A cruise in the U.S. steam frigate Mississippi, Wm. C. Nicholson, captain, to China and Japan, from July, 1857, to February, 1860: William Gragg
This month: Christopher Preble and Malou Innocent on our latest year in Iraq; Carrie Lukas on feminists´ love affair with the State; Matt Welch on why the media mistakenly loves John McCain; Michael D. Tanner on the cost of free health care; Ted Galen Carpenter on Taiwan´s China problem; and Jerry Taylor on the ethanol swindle. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill McGregor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/cato/080201/sp_cato_080201_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome to Forbes for February 28th, 2011 from Audible. This edition contains seven feature articles. In the cover story, we´ll tell you about ´´Clayton Christensen: The Survivor´´ - Clayton Christensen beat a heart attack, advanced-stage cancer and a stroke in three years. Here´s what he learned about life, death and fixing the health care system. Also, ´´Chambers Challenged´´ - Cisco tried to repeat its business success just as the world became consumer-dominant. Next, ´´The Return of the King´´ - Richard Petty´s Nascar team hit the wall when the economy imploded. Now he´s back and ready for another lap.Then, ´´Need Funding? They´ll Make You Pay´´ - Lendio advises entrepreneurs looking for loans. Is the advice worth the price? We´ll also tell you about, ´´Margin Medicine for Doctors´´ – Robert Novich has a better formula for struggling general practitioners: fewer patients, same money, more fun. Followed by, ´´How To Prevent Burnout?´´ Burnout is a toxic combination of emotional exhaustion and diminished interest in work. Here are five ways to get oxygen to the flame. And in our final story, ´´China´s Secret Weakness´´ - Is historyrepeating itself? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Borgers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/forb/110228/pe_forb_110228_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome to Forbes for February 18th, 2013 from Audible. This edition contains seven feature articles. In the cover story, ´´Retire Rich: The Forbes 2013 Antiretirement Guide – Conventional retirement is rapidly going the way of the Oldsmobile and Saturday mail delivery. Also, ´´Cat Scammed” – How a U.S. Company Blew Half a Billion Dollars in China. We´ll also tell you about, ´´Moneyball for Music: The Rise of Next Big Sound” – Alex White´s Next Big Sound is using advanced statistics to transform a stubborn industry. Sound familiar? Next, ´´Lookout Conquered the Consumer Mobile Security Industry–Now It Just Has to Prove One Exists” – Lookout built a 30 million-user business protecting Google´s phones. Now it has to fend off Google itself. Then, ´´Bone-Based Software Improves How We Design, from Detergent to Tanks” – Today´s most advanced engineering software is taking us back to nature. Followed by, ´´Declining Populations Make Peaceful Neighbors” – Increasing populations can make for aggressive nations. . And in our final story, ´´Business Lessons: Why We Love Sports” – Sports can provide many valuable lessons for business. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Borgers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/forb/130218/pe_forb_130218_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome to Forbes for February 27th, 2012 from Audible. This edition contains seven feature articles. In the cover story: ´´Comeback Billionaire: How Adelson Dominates Chinese Gambling and U.S. Politics” - Near default three years ago, Sheldon Adelson has made more money than anyone in America since, dominating Chinese gambling—and U.S. politics. A full-access tour of his $25 billion comeback. Also, ´´China´s Other Big Gambler” - Steve Wynn is trying to bring his Vegas high-roller magic to Macao. But Adelson, for now, is playing the hot hand. Next, ´´The Teen, The Billionaire and the Revolutionary Search Tool” - Li Ka-shing is betting 16-year-old Nick D´Aloisio can build a better Google. We´ll also tell you about, ´´Facebook´s Top Cop: Joe Sullivan” - Sullivan hunts down the bad guys drawn to the world´s largest social network. How far will be go to keep the site safe--and still protect your privacy? Then, ´´Knewton is Building the World´s Smartest Tutor - Students learn differently, yet they´re taught the same way. Knewton has technology to adapt courses to kids. Followed by, ´´With Facebook IPO, Know What You´re Buying” - There are far cheaper ways to bet on the future of the digital economy. And in our final story, ´´Nascar Gets Back on Track” - There is optimism in Nascar´s garages after a multiyear slide that saw fans and sponsors abandon the sport. TV ratings for the season increased 10%, attendance at the tracks stabilized and 18 different drivers found the winner´s circle in 2011. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Borgers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/forb/120227/pe_forb_120227_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Introduction.Clark Neily and Robert McNamara on Cato´s lawsuit against the S.E.C.Nury Turkel on China´s oppression of Uyghurs.Jonah Goldberg on The Suicide of the West.Rep. Ro Khanna on ending U.S. aid to Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen.Rachel Levinson-Waldman on social media surveillance of students. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caleb Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/cato/190002/sp_cato_190002_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome to Forbes for February 15th, 2010 from Audible. This edition contains seven feature articles.In the cover story: ´´Is al Qaeda Bankrupt?´´ Desperate for funds, the terrorist group has turned to affiliates that rely more and more on crime.Also, ´´Are Banks Really Refusing to Lend?´´ Those wicked bankers - refusing to lend to small businesses! So say the pols. The reality is something else.Next, ´´Most Valuable REITs´´ - As the dust settles from the crash, some little-known property outfits are coming to the fore.Then, ´´Are the Feds Cracking Down On Online Poker?´´ The biggest stars of poker are playing the ultimate bluffing game with the U.S. government. At stake is the future of online poker and $30 billion of betting.We´ll also tell you about, ´´China´s Porn Trick´´ - China imports much of its pornography, which gives authorities a handy excuse to attack Internet freedom.Followed by, Could Ford Overtake GM? It´s not impossible for General Motors to lose its number one slot. It happened in Canada.And in our final story, ´´That Was Then, This Is Nau´´ – Outdoor clothier Nau was nearly a victim of its own grand vision. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Borgers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/forb/100215/pe_forb_100215_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Roundtable: Stephen Slivinski and Chris Edwards on out-of-control state and federal spending. Then, Alvaro Vargas Llosa on the inequity of property rights in Latin America; Bruce Bartlett on how big government has hurt the Republican Party; Michael Tanner on the insecurity of Social Security; Ted Galen Carpenter on preventing war between China and Taiwan. Plus, David Boaz on George Washington, the man who would not be king. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill McGregor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/cato/060201/sp_cato_060201_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:´´The Social(ist) Networks´´: China´s fake Facebooks – which started as mere copycats – and are now driving innovation in advertising, gaming and networking.´´Blown Away´´: YouTube´s CEO and his team have transformed Google´s Folly into a mind-blowing and lucrative global platform that is redefining the entertainment business. ´´Tilting at Windmills´´: A wind-turbine manufacturer´s plan to create more energy-conscious consumers. ´´The League of Extraordinary Nerds´´: The minds behind Syyn Labs are working on their biggest challenge yet – creating a business from their own techie passion projects. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Borgers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/fast/110201/pe_fast_110201_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.