James Madison In less than 60 minutes of listening to this audiobook, you will have heard the original United States Constitution. This lecture was given live at Harvard. It provides an immediacy not available in sound studios.
To improve your understanding of the Constitution, we have included original readings and commentary related to this subject, such as the drafting and ratification of the Constitution, the historical influences on the Constitution, and the Anti-Federalists.
This information will furnish you with original source material, giving you a fuller understanding of the context and events surrounding the Constitution. Whether you are doing a book report for school or just want to brush up on your American history, this is a great place to start. The 9 tracks include:
1. Introduction to the Constitution and the time period when it was created. 2. Timeline from the Founding of the Country to the Constitution. 3. Drafting and Ratification. 4. James Madison: the Primary Author of the Constitution. 5. Historical Influences Upon the Constitution: Past and Present. 6. Reading of the Constitution and Amendments. 7. Simply Notes. 8. Simply Discussion. 9. Summary.
These tracks include the actual reading of the Constitution, something few people have read and even fewer heard. The author discusses the timeline, drafting, and ratification issues; James Madison, the author and fourth president; historical influences on this document; additional notes to consider; and discussion topics for schools, essays, and conversation. This is a must listen for students of Americana, and is a companion to US Bill of Rights by the same author and publisher.
This product is part of the Simply Magazine Great Thought series, which emphasizes short readings so you can spend your valuable time thinking about the subjects, with time to re-listen to these original works.
Daniel Goleman Goleman was the first to identify emotional intelligence as a critical factor in leadership performance and success. He wrote about this succinctly in his best-selling book, Emotional Intelligence. His Harvard Business Review (HBR) article is the first identifying and analyzing specifically how emotional intelligence is a critical factor in management success and CEO performance. This audiobook provides a core summary of his best seller, as well as focusing on his insights about the importance of a keen emotional intelligence for management and CEO performance.
Goleman identifies and discusses in details the five critical components of emotional intelligence (ei): self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills. Goleman analyzes how executives with strong ei skills make the best managers and CEOs. Coleman provides numerous approaches throughout the audiobook about how to improve the listener’s ei.
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James Madison In less than 60 minutes of listening to this audiobook, you will have heard the original United States Bill of Rights, the 17 other amendments to the United States Constitution, and much more. This lecture was given live at Harvard. It provides an immediacy not available in sound studios.
To improve your understanding of the Bill of Rights, we have included original readings and commentary related to this subject, such as Alexander Hamilton's argument against the Bill of Rights and details on the origins of the Bill of Rights and the Anti-Federalists.
This information will furnish you with original source material, giving you a fuller understanding of the context and events surrounding the Bill of Rights. Whether you are doing a book report for school or just want to brush up on your American history, this is a great place to start. These are the subjects covered:
Bill of Rights: General Contents Contents of the other 17 amendments General origins of the Bill of Rights An argument against the Bill of Rights, led by Alexander Hamilton Anti-Federalists The Massachusetts Compromise that led to ratification Antecedents Incorporation by states Reading of the Bill of Rights Reading of the 17 other amendments
Subjects for essays and discussionThis product is part of the Simply Magazine Great Thoughts series, which emphasizes short readings so you can spend your valuable time thinking about the subjects, with time to re-listen to these original works. It's easy to find what you're looking for because tracks are organized by subject. For example, many people in book clubs discuss the subject after each track. This also works well for teachers, especially as track lengths are relatively short.
Deaver Brown This audiobook uses a flash card system to teach new and renewing drivers what they need to know in order to pass the CDL as well as be better drivers. Listeners can use this to study while driving or at home. The book was suggested by a long-distance driver, Nathan Huckaby, who needed an audiobook to help him refresh his memory for his latest renewal test. The tracks listed here describe the contents of this audiobook, including bonus features relating to equipment to carry, extra definitions, and common-sense rules. The audiobook was created by a CDL holder who found his license invaluable to get jobs, pitch in as a backup driver at his companies, and make traffic cops like him better when stopped.
Plato Experience this live lecture at Harvard, with the sounds not dubbed out and changed. Hear the lecturer stop, pause, turn pages, and experience an authentic lecture. The author points out how little is actually known about the ancient Greek language used by Plato to write The Allegory of the Cave. No one knows the exact pronunciation of names, places, or other such things, which leaves more to the imagination, which can be both inspiring and frustrating. Note: Insert after paragraph three: This lecture has 11 tracks. 1. Introduction. 2. Plato and His Life. 3. The Republic. 4. The Translator: Benjamin Jowett. 5. Reading of Allegory of the Cave, Book VII. 6. Simply Notes. 7. Platonic Idealism and Realism. 8. Universals. 9. Particulars. 10. Criticism. 11. Questions for Discussions & Subjects for Essays. Plato's Allegory of the Cave is what many believe to be the foundation of Western Philosophy. It addresses what is visible and invisible, seen and observed versus intuited and imagined, and what is public versus private and just versus unjust. It also concerns the meaning and importance of education, the state of the soul, the conflict between truth and beauty, animal urges versus higher aspirations, knowledge versus ignorance, and on and on.
With this audiobook, you will hear the original Allegory of the Cave and much more in less than 60 minutes. To improve your understanding of Plato's allegory, we have included original commentary surrounding this subject. This information is intended to give you a fuller understanding of the allegory.
Fewer people than you may think have read or even heard of the Allegory of the Cave. Fewer still have read or heard of Plato's The Republic. If you're seeking to boost your performance in school, or if you're just curious, this audio program will put you ahead of the class!
Deaver Brown This is the second in this series of Core Words. After learning the first 100, this audiobook has the core 500 words used in the SATs and GREs over the last 50 years. This audiobook is best used after the Core 100 words are mastered so as not to intimidate the student.
The first audiobook is quick and brief, just focusing on the core knowledge needed for doing well in this area of the test as well as becoming a better reader and writer. Choate learned that the first step in learning a subject should be an easy accessible one. Most Test Prep books strut across the stage with length and depth that is intimidating to anyone from a Ph.D. on down. Imagine the negative impact on a high school student? Less is more in the early steps of learning. Later the students can expand their knowledge if not crushed in the first contact with it.
If this simple approach was good enough to help Choate students get into Harvard, it should be good for the rest of us! Enjoy. It's fun to test oneself on these words, no matter your purpose for doing so. This is a perfect listen on the way to school, work, or the test itself!
Michael I. Porter This audiobook was created based on Michael Porter's landmark book Competitive Strategy. This was Mr. Porter's synopsis of his book for the Harvard Business Review. This audiobook emphasizes that operational effectiveness is not strategy, that strategy rests on unique activities done by the organization, strategic positioning, the entrepreneurial edge, generic and specific strategies, that sustainable strategic positions require trade offs, that proper fit drives both competitive advantage and sustainability, rediscovering focused strategies, the failure of blurred and straddled strategies, the growth trap, that profitable growth is often niche oriented, the role of leadership in creating and maintaining clear strategies, and that the new entrant and new company advantage is executing clear strategies.
Thomas Jefferson In less than 60 minutes of listening to this audiobook, you will have heard the original 1776 United States Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson's account of the Declaration, and much more.
The listener should be aware of what this audiobook is not about: it is not an academic work, nor intended for professors, nor a complete long study of the subject. The audiobook is intended for students, teachers, parents, and interested parties. If this one-hour audiobook interests you as it has others, this will provide a gateway to longer works on this subject and related ones if you are so interested. Otherwise, this has been quite enough information for most listeners, who report relistening to it several times. This audiobook was a live lecture and has all the immediacy of one, complete with paper shuffles and background noise!
To improve your understanding of this historic document, we have included original readings and commentary related to this subject, such as the Virginia Declaration of Rights, drafted a few months before the Declaration of Independence.
This additional information will furnish you with original source material, giving you a fuller understanding of the context and events surrounding the Declaration of Independence. These are the subjects covered: Jefferson's account of the Declaration of IndependenceA brief history of the DeclarationDrafting the documentsReading of the Virginia Declaration of Rights: May, 1776George Mason (1725-92): author of the Virginia DeclarationThe call for independenceRepublicanism in America: Our two-party systemThe American Revolution, 1776-83Drafting the Declaration of IndependenceThomas Jefferson (1743-1826)Reading of the Declaration of Independence: July 1776Analysis of the DeclarationQuestions for discussion and subjects for essays
Deaver Brown This audiobook focuses on the core knowledge you need to understand financial statements If you have a basic knowledge of accounting, this audiobook will demonstrate ways to make your financial statements more helpful and transparent for use by companies, investors, suppliers, and other stakeholders. The author points out that many businesses today have far less financial complexity than they used to have due to not having factories, fewer if any physical assets, but now have a new burden to account for intellectual property, brands, good will, and other intangibles. The author recommends that companies consolidate categories when possible so the financial statements are more useful to make business decisions. The author suggests ways to most effectively portray and use the financial statements with outside parties. This audiobook includes 11 sections:
1. Introduction 2. Balance Sheet 3. Income Statement 4. Cash Flow 5. Balance Sheet: The Elements 6. Income Statement: The Elements 7. Cash Flow: The Elements 8. How to Use Them 9. Investor Perspective: Open Space vs. Anchors 10. Credit: Trip Points 11. Summary
Deaver Brown Many listeners have said this is the first audiobook to listen to on the subject of starting and running your new business. The audiobook starts with you. Is entrepreneurship for you? It states the risks of starting a business for you personally and whether your temperament is suitable for the task. The author states that some of the most productive results have been people learning that entrepreneurship is not suitable for them. What is easily started is not so simply ended. The audiobook goes through the steps of running a business, emphasizing that you should not get ahead of yourself in making larger plans than are suitable for your new venture's size. This Audiobook is based on the long time best seller from Macmillan and Ballantine, The Entrepreneur's Guide.
Learn what it takes to start your own business and launch your dream in 60 minutes of conversation and instruction.
These are the basic covered: Getting Started: Is This Career for You? Market Selection Seven Sources of Innovation Opportunity Partners and Employees Incorporation: Making It Official First Steps First Office First Communication What to Expect in the Early Days Planning, Business Plan, and Executive Summary Finance and Raising Money Operations Sales and Marketing Conclusions This product is part of the Simply Magazine Home and Office series.