For the first time ever, the habits behind Dubai´s success...hear Leadership Dubai Style to learn how Dubai grew against the odds (and how you can as well). Every now and then, a story comes along that absolutely captures your attention. Dubai is one of those for me, but not just me - millions around the world yearn to come to Dubai. This global super city, which just five decades ago was a cholera-plagued backwater, might just be the picture of a dream becoming reality. But how, exactly, did this incredible transformation take place? Leadership! But not your run-of-the-mill government leadership, nor typical corporate leadership, nor leadership taught in classrooms. This is Dubai-style leadership. Living and working in Dubai for the past decade, I´ve seen the leadership impact firsthand. As a leadership scholar and advisor to CEOs, I thought I was perfectly situated to discover the reasons behind Dubai´s success. So, in 2008 I set out to discover the city´s ´´secret sauce´´. Then the global financial crisis hit! Disaster! I pressed the pause button on my research, and, like everyone in the city, held my breath. Well, what happened next confirmed that there is indeed something unique and special here. I spent the next three years researching, interviewing more than 200 leaders, and identifying the city´s leadership secrets, eventually whittling them down to 12 habits. My aim was to develop a replicable model that I could share with my audiences - leaders in businesses, governments, and elsewhere. Anyone who is interested in leadership, and in particular achieving exceptional results, can benefit from understanding the 12 habits I outline here. To learn how to lead Dubai style, we need to walk the desert paths of the past to the superhighways of the future. Leadership Dubai Style retraces the city´s journey and draws out the leadership habits that emerged over time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dr. Tommy Weir. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/046170/bk_acx0_046170_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
START-UP NATION addresses the trillion dollar question: How is it that Israel-- a country of 7.1 million, only 60 years old, surrounded by enemies, in a constant state of war since its founding, with no natural resources-- produces more start-up companies than large, peaceful, and stable nations like Japan, China, India, Korea, Canada and the UK? With the savvy of foreign policy insiders, Senor and Singer examine the lessons of the country´s adversity-driven culture, which flattens hierarchy and elevates informality-- all backed up by government policies focused on innovation. In a world where economies as diverse as Ireland, Singapore and Dubai have tried to re-create the ´´Israel effect,´´ there are entrepreneurial lessons well worth noting. As America reboots its own economy and can-do spirit, there´s never been a better time to look at this remarkable and resilient nation for some impressive, surprising clues.
Start-Up Nation addresses the trillion-dollar question: How is it that Israel - a country of 7.1 million, only 60 years old, surrounded by enemies, in a constant state of war since its founding, with no natural resources - produces more start-up companies than large, peaceful, and stable nations like Japan, China, India, Korea, Canada, and the UK? With the savvy of foreign policy insiders, Senor and Singer examine the lessons of the country´s adversity-driven culture, which flattens hierarchy and elevates informality - all backed up by government policies focused on innovation. In a world where economies as diverse as Ireland, Singapore, and Dubai have tried to re-create the ´´Israel effect´´, there are entrepreneurial lessons well worth noting. As America reboots its own economy and can-do spirit, there´s never been a better time to look at this remarkable and resilient nation for some impressive, surprising clues. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Pratt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000314/bk_gdan_000314_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome to Forbes for October 22nd, 2012 from Audible. The title of this edition is America´s Best Entrepreneurs. It contains seven feature articles. In the cover story, we´ll tell you about ´´Jack Dorsey and Leadership Secrets of Twitter and Square.´´ Two of the five hottest pre-IPO companies in the world are guided by Jack Dorsey. His role at both offers a blueprint for startups everywhere. Also, ´´How a Breast Cancer Pioneer Finally Turned a Profit´´ - First-mover advantage is no guarantee of early success. Myriad Genetics burned through more than $500 million over 17 years before turning a profit. Next, ´´Behind America´s Gun Boom: Inside the Comeback at Sturm, Ruger´´ - With an estimated 300 million guns, America is, by far, the most heavily armed nation in the world. Embracing industry trends has vaulted gun maker Sturm, Ruger & Company to the number 4 spot on Forbes´ list of the Best Small Companies in America. Then, ´´Will Buffalo Wild Wings Fly in Dubai?´´ Company Director Tim Murphy says, ´´When you go to a new country, you have one chance.´´ Followed by, ´´Socialism or Free Markets? Consider Myanmar and Thailand´´ - Free trade and investment have brought prosperity to one, while the other´s closed-door policies have held it back for 50 years. We´ll also tell you ´´Why Pier 1 is Choosing Bricks over Clicks, and Winning´´ - Riding high off a remarkable turnaround at one of the most well-known purveyors of home furnishings in America, CEO Alex Smith is building on a brick-and-mortar strategy he put in place during the companyâ¿²s darkest days. And in our final story, ´´Apple Without Jobs: First Trillion-Dollar company?´´ CEO Tim Cook and designer guru Jony Ive of Apple will have to continue to inspire themselves to the greatness instilled by Steve Jobs. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Borgers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/forb/121022/pe_forb_121022_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
NATIONAL BESTSELLER ? ´´More impressive than all but a few novels published so far this decade . . . a wheeling meditation on the wired life, on privacy, on what being human in the age of binary code might mean . . . [Joshua] Cohen, all of thirty-four, emerges as a major American writer.´´-The New York Times NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY VULTURE AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR AND THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ´´Book of Numbers . . . is shatteringly powerful. I cannot think of anything by anyone in [Cohen´s] generation that is so frighteningly relevant and composed with such continuous eloquence. There are moments in it that seem to transcend our impasse.´´-Harold Bloom The enigmatic billionaire founder of Tetration, the world´s most powerful tech company, hires a failed novelist, Josh Cohen, to ghostwrite his memoirs. The mogul, known as Principal, brings Josh behind the digital veil, tracing the rise of Tetration, which started in the earliest days of the Internet by revolutionizing the search engine before venturing into smartphones, computers, and the surveillance of American citizens. Principal takes Josh on a mind-bending world tour from Palo Alto to Dubai and beyond, initiating him into the secret pretext of the autobiography project and the life-or-death stakes that surround its publication. Insider tech exposé, leaked memoir-in-progress, international thriller, family drama, sex comedy, and biblical allegory, Book of Numbers renders the full range of modern experience both online and off. Embodying the Internet in its language, it finds the humanity underlying the virtual. Featuring one of the most unforgettable characters in contemporary fiction, Book of Numbers is an epic of the digital age, a triumph of a new generation of writers, and one of those rare books that renew the idea of what a novel can do. Praise for Book of Numbers ´´The Great American Internet Novel is here. . . . Book of Numbers is a fascinating look at the dark heart of the Web. . . . A page-turner about life under the veil of digital surveillance . . . one of the best novels ever written about the Internet.´´-Rolling Stone ´´A startlingly talented novelist.´´-The Wall Street Journal ´´Remarkable . . . dazzling . . . Cohen´s literary gifts . . . suggest that something is possible, that something still might be done to safeguard whatever it is that makes us human.´´-Francine Prose, The New York Review of Books