Most teens love to watch movies-whether a young adult fantasy or the latest comic-book-to-screen adaptation. Alongside the usual summer blockbusters, though, are more down to earth fare, movies that best define what it means to be an adolescent. Such films provide insight and depth into the challenges and issues that many teens experience as they move from childhood into adulthood. In Movies to See before You Graduate from High School, Michael Howarth examines sixty coming-of-age films that are essential viewing for teenagers. Whether serious or silly, scary or profound, the films discussed here comment on the trials and tribulations of adolescence. Each entry provides a plot summary, identifies key themes, and includes other useful details such as running time and MPAA rating. Most important in each entry is the "gist" section-a relaxed and informal discussion of the film's merits and why teens should add it to their viewing list. The films discussed here span five decades, but many of the titles are recent features that contemporary teens will appreciate-from Easy A and Edge of Seventeen to Lady Bird and Love, Simon. The films also represent a range of genres, including comedy, horror, animation, and drama. Additional elements include classic lines of dialogue, "double feature" suggestions, and more than 30 photos. And with five dozen titles to choose from, some teens will want to catch up as soon as possible! Movies to See before You Graduate from High School is the guide to some of the best films for young adult audiences.
A radical, how-to guide for using exponential technologies, moonshot thinking, and crowd-powered tools, Bold unfolds in three parts. Part one focuses on the exponential technologies that are disrupting today's Fortune 500 companies and enabling upstart entrepreneurs to go from "I've got an idea" to "I run a billion-dollar company" far faster than ever before. The authors provide exceptional insight into the power of 3D printing, artificial intelligence, robotics, networks and sensors, and synthetic biology. Part two draws on insights from billionaires such as Larry Page, Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and Jeff Bezos and reveals their entrepreneurial secrets. Finally, Bold closes with a look at the best practices that allow anyone to leverage today's hyper-connected crowd like never before. Here, the authors teach how to design and use incentive competitions, launch million-dollar crowdfunding campaigns to tap into tens of billions of dollars of capital, and finally how to build communities - armies of exponentially enabled individuals willing and able to help today's entrepreneurs make their boldest dreams come true. This summary is intended for those who want to capture the gist of the book but don't have the time to devour it all. You get the main summary along with all of the benefits and lessons the actual book has to offer. This summary is intended to be used with reference to the original book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Vann. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/072494/bk_acx0_072494_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a summary of Michael S. Hyatt & Daniel Harkavy's Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want The book provides listeners with something most people want, a life they choose for themselves. The rat race often leaves people disillusioned and stuck. They want to live free from the boundaries but cannot see how to do it. The authors, Harkavy and Hyatt, offer a process on how to make one's life plan. It is not only a purpose statement, but has many different layers. Every chapter deals with a specific part of this process, each one as relevant as the one before. After writing their life plan sometime people might not know the next step. The authors explain how to take effective action steps and how to review the life plan to make sure it remains effective for many years. This summary is aimed for those who want to capture the gist of the book but don't have the current time to listen to the full book. You get the main summary along with all of the benefits and lessons the actual book has to offer. Ant Hive Media reads every chapter, extracts the understanding and leaves you with a new perspective and time to spare. We do the work so you can understand the book in minutes, not hours. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christy Williams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/058587/bk_acx0_058587_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a summary of Hal Elrod's Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8 AM). What if you could miraculously wake up tomorrow and any - or every - area of your life was transformed? What would be different? Would you be happier? Healthier? More successful? In better shape? Would you have more energy? Less Stress? More Money? Better relationships? Which of your problems would be solved? What if I told you that there is a not so obvious secret that is guaranteed to transform any - or literally every - area of your life faster than you ever thought possible? What if I told you it would take only six minutes a day? Enter The Miracle Morning. What's now being practiced by thousands of people around the world could perhaps be the simplest approach to creating the life you've always wanted. It's been right there in front of us, but this book has finally brought it to life. Are you ready? The next chapter of your life - the most extraordinary life you've ever imagined - is about to begin. You deserve an extraordinary life. It's time to wake up to your full potential. This summary is aimed at those who want to capture the gist of the book but don't have the current time to listen to the whole thing. You get the main summary along with all of the benefits and lessons the actual book has to offer. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Ackley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/057717/bk_acx0_057717_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a summary of Knapp, Zeratsky, and Kowitz's Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days. This New York Times and Wall Street Journal best seller, written by three partners at Google Ventures, is a unique five-day process for solving tough problems, proven at more than 100 companies. Entrepreneurs and leaders face big questions every day: What's the most important place to focus your effort, and how do you start? What will your idea look like in real life? How many meetings and discussions does it take before you can be sure you have the right solution? Now there's a surefire way to answer these important questions: the sprint. Designer Jake Knapp created the five-day process at Google, where sprints were used on everything from Google Search to Google X. He joined Braden Kowitz and John Zeratsky at Google Ventures, and together they have completed more than 100 sprints with companies in mobile, e-commerce, healthcare, finance, and more. A practical guide to answering critical business questions, Sprint is a book for teams of any size, from small startups to Fortune 100s, from teachers to nonprofits. It's for anyone with a big opportunity, problem, or idea who needs to get answers today. Available in a variety of formats, this summary is aimed for those who want to capture the gist of the book but don't have the current time to devour the full book. You get the main summary along with all of the benefits and lessons the actual book has to offer. This summary is not intended to be used without reference to the original book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Don Moffit. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/062506/bk_acx0_062506_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a summary of Shonda Rhimes' Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand in the Sun and Be Your Own Person. In this poignant, hilarious, and deeply intimate call to arms, Hollywood's most powerful woman, the megatalented creator of Grey's Anatomy and Scandal and executive producer of How to Get Away with Murder, reveals how saying yes changed her life - and how it can change yours, too. With three hit shows on television and three children at home, Shonda Rhimes had lots of good reasons to say no when invitations arrived. Hollywood party? No. Speaking engagement? No. Media appearances? No. And to an introvert like Shonda, who describes herself as "hugging the walls" at social events and experiencing panic attacks before press interviews, there was a particular benefit to saying no: nothing new to fear. Then came Thanksgiving 2013, when Shonda's sister, Delorse, muttered six little words at her: "You never say yes to anything." Profound, impassioned, and laugh-out-loud funny, in Year of Yes Shonda Rhimes reveals how saying yes changed - and saved - her life and inspires listeners everywhere to change their own lives with one little word: yes. This summary is aimed at those who want to capture the gist of the book but don't have the time to listen to the whole thing. You get the main summary along with all of the benefits and lessons the actual book has to offer. Ant Hive Media reads every chapter, extracts the understanding, and leaves you with a new perspective and time to spare. We do the work so you can understand the book in minutes, not hours. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin McKay. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/057714/bk_acx0_057714_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a summary of Mitchell Zuckoff's 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi, the harrowing, true account from the brave men on the ground who fought back during the Battle of Benghazi. This book presents, for the first time ever, the true account of the events of September 11, 2012, when terrorists attacked the US State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex in Benghazi, Libya. A team of six American security operators fought to repel the attackers and protect the Americans stationed there. Those men went beyond the call of duty, performing extraordinary acts of courage and heroism, to avert tragedy on a much larger scale. This is their personal account, never before told, of what happened during the 13 hours of that now-infamous attack. 13 HOURS sets the record straight on what happened during a night that has been shrouded in mystery and controversy. Written by New York Times best-selling author Mitchell Zuckoff, this riveting book takes listeners into the action-packed story of heroes who laid their lives on the line for one another, for their countrymen, and for their country. 13 HOURS is a stunning, eye-opening, and intense book - but most importantly, it is the truth. The story of what happened to these men - and what they accomplished - is unforgettable. Available in a variety of formats, this summary is aimed for those who want to capture the gist of the book but don't have the current time to devour all of it. You get the main summary along with all of the benefits and lessons the actual book has to offer. This summary is intended to be used with reference to the original book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Johnson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/068921/bk_acx0_068921_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Analogy is the core of all thinking. This is the simple but unorthodox premise that Pulitzer Prize-winning author Douglas Hofstadter and French psychologist Emmanuel Sander defend in their new work. Hofstadter has been grappling with the mysteries of human thought for over 30 years. Now, with his trademark wit and special talent for making complex ideas vivid, he has partnered with Sander to put forth a highly novel perspective on cognition. We are constantly faced with a swirling and intermingling multitude of ill-defined situations. Our brain's job is to try to make sense of this unpredictable, swarming chaos of stimuli. How does it do so? The ceaseless hail of input triggers analogies galore, helping us to pinpoint the essence of what is going on. Often this means the spontaneous evocation of words, sometimes idioms, sometimes the triggering of nameless, long-buried memories. Why did two-year-old Camille proudly exclaim, "I undressed the banana!"? Why do people who hear a story often blurt out, "Exactly the same thing happened to me!" when it was a completely different event? What did Albert Einstein see that made him suspect that light consists of particles when a century of research had driven the final nail in the coffin of that long-dead idea? The answer to all these questions, of course, is analogy - making - the meat and potatoes, the heart and soul, the fuel and fire, the gist and the crux, the lifeblood and the wellsprings of thought. Analogy-making, far from happening at rare intervals, occurs at all moments, defining thinking from top to toe, from the tiniest and most fleeting thoughts to the most creative scientific insights. Like Gödel, Escher, Bach before it, Surfaces and Essences will profoundly enrich our understanding of our own minds. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Pratt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000940/bk_gdan_000940_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a summary of Robert B. Reich's Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few. This presents a myth-shattering breakdown of how the economic system that helped make America so strong is now failing us and what it will take to fix it. Perhaps no one is better acquainted with the intersection of economics and politics than Robert B. Reich, and now he reveals how power and influence have created a new American oligarchy, a shrinking middle class, and the greatest income inequality and wealth disparity in 80 years. He makes clear how centrally problematic our veneration of the "free market" is and how it has masked the power of moneyed interests to tilt the market to their benefit. Reich exposes the falsehoods that have been bolstered by the corruption of our democracy by huge corporations and the revolving door between Washington and Wall Street: that all workers are paid what they're "worth", that a higher minimum wage equals fewer jobs, and that corporations must serve shareholders before employees. He shows that the critical choices ahead are not about the size of government but about who government is for: that we must choose not between a free market and "big" government but between a market organized for broadly based prosperity and one designed to deliver the most gains to the top. Ever the pragmatist, ever the optimist, Reich sees hope for reversing our slide toward inequality and diminished opportunity when we shore up the countervailing power of everyone else. Passionate yet practical, sweeping yet exactingly argued, Saving Capitalism is a revelatory indictment of our economic status quo and an empowering call to civic action. This summary is aimed at those who want to capture the gist of the book but don't have the time to listen to the full book. You get the main summary along with all of the benefits and lessons the actual book has to offer. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Piotrasch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/058930/bk_acx0_058930_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.