Each of us enters the workplace not only as a human being, but as a woman or man, Leadership and the Sexes links the actual science of male/female brain differences to every aspect of business. Written by the New York Times best-selling author and gender expert Michael Gurian and acclaimed workplace gender consultant Barbara Annis, this groundbreaking audio weaves brain science and gender studies with real life examples from business leaders to provide a new vision of gender diversity.Leadership and the Sexes presents brain science tools with which listeners can look into the brains of men and women to understand themselves and one another. Provided are five GenderTools, which can be used immediately in executive, management, design and marketing teams. The gender science presented here has been used successfully by such diverse corporations as IBM, Nissan, Proctor & Gamble, Deloitte & Touche, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Brooks Sports, and many others. This gender science helps leaders increase their organization´s competitive edge, profits, and bottom line by:Increasing gender intelligence between men and women.Discovering new ways to supervise, negotiate, and manage.Revising male/female relationships to meet the demands of the global economyUnderstanding how to use gender science to sell and market products and services.The corporation that utilized the authentic differences between men and women is the organization that discovers significant competitive advantage. The company or firm that helps women and men understand each other discovers maximum success. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Marosz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000223/bk_gdan_000223_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Raising My Rainbow is Lori Duron’s frank, heartfelt, and brutally funny account of her and her family´s adventures of distress and happiness raising a gender-creative son. Whereas her older son, Chase, is a Lego-loving, sports-playing boy´s boy, her younger son, C.J., would much rather twirl around in a pink sparkly tutu, with a Disney Princess in each hand while singing Lady Gaga´s ´´Paparazzi´´. C.J. is gender variant or gender nonconforming, whichever you prefer. Whatever the term, Lori has a boy who likes girl stuff - really likes girl stuff. He floats on the gender-variation spectrum from super-macho-masculine on the left all the way to super-girly-feminine on the right. He´s not all pink and not all blue. He´s a muddled mess or a rainbow creation. Lori and her family choose to see the rainbow. Written in Lori´s uniquely witty and warm voice and launched by her incredibly popular blog of the same name, Raising My Rainbow is the unforgettable story of her wonderful family as they navigate the often challenging but never dull privilege of raising a slightly effeminate, possibly gay, totally fabulous son. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lori Duron. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018231/bk_adbl_018231_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Circling the Bases, leading sports economist Andrew Zimbalist continues his discussion and analysis of the major issues and challenges confronting the sports industry in the second decade of the 21st century. Presenting a general overview of the sports business at the college and professional levels, this volume places concerns such as the antitrust status of sports leagues, the stalled progress of gender equity in college sports, and the control of performance enhancing drugs in historical context. Zimbalist also provides a deeper understanding of how sports have fared and changed with the sharpening financial crisis and 2009 economic downturn from the morphing role of salary caps and revenue distribution and the rapid escalation of college coaches´ compensation to the financing of sports facilities and the economic impact of hosting the Olympic Games. In Circling the Bases, Zimbalist continues to show how the business of sports is evolving and how the sports industry is becoming more closely linked with the corporate sector and thus more vulnerable to the vicissitudes of the U.S. and world economies. Zimbalist deftly shows how sports are facing the uncertainties of the future and what the implications are for sports fans, players, owners, and leagues. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert J. Eckrich. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/013836/bk_acx0_013836_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From an award-winning writer whose work bristles with ´´hard-won strength, insight, agility, and love´´ (Maggie Nelson), an exquisite and troubling narrative of masculinity, violence, and society. In this groundbreaking new book, the author, a trans man, trains to fight in a charity match at Madison Square Garden while struggling to untangle the vexed relationship between masculinity and violence. Through his experience boxing - learning to get hit and to hit back; wrestling with the camaraderie of the gym; confronting the betrayals and strength of his own body - McBee examines the weight of male violence, the pervasiveness of gender stereotypes, and the limitations of conventional masculinity. A wide-ranging exploration of gender in our society, Amateur is ultimately a story of hope, as McBee traces a new way forward, a new kind of masculinity, inside the ring and outside of it. In this graceful, stunning, and uncompromising exploration of living, fighting, and healing, we gain insight into the stereotypes and shifting realities of masculinity today through the eyes of a new man. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Thomas Page McBee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/008877/bk_sans_008877_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What do vaginas and baseball have in common? Well...it´s really V-Day: a political movement to draw attention to women´s rights that is celebrated on Valentine´s Day - and that Susie looks at through the eyes of a sports fan. Susie goes over stats, batting averages, who´s left on base, sacrifice flies, fan favorites, and more...but it´s not really about baseball. Susie looks at the feminist wars, conservative movements, ´´I am vagina hear me roar,´´ violence against women, and misogyny. V-Day is part of the movement, organized by Eve Ensler, called One Billion Rising. Then, in this week´s ´´Try This at Home´´ mailbag segment, Susie forgoes a listener letter to bring you some inside gossip instead. The topic: whether it´s hotter to shave or not to shave. And this time around, we´re not talking pubic hairs, we´re talking faces! This is a steamy discussion about whether mutton chops, goatees, or clean-shaven faces are sexier. Have a question? You can call Susie´s hotline at 831-480-5110. And you can send your confidential questions - plus requests for free samples and blog banners! - to firstname.lastname@example.org. [Episode 559, March 1, 2013] Explicit Language Warning: You must be 18 years or older to purchase this program. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susie Bright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/suzy/130301/pf_suzy_130301_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Meet the Female Chauvinist Pig - the new brand of ´´empowered woman´´ who wears the Playboy bunny as a talisman, bares all for Girls Gone Wild, pursues casual sex as if it were a sport, and embraces ´´raunch culture´´ wherever she finds it. If male chauvinist pigs of years past thought of women as pieces of meat, Female Chauvinist Pigs of today are doing them one better, making sex objects of other women - and of themselves. They think they´re being brave, they think they´re being funny, but in Female Chauvinist Pigs, New York magazine writer Ariel Levy asks if the joke is on them. In her quest to uncover why this is happening, Levy interviews college women who flash for the cameras on spring break and teens raised on Paris Hilton and breast implants. She examines a culture in which every music video seems to feature a stripper on a pole, the memoirs of porn stars are climbing the best-seller lists, Olympic athletes parade their Brazilian bikini waxes in the pages of Playboy, and thongs are marketed to prepubescent girls. Levy meets the high-powered women who create raunch culture - the new oinking women warriors of the corporate and entertainment worlds who eagerly defend their efforts to be ´´one of the guys´´. And she traces the history of this trend back to conflicts between the women´s movement and the sexual revolution long left unresolved. In the tradition of Susan Faludi´s Backlash and Naomi Wolf´s The Beauty Myth, Levy pulls apart the myth of the Female Chauvinist Pig and argues that what has come to pass for liberating rebellion is actually a kind of limiting conformity. Irresistibly witty and wickedly intelligent, Female Chauvinist Pigs makes the case that the rise of raunch does not represent how far women have come, it only proves how far they have left to go. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Aimee Jolson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/007266/bk_adbl_007266_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Elliott J. Gorn´s The Manly Art tells the story of boxing´s origins and the sport´s place in American culture. When first published in 1986, the book helped shape the ways historians write about American sport and culture, expanding scholarly boundaries by exploring masculinity as an historical subject and by suggesting that social categories like gender, class, and ethnicity can be understood only in relation to each other. This updated edition of Gorn´s highly influential history of the early prize rings features a new afterword, the author´s meditation on the ways in which studies of sport, gender, and popular culture have changed in the quarter century since the book was first published. An updated bibliography ensures that The Manly Art will remain a vital resource for a new generation. ´´It didn´t occur to me until fairly late in the work that I was writing a book about the beginnings of a national celebrity culture. By 1860, a few boxers had become heroes to working-class men, and big fights drew considerable newspaper coverage, most of it quite negative since the whole enterprise was illegal. But a generation later, toward the end of the century, the great John L. Sullivan of Boston had become the nation´s first true sports celebrity, an American icon. The likes of poet Vachel Lindsay and novelist Theodore Dreiser lionized him - Dreiser called him ´a sort of prize fighting J. P. Morgan´ - and Ernest Thompson Seton, founder of the Boy Scouts, noted approvingly that he never met a lad who would not rather be Sullivan than Leo Tolstoy.´´ (From the Afterword to the Updated Edition) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Denny Delk. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/008697/bk_acx0_008697_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
She´s Penna Carstairs. The Renegade they call Rebel. FMX-treme Magazine´s sexiest female athlete of the year. There´s no rule in extreme sports she hasn´t broken, no gender barrier she hasn´t demolished. She´s the woman I met in a bar in Vegas. The woman I illegally BASE jumped for. The woman I spent one insane, incredible night with. But now I´m screwed. Or rather...not screwed. Because the woman I can´t get out of my head is the one woman I can never touch again. I´m Dr. Cruz Delgado - the youngest professor on this campus - and Penelope Carstairs just walked into my class. Each book in The Renegades series is a stand-alone story that can be enjoyed out of order. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brooke Bloomingdale, Ozzie Rodriguez. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/032525/bk_adbl_032525_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Blending the informed analysis of The Signal and the Noise with the instructive iconoclasm of Think Like a Freak, a fascinating, illuminating, and witty look at what the vast amounts of information now instantly available to us reveal about ourselves and our world - provided we ask the right questions. By the end of an average day in the early 21st century, human beings searching the Internet will amass eight trillion gigabytes of data. This staggering amount of information - unprecedented in history - can tell us a great deal about who we are - the fears, desires, and behaviors that drive us and the conscious and unconscious decisions we make. From the profound to the mundane, we can gain astonishing knowledge about the human psyche that less than 20 years ago seemed unfathomable. Everybody Lies offers fascinating, surprising, and sometimes laugh-out-loud insights into everything from economics to ethics to sports to race to sex, gender, and more, all drawn from the world of big data. What percentage of white voters didn´t vote for Barack Obama because he´s black? Does where you go to school effect how successful you are in life? Do parents secretly favor boy children over girls? Do violent films affect the crime rate? Can you beat the stock market? How regularly do we lie about our sex lives, and who´s more self-conscious about sex, men or women? Investigating these questions and a host of others, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz offers revelations that can help us understand ourselves and our lives better. Drawing on studies and experiments on how we really live and think, he demonstrates in fascinating and often funny ways the extent to which all the world is indeed a lab. With conclusions ranging from strange-but-true to thought-provoking to disturbing, he explores the power of this digital truth serum and its deeper potential - revealing biases deeply embedded within us, information we can use to change our culture... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Andres Pabon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005983/bk_harp_005983_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Speed Girl is the true story of how aerospace engineer turned race-car driver Janet Guthrie triumphed over hostility, chauvinism - even sabotage - to become the first woman to finish the Indianapolis 500. It´s the 1970s, and the fight for women´s rights is gaining speed. In the sports world, Billie Jean King is breaking gender barriers on the tennis court. Janet Guthrie doesn´t consider herself a ´´women´s libber,´´ but to racing´s good ol´ boys, she´s a threat. When Guthrie makes a bid for Indy in 1976, the other drivers slam her mercilessly, even suggesting she´s really a man. Fans heckle her, hoping she´ll crash. Guthrie smiles through the pain and qualifies for Indy in 1978. And even a broken wrist and a rift on her team can´t derail her - she finishes in the top ten. Bestselling author Stephan Talty´s riveting biography brings Guthrie´s passion and persistence vividly to life. With gripping realism, Speed Girl immerses listeners in the untold story of the woman who came to Indy a racer and left a trailblazer. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christina Traister. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/009005/bk_brll_009005_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.