Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth is a new science-fiction-themed entry into the award-winning Civilization series. Set in the future, global events have destabilized the world leading to a collapse of modern society, a new world order and an uncertain future for humanity. As the human race struggles to recover, the re-developed nations focus their resources on deep space travel to chart a new beginning for mankind. As part of an expedition sent to find a home beyond Earth, you will write the next chapter for humanity as you lead your people into a new frontier and create a new civilization in space. Explore and colonize an alien planet, research new technologies, amass mighty armies, build incredible Wonders and shape the face of your new world. As you embark on your journey you must make critical decisions. From your choice of sponsor and the make-up of your colony, to the ultimate path you choose for your civilization, every decision opens up new possibilities.
Who's pulling for you? Who's got your back? Who's putting your hat in the ring? Odds are this person is not a mentor but a sponsor. Mentors can build your self-esteem and provide a sounding board - but they're not your ticket to the top. If you're interested in fast-tracking your career, what you need is a sponsor - a senior-level champion who believes in your potential and is willing to advocate for you as you pursue that next raise or promotion. In this powerful-yet-practical audiobook, economist and thought leader Sylvia Ann Hewlett - author of 10 critically acclaimed books, including the groundbreaking Off-Ramps and On-Ramps - shows why sponsors are your proven link to success. Mixing solid data with vivid real-life narratives, Hewlett reveals the "two-way street" that makes sponsorship such a strong and mutually beneficial alliance. The seven-step map at the heart of this audiobook allows you to chart your course toward your greatest goals. Whether you're looking to lead a company or drive a community campaign, Forget a Mentor, Find a Sponsor will help you forge the relationships that truly have the power to deliver you to your destination. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karen Saltus. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/001287/bk_gdan_001287_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In XCOM: Enemy Unknown an aggressive alien race has decided to colonize Earth. To defend our world, a special organization, the Extraterrestrial Combat Unit, has been formed. Its main objective is not only to drive the aliens back, but also to learn from their technologies. You are appointed the leader of this organization.The gameplay is organized into two levels: strategic, where you research new technologies and examine the aliens' biology among other things, and turn-based, where you fight aliens in face-to-face confrontation.As every XCOM action has a cost, you need to raise funds. The only way to do this is to satisfy those countries which sponsor your organization with your work.Establish your base - choose a continent (each of which gives you a different bonus), hire employees and expand rooms and laboratories.When alien activity is detected, send your unit to eliminate the threat. This is where the gameplay changes into a turn-based strategy game. Lead a small group of highly trained soldiers and kill every alien you find on the map. Remember that each soldier has their own line of sight, and that some enemies will hide in the fog of war. Your soldiers will gain experience with success, but if they fail, you cannot resurrect them.
Surviving Mars is an economic, sci-fi strategy game developed by Heamimont Games, the studio known for titles like Tropico 5. This time, the developers will take the player to space, giving the opportunity to create first, the fully operational human colony on the harsh surface of the Red Planet. Build futuristic domes and infrastructure, conduct complex research in order to enhance the quality of life of your people, expand your settlements and make Mars safe and welcoming. There is much work waiting for you so better start now!Addictive and complex gameplay mechanicsOur goal is to create a fully operational, safe and comfortable space colony. The first step towards your goal is choosing a space agency that will provide you with the necessary materials and will fund your complex project. Location is the key if it comes to starting a space colony and that is exactly what you should do next – find the place that will suit your preferences.Now you will have to send your unmanned vessels on Mars in order to build some basic infrastructure, just to allow the arrival of your first colonists. It is worth to mention, that the choice of the sponsor is crucial, especially when starting a colony – for example, it will determine the number of spacecraft you will get in the beginning.Sponsors have a huge impact on the difficulty level. In order to bring the first people on Mars, you will have to take care of essentials elements such as the source of energy, fresh water, and other life support systems. If you will be able to build a well-thought, comfortable and of course safe colony, it will become a new home for hundreds of unique inhabitants with a set of individual traits. Every person has four needs that you will have to care about in order to make them happy – physical state, mental health, morale, and comfort.The unfriendly environment has a negative impact on the colonists’ health while stress factors will influence their mental health that can eventually lead to a mental breakdown. Don’t forget about taking good care of the morale of your colonists – if the morale level drops too low, people will be less willing to work in the colony and they will leave. It is worth mentioning that the game supports mods! You can browse hundreds of modifications created by other players or make your own and share them with the community.ReceptionSurviving Mars managed to satisfy most of the players and gathered thousands of players. According to the Steam platform, over 80% of the players’ reviews are positive which is a very good score. If you’re a fan of economic, strategy games and you are looking for complex gameplay mechanics, beautiful graphics and challenging survival elements, this is the game you were looking for!
Whether offered at colleges, to businesses or corporations, or to the public, seminars can be a huge income booster for any speaker. Better yet, they are a great way to start or try new material. In one hour, Burgett provides the bedrock basics, then focuses on the right subject, a fetching description and grabber title, and how to find the right market or sponsor. Replace risk with profit while filling in those unbooked days each month. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gordon Burgett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/spnn/000027/sp_spnn_000027_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Meet Geena Samuels, a single mother raising two sons in one of New York City's toughest boroughs. This Bronx story is nothing like you've ever witnessed before. Geena encounters violence and betrayal from those who claim to love her most. She is on a roller coaster ride of a struggle to make ends meet and find true love, with emotions raging between love and an anger that sometimes leads to war. One such war is the battle between her and her best friend, Abby, who has her hoodwinked while they are in search of the fast-money lifestyle. Abby is wild, reckless, and jealous of Geena. Unbeknownst to Geena, Abby is committed to destroying her, the one true person who trusts her. During it all, the one saving grace seems to be Geena's sponsor, who helps with the bills and Geena's expensive shopping habits. However, his real intentions are covered by the financial security he provides. Will Geena survive the game, or the web of deceit her best friend Abby or sponsor have woven, or will naivety and greediness be the cause of her demise? 1. Language: English. Narrator: J. Lee The Fabulous. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/056518/bk_acx0_056518_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is the original study guide to the Big Book, Alcoholics Anonymous. Filled with practical information for those first days of sober living, this little book: offers newcomers advice about the program, how long it takes, and what to look for in a sponsor provides in-depth discussions of each of the Twelve Steps and related character defects poses common questions about AA and helping others, identifying where to find answers in the Big Book features non-sexist language. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason McCoy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bigh/000372/bk_bigh_000372_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Finding an experienced syndication sponsor matters now more than ever. By learning to select the right sponsors and properties, you'll find the best deals and mitigate risk during times of economic instability!Want to invest in real estate but don't have the time? No matter your level of experience, real estate syndications provide an avenue to invest in real estate without tenants, toilets, or trash - and this comprehensive guide will teach you how to invest in these opportunities the right way.Syndications are like the stock mutual funds of the real estate world - multiple investors passively invest into a fund, while a manager is responsible for picking the real estate and managing the portfolio. Author Brian Burke, a syndications insider with decades of experience in forming and managing syndication funds, will show you how to evaluate sponsors, opportunities, and offerings so you can pick the right sponsors and achieve the highest odds of a favorable outcome.Inside, you'll learn:The practical skills you need to understand income, cash flow projections, and investor waterfallsHow to find syndication investment sponsors and how to evaluate them for the best possible opportunitiesRed flags to avoid and tricks that syndication sponsors don't want you to knowThe biggest and most common underwriting mistakes that sponsors makeHow various debt options affect risk and returnTypical sponsor fees and profit splitsThe tax implications of syndication investmentsHow to measure alignment of interest, judge performance projections, and more!PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ted Ryan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/192597/bk_acx0_192597_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Assassin: Surrounded by dark elves, Artemis Entreri tightens his grip on the streets of Calimport. While he urges caution, his black-skinned sponsor grows ever more ambitious. The assassin will soon find himself on a path his most hated enemy has walked before him - a path that leads to a place where someone like Entreri would never be welcome. The Drow: Jarlaxle has ascended from dark Menzoberranzan with only evil intentions. The malevolent Crystal Shard’s influence on him intensifies until even the drow agents he brought with him grow fearful. When Bregan D’aerthe itself begins to turn on him, Jarlaxle will be forced to find a savior in the man he’s come to enslave. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Victor Bevine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/006585/bk_adbl_006585_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.