Franchise: the golden arches in black america.Marcia Chatelain. Audio. Examination of the role of franchises, particularly of McDonald's, in the development of black wealth in America: the ways McDonald's policies impacted the civil rights movement, the tension between black capitalism and rising obesity, and diabetes rates in black Americans and voting rights.
Thank You for Being Late: an optimist's guide to thriving in the age of accelerations. Thomas Friedman. Audio, Large Print. An examination of the implications of a world where technological advances occur at an ever-increasing rate of speed. Discusses the impact on social psychology, global relations, and governmental policies.
Ray & Joan: the man that made the McDonald's fortune and the woman that gave it all away. Lisa Napoli. Audio. Dual biography of Ray Kroc (1902-1984) and his wife, Joan (1928-2003). Discusses Ray's development of McDonald's and his personal fortune, as well as Joan's philanthropy with that same fortune after she was widowed.
Zucked: waking up to the Facebook catastrophe.Roger McNamee. Audio. Early investor in Facebook recounts his reckoning with his role in helping to build the business and the company's function in the 2016 U. S. presidential election. Proposes ways for investors and businesses to take action when faced with political crisis.
Leadership Step by Step: become the person others follow. Joshua Spodek. Audio, Braille. A guide to developing leadership skills based on methods industries, including entertainment and sports. The process is broken up into the stages of "Understanding Yourself," "Leading Yourself," "Understanding Others," and "Leading Others."
Freedom Found: 7 Seeing Eye Miracles.Joseph Klatt. Audio, Braille. Autobiography of Joseph Dean Klatt and the challenges he faced when he lost his eyesight in a tragic car accident at the age of nineteen. Discusses his determination to achieve independence, his academic years, his seven Seeing Eye dogs, and his personal life.
The Path Made Clear: discovering your life's direction and purpose.Oprah Winfrey. Audio, Braille. Winfrey gives guidance on living your best life by sharing her own stories and wisdom from luminaries in entertainment, business, literature, politics, religion, and more. Advice on finding and pursuing your purpose with passion and focus.
The Moment of Lift: how empowering women changed the world. Melinda Gates. Audio, Audio (Spanish). Philanthropist and cochair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation discusses her discovery of the link between female empowerment and societal health. Provides simple ways to effect change and make a difference, including issues surrounding family planning, household labor, and gender bias.
Range: why generalists triumph in a specialized world.David J. Epstein.Audio. David Epstein examined the world's most successful athletes, artists, musicians, inventors, forecasters and scientists. He discovered that in most fields--especially those that are complex and unpredictable--generalists, not specialists, are primed to excel.
Spring Green: a behind the scenes look at the culture and corruption in college athletics.Mark Yost.Braille. Takes readers behind the scenes of college sports to dissect the enormous TV revenues, merchandising rights, bowl game playoffs, sneaker contracts, and endorsement deals that often pay state university coaches more than the college president, or even the governor.