The Law of Small Things: Creating a Habit of Integrity in a Culture of Mistrust [Audiobook]
The Law of Small Things: Creating a Habit of Integrity in a Culture of Mistrust by Stuart H. Brody
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 131 MB
Overview: The Law of Small Things begins with an IQ (integrity quotient) test designed to reveal the casual way we regard our promises and the misconceptions we have about acting truthfully. The audiobook shows how most people believe integrity is something we "just have" and that we just do, like a Nike commercial. It depicts these and other deceptions we deploy to appear to act with integrity without actually doing so.
The Law of Small Things also exposes how our culture encourages breaches of integrity through an array of "permitted promise-breaking", a language of clichés that equates self-interest with duty, and the "illusion of inconsequence" that excuses small breaches with the breezy confidence that we can fulfill integrity when it counts.
Brody challenges the prevailing notion that integrity is a possession you hold permanently. No one "has integrity", and no one is perfect in practicing it. What we have is the opportunity to uphold promises and fulfill duties in each situation that faces us, large and small. Integrity is a practice and a habit of keeping promises, the ones we make explicitly and the ones that are implied in all our relationships.
Ultimately, developing skill in the practice of integrity leads us to knowledge of who we are – not in the way the culture defines us, but in the way we truly know ourselves to be.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction
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Rural and Small Public Libraries: Challenges and Opportunities by Brian Real
Requirements: ePUB Reader, 5 MB
Overview: Rural and small public libraries provide invaluable services to their communities. These information institutions operate in areas that, when compared to national averages, have poor broadband accessibility and weaker connection speeds, low home internet adoption rates, higher unemployment rates, and less per capita access to doctors and other healthcare providers. Public libraries help to bridge these divides and help to mitigate the impact of these geographic and socioeconomic disadvantages. However, librarians are only able to do so much when they are funded by limited, primarily local revenues and are not able to achieve economies of scale that come with larger service population bases. Thus, this volume begins by defining the challenges that rural and small libraries face before shifting to an analysis of ways that these obstacles can be overcome or mitigated. Building off of this foundation, the authors explore ideas for enhancing community partnerships and outreach, using rural and small public libraries as centers for local cultural heritage activities, and training rural public librarians to better serve their publics. The authors of this volume bridge the gap between academic research and practical application, creating a volume that will allow rural librarians, trustees, and their allies to argue for greater support and enact change to benefit their service communities.
Genre: Non-Fiction, General
Marx and Education by Robin Small
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.9MB
Overview: Marx and Education is the first assessment of the educational thought of Karl Marx (1818-1883) and its later influence, in the light of developments at the close of the twentieth century. It provides a new perspective, in which many aspects of Marx’s ideas are seen clearly for the first time, freed from misleading associations and outdated prejudices. Marx’s thinking on education touches on many still current issues: about personal development, the nature of learning, and the ultimate aims of education, as well as the relations between the school and society. Robin Small explores Marx’s approach to each of these issues and in relating them to later developments brings the story up to the present day.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy
Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff About Money by Richard Carlson
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 90 MB
Overview: Richard Carlson’s central philosophy for your finances is the more you give, the more you get back. His brilliant essays help you eliminate the stress, worry and fear of financial issues, allowing you to live more fully and attract more wealth into your life. His practical, simple advice will bring more joy and fulfilment into the process of earning money – and with this, more success! DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF ABOUT MONEY is a volume of inspiration and guidance for everyone who works for a living.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction
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