We won't have big booths where one person can take up room for six, but will have loose tables that customers can arrange ... I heard repeatedly that we could
never get by with just thirty seats in a restaurant; my critics insisted they needed a
Author: Greg Brenneman
Publisher: Rosetta Books
Category: Business & Economics
An expert in business turnaround shares his inspiring approach to problem-solving: “A fascinating read” (Mitt Romney). Visionary leader Greg Brenneman believes that true business success and personal fulfillment are two sides of the same coin. The techniques that will grow your business will also help you achieve a rich, purposeful, and integrated life. Here, Brenneman takes what he’s learned from turning around or tuning up many businesses—including Continental Airlines and Burger King—and distills it into a simple, clear, five-step roadmap that anyone can follow. He teaches you how to: *prepare a succinct Go Forward plan *build a fortress balance sheet *grow your sales and profits *choose all-star servant leaders *empower your team For more than thirty years, Brenneman has seen these steps foster dramatic results in a variety of business environments. But he also came to realize that he could apply these same principles to improve his life and build a lasting moral legacy. He found he could make better decisions by carefully taking the most important facets of his life—faith, family, friendship, fitness, and finance—into consideration. Brenneman’s inspiring examples, from both his business and his life, demonstrate the astounding effects these steps can have when you apply them—right away and all at once.
have the right partner in life . Wendy is exactly the partner I've needed . On the
career front , everyone needs to be taught , and I've been coached by the best .
All of them either went on to run a function in a large company or be chairman
Author: Jack Grimm
Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
Category: Business & Economics
My One Big Break takes a look at how successful businessmen and women around the country have taken advantage of their "one big break" to become some of the top CEOs and corporate executives in America. The way in which these men and women took advantage of great business opportunities turned their lives and companies around and into some of the top corporations in the world! For anyone looking for insight into how to become a successful CEO, this is a must-have book.
... yourself in a rainy, night-shivery situation, you need a basic understanding of
how fire works in order to get one started. ... yourself some “fuzz sticks” by peeling
back thin strips along the length of sticks; aim for pieces about as big in diameter
Author: Bill Nye
Publisher: Rodale Books
In the New York Times bestseller Everything All at Once, Bill Nye shows you how thinking like a nerd is the key to changing yourself and the world around you. Everyone has an inner nerd just waiting to be awakened by the right passion. In Everything All at Once, Bill Nye will help you find yours. With his call to arms, he wants you to examine every detail of the most difficult problems that look unsolvable—that is, until you find the solution. Bill shows you how to develop critical thinking skills and create change, using his “everything all at once” approach that leaves no stone unturned. Whether addressing climate change, the future of our society as a whole, or personal success, or stripping away the mystery of fire walking, there are certain strategies that get results: looking at the world with relentless curiosity, being driven by a desire for a better future, and being willing to take the actions needed to make change happen. He shares how he came to create this approach—starting with his Boy Scout training (it turns out that a practical understanding of science and engineering is immensely helpful in a capsizing canoe) and moving through the lessons he learned as a full-time engineer at Boeing, a stand-up comedian, CEO of The Planetary Society, and, of course, as Bill Nye The Science Guy. This is the story of how Bill Nye became Bill Nye and how he became a champion of change and an advocate of science. It’s how he became The Science Guy. Bill teaches us that we have the power to make real change. Join him in... dare we say it... changing the world.
At some point, there comes a time when every function of a business can be
improved through outsourcing, even that of the founders. Maybe it was time to
outsource the majority of Ido's and my responsibilities so we could get back to
Author: Ido Leffler
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category: Business & Economics
The founders of a beauty brand share stories, inspiration, and advice on how entrepreneurs can grow their companies rapidly, ethically, and environmentally responsibly, recounting the decisions that have affected their partnership.
some have suggested, a case of running with the hounds. In dealing with people
Harriman had an ingrained shrewdness. “Harriman,” said one Department of
State official, “is crafty as a peasant. No one ever fools him.”9% Much of
Author: Lee H. Burke
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Political Science
A mbassador at Large: Diplomat Extraordinary is a welcome contri bution to the literature on contemporary diplomacy, and is especially relevant to the conduct of United States foreign relations. Concomitant with pressures to escalate the level of diplomatic representation and negotiation, the Ambassador at Large, a recent innovation in the American diplomatic hierarchy, may play an increasingly important role. Should other governments follow the American lead by creating similar offices, a new, flexible layer of diplomatic relations may be added to the four which currently are most widely used, namely, the summit, the ministerial, the traditional professional, and the technical strata. Diplomacy may be defined as the international political process whereby political entities - mostly the recognized members of the fami ly of nations, but also emergent states, international and supranational organizations, and a few special entities like the Vatican - conduct their official relations with one another in the international environ ment. Like other human and societal processes, it is astatic and in the course of time experiences significant changes. It has expanded to meet the needs of a rapidly proliferating community of nations and it has been adapted to the growing complex of international concerns and interactions. Scientific and technological changes have created new problems and revolutionized methods of diplomatic communication and transportation. These developments have both intensified the needs and enriched the potentialities of the diplomatic process. Throughout history doubtless each major, permeative modification in diplomatic practice has produced a so-called "new diplomacy.
One thing , they just ran out of people , the old people passed on . There were
just not enough to take it on . Young ones did not know what it's all about . They
were awful strict . People just broke in there when they didn't have it anymore .
Author: Robert Steven Grumet
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Category: Social Science
Voices from the Delaware Big House Ceremony examines and celebrates the Big House ceremony, the most important Delaware Indian religious observance to be documented historically. Edited by Robert S. Grumet, this compilation of essays offers diverse perspectives, from both historical documents and contemporary accounts, which shed light on the ceremony and its role in Delaware culture. As Grumet says, "The many voices brought together in this book produce something more akin to a chorus than a chant." The annual fall festival known as the "Gamwing" (Big House) was the center of life for Delaware Indian communities in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana west to Ontario and Oklahoma. The last ceremony was performed by the Eastern Oklahoma Delaware community in 1924. Determined to preserve their traditions for future generations, Delaware Big House followers have worked with anthropologists to preserve Big House texts, rituals, songs, and sacred objects. Including commentaries by Delaware traditionalists from communities in Oklahoma, Wisconsin, and Ontario, where most descendants of the Big House Church live today, the volume also features an ethnographic description of the Big House ceremony and historical accounts dating from 1655 to 1984. Voices from the Delaware Big House Ceremony contributors and consultants are John Bierhorst, Ruthe Blalock Jones, Marlene Molly Miller, Michael Pace, Bruce L. Pearson, Terry J. Prewitt, James A. Rementer, and Darryl Stonefish.
Under these circumstances, you have to show not onlythatthe 'problem' your
innovation seeksto solve is substantial, but that it is onethata large number of
people willhave a compelling need to payforwithina foreseeable timescale.
Author: Colin Barrow
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
"Bebo sale to AOL nets founders a £290m fortune in 3 years." - March 2008 "Foxtons sale nets founder £370m." - May 2007 "L'Oréal buys Body Shop for £652m." - March 2006 For entrepreneurs and business owners alike, this is your ticket to serious money. Fact 1: Business is all about making money. Fact 2: Personal satisfaction is great, but it doesn't pay the bills. If your main ambition is to make big money from your business, you're already on the right track. Over 4 million people start up businesses in the UK each y ear but only 1% become millionaires. Start with the end in mind and you could be one of them. Colin Barrow, bestselling start-up author and business investment specialist, shows you how to shape up for a sale right from the world go: Get Backed - secure big investment Get Big - create real value and strong growth Get Bought - dress the business and negotiate a killer deal With practical advice, tools and stories from those who have done it, you'll find out how to guide your start-up business towards the payday of your dreams.
Author: John Preston, Psy.D., ABPP.Publish On: 2008-01-02
You're used to getting things done all at once and are really hard on yourself
when this doesn't happen. Think of ... I write technical manuals for a large
computer company. I definitely have trouble multitasking when I'm not in top form. On most ...
Author: John Preston, Psy.D., ABPP.
Shake the blues away. Everyone knows that depression can lead to guilt, sadness, frustration, and in the case of 15-20% of people with depression, suicide. Because we live in a culture that rewards (and often worships) productivity, when a depressed person can't meet the expectations of society, the depression becomes worse and a vicious cycle begins. The goal of Getting Things Done When You're Depressed is to break this cycle. Readers will learn: - How to prepare yourself mentally for working while depressed - How to structure your environment so you can work more easily - How to work with others - How to prevent depression
0; “The notion that 'big business' is on the side of the free market is one of progres
- “The notion that 'big business' is on the ... It allows them to demonize
corporations by day and get in bed with them by night. and get in bed with them by night.
Author: Timothy Carney
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
Category: Political Science
Suggests that President Obama's economic policy will make the average American poorer, increase drug company profits, and continue corporate bailouts in the name of "change."
Here, as often as one wished, could the following sight be observed. If the little
dog was shut in the garden and he wished to get out, he placed himself before
the gate and barked. Immediately the large dog in the court would hasten to him
Author: William James
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Volume 2 of the famous long course, complete and unabridged. Covers stream of thought, time perception, memory, and experimental methods. Total in set: 94 figures.
No one responded, and maybe they would all discard whatever she said. “It's the one big strike,” she said. “It's when we all strike at the same time, and the rich
men who have used us discover that they need us, need our labor, and that
Author: Richard S. Wheeler
Publisher: Forge Books
In this captivating historical novel, six-time Spur Award winner Richard S. Wheeler turns his storyteller's eye to a clash of towering ambitions in the American West, when the Copper Kings of Butte, Montana, wrestled each other for control of both the "richest hill on earth" and Montana's fledgling government. The city of Butte looks like a cancerous mélange of smoky mine boilers and rudely constructed sheds when newspaperman John Fellowes Hall arrives on a cold spring day in 1892. Butte may be ugly, but it's the place to get rich. It's also a city full of stories—perfect for a journalist looking to make a name for himself. As an employee of mining titan William Andrews Clark, Hall becomes a part of the best story of them all: the fight among the Copper Kings. Butte's three founding fathers were remarkable men with little in common other than ambition. Marcus Daly, a humble Irish immigrant, led the Anaconda Copper Mining Company. His political rival, the formidable William Andrews Clark, a brilliant but vain businessman, bought himself a United States Senate seat. And Augustus Heinze tried to steal the mines, using lawyers and bribed judges, only to be crushed by the Rockefellers. The Richest Hill on Earth captures their struggle as well as the stories of the ordinary people—the miners, their wives and children, the journalists, and even the psychics—trying to make their fortunes in the rapidly-changing West. The Richest Hill of Earth is a Kirkus Reviews Best of 2011 Historical Fiction title. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Dr. Watson's not bad, but as for the other one—well, he went past me like a bird in places so steep that even the guide didn't want to try it. And stayed standing up at the end of it when most of us would have been just a big hole in the snow.
Author: Otto Penzler
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Have yourself a crooked little Christmas with The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries. Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler collects sixty of his all-time favorite holiday crime stories--many of which are difficult or nearly impossible to find anywhere else. From classic Victorian tales by Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Thomas Hardy, to contemporary stories by Sara Paretsky and Ed McBain, this collection touches on all aspects of the holiday season, and all types of mysteries. They are suspenseful, funny, frightening, and poignant. Included are puzzles by Mary Higgins Clark, Isaac Asimov, and Ngaio Marsh; uncanny tales in the tradition of A Christmas Carol by Peter Lovesey and Max Allan Collins; O. Henry-like stories by Stanley Ellin and Joseph Shearing, stories by pulp icons John D. MacDonald and Damon Runyon; comic gems from Donald E. Westlake and John Mortimer; and many, many more. Almost any kind of mystery you’re in the mood for--suspense, pure detection, humor, cozy, private eye, or police procedural—can be found in these pages. FEATURING: - Unscrupulous Santas - Crimes of Christmases Past and Present - Festive felonies - Deadly puddings - Misdemeanors under the mistletoe - Christmas cases for classic characters including Sherlock Holmes, Brother Cadfael, Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot, Ellery Queen, Rumpole of the Bailey, Inspector Morse, Inspector Ghote, A.J. Raffles, and Nero Wolfe.
... take one step forward toward the large goal. Sometimes it appears that
someone achieves success all at once. But if you ... Always keep working on the “
little” things to get you in shape for the big things. THIRTY-DAY IMPROVEMENT
Author: David J Schwartz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Millions of people throughout the world have improved their lives using The Magic of Thinking Big. Dr. David J. Schwartz, long regarded as one of the foremost experts on motivation, will help you sell better, manage better, earn more money, and -- most important of all -- find greater happiness and peace of mind. The Magic of Thinking Big gives you useful methods, not empty promises. Dr. Schwartz presents a carefully designed program for getting the most out of your job, your marriage and family life, and your community. He proves that you don't need to be an intellectual or have innate talent to attain great success and satisfaction -- but you do need to learn and understand the habit of thinking and behaving in ways that will get you there. This book gives you those secrets!
You crawl out of bed and once yourfeet have hit the floor, you've got a gripe
about something. ... The snowball gets bigger, the issues get bigger and it seems
it won't stop until finally it's too big to handle and you're ringing your hands with ...
Author: Mary Tilley
What's your beef takes biblical principles and applies it to everyday life issues. Knowing we have a sinful nature and have our "beefs" helps us also realize that as Christians we have to be an example for those who haven't come to know Jesus. Applying these biblical principles will help us further God's Kingdom.
Author: Aleksandr SolzhenitsynPublish On: 2005-03-16
So some fiend in the accounts office had whispered in the big man's ear: let them have the felt boots, but only if they hand their shoes in: it's against the rules for a
zek to have two pairs at once. So Shukhov had faced a choice: either wear ...
Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
The only English translation authorized by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn First published in the Soviet journal Novy Mir in 1962, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich stands as a classic of contemporary literature. The story of labor-camp inmate Ivan Denisovich Shukhov, it graphically describes his struggle to maintain his dignity in the face of communist oppression. An unforgettable portrait of the entire world of Stalin's forced work camps, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich is one of the most extraordinary literary documents to have emerged from the Soviet Union and confirms Solzhenitsyn's stature as "a literary genius whose talent matches that of Dosotevsky, Turgenev, Tolstoy"--Harrison Salisbury This unexpurgated 1991 translation by H. T. Willetts is the only authorized edition available and fully captures the power and beauty of the original Russian.
Most people who are less experienced at negotiation ask others to take too big a
step at once. They ask other people to make a big jump from where they are to
where you want them to go. For example, “My computer is broken, give me a new
Author: Stuart Diamond
Category: Business & Economics
This new model of human interaction has been chosen by Google to train the entire company worldwide (30,000 employees), is the #1 book for your career chosen by The Wall Street Journal’s website, and is labeled “phenomenal” by Lawyers’ Weekly and “brilliant” by Liza Oz of the Oprah network. Based on more than 20 years of research and practice among 30,000 people in 45 countries, Getting More concludes that finding and valuing the other party’s emotions and perceptions creates far more value than the conventional wisdom of power and logic. It is intended to provide better agreements for everyone no matter what they negotiate – from jobs to kids to billion dollar deals to shopping. The book, a New York Times bestseller and #1 Wall Street Journal business best seller, is based on Professor Stuart Diamond’s award-winning course at the Wharton Business School, where the course has been the most popular over 13 years. It challenges the conventional wisdom on every page, from “win-win” to BATNA to rationality to the use of power. Companies have made billions of dollars so far using his new model and parents have gotten their 4-year-olds to willingly brush their teeth and go to bed. Prof. Diamond draws from his experience as a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist at The New York Times, Harvard-trained attorney, Wharton MBA, U.N. Consultant in many countries and manager and executive in many sectors, including technology, agriculture, medical services, finance, energy and aviation. “The ROI from reading Getting More will make it the best investment you make this year,” says Rhys Dekle, the business development head of the Microsoft Games division, which produces X-Box. He added that the book was his team’s best investment of the year too. The model was also used to quickly solve the 2008 Hollywood Writer’s Strike. The advice is addressed through the insightful stories of more than 400 people who have used Prof. Diamond’s tools with great success: A 20% savings on an item already on sale. An extra $300 million profit in a business. A woman from India getting out of her own arranged marriage. Better relationships with the family, including teenagers. Raises at work. Better jobs. Dealing with emotional situations. Meeting one’s goals. Finding better things to trade. Solving cultural and political problems, sports conflicts, and ordinary arguments. The book is intended to be used in any situation. The most common response is “life changing”, beginning on page one. “The most inspirational book I have read this year” said David Simon, an attorney in San Francisco, CA. “This book can change the world,” says Craig Silverman, Investment Advisor, Long Island, NY
One is that the idea of statistical inference—generalizing results from small
samples to much larger populations—may be less ... If you're not inferring results from a sample to a population, you no longer have to worry about such concepts
Author: Thomas H. Davenport
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
Category: Business & Economics
The Analytics and Big Data collection offers a “greatest hits” digital compilation of ideas from world-renowned thought leader Thomas Davenport, who helped popularize the terms analytics and big data in the workplace. An agile and prolific thinker, Davenport has written or coauthored more than a dozen bestselling books. Several of these titles are offered together for the first time in this curated digital bundle, including: Big Data at Work, Competing on Analytics, Analytics at Work, and Keeping Up with the Quants. The collection also includes Davenport’s popular Harvard Business Review articles, “Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century” (2012) and “Analytics 3.0” (2013). Combined, these works cover all the bases on analytics and big data: what each term means; the ramifications of each from a technical, consumer, and management perspective; and where each can have the biggest impact on your business. Whether you’re an executive, a manager, or a student wanting to learn more, Analytics and Big Data is the most comprehensive collection you’ll find on the ever-growing phenomenon of digital data and analysis—and how you can make this rising business trend work for you. Named one of the ten “Masters of the New Economy” by CIO magazine, Thomas Davenport has helped hundreds of companies revitalize their management practices. He combines his interests in research, teaching, and business management as the President’s Distinguished Professor of Information Technology & Management at Babson College. Davenport has also taught at Harvard Business School, the University of Chicago, Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, and the University of Texas at Austin and has directed research centers at Accenture, McKinsey & Company, Ernst & Young, and CSC. He is also an independent Senior Advisor to Deloitte Analytics.
“Much bigger,” said Lách. “My people are fishermen, Léaró. We don't have big
predators on our island. How big is this one?” “Too big. But I'm more worried
about what iteats,” said Léaró. “Looks to me like its last dinner was armed with
Author: Henry Hallan
Publisher: Cnoc Mhuilinn
Along the coasts of the North Atlantic there are legends of a lost land over the sea - a land of magic, of immortality, and of plenty. Plato described such a land, naming it Atlantis. In his descriptions, the Atlanteans were doomed by their falling into decadence, and their opposition to the spirits of nature. An epic fantasy rooted in the mythology of the lost land, "The Fall of the Sea People" tells of these twin errors, and of how they brought about the destruction of a Neolithic civilization that ruled the world. "Venus and the Sea People" is the first volume of this story.
Each of the three main credit bureaus–Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion–
maintains a credit file on you. You have a right under federal law to see each of
your three credit files once a year for free. The federally sanctioned site for this is
Author: Clark Howard
Clark Howard is a media powerhouse and penny-pincher extraordinaire who knows a thing or two about money. A lifelong entrepreneur who is now the hugely popular host of a talk radio program and television show and the bestselling author of several books, Clark consistently delivers expert financial advice to his wide and devoted fan base. Living Large in Lean Times is Clark's ultimate guide to saving money, covering everything from cell phones to student loans, coupon websites to mortgages, investing to electric bills, and beyond. In his candid and friendly next-door-neighbor manner, Clark shares the small, manageable steps everyone can follow to build a path towards independence and wealth. Chock-full of more than 250 invaluable tips, the book outlines how to: Locate missing and unclaimed money in your name Lower your student loan payment Find legitimate work-at-home opportunities Get unlimited texting and e-mailing for less than $10 per month Know what personal info not to post to social media sites Determine the best mortgage rate, and much, much more As Clark demonstrates, there are myriad ways to reduce debt, buy smarter, and build a future. Follow his lead and he'll get you there.
I brought Boomer home one day and turned him loose to graze in the lush
grassaround our cabin and then the next dayhad ... And then, if by some miracle,
hemanaged to get them all run off at once, he'dlay back his ears and brayat them,
Author: J.O. Langford
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
To the wild and fabulous country where the Rio Grande makes its big bend, J. O. Langford came in 1909 with his wife and daughter in search of health and a home. High on a bluff overlooking the spot where Tornillo Creek pours its waters into the turbulent Rio Grande, the Langfords built their home, a rude structure of adobe blocks in a land reputed to be inhabited only by bandits and rattlesnakes. Big Bend is the story of the Langfords' life in the rugged and spectacularly beautiful country which they came to call their own. Langford's account is told with the help of Fred Gipson, author of Old Yeller and Hound Dog Man.