How did Zappos grow 20 percent in the midst of the worst recession in decades? It used super service to build a huge and loyal customer base. It brought in some fresh air - and fresh ideas. And it got social. Here´s how you can follow in Zappos´ footsteps.Whenever he meets someone, Tony Hsieh asks whether the person has ever shopped at Zappos.com, the online shoe store he heads. One day, Hsieh´s question triggered a harangue. The man´s wife had spent $60,000 in one year on Zappos. ´´I should pay you to remove [her] name from your database,´´ he said. Hsieh was inspired. Soon afterward, he announced that his shoe store would offer a ´´Cease and Desist´´ service. For the modest sum of $50,000, Zappos would agree to permanently disable the account of a wife, husband, or significant other. No one has accepted that tongue-in-cheek offer. But the whole caper was of a piece with a company that has put having fun at the heart of its public image and corporate culture. That, along with a smart, ever-evolving business plan anchored in superlative customer service, has made Zappos one of the rarest of business phenomena - an enterprise that thrives by breaking nearly every rule of retailing, online and off. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Suzanne Toren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002139/bk_adbl_002139_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Give your life away and discover God’s unique purpose for you. As a first grader living deep in the Liberian jungle, Palmer Chinchen watched a young African girl quietly pull the shoes off her feet - her only shoes, her only protection from the parasites that crawl between the toes of so many tribal children - to slip them on her sister’s feet, whose shoes were left behind in their burning bamboo mat house in the bush. That image of tribal love and empathy has stayed with Palmer and continues to drive his passions. Today, Palmer sees a new kind of tribe forming with the same kind of desires, a tribe of people who are bothered by the brokenness all around, who are passionate about goodness, justice, and beauty. They are leaving their places of comfort to feed the hungry, give clean water to the thirsty, build houses for the homeless, share clothes with the shivering and shoes with the barefoot. This tribe is ready to change the world for good, and we, too, must heed that call today. Conversational, fresh, and accessible, Barefoot Tribe dares us to break past the safe confines of our manicured suburbs and polished shopping malls to take action, take risks, and remake the world into one more like what Jesus had in mind. The time is now. God wants your life. Will you speak up, step out, and do something incredible...today? PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Palmer Chinchen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oasi/001404/bk_oasi_001404_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
¿Y si vestirnos cada día se convirtiera en uno de los rituales que más disfrutamos? Creer que el estilo es algo superficial es dejar de lado el lenguaje de la belleza y su enorme capacidad de enriquecer nuestra vida. Andrea Amoretti defiende en este audiolibro que debemos ocuparnos primero del estilo para aprender a restarle importancia después. La relación con nuestra imagen, incluso cuando no pensamos en ella, nos llena de fuerza y nos prepara para vivir desde dentro hacia fuera. El poder del estilo está en la capacidad de poner las cosas en su sitio y volverlas más bonitas, que es lo mismo que hacerlas más completas, íntegras, y humanas. Empieza por los zapatos ofrece claves y pistas que nos servirán para descubrir y disfrutar de la experiencia del estilo. Cada vez que nos reconocemos en lo que llevamos puesto identificamos lo que nos hace únicos. Dicho de otra manera: nuestro estilo es un camino que nos conduce a nuestra propia esencia. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. 1. Spanish. Raquel Romero Escribá. http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/050392/bk_adbl_050392_sample.mp3.
Cade has always taken risks.... Cade takes cares of his sick younger sister by doing what he does best - cage fighting and starring in adult movies, his newest harebrained moneymaking scheme designed to pay for his sister´s growing medical bills. But when his latest gig finds him admitted to the ER sporting an erection from hell, thanks to the little pill given to him by the director, he can´t get the pretty little nurse who treated him out of his head, even though he knows she´s so far out of his league it should be illegal. Alexa has always played it safe.... Tired of being pigeonholed as the sweet, innocent one, hardworking nursing student Alexa has been looking for ways to break out of her goody-two-shoes image. When her friend suggests the outlandish idea of losing her virginity to the sexy and sure-to-be-skilled porn star, Alexa is mortified. But then when Cade refuses her proposition, she finds herself pissed off and embarrassed. When she tracks him down to give him a piece of her mind, she isn´t prepared for what she finds. Watching him care for his little sister tugs at her heart, and suddenly it´s no longer just about losing her virginity, but about helping Cade. Because Lord help her, she might just be falling for a porn star.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alexandria Wilde, Sean Crisden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/003163/bk_tant_003163_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
George didn´t like being the scruffiest giant in town, so when he sees a new shop selling giant-size clothes he decides it´s time to update his image. With smart trousers, a smart shirt, stripy tie and shiny shoes, George is a new giant. But on his way home, he meets various animals who desperately need his help... and his clothes! Read by actors Imelda Staunton, Steven Pacey and Jim Carter, all children will love Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler´s funny and warm-hearted tale, The Smartest Giant in Town.
´Whatever the style, shoes have a message to be heard, and nowhere is it clearer than in this collection of some of the best fashion images of their age.´ - Alexandra ShulmanThe third book in the popular Vogue portfolio series, now available at the more pocket-friendly price of Pds. 30. In Vogue: The Shoe, Harriet Quick has curated more than 300 fabulous images from a century of British Vogue, featuring remarkable styles that range from the humble clog to exquisite hand-embroidered haute couture stilettoes via fetishistic cuissardes and outrageous statement heels. Contains some of the best fashion photography available, including shots from Vogue´s peerless archive of fashion images by the likes of Hoyningen-Huene, Irving Penn, Corinne Day, Norman Parkinson, Arthur Elgort and Nick Knight. Reissued with a luxurious real cloth cover, this is essential reading for fashionistas everywhere. Includes a foreword written by Alexandra Shulman, former editor-in-chief of British Vogue.
Many women - regardless of income, size, shape, ethnicity, and age - are uncomfortable in their own skin. We fixate on our body image and try endless diets, implants, hair extensions, and new shoes, but it´s never enough. The problem is that girls and women have been socialized to mistakenly conflate body esteem and self-esteem. Body esteem refers to how you think and feel about your physical appearance: your size, shape, hair, and features. Self-esteem refers to how you think and feel about your personality, your role in relationships, your accomplishments, and your values - everything that contributes to who you are as a person. The Woman in the Mirror goes beyond typical self-esteem books to dig deep into the origins of women´s problems with body image. Psychologist Cynthia Bulik guides listeners in the challenging task of disentangling self-esteem from body esteem, and taking charge of the insidious negative self-talk that started as early as when you first realized you didn´t really look like a fairy princess. By reprogramming how we feel about ourselves and our bodies, we can practice healthy eating and sensible exercise, and focus on the many things we have to offer our family, community, and job. Bulik provides us the tools to reclaim our self-confidence and to respect and love who we are. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kimberly Farr. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009775/bk_adbl_009775_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ´´Sneakers covers nearly everything there is to know about the vast universe of everyone´s favorite comfy athletic shoes.´´-Parade ´´A beautifully assembled collage of image, experience, and inspiration.´´-Vogue ´´One of this year´s coolest books.´´-Men´s Journal ´´The definitive story of the sneaker universe.´´-WSJ Magazine Featuring exclusive interviews with Virgil Abloh (Off-White), Daniel Bailey, Ronnie Fieg (Kith), DJ Clark Kent, Serena Williams, Alexander Wang, Kobe Bryant and many, many others. Through honesty, intimacy, intelligence, and swagger, Sneakers amounts to a singular rubber-soled taxonomy, a global group portrait of a culture that´s both personal and public, driven by commitment and curiosity, and sustained by our definitive cast of storytellers, historians, and artists. An absolute necessity for design devotees and sneakerheads of all ages! Sneakers is a definitive exploration of the cultural phenomenon of sneakers, now an 85-billion-dollar-a-year industry. This gift-worthy book features 320 pages of photos and interviews with industry gurus, sports legends, and celebrities in a stunning package created by celebrated designer Rodrigo Corral. The book´s carefully-curated list of participants takes readers to the center of the action. Edson Sabajo, owner of Amsterdam´s seminal sneaker boutique, Patta, leads a sneaker hunt that starts in the back-alleys of Philadelphia and ends in the Middle East. Jeff Staple, designer of a pair of sneakers that resells for $6000, recalls the sneaker riot his design kicked off on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in 2005. Jim Riswold dishes on making commercials with Michael Jordan. Ronnie Fieg explains the collaborative magic of KITH. Adidas´s Rachel Muscat and Jon Wexler get philosophical about their star collaborator, Kanye West. Nike´s legendary Tinker Hatfield takes a glimpse into the future. Professional tennis player Serena Williams shares an exclusive reveal. And much, much more. From its arresting cover design and thought-provoking interiors to the unprecedented depth of its first-person accounts, Sneakers is an absolute must-have for sneaker lovers and anyone who is interested in design, creative process, street culture, branding, entrepreneurship, art and fashion.
It is 1977, the Queen´s Silver Jubilee, and a photographer captures a moment forever: a street party with bunting and Union Jacks fluttering in the breeze. Right in the centre of the frame, a small Asian boy stares intently into the camera. The photograph becomes iconic, a symbol of everything that is great about Britain. But the harmonious image conceals a very different reality. Amid the party food and the platform shoes, the pop music and the punk, there are tensions in the Cherry Gardens community. As the street party begins, those tensions threaten to erupt. Fast forward to the present and the boy, Satish, has become a successful cardiologist, saving lives, respected by those around him. But he is living with a secret. When Satish is asked to take part in a reunion of those involved in that Jubilee photograph, he must confront the truth about that day, and the events that changed the course of his life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sartaj Garewal. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/000493/bk_orio_000493_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.