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Learn the history of the Davis Cup with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. The Davis Cup weighs more than 100 kilograms, is over one meter tall, and is the world´s oldest sports trophy. It has been filled with champagne in Paris nightclubs, stolen in Peru, and locked in bank vaults during World Wars. These days, it is sought after by more than 100 countries every year and known to many as the ´´holy grail´´ of men´s tennis. The Davis Cup tournament started in 1889 when four Harvard students decided to test their tennis skills against players in Britain. The prize was neither money nor fame, but simply a silver trophy. Dwight Davis, one of the Harvard students who later became the US Secretary of War, paid $1000 out of his own money to buy the original Davis Cup. It is now worth approximately 600,000 US dollars and is used as the prize for the largest team tournament in the world. Perfect to listen to while commuting, exercising, shopping or cleaning the house.. iMinds brings knowledge to your MP3 with 8 minute information segments to whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind. iMinds offers 12 main categories; become a Generalist by increasing your knowledge of Business, Politics, People, History, Pop Culture, Mystery, Crime, Culture, Religion, Concepts, Science and Sport. Clean and concise, crisp and engaging, discover what you never knew you were missing. iMinds is the knowledge solution for the information age cutting through the white noise to give you quick, accurate knowledge .. Perfect your dinner party conversation, impress your boss - an excellent way to discover topics of interest for the future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Luca James Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/imnd/000046/bk_imnd_000046_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Americana as genuine as it gets. Heartwarming. Hilarious. Archetypal. Seventeen stories of small-town America that will make you laugh. Guaranteed. If you grew up in the rural Midwest, you´ve met big, easy-going Sheriff Tip Tungate, with his uniquely local sense of justice. You´ve sat in front of hulking principal Butch Bauer, who runs ´´the best sports program in the state´´, and seen his football trophies in the display case behind him. You know Mrs. Aubrey, the church secretary who knows everything, and Pastor Frank, the minister with a secret. You´ve eaten breaded tenderloin at Big Iva´s Truckstop while watching goings-on among the Peterbilts. You have eaten baked beans and chocolate cake at the church carry-in supper, been embarrassed by a revival, and seen what happens in small towns to intellectuals who won´t shut up. Seat of Howarth County, Indiana, not far north of the Ohio River, Sedalia is on no map, but lives in the hearts of Hoosiers everywhere. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Crow Johnson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/055350/bk_acx0_055350_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´Sarah doesn´t just sit at the table - she stands on it. She´s full of inspiring advice about how to bounce back from failures, speak your truth, embrace your quirks, and have a lot more fun along the way.´ (Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and founder of Leanin.org) As a child Sarah Robb O´Hagan felt destined to become a champion, but her early efforts at sport, music and theatre failed to reveal a natural superstar. Unwilling to settle for average, she learned through a series of dramatic successes and epic failures to follow her own path to success. Sarah climbed the corporate ladder at Virgin Atlantic, Nike, Gatorade and Equinox - also becoming a wife, a mother and an endurance athlete - and though in her 20s she was fired twice, in her 30s she led the turnaround of a $5 billion sports drink business. Her approach has stemmed from personal experience and inspiration from the band of highly accomplished ´Extremers´ that she has met along the way: entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, TV personalities, an Olympic champion downhill skier, a former secretary of state, and even a world-famous tattoo artist. These Extremers helped her recognise that success doesn´t come from conforming, hiding weaknesses or reaching some preplanned destination. The bolder choice is to embrace Extreme You: to bring all that is distinctive and relevant about yourself to everything you do and to bring out the Extreme in the people and the culture around you. Inspiring, practical and funny, Extreme You is Sarah´s training programme for developing the drive, originality and fierce attitude to become the best version of you. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sandy Rustin, Sarah Robb O´Hagan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/001321/bk_twuk_001321_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Jewels of Happiness by peace visionary Sri Chinmoy offers rich inspiration for cultivating happiness in life. The chapters are read by distinguished individuals from many fields, each of whom has made a unique contribution to the world. The 17 readers include Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Grammy Award winner Roberta Flack, Emmy and Tony Award winner Judith Light and Olympic great Carl Lewis. Topics include Peace, Love, Joy, Power, Sincerity, Self-Transcendence and Happiness. In simple and accessible language, with practical exercises, each section of the audio book gives life to one of these essential qualities.Sri Chinmoy led the Peace Meditations at the United Nations twice weekly for 37 years at the invitation of UN Secretary-General U Thant. The meditations, which continue to this day, seek to provide an oasis of inner peace for UN delegates and staff. Sri Chinmoy also founded the world’s largest global relay run, the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run. Through his prolific creativity in literature, music, sport, art and humanitarian service, this dedicated friend of humanity encouraged people of all nations to bring forward the best in themselves for their own fulfilment and for the progress of the world.The Jewels of Happiness was launched at United Nations Headquarters on the eve of the first UN-declared International Day of Happiness. The emerging field of ´´happiness economics” is now discovering what wise men and women have always known: that the happiness of a society depends upon far more than material wealth. Reflecting the ideal of unity in diversity, the readers convey Sri Chinmoy’s illumining insights into genuine happiness with conviction, variety and charm.TABLE OF CONTENTSPreface and Introduction - Amb. Anwarul Chowdhury, Under-Secretary General and High Representative to the United NationsPeace - Archbishop Desmond Tutu, 1984 Nobel Peace LaureateLov... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Desmond Tutu, Roberta Flack, Carl Lewis, Judith Light, Anwarul Chowdhury. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/005600/bk_acx0_005600_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1900, aged 22, Charles Stewart Rolls was the best known motorist in Britain, better known than Jeremy Clarkson today, having won the ´´Thousand Mile Trial´´ of that year, the event that launched motoring as a practical popular concept. Rolls followed his success in the Trial by racing in highly dangerous inter-city races in Europe. He drove the fastest time ever achieved in Britain, although this was never ratified. At the same time, Rolls ran a large car-sales and service showroom in London, employing 70 staff with space for 200 cars. In the span of six months, he persuaded the secretary of the Automobile Society of Great Britain and Ireland to join him, and then, shortly after, discovered Henry Royce with whom his name is now forever linked. This triumvirate of talented engineers and businessmen took Rolls-Royce Ltd. to the pinnacle of motor and aero engineering that the company has occupied ever since. Rolls helped create the new sport of hot-air ballooning and raced his balloon for his country. He then joined a select band of intrepid pioneers who risked all to prove the theory of powered flight. He was first to fly the English Channel both ways but weeks later perished at the Bournemouth Air Show. Engineer, salesman, aristocrat, pioneer, and businessman, Charles Rolls offers us a timely reminder of British invention, courage, and ingenuity more than 100 years ago. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bruce Lawson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/051842/bk_acx0_051842_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One of the most captivating heroes of the last decade and the author of the New York Times best seller Highest Duty explores the nature of leadership with some of America´s best and brightest. At a time of political polarization and economic turmoil, we yearn for superior leadership. Few have demonstrated this trait better than Captain ´´Sully´´ Sullenberger, a man who embodies the core values that are at the heart of America: responsibility, optimism, integrity, loyalty, and compassion. In this follow-up to his best-selling memoir, Sullenberger engages nearly a dozen distinguished Americans to explore the nature of leadership, what it means, what it takes, and how it can be fostered and developed in all of our lives. They are asked the important questions: Where do the best leaders come from? And how do the most successful and creative truly lead, motivate, and inspire? Sullenberger talks to men and women from diverse fields, including space exploration, business, government, education, sports, finance, medicine, and the military - all of whom embodying, in the truest sense, moral courage and leadership by personal example. Among those included are: Tony La Russa, the legendary baseball manager; Gene Kranz, the NASA flight director during the historic Gemini and Apollo programs; Michelle Rhee, founder of the New Teacher Project; former governor of Michigan Jennifer Granholm; Jim Sinegal, co-founder and CEO of Costco; Lieutenant Colonel Tammy Duckworth, former assistant secretary with the Department of Veterans Affairs; Bill Bratton, former NYPD commissioner and LAPD chief; and former Labor secretary Robert Reich. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chesley B. Sullenberger, Michael McConnohie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/002889/bk_harp_002889_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
William E Simon - quintessential American figure of the American century: Wall Street wunderkind, Treasury Secretary under Presidents Nixon and Ford, successful entrepreneur, US Olympic Committee president, best-selling author, pioneering philanthropist, and devout Catholic. Simon´s insightful and often humorous autobiography, A Time for Reflection, includes a diverse cast of characters whose lives intersected with his own - from the President and his advisers at the White House to the highest realms of the Catholic Church (in particular, Cardinal Egan), to celebrities, like actress Meryl Streep and sports figures, like basketball coach Bobby Knight. In A Time for Reflection, Simon offers us some behind-the-scenes glimpses of history being made, including: President Nixon as Simon knew him, both in office and after; how Simon confronted Ronald Reagan during the Republican convention in 1980 to help nix the idea of a co-presidency with Gerald Ford; the tumult of the 1980 Moscow Olympic games, boycotted by the United States, and the 1984 Los Angeles games, boycotted by the Soviet Union; how Simon battled the Arab ´oil crisis´ as ´energy czar´ for President Nixon; Simon´s fight in the Ford administration against Vice President Nelson Rockefeller on how to help a bankrupt New York City; making the case for freedom with his best-selling books A Time for Truth and A Time for Action. Simon´s fascinating life also encompassed sailing adventures - including conquering the Northwest Passage from Alaska to Greenland and being named king by a group of Fiji islanders - as well as adventures of the soul: giving away millions to charity; becoming a Eucharistic minister; and helping to care for the sick, the poor, and the dying. William E. Simon passed away on June 2000, but his autobiography, written in conjunction with and completed by John M Caher, is now published for the first time. It is a testimony to one of the truly impres... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Olsen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/000881/bk_acx0_000881_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The former president of Gatorade and Equinox draws unconventional insights and kickass lessons from her personal and professional experiences and from a band of highly accomplished ´´Extremers´´ from business, sports, and entertainment to help you rock your career and live the boldest version of yourself. From childhood, Sarah Robb O´Hagan felt destined to become a champion, but her early efforts at sports, in school, and in music made it clear she was no natural superstar. Unwilling to settle for average, she decided to go Extreme. From working with Richard Branson as a thriving Virgin Atlantic executive in her 20s to being fired and nearly deported a matter of months later, she learned through a series of surprising successes and epic fails that the extremes of her experiences were the engine of her success. Making her way up the corporate ladder to become an executive at Nike, global president of Gatorade, and president of the luxury fitness company Equinox - as well as a wife, a mother, and an endurance athlete - she took the opportunity to learn from her relationships with extremely successful athletes, entertainers, and business and political leaders, discovering that across a wide range of pursuits - from Olympic skier to disruptive entrepreneur, from White House chef to secretary of state - Extremers follow the same method to realize their potential. She learned to develop an almost magical inner drive, challenge by challenge, until she could outperform almost any competition; to embrace her interests, talents, and idiosyncrasies and present them as unique specialties; and to step up - and step out of line - without letting her ego blow up all her hard work. She learned how to grit her teeth in the face of embarrassing failures, get over her weaknesses, and relentlessly test herself to reach her next level of success. In every challenging situation, personal or professional, individuals face the pressure to conform to the accep... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sarah Robb O´Hagan, Sandy Rustin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005902/bk_harp_005902_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Condoleezza Rice has excelled as a diplomat, political scientist, and concert pianist. Her achievements run the gamut from helping to oversee the collapse of communism in Europe and the decline of the Soviet Union, to working to protect the country in the aftermath of 9-11, to becoming only the second woman - and the first black woman ever -- to serve as Secretary of State. But until she was 25, she never learned to swim - not because she wouldn´t have loved to, but because when she was a little girl in Birmingham, Alabama, Commissioner of Public Safety Bull Connor decided he´d rather shut down the city´s pools than give black citizens access. Throughout the 1950´s, Birmingham´s black middle class largely succeeded in insulating their children from the most corrosive effects of racism, providing multiple support systems to ensure the next generation would live better than the last. Condoleezza´s father, John, a minister and educator, instilled in her a love of sports and politics. Her mother, a teacher, developed Condoleezza’s passion for piano and exposed her to the fine arts. From both, Rice learned the value of faith in the face of hardship and the importance of giving back to the community. As comfortable describing lighthearted family moments as she is recalling the poignancy of her mother’s cancer battle and the heady challenge of going toe-to-toe with Soviet leaders, Rice holds nothing back in this remarkably candid telling. This is the story of Condoleezza Rice that has never been told, not that of an ultra-accomplished world leader, but of a little girl - and a young woman - trying to find her place in a sometimes hostile world, and of two exceptional parents, and an extended family and community, that made all the difference. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Condoleezza Rice. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002426/bk_rand_002426_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.