The Levity Effect: Why It Pays to Lighten Up by Adrian Gostick, Scott Christopher
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 149 MB
Overview: The benefits of the Levity Effect are not conjecture but are built on extensive research and case studies from some of the world’s most successful organizations. New York Times-bestselling authors Adrian Gostick and Scott Christopher provide powerful examples from Boeing, Nike, KPMG, Yamaha, Enterprise, Zappos and dozens of others, showing how lightening up can drive real business results.
The book also outlines the extensive research into the subject-studies that cut against the grain of traditional business thinking-including compelling data from the Great Place to Work Institute’s 1-million-person database, which reveals that "Great" companies consistently earn significantly higher marks for "fun."
In The Levity Effect, the authors will organize their case around a series of "effects" that happen when you lead with levity. The book will outline the extensive research into the subject-studies that cut against the grain of traditional business thinking. It will also build on the authors’ consulting work to create fun and engaging cultures with some of the world’s largest organizations and will include interviews with successful people who have learned to use humor in their lives.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction
Runnerdotes: A Collection of Anecdotes from Inspirational Runners by Adrian Mok, The Nutgraf
Requirements: EPUB Reader 4.25 MB
Overview: This book documents short stories of inspirational local runners who were involved in the creation of Sundown Marathon or had participated and succeeded in the night race. Featuring the likes of Adrian Mok, Mok Ying Ren, Neo Jie Shi and many others, this collection features stories that uncover some of their own personal journeys and insights into their running experiences. By showcasing how these runners persevere in search of success, it is hoped that this book can inspire others to overcome their challenges and achieve their dreams. Runnerdotes: A Collection of Anecdotes from Inspirational Runners is a tribute to those who helped shape the running scene in Singapore.
Genre: Non-Fiction – Biographies & Memoirs
Self and Emotional Life: Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, and Neuroscience (Insurrections: Critical Studies in Religion, Politics, and Culture) by Adrian Johnston , Catherine Malabou
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 16.0 MB
Overview: Adrian Johnston and Catherine Malabou defy theoretical humanities’ deeply-entrenched resistance to engagements with the life sciences. Rather than treat biology and its branches as hopelessly reductive and politically suspect, they view recent advances in neurobiology and its adjacent scientific fields as providing crucial catalysts to a radical rethinking of subjectivity.
Merging three distinct disciplines-European philosophy from Descartes to the present, Freudian-Lacanian psychoanalysis, and affective neuroscience-Johnston and Malabou triangulate the emotional life of affective subjects as conceptualized in philosophy and psychoanalysis with neuroscience. Their experiments yield different outcomes. Johnston finds psychoanalysis and neurobiology have the potential to enrich each other, though affective neuroscience demands a reconsideration of whether affects can be unconscious. Investigating this vexed issue has profound implications for theoretical and practical analysis, as well as philosophical understandings of the emotions.
Malabou believes scientific explorations of the brain seriously problematize established notions of affective subjectivity in Continental philosophy and Freudian-Lacanian analysis. She confronts philosophy and psychoanalysis with something neither field has seriously considered: the concept of wonder and the cold, disturbing visage of those who have been affected by disease or injury, such that they are no longer affected emotionally. At stake in this exchange are some of philosophy’s most important claims concerning the relationship between the subjective mind and the objective body, the structures and dynamics of the unconscious dimensions of mental life, the role emotion plays in making us human, and the functional differences between philosophy and science.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Health, Fitness & Medical
Fifty Grand by Adrian McKinty
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 351.1 mb, 13 hrs and 55 mins
Overview: An illegal immigrant is killed in a hit-and-run on a frozen mountain road in the town of Fairview, Colorado. No one is prosecuted for his death and his case is quietly forgotten. Six months later another illegal makes a treacherous run across the border, barely escaping with her life. She finds work as a maid and, secretly, begins to investigate the death of her father. But she isn’t a maid, and she’s not Mexican. She’s Detective Mercado, a police officer from Havana, and she’s looking for answers to her father’s death. McKinty’s live-wire prose is riveting, right up to a final, shocking conclusion.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction > Thriller
Children of Ruin (Children of Time #2) by Adrian Tchaikovsky
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 372mb
Overview: It has been waiting though the ages. Now it’s time….
Thousands of years ago, Earth’s terraforming program took to the stars. On the world they called Nod, scientists discovered alien life – but it was their mission to overwrite it with the memory of Earth. Then humanity’s great empire fell, and the program’s decisions were lost to time.
Aeons later, humanity and its new spider allies detected fragmentary radio signals between the stars. They dispatched an exploration vessel, hoping to find cousins from old Earth.
But those ancient terraformers woke something on Nod better left undisturbed.
And it’s been waiting for them.
Children of Ruin is the powerful follow-up to the award-winning Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction > Science fiction