Chief Crisis Officer by James F. Haggerty

Chief Crisis Officer: Structure and Leadership for Effective Communications Response by James F. Haggerty
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.3 Mb
Overview: An organization’s crisis response involves public communications response: ensuring the general public, media, employees and other stakeholders understand (1) what has happened, and (2) what you are doing about it. Crisis events tend to ripple and echo long after the initial drama, as today’s plant explosion is tomorrow’s government investigation and next week’s class action lawsuit.

In this environment a fumbled ineffective response can mean the different between a crisis that is managed…and one that manages you. Chief Crisis Officer: Running Point in the Face of Unexpected Events explains why every company and organization needs to identify a Chief Crisis Officer, who will take the lead in preparing the organization for crisis communications response, and responding effectively when the inevitable crisis hits.

Using a mixture of real life examples, strategies, and tactics, the book will break down various forms of crises into their component parts and provide both a strategic approach and the proper tools to enable the Chief Crisis Officer to assemble his or her team, and respond-effectively and efficiently-when the crisis occurs.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Understanding Religious Violence by James Dingley

Understanding Religious Violence: Radicalism and Terrorism in Religion Explored via Six Case Studies by James Dingley, Marcello Mollica
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.1 Mb
Overview: This book addresses the problem of religiously based conflict and violence via six case studies. It stresses particularly the structural and relational aspects of religion as providing a sense of order and a networked structure that enables people to pursue quite prosaic and earthly concerns. The book examines how such concerns link material and spiritual salvation into a holy alliance. As such, whilst the religions concerned may be different, they address the same problems and provide similar explanations for meaning, success, and failure in life. Each author has conducted their own field-work in the religiously based conflict regions they discuss, and together the collection offers perspectives from a variety of different national backgrounds and disciplines.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Conversations with James Salter by Jennifer Levasseur

Conversations with James Salter by Jennifer Levasseur, Kevin Rabalais (Editors)
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.2MB
Overview: James Salter (born James Horowitz in 1925) has been known throughout his career as a "writer’s writer," acclaimed by such literary greats as Susan Sontag, Richard Ford, John Banville, and Peter Matthiessen for his lyrical prose, his insightful and daring explorations of sex, and his examinations of the inner lives of women and men.

Conversations with James Salter collects interviews published from 1972 to 2014 with the award-winning author of The Hunters, A Sport and a Pastime, Light Years, and All That Is. Gathered here are his earliest interviews following acclaimed but moderately selling novels, conversations covering his work as a screenwriter and award-winning director, and interviews charting his explosive popularity after publishing All That Is, his first novel after a gap of thirty-four years. These conversations chart Salter’s progression as a writer, his love affair with France, his military past as a fighter pilot, and his lyrical explorations of gender relations.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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The Path of Prosperity by James Allen

The Path of Prosperity by James Allen
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 56.5 MB
Overview: James Allen, One of the founding fathers of the new thought movement or the power of positive thinking guides you step by step through the journey of prosperity. In this audiobook he shows you how to achieve financial, health, happiness, and power by learning how to change your thoughts. Being one of James Allen’s most famous works, this book leads you on the essential road to financial wealth, and has been read by millions and millions of readers in dozens of languages.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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Powerhouse by Brian MacNeice, James Bowen (.M4B)

Powerhouse: Insider Accounts into the World’s Top High-Performance Organizations by Brian MacNeice, James Bowen
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 274 MB
Overview: Why are the New Zealand All Blacks the best rugby team in the world? How does the Kirov Ballet produce generation after generation of exceptional ballerinas? How did Southwest Airlines evolve from being an idiosyncratic Texan airline to become one of the most successful businesses internationally? How does the Finnish School Education System deliver great results by breaking conventions? Powerhouse uncovers the performance secrets of some of the most impressive organizations around the world and reveals the key principles they have in common to enable any business to raise their own bar.
To understand what makes these organizations great, MacNeice and Bowen have conducted immersive and personal research; investigating their culture, interviewing their leaders and observing their everyday practice. Despite this diverse range of seemingly contrasting industries – business, sport, technology, finance, the arts – each of these successful institutions share a common bond: they are world-class industry leaders and have repeatedly outperformed their competition. Powerhouse explores what lessons can be learnt from these organizations to provide a unique and in-depth analysis of how enduring high performance can be developed.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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Morning and Evening Thoughts by James Allen

Morning and Evening Thoughts by James Allen
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 20.8 MB
Overview: One of the first great modern writers of motivational and inspirational books, James Allen has influenced millions around the world through his classic work "As a Man Thinketh". In the same way, "As a Man Does: Morning and Evening Thoughts" presents beautiful and insightful meditations to feed the mind and soul.

In each of the sixty-two meditations – one for each morning and evening of the month – Allen offers both the force of truth and the blessing of comfort. The meditations presented in "As a Man Does" are spiritual jewels of wisdom, reflecting the deepest experiences of the heart.

As a book, its mission is simple: To lift the soul of its reader – "in the hours of work and leisure, in the days of joy and sorrow, in the sunshine and in the cloud." Whether you are familiar with the writings of James Allen or you have yet to read any of his stirring books, this beautiful volume is sure to move you, console you, and inspire you – every morning and every evening of your life.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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I Still Dream by James Smythe (.M4B)

I Still Dream by James Smythe
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 367 MB
Overview: 1997. Seventeen-year-old Laura Bow has invented a rudimentary artificial intelligence and named it Organon. At first it’s intended to be a sounding board for her teenage frustrations, a surrogate best friend; but as she grows older, Organon grows with her.
As the world becomes a very different place, technology changes the way we live, love and die; massive corporations develop rival intelligences to Laura’s, ones without safety barriers or morals; and Laura is forced to decide whether to share her creation with the world.
If it falls into the wrong hands, she knows, its power could be abused. But what if Organon is the only thing that can stop humanity from hurting itself irreparably?
I Still Dream is a powerful tale of love, loss and hope, a frightening, heartbreakingly human look at who we are now – and who we can be, if we only allow ourselves.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction

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I Still Dream – James Smythe [Audiobook]

I Still Dream – James Smythe [Audiobook]

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As You Think by James Allen

As You Think by James Allen
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 30.1 MB
Overview: In 1904, a relatively unknown Englishman named James Allen wrote a little book called As a Man Thinketh. The book has become one of the world’s greatest self-help books – “self-empowerment” is a better term – for it not only reveals to us that the keys to success are within our own minds, it shows us how to use these keys to unlock the greatest fulfillment we can imagine. In this revised edition, author and publisher Marc Allen updates this classic, changing language that has become dated or obsolete, and honing the clarity of the message. He makes As You Think gender inclusive, showing how these principles are truly universal and apply to everyone, regardless of sex, age, race, beliefs, social class, or education. As You Think is a simple yet powerful reminder that “all we achieve and all that we fail to achieve is the direct result of our own thoughts.” We are the masters of our destinies.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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Collected Fables by James Thurber, Michael J. Rosen

CBD Oil for Health by James D. Coley (.M4B)

CBD Oil for Health: Relieving Pain, Reducing Stress, and Restoring Health the Natural Way by James D. Coley
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 32 MB
Overview: Do you have a health condition you’ve been unable to cure? Perhaps you’ve heard of CBD oil in the past, and you’ve been curious about what it might do for you. This audiobook was made for those looking for answers to the question: What is CBD oil, and how is it good for me?
CBD oil (cannabidiol) is truly one of the most remarkable natural-healing compounds in the world. CBD oil is a legalized element of the cannabis plant, and unlike marijuana, it doesn’t come with any side effects, as it doesn’t contain THC. Plus, it’s more potent than other parts of the cannabis plant, including hemp.
There are many health conditions that can benefit from CBD oil. It has been known to help people suffering from asthma, cancer, anxiety, insomnia, fibromyalgia, diabetes, cardiovascular health, neurological disorders, depression, migraines, eating disorders, PMS, autoimmune diseases, menopause, and even inflammation in the body. CBD oil can be used topically and orally.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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Silent Killers by James P. Delgado

Silent Killers: Submarines and Underwater Warfare by James P. Delgado
Requirements: .PDF reader, 10.9 MB
Overview: James P Delgado, President and CEO of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology and author of Nuclear Dawn (Osprey), presents a detailed, stunningly visual, examination of the history and development of the submarine and its role in naval warfare, from the first practical experiments with submersible craft to the development of the modern nuclear submarine.

Calling on his training as a nautical archaeologist who was among the first explorers to dive the Titanic, Delgado recreates the story of the sub from the bottom up–that is, through eerie photographs of subs at the bottom of the sea. In addition, he explores submarine technology, from wooden to iron to steel hulls, from hand-cranked to nuclear powered propulsion, from candle light to electricity, from gunpowder "torpedoes" to nuclear missiles Since the time of Jules Verne, submarines have been a topic of great interest to maritime and military fans and Delgado’s new book explores all of the submarine’s triumphs and tragedies, successes and failures in this fascinating and compelling illustrated history.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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History’s Weirdest Deaths by James Proud

History’s Weirdest Deaths: History’s Weirdest Ways to Die by James Proud
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.8 MB
Overview: Death comes in many forms-sometimes peaceful, sometimes tragic, sometimes dramatic . . . and at other times just plain weird. In History’s Weirdest Deaths, you’ll read the true stories of more than a hundred people who met their end in a bizarre fashion. Each cautionary tale is unique. Meet the victims of stunts that went horribly wrong, ordinary people who made boneheaded blunders, and famous figures who realized too late that celebrity isn’t a cure for stupidity.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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The Confession by James E. McGreevey

The Confession by James E. McGreevey
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 3.1 MB
Overview: In August 2004, Governor James E. McGreevey of New Jersey made history when he stepped before microphones, declared "My truth is that I am a gay American," and announced his resignation. The story made international headlines-but what led to that moment was a human and political drama more complex and fascinating than anyone knew. Now, in this extraordinarily candid memoir, McGreevey shares his story of a life of ambition, moral compromise, and redemption.

From childhood, McGreevey lived a kind of idealized American life. The son of working-class Irish Catholic parents, named for an uncle who died at Iwo Jima, he strove to exceed expectations in everything he did, meeting each new challenge as though his "future rode on every move." As a young man he was tempted by the priesthood, yet it was another calling-politics-that he found irresistible. Plunging early into the dangerous waters of New Jersey politics, he won three elections by the age of thirty-six, and soon thereafter nearly toppled the state’s popular governor, Christie Todd Whitman, in a photo-finish election. Four years later, he won the governorship by a landslide.

Throughout his adult life, however, Jim McGreevey had been forced to suppress a fundamental truth about himself: that he was gay. He knew at once that the only clear path to his dreams was to live a straight life, and so he split in two, accepting the traditional role of family man while denying his deepest emotions. And he discovered, to his surprise, that becoming a political player demanded ethical shortcuts that became as corrosive as living in the closet. In the cutthroat culture of political bosses, backroom deals, and the insidious practice known as "pay-to-play," he writes, "political compromises came easy to me because I’d learned how to keep a part of myself innocent of them." His policy triumphs as governor were tempered by scandal, as the transgressions of his staff came back to haunt him. Yet only when a former lover threatened to expose him did he finally confront his divided soul, and find the authentic self that had always eluded him.

More than a coming-out memoir, The Confession is the story of one man’s quest to repair the rift between his public and private selves, at a time in our culture when the personal and political have become tangled like frayed electric cables. Teeming with larger-than-life characters, written with honesty, grace, and rare insight into what it means to negotiate the minefields of American public life, it may be among the most honest political memoirs ever written.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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