Ralph Slaske is an author and entrepreneur who has always been committed to the free exchange of ideas among industry peers. In his role as the owner of Slaske Building Company and Perrysburg Kitchens and More, Mr. Slaske is able to offer his clients a truly comprehensive experience when it comes to building a custom home. Known throughout the Northwest Ohio region for his attention to detail and his commitment to a client-oriented approach, Mr. Slaske has developed a reputation for designing and building custom homes that are truly unique and are always of the highest quality. A graduate of the University of Toledo with a degree in engineering, Mr. Slaske began his professional career as an engineer and project manager before founding his custom homebuilding business. With over a decade of corporate experience and over a decade more as a custom homebuilder, Mr. Slaske has quite a unique perspective as a result of his varied academic and professional background. It is this perspective that has helped him recognize the many opportunities afforded by his particular skillset, and Mr. Slaske has worked diligently to ensure that his peers in the homebuilding industry are able to take advantage of these opportunities as well. As an author, Mr. Slaske has recently published Ralph Slaske's Builder's Guide to Making Money Online, a comprehensive look at the many different means through which homebuilders can leverage their unique knowledge and expertise to create new sources of income without requiring time away from their homebuilding projects. Mr. Slaske developed this program by leaning on his own personal experience as a blogger, freelancer, and online tutor, as he has helped many up-and-coming building professionals sharpen their skills and abilities through the online services he provides. In his book, Mr. Slaske shares these strategies and more so other builders in the industry can share their knowledge and expertise while also bringing in a pa 1. Language: English. Narrator: Harry Roger Williams, III. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/052158/bk_acx0_052158_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Today on To the Best of Our Knowledge, "Protest 2.0": how open-source protesting is changing the world. First, a little theoretical overview. How exactly does social media allow someone in say, Tunis, to overthrow their government? Jim Fleming talks to Clay Shirky, author of Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing without Organizations. V for Vendetta is the film for the Internet's Anonymous movement. They're the hackers who brought down the sites of MasterCard, PayPal and Visa after they shut off donations to Wikileaks. Gregg Housh tells Steve Paulson about Anonymous. Steve wanted to know how Gregg could be the spokesperson for an anonymous organization. To the Best of Our Knowledge is produced in Madison, Wisconsin, which recently saw this new type of leaderless social-media revolution in full bloom. It was in response to Governor Scott Walker announcing his controversial "budget repair bill" that would strip the collective bargaining rights of state employees. One of the sleep-in activists at the State Capitol was writer and blogger Christie Taylor. She kept a diary of her experiences…. The Arab Spring caught a lot of people by surprise, but not a group called Global Voices. It's made up of more than 300 bloggers and translators around the world who are closely watching Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and blogs - ready to report when ordinary people become citizen journalists, as they did throughout the events of the Arab Spring. Ivan Sigal, Global Voices' Executive Director, tells Anne Strainchamps about it. All eyes have been on the Middle East for some months now. But al Qaeda has been conspicuous for its absence. Many have declared al Qaeda and other Muslim extremist groups irrelevant with regards to the Arab Spring. Irrelevant? Anne Strainchamps posed that question to Romesh Ratnesar, contributing editor-at-large at Time magazine. [Broadcast Date: May 11, 2011] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/110511/rt_tbon_110511_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
100 percent tested in real cases and proven ways to gain more Instagram followers, increase engagement of your content, and turn Instagram into a source of income. This audiobook includes some of the most effective, intensive, and mathematically verified strategies to simply grow your Instagram blog. In Instagram Marketing, you'll get all that and more. I've conducted more than 40 Instagram projects and structured all methods and tips so you can use them with your blog or business account. Every recommendation in this book to increase your social marketing knowledge and success factor is 100 percent based on real Instagram campaigns and research. Learn how to become social marketing guru increasing the effectiveness of your content. You can be a great photographer, and you even learn some Instagram tips. But social media marketing is something more. It's a science with a lot of small signs that make our brains push the follow button. Learn what any successful blogger will not tell you for free. This audiobook offers step-by-Step strategies and insight from the best in the business. From small brands to Starbucks and top life-style bloggers, their experience is insightful, analytical, sometimes not typical, but most importantly effective and actionable. Pair that with the step-by-step how-to instructions for each strategy, and you have a guide that can be used not only for education but as practical advice for acting. Effective strategies and actions, big results. Chapter 1. How to Find your People Chapter 2. How to Be in Trend Chapter 3. How to build your brand on Instagram. Understand how to build successful Instagram blog Chapter 4. How to gain more followers Chapter 5. How to start making money This knowledge unlocks you the door to Instagram cash flow. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sam Slydell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/114075/bk_acx0_114075_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Marci Simon lives a double life: conservative English professor by day / controversial blogger about aliens by night. Only when a classified document lands in her lap, though, does she realize that knowledge can kill, as her two worlds collide with a virtual explosion of shocking and deadly secrets. She never anticipated the government’s nebula of dark lies, and her quest to expose the truth feels like a spiraling wormhole.The clandestine Extraterrestrial Security Agency (ESA) has silenced others before her, but Marci is unique. She’s the key to the deadliest truth in the history of the universe, an ESA target, and the only one who can illuminate the truth about extraterrestrials…unless she vanishes into a black hole of imminent danger.To perform the audio, 60 narrators responded to the promise of an out-of-this world conspiracy thriller and auditioned in an open casting call. Lewis Arlt leveraged his experience on Broadway and as a veteran audio performer to win the role. His elegant narration brings to life every facet of the story: the suspense of a conspiracy thriller, the strength of a single person arrayed against nefarious forces, and even the humor of Marci’s inner voice and the setting. As one listener review says, "you can practically smell the salt air of the Jersey Shore." 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lewis Arlt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/147816/bk_acx0_147816_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You hear it everywhere: The days of good jobs and great careers - even with a college degree - are over and dead. That the economy has become so mystifyingly controlled, convoluted, and convulsive that a lifetime career has become a fantasy pursuit for chumps. In this bewildering environment, how do you get direction and, more importantly, move forward? In Get a Job, Build a Real Career and Defy a Bewildering Economy, respected financial blogger Charles Smith (oftwominds.com) turns the conventional wisdom on its head. This book delivers the insight and positive action plan to get you employed. Just starting out? Laid off? Trying to restart you career? Get a Job, Build a Real Career and Defy a Bewildering Economy arms you with the knowledge you need. Are you a parent, grandparent, friend, or counselor helping others sort education and career options? Get a Job, Build a Real Career and Defy a Bewildering Economy assays the current economic maelstrom to give you a fresh, invigorating perspective - and the competitive edge - to understand how to get a job and build the career you want. This book is designed to tilt the odds in your favor whether you are a high school or college student, a recent college graduate pondering graduate school, or someone reentering the workforce after a layoff. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Eastman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/050482/bk_acx0_050482_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Popular blogger Cal Newport reveals the new key to achieving success and true meaning in professional life: the ability to master distraction. Many modern knowledge workers now spend most of their brain power battling distraction and interruption, whether because of the incessant pinging of devices, noisy open-plan offices or the difficulty of deciding what deserves their attention the most. When Cal Newport coined the term deep work on his popular blog, Study Hacks, in 2012, he found the concept quickly hit a nerve. Most of us, after all, are excruciatingly familiar with shallow work instead - distractedly skimming the surface of our workload and never getting to the important part. Newport began exploring the methods and mind-set that foster a practice of distraction-free productivity at work, and now, in Deep Work, he shows how anyone can achieve this elusive state. Through revealing portraits of both historical and modern-day thinkers, academics and leaders in the fields of technology, science and culture, and their deep work habits, Newport shares an inspiring collection of tools to wring every last drop of value out of your intellectual capacity. He explains why mastering this shift in work practices is crucial for anyone who intends to stay ahead in a complex information economy and how to systematically train the mind to focus. Put simply: developing and cultivating a deep work practice is one of the best decisions we can make in an increasingly distracted world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Bottoms. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/001123/bk_twuk_001123_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this hour, before there was language, there was the voice. Today we celebrate the voice. Music journalist Dave Tompkins has written about the long and colorful history of the vocoder in his book How to Wreck a Nice Beach: The Vocoder from World War II to Hip-Hop: The Machine Speaks. He tells Jim Fleming the title comes from what people think the vocoder is saying when it voices the phrase "How to recognize speech."Next, the contemporary art world was shocked in 2010 when the prestigious Turner prize went to a voice installation, the work of the Scottish artist Susan Philipsz. She tells Anne Strainchamps she started out as a sculptor but was drawn to sound, the voice in particular. Then, singer/songwriter Ben Folds has worked with a wide variety of musicians from Dreamworks to the novelist Nick Hornby. He's known as a pianist, but he tells To the Best of Our Knowledge producer Doug Gordon that he's also fascinated with another instrument - the human voice.Finally, if you grew up with television chances are you saw a lot of Dick Cavett. He ruled the airwaves for five decades as the king of the live interview. Cavett is now a blogger for the New York Times, and has recently published a collection of his columns in a book called Talk Show: Confrontations, Pointed Commentary, and Off-Screen Secrets. He tells Steve Paulson how he got started. [Broadcast Date: May 18, 2011] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/110518/rt_tbon_110518_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this hour, before there was language, there was the voice. Today we celebrate the voice. Music journalist Dave Tompkins has written about the long and colorful history of the vocoder in his book How to Wreck a Nice Beach: The Vocoder from World War II to Hip-Hop: The Machine Speaks. He tells Jim Fleming the title comes from what people think the vocoder is saying when it voices the phrase "How to recognize speech."Next, the contemporary art world was shocked in 2010 when the prestigious Turner prize went to a voice installation, the work of the Scottish artist Susan Philipsz. She tells Anne Strainchamps she started out as a sculptor but was drawn to sound, the voice in particular. Then, singer/songwriter Ben Folds has worked with a wide variety of musicians from Dreamworks to the novelist Nick Hornby. He's known as a pianist, but he tells To the Best of Our Knowledge producer Doug Gordon that he's also fascinated with another instrument - the human voice.Finally, if you grew up with television chances are you saw a lot of Dick Cavett. He ruled the airwaves for five decades as the king of the live interview. Cavett is now a blogger for the New York Times, and has recently published a collection of his columns in a book called Talk Show: Confrontations, Pointed Commentary, and Off-Screen Secrets. He tells Steve Paulson how he got started. [Broadcast Date: July 11, 2012] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/120711/rt_tbon_120711_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tips, tools, advice, and activities for raising eco-friendly kids while nurturing compassion, resilience, and community engagement. It can be hard to fit "green living" in with the necessities of modern parenting: you can do 100 things right, but still the trappings of 21st-century life--the waste, the consumerism, the plastic straws--invariably find their way home. So how can you raise kind, balanced, responsible kids, all while doing it sustainably? Drawing from cutting-edge social science research, parent interviews, and experiential wisdom, science writer and parenting blogger Shannon Brescher Shea shows how green living and great parenting go hand in hand to teach kids kindness, compassion, resilience, and grit...all while giving them the lifelong tools they need to be successful, engaged, and independent. Growing Sustainable Together is packed with easy tips, expert parenting advice, and practical hands-on activities for the toddler years up through the early teens. Each chapter includes a "what to know" section that breaks down core sustainability knowledge, like: • Energy efficiency and renewables • How to instill anti-waste and anti-consumerist values • Better transportation options • Understanding how and where we get our food • Developing a lifelong love for environmental activism and volunteering Shea highlights "what next?" action steps; a fun, enriching do-it-together activity; recommended books for parent and child; and additional resources for those who want to learn and do more. Growing Sustainable Together concludes with a practical appendix that gives talking points for enrolling teachers, school systems, and fellow parents in eco-friendly activities.