This textbook provides a structured, easy to understand and thorough insight into the mode of function of plant secondary metabolites in plants and humans. It explains the biosynthesis and molecular action of nicotine, cannabis, caffeine and Co, describes the effects of these drugs on signal transduction at receptors and ion channels in animals, their relevance for human health and their potential for recreational use and abuse. It also offers a broad and comprehensive understanding on the role and function of these diverse molecules for the plants that make them. This textbook is written for master students and scientist in biochemistry and biology as well as for pharmaceutical and medical students. It will be a valuable study tool for teachers and students alike.
In this issue:´´32 Leadership Lessons from Peloton, Beautycounter, Omnicom, and More´´: Founders, business leaders, and artists who participated in the 2017 Fast Company Innovation Festival share the advice that’s guided their careers. ´´Why Nike Sees Social Responsibility as an Opportunity to Innovate´´: Nike´s Hannah Jones and soccer great Abby Wambach are finding powerful, targeted ways to foster respect for the planet and all who live—and play—on it. ´´These Cannabis Industry Innovators Are Growing a Billion Dollar Industry´´: Pioneers from the burgeoning world of legal cannabis are illuminating how any organization can overcome obstacles, seize opportunities, and rally a community. ´´A Breakout Branding Master Class from Glossier, Sweetgreen, Away, and Walker & Co.´´: A handful of forward-thinking leaders are disrupting entire sectors by cultivating strong, emotionally invested communities. ´´How to Lead in 2018´´: The key leadership question of this uncertain era: What can we do to inspire optimism? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Borgers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/fast/180201/pe_fast_180201_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sticking to the same old routine may be comforting, but it gets most people nowhere. Inspirational speaker and recognized expert in leadership and government affairs Todd Mitchem dares you to step outside your comfort zone to disrupt everything you take for granted. He calls this willingness to take a risk the ´´Disruption Effect´´. In this inspiring audiobook, he shows you how to realize your full potential by intentionally disrupting yourself, no matter what career path or life journey you choose. Using compelling stories from his own life, Todd vividly highlights the key lessons he has learned from both his successes and failures. He then demonstrates how you can apply these lessons to your own circumstances. A major learning experience in his life came in 2013, when he left an impressive career as a corporate executive and leadership expert to join the emerging marijuana industry. Though that single decision sent his life on a wild and disruptive journey, the experience taught him new skills as a leader along the way. Three years later he left the industry as a CEO, having succeeded at taking one brand to ´´Largest Brand´´ status and building the world´s first social network for cannabis enthusiasts. He then created a government affairs consultancy focusing on disruptive yet collaborative solutions. The author shares other stories about situations in both his personal and business life that he found particularly challenging but that ultimately led to growth and successful outcomes. Complete with exercises to help you master important lessons and stay on track to reach your goals, this motivating audiobook has everything you need to become the owner of your own fulfillment. The message is clear. You, as an individual, have the power to break your paradigm in order to move into a new phase of your life. By disrupting your own way of being in the world, you become free to explore new ways of living and thriving. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mitchem. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/002197/bk_gdan_002197_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.