Le grandi questioni di politica internazionale trovano un nuovo spazio, coordinato dalla Stampa e dall´Istituto Affari Internazionali di Roma. Un continente che ha di fronte sfide immense, e che il premier Narendra Modi intende innovare e rinnovare dal profondo rinvigorendo le tradizioni nazionali. È una ricetta che può funzionare? Alberto Simoni ne parla con Nicola Casarini, esperto di Asia dello IAI. >> Questo podcast vi è offerto in esclusiva per Audible ed è disponibile solamente in formato audio digitale. 1. Italian. Alberto Simoni. http://samples.audible.de/bk/lstp/000715/bk_lstp_000715_sample.mp3.
Papa Francesco è entrato nel linguaggio pubblico contemporaneo con una forza e un´energia che colpisce non solo i cattolici, ma anche i laici. Alcune parole, con lui, hanno cambiato di senso. Oggi Andrea Tornielli ci parla di una espressione coniata da Papa Francesco: ´´L´omicidio dell´indifferenza´´. Parlando della pace, e invocandola per il Medioriente, ha detto che ´´il grido ´sia pace´ è il grido dei tanti Abele di oggi´´. Il cristiano è colui che secondo Bergoglio deve contrastare l´omicidio prodotto dalle tante indifferenze. >> Questo podcast vi è offerto in esclusiva per Audible ed è disponibile solamente in formato audio digitale. 1. Italian. Andrea Tornielli. http://samples.audible.de/bk/lstp/000701/bk_lstp_000701_sample.mp3.
John Samples and Steve Simpson on Super PACs in 2012. John Fund on the historical backdrop of the tea party movement. Doug Bandow on the problems with European integration. Tad DeHaven on President Obama´s 2013 budget. Malou Innocent on the growing consensus against the war in Afghanistan. Tucker Carlson on the good, the bad, and the ugly of politics in 2012. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/cato/120410/sp_cato_120410_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
David Pace and Stephen Wirtz manipulate and transform wirephotos transmitted during World War II. Beginning with an extensive collection of originals assembled by Wirtz over a period of many years, they scan the images, radically re-cropping and dramatically enlarging portions of the archival wirephotos. Their croppings and enlargements expose the artifacts of the wirephoto technology - the dots, lines, irregularities and retouchings from the war years. But the transformations introduced by Pace and Wirtz not only extend, but also reverse, the intentions of the wartime retouchers: instead of obscuring the dots and lines to create a clearer image, Pace and Wirtz reveal and enhance the dots and lines, exposing the technological processes that produced the images. Instead of retouching the images to create an illusion of reality, they make visible the manipulation of the images that were published as news. Instead of enhancing the content to support a narrative of just war and ethical victory, their dramatic enlargements transform wartime content into near-abstraction, creating a subtle counter-narrative. By exposing the artifacts of wirephoto technology and the actions of the human hands that retouched the images, their work highlights, transforms, and subverts the intention, the content, and the process of these wartime photographs. They raise questions about the technologies of image making and image transmission, the notion of truth in journalism, and the role of propaganda in news photography.
Chandler Scott teams up with an unexpected foe to right the listing ship known as the United States of America. The sinister revelation in his documentary unleashed a torrent of both anger and support for the president. America is a country tearing at the seams. Spending time with his love and hoping to be just a spectator in a convention deciding the future of the republic, Chandler is thrust into plots threatening to undermine the executive branch of government and ultimately the entire country. Along the way, he must be a bridge between groups on opposite sides of the political spectrum - groups whose help he needs. His mentors also lend a hand, though they bring him unexpected news. The frenetic pace of events only heightens Chandler´s doubts about what is real and what is not. Can he overcome his doubts and save the country? Division is the third book in the Chandler Scott thriller series. The series promises to make you reflect on the world around you. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Mosquera. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/098660/bk_acx0_098660_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Corruption, ambition, and international intrigue . . . Television correspondent Alix Phillips dodges bullets to bring the most important news to the world. Working alongside cameraman Ben Chapman, an ex-Navy SEAL, Alix exhilarates in the risks and whirlwind pace of her work. But her latest assignment puts her at the centre of an explosive story that will reshape many lives. With her daughter in college, Alix must put everything on the line to investigate the damning allegations involving the Vice President of the United States, Tony Clark. Olympia Foster, a nationally revered woman, is the reclusive widow of America´s most admired senator. Since her husband´s assassination, Olympia found emotional support in Clark, who once wanted her as his wife but now acts as her protector and confidant. When Alix begins to dig deeper, the threats begin. As the stakes rise in this dangerous game, Alix needs Ben´s help like never before. Soon they realize they are grappling with an adversary far more sinister than anyone could have imagined . . .
The fever exploded across the US and the world. Hour by hour, the news grew worse. The virus was spreading at a bewildering pace, killing so fast that estimates had to be constantly revised. Even worse, it appeared to be mutating to an even deadlier form. Stranded on Portsmouth Island after the President instituted martial law, William Hill found himself fighting to survive even though he had come to the island to die. The old village offered shelter against the storms and the coming winter. The sea offered food. Life should have been simple. It wasn´t. He hadn´t counted on the old woman, or the odd little boy she brought with her. He hadn´t expected to provide for nearly a dozen people. He wasn´t prepared for the evil that came to the island. William Hill had never been afraid of the dark. He never had reason to. He did now. Not only had the evil come. It knew his name. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Martinez. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/055502/bk_acx0_055502_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Television correspondent Alix Phillips dodges bullets and breaks rules to bring the most important news to the world. Working alongside cameraman Ben Chapman, a deeply private ex-Navy SEAL, Alix revels in the risks and whirlwind pace of her work. But her latest assignment puts her at the centre of an explosive story that will reshape many lives, including her own: investigating damning allegations involving the Vice President of the United States. Bringing together a cast of fascinating characters, Dangerous Games is a thrilling drama from the number one New York Times best-selling author Danielle Steel. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alexander Cendese. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/003324/bk_howe_003324_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? From the author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes this riveting thriller of corporate intrigue and cutthroat competition between American and Japanese business interests. ´´As well built a thrill machine as a suspense novel can be.´´-The New York Times Book Review On the forty-fifth floor of the Nakamoto tower in downtown Los Angeles-the new American headquarters of the immense Japanese conglomerate-a grand opening celebration is in full swing. On the forty-sixth floor, in an empty conference room, the corpse of a beautiful young woman is discovered. The investigation immediately becomes a headlong chase through a twisting maze of industrial intrigue, a no-holds-barred conflict in which control of a vital American technology is the fiercely coveted prize-and in which the Japanese saying ´´Business is war´´ takes on a terrifying reality. ´´A grand maze of plot twists . . . Crichton´s gift for spinning a timely yarn is going to be enough, once again, to serve a current tenant of the bestseller list with an eviction notice.´´-New York Daily News ´´The action in Rising Sun unfolds at a breathless pace.´´-Business Week
It´s not news that globalization and ever-faster technological innovation have increased the pace of change exponentially. Existing change models were devised to deal with individual changes, one by one, but that´s not a luxury leaders have any more. Bill Pasmore, senior vice president at the Center for Creative Leadership and a professor at Columbia University, offers a four-part model that will allow leaders to deal with multiple changes simultaneously without drowning in the churn. First, Pasmore urges leaders to think fewer. He shows you how to ´´back away from the buffet table´´ - sort through the dizzying array of potential change efforts you could undertake and identify a few focused ´´healthy´´ choices that will most benefit your organization. Next, Pasmore says, think scarcer - be realistic about the resources you actually have at your disposal, including how many people in your organization are willing and able to lead change efforts. Then, having narrowed your choices, allocated your resources, and found your change agents, you need to think faster. Pasmore offers advice for streamlining change processes, getting buy-in throughout the organization, and increasing the pace of change. And finally, he says, think smarter: build in processes to learn from change initiatives while they´re happening and apply that learning to new and ongoing change initiatives. Change is not the problem - thinking about change in old-fashioned narrow and prescribed terms is. Recognizing it for the complex machine that it is and accurately taking stock of your resources and speed is what works. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Cummings. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/007299/bk_brll_007299_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.