The budget battles of recent years have amplified the warnings of demographic doomsayers who predicted that a wave of baby boomers would bleed America dry, bankrupting Social Security and Medicare as they faded into an impoverished old age. On the contrary, argues award-winning journalist Chris Farrell, we are instead on the verge of a broad, positive transformation of our economy and society. The old idea of ´´retirement´´ - a word that means withdrawal, describing a time when people gave up productive employment and shrank their activities - was a short-lived historical anomaly. Humans have always found meaning and motivation in work and community, Farrell notes, and the boomer generation, poised to live longer in better health than any before, is already discovering unretirement - extending their working lives, often with new careers, entrepreneurial ventures, and volunteer service. Their experience, wisdom - and importantly, their continued earnings - will enrich the American workplace, treasury, and our whole society in the decades to come. Unretirement not only explains this seismic change, now in its early stages, it provides key insights and practical advice for boomers about to navigate this exciting, but unsettled, new frontier. Drawing on Chris Farrell´s decades of covering personal finance and economics for Bloomberg Businessweek and Marketplace Money, this will be an indispensable guide to the landscape of unretirement from one of America´s most trusted experts. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Allan Robertson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019249/bk_adbl_019249_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Cities are always changing: streets, infrastructure, public spaces, and buildings are constantly being built, improved, demolished, and replaced. But even when a new project is designed to improve a community, neighborhood residents often find themselves at odds with the real estate developer who proposes it. Savvy developers are willing to work with residents to allay their concerns and gain public support, but at the same time, a real estate development is a business venture financed by private investors who take significant risks. Peter Hendee Brown explains the interests, motives, and actions of real estate developers, using case studies to show how the basic principles of development remain the same everywhere, even as practices vary based on climate, local culture, and geography. How Real Estate Developers Think considers developers from three different perspectives. Brown profiles the careers of individual developers to illustrate the character of the entrepreneur; considers the roles played by innovation, design, marketing, and sales in the production of real estate; and examines the risks and rewards that motivate developers as people. Ultimately, How Real Estate Developers Think portrays developers as creative visionaries who are able to imagine future possibilities for our cities and communities and shows that understanding them will lead to better outcomes for neighbors, communities, and cities. This book is published by University of Pennsylvania Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chaz Allen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/050515/bk_acx0_050515_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book is a guide for leaders seeking to build a community, to strengthen the community they already have, or who may not think of themselves as community leaders but who are envisioning a group they hope to create. These communities can be formal, with official memberships and administrations, or informal, tied by shared values and commitments. Some people think communities happen by accident, or have to emerge organically, but Charles Vogl emphasizes that there are solid, time-honored principles for consciously building them. Drawing on 3,000 years of tradition, Vogl lays out seven enduring principles that every community of every kind must master to be effective and supportive. He describes each principle´s purpose and provides extensive hands-on tools for implementing them. He also helps leaders ensure that their communities remain healthy and life-affirming and not degenerate into rigid cults. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Dheere. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/064909/bk_acx0_064909_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How Real Estate Developers Think:Design, Profits, and Community University of Pennsylvania Press Peter Hendee Brown
Community gardens. Grab your shovel, spade and other tools....let´s band together and make more community gardens. Community gardens can enhance health by providing physical activity. They can also help to alleviate hunger and help various groups in our nation to develop job skills and form tighter neighborhood associations, sharing various vegetables like tomatoes, fresh corn, lots of greens, fruits, items from orchards, etc. Farmers´ markets can be formed in new places in your city or town. Together, let´s think differently. Let´s help America with food insecurity. Together, we can do it. Be creative, enjoy the sunshine (for vitamin D), grab some seeds, gloves, get dirty, let´s start planning, planting, and get ready for the fall harvest! Yes! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Howery. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/025105/bk_acx0_025105_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From one of the most important economic thinkers of our time, a brilliant and far-seeing analysis of the current populist backlash against globalization.Raghuram Rajan, distinguished University of Chicago professor, former IMF chief economist, head of India´s central bank, and author of the 2010 FT-Goldman-Sachs Book of the Year Fault Lines, has an unparalleled vantage point onto the social and economic consequences of globalization and their ultimate effect on our politics. In The Third Pillar, he offers up a magnificent big-picture framework for understanding how these three forces - the state, markets, and our communities - interact, why things begin to break down, and how we can find our way back to a more secure and stable plane. The ´´third pillar´´ of the title is the community in which we live. Economists all too often understand their field as the relationship between markets and the state, and they leave squishy social issues for other people. That´s not just myopic, Rajan argues; it´s dangerous. All economics is actually socioeconomics - all markets are embedded in a web of human relations, values, and norms. As he shows, throughout history, technological phase shifts have ripped the market out of those old webs and led to violent backlashes and to what we now call populism. Eventually, a new equilibrium is reached, but it can be ugly and messy, especially if done wrong. Right now, we´re doing it wrong. As markets scale up, the state scales up with it, concentrating economic and political power in flourishing central hubs and leaving the periphery to decompose, figuratively and even literally. Instead, Rajan offers a way to rethink the relationship between the market and civil society and argues for a return to strengthening and empowering local communities as an antidote to growing despair and unrest. Rajan is not a doctrinaire conservative, so his ultimate argument that decision-making has to be devolved t 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason Culp, Raghuram Rajan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/004358/bk_peng_004358_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Think global certify local:global comparability and regional adaptation for community certification systems. 1. Auflage Anke Jurleit
Every year, millions of people fall victim to a debilitating disease - a disease that cripples careers, destroys relationships, and undermines the health and happiness of the entire world. This disease is responsible for poverty, crime, war, natural disasters, and our economic ills. It has had no name until now - it´s called small thinking. Its hallmarks are a failure of imagination and a disbelief in human possibility. In The Think Big Manifesto, Michael Port calls you, and the world, to action by offering a simple solution to a serious syndrome. Think big, commit to quantum change, envision your future, climb your mountains, and incite the revolution our society needs - if it is to survive. But it takes a personal revolution to stop accepting what is and start energetically creating what is possible. You can´t wait until later to do big things. It´s up to you to achieve your dreams, to head in the right direction, and to keep your focus. If you think you´ve waited too long, that there´s no point anyway, or that it´s too late - that´s just small thinking. But even the most talented and self-confident among us often forget to think big. It´s not always easy to do. That´s why The Think Big Manifesto is not your average motivational guide. You´ll find 10 fundamental principles for thinking big and a personal code of conduct for changing the way you approach the world - today. The time has come. Port urges you not to sit back, hesitate, or wait. He awakens your big-thinking self. He stirs the contagious, catalytic power of once dormant big thoughts that are now ready to be released. He asks you to look inward, outward, and upward - to think bigger about who you are and what you offer the world. The Think Big Manifesto is about changing every aspect of your life - from the way you work to the way you relate to friends, family, and community. With real examples that inspire and inform - like the high school dropout who built 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Port. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000269/bk_gdan_000269_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.