In her controversial second book in the Fashion 2.0 series, Season of Change, serial entrepreneur Yuli Ziv analyzes major technology trends and forecasts their effect on the fashion industry. She questions why everyday objects such as clothes used by the entire human race see so little innovation. Her book, with a foreword by a visionary venture capitalist Lawrence Lenihan of FirstMark Capital, is a wakeup call to the outdated fashion industry. A must-listen for everyone involved in the business of fashion, from designers to company CEOs and marketers, Ziv´s bold predictions, sure to incite debate, address the future of the industry in multiple areas including consumer, branding, retail, product and lifestyle. Her goal is to provoke thought and foster innovation by challenging the status quo: from seasonal collections to pricing models; production and manufacturing; traditional advertising; trend forecasting; fashion week and more. She also offers up ideas for fellow entrepreneurs seeking to make their mark on the industry. Ziv highlights trends that brands need to consider in developing a successful strategy to navigate this new environment of constant change, including: the rise of group consciousness and crowd sourcing; the shift from search to discovery; the power of suggestion; the monetization of influence; personal style as a commodity; personalization; interaction and engagement; efficiencies; and data as the new retail currency. She takes a critical look at luxury brands, stating that innovation is slowly replacing heritage as the new attribute of luxury for the future. Inspired by innovation leaders like Ray Kurzweil, Ziv applies his Singularity theory to fashion by viewing it as part of the bigger change we are experiencing. Ziv proposes taking a page from the consumer electronics industry in her overview of new technologies: from smart fabrics to interactive retail, wearable tech and social tools. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chelsea Lee Rock. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/058004/bk_acx0_058004_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The inspiring true story of how courage, a dream, and some needle and thread can change a life forever. Since she was young, Tala Raassi knew her fate lay in fashion. But growing up in her beloved homeland of Iran, a woman can be punished for exposing her hair in public, let alone wearing the newest trends. Despite strict regulations, Tala developed a keen sense of style in backroom cafes and secret parties. She never imagined her behavior would land her in prison or bring the cruel sting of a whip for the crime of wearing a mini-skirt. Tala´s 40 lashes didn´t keep her down - they fanned the flames of individuality and inspired her to embrace a new freedom in the United States. As she developed her own clothing label, her exploration into the creative, cutthroat community of Western fashion opened her eyes to the ups and downs of hard work, hard decisions, and hard truths. Fashion Is Freedom takes us on a journey that crosses the globe, from Colombia to Miss Universe, and inspires women everywhere to be fearless. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tala Raassi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/029127/bk_adbl_029127_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Mrs Pankhurst stormed the House of Commons with her crack squad of militant suffragettes in 1908, she wore on her hat a voluptuous purple feather. This is the intriguing story behind that feather. Twelve years before the suffragette movement began dominating headlines, a very different women´s campaign captured the public imagination. Its aim was radical: to stamp out the fashion for feathers in hats. Leading the fight was a character just as heroic as Emmeline Pankhurst but with opposite beliefs. Her name was Etta Lemon, and she was antifashion, antifeminist - and antisuffrage. Mrs Lemon has been forgotten by history, but her mighty society lives on. Few today are aware that Britain´s biggest conservation charity, the RSPB, was born through the determined efforts of a handful of women, led by the indomitable Mrs Lemon. While the suffragettes were slashing paintings and smashing shop windows, Etta Lemon and her local secretaries were challenging ´murderous millinery´ all the way up to Parliament. This gripping narrative explores two singular heroines - one lionised, the other forgotten - and their rival, overlapping campaigns. Moving from the feather workers´ slums to the highest courtly circles, from the first female political rally to the first forcible feeding, Mrs Pankhurst´s Purple Feather is a unique journey through a society in transformation. This is a highly original story of women stepping into the public sphere, agitating for change - and finally finding a voice. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tessa Boase. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/033828/bk_adbl_033828_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For more than half a century, Ada Louise Huxtable´s keen eye and vivid writing have reinforced to readers how important architecture is and why it continues to be both controversial and fascinating - making her one of the best-known critics in the world. On Architecture collects the best of Huxtable´s writing from the New York Times, New York Review of Books, Wall Street Journal, and her various books. In these selections, Huxtable examines the 20th century´s most important architectural masters and projects, cataloging the seismic shifts in style, function, and fashion that have led to the dramatic new architecture of the 21st century. 1. Language: English. Narrator: T. David Rutherford. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009709/bk_adbl_009709_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is an audiobook of pure science fiction. As if I could really have that happen to me and stay alive. I hope you like this continuing fantasy that came as a result of PTSD-influenced nightmares. I used this story to ´´interrupt´´ those dreams. This story follows the adventure of an ordinary disabled veteran who gets immense power, based as lightning and plasma energies. He is recruited by the FBI and sent on many missions related to today´s issues, things occurring in the future, and those occurring in the past. These missions are now going through time and ´´picking up the pieces”, as our hero encounters time traveler after time traveler from 100 years in the future to the past and today. This, in its awesome fashion, lets our ´´hero´´ show exactly what he is able to do and come up with in the way of devices. Sometimes, he destroys things, while other times, he reads and manipulates people´s minds using the electrical impulses within the brain. He fixes damage to standard events and in time and restores them to their original state. I´m not going to go into any more ´´hints´´ so I don´t give the whole story away. Enjoy!By the way, there is a lot of historic information provided throughout this audiobook, so it is also an educational story, not just science fiction. That ought to confuse the listeners and reviewers a bit. I hope you like the way I incorporate that information into the story to make it a more educational and interesting audiobook. And now, we begin Bolt’s new missions.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark A. McMurray. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/130063/bk_acx0_130063_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Most of us realize that fashion is more than just clothes. It´s not just about wearing what´s in. Fashion influences our judgments of people´s taste, politics, sexuality, class, religion, and even their moral character. It can be a medium for technological and social change – changes in fashion may signal economic and political shifts. Yet fashion can also trap us. We can be slaves to fashion if we feel trapped by the roles dictated by the clothes we wear, and we can be slaves to fashion, literally, as in the case of sweatshop workers who make most of the clothes we wear today. This audiobook explores the diverse and sometimes contradictory aspects of fashion in a series of lively, entertaining thoughtful essays from prominent philosophers and writers. Topics include: What is fashion? How do we know what is fashionable? Who decides what´s cool and what´s not? How is it that clothes shape people the way they do? Why does fashion have the power it does? You won´t look at your wardrobe in the same light again! Editors Jessica Wolfendale is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at West Virginia University, and perhaps a little too fond of vintage clothing. She is the author of Torture and the Military Profession (2007) and has published extensively on the ethics of torture, military ethics, and applied ethics. Jeanette Kennett is Professor of Moral Psychology at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. She is the author of Agency and Responsibility (2001) and has published widely on topics including empathy, addiction, self–control, advertising and love and friendship. Series Editor Fritz Allhoff is an Associate Professor in the Philosophy Department at Western Michigan University, as well as a Senior Research Fellow at The Australian National University´s Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics. In addition to editing the Philosophy for Everyone series, Allhoff is 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tracey Farrar. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008921/bk_adbl_008921_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Being Called to Change is the first book in The Transformation trilogy. This book is to help you understand the nature of change, how to recognize when it´s knocking on your door, and then embrace change in your life.To embrace change effectively, and with minimal stress, Being Called to Change lays the groundwork for making lasting, massive changes that stick.Dale helps you understand how to relax more, calm down more, and let go of the idea that you need to be in control of everything going on in life. In such a fashion, Being Called to Change empowers you to make lasting changes from a place of grounded clarity and understanding.You will unlock the power within yourself to make positive, beneficial changes in your life, business, and relationships, while reducing the levels of stress that you experience day to day. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dale Halaway. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/141812/bk_acx0_141812_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Simple Strides Toward Positive Change: Lessons from Life Coaching is based on Life Coach Susan Korwin´s years of experience helping people change their lives for the better. Her warm, supportive advice helps readers understand that while change isn´t always easy, it´s always possible. Susan focuses on five areas she knows make a difference in life coaching: Troubleshooting: What´s Getting in Your Way? Creating Peace Within Conditioning Yourself for Success Here´s to Your Health: Exercise and Eating Right Beauty and Personal Style for You The lessons from life coaching in this book are a helping hand for anyone who feels stuck, frustrated, or is just in need of some uplifting words. Simple Strides Toward Positive Change shows readers that bad habits can be broken and negative thoughts can be reversed. Your life can improve-if you desire it to. Drawn from the pages of Susan´s popular blog at susankorwin.com, Simple Strides Toward Positive Change: Lessons from Life Coaching is an invaluable guide and companion on the path to being a better you. Susan Korwin is a Certified Life Coach who was trained through the prestigious Life Coach Institute. She is a contributing writer for Total Prestige, Latino Show, and Jersey Shore Woman and is a fashion model for the Dolita Paris collection and Diane King of Got Entertainment. Susan was recently named one of the ´´Top 20 Most Inspiring Individuals In New York City.´´ While attending Hunter College majoring in Psychology, Susan worked in the fashion and media industry. Susan lives in New Jersey with her husband, cosmetic and implant dentist Dr. Robert Korwin. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Korwin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/005221/bk_acx0_005221_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Time and space. Genetics and robotics. Education and fashion. Possibilities limited only by our imaginations. The future is yours to create. Could you be the Leonardo da Vinci of our times? Most ideas are incremental, quickly copied and suffocated by conventions. ´´Future back´´ thinking starts with stretching possibilities then makes them a reality ´´now forward´´. The best ideas emerge by seeing what everyone has seen, and thinking like nobody else. Newness occurs in the margins not the mainstream. Solutions emerge through powerful fusions of the best ideas into practical, useful concepts. Creative people rise up. Visionaries, border crossers, and game changers: Engage your right brain; open your eyes; think more holistically...intuition rules. From Apple to Blackberry, GE to Google, innovative companies stand out from the crowd not so much for their exceptional products, despite what one might assume, but for the way they challenge conventions, redefine markets, and change consumer expectations. Apple didn´t just create the iPod; it envisioned the future of music and then made a product to service that future. And the same holds true for every highly innovative company. In Creative Genius, Peter Fisk presents 10 tracks for innovation and provides business blueprints for making that innovation happen. Creative Genius is inspired by the imagination and perspective of Leonardo da Vinci, in order to drive creativity, design, and innovation in more radical and powerful ways. It includes practical tools ranging from scenario planning and context reframing to accelerated innovation and market entry, plus 50 tracks, 25 tools, and 50 inspiring case studies. Creative Genius is ´´the best and last´´ in the Genius series by best-selling author Peter Fisk. Others include Business Genius, Marketing Genius and Customer Genius. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jay Webb. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010406/bk_adbl_010406_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.