In the late 1970s, Mayor Ed Koch transformed himself from an unknown political underdog with little money and even fewer family connections into one of Americas most illustrious mayors. In just 12 years, he brought the City of New York out of bankruptcy, created a renowned housing program, and became one of the most important individuals on the American political scene. But how did he rise from relative anonymity and become an enduring figure? In Buzz, Koch shares the secrets of his success that will help readers everywhere become masters of self-marketing. With his legendary candor and in-your-face style, he reveals how anyone can use his techniques to make a memorable entrance, attract attention (the right kind), and get others to take notice and listen. Whether running for public office or climbing the corporate ladder, Buzz will show rising stars in every field how to stand out and shine brighter with honesty, integrity, and style. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Hernandez. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001676de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Six children, cousins, ages nine to almost 18, arrive in the City of Lights, and are overwhelmed by the vastness and beauty of Paris. Six children, ages nine through ´´almost´´ 18, arrive in the City of Lights, Paris. Arthur and Gricinda, two of the children´s parents, already having spent a romantic week alone in Paris, receive their arrival like floodgates at the ready. Their hotel rooms aren´t ready, and they must settle in and enjoy the lights and sights of Paris, from three tiny furnished apartments, side by side. Not ideal. But the two adult guardians have trips and experiences planned, and gird themselves for the unknown. Luckily, there´s plenty of places to take them all to eat. A universal joy. Buzz, Zilker, Simone, Tabitha, Cherise, and Antone: Arthur and Gricinda have their hands full. And it´s all worthwhile. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Woodson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/016862de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Wer ihn langweilt, fliegt raus! In seinem Late-Talk ´Applaus und Raus!´ genießt Comedian Oliver Polak absolutes Hausrecht. Das Skurrile an der Show: Polak weiß im Vorfeld nicht, wer seine Talk-Gäste sein werden. Wenn er von seinen Gesprächspartnern genug hat, schickt er sie nach Hause. Ob Stargast oder Politiker, ob Alltagsheld oder Mr. Unknown - Oliver Polak hat keine Ahnung, wer oder was auf ihn zukommt. Aber er ist neugierig, einfühlsam, teilt aus und kann dabei auch einstecken. Und er bestimmt, wie lange der Gast bleiben darf: Sobald Polak seinen Buzzer betätigt, muss sein Gesprächspartner die Bühne verlassen.
Short: Six children, ages nine through ´´almost´´ eighteen, have arrived in the City of Light, Paris. Arthur and Gricinda, two of the children´s parents, already having spent a romantic week alone in Paris, have received their arrival like flood gates at the ready. Their reserved hotel rooms still aren´t ready, and they continue to settle into, and enjoy the lights and sights of Paris, from three tiny furnished apartments side by side. Not ideal. But the two adult guardians have trips and experiences planned, and gird themselves for the unknown. And the older two children do take the younger four out for excursions. Which creates its own challenges. Buzz, Zilker, Simone, Tabitha, Cherise, and Antone. Arthur and Gricinda have their hands full. And it´s all worthwhile. More : Part Three of my ´´Slumming in Paris´´ Series. Part 3 is the second of seven novellas forming a subset with ´´Slumming in Paris,´´ additionally titled, ´´With the Children.´´ Further, an identifying title ´´Part´´ is given to each of the seven in the ´´With the Children´´ series. This book is ´´Boys and Girls in Paris.´´ The story continues with the children, and the adults beginning to more and more interact with the city of Paris, particularly the younger children. Parts 2 through 8 are comprehensive, with an over-arching theme and story of experiencing Paris, and finding what that experience means within. While Part One, ´´Slumming in Paris, Arthur and Gricinda´´ is more obviously focussed on the two adults, Parts 2-8 prominently feature the children. Experiencing Paris is, in this work, both symbolic, and an engulfing immersion all its own. The mystery, for each person who visits this wonderful city, is how to individually reconcile everything they have known before, and hope to know. And to know, in this instance, because there are so many characters, mostly young, is a variable thing. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Woodson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/019979de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
C2, Zondervan, and World Vision are teaming together on the most ambitious and ecumenical curriculum promoting Christian social responsibility and justice ever conceived. This is a topic that has been building a great deal of buzz within the ranks of Church leadership, but has not yet ignited as an action-based movement among North American Christians. That´s 77 million potential Good Samaritans sitting in the pews. And the time is now. The people are ready. The market is ready for the book, START -- becoming a Good Samaritan. START´s headliner curriculum brings together topical experts, theologians, mega-church pastors, front-line workers, victims, encouragers, and even "unknowns" to offer a complete picture of the problem and a practical understanding of how to be a Good Samaritan right now, right where each of us lives. We are all too painfully aware that the Church today is not known as aGood Samaritan. We´re known more as the priest or the Levite from the story - or worse. Rick Warren put his finger on the aching need for this curriculum and book when he said, "It´s time for a second reformation, not one of theology, but of works." 1. Language: English. Narrator: Reneé Raudman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/000817de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discover the 12 successful strategies to master social media, grow your followers & build your brand online (regardless of money, time, or experience). This book is a comprehensive guide packed with actionable social media tips, practical pointers and invaluable, little-known trade secrets. Inside you will also find plenty of handy examples and mini case studies of brands who´ve built an enviable social media presence to inspire you. From established multi-million dollar companies (Coca-Cola, GE, Groupon, Ben and Jerry´s) to small, everyday businesses, there is something you can learn and be inspired by to create success in your own niche or industry Here is a preview of what you will learn: The little known secrets to skyrocket your social shares and create a viral blitzkrieg! The X-Factor Effect used by top social media influencers like Gary Vaynerchuk and Tai Lopez to become the go-to authority in your field, and attract a loyal fan base of hungry, buying customers How an unknown Swiss village grew their social media likes and followers by leaps and bounds, resulting in a staggering 250% increase in tourism! (Very few brands get this right) How a small, home decor items retailer in Tuscan grew their tiny subscriber list by a whopping 200% in three weeks, resulting in $10,000 profit! How to host kickass social media events to generate huge amounts of buzz and build a ravenous audience. Millionaire/tech entrepreneur Alex Becker did this leading up to his book launch event and made 60k in one day Much, much more! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Norgaard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/067745de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The present work provides a platform for leading Data designers whose vision and creativity help us to anticipate major changes occurring in the Data Design field, and pre-empt the future. Each of them strives to provide new answers to the question, What challenges await Data Design? To avoid falling into too narrow a mind-set, each works hard to elucidate the breadth of Data Design today and to demonstrate its widespread application across a variety of business sectors. With end users in mind, designer-contributors bring to light the myriad of purposes for which the field was originally intended, forging the bond even further between Data Design and the aims and intentions of those who contribute to it. The first seven parts of the book outline the scope of Data Design, and presents a line-up of viewpoints that highlight this disciplines main topics, and offers an in-depth look into practices boasting both foresight and imagination. The eighth and final part features a series of interviews with Data designers and artists whose methods embody originality and marked singularity. As a result, a number of enlightening concepts and bright ideas unfold within the confines of this book to help dispel the thick fog around this new and still relatively unknown discipline. A plethora of equally eye-opening and edifying new terms, words, and key expressions also unfurl. Informing, influencing, and inspiring are just a few of the buzz words belonging to an initiative that is, first and foremost, a creative one, not to mention the possibility to discern the ever-changing and naturally complex nature of todays datasphere. Providing an invaluable and cutting-edge resource for design researchers, this work is also intended for students, professionals and practitioners involved in Data Design, Interaction Design, Digital & Media Design, Data & Information Visualization, Computer Science and Engineering. Designer and founder of the FXDESIGNSTUDIO digital design agency, and also Associate Professor at the University of Valenciennes and Hainaut-Cambresis (FRANCE), Dr. David Bihanic is of the rising generation of design professionals for whom originality refers specifically to their (learning and professional) transversal path. Dr. D. Bihanic is presently Head of the Masters degree in Digital Design and Vice-Director of the laboratory CALHISTE (Culture, Arts/Design, Literature, History of Societies and Foreign Territories). Dr. D. Bihanic examines the new paradigms of information visualization and manipulation of large and complex rich databases - it deals with recent design attempts in order to present multi-dimensional data graphically by mapping data and properties to different visual shapes, colors, and positions (e.g. experimental works which investigate novel ways of exploring information). Dr. D. Bihanic have been working as information designer at Thomson France R&D center. Through this experience, he received the expert status for his studies of systems dealing with the handling and processing of media covered information. Today, his research is mainly centered upon new end-user interfaces (map-like, tangible, relationship-based interfaces, etc.). Author of several papers relating to the new stakes of design, Dr D. Bihanic takes an active part in the evolution and transformations occurring in this field. List of authors: Ali Almossawi Mozilla Corporation, San Francisco, CA, USA David Bihanic CALHISTE Laboratory, University of Valenciennes and Hainaut-Cambresis, Valenciennes, France Rachel Binx Walnut, CA, USA Arlene Birt Background Stories, Ames, IA, USA Alberto Cairo University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, USA Andy Cameron New York, NY, USA Giorgio Caviglia Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA Dino Citraro Periscopic, Portland, OR, USA Nicholas Felton New York, NY, USA Steffen Fiedler Studio NAND, Berlin, Germany Fabien Girardin Near Future Laboratory, Sierre, Switzerland Wesley Grubbs Pitch Interactive, Berkeley, CA, USA Jonathan Harris New York, NY, USA Sha Hwang Walnut, CA, USA Jonas Loh Studio NAND, Berlin, Germany Giorgia Lupi Accurat, New York, NY, USA Pablo Martínez-Díez Tech (UPC), Barcelona, Spain; BAU Design College of Barcelona, Universitat de Vic (UVIC), Barcelona, Spain Scott Murray University of San Francisco (USF), San Francisco, CA, USA Santiago Ortiz Moebio, Buenos Aires, Argentina Stefanie Posavec London, UK Kim Rees Periscopic, Portland, OR, USA Mar Santamaria-Varas School of Architecture of Barcelona
Rogue cyber-criminals want Jacob Michaels, a brilliant young programmer, to join them. He just doesn´t know it yet. Jacob has the brains, expertise, and programming methods to get them what they want without discovery. With his best friend, Buzz, and a distractingly beautiful encryptionist in tow, Jacob enters the world of the Dark Internet here in the 21st century where the computer is the weapon of choice! With the cyber criminals engaged in international hacking, it´s easy to have your identity slip through your fingers. No one, including Jacob, believes it when he learns he has been targeted. Jacob finds the space between cyber good and cyber evil difficult to navigate as well as highly deadly. Jacob has settled into a quiet routine of a techno geek after his mother dies. The plans he made are disrupted when he discovers his life is in danger. He sets off on a mission that takes him into new technology views and exposes to him the inner-workings of unknown global technologists. Jacob learns that safeguards for technology are always evolving and being exploited. His challenge becomes how to keep ahead of the criminals and identify who to trust. Book one of The Enigma Series brings relevant technology elements of programming, encryption, crypto-currency, identity theft, and hacking to highlight the professional excellence of Jacob, more so perhaps due to his sheltered upbringing. Explore the horrific damage cyber criminals can inflict as the award-winning authors, Breakfield and Burkey, weave a complex tale of danger, intrigue, and international cyber combat in their debut thriller, The Enigma Factor. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Jay Cohen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088299de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Marianne J. Dyson recounts for us a time when women were making the first inroads into space flight control, a previously male-dominated profession. The story begins with the inspiration of the Apollo 11 landing on the Moon and follows the challenges of pursuing a science career as a woman in the 70s and 80s, when it was far from an easy path. Dyson relates the first five space shuttle flights from the personal perspective of mission planning and operations in Houston at the Johnson Space Center, based almost exclusively on original sources such as journals and NASA weekly activity reports. The books historical details about astronaut and flight controller training exemplify both the humorous and serious aspects of space operations up through the Challenger disaster, including the almost unknown fire in Mission Control during STS-5 that nearly caused an emergency entry of the shuttle. From an insider with a unique perspective and credentials to match, this a must-read for anyone interested in the workings of NASA during one of its busiest and defining times, and the challenges faced by women pursuing scientific careers. Marianne Dyson was inspired by Apollo to become one of the first women flight controllers for NASA during the early space shuttle program. She has an undergraduate degree in physics and enjoys sharing her passion for space at schools, museums and conferences. She has served as a technical reviewer for Scholastic, Enslow, National Geographic and Hampton Brown. Her childrens books have won the Society of Childrens Book Writers and Illustrators Golden Kite and the American Institute of Physics Science Writing awards and have been translated into multiple languages and excerpted for use in numerous state reading tests. A frequent contributor to Ad Astra, the magazine of the National Space Society, her science articles and science fiction stories for adults and children have appeared in national magazines and anthologies. She is currently coauthoring a childrens book about Mars with Buzz Aldrin for National Geographic.