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  • Charles Koch

    *This program is read by Steve Carlson and Charles Koch with contributions from Social Entrepreneurs working in collaboration with the Stand Together organization.* A surprising take on how you can help tackle the really big problems in society–from one of America’s most successful entrepreneurs. People are looking for a better way. Towering barriers are holding millions of people back, and the institutions that should help everyone rise are not doing the job. Crumbling communities. One-size fits all education. Businesses that rig the economy. Public policy that stifles opportunity and emboldens the extremes. As a result, this country is quickly heading toward a two-tiered...read more

  • R. Edward Freeman

    Bridging the Values Gap Business has a values problem. It's not just spectacular public scandals like Enron (which, incidentally, had a great corporate values statement). Many companies fail to live up to the standards they set for themselves, alienating the public and leaving employees cynical and disengaged—resulting in lower productivity, less innovation, and sometimes outright corruption. The reason, argue top scholars and consultants Edward Freeman and Ellen Auster, is that all too often values are handed down from on high, with little employee input, discussion, or connection to the challenges and opportunities facing the organization. Although the words may be...read more

  • Larry Senn

    The Mood Elevator Take Charge of Your Feelings, Become a Better You We all ride the Mood Elevator up and down every day. How well we do it impacts our relationship, our personal effectiveness, our career and our experience of life. Most people take that ride for granted and don't think it can be influenced. But what if we knew the right buttons to push to move to the top of the Mood Elevator. Wouldn't it be useful if there were proven ways to make visits to the lower floors less frequent and less intense? In this very practical guide, Larry Senn provides an operating manual to keep you out of the emotional basement. He shows how to recognize when you've become
so accustomed...read more

  • Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu

    Open Mind, Open Heart Millions have found mindfulness to be a powerful practice for reducing stress, enhancing attention, and instilling tranquility. But it can offer so much more—it can transform you, make you more fully awake, alive, and aware of your connection to all beings. In Japanese, the character that best expresses mindfulness, 念, consists of two parts—the top part, 今, meaning “now,” and the bottom part, 心, meaning “heart.” Using stories from his own life as the son of an Irish father and a Japanese mother, a professor in Japan and America, a psychotherapist, a father, and a husband, Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu describes...read more

  • Parker J. Palmer

    Parker J. Palmer On the Brink of Everything Grace, Gravity, and Getting Old From beloved and bestselling author Parker J. Palmer (Let Your Life Speak, The Courage to Teach, Healing the Heart of Democracy) comes a brave and beautiful book of reflections on eight decades of life and work. Reframing aging as “a passage of discovery and engagement,” Palmer says, “Old is just another word for nothing left to lose, a time to take bigger risks on behalf of the common good.” On the Brink of Everything is not a “guide to” or “handbook for” getting old. Instead, it's Palmer turning the prism of insight on his experience as a way of encouraging...read more

  • Jonathan Face

    The world has ended, the dead walk the earth, and a profound silence has fallen over the land. There are no more cars to be heard chugging down the dirt road at the foot of the driveway. There are no more airplanes painting vapor trails across the sky. No more air conditioners thrumming in windows, no more dogs barking in the distance. The world is getting settled once again. Two children, brother and sister, survive together on an isolated Montana farm. Their days are simple — find food, avoid the dead. They are the remnants of civilization, refugees from a vanished world. Whispers of a new civilization in the New Mexico desert and a chance encounter with a band of renegade...read more

  • The Arbinger Institute

    This third edition of an international bestseller—over 2 million copies sold worldwide and translated into 33 languages—details how its powerful insights on motivation, conflict, and collaboration can benefit organizations as well as individuals. Since its original publication in 2000, Leadership and Self-Deception has become an international word-of-mouth phenomenon. Rather than tapering off, it sells more copies every year. The book's central insight—that the key to leadership lies not in what we do but in who we are—has proven to have powerful implications not only for organizational leadership but in readers' personal lives as well. Leadership and...read more

  • Katherine Prairie

    Explosive violence rocks Canada's Slocan Valley after the shooting deaths of three teenagers in a bombing attempt at the Keenleyside Dam. A joint U.S.-Canada military force locks down the Valley to protect Columbia River dams critical to both countries but martial law incites more violence. Geologist Alex Graham refuses to let politics stand in her way. She evades military patrols to slip into a restricted zone in her hunt for a silver mine to claim as her own. But her plans are derailed by an intentionally set fire that almost takes her life. Someone wants her out of the Slocan Valley. When Alex discovers a gunshot victim in an abandoned mine, she fears she could be next. But she's never...read more

  • Justin Forest

    A young man must overcome a horrific past in order to release his inner demons in Justin Forest's shocking new cross-genre novel, Lolita in the Lion's Den. Glen has fought for years to escape a brutal home life, one in which he acts as his mother's only friend and to accept that his father has been molesting his sister for over a decade. But after dropping out of high school and spending years working aimless jobs, Glen finally turns a new chapter when he enters the thrill of college life. But with that freedom comes disturbing sexual desires and inclinations. Having become increasingly reliant on his own fantasy world, Glen soon finds himself mired in the world of adult pornography and...read more

  • Katherine prairie

    Tanzanite, a rare blue gem born in fire and revealed by lightning, is found only in the Merelani Hills of Tanzania. But now the death of a gem smuggler points to another possibility. A South American mine owned by Tabitha Metals may hold the find of a century. But why is it kept hidden from the world? Geologist Brian Graham can draw only one conclusion: the mine's untraceable wealth is used to fund terrorism. And he must reveal the truth. Brian heads to Colombia to check out mines there while his geologist daughter Alex and Tanzanian miner Mosi Ongeti start in Brazil. But their daring plan ends with a gunshot, and they are now pursued by the henchmen of a sinister, powerful arms dealer. In...read more

  • Jonathan Face

    The world has ended, the dead walk the earth, and a profound silence has fallen over the land. Hundreds of miles east of the events of Part 1, a parallel story unfolds... A troubled woman marches west across the great, barren prairie. Suffering from a mental trauma, she's barely aware of the grim changes that have consumed the world around her. She avoids the dead, hides from people, and wanders westward in a daze. Hungry and tired, she finds her way to Montana, where she is taken prisoner on an Indian reservation run by a man with an iron fist and a cold heart. Part Two of a continuing...read more

  • Ben Shryock

    Have you ever wondered what 'the Gospel' is? It is a true story about our friend Jesus. You can now listen to the simple, true story of Jesus in this audiobook. The messages in “The Gospel Road” will provide you with encouragement, peace, and a clear purpose in life - if you choose to accept them. Seven chapters will guide you through past and future events that will clearly explain the gospel of Jesus in simple language. This audiobook was specifically recorded for the listener who does not know who Jesus is and who is not familiar with the Bible; however, it is also a valuable resource for those who are currently followers of Jesus and His teachings. Listening to this...read more

  • Mark Michaux Brown

    This is the first book to describe in detail the principles of Outward Bound, told through the stories of former instructors and graduates who show how to apply them to create healthier, more effective teams, organizations, and communities. For nearly six decades Outward Bound USA's education programs have shaped the lives of tens of thousands of participants. Strangers are put in an unfamiliar and unpredictable setting, where to succeed they must develop a sense of teamwork, resilience, self-confidence, and a focus on the greater good. But, Mark Brown asks, isn't the modern world just as unpredictable and challenging as any mountain or desert? He shows how the same principles that bind...read more

  • Jonathan Face

    The world has ended, the dead walk the earth, and a profound silence has fallen over the land. We return to the story of Seth and Melinda, siblings who've fallen in with the likes of Noone Tompkins, a bad man with a fast gun and a cruel disposition. The group's journey south, to a promised oasis in the New Mexico desert, is interrupted by a war between the citizens of Billings, Montana and the scattered survivors of the Crow Nation. There will be casualties. Part Three of a continuing...read more

  • Kenneth Buff

    We all have nightmares, but not all of us have to live them. Johnathon Clarke did. His bullies beat him. They humiliated him. They stole his life. So at the age of 17 he took it away with a bullet from a gun. In Hell John finds himself working out his existence in the mailroom, until he's given the promotion he died for-he becomes the forger of nightmares, the giver of bad dreams. With his new position, John makes his assignments feel the fear he's felt his entire existence. He does this until he's assigned a young girl named Danielle. Danielle's not much younger than John was, and the circumstances surrounding why she's been assigned are troubling. They're troubling because he disagrees....read more

  • Al Etmanski

    “This book reminds us of what we have in common: the power to create a good life for ourselves and for others, no matter what the world has in store for us.” —Michael J. Fox This book reveals that people with disabilities are the invisible force that has shaped history. They have been instrumental in the growth of freedom and birth of democracy. They have produced heavenly music and exquisite works of art. They have unveiled the scientific secrets of the universe. They are among our most popular comedians, poets, and storytellers. And at 1.2 billion, they are also the largest minority group in the world. Al Etmanski offers ten lessons we can all learn from people...read more

  • Obie Fernandez

    The size of an organization and its ability to innovate are known to have an inverse relationship. Small startups innovate quickly, while large enterprises develop new products with a time to market that is longer than the average person's job role. While many areas of the economy are seeing limited growth, the startup community is thriving, and large enterprises have taken notice. Among them, the US Postal Service, General Electric, American Express, Lockheed Martin, Sony, and others, are investing significant resources in both training and infrastructure based on the concept of The Lean Startup. Pioneered by Eric Ries and developed in Silicon Valley, Lean Startup provides a...read more

  • David Shapiro

    Grow old on purpose. This book invites readers to navigate a purposeful path from adulthood to elderhood with choice, curiosity, and courage.  Everyone is getting old; not everyone is growing old. But the path of purposeful aging is accessible to all—and it's fundamental to health, happiness, and longevity. With a focus on growing whole through developing a sense of purpose in later life, Who Do You Want to Be When You Grow Old? celebrates the experience of aging with inspiring stories, real-world practices, and provocative questions. Framed by a long conversation between two old friends, the book reconceives aging as a liberating experience that enables us to become more...read more

  • Craig Davidson

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2021 TRILLIUM BOOK AWARDS   From the bestselling author of The Saturday Night Ghost Club and Canada Reads-finalist Precious Cargo comes this supremely satisfying collection of stories. Reminiscent of Stephen King's brilliantly cinematic short stories that went on to inspire films such as The Shawshank Redemption and Stand by Me, here's a collection crackling with Craig Davidson's superb craft and kinetic energy: in the visceral, crystalline, steel-tipped prose; in the psychological perspicacity; and in the endearing humour. Set in in the Niagara Falls of Davidson's imagination known as 'Cataract City,' the superb stories of Cascade shine a shimmering light...read more

  • Craig Davidson

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2021 TRILLIUM BOOK AWARDS   Reminiscent of Stephen King's brilliantly cinematic short stories that went on to inspire films such as The Shawshank Redemption and Stand by Me, here's a collection crackling with Craig Davidson's superb craft and kinetic energy: in the visceral, crystalline, steel-tipped prose; in the psychological perspicacity; and in the endearing humour. Set in in the Niagara Falls of Davidson's imagination known as 'Cataract City,' the superb stories of Cascade shine a shimmering light on this slightly seedy, slightly magical, slightly haunted place. The six gems in this collection each illuminate familial relationships in a singular way. A...read more