Sister Girl Blog: Katrina Gilder
Susie is totally enamored by a blog called The Honest Courtesan, written by Maggie McNeil, and we feature an interview with her today. Susie wanted to know more about how Maggie got started in the profession, as well as why she finally gave it up. In this very candid conversation, Maggie talks about working in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. And Susie asks her what the biggest myth is about prostitutes. Then, it´s our ´´Try This at Home´´ mailbag. A listener from England asks: ´´How can I get around the porn filters that [Prime Minister] David Cameron and company have placed on the entire UK Internet?´´ Susie has a solution, and it’s a really good one! Have a question? You can call Susie´s hotline at 831-480-5110. And you can send your confidential questions - plus requests for free samples and blog banners! - to firstname.lastname@example.org [Episode 598, January 10, 2014] Explicit Language Warning: You must be 18 years or older to purchase this program. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susie Bright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/suzy/140110/pf_suzy_140110_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina on Mississippi´s Gulf Coast, mostly retired architect Vaughn Williams, who is beset by the routine but no less troubling difficulties of late midlife, is doing what he can to remain, as he says, ´´viable´´. He scans the channels, reads newspapers and blogs online, Googles practically everything, teaches an occasional class at the local junior college, and worries perhaps overmuch about his late father. When his ex-wife, Gail, is assaulted by her hot-tempered new boyfriend, she asks him and his landlady/girlfriend, Greta, to move in with her. Perhaps a little too cavalierly, they agree, and complications distinctly Barthelme-esque follow, including manly confrontations with the perp, lamentations of his father´s life and death, casual moonlight drives, gambling for money, adults playing with trains, and the eventual untimely arrival of Vaughn´s annoyingly successful younger brother, followed closely by Vaughn´s ex-wife´s invitation to remarry. The tattered landscape of the post-hurricane Gulf Coast is the perfect analogue for these catastrophically out-of-order lives, and in this setting the players work into and out of almost all their troubles. In the process, and en route to a satisfying set of resolutions, Barthelme´s acute eye and subtle wit uncover and autopsy an inner landscape of mortality, love, regret, and redemption. The result is his most emotionally resonant work of fiction yet - and a new reason to celebrate him as an American master. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Vietor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001771/bk_adbl_001771_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In our lightning-fast digital age, a company can face humiliation and possibly even ruin within seconds of a negative tweet or blog post. Over the last year companies such as BP, Goldman Sachs, and Toyota have experienced serious blows to their images that could have had reduced impact if their leaders had implemented reputation management into their business strategy and culture. There is no one in either the corporate or academic sphere with greater expertise in the area of corporate reputation than Dr. Daniel Diermeier. An award-winning professor at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Dr. Diermeier has blazed a path in understanding the significance of reputation management and demonstrating how a company can create a program so powerful that it can help turn a potential public disgrace into a public image success story. Reputation Rules is a landmark work bringing to light Dr. Diermeier’s groundbreaking insights in this critical area. He offers the frameworks, strategies, and processes for changing your company’s focus as quickly as the world is changing around you. He touches on all of the reputational issues that need to be managed from a strategic level, describing how to: Overcome direct challenges from influential activist and political forces Manage corporate scandals, including executive compensation Use external, seemingly unrelated events to boost reputation Build a reputation management process into everyday operations In addition, Dr. Diermeier provides case studies of Shell’s confrontation with Greenpeace, Mercedes’s recovery from the Moose crisis, AIG’s executive bonus fallout, Wal-Mart’s reputation-building response to Hurricane Katrina, and numerous other scenarios illustrating what works and what doesn’t when it comes to reputation management. Brimming with keen insights and lucid examples, Reputation Rules is a guide 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Barsness. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/graw/000113/bk_graw_000113_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.