Paul Polak, whose organization International Development Enterprises (IDE) has directly helped over 17 million people get out of poverty permanently, exposes the top 3 things we are doing wrong in our efforts to end the root causes of poverty. He then, through the story of a Nepali farmer, goes on to detail solutions for what actually works when it comes to ending poverty. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric Bodrero. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/003469/bk_acx0_003469_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Despite the success stories publicized by Atkins, South Beach, Weight Watchers, and others, 90% of all diets end in failure. How can we fix the way we lose weight so that we make results last? Weight-loss expert Dr. Yoni Freedhoff has uncovered the flawed thinking that sabotages even the most earnest weight-loss efforts. The majority of dieting or weight-loss programs call for regular sacrifice: Give up an entire food group; fight hunger day and night; undertake exhausting and grueling exercise regiments. These approaches are unrealistic, unhealthy, and make it nearly impossible to maintain results. Now, at last, there is hope. In The Diet Fix, Dr. Freedhoff offers a tested program for breaking down the negative thought patterns that prevent people from losing weight and keeping it off. Through the course of years of research and patient treatment, he has developed a 10-Day Reset that supports losing weight while maintaining a healthy, enjoyable lifestyle. This reset is designed to eliminate the habits that so often lead to weight gain: Use it to shut down cravings, prevent indulgences from turning into binges, and break up with the scale once and for all. The 10-Day Reset can make any diet more effective, whether it’s low-carb, low-fat, meal replacement, calorie tracking, or anything in between. Whether used on its own or in conjunction with any other diet, Dr. Freedhoff’s program shows how to replace this toxic dieting mindset with positive beliefs and behaviors. It is time to break the cycle of traumatic dieting. With The Diet Fix, Dr. Freedhoff offers a groundbreaking, useable guide to begin living happily while losing permanently. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Yoni Freedhoff, M.D.. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003765/bk_rand_003765_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Retirement Fail, top financial advisor Greg Sullivan shares the insights he has gained over his 35-year career in wealth management to help you identify potential pitfalls and learn how to safeguard your hard-earned retirement assets. Because, contrary to what most people think, it is not poor portfolio performance that usually busts your retirement accounts. Rather, it´s the emotional decisions you make that can cause major problems. Whether it´s buying a vacation home that is beyond your reach, subsidizing your adult kids to a degree that is ill advised, or passing on the umbrella insurance your advisor recommended, the choices you make have an enormous effect on whether you´ll be able to enjoy the comfortable retirement you´ve dreamed about. Retirement Fail lays out the nine common hazards that trip up otherwise well-prepared retirees, encouraging you to think through your decisions and set a course aligned with your values and your ultimate goals. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Berkrot. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/002874/bk_gdan_002874_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A masterful introduction to the key ideas behind the successes - and failures - of free-market economics Since 1946, Henry Hazlitt´s best-selling Economics in One Lesson has popularized the belief that economics can be boiled down to one simple lesson: market prices represent the true cost of everything. But one-lesson economics tells only half the story. It can explain why markets often work so well, but it can´t explain why they often fail so badly - or what we should do when they stumble. As Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Samuelson quipped, ´´When someone preaches ´economics in one lesson´, I advise: go back for the second lesson.´´ In Economics in Two Lessons, John Quiggin teaches both lessons, offering a masterful introduction to the key ideas behind the successes - and failures - of free markets. Economics in Two Lessons explains why market prices often fail to reflect the full cost of our choices to society as a whole. For example, every time we drive a car, fly in a plane, or flick a light switch, we contribute to global warming. But, in the absence of a price on carbon emissions, the costs of our actions are borne by everyone else. In such cases, government action is needed to achieve better outcomes. Two-lesson economics means giving up the dogmatism of laissez-faire as well as the reflexive assumption that any economic problem can be solved by government action, since the right answer often involves a mixture of market forces and government policy. But the payoff is huge: understanding how markets actually work - and what to do when they don´t. Brilliantly accessible, Economics in Two Lessons unlocks the essential issues at the heart of any economic question. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gildart Jackson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/013284/bk_blak_013284_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Shortlisted for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2012. Why are some nations more prosperous than others? Why Nations Fail sets out to answer this question, with a compelling and elegantly argued new theory: that it is not down to climate, geography or culture, but because of institutions. Drawing on an extraordinary range of contemporary and historical examples, from ancient Rome through the Tudors to modern-day China, leading academics Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson show that to invest and prosper, people need to know that if they work hard, they can make money and actually keep it - and this means sound institutions that allow virtuous circles of innovation, expansion and peace. Based on fifteen years of research, and answering the competing arguments of authors ranging from Max Weber to Jeffrey Sachs and Jared Diamond, Acemoglu and Robinson step boldly into the territory of Francis Fukuyama and Ian Morris. They blend economics, politics, history and current affairs to provide a new, powerful and persuasive way of understanding wealth and poverty.
Dilbert creator Scott Adams´ funny memoir about his many failures and what they eventually taught him about success Scott Adams has probably failed at more things than anyone you´ve ever met. So how did he go from hapless office worker and serial failure to the creator of Dilbert, one of the world´s most famous comic strips, in just a few years? No career guide can offer advice that works for everyone. Your best bet is to study the ways of others who made it big and try to glean some tricks that make sense for you. So here Scott Adams tells how he turned one failure after another - including a corporate career, inventions, investments, and two restaurants - into something successful. Along the way he discovered some unlikely truths. Goals are for losers; systems are for winners. Forget ´passion´; what you need is personal energy. In this brilliant book, Adams shows us how to invite failure in, embrace it, then pick its pocket. While you laugh at his failures, you´ll discover some helpful ideas for your own path to personal victory.
Follow Jacinta, a young Australian Entrepreneur in The Art & Entertainment Industry, take her invention to Europe, to launch a Digital Trading Desk for Artists. Join the adventures from Amsterdam to Athens as Jacinta explores her own limits. And enjoy the successes and learn from her failure along the way! Feel the heartache which comes when the Entrepreneur must let go of the vision and hard work! And treasure the business savvy and possibilities of digital commerce – you are live and instantly Global Entrepreneurs now!