What enables great corporate leaders to detect signals that their industry, or perhaps the entire world, is about to change? How are they able to place their companies in a position to capitalize on that change? And how can you become one of those extraordinary people? It boils down to one word - vision. Leaders who lacked it have often guided their companies to obsolescence and failure. The rare leaders who cultivated a strong vision have disrupted industries, created new ones, and remade the world. For example, you may never have heard of Ingvar Kamprad, but his vision of design furniture that should not just be accessible to the ´´happy few´´ led to the global success of Ikea. John F. Kennedy´s 1961 vision that America could put a man on the moon ´´by the end of the decade´´ led to just that - as well as new products ranging from LED lights to artificial limbs. The recent economic boom in Dubai has occurred thanks to a sheikh who realized the region´s oil supply would eventually run out. So he developed a vision for today´s Dubai, a modern city that focuses on service industries as different as high finance and high-end tourism. Fortunately, visionary leadership is never an accident of birth. This audiobook will teach you the practices that can make you a successful visionary, such as: How to grow your ability to detect change early How to connect the dots among emerging trends to develop a coherent and robust vision Ways to create scenarios that help you design interruptive strategies, products, and services that are game changers Practical ideas and exercises you can incorporate into your daily routine to nurture your visionary side How to speak like a visionary leader, present your ideas more colorfully, and ignite your followers emotionally so they´ll put their best efforts into a commonly shared cause 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Menasche. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/001477/bk_gdan_001477_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The leader of a gang of high end thieves is trying to outwit the Russian mob, the FBI and stay ahead of his new girlfriend in this fast paced crime thriller. The trail leads from New York, to London, Dubai and Luxembourg as the Thief in Law evades his enemies and pulls off some daring heists. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Roelofs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/080603/bk_acx0_080603_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Rashid Sharif has never apologized for his wild lifestyle, but after one scandal too many, his family is fed up with his playboy ways. He’ll agree to his brother’s outrageous demand that he marry, but it won’t be to some wallflower as his conservative family would prefer. If he’s going through with this farce, there’s only one woman he’ll take as his wife - his sister-in-law’s American friend Mila. She’s a rebellious little thing, with fiery passion simmering beneath her icy exterior. Although Mila’s never been more than coldly polite to him, Rashid will do what it takes to win her over. Mila’s always been a wild child, but when she chose to follow her dreams to Dubai, it wasn’t to work as a glorified waitress. She needs a chance to get ahead, but when that opportunity comes, it’s not a job she’s offered - it’s a marriage. Rashid Sharif is ridiculously handsome, richer than sin…and a complete player. Mila wants nothing to do with the womanizer, even when he offers her more money than she could make in a lifetime. But when the notorious bad boy begins to play nice, Mila finds it hard to resist temptation. As Rashid works to woo Mila, a simple seduction suddenly seems like something more. But can she ever trust the sinful sheikh, or will Mila always worry that Rashid is only playing games with her heart? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erin Coker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/115418/bk_acx0_115418_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Invaluable insights into finding diverse investment opportunities in the emergent global economy... From Brazilian farmlands to Colombian gold fields, from Chinese shopping malls to Indian hotels, from South African wine country to the boom/bust souks of Dubai, this around-the-world investing field trip explores the nooks and crannies for hidden investment opportunities. World Right Side Up: Investing Across Six Continents is packed with ideas to power your portfolio in the years ahead while teaching you a little fascinating history along the way. Fact is, the world´s markets have changed in a big way. For the first time since before the Industrial Revolution, the emerging markets now contribute as much to the global economy as their more well-developed peers. Far from being an anomaly, this state of affairs is more in line with the bulk of human experience. For centuries, China and India were the world´s largest economies. And so the world is turning...right side up. This change creates a wealth of opportunities for investors, in both the emerging markets and developed markets. World Right Side Up is your guide on how to take full advantage of this shift. This audiobook Provides an entertaining view of various regions visited by the author, including South America, Asia, Africa, North America, and the Middle East; Explores specific investment ideas and themes, including opportunities in agriculture, water, energy, infrastructure and much more; Includes five key takeaways from each region, an invaluable feature, offering resources to consult for more information and guidance. While some people fear the changes happening now, the reality is that for the forward-thinking investor, these sizable new markets will create extraordinary new opportunities. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section alon 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Johnson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004932/bk_adbl_004932_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.