Bill Belichick is Bill Belichick is oBill Belichick is one of the most intriguing yet enigmatic figures in contemporary American sports. He is the best professional football coach of our era, and his New England Patriot teams are the winner of three of the last four Super Bowls, including one of the most stunning upsets in that championship series. Yet until now, Belichick has deliberately stayed as far from the spotlight as possible, proving himself as elusive as he is talented. Distinguished writer-historian David Halberstam paints a dazzling portrait of a man and his profession, revealing both the intimate world of Bill Belichick and the unique abilities that make him so successful: his exceptional intelligence, his ability to break down and exploit game film, his singular discipline, and his almost unmatched work ethic. Working with an unusual degree of cooperation from Belichick, Halberstam shows us a man who has somehow managed to change his players´ view of how the game should be played. The result is an audiobook not just about Bill Belichick, but about what it means to be a leader. Halberstam begins with the story of Bill Belichick´s childhood and the enormous and lasting influence of his late father, Navy coach Steve Belichick. Considered the best scout of his era, Steve taught his son to break down game film at the age of nine. What we come to witness are dual journeys, the first of the immigrant Belichick family moving from the harsh, unsparing world of the steel mills of Ohio into the mainstream of American life, and the second of Bill Belichick´s systematic climb to the top of his profession, in no small part because of a family work ethic forged in those same steel mills. By exploring how Belichick arrived where he is, Halberstam reveals the strategies and ideals that have helped Belichick create his winning legacy and set a new standard for what a coach should be. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric Conger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hype/000037/bk_hype_000037_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Every path to adulthood is strewn with missteps, epiphanies, and hard-earned lessons. Only Reggie Love´s, however, went through the White House by way of Duke University´s Cameron Indoor Stadium. Mentored by both Coach Krzyzewski and President Obama, Love shares universal insights learned in unique circumstances, an education in how sports, politics, and life can define who you are, what you believe in, and what it takes to make a difference. Power Forward tells the story of the five years Love worked as a personal assistant to Senator Obama as a candidate for president, and President Obama, and it is a professional coming of age story like no other. What the public knows was well put by Time magazine in 2008: ´´[Love´s] official duties don´t come close to capturing Reggie´s close bond with Obama, who plays a role that is part boss and part big brother.´´ What the public doesn´t know are the innumerable private moments during which that bond was forged and the President mentored a malleable young man. Accountability and serving with pride and honor were learned during unsought moments: from co-coaching grade school girls basketball with the president; lending Obama his tie ahead of a presidential debate; managing a personal life when no hour is truly his own; being tasked with getting the candidate up in the morning on time for long days of campaigning. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Reggie Love. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006965/bk_sans_006965_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In his long-awaited memoir, Yvon Chouinard - legendary climber, businessman, environmentalist, and founder of Patagonia, Inc. - shares the persistence and courage that have gone into being head of one of the most respected and environmentally responsible companies on earth. From his youth as the son of a French Canadian blacksmith to the thrilling, ambitious climbing expeditions that inspired his innovative designs for the sport´s equipment, Let My People Go Surfing is the story of a man who brought doing good and having grand adventures into the heart of his business life - a book that will deeply affect entrepreneurs and outdoor enthusiasts alike. With a preface to the second edition, introduction, and epilogue read by the author. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Grove, Yvon Chouinard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002913/bk_peng_002913_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With national coverage of the first edition in 1997 Tracks found an eager audience, including many parents needing to inform their children´s choices for the future. Through over 15 annual editions the title has been revised and updated. The new edition carries work descriptions, listing pay scales and qualifications to degree level, with advice from professionals in the field, and chartered institutes. The 2017 edition covers over one 150 career paths in 14 sections from banking and financial services to sports and fitness. Tracks aims to provide a reliable source of information that also gives an idea of the technical operation of each area. ´´I never knew there were so many opportunities,´´ a school student enthused at a presentation of the guide; an excitement we hope to preserve in the continued development of Tracks. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ruth Elaine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/079599/bk_acx0_079599_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Champions Way is a searing exposé of how the multibillion-dollar college sports empire fails universities, students, and athletes. College sports have never been bigger. Once a roughneck intercollegiate pastime, football now commands millions of fans and generates massive revenues. New York Times investigative reporter Mike McIntire chronicles the rise in the popularity and power of college athletics, revealing deeply troubling relationships between college sports programs, the universities that host them, booster organizations, local police departments, and the courts. Using the Florida State Seminoles, one of the most successful teams in NCAA history, as an example, McIntire details a system that exploits athletes for profit, enables players to violate academic standards, and, in some cases, shields them from criminal prosecution. At the heart of Champions Way is the wrenching story of a whistle-blower, Christie Suggs. This shocking exposé reveals the extent of a corrupt culture at the center of American higher education and the toll it takes on the players and those who dare to challenge the system. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barry Abrams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/008290/bk_tant_008290_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The fourth volume of the Tracks directory gives information about career pathways in construction, land and sea work, sports, and fitness. First published as Tracks: Plan of the Professions in 1997, the 15th revised and updated edition is published in 2017. It gives information of over 150 professions, which include pathways in the banking and financial services, catering and hospitality, construction, education, health care, land and sea work, law, government and administration, leisure and tourism, manufacturing crafts, marketing, media, services, sports, and fitness. Qualifications are listed from GCSE and NVQ to degree level. There are work descriptions and pay scales with advice and starter tips from chartered institutes and professionals in each area. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Korbid Thompson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/079717/bk_acx0_079717_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For 15 years, sports agent Josh Luchs made illegal deals with numerous college athletes, from top-tier, nationally recognized phenoms to late-round draft picks. Flagrantly flaunting NCAA and NFL Players Association rules, he made no-interest loans to players in exchange for the promise of representation on their lucrative pro contracts. After cleaning up his act in 2003, he moved to a new agency, only to be targeted and pushed out of the business for a new violation - one he arguably did not commit. Then, in October 2010, Luchs wrote a confessional article in Sports Illustrated, telling the truth about what he did and didn´t do. Since then, he has taken on a new role: whistle-blowing, truth-telling reformer. And in telling his own story, Luchs pulls back the curtain on the real economy of college football: how agents win players legally and otherwise, the staggering sums colleges make from an unpaid workforce, the shortfalls of supposed full-ride scholarships, and the myth of a college education given to scholarship jocks. Including new information about major players and scandalized programs such as USC, Auburn, and Ohio State, this book pulls no punches. It´s a stunning and necessary listen for anyone who loves the game, and the first step toward fixing a broken system. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Ledoux. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/003974/bk_adbl_003974_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lucas Brown is the youngest of his pack, and at 18, he´s more or less learned to live with the fact that he´s never going to measure up to the size and strength of his brothers. So, when a university calls with a giant scholarship for him, his parents do the only thing you can with a scrawny werewolf and send him away to get a higher education. As a wolf who never expected to leave his pack, let alone his home state of Oklahoma, Lucas dejectedly travels to Massachusetts to attend Salem State University. But he quickly learns that packs don´t end with blood, as he meets a lonely girl who can talk to ghosts and an aggressive alpha who wants this little wolf as more than just a friend. Swept up in the games of Human versus Zombies and dorm life, Lucas has to learn how to blend in without wolfing out. Disclaimer: This book contains sexually explicit content that is intended for a mature audience only. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gus Klondike. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/050393/bk_acx0_050393_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ascoltare è un´arte. Un´arte che, se sai ben padroneggiarla, ti apre le porte del successo. Forse non pensiamo mai all´ascolto in questi termini. Lasciar parlare gli altri è un gesto di educazione, com´è cortesia il non interrompere. Ottimi consigli che però non equivalgono a dare all´ascolto l´importanza strategica che merita. Invece è proprio quello che insegna questo testo: utilizzare l´ascolto come elemento strategico per il tuo successo personale e professionale. L´autore propone un libro pensato proprio per farti concentrare in modo pratico sull´azione dell´ascolto per il successo. Grazie alle diverse tecniche illustrate nel libro potrai fin da subito mettere in azione, nella tua vita quotidiana, tecniche ti permetteranno di migliorare e accelerare la tua capacità di entrare in relazione di ascolto con gli altri e quindi di comunicare (e ottenere ciò che vuoi) con successo. Listening is an art. An art that, if you can master it well, will open the doors to success. Perhaps we never think to listen in these terms. Letting others speak is an act of education; it is a courtesy not to interrupt. Great advice, but it does not give listening the strategic importance it deserves. Instead, it is the one who teaches this text: Use listening as a strategic element to your personal and professional success. The author proposes a book designed just for you to focus on the action in a practical way of listening for success. With the many techniques outlined in the book, you can immediately put into action in your daily life techniques that will allow you to improve and accelerate your ability to relate with others while listening and then to communicate (and get what you want) successfully. Please note: This audiobook is in Italian. 1. Italian. Fabio Farnè. http://samples.audible.de/bk/area/000231/bk_area_000231_sample.mp3.
Sex is the silent cornerstone of human civilization. It is what leads to all things - life, pleasure, even hate and rage. It is that one topic that, no matter how modern we have become, is still considered taboo, and yet at the same time it is also the one topic that we need to know most about. First used as a term in the late 1960s, BDSM has become prevalent in daily pop culture. Madonna´s ´´Express Yourself´´ video from 1989 depicts her in leather outfits, crawling on all fours toward a saucer of milk. Other snippets of that video include a leash and collar and riding crops. The punks of the late ´70s wore bondage belts to complement their spiked hair. Bettie Page shocked her 1950s audiences with her riding crop and rope restraints. And now the sexual concept of master and slave finds its way to movie theaters. It´s no wonder that curiosity about the lifestyle is present. It´s tantalizing, it´s bold, it´s passionate, but it´s also real. And with that reality comes the details that the movies leave out. It´s important to educate yourself on the lifestyle before engaging with the path and finding your first sexual partner. Or maybe you just want to know if spanking is for you. In club nights in Hollywood, where female dominatrixes stalk the barroom floors and chains can be heard rattling against the brick walls, or in shop displays in Berlin, where mannequins sport bit-gags and latex saddles, or in the Seattle punk scene, where girlfriends are sometimes carried around on leashes, BDSM is not just vibrant in the bedroom. The aim of this book is to help you take your first steps into BDSM. It will explore what BDSM is, the various roles attached to it, how to choose a partner, which role is best for you, how to practice BDSM safely, and how to avoid the common pitfalls for most people just getting into it. I hope this book helps to open your eyes to new possibilities and how you can enjoy the marvelously mischievous world of... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kathryn LaPlante. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/049374/bk_acx0_049374_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.