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  1. 1.3 hrs • 5/1/2015 • Unabridged

    How business professionals are using MOOCs to further their careers and help their companies and teams succeed Since first making headlines in 2011, hundreds of universities across the world have begun offering thousands of MOOCs, or massive open online courses, to millions of students around the world. While researchers are still looking at what this relatively new technology means for education, many business professionals are already yielding the benefits. Mastering MOOCs: Using Open Online Courses to Achieve Your Goals offers insights into how anyone can gain the greatest personal and professional impact from a MOOC. In this original in-depth audiobook, Knowledge@Wharton, the Wharton School’s online journal of business analysis, addressesthe ROI for MOOCs: learn how to decide if a MOOC is good value for your time and your goals;how a MOOC can increase your value to an employer: find out how some have found new jobs, changed careers, and received new responsibilities or promotions after taking a MOOC;how MOOCs can help your team succeed: discover how business leaders are using MOOCs to solve business problems as a team and to bring employees up to speed on new areas of knowledge. Mastering MOOCs is a comprehensive guide that outlines the opportunities MOOCs offer to business professionals. Each chapter includes key takeaways that you can use immediately. It is also a must for those who want to know how to get the most out of a MOOC, whether to develop themselves or their teams.

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    Mastering MOOCs

    Foreword by Karl Ulrich
    Read by Sean Pratt
    1.3 hrs • 5/1/15 • Unabridged
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  2. 6.7 hrs • 2/3/2015 • Unabridged

    In the spirit of Wendy Mogel’s The Blessing of a Skinned Knee and Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman’s Nurture Shock, New York Times “Your Money” columnist Ron Lieber delivers a taboo-shattering manifesto that explains how talking openly to children about money can help parents raise modest, patient, grounded young adults who are financially wise beyond their years. For Ron Lieber, a personal finance columnist and father, good parenting means talking about money with our kids. Children are hyper-aware of money, and they have scores of questions about its nuances. But when parents shy away from the topic, they lose a tremendous opportunity—not just to model the basic financial behaviors that are increasingly important for young adults but also to imprint lessons about what the family truly values. Written in a warm, accessible voice and grounded in real-world experience and stories from families with a range of incomes, The Opposite of Spoiled is both a practical guidebook and a values-based philosophy. The foundation of the book is a detailed blueprint for the best ways to handle the basics: the tooth fairy, allowance, chores, charity, saving, birthdays, holidays, cell phones, checking accounts, clothing, cars, part-time jobs, and college tuition. It identifies a set of traits and virtues that embody the opposite of spoiled and shares how to embrace the topic of money to help parents raise kids who are more generous and less materialistic. But The Opposite of Spoiled is also a promise to our kids that we will make them better with money than we are. It is for all of the parents who know that honest conversations about money with their curious children can help them become more patient and prudent, but who don’t know how and when to start.

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    The Opposite of Spoiled

    6.7 hrs • 2/3/15 • Unabridged
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  3. 10.2 hrs • 9/23/2014 • Unabridged

    An essential, galvanizing narrative about making a difference here and abroad—a road map to becoming the most effective global citizens we can be In their #1 New York Times bestseller Half the Sky, husband and wife team Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn brought to light struggles faced by women and girls around the globe, and they showcased individuals and institutions working to address oppression and expand opportunity. A Path Appears is even more ambitious in scale: nothing less than a sweeping tapestry of people who are making the world a better place and a guide to the ways that we can do the same—whether with a donation of five dollars or five million dollars, with our time, by capitalizing on our skills as individuals, or by using the resources of our businesses. With scrupulous research and reporting, the authors assay the art and science of giving, identify successful local and global initiatives, and share astonishing stories from the front lines of social progress. We see the compelling, inspiring truth of how real people have changed the world—upending the idea that one person can’t make a difference. We meet people like Dr. Gary Slutkin, who devel­oped his landmark Cure Violence program to combat inner-city conflicts in the United States by applying principles of epidemiology; Lester Strong, who left a career as a high-powered television anchor to run an organization bringing in older Americans to tu­tor students in public schools across the country; MIT development economist Esther Duflo, whose pioneering studies of aid effectiveness have revealed new truths about, among other things, the power of hope; and Jessica Posner and Kennedy Odede, who are transforming Kenya’s most notorious slum by ex­panding educational opportunities for girls. A Path Appears offers practical, results-driven advice on how best each of us can give and reveals the lasting benefits we gain in return. Kristof and WuDunn know better than most how many urgent challenges communities around the world face to­day. Here they offer a timely beacon of hope for our collective future.

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    A Path Appears

    10.2 hrs • 9/23/14 • Unabridged
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  4. 8.5 hrs • 8/20/2013 • Unabridged

    For years, Robert T. Kiyosaki has firmly believed that the best investment one can ever make is in taking the time to truly understand how their finances work. Too many people are more interested in finding quick-hitting schemes or shortcuts to real wealth. The trouble is, one has to really know the process of how money works before one can begin trying to escape the daily financial Rat Race. Now, in Increase Your Financial IQ, Kiyosaki provides his five key principles of financial intelligence that will have listeners building their own wealth in no time. Discover: •  How to increase your money, assess your real worth, identify your prospects, and start mapping out your financial future •  How to protect your money •  How to budget your money •  How to leverage your money •  How to improve your financial information and accelerate your wealth by learning more

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  5. 5.2 hrs • 4/1/2013 • Unabridged

    Unless you’re lucky enough to be the CEO, you’ll need to present your ideas to people up the chain to get anything done—and those presentations can sometimes be brutal. Careers and projects can come unwound in a matter of minutes if the presenter doesn’t know the rules at the top level. Tactics and techniques that work wonderfully with peers, subordinates, and immediate supervisors suddenly crumble in the tense meeting room with the “bigwigs.” A psychologist by training, Gilbert offers revelatory insights into the minds of the men and women who make it to the top—critical information if you’re going to understand what they’re looking for from you. He keeps it simple by focusing on three key imperatives for “speaking up:” 1. Know the people,  2. Get to the point, and  3. Improvise. Gilbert’s research suggests that 67 percent of middle managers break one or more of these rules. Based on ten years of research and hundreds of interviews, Gilbert’s book is unique in featuring extensive comments from C-level leaders explaining exactly what they want and don’t want in a presentation, as well as mid-level managers’ stories of triumphs and tragedies and what they learned as a result. This is a must-have audiobook for surviving the high-stakes meeting.

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    Speaking Up by Frederick Gilbert

    Speaking Up

    5.2 hrs • 4/1/13 • Unabridged
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  6. 6.8 hrs • 1/1/2013 • Unabridged

    Running a successful architectural firm is a juggling act. You need expertise in your area of architecture to provide services to clients. You also need the know-how to run a small business. You’ve probably been well prepared by your education and experience for the technical ins and outs of an architecture firm, but what training has prepared you to run a business? The E-Myth Architect fills this knowledge gap, giving you a complete toolkit for starting a successful firm from scratch or maximizing an existing firm’s performance. Loaded with practical, powerful advice you can easily use, this one-stop guide helps you realize all the benefits that come with a thriving architecture business.

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    9.5 hrs • 10/1/2008 • Unabridged

    This is the first book to present innovation and entrepreneurship as a purposeful and systematic discipline. It clearly explains and analyzes the challenges and opportunities of America’s new entrepreneurial economy. Peter Drucker, the most influential and widely-read thinker and writer on modern organizations, gives us a superbly practical book that explains what established businesses, public service institutions, and new ventures have to know, have to learn, and have to do in today’s economy and marketplace. Innovation and Entrepreneurship deals with “what, when and why,” policies and decisions, opportunities and risks, structures and strategies, staffing, and compensation and rewards. In addition to managers in all types of business, lecturers and students of management and business studies will find this a revealing and exciting work. Highly critical in approach, it is nevertheless a practical and illuminating study of an area crucial for today’s world.

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    Innovation and Entrepreneurship by Peter F. Drucker

    Innovation and Entrepreneurship

    9.5 hrs • 10/1/08 • Unabridged
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  8. 10.1 hrs • 9/1/2008 • Unabridged

    In the century since its founding, Harvard Business School has become the single most influential institution in global business. Twenty percent of the CEOs of Fortune 500 companies are HBS graduates, as are many of our savviest entrepreneurs (e.g., Michael Bloomberg) and canniest felons (e.g., Jeffrey Skilling). The top investment banks and brokerage houses routinely send their brightest young stars to HBS to groom them for future power. To these people and many others, a Harvard MBA is a golden ticket to the Olympian heights of American business. In 2004, Philip Delves Broughton abandoned a post as Paris bureau chief of the London Daily Telegraph to join 900 other would-be tycoons on HBS’s plush campus. Over the next two years, he and his classmates would be inundated with the best—and the rest—of American business culture, which HBS epitomizes. The core of the school’s curriculum is the “case”—an analysis of a real business situation, from which the students must, with a professor’s guidance, tease lessons. Broughton studied over 500 cases and recounts the most revelatory ones here. He also learns the surprising pleasures of accounting, the allure of “beta,” the ingenious chicanery of leveraging, and innumerable other hidden workings of the business world, all of which he limns with a wry clarity reminiscent of Liar’s Poker. He also exposes the less savory trappings of business school culture, from the “booze luge” to the pandemic obsession with PowerPoint to the specter of depression, which stalks too many overburdened students. With acute and often uproarious candor, he assesses the school’s success at teaching the traits it extols as most important in business—leadership, decisiveness, ethical behavior, and work/life balance. Published during the 100th anniversary of Harvard Business School, Ahead of the Curve offers a richly detailed and revealing you-are-there account of the institution that has, for good or ill, made American business what it is today.

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    Ahead of the Curve

    10.1 hrs • 9/1/08 • Unabridged
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