An insightful look into the unique situations and circumstances that shape a lengthy professional career as an underwriter, Randi Glazer´s 12 Strategies for Surviving a Career in the Insurance Industry draws on the author´s many years of experience as an industry insider to provide listeners with valuable advice and practical skills for succeeding in the complicated world of insurance. Covering everything from how to identify the ideal organization to work for to the inherent difficulty of working alongside aggressive agents and brokers, Glazer provides a number of personal and professional anecdotes that help illustrate how she was able to achieve such a great deal of success in a constantly changing industry. As a professional who deeply understands the benefit of having a knowledgeable mentor willing to offer sage advice to those new to the field, Glazer offers her own mentorship to listeners through the minutes of her book. Noting how the field has changed over the years and that companies rarely offer the kind of training and mentoring she benefited from when she first began her career, Glazer offers advice on how newcomers to the industry can engage in self-directed training and find experienced professionals to offer the kind of guidance and advice she once received from her own professional mentors. Glazer begins by discussing some of the more commonly overlooked yet widely acknowledged issues associated with office life in any industry, tackling subjects that include the following: Dealing with the conflicts created by coworkers Working under an inefficient organizational structure Avoiding office politics Understanding the importance of being perceptive in office culture 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michelle Murillo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/058519/bk_acx0_058519_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Seminar paper from the year 2014 in the subject Business economics - Banking, Stock Exchanges, Insurance, Accounting, grade: 1,7, University of Applied Sciences Essen, language: English, abstract: The national crisis of the American banking system developed to a multinational crisis of the financial world and finally ended in an international implosion of the world´s economic system. The experts discuss how to stabilize this system in order to avoid a further collapse and critics reveal that the current crisis is the proof of failure of our traditional banking system. As a consequence of the financial crisis in 2007, a higher attendance of discussing alternative banking systems aroused the interest of this paper. The Islamic banking sector survived that crisis without having any insolvencies and governmental help as it could be observed in the western world. In contrast to the western banking system, the modalities of financial transactions are characterized among many other features by its connection to real economy and abdication of interest-bearing or speculative investments. This term paper will deal with the question wether the ´´Islamic Banking´´ could represent an alternative the predominating system in Germany. One aspect of this thesis will be if the Islamic system could replace the German one in the future. Firstly each culture will be analyzed and afterwards compared on the basis of Hofstede´s cultural studies. The main part will take care of the practical application of the theoretical elements by a result evaluation and critical analysis of the above-mentioned thesis. In section four a conclusion will be drawn as well as an outlook will be given on future development potentialities in the field of ´´Islamic Finance´´.
If you work for a traditional insurance agency or broker, you´re probably leaving millions on the table along with the opportunity to script the dream life you´ve always wanted. You´re forced to attend time-wasting meetings and have little control over your time or compensation. Management can alter your commissions or move the goalposts whenever it suits them. Even worse, your job can disappear, taking your clients with it. To thrive, you need to break those corporate bonds. Earn It, Own It is your road map to independence. Within, Insurance Office of America Vice President Bruce Johnson reveals how you can become a sales entrepreneur, having an equity interest in your book of business, earning significantly higher commissions, scaling your business through partnering, and spending more time with family. He also demonstrates how a culture of faith, family, and teamwork will serve you far better than one of arbitrary competition. If you´re a self-motivated hard worker open to new information and ideas, this audiobook is for you. You owe it to yourself to learn about IOA´s entrepreneurial business model. It´s the first step to transforming the way you do business - and revolutionizing your life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anthony Pica. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/121260/bk_acx0_121260_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Winner: 2018 Chartered Management Institute Management Book of the Year - Management Futures Category Building Digital Culture aims to answer a simple question: How can organisations succeed when the environment they operate in is changing so quickly? The last thing businesses need today is a digital strategy. Instead, their strategy needs to be fit for our fast-changing digital world, where businesses have more data than they know what to do with, a media landscape that´s exploded in size and complexity, the risk of a new disruption around every corner, and only one certainty: that this change won´t let up. Building Digital Culture doesn´t address whether or not you should advertise on Facebook or invest in virtual reality. It doesn´t seek to unearth a silver bullet to make digital investments a sure-thing. It steps back from the hype, and argues that whatever digital might mean for your business, if you don´t create a digital culture you´ll most likely fail, or at least fall short of what you want to achieve. Daniel Rowles and Thomas Brown combine more than 30 years of experience at the forefront of marketing and digital developments to help you to navigate from being a business that tolerates or acts digital, to one that truly is digital. Building Digital Culture is based on more than 200 hours of research, candid interviews and contributions from senior leaders at a diverse range of brands including Twitter, Made.com, Deloitte, HSBC, Ladbrokes, Direct Line Group, Barclays, The Metropolitan Police, RSA Insurance and many more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Parks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/011816/bk_brll_011816_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For 15 years, Mike Rognlien has learned from some of the best (and some of the...not best) people in the corporate world. His tenure at Facebook, as a consultant to Microsoft, and at numerous other companies - from insurance to banking to Silicon Valley - taught him valuable lessons in responsibility, ownership and accountability, and the fine art of T-shirt printing. And now, with a mix of wisdom and rueful humor, he´s sharing his accumulated work and life lessons with you. Yes, you. Because if you want your career, and therefore your company, to be the best they can be, that´s how you have to start thinking of them: as yours. You have to fully understand the role you play, the good and the bad impact your behavior has on all of the people around you, and the unconscious biases that can control your thoughts and decisions if left unchecked. You have to be sure that this is what brings you real fulfillment. You have to be prepared to fail spectacularly badly and recover with a flourish. And you have to be ready to control your wrath when you´re served duck twice in one week. (Trust us - the story does apply to you.) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Rognlien. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/113619/bk_acx0_113619_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Have you ever wanted to travel? How about traveling solo? How about traveling solo as a female? Do you wish for continuous travels? Or even wish to live somewhere else for a while? This guide is for all ofyou who are: Aspiring female solo travelers Lusting to live out your wanderlust dreams Willing to give up your comforts for the unfamiliar Once you’ve made traveling a priority and want to make your dreams a reality, go ahead and pick up this quick guide! Or maybe you have a friend who could use this. Now that you’ve decided to travel, what are the next steps? Have you thought about where you want to start? What about how to budget for your travels? What about your birth control? In this guide, I’ll cover everything you need to know! It will help you manage details from trip preparation to your return home. I’ll even discuss concerns you might forget during your initial excitement. Topics include: Mapping your travels Budgeting for your tripSexual harassment VisasVaccinations Health insurance Cellphones Travel apps Homesickness Culture shock VolunteeringFinding work After listening to the guide, you’ll feel more confident to globe-trot to whatever country you want. Even more importantly, you’ll be ready to face any challenge that comes your way. About the expert: Rebecca Friedberg graduated in 2017 from The Ohio State University, where she pursued a degree in classical languages and a minor in business administration. After graduating, she traveled the world solo for six months. Her travels took her to Spain, France, Germany, and Romania in Europe. In Asia, she traveled to Nepal, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Rebecca decided to travel after her first year in university. She knew traveling held endless and 1. Language: English. Narrator: Courtney Lucien. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/133217/bk_acx0_133217_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You can find our culture´s obsession with avoiding risk everywhere, from multiple insurance policies to crash-tested vehicles. But is ducking risk the most productive way for us to live? Surgeon and author Dr. Ben Carson, who faces risk on a daily basis, offers an inspiring message on how accepting risk can lead us to a higher purpose. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ben Carson, M.D.. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/000266/bk_zond_000266_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As a crucial component of our nation´s critical infrastructure, the health sector is an obvious and wide open target for bad actors. Hackers, both state sponsored and mercenary, have been effortlessly pummeling our health sector networks while organizations do little to stop them. A firewall and anti-virus software will do little to stop intruders yet little, if anything, is being done to create standards to thwart a breach. Cybersecurity-centric components must be included in the curriculum of anyone studying health IT, HIPAA and healthcare informatics as these are the first victims that will be under cyber-attack in any organization in which they are employed. Xerox State healthcare, Anthem, AvMed, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, the Nemours Foundation and others experienced breaches that have affected millions of innocent victims but little is being done to solve the issue of educating gatekeepers of the information. Sloppy cybersecurity hygiene stems from minimal standards for information security in the workplace. The kneejerk reaction to a breach is typically restricted to chaotic chatter while actual strategies to thwart future attack are hardly mentioned therefor the attack surface continues to go unprotected as the IoT (Internet of Things) continues to evolve. Sophisticated and determined bad actors such as PLA Unit 61398, Topsec, Blackvine and Hidden Lynx are only a few of the multitude of Chinese initiatives to infiltrate, exfiltrate and corrupt the networks of America´s healthcare sector. The shocking truth is that we are virtually voluntary victims as there is no cybersecurity hygiene and zero cybersecurity-centric culture being taught in hospitals, insurance companies, nursing schools or text books. Cybersecurity basics should be taught in every nursing school and healthcare informatics class yet this topic remains eerily absent from current curriculum. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kelly Rhodes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/048978/bk_acx0_048978_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This edition of CatoAudio includes Stephen Moore and Stephen Slivinski on Cato´s fiscal policy report card on America´s governors; Sen. John Sununu on the false allure of protectionism; Warren Farrell on the sacrifices men make for their larger paychecks; Krista Kafer on the growing culture of dependency in higher education; Rep. John Shadegg on legalizing interstate commerce in health insurance; and in this month´s featured selection, William Shipman on managing costs and risk in personal retirement accounts. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill McGregor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/cato/050401/sp_cato_050401_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.