta. Jed Buchwald and Diane Greco Josefowicz bring to life a bygone age of intellectual adventure. Much more than a decoding exercise centered on a single artifact, the race to decipher the Rosetta Stone reflected broader disputes about language, historical evidence, biblical truth, and the value of classical learning. The authors paint compelling portraits of Young and Champollion, two gifted intellects with altogether different motivations. Young disdained Egyptian culture and saw Egyptian writing as a means to greater knowledge about Greco-Roman antiquity. Champollion, swept up in the political chaos of Restoration France and fiercely opposed to the scholars aligned with throne and altar, admired ancient Egypt and was prepared to upend conventional wisdom to solve the mystery of the hieroglyphs.

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Neoliberalism: A Very Short Introduction: 2nd Edition

Neoliberalism: A Very Short Introduction: 2nd Edition

Author: Manfred B. Steger, Ravi K. Roy Narrator: Christopher Grove Release Date: 01/02/2021

Anchored in the principles of free-market economics, neoliberalism emerged in the 1990s as the world's most dominant economic paradigm. However, the 2008 global financial crisis and the related European sovereign debt crisis triggered a decade of economic volatility and insecurity that boosted the fortunes of the one percent while saddling the ninety-nine percent with stagnant wages and precarious work. As a result of this Great Recession, neoliberalism fortunes have waned considerably. This downward trend further accelerated with the recent surge of national populism around the world that brought to power outspoken critics of neoliberalism like Donald Trump, Boris Johnson, Jair Bolsonaro, and Narendra Modi. Is neoliberalism doomed or will it regain its former glory? And what are the major types of neoliberalism, and how did they evolve over the decades? Responding to these crucial questions, this Very Short introduction explores the considerable variations of neoliberalism around the world, and discusses the origins, evolution, and core ideas of neoliberalism. This new edition brings the story of neoliberalism up to date, and asks whether new versions of neoliberalism might succeed in drowning out the rising tide of national populism and its nostalgic longing for a return to territorial sovereignty and national greatness.

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