Life Phases, Mobility and Consumption:An Ethnography of Shopping Routes Dr Niklas Hansson, Mr Jean-Sebastien Vayre, Professor Helene Brembeck, Professor Michele Lalanne
How the physical world around us influences what we buy and consume online by Wharton professor and consumer shopping behavior expert David R. Bell. An audiobook for current and future entrepreneurs, business and economics students, professional investors, and anyone else with a stake or interest in how use of the Internet is likely to evolve. Conventional wisdom holds that the Internet makes the world flat and reduces friction, erasing the impact of the physical world on our buying habits. But Wharton professor and marketing expert David R. Bell argues that the way we use the Internet is largely shaped by the physical world that we inhabit. Anyone can go online and buy a pair of pants - but the likelihood that we would do so depends to a significant degree on where we live. The presence of stores nearby, trendy and friendly neighbors, and local sales taxes play a large role in the decision-making process when it comes to buying online. Location Is (Still) Everything is for anyone who wants to understand the patterns underlying how and why we use the Internet to shop, sell, and search, including entrepreneurs, students, and investors. This audiobook is not only about Internet trends and innovations, but also about fundamental human behavior and the role that the Internet plays in our daily lives. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Parks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/006231/bk_brll_006231_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A new adventure with the Third Doctor, as told by his companion, Jo Grant. ´´Retrocausation! Events before their cause. Time in reverse.´´ While investigating a temporal anomaly in Central London, the Doctor and Jo Grant meet Professor Harold Saunders, a man who possesses an unstable alien artefact and who is seemingly haunted by the ghosts of dolls. Who is the mysterious Mrs Killebrew? Why is a pack of hounds hunting them in reverse? And can Jo pick up any bargains while backwards shopping on Oxford Street? Directed by Lisa Bowerman. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katy Manning, Jane Goddard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bgfn/000287/bk_bgfn_000287_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The wickedly funny impressions show arrived on television in 2002, having made waves and become an incredible success as a BBC Radio 4 series. BBC Radio Collection´s volumes of episodes from the radio series have been incredibly successful, and now this volume collects the best moments from the first BBC1 TV series. Enter a surreal universe where David Dickinson goes looking for weapons of mass destruction in ´´Weapons Hunt´´, the Queen sells off the royal jewels on the QVC shopping channel, and Delia Smith turns homicidal and starts cooking up the competition. Elsewhere, Anne Robinson votes off The Weakest Disciple and Professor Sam Ryan from Silent Witness joins Rolf on Animal Hospital. Also in the mix are an oddly threatening Michael Buerk, Saddam Hussein advertising Werther´s Originals, and familiar favourites Tony Blair, Greg Dyke, and Kristy Wark. Obi-Wan Kenobi visits a second-hand car salesman, Ozzy Osborne takes over the role of Dumbledore in the new Harry Potter movie, and Doctor Who spends a weekend with the Cybermen family in Living with the Enemy. Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Kevin Connelly, Phil Cornwell, and Mark Perry prove that the ersatz can be even better than the real thing in these six sensational episodes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alistair McGowan, Full Cast, Jon Culshaw, Kate Robbins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/000115/rt_bbcw_000115_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This new model of human interaction has been chosen by Google to train the entire company worldwide (30,000 employees), is the #1 book for your career chosen by The Wall Street Journal´s website, and is labeled ´´phenomenal´´ by Lawyers´ Weekly and ´´brilliant´´ by Liza Oz of the Oprah network. Based on more than 20 years of research and practice among 30,000 people in 45 countries, Getting More concludes that finding and valuing the other party´s emotions and perceptions creates far more value than the conventional wisdom of power and logic. It is intended to provide better agreements for everyone no matter what they negotiate - from jobs to kids to billion dollar deals to shopping. The book, a New York Times bestseller and #1 Wall Street Journal business best seller, is based on Professor Stuart Diamond´s award-winning course at the Wharton Business School, where the course has been the most popular over 13 years. It challenges the conventional wisdom on every page, from ´´win-win´´ to BATNA to rationality to the use of power. Companies have made billions of dollars so far using his new model and parents have gotten their 4-year-olds to willingly brush their teeth and go to bed. Prof. Diamond draws from his experience as a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist at The New York Times, Harvard-trained attorney, Wharton MBA, U.N. Consultant in many countries and manager and executive in many sectors, including technology, agriculture, medical services, finance, energy and aviation. ´´The ROI from reading Getting More will make it the best investment you make this year,´´ says Rhys Dekle, the business development head of the Microsoft Games division, which produces X-Box. He added that the book was his team´s best investment of the year too. The model was also used to quickly solve the 2008 Hollywood Writer´s Strike. The advice is addressed through the insightful stories of more than 400 people who have used Prof. Diamond´s tools with great success: A 20% savings on an item already on sale. An extra $300 million profit in a business. A woman from India getting out of her own arranged marriage. Better relationships with the family, including teenagers. Raises at work. Better jobs. Dealing with emotional situations. Meeting one´s goals. Finding better things to trade. Solving cultural and political problems, sports conflicts, and ordinary arguments. The book is intended to be used in any situation. The most common response is ´´life changing´´, beginning on page one. ´´The most inspirational book I have read this year´´ said David Simon, an attorney in San Francisco, CA. ´´This book can change the world,´´ says Craig Silverman, Investment Advisor, Long Island, NY
Starship engineer Anailu Xindar dreamed of owning her own ship, but she didn´t find the courage to actually go for it until she was forced out of her safe, comfortable job. She goes shopping for a cheap, practical freighter, but she ends up buying a rare, beautiful, but crippled luxury ship. Getting it into space will take more than her technical skills. She´ll have to go way outside her comfort zone to brave the dangers of safaris, formal dinners, a rude professor, and, worst of all, a fashion designer. She may even have to make some friends...and enemies. The Sculpted Ship is set on the outskirts of an interstellar empire where FTL travel is commonplace but intelligent robots are rare and expensive. Though the Iris Empire has stood for 1,000 years, a talented individual can find plenty of opportunity. But the nobility of this empire guards its privileges jealously. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tanya Eby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/008611/bk_tant_008611_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Negotiation is part of every human encounter, and most of us do it badly. Whether dealing with family, a business, or diplomacy, people often fail to meet their goals in every country and context. They focus on power and ´´win-win” instead of relationships and perceptions. They don’t find enough things to trade. They think others should be rational when they should be dealing with emotions. They get distracted from their goals. In this revolutionary book, leading negotiation practitioner and professor Stuart Diamond draws on the research and practice of 30,000 people he has taught and advised in 45 countries over two decades to outline specific, practical and better ways to deal with others. They range from country and corporate leaders to administrative assistants, lawyers, housewives, students, and laborers. To this he adds his 40-year experience as an executive, Harvard-trained attorney, and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. Getting More is based on Professor Diamond’s award-winning negotiations course at The Wharton Business School, where it has been the most sought-after course by students for 13 years. It contains a powerful toolkit that can be used in any situation: with kids and jobs, travel and shopping, business, politics, relationships, cultures, partners and competitors. The advice is addressed through the stories of hundreds of people who have used Diamond’s tools with great success. A 20% savings on an item already on sale. An extra $300 million profit in a business. A woman from India getting out of her own arranged marriage. A four-year-old willingly brushing his teeth and going to bed. Instead of ´´win-win”, it sometimes makes more sense to lose today to get more tomorrow. The use of power, Diamond cautions, too often causes retaliation, harms relationships, and costs credibility. Walking out is almost never as good as understanding the other person’s perceptions and fixing the problem... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marc Cashman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002470/bk_rand_002470_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From Anita Hughes, author of Monarch Beach, comes Market Street, a delicious story of a department store heiress, her messy marriage, and her passion for food. Cassie Blake seems to lead a charmed life as the heiress to Fenton´s, San Francisco´s most exclusive department store. But when she discovers her husband Aidan, a handsome UC Berkeley professor, has had an affair with a student, she flees to the comfort of her best friend Alexis´ Presidio Heights mansion, where she wonders if she should give their marriage one more chance. Whether or not she can forgive Aidan is not the only choice Cassie has to make. Cassie´s mother is eager to have her oversee the opening of Fenton´s new Food Emporium, which Fenton´s hopes will become San Francisco´s hottest gourmet shopping destination. Cassie´s true passion has always been food, not fashion, and Cassie suspects her mother might be trying to lure her into the Fenton´s fold by entrusting her with such an exciting opportunity. And then there is James, the architect designing the Emporium, who is quietly falling in love with her... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julie McKay. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/022971/bk_adbl_022971_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The primary objective in the ninth edition of Retailing Management is to inform students about the exciting new developments in the retail industry. Retailing has evolved into a high tech, global, growth industry. Retailers like Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Amazon, Starbucks, and Kroger are some of the most admired and sophisticated businesses in the world. The developments in the industry are providing challenging and rewarding opportunities for students interested in retailing careers and companies supporting the retail industry such as IBM, Procter & Gamble, and Google. In preparing this edition, the authors focused on five important developments: (1) the use of big data and analytical methods for decision making, (2) the application of social media and smart phones for communicating with customers and enhancing their shopping experience, (3) the issues involved in utilizing a mobile channel and providing a seamless multichannel experience for customers, (4) the engagement in corporate social responsibility activities - the consideration of society when making business decisions, and (5) the impact of globalization on the retail industry. We are pleased to announce the addition of Professor Dhruv Grewal, The Toyota Chair of Commerce and Electronic Business, and Professor of Marketing at Babson College to the Retailing Management author team. Dhruv brings years of academic experience to the project, as evidenced by dozens of retailing-related articles that he has co-authored. He also co-edited the Journal of Retailing from 2001 to 2007 with Michael Levy, a close colleague and collaborator for over 20 years.
How can virtue, psychology and spirituality help you flourish? Only 20 percent of the US population appears to be flourishing - characterized by an enthusiastic commitment to personal and professional growth and resilience in the face of disappointments. Psychologists traditionally focused on relieving depression and anxiety. Now, positive psychology aims to maximize positive emotions in the face of life´s challenges through living a virtuous life. Explore the role of Christian spirituality in living a virtuous - and therefore flourishing - life. Your guide, pioneering psychologist, professor, and Jesuit priest John J. Cecero, applies concepts from his book, Praying Through Lifetraps: A Psycho-Spiritual Path to Freedom, to explain how lifetraps, core fears, and experiences prevent us from flourishing. With fresh insight, he will explore depression, anxiety, and isolation as well as various forms of impulsivity and addictions to processes (e.g., work, gambling, shopping, sex, etc.) and substances (e.g., food, alcohol, drugs, etc.) These talks illustrate how Christian spiritual tools can powerfully supplement psychology to help you flourish. You will gain specific guidelines and spiritual practices to cultivate gratitude, temperance, humility, and forgiveness, among other key virtues, in the service of flourishing. The series concludes with specific recommendations for cultivating and sustaining a spiritual path. The final talk addresses an issue of paramount importance in today´s world, namely the call to exercise forgiveness. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fr. John J. Cecero SJ PhD. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/nykm/000052/bk_nykm_000052_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.