Today´s leaders are grappling with the pace and complexity of change, the challenge of supporting healthy collaboration and alignment among teams, and the resulting stress and burnout. The practice of mindful leadership may be one of the most important competencies in business today if leaders are to move beyond fear, anxiety, nagging self-doubt, and the feeling of constant overwhelm.Marc Lesser has taught his proven seven-step method to leaders at Google, Genentech, SAP, Facebook, and dozens of other Fortune 500 companies for over 20 years and has distilled a lifetime of mindfulness and business experience into these chapters. This incredibly practical yet accessible book draws on Marc´s experience as a CEO of three companies, as cofounder of the world-renowned Search Inside Yourself (SIY) program within Google, and as a longtime Zen practitioner.The principles in this book can be applied to leadership at any level, providing listeners with the tools they need to shift awareness, enhance communication, build trust, eliminate fear and self-doubt, and minimize unnecessary workplace drama. Embracing any one of the seven practices alone can be life-changing. When used together, they support a path of well-being, productivity, and positive influence. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neil Hellegers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/015873/bk_tant_015873_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The New York Times bestselling, IACP award-winning cookbook (and a Cooking Light Top 100 Cookbook of the Last 25 Years) from the celebrated food blogger and founder of smittenkitchen.com. Deb Perelman loves to cook. She isn´t a chef or a restaurant owner-she´s never even waitressed. Cooking in her tiny Manhattan kitchen was, at least at first, for special occasions-and, too often, an unnecessarily daunting venture. Deb found herself overwhelmed by the number of recipes available to her. Have you ever searched for the perfect birthday cake on Google? You´ll get more than three million results. Where do you start? What if you pick a recipe that´s downright bad? With the same warmth, candor, and can-do spirit her award-winning blog, Smitten Kitchen, is known for, here Deb presents more than 100 recipes-almost entirely new, plus a few favorites from the site-that guarantee delicious results every time. Gorgeously illustrated with hundreds of her beautiful color photographs, The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook is all about approachable, uncompromised home cooking. Here you´ll find better uses for your favorite vegetables: asparagus blanketing a pizza; ratatouille dressing up a sandwich; cauliflower masquerading as pesto. These are recipes you´ll bookmark and use so often they become your own, recipes you´ll slip to a friend who wants to impress her new in-laws, and recipes with simple ingredients that yield amazing results in a minimum amount of time. Deb tells you her favorite summer cocktail; how to lose your fear of cooking for a crowd; and the essential items you need for your own kitchen. From salads and slaws that make perfect side dishes (or a full meal) to savory tarts and galettes; from Mushroom Bourguignon to Chocolate Hazelnut Crepe Cake, Deb knows just the thing for a Tuesday night, or your most special occasion.
The best-selling SEO book in history has been updated! This audiobook has taught more than 10,000 business owners, marketing managers, marketing students, and even professional marketing agency staff how to increase the ranking of any website: #1 in advertising #1 in web marketing #1 in sales and marketing #1 in e-commerce Ever wondered how websites get to the top of Google? Experienced Google ranking expert Tim Kitchen shares the secrets of the industry that many pay tens of thousands for. You will learn: How to get your website on the first page - and in first position - of Google The strategies that have taken businesses from $2,000/month to $996,332 per month, and grown leads from 35 per month to 115 per day The secrets behind some of the world’s most effective SEO campaigns How to get multiple rankings on the first page of Google How to find and target the most profitable keywords in your market (clue: they are NOT the ones that most of your competitors will be targeting) How to spot the weaknesses in your market and go from invisible to dominant Whether or not you’re getting good value from your SEO agency or team How to avoid the costly mistakes that hold rankings back and reduce profitable traffic What to do with your blog to turn it from a lonely wilderness into a traffic and sales generator How to capitalize on the ‘low hanging fruit’ that can move rankings in weeks Why SEO will exist as long as Search Engines exist, and how to develop a future-proof strategy 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Cameron-Kitchen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/112777/bk_acx0_112777_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Seven Practices of a Mindful Leader:Lessons from Google and a Zen Monastery Kitchen Marc Lesser
If you’re running (or starting) an agency, the odds are against you. The market is saturated and it’s hard to gain the trust of new customers.How do you build a truly remarkable agency business that wins and keeps clients?In The Agency: Build - Grow - Repeat, you’ll discover proven and actionable strategies and tools to build a remarkable agency business that wins and keeps clients (and staff).You’ll discover how to:Create a powerful mission that motivates your staff and customersBuild powerful sales and pitching processes that win new businessForm a compelling proposition that sets you apart from your competitorsFind, train and motivate the best people for your agencyMarket your agency online and offline with tested strategies and channelsImprove profitabilitySet powerful objectives and build road-maps that guide you and your teamCreate bullet-proof agreements and on-boarding proceduresAnd much moreAuthor Luca Senatore, director at multi-award-winning digital agency Genie Goals, (also BJJ and former mixed martial arts athlete), went from speaking no English and being fired from a kitchen porter role to building and growing seven successful businesses, positively impacting thousands of people in the process. He’s a regularly-invited speaker at Google, a top-five-ranked international marketing expert, and a straight talker - in this book he leaves no secret unshared.´´Luca’s genuine and fearless drive for self-development, and for making a massive and positive impact on team members, clients, and community, is deeply inspiring.” (Alberto Frasarin, Country Head, Italy - Global Marketing Solutions B.U. - Google) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cory Rimes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/156497/bk_acx0_156497_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome to Forbes for October 20th, 2014 from Audible. This edition contains seven feature articles. In the cover story, ´´Inside Pinterest: The Coming Ad Colossus that Could Dwarf Twitter and Facebook´´ – Facebook monetizes the past, Twitter the present. Pinterest, by organizing your wishes and dreams, can identify what you might do or buy in the future. That´s a model worth $5 billion for the social network with almighty Google in its sights.Also, ´´Shale Gas and Buffett´s Billions Fuel Turnaround at Dow Chemical´´ – Back when few people suspected North America was sitting on a lifetime supply of cheap oil and gas, Dow shares plunged 80% to $6 a share. Then came the shale boom and Warren Buffet; Dow shares have risen eightfold from their 2009 lows.Next, ´´Houzz´s Founders Have Become Tech´s Newest Power Couple´´ – Just five years after starting Houzz at their kitchen table, Israeli immigrants Adi Tatarko and Alon Cohen have produced one of the top 200 Web properties in the U-S. Venture investors, betting that Houzz will capture big chunks of the $300 billion U-S design and decor market, now value the company at more than $2 billion.Then, ´´How Proto Labs Is Building the Factory of the Future´´ Ambition has a distinctive sound – and you can hear it if you step inside the newly renovated plant outside Plymouth, Minn. Proto Labs’ machines are running 24 hours a day, sculpting small bricks from dozens of different types of plastics and metals into parts that will serve as prototypes for the likes of Xerox, Northrop Grumman, and Ford.We´ll also tell you about, ´´Biotech´s Builder: How the Pharma´s Landlord Could Benefit from the Drug Boom´´ – As the tech industry falls back in love with urban America, Joel Marcus, landlord to the booming biotechnology business, is perfectly positioned to strike it rich.Followed by, ´´The Oil Patch Prince: A Great Tale of West Texas´´ – Six years ago Bryan Sheffield had no en 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Borgers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/forb/141020/pe_forb_141020_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The landmark work on mindfulness, meditation, and healing, now revised and updated after twenty-five years Stress. It can sap our energy, undermine our health if we let it, even shorten our lives. It makes us more vulnerable to anxiety and depression, disconnection and disease. Based on Jon Kabat-Zinn´s renowned mindfulness-based stress reduction program, this classic, groundbreaking work-which gave rise to a whole new field in medicine and psychology-shows you how to use medically proven mind-body approaches derived from meditation and yoga to counteract stress, establish greater balance of body and mind, and stimulate well-being and healing. By engaging in these mindfulness practices and integrating them into your life from moment to moment and from day to day, you can learn to manage chronic pain, promote optimal healing, reduce anxiety and feelings of panic, and improve the overall quality of your life, relationships, and social networks. This second edition features results from recent studies on the science of mindfulness, a new Introduction, up-to-date statistics, and an extensive updated reading list. Full Catastrophe Living is a book for the young and the old, the well and the ill, and anyone trying to live a healthier and saner life in our fast-paced world. Praise for Full Catastrophe Living ´´To say that this wise, deep book is helpful to those who face the challenges of human crisis would be a vast understatement. It is essential, unique, and, above all, fundamentally healing.´´-Donald M. Berwick, M.D., president emeritus and senior fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement ´´One of the great classics of mind/body medicine.´´-Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D., author of Kitchen Table Wisdom ´´A book for everyone . . . Jon Kabat-Zinn has done more than any other person on the planet to spread the power of mindfulness to the lives of ordinary people and major societal institutions.´´-Richard J. Davidson, founder and chair, Center for Investigating Healthy Minds, University of Wisconsin-Madison ´´This is the ultimate owner´s manual for our lives. What a gift!´´-Amy Gross, former editor in chief, O: The Oprah Magazine ´´I first read Full Catastrophe Living in my early twenties and it changed my life.´´-Chade-Meng Tan, Jolly Good Fellow of Google and author of Search Inside Yourself ´´Jon Kabat-Zinn´s classic work on the practice of mindfulness to alleviate stress and human suffering stands the test of time, a most useful resource and practical guide. I recommend this new edition enthusiastically to doctors, patients, and anyone interested in learning to use the power of focused awareness to meet life´s challenges, whether great or small.´´-Andrew Weil, M.D., author of Spontaneous Happiness and 8 Weeks to Optimum Health ´´How wonderful to have a new and updated version of this classic book that invited so many of us down a path that transformed our minds and awakened us to the beauty of each moment, day-by-day, through our lives. This second edition, building on the first, is sure to become a treasured sourcebook and traveling companion for new generations who seek the wisdom to live full and fulfilling lives.´´-Diana Chapman Walsh, Ph.D., president emerita of Wellesley College