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Talbot, Wes

Overview
Works: 25 works in 84 publications in 1 language and 632 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Fairy tales  Children's audiobooks  Military history  Case studies  Biography 
Roles: Narrator, Author
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Wes Talbot
The success equation : untangling skill and luck in business, sports, and investing by Michael J Mauboussin( Recording )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mauboussin offers invaluable guidance on recognizing how these two forces influence our achievements and how to interpret these circumstances for optimal future results
I hear you : repair communication breakdowns, negotiate successfully, and build consensus-- in three simple steps by Donny Ebenstein( Recording )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frustrated with the difficult people in your work life? With the boss who barks orders, the colleague who misses deadlines, the client who can't articulate what he really wants? Conflict at work can be especially draining when everything you say or do to solve the problem only seems to make it worse. So how can you get unstuck and fix the inevitable breakdowns in communication? Even situations that seem hopeless can turn around quickly, and you have the power to do it. The key is to not merely use different words but to learn to think differently
What you're really meant to do : a road map for reaching your unique potential by Robert Steven Kaplan( )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do you create your own definition of success-and reach your unique potential? Building a fulfilling life and career can be a daunting challenge. It takes courage and hard work. Too often, we charge down a path leading to "success" as defined by those around us-and ultimately, are left feeling dissatisfied. Each of us is unique and brings distinctive skills and qualities to any situation. So why is it that most of us fail to spend sufficient time learning to understand ourselves and creating our own definition of success? The truth is, it can seem so natural and so much easier to just do what everyone else is doing-for now-leaving it for later to develop our best selves and figure out our own unique path. Is there a road map that will enable you to defy conventional wisdom, resist peer pressure, and carve out a path that fits your unique skills and passions? Harvard Business School's Robert Steven Kaplan, leadership expert and author of the highly successful book What to Ask the Person in the Mirror, regularly advises executives and students on how to tackle these questions. In this indispensable new audiobook, Kaplan shares a specific and actionable approach to defining your own success and reaching your potential. Drawing on his years of experience, Kaplan proposes an integrated plan for identifying and achieving your goals. He outlines specific steps and exercises to help you understand yourself more deeply, take control of your career, and build your capabilities in a way that fits your passions and aspirations. Are you doing what you're really meant to do? If you're ready to face this question, this audiobook can help you change your life
The betrayal of the American dream by Donald L Barlett( )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America's unique prosperity is based on its creation of a middle class. In the twentieth century, that middle class provided the workforce, the educated skills, and the demand that gave life to the world's greatest consumer economy. It was innovative and dynamic; it eclipsed old imperial systems and colonial archetypes. It gave rise to a dream: that if you worked hard and followed the rules you would prosper in America, and your children would enjoy a better life than yours
Verdun : the lost history of the most important battle of World War I, 1914-1918 by John Mosier( )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alongside Waterloo and Gettysburg, the Battle of Verdun during World War I stands as one of history's greatest clashes. Yet it is also one of the most complex and misunderstood.Conventional wisdom holds that the battle began in February 1916 and lasted until December, when the victorious French wrested all the territory they had lost back from the Germans. In fact, says historian John Mosier, from the very beginning of the war until the armistice in 1918, no fewer than eight distinct battles were waged for the possession of Verdun. These conflicts are largely unknown, even in France, owing to the obsessive secrecy of the French high command and its energetic propaganda campaign to fool the world into thinking that the war on the Western Front was a steady series of German checks and defeats.Although British historians have always seen Verdun as a one-year battle designed by the German chief of staff to bleed France white, Mosier's careful analysis of the German plans reveals a much more abstract and theoretical approach.Our understanding of Verdun has long been mired in myths, false assumptions, propaganda, and distortions. Now, using numerous accounts of military analysts, serving officers, and eyewitnesses, including French sources that have never been translated, Mosier offers a compelling reassessment of the Great War's most important battle
The art of selling yourself : the simple step-by-step process for success in business and life by Adam Riccoboni( )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an ultracompetitive marketplace, everything is a tough sell, and setting yourself apart from the crowd is a daunting proposition. With this book, the authors provide an easy-to-grasp 10-step process for promoting that most important of all commodities--yourself
Icons and idiots : straight talk on leadership by Robert A Lutz( )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Most successful leaders are mentally and emotionally askew. There's a good side, which gets the job done. There's often also a downside that makes them hard to understand or difficult to work for. It's precisely that they are impatient, stubborn, opinionated, unsatisfied, and domineering that makes them successful." When Bob Lutz retired from General Motors in 2010, after an unparalleled forty-seven-year career in the auto industry, he was one of the most respected leaders in American business. He had survived all kinds of managers over those decades: tough and timid, analytical and irrational, charismatic and antisocial, and some who seemed to shift frequently among all those traits. His experiences made him an expert on leadership, every bit as much as he was an expert on cars and trucks. Now Lutz is revealing the leaders-good, bad, and ugly-who made the strongest impression on him throughout his career. Icons and Idiots is a collection of shocking and often hilarious true stories and the lessons Lutz drew from them. From enduring the sadism of a Marine Corps drill instructor, to working with a washed-up alcoholic, to taking over the reins from a convicted felon, he reflects on the complexities of all-too-human leaders. Lutz shows that we can learn just as much from the most stubborn, stupid, and corrupt leaders as we can from the inspiring geniuses. He offers fascinating profiles of icons and idiots such as ... Eberhard von Kuenheim. The famed CEO of BMW was an aristocrat-cum-street fighter who ruled with secrecy, fear, and deft maneuvering. Harold A. "Red" Poling: A Ford CEO and the ultimate bean counter. If it couldn't be quantified, he didn't want to know about it. Lee Iacocca: The legendary Chrysler CEO appeared to be brillant and bold, but was often vulnerable and insecure behind the scenes. G. Richard "Rick" Wagoner: The perfect peacetime CEO whose superior intelligence couldn't save GM from steep decline and a government bailout. As Lutz writes: We'll examine bosses who were profane, insensitive, totally politically incorrect, and who "appropriated" insignificant items from hotels or the company. We'll visit the mind of a leader who did little but sit in his office. We'll look at another boss who could analyze a highly complex profit-and-loss statement or a balance sheet at a glance, yet who, at times, failed to grasp the simplest financial mechanisms-how things actually worked in practice to create the numbers in the real world. The result is a powerful and entertaining guide for any aspiring leader
The giant and the herd boy by Andrew Lang( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There once was a young shepherd who one day discovers a wounded giant. Although at first frightened, he decides to care for the giant who shows his gratitude by giving the young boy a belt of invisibility and taking him underground to a giant's wedding celebration. The boy sneaks a loaf of bread away with him while he is leaving so that he might have something to eat the next day but much to his chagrin, he is unable to tear the bread when he tries. He then tries biting it and is shocked when pieces of gold fall from the loaf. He decides that he will give the princess a gift of gold from his magic loaf for her birthday. Unfortunately, things do not go as planned and the boy soon finds himself dismissed from his job and the kingdom. The boy then uses his magic gold loaf once more to try to win her heart
The witch and her servants by Andrew Lang( )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When he undertakes the daunting task of saving his father's ailing fruit trees, the young Prince Iwanich becomes enamored by a dream lady, Militza, who he cannot speak of, for he is bound to secrecy. Praised as a hero for saving his father's trees, the prince flees in search of the woman and her palace. They become betrothed, but one day, Militza is called away on duty, and leaves the prince with one request: there is one room in the house forbidden to him. But burning with curiosity, the prince opens the door to the room and unleashes a hurricane of unfortunate events. He is instantly transported to a wood where he becomes a witch's servant, and his fair Militza comes under the control of an evil magician
The wizard king by Andrew Lang( )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After losing his beloved wife, a king, who was also a wizard, sets off on a voyage to foreign lands, as he can't stand to be reminded of his lost wife. Using his wizardry, he sets his sights on a princess who he locks up in a tower, hoping she will one day give in and marry him. He then finds out that the princess may have set her sights on his own son and sends his son away. His son travels to the kingdom that the captured princess had come from and, consulting his mother's fairy godmother, comes up with a plan to try to save the princess
The great convergence : Asia, the West, and the logic of one world by Kishore Mahbubani( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The twenty-first century has seen a rise in the global middle class that brings an unprecedented convergence of interests and perceptions, cultures and values. Kishore Mahbubani is optimistic. We are creating a new global civilization. Eighty-eight percent of the world's population outside the West is rising to Western living standards, and sharing Western aspirations. Yet Mahbubani, one of the most perceptive global commentators, also warns that a new global order needs new policies and attitudes. Policymakers all over the world must change their preconceptions and accept that we live in one world. National interests must be balanced with global interests. Power must be shared. The U.S. and Europe must cede some power. China and India, Africa and the Islamic world must be integrated. Mahbubani urges that only through these actions can we create a world that converges benignly. This timely audiobook explains how to move forward and confront many pressing global challenges
How to write a book this weekend, even if you flunked English like I did by Vic Johnson( )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Who Else Wants To Write a Book This Weekend?" It's easier than you think! Best-selling author Vic Johnson actually wrote this book in a weekend to prove how easy it is. And he gives you step-by-step detail of everything he did, including the resources he uses to turn out content-rich books in no time at all. How To Write a Book This Weekend is a perfect strategy for first-time book writers who have been discouraged by the thought of pounding out words for months at a time. You'll learn: Where to find idea "factories" that allow you to "crowdsource" the hottest trending topics. The little-known secrets used by a 19th century Russian immigrant to sell over 100 million print books. The "can't fail" method of choosing a title that makes your book irresistible to prospective buyers. A "backdoor" Google code that will instantly reveal a treasure trove of valuable research material for your book. The magic method that eliminates writers block and produces top quality content in a fraction of the time of other methods. Please note: This method has had proven success on many occasions when applied to non-fiction books. It may or may not be useful for fiction writers
Cat and mouse by James Hartwell( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of four traditional Persian tales - The Cat and the Mouse, The Son of the Soap Seller, The King's Treasure, and The King and the Fisherman. The stories embrace such topics as power struggles, the reward for kindness and loyalty, and the importance of religious piety and sacrifice
Breakthrough : learn the secrets of the world's leading mentor and become the best you can be by David C. M Carter( )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Choose to be the best version of yourself-and keep on choosing it! For the first time, the world's leading mentor David C.M. Carter shares his most effective "breakthrough" secrets in this practical guide to becoming the best you can be. Previously only accessible to his handful of exclusive international clients, these strategies are the key to a more successful and happier you. By following them, you will learn how to identify and clarify your goals-and then achieve them in every area of your life. With simple easy-to-action "breakthroughs" outlined in each chapter, complete with how-to tools, you'll have no excuse to live anything less than the life you were destined to live
The rise of Abraham Cahan by Seth Lipsky( )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first general-interest biography of the legendary editor of The Jewish Daily Forward, the iconic Yiddish-language newspaper of the laboring masses that inspired, educated, and entertained millions of readers, helped redefine journalism during its golden age, and transformed American culture. Abraham Cahan took the helm of a failing Yiddish Socialist daily in New York City in 1902 and over the next fifty years turned it into a national newspaper that changed American politics and earned him the adulation of millions of Jewish immigrants and the friendship of the greatest newspapermen of his day, from Lincoln Steffens to H.L. Mencken. Cahan--whose tenure at the Forward spanned the Russian Revolution, the First World War, the rise of political Zionism, the Second World War, the Holocaust, and the creation of the State of Israel--did more than cover the news. He led revolutionary reforms--spreading social democracy, organizing labor unions, battling communism, and assimilating immigrant Jews into American society, most notably via his groundbreaking advice column, "A Bintel Brief." Cahan was also a celebrated novelist whose works are read and studied to this day as brilliant examples of fiction that turned the immigrant narrative into an art form. Acclaimed journalist Seth Lipsky, creator of the English-language successor to Cahan's Forward, gives us the fascinating story of a man of profound contradictions: an avowed socialist who wrote fiction with transcendent sympathy for a wealthy manufacturer; an internationalist who turned against the anti-Zionism of the left; an assimilationist whose final battle was against religious apostasy. Lipsky's Cahan is a prism through which to understand the paradoxes and transformations of American Judaism itself. A towering newspaperman in the manner of Horace Greeley and Joseph Pulitzer, Abraham Cahan revolutionized our idea of what newspapers could accomplish
I hear you : repair communication breakdowns, negotiate successfully, and build consensus ... in three easy steps by Donny Ebenstein( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Birth, death, and conflict--three things you truly can't avoid. Whether it's big or small, conflict eats into productivity and makes people feel stuck. Yet solutions exist for even the toughest situations with the most intractable people. The answer lies in better communication--not just using different words, but rather learning to think differently.I Hear You supplies proven techniques for stepping outside one's point of view and seeing things from other perspectives. Sample dialogues show how this shift in thinking leads to better conversations and greatly improved outcomes. Listeners learn how to:Tell the other person's story--the cornerstone of real engagementLook from the outside in and see themselves as others doRecognize the role systemic factors play--and transform a conflict into a shared challengeOvercome the defense mechanisms that derail dialogueFor anyone trying to negotiate a difficult situation with a boss, colleague, employee, or client, I Hear You changes opposition into understanding and mere talk into real trust
Stud show by Wes Talbot( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loving brothers by Wes Talbot( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

House of studs by Wes Talbot( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blow boys by Wes Talbot( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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