Literature in the English lessons of German elementary schools - demonstrated at the example of Julia Donaldsons and Axel Schefflers book The Gruffalo (1999):1. Auflage Stefanie Wagenbrenner
Lean is a business methodology that leads to astonishing results in all business sectors - from mass manufacturing to government administration. Centering on concepts developed by leading automotive manufacturer, Toyota, in the creation of the venerated Toyota Production System, lean sets out broad goals that can be adapted to improve the outlook of any organization and provides a comprehensive toolkit to aid in achieving them. It is important to understand both the vision and the tools of lean in order to properly implement a lean culture within a company; the toolkit is useless without an understanding of the purpose you are working to achieve. Lean Business brings lean to life, providing insight into examples of real world lean transformations that have taken place over the last few decades. We will look at organizations spanning several diverse sectors of industry, all of which have implemented lean systems and cultures to reach unimagined heights of productivity, efficiency, critical acclaim, and financial success. While this book can stand alone as testament to the power of lean, it should also be taken as inspiration. Here we will show you what real companies and organizations have been able to achieve through lean. We will show you that lean can be applied to a multitude of business structures without diminishing the success of the outcome. We hope that this will whet your appetite, propelling you to find out more about how your organization can benefit from lean. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrea Erickson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/031302/bk_acx0_031302_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Product failures are never something that a product manager wants to talk about. We all live with the secret dread that someday the product that we are responsible for might turn out to be a failure. When that happens, we all expect that we´ll be asked to leave the company. It turns out that we´re all missing an important learning opportunity. Products do fail, and they end up failing for a wide range of reasons. Every product failure is loaded with fantastic learning opportunities for product managers. We just need to take the time and open our eyes to see what we can learn from each failure. Some of the biggest companies out there have suffered very public product failures. Talented product managers at companies like Coke, Dell, Pepsi, Cisco, and Microsoft have all done their best to bring a product to the market with the hopes of having a runaway success, only to fail. Given all of the resources at their disposal, these failures are even more surprising. As product managers, we need to carefully study what happened in each of these cases. The better that we can understand what went wrong at these well-funded and well-staffed firms, the better chance we have of avoiding making the same mistakes. Contained in this book are the tips and tricks that you are going to need in order to spot when a product is going to fail. As you read each chapter, think about how you can start to use this new information in your job immediately. I think that you are going to be both surprised and pleased with how much this information is going to help you avoid making the mistakes that have caused so many other products to fail! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Anderson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/013603/bk_acx0_013603_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hear About the Most Beautiful and Greenest School of Art, Design, and Media at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. This book was written for an undergraduate art class. Our assignment was to develop a review of a popular building consisting of green architecture and use art definitions and scholarly opinions to review that building. I received a high grade for this essay, and my college professor was very pleased with my writing. This is a beautiful building and deserves recognition not by the media, but also by a scholarly author and artist. Dive into this book to learn about one of the most beautiful building´s in the entire world. Author holds an Associate´s Degree of Business Management Technology as well as a Bachelor´s Degree of Business Administration from Tiffin University. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Trevor Clinger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037212/bk_acx0_037212_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
People spend money on food, fashion, and fun. But how can you spend money wisely? How do you figure out what you want to buy and what you need to buy? Money is a key part of our world, and knowing how to use it is especially important. Listen to this audiobook to learn how to save, to spend, and to build your own budget. As part of the Searchlight Books™ collection, this series sheds light on an important economics topic: How do we use money? Real-life examples will help you find the answers! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Intuitive. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lrnr/000635/bk_lrnr_000635_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book is an example of the noir thriller genre. Drake Mardoon is a private detective brought in by the Chicago Police Department to assist tracking down a serial killer. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles E. Watson, Anna-Lisa Hackett, William Bradford. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/076497/bk_acx0_076497_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Have you ever asked yourself why some people seem to get everything easily and others don´t? Everything you have in your life today is a direct result of your thoughts, beliefs, and expectations. Nothing happens ´´just because´´. Find out how to take control of your life and how a couple of small steps every day can change everything. 30 Days is not just a book that you listen to. To make it work, you have to work and do the exercises it proposes consistently over time. In this simple, fast-paced audiobook, you will be learning what it takes to create the life you want. 30 Days is for people who are struggling, wanting to change their lives, but they feel powerless and think change comes from the outside. They also keep doing the same things over and over expecting a different result, which Albert Einstein considered to be the purest form of insanity. If you want to change your life, you have to change your habits and start doing small things differently every day. Discover your enormous potential and: Stop being a victim of circumstances Stop suffering and start creating the life you want Improve your self-confidence Improve your relationship with your spouse, colleagues, boss, etc. 30 Days is based on science, neuroscience, positive psychology, and real-life examples. Don´t believe a word I say! Try it out for yourself. You already know everything that you will see in the book, but you have to put it into action. Some of the benefits that working through the book can bring you: Fall in love with the most important person in your life - you Lose your fear of your emotions and learn to manage them Become wealthier, healthier, and happier Find the job of your dreams Start your own business Have an extraordinary life 1. Language: English. Narrator: Derek Doepker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bkka/000096/bk_bkka_000096_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For many of us, Kama Sutra is still a mysterious and hidden manual for lovemaking that could provide us with the secrets to infinite orgasms and long, prosperous relationships. In reality, the Kama Sutra is a much subtler and more spiritual text than that, which has sometimes been lost in our modern approach to it. In this book, the spiritual element of the original Kama Sutra that promotes closeness and true intimacy is coupled with our modern love of experimentation and sex positivity - creating a fun and streamlined approach to the Kama Sutra that is easy to follow, inspiring, and full of exciting tips and positions to send your partner wild. Discover the rich history of the Kama Sutra and how its original intentions can give a kick to your love life while also teaching you how to respect your partner and truly explore him or her - in every sense possible. Teach yourself how to be more present with a lover so you can have a deeper connection and understand his or her physical and mental needs. Learn about 40 unique and inviting positions for you to try with a partner as well as tips for success and making sure the positions work for you. Dirty talk is something we all love in the throes of passion - even if we don´t admit it - but it´s also something we aren´t all great at. Many of us have tried and found ourselves blushing when our partner laughed at our attempt. However, dirty talk is an important part of lovemaking, and, when used well, it can bring us closer together and open up a relationship to exciting new avenues and more ferocious highs. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lia Langola. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/048065/bk_acx0_048065_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This audiobook offers valuable finance concepts to IT Managers and Project Managers so that they can carry out cost benefit analysis, develop a business case to justify ROI of a project, secure funding, and execute the project. NPV, IRR, Payback Period, ROI, TCO, Capital vs. Operating Expense, Depreciation & Amortization, Outsourcing & Offshoring, Cost Benefit Analysis, and Business Case are presented in detail. This book presents wide array of examples in each chapter. In the end, the listener will be comfortable with IT Finance concepts. This book covers the following. Chapter 2 - Time Value of Money - This chapter covers interest rate, present value (PV), Future Value (FV), Net Present Value (NPV), and Payment. It explains how NPV is used for deciding IT Projects. Chapter 3 - Internal Rate of Return Chapter 4 - Opportunity Cost Chapter 5 - Sunk Cost Chapter 6 - Cost of Capital Chapter 7 - Payback Period Chapter 8 - Expected Value Chapter 9 - Expected Annual Cost Chapter 10 - Capital vs. Operating Expense Chapter 11 - Depreciation and Amortization - This chapter explains how hardware is depreciated while software and goodwill are amortized with examples. Chapter 12 - Total Cost of Ownership Chapter 13 - Chargeback Chapter 14 - Financing vs. Leasing Chapter 15 - Cost Benefit Analysis Chapter 16 - Off-Shoring and Outsourcing Chapter 17 - Business Case 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dave Wright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/023100/bk_acx0_023100_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dr. Liker´s book, Developing Lean Leaders at All Levels: A Practical Guide was a 2016 winner of the Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award. We have taken the time to extract the individual seminars and lectures of Dr. Liker used to create this world-renowned publication and offer them in a series of bite-sized, topic-specific learning modules. Follow along as we hear Dr. Liker at those actual presentations delivered first-hand to the students of Lean and Lean Practitioners. Follow along as Dr. Liker explains the Lean Leadership Development Model (LLDM), and how it aligns with the accepted principles of operational excellence. Learn about the behaviors required to sustain it long-term. Understand how leadership must walk the talk of True North. Find out how to actively engage in developing lean leader skills. The teaching objective for this section is the following: Illustrate the Toyota Business Practices using a warranty example 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeffrey K. Liker, George Trachilis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/097781/bk_acx0_097781_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.