A Theory of Shopping: Daniel Miller
Theory of Grocery Shopping:Food, Choice and Conflict Shelley Koch
It´s Christmas and one of the aliens wants to go shopping at the mall to get in the proper holiday spirit. The trouble is, he doesn´t know an elf from an elephant. Here´s a wacky Yule story about intelligence, diversity, and too many tins of fruitcake.Author James Patrick Kelly is a two-time winner of the Hugo Award and a 2007 Nebula Award winner. His stories appear frequently in Asimov´s Science Fiction, and he writes the magazine´s ´´On the Net´´ column. Publishers Weekly has called him ´´a meticulous craftsman in the demanding short-story form´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Patrick Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/jpkd/080411/bk_jpkd_080411_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Your Complete Guide Proven steps and strategies on minimalist living. Why do you need to be minimalist? Do you feel like your cluttered home makes you more stressed than comfortable? Do you think that you don´t have time to dedicate yourself to things that are important to you? Does it seem like things and unnecessary distractions are running your life instead of you? I´ve had the exact same issues like you and I can assure you, becoming a minimalist is an excellent way of regaining control over your life. The great news is that there is no strict rule or a line of becoming a minimalist. Minimalism is a philosophy of focusing on only the essential things. A minimalistic approach means that you are not cluttering your life with unnecessary things and that you have simplified it as much as possible. Each person is free to decide their own limits in adopting minimalism. One thing is certain — becoming a minimalist will make you feel better, happier and healthier in no time! I´ve been living as a minimalist for years now and it feels great. That is why I´ve decided to share my experience and offer valuable insights and tips on how to adopt a minimalistic approach to life. The audiobook is anything but theory. I tried to focus on practical tips and benefits of minimalizing your life in different areas. We will cover various issues, such as: How to declutter your home and get rid of all unneeded things easily How to get rid of all extra clothes and how to shop for new ones like a minimalist How to travel and move around to maximize enjoyment of every moment of life How to use the technology the help you become a minimalist and unclutter your digital environment And much more! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dave Wright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/085051/bk_acx0_085051_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How do you apply game theory to select who should be on your Christmas shopping list ? Will calculations show Santa is getting steadily thinner - shimmying up and down chimneys for a whole night - or fatter - as he tucks into a mince pie and a glass of sherry in billions of houses across the world?
A bold argument that our ´´quest for cool´´ shapes modern culture and the global economy. Like it or not, we live in an age of conspicuous consumption. In a world of brand names, many of us judge ourselves and others by the products we own. Teenagers broadcast their brand allegiances over social media. Tourists flock to Rodeo Drive to have their pictures taken in front of luxury stores. Soccer moms switch from minivans to SUVs to hybrids while hip beer connoisseurs flaunt their knack for distinguishing a Kölsch from a pilsner. How did this pervasive desire for ´´cool´´ emerge, and why is it so powerful today that it is a prime driver of the global economy? In Cool, the neuroscientist and philosopher Steven Quartz and the political scientist Anette Asp bring together the latest findings in brain science, economics, and evolutionary biology to form a provocative theory of consumerism, revealing how the brain´s ´´social calculator´´ and an instinct to rebel are the crucial missing links in understanding the motivations behind our spending habits. Applying their theory to everything from grocery shopping to the near-religious devotion of Harley-Davidson fans, Quartz and Asp explore how the brain´s ancient decision-making machinery guides consumer choice. Using these revolutionary insights, they show how we use products to advertise ourselves to others in an often unconscious pursuit of social esteem. Surprising at every turn, Cool will change the way you think about money, status, desire, and choice. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Patrick Cronin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/024660/bk_adbl_024660_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Five foreigners have died in Bangkok. Were they drugging overdose victims? Or victims of a serial killer? Calvino believes the evidence points to a serial killer who stalks tourists in Bangkok. The Thai police, including Colonel Pratt, don´t buy his theory. Calvino teams up with an LAPD officer on a bodyguard assignment. Hidden forces pull them through swank shopping malls, rundown hotels, Klong Toey slum, and bars in the red light district as they try to keep their man and themselves alive. As Calvino learns more about the bodies being shipped back to America, the secret of the serial killer is revealed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Russell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aqur/000015/bk_aqur_000015_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The new essential guide from The Economist. Almost every aspect of business - and indeed human life - involves negotiating skills, whether you are striking a deal, organising a team working on a project, seeking a pay rise or a pay-off, or simply settling such important matters as who is going to do the shopping or the household chores. This witty and intelligent guide looks at the theory and practice of negotiating and provides a wealth of illuminating insights into the skills and psychology of negotiation that can make all the difference to how successful you are. Its entries cover such topics, terms and jargon as: Avoidance-Avoidance Model, Bagatelle, Compromise Agreement, Dirty Tricks, Expectations, Frontal Assault, Guanxi, Hooker´s Principle, Interpersonal Orientation, Killer Questions, Listening, Mother Hubbard, Noah´s Ark, Offer They Must Refuse, Pendulum Arbitration, Quivering Quill, Russian Front, Salami, Tit-for-Tat, Unconditional Offer, Vulnerability, What If?, Yesable Proposition, and Zeuthen´s Conflict Avoidance Model. Gavin Kennedy is Emeritus Professor at Heriot-Watt University, Scotland, and the author of several successful books on negotiation, including Everything is Negotiable and Strategic Negotiation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Thorpe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/012993/bk_adbl_012993_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn about the theory of Evolution with iMindsJNR audio learning series for younger minds. Evolution is a theory which explains how life on Earth developed. At its heart, it proposes that all species, including human beings, are formed by way of a gradual process of mutation from other species. According to this theory, humans are related to gorillas and reptiles because they share common ancestors. They are like distant cousins with the same grandparents. The important difference is that millions of generations separate them! Amazingly, evolutionary theory even suggests that we share a common ancestor with all organisms on earth. Perfect to listen to while commuting, exercising, shopping or cleaning the house.. iMinds brings knowledge to your MP3 with 8 minute information segments to whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind. iMinds offers 12 main categories, become a Generalist by increasing your knowledge of Business, Politics, People, History, Pop Culture, Mystery, Crime, Culture, Religion, Concepts, Science and Sport.. Clean and concise, crisp and engaging, discover what you never knew you were missing. Make your MP3 smarter with iMinds MindTracks, intersperse with music and enjoy learning a little about a lot.. knowledge of your own choice and in your own time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Leah Vandenburg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/imnd/000126/bk_imnd_000126_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.