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How We Lead Matters: Reflections on a Life of Leadership
How We Lead Matters
Reflections on a Life of Leadership
Hardcover      ISBN: 0071600175
Stories, life lessons, and insights are provided in this review by a woman whose philosophy and work ethic built the Carlson empire of hotels and restaurants while she maintained her ability to be a devoted wife and mother along the way.
In-N-Out Burger: A Behind-the-Counter Look at the Fast-Food Chain That Breaks All the Rules
In-N-Out Burger
A Behind-the-Counter Look at the Fast-Food Chain That Breaks All the Rules
Paperback      ISBN: 0061346721
> The untold story of the renegade burger chain that evokes a passionate following unlike any other In fast-food corporate America, In-N-Out Burger stands apart. Begun in a tiny shack in the shadow of World War II, this family-owned chain has steadfastly refused to franchise or be sold. Over time, In-N-Out Burger has become nothing less than a cultural institution that can lay claim to an insanely loyal following. Stacy Perman's In-N-Out Burger is the inside story behind a real American success story—not only a tale of a unique and profitable business but also of a family's struggle to maintain a sustainable pop empire against the industry it helped pioneer. A keenly observed narrative that explores the transformation of a California fad into an enduring cult of popularity, it is also the story of the conflicted, secretive, and ultimately tragic Snyder family, who cooked a billion burgers and hooked a zillion fans.
Inside the Mouse: Work and Play at Disney World : The Project on Disney
Inside the Mouse
Work and Play at Disney World : The Project on Disney
Paperback      ISBN: 0822316242
This entertaining and playful book views Disney World as much more than the site of an ideal family vacation. Blending personal meditations, interviews, photographs, and cultural analysis, Inside the Mouse looks at Disney World’s architecture and design, its consumer practices, and its use of Disney characters and themes. This book takes the reader on an alternative ride through "the happiest place on earth" while asking "What makes this forty-three-square-mile theme park the quintessential embodiment of American leisure?" Turning away from the programmed entertainment that Disney presents, the authors take a peek behind the scenes of everyday experience at Disney World. In their consideration of the park as both private corporate enterprise and public urban environment, the authors focus on questions concerning the production and consumption of leisure. Featuring over fifty photographs and interviews with workers that strip "cast members" of their cartoon costumes, this captivating work illustrates the high-pressure dynamics of the typical family vacation as well as a tour of Disney World that looks beyond the controlled facade of themed attractions. As projects like EuroDisney and the proposed Disney America test the strength of the Disney cultural monolith, Inside the Mouse provides a timely assessment of the serious business of supplying pleasure in contemporary U.S. culture. Written for the general reader interested in the many worlds of Disney, this engrossing volume will also find fans among students and scholars of cultural studies.
Winning Our Energy Independence: An Energy Insiders Shows How
Winning Our Energy Independence
An Energy Insiders Shows How
Paperback      ISBN: 1423601564
An energy insider explains how the sun, wind, biomass, geothermal, and hydrogen resources can become the fuels that create a sustainable future for the planet, in a resource that provides definitive action plans for showing how to influence change.
The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life
The Snowball
Warren Buffett and the Business of Life
Hardcover      ISBN: 0553805096
Highlighted by extensive interviews with Buffett, as well as family, friends, and colleagues, a detailed portrait of the life and career of legendary investment guru Warren Buffett sheds new light on the man, as well as on the work, ideas, business principles, strategies, and no-nonsense insights that have guided his phenomenally successful business endeavors. 1,000,000 first printing.
The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires
The Master Switch
The Rise and Fall of Information Empires
by Wu, Tim
Paperback      ISBN: 0307390993
It is easy to forget that every development in the history of the American information industry—from the telephone to radio to film—once existed in an open and chaotic marketplace inhabited by entrepreneurs and utopians, just as the Internet does today. Each of these, however, grew to be dominated by a monopolist or cartel. In this pathbreaking book, Tim Wu asks: will the Internet follow the same fate? Could the Web—the entire flow of American information—come to be ruled by a corporate leviathan in possession of “the master switch”? Analyzing the strategic maneuvers of today’s great information powers—Apple, Google, and an eerily resurgent AT&T—Wu uncovers a time-honored pattern in which invention begets industry and industry begets empire. He shows how a battle royale for Internet’s future is brewing, and this is one war we dare not tune out.
Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary
Just for Fun
The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary
Paperback      ISBN: 0066620732
A fascinating look inside the success of Linux creator Linus Torvalds reveals an "accidental" innovator who helped create the revolutionary open source software movement and traces his life from his offbeat Finnish childhood, through his discovery of the joy of computers, to his rise to world fame with Linux. Reprint.
The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst
The Chief
The Life of William Randolph Hearst
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0618154469
Celebrates the life and work of the powerful newspaper publisher, and includes information on his relations with Hitler, Mussolini, Churchill, and Roosevelt, as well as on his turbulent private life.
Swoosh: The Unauthorized Story of Nike and the Men Who Played There
Swoosh
The Unauthorized Story of Nike and the Men Who Played There
Paperback      ISBN: 0887306225
The unauthorized national-bestselling sensation revealing the absorbing story of the rise, fall, and recovery of Nike, by a former employee and a Los Angeles Times reporter.
Threadless: Ten Years of T-Shirts from the World's Most Inspiring Online Design Community
Threadless
Ten Years of T-Shirts from the World's Most Inspiring Online Design Community
Paperback      ISBN: 0810996103
Threadless.com is the phenomenally successful T-shirt company with more than 4 million tees sold since it began in 2000. It pioneered the online business model of crowd-sourced or community-driven design, in which people submit designs that are voted on by the site’s 1 million users and printed. Over the past 10 years, the company has amassed a vast archive of very cool, very hip, and often very entertaining designs, and Threadless is a spectacular showcase of 400 of the very best T-shirts created by the community—a barometer of art and design over the past decade. Much more than a book of extraordinary graphics, Threadless tells the extremely interesting story that inspired Inc. magazine to hail Threadless.com as “the most innovative small company in America.” There are also profiles of individual designers and “think pieces” from influential admirers, including design guru John Maeda, Jeff Howe of Wired, and bestselling business/marketing writer Seth Godin.