Andrew Clark and his family moved to a new community in Knoxville, Tennessee with the hopes of being in a more secured area. He picked what seemed to be the perfect gated community where no one had access to get in or out without using a gate key card. The moment he and his family moved in, a cute little girl from the neighborhood would come knocking on his door every day asking for dog food. Being who he was, he would give it to her, but something wasn't adding up as his mind wondered. Why was this cute little girl allowed to roam the neighborhood and knock on doors alone? Why did she need dog food every day? Where were her parents? The closer Andrew got to the answers of those questions, the more we wish he never asked. Welcome to Community Terror, where things aren't what they seem. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cee Scott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/067956/bk_acx0_067956_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It is no secret that the moral fabric of Western culture has unraveled at breakneck speed during recent decades. And while we have made progress addressing some issues such as sexual harassment, many other cultural changes are leaving us anxious and concerned. Mass shootings. Drug addictions. Sexual confusion. Toxic politics. A lack of common decency. All are problems that lack easy solutions. And for those who are heavily vested in the future of our nation - those with children and grandchildren, for example - our situation is heart-wrenching. While there may be no easy solutions to our complex social malaise, we are by no means powerless. Through prayer, the all-wise and all-powerful Creator of our universe has given otherwise ordinary people an amazing opportunity to reverse the negative tide. What the people of God do in their prayer closets has the power to change the very course of history! We have a natural tendency to focus on government as the seat of change, but in a democratic republic such as ours, real change is more grassroots. Family, church, community, and education are four of the most pivotal building blocks of a healthy society, and the degradation we see on a national level has its roots in these four arenas. Thus, much of this devotional’s attention is given to praying not only for various levels of government, but also for the building blocks. Grassroots prayer is where the greatest potential for change lies! And regardless of whether we are young, old, or in between, we can each play a vital role in helping our great nation reach its full potential. We do this both for God’s glory and for the sake of the generations that will follow in our footsteps. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lynn Benson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/153678/bk_acx0_153678_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Civility, which comes to us from the Latin word for citizen, includes not only the notions of courtesy and politeness, but also such matters as social relationships and proper conduct in human relationships. For some, civility is the essential glue that holds society together, and it involves such important issues as friendship, altruism, responsibility, dignity, and justice. Aristotle saw civility as a form of friendship, which he understood as a mutual feeling of good will. Aristotle believed that humans are capable of promoting another person's interest without regard for our own, and he ranked friendships according to their degree of intimacy and commitment. "Character friendship" may be purely selfless; "advantage friendship" is a mixture of self-interest with perhaps some altruism, and this is the basis of civil interaction. By contrast, Thomas Hobbes believed that humans are incapable of sympathy with the interests of others; he said that we are ultimately motivated by self-interest in all of our acts. But recent experiments and theoretical developments have supported the view of David Hume, who believed that humans are naturally sympathetic, with our benevolence (or willingness to act selflessly) guided by such things as reason and custom. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cliff Robertson, Robert Guillaume. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001534/bk_blak_001534_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the midst of the Superpowers and the Third World, a new vision is emerging of a Fourth World, encompassing small communities as an alternative to the notion that "bigger is better." Returning power to a personal level is one of the goals, according to Papworth, who offers an expansive overview of the plight of the individual vs. "giant ism." "Human scale and morality" need to be reintroduced to the political decision-making process, Papworth says, and he provides some useful ways to meet the challenge he so eloquently describes. Papworth is the founding editor of the Fourth World Review, and for nine years was personal assistant to the president of Zambia. Gregory McGee is a student of anti-nuclear political movements and spent a year in London working with Papworth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Toms. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/newd/000030/rt_newd_000030_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Boost engagement - and profits - by feeding your staff’s craving for community It seems the more connected we are through email, smartphones, and social media, the more disconnected we become on a personal, human level - and teamwork suffers tremendously. If this is happening in your company, fear not. The solution is here. The Power of Community provides a step-by-step approach to transforming your organization by tapping in to the human need to connect with and feel valued by others. By creating a company culture based on core community values, you’ll empower your workforce, build customer loyalty, and drive profits and growth. This game-changing guide describes why community is the answer to employee disengagement - which is now at a record 70 percent - and it explains how to develop the kind of culture that makes an industry leader of your business. It takes hard work and determination, but the rewards will astound you. “When people feel like they belong to one another, when they feel cared for, and they believe that the vision is worth sacrificing for, they will go the extra mile for the company,” the author writes. This is true community, and it’s at the core of today’s most successful companies. Business leaders often tell their people, “We’re all in this together,” but very few follow through on this sentiment. Separate yourself from the pack by implementing the simple but profoundly effective methods in this book. When people feel they’re part of something bigger than themselves, they’re more collaborative, creative, and innovative - and this will always drive organizational success. Everyone wins in The Power of Community. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Anthony. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/graw/000766/bk_graw_000766_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Concise information for Community Gardens. Start a Community Garden today where you live, work, or play! Have a great Community Garden Day! This audiobook has information how to start a Community Garden. It is just one liners to paragraphs to listen to. Simple listening. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Midge Markey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/022665/bk_acx0_022665_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
En tan sólo 10 años hemos asistido a la que posiblemente sea la mayor revolución tecnológica de la historia de la humanidad. La popularización de las redes sociales y de las conexiones al Internet de alta velocidad ha cambiado por completo la forma en la que los individuos se relacionan entre sí y cómo lo hacen también con las empresas, con las que establecen vínculos muy fuertes a través de la “red.” Sin embargo, aunque ya no podemos hablar de los inicios titubeantes de la profesión del “community manager,” puesto que ya ha alcanzado cierta madurez y la mayor parte de las compañías son conscientes de su importancia, aún queda mucho camino por recorrer. Por eso este audio libro es tan necesario, porque pretende ser el manual de consulta para los profesionales del “social media,” para aquellos que se estén formando en la actualidad y para los que deseen aprender a gestionar adecuadamente las redes sociales de sus negocios y empresas. La enciclopedia del community manager es una guía completamente actualizada, con técnicas y herramientas para sacar el máximo provecho a los medios sociales en los entornos corporativos. Con ella aprenderás a utilizar las principales redes sociales, como Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, o Instagram, y a sacar partido a las aplicaciones de mensajería instantánea o a las retransmisiones de vídeo en directo en beneficio de tu marca. También entenderás por qué es necesario planificar la estrategia en social media, fijar unos objetivos, realizar un ejercicio constante de monitorización de los resultados, y aprender a interpretar los datos, entre otras cosas más. La profesión del community manager está en constante evolución y la velocidad a la que se suceden las novedades es apasionante, pero conlleva un problema: corremos el riesgo de que nuestros conocimientos queden desactualizados. No permitas que te ocurra a ti.Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. 1. Spanish. Xavier Borras Pla. http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/033061/bk_adbl_033061_sample.mp3.
Community: The Structure of Belonging, Second Edition As a response to the increasing violence in our culture, the widening ideological divides, and the growing gap in economic well-being, there is greater awareness that a deeper sense of community is desperately needed. But even as we acknowledge the need to build community, the dominant on-the-ground practices about how to engage people, civically and organizationally, remain essentially unchanged. We still believe community is built with better messaging, more persuasion, and social events for people to get to know each other better. All of which is naïve. This is why Peter Block was moved to create an updated edition of his classic book on restoring a sense of common purpose to our neighborhoods, communities, and institutions. Block helps us see how we can change the existing context of community from one of deficiencies, interests, and entitlement to one of possibility, generosity, and gifts. As he explores the nature of community and the dynamics of transformation, he outlines six kinds of conversation that will create communal accountability and commitment and even describes how we can design physical spaces and structures that will themselves foster a sense of belonging. In this new edition, Block draws on a decade of putting these ideas into practice to emphasize what has worked and extract those thoughts that were nice but had no durability. He explores how technology, instead of bringing us together, has driven us into more isolation. New examples show that community building can be a more powerful way to address social problems than more traditional policies and programs. And encouragingly, Block insists this is really simple, once we decide it is essential. He offers a way of thinking that creates an opening for authentic communities to exist and details what each of us can do to make that happen. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tamberla Perry. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/117812/bk_acx0_117812_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Listen in as Magic Johnson talks about the investments that he has made and failed at, and those investments which are continuing to build wealth in our communities. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/insp/000063/sp_insp_000063_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.