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Jeff Marx, President and Chief Operating Officer at Cerapedics Cerapedics.com
The Redemption of Bobby Love: A Story of Faith, Family, and Justice by Bobby Love, Cheryl Love The inspiring, dramatic, and heartwarming true account of an escaped convict and his wife of thirty-five plus years who never knew his secret, which captured the imaginations of millions on Humans of New York. Bobby and Cheryl Love were living in Brooklyn, happily married for decades, when the FBI and NYPD appeared at their door and demanded to know from Bobby, in front of his shocked wife and children: “What is your name? No, what’s your real name?” Bobby’s thirty-eight-year secret was out. As a Black child in the Jim Crow South, Bobby found himself in legal trouble before his 14th birthday. Sparked by the desperation he felt in the face of limited options and the pull of the streets, Bobby became a master thief. He soon found himself facing a thirty-year prison sentence. But Bobby was smarter than his jailers. He escaped, fled to New York, changed his name, and started a new life as “Bobby Love.” During that time, he worked multiple jobs to support his wife and their growing family, coached Little League, attended church, took his kids to Disneyland, and led an otherwise normal life. Then it all came crashing down. With the drama of a jailbreak story and the incredible tension of a life lived in hiding, The Redemption of Bobby Love is an unbelievable but true account of building a life from scratch, the pain of festering secrets in marriage, and the unbreakable bonds of faith and love that keep a family together.
12 Hours of Heaven: Lessons for a Better World by Rick Ornelas Let’s face it, humanity is suffering. The pendulum of our collective soul has swung too far in the direction of darkness. We need more positivity. We need to move toward the direction of light and focus on the good in our hearts. Motivated to write this book by the ever-worsening times we live in, Rick Ornelas shares an uplifting story of hope for humanity. 12 Hours of Heaven is an inspirational guide to positive change through lessons for a better world as told by Ezra, the wisest Archangel in Heaven. Join Ezra as he teaches his young protégé Anabeth what it takes to become an angel. As he shares his story, he recounts the many lessons learned when he found himself trapped in an elevator for 12 hours with ten people from all walks of life. In their short time together he helps each of them through their biggest challenge while maturing in his understanding of himself. This heartfelt story will absorb you and take you on an emotional ride through the deepest parts of your heart and soul. In the end, you will feel empowered to spark change and create a better world.
Jim Flynn, Author Interview JimFlynnSix.com About Jim Flynn Jim Flynn worked in the financial industry for 35 years. He is currently writing the JR Johnson book series, and has published the first two volumes, Losing Lola, and The Bitcoin Gambit. Losing Lola won The AudioBook Reviewer award for Best Thriller in 2020. The books are written as financial thrillers with humor. Flynn is currently writing the third installment of the series. The first book Flynn published was Be Sincere Even When You Don't Mean It, a humorous fictional memoir. Flynn lives on a farm on Northwest Connecticut. For more information, see website: jimflynnsix.com
Josh Elledge, Founder/CEO Company UpMyInfluence.com upmyinfluence.com
The Power of Flexing: How to Use Small Daily Experiments to Create Big Life-Changing Growth by Susan J. Ashford A leadership and learning expert shows you how to change your behavior, develop soft skills, and achieve personal and professional growth through a series of small experiments she calls “Flexing.” A personnel shift at your organization puts you into a leadership role you don't feel prepared for. Your boss tells you that you seem aloof and unapproachable in client meetings. You need to win the support of the members of a local community group for a project you feel passionate about. Addressing these diverse issues depends on improving your soft skills—such as time management, team building, communication and listening, creative thinking, and problem-solving. But this isn’t as easy as it may seem. Sue Ashford, the chair of the Management and Organizations group at the Ross School of Business, has the solution. In this timely book, she introduces Flexing—a technique individuals, teams, and entire organizations can use to learn, grow, and develop their skills and knowledge with every new project, work assignment, and problem. Flexing empowers you to embrace any challenge and adapt to any change, yielding practical, valuable takeaways that ensure growth. Flexing helps you move ahead when you’re confronted with a new challenge, or simply want to develop a vital skill. It’s a journey that begins with setting a flex goal—stating explicitly what you want to learn and how you want to grow. Once that flex goal is set, you then begin to run experiments, solicit feedback from peers or colleagues, and monitor and tweak your progress on the way to achieving your goal. Flexing can be tailored to each person, allowing you to reflect on your own experiences and incorporate the lessons you learn in the next project you tackle. It’s a growth mindset that will help you become the best version of yourself. Flexing also works with teams and organizations. Ashford teaches small groups and large how to implement flexing to ensure their members are ready for new challenges. With more people moving to remote working full-time and developing new ways of collaborating in teams, this warm and practical guide will help every professional and any organization on the journey to greater effectiveness.
The Chris Voss Show Podcast - Mike Stamper, Kayco Beyond Business General Manager Kayco.com
Michael Collura, President & CEO at In Home Personal Services, Inc. ihps.com
Arriving Today: From Factory to Front Door -- Why Everything Has Changed About How and What We Buy by Christopher Mims The Wall Street Journal technology columnist reveals the fascinating story behind the misleadingly simple phrase shoppers take for granted—“Arriving Today”—in this eye-opening investigation into the new rules of online commerce, transportation, and supply chain management. We are at a tipping point in retail history. While consumers are profiting from the convenience of instant gratification, rapidly advancing technologies are transforming the way goods are transported and displacing workers in ways never before seen. In Arriving Today, Christopher Mims goes deep, far, and wide to uncover how a single product, from creation to delivery, weaves its way from a factory on the other side of the world to our doorstep. He analyzes the evolving technologies and management strategies necessary to keep the product moving to fulfill consumers’ demand for “arriving today” gratification. Mims reveals a world where the only thing moving faster than goods in an Amazon warehouse is the rate at which an entire industry is being gutted and rebuilt by innovation and mass shifts in human labor practices. He goes behind the scenes to uncover the paradoxes in this shift—into the world’s busiest port, the cabin of an 18-wheeler, and Amazon’s automated warehouses—to explore how the promise of “arriving today” is fulfilled through a balletic dance between humans and machines. The scope of such large-scale innovation and expended energy is equal parts inspiring, enlightening, and horrifying. As he offers a glimpse of our future, Mims asks us to consider the system’s vulnerability and its resilience, and who shoulders the burden, as we hurtle toward a fully automated system—and what it will mean when we are there.
Adi Shankar - Producer, Writer, Actor https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3021774/
The Last Million: Europe's Displaced Persons from World War to Cold War by David Nasaw From bestselling author David Nasaw, a sweeping new history of the one million refugees left behind in Germany after WWII In May 1945, after German forces surrendered to the Allied powers, millions of concentration camp survivors, POWs, slave laborers, political prisoners, and Nazi collaborators were left behind in Germany, a nation in ruins. British and American soldiers attempted to repatriate the refugees, but more than a million displaced persons remained in Germany: Jews, Poles, Estonians, Latvians, Lithuanians, Ukrainians, and other Eastern Europeans who refused to go home or had no homes to return to. Most would eventually be resettled in lands suffering from postwar labor shortages, but no nation, including the United States, was willing to accept more than a handful of the 200,000 to 250,000 Jewish men, women, and children who remained trapped in Germany. When in June, 1948, the United States Congress passed legislation permitting the immigration of displaced persons, visas were granted to sizable numbers of war criminals and Nazi collaborators, but denied to 90% of the Jewish displaced persons. A masterwork from acclaimed historian David Nasaw, The Last Million tells the gripping but until now hidden story of postwar displacement and statelessness and of the Last Million, as they crossed from a broken past into an unknowable future, carrying with them their wounds, their fears, their hope, and their secrets. Here for the first time, Nasaw illuminates their incredible history and shows us how it is our history as well.
Robert R. Wilson, President & CEO of R2C, Inc. R2c-inc.com About Experienced Executive with over 25 years experience in the Aviation field, 17 years special emphasis on Acquisition and Project / Program Management. Exceptional skills in Business Development and Expansion, systems design, development, and Integration, system definitions & source selection, decision analyses, qualification & certification testing, and verification. Experienced manager of people, equipment, and supplies; personally motivated and result oriented; Thrive in deadline driven environments. Specialties: Program Management, Acquisition Process, Business Development and Expansion. Training, Design, Development & Integration, Testing and Documentation, Logistics, Technical Liaison, Air Traffic Control, Flight Management Systems, Evaluation and Technical Writing, System Analysis, Flight Safety.
The Contrarian: Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley's Pursuit of Power by Max Chafkin A biography of venture capitalist and entrepreneur Peter Thiel, the enigmatic, controversial, and hugely influential power broker who sits at the dynamic intersection of tech, business, and politics “Max Chafkin’s The Contrarian is much more than a consistently shocking biography of Peter Thiel, the most important investor in tech and a key supporter of the Donald Trump presidency. It’s also a disturbing history of Silicon Valley that will make you reconsider the ideological foundations of America’s relentless engine of creative destruction.”—Brad Stone, author of The Everything Store and Amazon Unbound Since the days of the dot-com bubble in the late 1990s, no industry has made a greater impact on the world than Silicon Valley. And few individuals have done more to shape Silicon Valley than Peter Thiel. The billionaire venture capitalist and entrepreneur has been a behind-the-scenes operator influencing countless aspects of our contemporary way of life, from the technologies we use every day to the delicate power balance between Silicon Valley, Wall Street, and Washington. But despite his power and the ubiquity of his projects, no public figure is quite so mysterious. In the first major biography of Thiel, Max Chafkin traces the trajectory of the innovator's singular life and worldview, from his upbringing as the child of immigrant parents and years at Stanford as a burgeoning conservative thought leader to his founding of PayPal and Palantir, early investment in Facebook and SpaceX, and relationships with fellow tech titans Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, and Eric Schmidt. The Contrarian illuminates the extent to which Thiel has sought to export his values to the corridors of power beyond Silicon Valley, including funding the lawsuit that destroyed the blog Gawker and strenuously backing far-right political candidates, notably Donald Trump for president in 2016. Eye-opening and deeply reported, The Contrarian is a revelatory biography of a one-of-a-kind leader and an incisive portrait of a tech industry whose explosive growth and power is both thrilling and fraught with controversy.
Lori Hamilton, Founder/President at Prosperity Productions About Generated over $3 Billion in new business for our clients; won 58 awards for creative and marketing excellence along the way. Personally interviewed over 25,000 people. Expert at insights, innovation, communications and marketing. Lecturer at Columbia University's Masters Degree Program in Strategic Communications as well as NYU Business School. I specialize in telling the stories that change the world. What's yours? See my websites www.ProsperityProductionsInc.com and www.TheLoriHamilton.com Specialties: Services: Qualitative research, ethnography, quantitative, segmentation, usability, video diaries, creative testing, new product development, filmmaking, webisodes, scripted film, documentary, website testing Industries: consulting, bus. services, electronics, food, pkg. goods, technology, Green, fin. services, telcom, pharma, banking, insurance, construction, building materials, logistics/distrib. software Audiences, b-to-b, consumer, Hispanic, teens, kids, analysts, small biz, futurists, MDs
Emily Goldberg, Genetic Counselor for JScreen jscreen.org