Join Simon on a quest to uncover the value of enterprise architecture. (And it´s not what you think it is!) Simon is a seasoned enterprise architect who joins a corporation in New York as their first-ever vice president of enterprise architecture. On his very first day, he meets the global chief executive officer, who asks Simon, ´´What do you do?´´ Simon´s reply triggers the CEO to respond in a way that our hero least expects. What follows is a journey across continents and oceans in which Simon uncovers the true meaning of enterprise architecture, who is doing it, and how successful they are. On his travels, Simon teams up with senior executives around the world to integrate enterprise architecture into their strategies and business plans, and to innovate in the architecture of their enterprise. Everyone he meets has some wisdom to offer, and is looking for his in return. Finally, Simon has to make a choice between the kind of enterprise architect he used to be and the one he has become. Join the characters in this sequel to the highly acclaimed business novel fruITion, as they contribute to Simon´s journey and he makes his final choice. Share in his thoughts and experiences, and join the author in observing key messages along the way. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alexander Doddy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/066328/bk_acx0_066328_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Originally published as an English translation in 1981, The Middle English Mystics is a crucial contribution to the study of the literature of English mysticism. This book surveys and analyses the language of metaphor in the writings of such mystics as Richard Rolle, Walter Hilton, Julian of Norwich, and in such anonymous works as The Cloud of Unknowing and the Ancrene Wisse. The main emphasis of this comparative and stylistic study is not theological but rather the means by which theological concepts are communicated through language. The book sets the English mystics in perspective by establishing their place in the European mystical movement of the Middle Ages. It shows how intricate the relationship between English, and continental mysticism really is. The book suggests that there is clear links between English and German female mysticism, yet the mysticism is in the main due not so much to specific influences as to the common background of Christian theology and mysticism.
Digitalization is changing our world - and we are in the middle of it. The digital magazine ´´Das Netz´´ (German for ´´the net´´) gathers writers, activists, scientists, politicians and entrepreneurs to think about the developments of our digital life. More than 50 contributions reflect on the digital transformation of society. Topics include the internet of things, artificial intelligence, ethics of algorithms and responsibility as well as social media and election campaigns plus digitalization in China and the USA. A must-read for everyone interested in digitalization!
Nobel prize-winner F. A. Hayek was one of the great thinkers of the 20th century, but up to now there has been no book for the non-specialist that describes his ideas and explains their significance. Eamonn Butler´s clear, systematic, perceptive study fills this gap. Starting with a short survey of Hayek´s life, Dr. Butler goes on to analyze all the main elements in his thought under six basic headings: Understanding How Society Works; The Market Process; Hayek´s Critique of Socialism; Criticism of Social Justice; The Institutions of a Liberal Order; and The Constitution of a Liberal State. Hayek´s influence in helping a generation to understand the nature of society and the errors of collectivism goes far beyond that of any other writer of his period. Having been decades ahead of his time when he began to write, Hayek is proving to be one of the most seminal thinkers of our age. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Riggenbach. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/003642/bk_blak_003642_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There is untapped brilliance in you. Genius, in fact. It’s tangible, available talent and skill that lies dormant for most people. What about you? The world needs more of your genius, now. Not a genius defined by IQ, but that brilliance you know you haven’t fully accessed; the very best of you you’ve been longing to express. Having guided thousands to achieve breakthrough successes, David Martin is deeply schooled in people and their potential. Let him show you how the very best ´´free their genius” so you can, too. This isn’t a how-to book. It’s a field manual. Skip to any chapter of Free the Genius for just-in-time inspiration and frameworks that will support you. It will challenge how you think - the first step in freeing your untapped genius. Free the Genius speaks directly to bright and aspiring people who are committed to changing their corner of the world for the better. It’s for leaders, performers, coaches, teachers, athletes, moms, dads - for you. Are you aware of your potential but not always sure how to cultivate or express it? Do you care deeply about the work and service you put out into the world? Amplify your impact, starting today.It’s time to Free Your Genius. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Martin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/146780/bk_acx0_146780_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book contains academic papers by rising scholars trained in the United Kingdom. Those who are interested in biblical studies or New Testament studies will find much that would interest them. Both theologians and laypeople alike would benefit from this collection of academic articles. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gregg A. Rizzo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/006101/bk_acx0_006101_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A succinct and practical guide for maximizing your influence and cultivating trust in any context. Mastering the Art of Trust is a manifesto with immediate real-world assessment and application. The world is desperate for you to make your greatest contribution, but to make it you will need heaps of one thing: trust. But how do you earn the kind of trust you need to do more of the work you love? Can it be done? Yes, it can! Aubrey McGowan cracks the trust code for you and lays out a simple but powerful strategy for creating the conditions in your life for trust to flourish. There is no fluff in this book, just immediately actionable content meant to get you on the road to increased influence. Mastering the Art of Trust emphasizes the need for a paradigm shift about trust. Stop waiting around for it to happen over time. Start now. Think of it as rocket fuel for your tired trust engine. Whether you´re a leader, an artist, a writer, or an executive, this simple, impactful volume will set your trajectory toward the highest significance and impact. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Aubrey McGowan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/047162/bk_acx0_047162_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Its a fact: ´´Your greatest moments on earth will be spent sharing moments with someone you love.´´ Why spend another minute getting rejected or staying home alone when you can learn the secrets to attraction and start experiencing the juiciest moments of life together with your new girlfriend going to movies, vacationing or having great sex whenever you want? Ever wondered why she never responded? Or why beautiful girls ignore you? And more importantly...how you can totally change it around and separate yourself from 90% of other guys? If any of this sounds interesting, then you´re in the right place. My name is Chad Nellis and I´m a certified Master Results Coach with 10 years´ experience helping guys get girls. Allow me to help you navigate through the minefield of blunders and rejection by offering some of the best-kept secrets to attraction with contributions from over 2,000 girls. That´s right, I´ve polled over 2,000 girls and you´re going to get a look under the hood into the mind and body of a woman and learn about what they really want. This isn´t your average book that was thrown together in a few days. This is a manifesto that took over three years to compile. As such, this is the most complete resource available on attracting and landing the girl you´ve been looking for, packed with the best of the best, proven strategies that have worked for thousands of guys and will help you too. No matter what you look like, no matter how much money you have, I´m going to teach you the hidden secrets to attraction that can help any guy attract and keep an awesome girlfriend. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chad Scott Nellis, Danielle Porter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/099816/bk_acx0_099816_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This special edition of The Book of Tea contains one hour of traditional Japanese flute (shakuhachi) and 43 minutes of music by traditional Japanese ensemble. The music appears track by track at the end of the two-hour audiobook and is included as wonderful compliment to this gracious and elegant listening experience. The Book of Tea by Okakura Kakuzo is a long essay linking the role of tea (teaism) to the aesthetic and cultural aspects of Japanese life. Addressed to a western audience, it was originally written in English and is one of the great English tea classics. Okakura had been taught at a young age to speak English and was proficient at communicating his thoughts to the Western mind. In his book, he discusses such topics as Zen and Taoism, but also the secular aspects of tea and Japanese life. The book emphasizes how Teaism taught the Japanese many things; most importantly, simplicity. Kakuzo argues that this tea-induced simplicity affected art and architecture, and he was a long-time student of the visual arts. He ends the book with a chapter on Tea Masters, and spends some time talking about Sen no Rikyu and his contribution to the Japanese Tea Ceremony. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alan Munro. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/trlk/000181/bk_trlk_000181_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.