Nevada; the near future; a family about to implode. In a world run by computers, hackers have power - and awkward, home-schooled Colt is among the best. But when Colt secretly submits his mother Naomi´s breakthrough research to a biotech conference and it is immediately shut down, mother and son are forced to go on the run. Now Colt is coding for his life. As the military and Colt´s father hunt them through a Las Vegas of self-driving cars and surveillance drones, Naomi has to decide how far she will go to protect her child. Can she kill a man? Can she destroy the world? And Colt is finally forced to leave the comfort of virtual reality and face his greatest terror: love. The world is evolving; humans need to evolve, too.... For fans of William Gibson, Ready Player One and Naomi Alderman´s The Power, Connect thrillingly explores what connection - both human and otherwise - might be in a digital age. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robertson Dean. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/001288/bk_macm_001288_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mahima Mehra did it. Ranjiv Ramchandani did it. Kalyan Varma did it. Connect the Dots is the story of 20 enterprising individuals without MBAs who started their own ventures. They were driven by the desire to prove themselves. To lead interesting, passionate, meaningful lives. Their stories say one thing loud and clear: you don´t need a fancy degree or a rich daddy to dream big and make it happen. It´s all in your head, your heart, your hands. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Manisha Sethi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/029336/bk_adbl_029336_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mahima Mehra did it. Ranjiv Ramchandani did it. Kalyan Varma did it. Connect the Dots is the story of 20 enterprising individuals without an MBA, who started their own ventures. They were driven by the desire to prove themselves. To lead interesting, passionate, meaningful lives. Their stories say one thing loud and clear. You don´t need a fancy degree or a rich daddy to dream big and make it happen. It´s all in your head, your heart, your hands. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sameera Ranjan, Rashid Raza. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tmii/000061/bk_tmii_000061_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From Saving Lucas Biggs authors Marisa de los Santos and David Teague comes a heartwarming middle grade adventure about two misfits discovering the importance of just being themselves. When 13-year-olds Aaron and Audrey meet at a wilderness camp in the desert, they think their quirks are enough to prevent them from ever having friends. But as they trek through the challenging and unforgiving landscape, they learn that they each have what it takes to make the other whole. Luminous and clever, Connect the Stars takes on some hefty topics of the day - bullying, understanding where you fit in, and learning to live with physical and mental challenges - all in a joyous adventure kids will love! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cassandra Morris, Jesse Bernstein. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004620/bk_harp_004620_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Social, renowned psychologist Matthew Lieberman explores groundbreaking research in social neuroscience, revealing that our need to connect with other people is even more fundamental, more basic, than our need for food or shelter. Because of this, our brain uses its spare time to learn about the social world-other people and our relation to them. It is believed that we must commit 10,000 hours to master a skill. According to Lieberman, each of us has spent 10,000 hours learning to make sense of people and groups by the time we are ten. Social argues that our need to reach out to and connect with others is a primary driver behind our behavior. We believe that pain and pleasure alone guide our actions. Yet, new research using fMRI-including a great deal of original research conducted by Lieberman and his UCLA lab-shows that our brains react to social pain and pleasure in much the same way as they do to physical pain and pleasure. Fortunately, the brain has evolved sophisticated mechanisms for securing our place in the social world. We have a unique ability to read other people´s minds, to figure out their hopes, fears, and motivations, allowing us to effectively coordinate our lives with one another. And our most private sense of who we are is intimately linked to the important people and groups in our lives. This wiring often leads us to restrain our selfish impulses for the greater good. These mechanisms lead to behavior that might seem irrational, but is really just the result of our deep social wiring and necessary for our success as a species. Based on the latest cutting edge research, the findings in Social have important real-world implications. Our schools and businesses, for example, attempt to minimalize social distractions. But this is exactly the wrong thing to do to encourage engagement and learning, and literally shuts down the social brain, leaving powerful neuro-cognitive resources untapped. ... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Chamberlain. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/003383/bk_tant_003383_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Beyond merely widening the circle of people you know, strong networks foster deeper learning and broaden your exposure across a range of issues. Effective investments in your networks can make you smarter, more knowledgeable, and better grounded, as well as a more agile learner and collaborator. In The Connect Effect, author Michael Dulworth identifies three distinct kinds of networks: personal, professional, and virtual, exploring their specific characteristics and offering strategies, tools, and resources for building up and making the best use of each one. Stories from Dulworth´s over 20 years of experience running networks, as well as interviews with top executives, researchers, and thought leaders, provide insights and advice about how networks function in the real world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dave Summers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/amai/000101/bk_amai_000101_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A young man from Titilagarh, Orissa, buoyed by nothing but dreams, boards a boat to America in 1964. There, in the land of opportunity, Satanarayan Gangaram Pitroda strikes gold in the burgeoning tech space to become the American millionaire Sam Pitroda. Armed with global patents and a vision supported by Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, he vows to return home and fix India´s telephone troubles. Sam Pitroda became synonymous with the bright-yellow PCO/STD booths that sprang up across the country, and was dynamo in the Congress machinery in the 1980s. But his world came crashing down when he was dealt one blow after the other - a heart attack, false corruption charges and the assassination of his dear friend Rajiv Gandhi. To make matters worse, he realized that he had run out of money. This is the astonishing and heart-warming story of how one man at the top hits rock bottom - only to rise again and make a bigger dent in the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gregory Allen Siders. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/095177/bk_acx0_095177_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You know who they are. They´re the people who, regardless of money, education, looks, or personality, make an impression wherever they go. They are master communicators, and everyone enjoys talking to them. ´´How To Instantly Connect With Anyone´´ shows you how to be one of those lucky few, so you, too, can meet new people and converse with confidence; be credible and charismatic in every social and business situation; make friends and important contacts wherever you go; and command the respect of everyone you meet. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Leil Lowndes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/live/000332/bk_live_000332_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you shrink in social situations? Or just want to learn how to absolutely own a room and make an amazing impression? Do you wish you could instantly make new friends and talk to anyone anywhere? Do you want to develop stronger relationships in and out of work? Become a small talk master? Grow your confidence and be instantly likeable? What about winning friends, influencing people, and gaining that special it factor that makes someone unforgettable and magnetic? We are always told that our interpersonal and social skills are the key to moving ahead in our careers, relationships and life - it´s true - and that’s exactly what you’re going to learn here... and so much more. Unlock the key to your charisma quotient, social skills, and elevating the rest of your life with Magnetic. Years of date and social skill coaching have led me to the extremely intuitive and advanced guidelines I present through my 20 keystone magnetism principles - and they are unlike the generic advice presented anywhere else. Magnetism is about actionable, comfort and conversation techniques that you can use in any situation to instantly connect… but it’s also about the proper mindset and approach, and you’ll learn both here. I’ll tell you step by step how to take any interaction and conversation to the next level and lead your life to new heights! Win friends and build relationships in a snap! Here is a sample of the powerful techniques inside: How to appeal to people’s self-perceptions to expertly open them up. What children can teach us about the best questions to ask people. The elements of how to be an amazing, engaging storyteller. How social cues say what people really mean and the most common ones to look for. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeremy Reloj. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/028378/bk_acx0_028378_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Have you ever....Been so happy you cried... Felt awkward and embarrassed... Regretted not saying something... Found unexpected joy helping others... Learned a profound lesson from a child... Had a near death experience... Lost someone you love... ME TOO! This book of true stories captures touching, spiritual and funny moments. They are observations from the life of a man, who, through his work as a speaker, actor, and volunteer has had captivating experiences that evoke universal themes. They will leave you thinking, ´´Me too.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Cusack. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/007132/bk_acx0_007132_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.