This Element is an excerpt from Do You Matter?: How Great Design Will Make People Love Your Company by Robert Brunner and Stewart Emery, available in print and digital formats.Lessons from the legendary Harley-Davidson: build a brand experience that takes on a life of its own! There is a rumble: the deep-throated growl of 20 engines headed this way. Around the bend they come, two wheels each, glittering in the sun. Mom clutches the kids close. Then something strange happens. The bikers pull up, one by one, their bikes organized and shiny. They hug, joke, compare bikes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer Van Dyck. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002099/bk_adbl_002099_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Gold Medal: Best Regional Fiction e-Book, Independent Publishers Book Awards 2017 First Place: Best Fiction of 2017, North Street Book Contest With her marriage over and life gone flat, Theresa Turner responds to an online ad and lands at a school in Kurdish Iraq. Befriended by a widow in a nearby village, Theresa is embroiled in the joys and agonies of traditional Kurds, especially the women who survived Saddam´s genocide only to be crippled by age-old restrictions, brutality, and honor killings. Theresa´s greatest challenge will be balancing respect for cultural values while trying to introduce more enlightened attitudes toward women - at the same time seeking new spiritual dimensions within herself. The Kurdish Bike is gripping, tender, wry, and compassionate - an eye-opener into little known customs in one of the world´s most explosive regions - a novel of love, betrayal, and redemption. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alesa Lightbourne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/120647/bk_acx0_120647_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Now it´s her turn. Until she´s kissed, Jane is the last one of her girlfriends to wear the Mobile Mistletoe. Feeling pressured by her friends, she jumps on her dad´s motorcycle and heads out on the open road. But she doesn´t get far before it breaks down. What else can go wrong? Will she be eaten by a bear? Gage has a past he wants to forget. Retreating to the mountains, where he can build custom bikes and cars in seclusion, he wants to give back for the mistakes he´s made. Neither Jane or Gage are looking for a relationship, but isn´t Halloween the perfect time of year to scare up some love? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bailey Varness. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/052055/bk_acx0_052055_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome to Shadow Valley where the Dirty Angels MC rules. Get ready to get Down & Dirty because this is Jag´s story.... The only thing Jag, DAMC Road captain, loves more than his custom bike is Ivy. He´s wanted her ever since he could remember. However, through the years, he´s had to watch her date anyone but him, since she avoids dating bikers like the plague. Instead, she gravitates toward the complete opposite: geeks and nerds. Something Jag will never be. Smart and independent, Ivy wants to be the property of no man. Growing up in the club, she knows firsthand how they treat women. She regrets the mistake she made by dragging Jag upstairs to his room at the club one drunken night. Ever since then, she´s been doing her best to keep him at arm´s length, though it´s proven difficult. Especially when she finds out his secret which only endears her to him even more. Between secrets, lies, and a violent tangle with a rival club, can these two passionate hot-heads find the love and solace they´re looking for in each other´s arms? Or will everything just tumble down around them? Note: This book can be listened to as a stand-alone. It includes lots of steamy scenes, biker slang, cursing, some violence and, of course, an HEA. If you like alpha males who take charge, this book is for you. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ava Lucas, C.J. Mission. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/121146/bk_acx0_121146_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Brotherhood. Club. Family. They live and ride by their own rules. These are the Raven Riders.... Maverick Rylan won´t apologize for who he is - the Raven Riders Motorcycle Club vice president, a sought-after custom bike builder, and a man dedicated to protecting those he loves. So when he learns that the only woman who has ever held his heart is in trouble, he´ll move heaven and earth to save her. Alexa Harmon thought she had it all - the security of a good job, a beautiful home, and a powerful, charming fiancé who offered the life she never had growing up. But when her dream quickly turns into a nightmare, Alexa realizes she´s fallen for a façade she can´t escape - until sexy, dangerous Maverick offers her a way out. Forced together to keep Alexa safe, their powerful attraction reignites, and Maverick determines to do whatever it takes to earn a second chance - one Alexa is tempted to give. But her ex-fiancé isn´t going to let her go without a fight, one that will threaten everything they both hold dear. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Abby Craden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005969/bk_harp_005969_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Chris ´´Shooter´´ Sullivan has returned to his hometown of Rapid City, South Dakota, to pick up the pieces of his life shattered by a roadside bomb in Iraq. He wants only to focus on holding what´s left of his old unit together, running his garage where he builds custom bikes and cars, and pretending that his murdered father´s motorcycle gang doesn´t exist. Hayley Turner is a young woman with her own traumatic past. Fresh off the bus from Nowhere, USA, all she wants is a job and a place to live until it´s time for her to leave again. She doesn´t want to make friends or enemies, least of all the ex-Army Ranger who obviously doesn´t like her. She bristles under his watchful eye. He´s even got her convinced that she´s bad news. But circumstances force two people who don´t need anyone to need each other more and more. The more Chris gets to know Hayley, the harder it is to stay detached. And the more Hayley gets to know Chris, the more she realizes that she´s been alone for so long, she might never recover from it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mason Lloyd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/005751/bk_tant_005751_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Since founding Orange County Choppers in Upstate New York in 1999, Teutul has grown the business from a hobby into a 70-person-plus operation that produces and sells 150 custom bikes a year at retail prices starting at $30,000 and quickly escalating to six figures. Teutul and his team not only sell their choppers from their world headquarters in Newburgh, New York, but throughout a multicountry dealership network in the US and abroad. Paul and his sons build the best one-of-a-kind choppers in the world with unrivaled passion, creativity, and honesty. In The Ride of a Lifetime, Teutul elucidates the business principles that have made Orange County Choppers a household name. His smart commonsense business wisdom works for businesses both big and small in any industry. Here, listeners will learn firsthand how Teutul built a uniquely successful business by working hard and demanding it from others; encouraging and embracing unfettered creativity; establishing well-defined roles for every team member and demanding they support each other; and using honest conflict and confrontation to solve problems and constantly innovate. The Ride of a Lifetime is a smart, tough-as-nails guide to business success that every entrepreneur should hear. Do what you love. Work hard at it. And never give up. Running a business isn´t easy, but it IS The Ride of a Lifetime. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Walter Dixon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000258/bk_gdan_000258_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hawk´s Call - Bad Boy Series: Book One Robyn felt like she´d lost her little sister Crystal when she ran off and married Guts. She was only 18-years-old and she´d not heard from her in over a month. But one night, she got a phone call from Crystal asking for help. Unfortunately, the call was cut off when Guts caught her on the phone. Robyn was frantic. She was her only family and she was determined to find her. Robyn takes what little money she has and heads to Nashville. She checks into a shabby rundown motel. It´s all she can afford. She grabs a paper and looks for jobs but doesn´t see anything that suits her. The manager of the motel gives her a lead on a job at a biker bar nearby. Hawk´s House is known for its biker customers and live music. It´s a rough and tumble kind of place but Crystal is desperate. So, she checks it out. How bad could it be? Hawk´s Call is book one in the steamy Bad Boy Romance series. Series can be listened to in any order. HEA guaranteed, and no cliffhanger. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lissa Blackwell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088833/bk_acx0_088833_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The 10th book in the Garbage Collector Series! Cheri was a stripper, when she met her husband, Spike. Spike was a biker and a customer at the strip joint where Cheri worked. She got pregnant soon after they met, and she convinced him to marry her. Cheri quit being a stripper, but Spike didn´t quit going to the strip clubs. Their marriage lasted for a few years, but after the son they had together died in a horrible accident, things began to fall apart, and Spike got into gambling, Spike was never the same; things were never the same. After maxing out credit cards, and then losing their home, Cheri filed for divorce and moved away. After the divorce, Cheri was going to move out of state with her daughter, Megan, to begin a new life. Being homeless they ended up sleeping at the side of the road, and were abducted, but after some struggles and a couple days later, got away. After that, Cheri was able to get help for herself and her daughter, and eventually started working at a local truck stop café as a waitress, where Cheri met Jim. Cheri soon moved in with Jim, but while she was off working, Jim was after Megan, who was a good looking young teenager, wanting to be her pimp. The money attracted Megan and she ended up being a teenage hooker. When Cheri found out, she was furious with Jim and with Megan. Megan ran away, Cheri became sick with grief, which made life miserable for Jim and for her. Oftentimes, she would not get out of bed, and refused to do anything. Suddenly Cheri passed away, and Jim was suspected of drugging her, although it couldn´t be proven, as Jim was quite clever in covering his tracks. The body was cremated almost immediately, so an autopsy was never done. Megan got word of her mother´s death, and so plotted revenge against Jim, changing her appearance, and.... Justice warns that you should be cautious of who you spend your time with. 1. Language: English. Narrator: JP Braukus. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/043238/bk_acx0_043238_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Princess, Southern belle, and spoiled-rotten social climber Searcy Roberts swore on a stack of Bibles she´d never return home to Fairhope, Alabama. After marrying her high school sweetheart and moving to Atlanta, Searcy embraces big-city life - Carrie Bradshaw style. But now, Searcy has a teeny, tiny problem. Her husband´s had a mid-life crisis. He´s quit his job, cancelled her credit cards, and left her for another man. Searcy returns to Fairhope, ready to lick her wounds. But when her mother falls ill, she is thrust into managing the family business; only to discover the beloved bakery is in danger of closing its doors forever. Enlisting the help of the adorable bike store owner next door, an array of well-heeled customers, and her soon-to-be ex-husband, Searcy hatches the plan of the century to save Pie Girls. 1. Language: English. Narrator: JoBe Cerny, Mary Hollis Inboden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/028117/bk_acx0_028117_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.