In their new audiobook, The New Localism, urban experts Bruce Katz and Jeremy Nowak reveal where the real power to create change lies and how it can be used to address our most serious social, economic, and environmental challenges. Power is shifting in the world: downward from national governments and states to cities and metropolitan communities; horizontally from the public sector to networks of public, private, and civic actors; and globally along circuits of capital, trade, and innovation. This new locus of power - this new localism - is emerging by necessity to solve the grand challenges characteristic of modern societies: economic competitiveness, social inclusion and opportunity; a renewed public life; the challenge of diversity; and the imperative of environmental sustainability. Where rising populism on the right and the left exploits the grievances of those left behind in the global economy, new localism has developed as a mechanism to address them head-on. New localism is not a replacement for the vital roles federal governments play; it is the ideal complement to an effective federal government and, currently, an urgently needed remedy for national dysfunction. In The New Localism, Katz and Nowak tell the stories of the cities that are on the vanguard of problem solving. Pittsburgh is catalyzing inclusive growth by inventing and deploying new industries and technologies. Indianapolis is governing its city and metropolis through a network of public, private, and civic leaders. Copenhagen is using publicly owned assets like their waterfront to spur large-scale redevelopment and finance infrastructure from land sales. Out of these stories emerge new norms of growth, governance, and finance and a path toward a more prosperous, sustainable, and inclusive society. Katz and Nowak imagine a world in which urban institutions finance the future through smart investments in innovation, infrastructure, and childr 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tristan Morris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/012812/bk_tant_012812_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´Ten Years After´´ by George Packer: The financial crisis of 2008 was years in the making and has had a lasting impact on American political life.PROFILES´´Painterly Virtues´´ by Calvin Tomkins: Alex Katz´s life in art.AMERICAN CHRONICLES´´Shaking the Foundations´´ by Elizabeth Kolbert: Are the new donor classes solving our problems or posing new ones?BOOKS´´Ladies´ Choice´´ by Joan Acocella: What gives Little Women its lasting power?BOOKS´´Lost Ends´´ by Dan Chiasson: Yearning and enduring in the poems of Forrest Gander.ON TELEVISION´´A Different World´´ by Emily Nussbaum: Random Acts of Flyness and the black television renaissance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jamie Renell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/180822/pe_nyer_180822_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Through Ho´oponopono, an ancient Hawaiian art of problem solving, we learn that life can be easy. The sooner we realize we are the ones making it difficult and we learn how to get out of our own way, the better. Ho´oponopono is the easiest way to let go of whatever is not us so we can be okay just the way we are. Ho´oponopono helps us find our natural talents and gifts and gives us the confidence to be ourselves and follow our passions. Ho´oponopono will guide us and protect us. We discover we are never alone and that we can do it! The Easiest Way to Grow contains simple messages for all the little children, for the little children in the hearts of the big children out there, for the adults with little kids in their lives, and for the inner child who lives in our subconscious mind. These messages will help them open their eyes and hearts to remember the joy and peace that is their birthright, thus allowing them to be themselves and in turn become messengers of these ever-present but often-unseen and revolutionary truths. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mabel Katz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/122401/bk_acx0_122401_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Miami in June: it´s raining, it´s pouring, but the life of criminal defense attorney Mary Magruder Katz is anything but boring - especially when she gets caught up in a whirlwind of three different cases. Judge Liz Maxwell´s job, sanity, and reputation are at stake, and she needs Mary to ferret out wrongdoing in Miami´s courts. Solving this case won´t just mean going out on a limb; it will mean risking life and limb. Luis Corona, a family friend of Mary´s boyfriend, Carlos, needs help with a legal matter that, to Mary´s horror, turns out to be a terrorism charge. And this case will leave some catastrophic damage-and unwelcome notoriety-in its wake. Just when Mary thought things couldn´t get worse, Carlos gets in his own nasty legal quandary-one that could cost him everything. Three cases. One Mary. One torrential downpour of turmoil. Can she weather the storm? Ride out the cold front that settles over her once-hot romance? Salvage what remains of her - and her clients´ - reputations? For Mary Magruder Katz, this month´s forecast calls for trouble. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erin Novotny. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/002279/bk_acx0_002279_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Venture into realms of sci-fi marvels Come explore a world of teen makers and innovators. From interstellar escapades to near-future locales, this volume of sci-fi stories has something for everyone. Girls who use their mechanical acumen to save interstellar colonies and design super-powered armor. Young women who apply their knacks for numbers to finding criminals and solving environmental problems. Ladies who use brainpower and intellectual skills to defeat zombies, space pirates, evil aliens, and more. All revenues from sales of this anthology will be donated to Society of Women Engineers scholarship fund. Let´s show girls they can be STEM superstars too. Stories by: Elisha Betts, Bryna Butler, Russ Colchamiro, Paige Daniels, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Lizz Donnelly, Mary Fan, JF Garrard, Nicole Iversen, A.A. Jankiewicz, Nancy Johnston, Kris Katzen, Amy Lewanski, Phil Margolies, Tash McAdam, Jelani Akin Parham, Josh Pritchett, Mackenzie Reide, Aaron Rosenberg, Jennifer Lee Rossman , J.R. Rustrian, Joanna Schnurman, Holly Schofield, Lisa Toohey, J.K. Ullrich, and Victoria Zelvin. Featuring illustrations by Elisha Betts, Tom Daly, Sean ´´MunkyWrench´´ Eddingfield, Ben Falco, Kathy Ferrell, Fauzy Zulvikar Firmansyah, Abby Massengale, RM Nielsen, Julia Patterson, Ann Piesen, Harley Scroggins, Emily Smith, Ronald Suh, and Kay Wrenn.
Proven techniques for resolving workplace conflicts. After years of seeing clients struggling and their businesses suffering with destructive conflicts, Diane Katz developed The Working Circle, a step-by-step process that helps everyone in business resolve conflict in a non-confrontational, creative, collaborative way. Win at Work! provides you with a no-nonsense guide based on real-life examples of people at pivotal points in their careers. Filled with practical wisdom, it reveals how you can move around the roadblocks that, if left unattanded, can stop you in your tracks. Win at Work! also helps those of us who are uncomfortable with conflict, giving them tools for solving problems in a nonconfrontational manner. This essential guide: Offers a proven step-by-step process for conflict resolution Deals with complex business questions about independence, moral values, face-saving, goal-setting, and leadership Provides easy language for talking through problems and reaching a relatively painless outcome Putting aside simple band-aid solutions, Win at Work! is your proven resource for the kind of long-term team-building that ultimately makes the difference in business and organizational success. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kimberly Far. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/000974/bk_acx0_000974_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.