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The Ride of a Lifetime Book
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2019-09-23
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN Code: 0399592105
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Summary: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A memoir of leadership and success: The executive chairman of Disney, Time’s 2019 businessperson of the year, shares the ideas and values he embraced during his fifteen years as CEO while reinventing one of the world’s most beloved companies and inspiring the people who bring the magic to life. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR Robert Iger became CEO of The Walt Disney Company in 2005, during a difficult time. Competition was more intense than ever and technology was changing faster than at any time in the company’s history. His vision came down to three clear ideas: Recommit to the concept that quality matters, embrace technology instead of fighting it, and think bigger—think global—and turn Disney into a stronger brand in international markets. Today, Disney is the largest, most admired media company in the world, counting Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and 21st Century Fox among its properties. Its value is nearly five times what it was when Iger took over, and he is recognized as one of the most innovative and successful CEOs of our era. In The Ride of a Lifetime, Robert Iger shares the lessons he learned while running Disney and leading its 220,000-plus employees, and he explores the principles that are necessary for true leadership, including: • Optimism. Even in the face of difficulty, an optimistic leader will find the path toward the best possible outcome and focus on that, rather than give in to pessimism and blaming. • Courage. Leaders have to be willing to take risks and place big bets. Fear of failure destroys creativity. • Decisiveness. All decisions, no matter how difficult, can be made on a timely basis. Indecisiveness is both wasteful and destructive to morale. • Fairness. Treat people decently, with empathy, and be accessible to them. This book is about the relentless curiosity that has driven Iger for forty-five years, since the day he started as the lowliest studio grunt at ABC. It’s also about thoughtfulness and respect, and a decency-over-dollars approach that has become the bedrock of every project and partnership Iger pursues, from a deep friendship with Steve Jobs in his final years to an abiding love of the Star Wars mythology. “The ideas in this book strike me as universal” Iger writes. “Not just to the aspiring CEOs of the world, but to anyone wanting to feel less fearful, more confidently themselves, as they navigate their professional and even personal lives.”

DisneyWar Book by James B. Stewart

DisneyWar Book
  • Author : James B. Stewart
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2005-02-18
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN Code: 0743283902
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Summary: The dramatic inside story of the downfall of Michael Eisner—Disney Chairman and CEO—and the scandals that drove America’s best-known entertainment company to civil war. “When You Wish Upon a Star,” “Whistle While You Work,” “The Happiest Place on Earth”—these are lyrics indelibly linked to Disney, one of the most admired and best-known companies in the world. So when Roy Disney, chairman of Walt Disney Animation and nephew of founder Walt Disney, abruptly resigned in November 2003 and declared war on chairman and chief executive Michael Eisner, he sent shock waves through the entertainment industry, corporate boardrooms, theme parks, and living rooms around the world—everywhere Disney does business and its products are cherished. Drawing on unprecedented access to both Eisner and Roy Disney, current and former Disney executives and board members, as well as thousands of pages of never-before-seen letters, memos, transcripts, and other documents, James B. Stewart gets to the bottom of mysteries that have enveloped Disney for years: What really caused the rupture with studio chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg, a man who once regarded Eisner as a father but who became his fiercest rival? How could Eisner have so misjudged Michael Ovitz, a man who was not only “the most powerful man in Hollywood” but also his friend, whom he appointed as Disney president and immediately wanted to fire? What caused the break between Eisner and Pixar chairman Steve Jobs, and why did Pixar abruptly abandon its partnership with Disney? Why did Eisner so mistrust Roy Disney that he assigned Disney company executives to spy on him? How did Eisner control the Disney board for so long, and what really happened in the fateful board meeting in September 2004, when Eisner played his last cards? DisneyWar is an enthralling tale of one of America’s most powerful media and entertainment companies, the people who control it, and those trying to overthrow them. It tells a story that—in its sudden twists, vivid, larger-than-life characters, and thrilling climax—might itself have been the subject of a Disney classic—except that it’s all true.

Trailblazer Book by Marc Benioff,Monica Langley

Trailblazer Book
  • Author : Marc Benioff,Monica Langley
  • Publisher : Currency
  • Release Date : 2019-10-15
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN Code: 1984825208
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Summary: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The founder and co-CEO of Salesforce delivers an inspiring vision for successful companies of the future—in which changing the world is everyone’s business. “The gold standard on how to use business as a platform for change at this urgent time.”—Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates and author of Principles: Life and Work What’s the secret to business growth and innovation and a purpose-driven career in a world that is becoming vastly more complicated by the day? According to Marc Benioff, the answer is embracing a culture in which your values permeate everything you do. In Trailblazer, Benioff gives readers a rare behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of one of the world’s most admired companies. He reveals how Salesforce’s core values—trust, customer success, innovation, and equality—and commitment to giving back have become the company’s greatest competitive advantage and the most powerful engine of its success. Because no matter what business you’re in, Benioff says, values are the bedrock of a resilient company culture that inspires all employees, at every level, to do the best work of their lives. Along the way, he shares insights and best practices for anyone who wants to cultivate a company culture positioned to thrive in the face of the inevitable disruption ahead. None of us in the business world can afford to sit on the sidelines and ignore what’s going on outside the walls of our workplaces. In the future, profits and progress will no longer be sustainable unless they serve the greater good. Whether you run a company, lead a small team, or have just draped an ID badge around your neck for the first time, Trailblazer reveals how anyone can become an agent of change. Praise for Trailblazer “A guide for what every business and organization must do to thrive in this period of profound political and economic change.”—Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase “In Trailblazer, Benioff explores how companies can nurture a values-based culture to become powerful platforms for change.”—Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube

That Will Never Work Book by Marc Randolph

That Will Never Work Book
  • Author : Marc Randolph
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2019-09-17
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN Code: 0316530212
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Summary: In the tradition of Phil Knight's Shoe Dog comes the incredible untold story of how Netflix went from concept to company-all revealed by co-founder and first CEO Marc Randolph. Once upon a time, brick-and-mortar video stores were king. Late fees were ubiquitous, video-streaming unheard was of, and widespread DVD adoption seemed about as imminent as flying cars. Indeed, these were the widely accepted laws of the land in 1997, when Marc Randolph had an idea. It was a simple thought-leveraging the internet to rent movies-and was just one of many more and far worse proposals, like personalized baseball bats and a shampoo delivery service, that Randolph would pitch to his business partner, Reed Hastings, on their commute to work each morning. But Hastings was intrigued, and the pair-with Hastings as the primary investor and Randolph as the CEO-founded a company. Now with over 150 million subscribers, Netflix's triumph feels inevitable, but the twenty first century's most disruptive start up began with few believers and calamity at every turn. From having to pitch his own mother on being an early investor, to the motel conference room that served as a first office, to server crashes on launch day, to the now-infamous meeting when Netflix brass pitched Blockbuster to acquire them, Marc Randolph's transformational journey exemplifies how anyone with grit, gut instincts and determination can change the world-even with an idea that many think will never work. What emerges,though, isn't just the inside story of one of the world's most iconic companies. Full of counter-intuitive concepts and written in binge-worthy prose, it answers some of our most fundamental questions about taking that leap of faith in business or in life: How do you begin? How do you weather disappointment and failure? How do you deal with success? What even is success? From idea generation to team building to knowing when it's time to let go, That Will Never Work is not only the ultimate follow-your-dreams parable, but also one of the most dramatic and insightful entrepreneurial stories of our time.

The Disney Story Book by Aaron H. Goldberg

The Disney Story Book
  • Author : Aaron H. Goldberg
  • Publisher : Quaker Scribe
  • Release Date : 2016-08-09
  • Category: Travel
  • Pages : 265
  • ISBN Code:
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Summary: Attention, all Disney Fans! Do you enjoy reading about the Disney theme parks? Perhaps you're enamored with the man who was Walt Disney? Maybe you're just plain crazy for Mickey Mouse and the Disney big-screen features? No need to order your serving of Disney history and knowledge a la carte anymore.Welcome to The Disney Story, a decade-by-decade look back on the man, the mouse, and the theme parks. From Mickey Mouse's debut at the Colony Theatre in November 1928 to the opening of Shanghai Disneyland in 2016--and everything in between--finally, the world's greatest storyteller has their story told!In addition to reliving Disney's most memorable moments, there are numerous interesting and lesser-known stories that will expand your Disney knowledge and give you a fresh perspective on your favorite Disney topic. The Disney Story is more than just a timeline of Disney events and a collection of interesting stories. It's a vehicle and guidebook that can be used to travel back in time and read about your favorite Disney subjects via an interactive bibliography on the book's companion website.Disney's ninety-year journey is all here in one volume, complete with informative stories and tidbits about the theme parks, movies, and Walt himself. Revel in the remarkable innovations and legendary Disney magic that make the company the premiere name in entertainment today.

Onward Book by Howard Schultz,Joanne Gordon

Onward Book
  • Author : Howard Schultz,Joanne Gordon
  • Publisher : Rodale Books
  • Release Date : 2012-03-27
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN Code: 1609613465
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Summary: In this #1 New York Times bestseller, the CEO of Starbucks recounts the story and leadership lessons behind the global coffee company's comeback and continued success. In 2008, Howard Schultz decided to return as the CEO of Starbucks to help restore its financial health and bring the company back to its core values. In Onward, he shares this remarkable story, revealing how, during one of the most tumultuous economic periods in American history, Starbucks again achieved profitability and sustainability without sacrificing humanity. Offering you a snapshot of the recession that left no company unscathed, the book shows in riveting detail how one company struggled and recreated itself in the midst of it all. In addition, you’ll get an inside look into Schultz's central leadership philosophy: It's not about winning, it’s about the right way to win. Onward is a compelling, candid narrative documenting the maturing of a brand as well as a businessman. Ultimately, Schultz gives you a sense of hope that, no matter how tough times get, the future can be more successful than the past.

Working Together Book by Michael D. Eisner,Aaron R. Cohen

Working Together Book
  • Author : Michael D. Eisner,Aaron R. Cohen
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2010-09-14
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN Code: 0062009729
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Summary: In Working Together, a fascinating and invaluable look at why great partnerships succeed, former Disney CEO Michael Eisner discusses how professional partnerships have contributed to his success. In addition, Eisner tells the stories of nine other highly successful business collaborations, including Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger, Valentino and Giancarlo Giammetti, Bill and Melinda Gates, Joe Torre and Don Zimmer, and Brian Grazer and Ron Howard.

Creativity, Inc. Book by Ed Catmull,Amy Wallace

Creativity, Inc. Book
  • Author : Ed Catmull,Amy Wallace
  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Release Date : 2014-04-08
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 0307361195
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Summary: From Ed Catmull, co-founder (with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter) of Pixar Animation Studios, comes an incisive book about creativity in business—sure to appeal to readers of Daniel Pink, Tom Peters, and Chip and Dan Heath. Creativity, Inc. is a book for managers who want to lead their employees to new heights, a manual for anyone who strives for originality, and the first-ever, all-access trip into the nerve center of Pixar Animation—into the meetings, postmortems, and “Braintrust” sessions where some of the most successful films in history are made. It is, at heart, a book about how to build a creative culture—but it is also, as Pixar co-founder and president Ed Catmull writes, “an expression of the ideas that I believe make the best in us possible.” For nearly twenty years, Pixar has dominated the world of animation, producing such beloved films as the Toy Story trilogy, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Up, and WALL-E, which have gone on to set box-office records and garner thirty Academy Awards. The joyousness of the storytelling, the inventive plots, the emotional authenticity: In some ways, Pixar movies are an object lesson in what creativity really is. Here, in this book, Catmull reveals the ideals and techniques that have made Pixar so widely admired—and so profitable. As a young man, Ed Catmull had a dream: to make the first computer-animated movie. He nurtured that dream as a Ph.D. student at the University of Utah, where many computer science pioneers got their start, and then forged a partnership with George Lucas that led, indirectly, to his founding Pixar with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter in 1986. Nine years later, Toy Story was released, changing animation forever. The essential ingredient in that movie’s success—and in the thirteen movies that followed—was the unique environment that Catmull and his colleagues built at Pixar, based on philosophies that protect the creative process and defy convention, such as: • Give a good idea to a mediocre team, and they will screw it up. But give a mediocre idea to a great team, and they will either fix it or come up with something better. • If you don’t strive to uncover what is unseen and understand its nature, you will be ill prepared to lead. • It’s not the manager’s job to prevent risks. It’s the manager’s job to make it safe for others to take them. • The cost of preventing errors is often far greater than the cost of fixing them. • A company’s communication structure should not mirror its organizational structure. Everybody should be able to talk to anybody. • Do not assume that general agreement will lead to change—it takes substantial energy to move a group, even when all are on board.

Who Is Michael Ovitz? Book by Michael Ovitz

Who Is Michael Ovitz? Book
  • Author : Michael Ovitz
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-09-25
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 1101601485
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Summary: If you're going to read one book about Hollywood, this is the one. As the co-founder of Creative Artists Agency, Michael Ovitz earned a reputation for ruthless negotiation, brilliant strategy, and fierce loyalty to his clients. He reinvented the role of the agent and helped shape the careers of hundreds of A-list entertainers, directors, and writers, including Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep, Sean Connery, Bill Murray, Robin Williams, and David Letterman. But this personal history is much more than a fascinating account of celebrity friendships and bare-knuckled dealmaking. It's also an underdog's story: How did a middle-class kid from Encino work his way into the William Morris mailroom, and eventually become the most powerful person in Hollywood? How did an agent (even a superagent) also become a power in producing, advertising, mergers & acquisitions, and modern art? And what were the personal consequences of all those deals? After decades of near-silence in the face of controversy, Ovitz is finally telling his whole story, with remarkable candor and insight.

The Company I Keep Book by Leonard A. Lauder

The Company I Keep Book
  • Author : Leonard A. Lauder
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2020-11-17
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN Code: 0062990950
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Summary: In his much-anticipated memoir, The Company I Keep: My Life in Beauty, Chairman Emeritus and former CEO of The Estée Lauder Companies Leonard A. Lauder shares the business and life lessons he learned as well as the adventures he had while helping transform the mom-and-pop business his mother founded in 1946 in the family kitchen into the beloved brand and ultimately into the iconic global prestige beauty company it is today. In its infancy in the 1940s and 50s, the company comprised a handful of products, sold under a single brand in just a few prestigious department stores across the United States. Today, The Estée Lauder Companies constitutes one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of prestige skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products. It comprises more than 25 brands, whose products are sold in over 150 countries and territories. This growth and success was led by Leonard A. Lauder, Estée Lauder’s oldest son, who envisioned and effected this expansion during a remarkable 60-year tenure, including leading the company as CEO and Chairman. In this captivating personal account complete with great stories as only he can tell them, Mr. Lauder, now known as The Estée Lauder Companies’ “Chief Teaching Officer,” reflects on his childhood, growing up during the Great Depression, the vibrant decades of the post-World War II boom, and his work growing the company into the beauty powerhouse it is today. Mr. Lauder pays loving tribute to his mother Estée Lauder, its eponymous founder, and to the employees of the company, both past and present, while sharing inside stories about the company, including tales of cutthroat rivalry with Charles Revson of Revlon and others. The book offers keen insights on honing ambition, leveraging success, learning from mistakes, and growing an international company in an age of economic turbulence, uncertainty, and fierce competition.

The Culture Code Book by Daniel Coyle

The Culture Code Book
  • Author : Daniel Coyle
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2018-01-30
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN Code: 0804177007
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Summary: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The author of The Talent Code unlocks the secrets of highly successful groups and provides tomorrow’s leaders with the tools to build a cohesive, motivated culture. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BLOOMBERG AND LIBRARY JOURNAL Where does great culture come from? How do you build and sustain it in your group, or strengthen a culture that needs fixing? In The Culture Code, Daniel Coyle goes inside some of the world’s most successful organizations—including the U.S. Navy’s SEAL Team Six, IDEO, and the San Antonio Spurs—and reveals what makes them tick. He demystifies the culture-building process by identifying three key skills that generate cohesion and cooperation, and explains how diverse groups learn to function with a single mind. Drawing on examples that range from Internet retailer Zappos to the comedy troupe Upright Citizens Brigade to a daring gang of jewel thieves, Coyle offers specific strategies that trigger learning, spark collaboration, build trust, and drive positive change. Coyle unearths helpful stories of failure that illustrate what not to do, troubleshoots common pitfalls, and shares advice about reforming a toxic culture. Combining leading-edge science, on-the-ground insights from world-class leaders, and practical ideas for action, The Culture Code offers a roadmap for creating an environment where innovation flourishes, problems get solved, and expectations are exceeded. Culture is not something you are—it’s something you do. The Culture Code puts the power in your hands. No matter the size of your group or your goal, this book can teach you the principles of cultural chemistry that transform individuals into teams that can accomplish amazing things together. Praise for The Culture Code “I’ve been waiting years for someone to write this book—I’ve built it up in my mind into something extraordinary. But it is even better than I imagined. Daniel Coyle has produced a truly brilliant, mesmerizing read that demystifies the magic of great groups. It blows all other books on culture right out of the water.”—Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Option B, Originals, and Give and Take “If you want to understand how successful groups work—the signals they transmit, the language they speak, the cues that foster creativity—you won’t find a more essential guide than The Culture Code.”—Charles Duhigg, New York Times bestselling author of The Power of Habit and Smarter Faster Better

Winning Now, Winning Later Book by David M. Cote

Winning Now, Winning Later Book
  • Author : David M. Cote
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Leadership
  • Release Date : 2020-06-30
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 1599510227
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Summary: Business leaders often take actions that prop up earnings in the short term, but compromise their companies’ long-term health. David Cote, the much-respected former leader of Honeywell International and one of the most successful CEOs of his generation, shares a simple, paradigm-shifting method of achieving both short- and long-term goals. Short-termism is rampant among executives and managers today, causing many companies to underperform and even go out of business. With competition intense and investors demanding strong quarterly gains now, leaders all too often feel obliged to sacrifice the investments so necessary for long-term growth. Dave Cote is intimately familiar with this problem. Upon becoming Honeywell’s CEO in 2002, he encountered an organization on the verge of failure, thanks to years of untrammeled short-termism. To turn the company around, he and his team adopted a series of bold operational reforms and counterintuitive leadership practices that enabled them to “do two conflicting things at the same time”--pursue strong short- and long-term results. The outcome was phenomenal. Under Cote’s leadership, Honeywell’s market cap grew from $20 billion to $120 billion, delivering returns of about 800%, two and a half times greater than the S&P 500. Offering ten essential principles for winning both today and tomorrow, this book will help readers to Spot practices that seem attractive in the short term but will cost the company in the future Determine where and how to invest in growth for maximum impact Sustain both short-term performance and long-term investments even in challenging times, such as during recessions and leadership transitions Feel inspired to stand up to investors and other managers who are solely focused on either short- or long-term objectives Step back, think independently, and foster independent thinking among others around them Presenting a comprehensive solution to a perennial problem, Winning Now, Winning Later is a go-to guide for leaders everywhere who seek to finally transcend short-termism’s daily grind and leave an enduring legacy of success.

Good Economics for Hard Times Book by Abhijit V. Banerjee,Esther Duflo

Good Economics for Hard Times Book
  • Author : Abhijit V. Banerjee,Esther Duflo
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Release Date : 2019-11-12
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN Code: 1541762878
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Summary: The winners of the Nobel Prize show how economics, when done right, can help us solve the thorniest social and political problems of our day. Figuring out how to deal with today's critical economic problems is perhaps the great challenge of our time. Much greater than space travel or perhaps even the next revolutionary medical breakthrough, what is at stake is the whole idea of the good life as we have known it. Immigration and inequality, globalization and technological disruption, slowing growth and accelerating climate change--these are sources of great anxiety across the world, from New Delhi and Dakar to Paris and Washington, DC. The resources to address these challenges are there--what we lack are ideas that will help us jump the wall of disagreement and distrust that divides us. If we succeed, history will remember our era with gratitude; if we fail, the potential losses are incalculable. In this revolutionary book, renowned MIT economists Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo take on this challenge, building on cutting-edge research in economics explained with lucidity and grace. Original, provocative, and urgent, Good Economics for Hard Times makes a persuasive case for an intelligent interventionism and a society built on compassion and respect. It is an extraordinary achievement, one that shines a light to help us appreciate and understand our precariously balanced world.

Walt Disney Book by Neal Gabler

Walt Disney Book
  • Author : Neal Gabler
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2006-10-31
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 880
  • ISBN Code: 030726596X
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Summary: The definitive portrait of one of the most important cultural figures in American history: Walt Disney. Walt Disney was a true visionary whose desire for escape, iron determination and obsessive perfectionism transformed animation from a novelty to an art form, first with Mickey Mouse and then with his feature films–most notably Snow White, Fantasia, and Bambi. In his superb biography, Neal Gabler shows us how, over the course of two decades, Disney revolutionized the entertainment industry. In a way that was unprecedented and later widely imitated, he built a synergistic empire that combined film, television, theme parks, music, book publishing, and merchandise. Walt Disney is a revelation of both the work and the man–of both the remarkable accomplishment and the hidden life. Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography USA Today Biography of the Year

Magic Journey Book by Kevin Rafferty

Magic Journey Book
  • Author : Kevin Rafferty
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Release Date : 2019-09-10
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: 1368045146
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Summary: A forty-year storied career—beginning in the dish room at the Plaza Inn in Disneyland, Kevin Rafferty has conceived, designed, written, and overseen the creation of some of the Disney parks most memorable attractions including Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach water parks, Cars Land, Toy Story Mania, Test Track, Tower of Terror, MuppetVision, and many others.including the first-ever Mickey and Minnie Mouse attraction set to debut at Walt Disney World in 2019. For a young man who began studying for the priesthood at a seminary, the journey to halls of Imagineering has truly been a magical one. A master storyteller, Kevin chronicles his unimaginable career with great humor, honesty, and heart.

Amazon Unbound Book by Brad Stone

Amazon Unbound Book
  • Author : Brad Stone
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-05-11
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN Code: 1982132639
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Summary: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “A masterful book.” —Marc Levinson, The Washington Post “A juicy tour of the company Bezos built.”—The New York Times Book Review From the bestselling author of The Everything Store, an unvarnished picture of Amazon’s unprecedented growth and its billionaire founder, Jeff Bezos, revealing the most important business story of our time. Almost ten years ago, Bloomberg journalist Brad Stone captured the rise of Amazon in his bestseller The Everything Store. Since then, Amazon has expanded exponentially, inventing novel products like Alexa and disrupting countless industries, while its workforce has quintupled in size and its valuation has soared to well over a trillion dollars. Jeff Bezos’s empire, once housed in a garage, now spans the globe. Between services like Whole Foods, Prime Video, and Amazon’s cloud computing unit, AWS, plus Bezos’s ownership of The Washington Post, it’s impossible to go a day without encountering its impact. We live in a world run, supplied, and controlled by Amazon and its iconoclast founder. In Amazon Unbound, Brad Stone presents a deeply reported, vividly drawn portrait of how a retail upstart became one of the most powerful and feared entities in the global economy. Stone also probes the evolution of Bezos himself—who started as a geeky technologist totally devoted to building Amazon, but who transformed to become a fit, disciplined billionaire with global ambitions; who ruled Amazon with an iron fist, even as he found his personal life splashed over the tabloids. Definitive, timely, and revelatory, Stone has provided an unvarnished portrait of a man and company that we couldn’t imagine modern life without.

Disney U: How Disney University Develops the World's Most Engaged, Loyal, and Customer-Centric Employees Book by Doug Lipp

Disney U: How Disney University Develops the World's Most Engaged, Loyal, and Customer-Centric Employees Book
  • Author : Doug Lipp
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Release Date : 2013-03-29
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 0071808086
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Summary: Leadership lessons from the iconic brand you can use to drive Disney-style success In helping Walt Disney create “The Happiest Place on Earth,” Van France and his team started a business revolution in 1955 that eventually became the Disney University—the employee training and development program that powers one of the most famous brands on earth. Disney U examines how Van France's timeless company values and leadership expertise have turned into a training and development dynasty: the Disney U. The book reveals the heart of the Disney Culture and describes the company's values and operational philosophies that support the world-famous Disney brand. Doug Lipp is an internationally acclaimed expert on customer service, leadership, change management and global competitiveness, specializing in the lessons he learned at the Disney U.

Shoe Dog Book by Phil Knight

Shoe Dog Book
  • Author : Phil Knight
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-09-26
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 1534401202
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Summary: “An eye-opening look into the story of Knight before his multibillion dollar company.” —School Library Journal “A great story about how an ambition turned into a business…serves as a guide for accomplishing great things.” —VOYA In this young reader’s edition of the New York Times bestseller, Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight “offers a rare and revealing look at the notoriously media-shy man behind the swoosh” (Booklist, starred review), opening up about how he went from being a track star at an Oregon high school to the founder of a brand and company that changed everything. You must forget your limits. It was only when Nike founder Phil Knight got cut from the baseball team as a high school freshman that his mother suggested he try out for track instead. Knight made the track team and found that not only could he run fast but also, more importantly, he liked it. Ten years later, young and searching, Knight borrowed fifty dollars from his father and launched a company with one simple mission: import high quality running shoes from Japan. Selling the shoes from the trunk of his car to start, he and his gang of friends and runners built one of the most successful brands ever. Phil Knight encountered risks and setbacks along the way, but always followed his own advice. Just keep going. Don’t stop. Whatever comes up, don’t stop. Filled with wisdom, humanity, humor, and heart, the young readers edition of the bestselling Shoe Dog is a story of determination that inspires all who read it. The Young Readers Edition is an abridged version of the internationally bestselling adult book and it features original front matter and back matter, including a new introduction and “A Letter to the Young Reader” containing advice from Phil Knight for budding entrepreneurs.

Road to Power Book by Laura Colby

Road to Power Book
  • Author : Laura Colby
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2015-02-12
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN Code: 1118972651
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Summary: Follow a pioneer's journey from factory floor to CEO Road to Power is the story of how Mary Barra drove herself to the pinnacle of a company that steers the nation's wealth. Beginning as a rare female electrical engineer and daughter of a General Motors die maker, Barra spent more than thirty years building her career before becoming the first woman to ever lead a global automaker. With $155 billion in sales and 200,000 employees, GM is widely considered to be a proxy for the U.S. economy, making Barra's position arguably the most important corporate role a woman has ever held. This book describes the personal character, choices, and leadership style that enabled her to break through the glass ceiling. When 52-year-old Mary Barra was named CEO of General Motors in 2013, only people outside of the company were surprised. She had done everything from working on the factory floor to overseeing manufacturing, from improving union relations to paring down bureaucracy, and from running human resources to helping drag the company back from its 2009 bankruptcy. This book details each step of her career, and the lessons she learned along the way. Learn how Mary Barra's willingness to take on diverse assignments helped steer her career trajectory Examine the fine details of Barra's management style and her ability to relate to colleagues Discover the qualities and experiences Barra had that drove her to lead this male-dominated profession Study the valuable lessons Barra learned at each stage in her professional life, and why they stuck with her throughout her journey to the top Barra is most certainly a pioneer for women in business, but she's also a living lesson as to how far the right outlook, skills, and drive can take you in your career. Road to Power explores the talent and the mindset that got her all the way to the top.

Lights Out Book by Gryta, Thomas,Mann, Ted

Lights Out Book
  • Author : Gryta, Thomas,Mann, Ted
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2020-07-21
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 0358243572
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Summary: A WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER "If you’re in any kind of leadership role—whether at a company, a non-profit, or somewhere else—there’s a lot you can learn here."—Bill Gates, Gates Notes How could General Electric—perhaps America’s most iconic corporation—suffer such a swift and sudden fall from grace? This is the definitive history of General Electric’s epic decline, as told by the two Wall Street Journal reporters who covered its fall. Since its founding in 1892, GE has been more than just a corporation. For generations, it was job security, a solidly safe investment, and an elite business education for top managers. GE electrified America, powering everything from lightbulbs to turbines, and became fully integrated into the American societal mindset as few companies ever had. And after two decades of leadership under legendary CEO Jack Welch, GE entered the twenty-first century as America’s most valuable corporation. Yet, fewer than two decades later, the GE of old was gone. ​Lights Out examines how Welch’s handpicked successor, Jeff Immelt, tried to fix flaws in Welch’s profit machine, while stumbling headlong into mistakes of his own. In the end, GE’s traditional win-at-all-costs driven culture seemed to lose its direction, which ultimately caused the company’s decline on both a personal and organizational scale. Lights Out details how one of America’s all-time great companies has been reduced to a cautionary tale for our times.

Doesn't Hurt to Ask Book by Trey Gowdy

Doesn't Hurt to Ask Book
  • Author : Trey Gowdy
  • Publisher : Crown Forum
  • Release Date : 2020-08-18
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 0593138929
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Summary: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Former congressman and prosecutor Trey Gowdy teaches you how to effectively communicate and persuade on the issues that matter most to you, drawing on his experience in the courtroom and the halls of Congress. “A must-read for people who want to learn how best to succeed.”—Dana Perino, Fox News host and bestselling author of And the Good News Is . . . You do not need to be in a courtroom to advocate for others. You do not need to be in Congress to champion a cause. From the boardroom to the kitchen table, opportunities to make your case abound, and Doesn’t Hurt to Ask shows you how to seize them. By blending gripping case studies from nearly two decades in a courtroom and four terms in national politics with personal stories and practical advice, Trey Gowdy walks you through the tools and the mindset needed to effectively communicate your message. Along the way, Gowdy reflects on the moments in his life when he learned the most about how to argue and convince. He recounts his missteps during his first murder trial, the conversation that changed his view on criminal justice reform, and what he learned while questioning James Comey and Secretary Hillary Clinton. Sharing the techniques he perfected advocating in law and politics, Gowdy helps you identify your objective, understand your personal jury, and engage in the art of questioning so you can be heard, be understood, and, ultimately, move others. Whether it’s getting a boss to take a chance on your idea, convincing someone to support your cause, or urging a child to invest more effort in an important task, movement requires persuasion. Doesn’t Hurt to Ask shows you how to persuade, no matter the jury and no matter the cause.

The Ride of a Lifetime by Robert Iger (Summary) Book by QuickRead,Nicolas Stewart

The Ride of a Lifetime by Robert Iger (Summary) Book
  • Author : QuickRead,Nicolas Stewart
  • Publisher : QuickRead.com
  • Release Date :
  • Category: Study Aids
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code:
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Summary: Do you want more free book summaries like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries. Disney is one of the top five largest media companies on earth. From billion dollar blockbuster movies, to beloved media franchises, to toys and games, to virtually inventing the modern theme park, it's hard to remember a time when Disney didn’t dominate the entertainment industry. That degree of success however is a lot more recent than you might realize, and you’re likely unaware of just how much the House of Mouse owes to its current CEO Robert Iger. Becoming CEO in 2005 Iger came to power at a perilous time, the company had floundered in the late 1990’s after a string of high budget animated flops, coupled with an internal power struggle and worsening relations with Pixar, the studio that had been responsible for many of its biggest successes, Iger managed to hold the company together and help guide it into its current era of unprecedented prosperity. In this summary we’ll explore his path to that position and the reasons for his success.

Storyworthy Book by Matthew Dicks

Storyworthy Book
  • Author : Matthew Dicks
  • Publisher : New World Library
  • Release Date : 2018-05-15
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN Code: 1608685497
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Summary: A five-time Moth GrandSLAM winner and bestselling novelist shows how to tell a great story — and why doing so matters. Whether we realize it or not, we are always telling stories. On a first date or job interview, at a sales presentation or therapy appointment, with family or friends, we are constantly narrating events and interpreting emotions and actions. In this compelling book, storyteller extraordinaire Matthew Dicks presents wonderfully straightforward and engaging tips and techniques for constructing, telling, and polishing stories that will hold the attention of your audience (no matter how big or small). He shows that anyone can learn to be an appealing storyteller, that everyone has something “storyworthy” to express, and, perhaps most important, that the act of creating and telling a tale is a powerful way of understanding and enhancing your own life.

The Glocalization of Shanghai Disneyland Book by Ni-Chen Sung

The Glocalization of Shanghai Disneyland Book
  • Author : Ni-Chen Sung
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-04-12
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 114
  • ISBN Code: 1000398757
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Summary: Focusing on Disney’s production of Shanghai Disneyland, this book examines how the Chinese state and the local market influence Disney’s ownership and production of the identities and the representations of Shanghai Disneyland. Qualitative methods are here applied to combine both primary and secondary data, including document analysis, participant observation, and in-depth interviews. Shanghai Disneyland is purposely created to be different from the other Disneylands, under the “authentically Disney and distinctly Chinese” mandate. In order to survive and thrive in China, Disney carefully constructs Shanghai Disneyland as Disneyland with Chinese characteristics. Previous studies tend to link Disney with cultural imperialism; however, this book argues that it is not imperialism but glocalization that promotes a global company’s interests in China. In particular, the findings suggest state-capital-led glocalization: glocalization led by economic capital of the state (direct investment) and economic capital with the state (market potential). Furthermore, the four categories of glocalization with different conditions, considerations, and consequences illustrate various global–local dynamics in the process of a global formation of locality. The Glocalization of Shanghai Disneyland will appeal to students and scholars of sociology, communication studies, business studies, and Asian studies more broadly.

Reset Inc. A Handbook For The Future Of Work. Book by Chris Kay

Reset Inc. A Handbook For The Future Of Work. Book
  • Author : Chris Kay
  • Publisher : Chris Kay
  • Release Date : 2020-06-30
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : N.A
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Summary: The most rapid industrial revolution ever is here. The Silicon-Valley-istation of how we work is rife, technology is giving unprecedented work freedom, culture and purpose are hygiene factors for employees, traditional work spaces are becoming obsolete, trust and accountability are the engines of personal growth, optimism and openness are key leadership traits to follow, and where we work and how we grow are factors more valuable than remuneration. And, alongside all these shifts, coming out of this forced moment of Coronavirus reflection, the world is recalibrating to work to live, instead of living to work. As the world awakens from the chiropractic jolt of Covid-19, we are immediately in a Fifth Industrial revolution driven by a millennial cohort of more than 35% of the total workforce, who have been, and now will most definitely, force a change in the meaning of companies, and how they operate and function. This is not an industrial revolution driven by a change in technology, invention or industry, but an industrial revolution driven by change in mindset, motivations and humanity. Reset Inc, is an exploration of the future of work post Covid-19, that seeks to define the new normal work landscape, with recalibrated beliefs, values, inspiration and learnings, that will help guide any team leader, CEO, or business owner that wants to harness the power of this changed generation for growth.

No Rules Rules Book by Reed Hastings,Erin Meyer

No Rules Rules Book
  • Author : Reed Hastings,Erin Meyer
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-09-08
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 1984877879
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Summary: The New York Times bestseller Shortlisted for the 2020 Financial Times & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Netflix cofounder Reed Hastings reveals for the first time the unorthodox culture behind one of the world's most innovative, imaginative, and successful companies There has never before been a company like Netflix. It has led nothing short of a revolution in the entertainment industries, generating billions of dollars in annual revenue while capturing the imaginations of hundreds of millions of people in over 190 countries. But to reach these great heights, Netflix, which launched in 1998 as an online DVD rental service, has had to reinvent itself over and over again. This type of unprecedented flexibility would have been impossible without the counterintuitive and radical management principles that cofounder Reed Hastings established from the very beginning. Hastings rejected the conventional wisdom under which other companies operate and defied tradition to instead build a culture focused on freedom and responsibility, one that has allowed Netflix to adapt and innovate as the needs of its members and the world have simultaneously transformed. Hastings set new standards, valuing people over process, emphasizing innovation over efficiency, and giving employees context, not controls. At Netflix, there are no vacation or expense policies. At Netflix, adequate performance gets a generous severance, and hard work is irrel­evant. At Netflix, you don’t try to please your boss, you give candid feedback instead. At Netflix, employees don’t need approval, and the company pays top of market. When Hastings and his team first devised these unorthodox principles, the implications were unknown and untested. But in just a short period, their methods led to unparalleled speed and boldness, as Netflix quickly became one of the most loved brands in the world. Here for the first time, Hastings and Erin Meyer, bestselling author of The Culture Map and one of the world’s most influential business thinkers, dive deep into the controversial ideologies at the heart of the Netflix psyche, which have generated results that are the envy of the business world. Drawing on hundreds of interviews with current and past Netflix employees from around the globe and never-before-told stories of trial and error from Hastings’s own career, No Rules Rules is the fascinating and untold account of the philosophy behind one of the world’s most innovative, imaginative, and successful companies.

Sam Walton Book by Sam Walton

Sam Walton Book
  • Author : Sam Walton
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2012-09-12
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN Code: 0307763692
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Summary: Meet a genuine American folk hero cut from the homespun cloth of America's heartland: Sam Walton, who parlayed a single dime store in a hardscrabble cotton town into Wal-Mart, the largest retailer in the world. The undisputed merchant king of the late twentieth century, Sam never lost the common touch. Here, finally, inimitable words. Genuinely modest, but always sure if his ambitions and achievements. Sam shares his thinking in a candid, straight-from-the-shoulder style. In a story rich with anecdotes and the "rules of the road" of both Main Street and Wall Street, Sam Walton chronicles the inspiration, heart, and optimism that propelled him to lasso the American Dream.

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years Book by Donald Miller

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years Book
  • Author : Donald Miller
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release Date : 2009-09-28
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 1418585874
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Summary: After writing a successful memoir, Donald Miller's life stalled. During what should have been the height of his success, he found himself unwilling to get out of bed, avoiding responsibility, even questioning the meaning of life. But when two movie producers proposed turning his memoir into a movie, he found himself launched into a new story filled with risk, possibility, beauty, and meaning. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years chronicles Miller's rare opportunity to edit his life into a great story, to reinvent himself so nobody shrugs their shoulders when the credits roll. Through heart-wrenching honesty and hilarious self-inspection, Donald Miller takes readers through the life that emerges when it turns from boring reality into meaningful narrative. Miller goes from sleeping all day to riding his bike across America, from living in romantic daydreams to fearful encounters with love, from wasting his money to founding a nonprofit with a passionate cause. Guided by a host of outlandish but very real characters, Miller shows us how to get a second chance at life the first time around. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years is a rare celebration of the beauty of life.

Pop Goes the Decade: The 2000s Book by Richard A. Hall

Pop Goes the Decade: The 2000s Book
  • Author : Richard A. Hall
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2021-04-30
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 261
  • ISBN Code: 1440868131
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Summary: Pop Goes the Decade: The 2000s comprehensively examines popular culture in the 2000s, placing the culture of the decade in historical context and showing how it not only reflected but also influenced its times. Pop Goes the Decade: The 2000s starts with a timeline of major historical pop culture events of the 2000s, followed by an introduction describing what the U.S. was like at the beginning of the new millennium and how it would change throughout the decade. Next come chapters broken down by medium: television, sports, music, movies, literature, technology, media, and fashion and art. A chapter on controversies in popular culture is followed by a chapter on game-changers, featuring 20 individuals who made a major impact on the U.S. in the 2000s. Finally, a conclusion shows the impact that pop culture in the 2000s has had on the U.S. in the years since. This volume serves as a comprehensive resource for high school and college students studying popular culture in the 2000s. It provides a summary of total impact, plus specific insights into each individual topic. It also includes a wide swath of the scholarship produced on the subject to date. Covers the people, events, and ideas whose impact is still felt in the years since the 2000s, rather than simply telling the history of a decade Offers a detailed understanding of the variety of strands composing the culture of the decade Covers the personalities who helped to shape the decade Suggests areas of further exploration for students of popular culture

Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber Book by Mike Isaac

Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber Book
  • Author : Mike Isaac
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2019-09-03
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN Code: 0393652254
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Summary: Named one of the best books of the year by NPR, Fortune, Bloomberg, Sunday Times A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice “If you want to understand modern-day Silicon Valley, you need to read this book.” —John Carreyrou, New York Times best-selling author of Bad Blood Hailed as the definitive book on Uber and Silicon Valley, Super Pumped is an epic story of ambition and deception, obscene wealth, and bad behavior that explores how blistering technological and financial innovation culminated in one of the most catastrophic twelve-month periods in American corporate history. Backed by billions in venture capital dollars and led by a brash and ambitious founder, Uber promised to revolutionize the way we move people and goods through the world. What followed would become a corporate cautionary tale about the perils of startup culture and a vivid example of how blind worship of startup founders can go wildly wrong.

Disney Book by Stacy Mintzer Herlihy

Disney Book
  • Author : Stacy Mintzer Herlihy
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2022-02-28
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 142
  • ISBN Code: 1440876029
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Summary: It's hard to imagine a childhood without the ubiquitous presence of Disney. From classics like Cinderella and Bambi to such modern blockbusters as Mulan and Frozen, Disney's animated features have captivated audiences for decades. Visiting CaliforniA&Rsquo;s Disneyland or FloridA&Rsquo;s Disney World has become the quintessential family vacation. Children dress as their favorite Disney characters for Halloween, while young-at-heart adults collect all manner of Disney memorabilia. But how much do you really know about this integral piece of Americana? Part of Greenwood’s Corporations That Changed the World series, this book provides readers with a richly detailed history of a company that has become synonymous with what it means to grow up as an American. It chronicles Walt Disney's early years and the evolution of the Walt Disney Company from animation studio to entertainment powerhouse. It also explores how Disney changed the landscape of animation and movie making forever. An unbiased look at the controversies that have surrounded Disney over the years will help readers better understand these contentious issues and how the company has responded.

Presidential Leadership Book by Brent Taylor,Mindi Bach

Presidential Leadership Book
  • Author : Brent Taylor,Mindi Bach
  • Publisher : Morgan James Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-07-07
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 193
  • ISBN Code: 164279984X
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Summary: From across history and across the aisle, the examples of twenty-one American presidents demonstrate how to inspire and unite in this leadership guide. Harry Truman once commented, "In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still." In Presidential Leadership, Dr. Brent Taylor sets out a series of timeless leadership lessons drawn from presidential history. Pairing two presidents per chapter, Taylor explores the leadership skills they shared, and how we can apply them to our own lives. At a time when political tribalism is on the rise, Presidential Leadership demonstrates that we can learn important lessons even from those with whom we disagree. From Lincoln and Nixon, to JFK and Obama, to Trump and Jackson, each chapter tells a story of courage under immense pressure, and a determination to lead American through the trials of history.

The Sale Ready Company Book by Josh Patrick

The Sale Ready Company Book
  • Author : Josh Patrick
  • Publisher : Morgan James Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-04-06
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: 1631953303
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Summary: For those who own a privately held business, there will be a time they need to plan for leaving their business and The Sale Ready Company walks them through the process. Meet John Aardvark. He has a dilemma. To be more exact, he has several dilemmas. He knows it’s time to start the transfer process for his business. He has a son and daughter. He would like to keep the business in the family. The problem is he doesn’t know if he can afford to leave, his daughter doesn’t have the experience yet and his son is a complete and total jerk. In this fast-paced parable, readers go along with John’s ride as he works with his long-time consultant to first identify what needs to be done and then put together plans with the right team doing the right things. In The Sale Ready Company, business owners find solutions that appear to be hard but are really easy. Join John on his journey as he finds out how to get his business sale ready and what that’ll mean for his future.

Get Out of Your Own Way Book by Dave Hollis

Get Out of Your Own Way Book
  • Author : Dave Hollis
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Leadership
  • Release Date : 2020-03-10
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN Code: 1400215439
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Summary: Dave Hollis used to think that “personal growth” was just for broken people. Then he woke up. When Dave Hollis’s wife, Rachel, began writing her #1 New York Times bestselling book, Girl, Wash Your Face, he bristled at her transparency and her willingness to talk about such intimate details of their life. But when a looming career funk, a growing drinking problem, and a challenging trek through therapy battered the Disney executive and father of four, Dave began to realize he was letting untruths about himself dictate his life. As he sank to the bottom of his valley, he had to make a choice. Would he push himself out of his comfort zone to become the best man he was capable of being, or would he play it safe and settle for mediocrity? In Get Out of Your Own Way,Dave tackles topics he once found it difficult to be honest about, things like his struggles with alcohol, problems in his marriage, and his insecurities about being a dad. Dave helps us see our own journeys more clearly as he unpacks the lies he once believed—such as “I Have to Have It All Together,” “Failure Means You’re Weak,” and “If They Doesn’t Need Me, Will They Still Want Me?”—and reveals the tools that helped him change his life. Offering encouragement, challenge, and a hundred moments to laugh at himself, Dave points the way for those of us who are, like he was, skeptical of self-help but wanting something more than status quo, and helps us drop bogus ideas about who we are supposed to be and finally start living as who we really are.

Managing Product, Managing Tension Book by Marc Abraham

Managing Product, Managing Tension Book
  • Author : Marc Abraham
  • Publisher : eBook Partnership
  • Release Date : 2020-10-12
  • Category:
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 1839521961
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Summary: THE DEFINITIVE BOOK ON THE CHALLENGING NATURE OF PRODUCT MANAGEMENTWhen consumers use a product or a service, the experience generates an emotion. For those of us who create products or services, our primary focus is on the customer, helping them achieve their desired outcome and attempting to stimulate positive customer emotions. However, in our relentless pursuit of satisfying customer needs, many product people or "e;makers"e; fail to spend enough time reflecting and managing our own emotions. "e;Managing Product = Managing Tension"e; brings the pressures and unknowns inherent in managing products to the fore and offers practical solutions about how to harness them - ultimately turning them to your advantage in order to help develop world-class products.www.marcabraham.com

Lucasfilm Book by Cyrus R.K. Patell

Lucasfilm Book
  • Author : Cyrus R.K. Patell
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-07-15
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN Code: 1350100595
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Summary: From A New Hope to The Rise of Skywalker and beyond, this book offers the first complete assessment and philosophical exploration of the Star Wars universe. Lucasfilm examines the ways in which these iconic films were shaped by global cultural mythologies and world cinema, as well as philosophical ideas from the fields of aesthetics and political theory, and now serve as a platform for public philosophy. Cyrus R. K. Patell also looks at how this ever-expanding universe of cultural products and enterprises became a global brand and asks: can a corporate entity be considered a “filmmaker and philosopher”? More than any other film franchise, Lucasfilm's Star Wars has become part of the global cultural imagination. The new generation of Lucasfilm artists is full of passionate fans of the Star Wars universe, who have now been given the chance to build on George Lucas's oeuvre. Within these pages, Patell explores what it means for films and their creators to become part of cultural history in this unprecedented way.

Money Basics for Tough Times Book by David Koch

Money Basics for Tough Times Book
  • Author : David Koch
  • Publisher : Macmillan Publishers Aus.
  • Release Date : 2020-10-27
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN Code: 1760983748
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Summary: The essential guide for managing your finances in the wake of COVID-19, and how to turn a recession into an opportunity. Get the money basics right and get back on your feet after financial disaster. Australia hasn't had a recession in 30 years - so how can you recover from it? The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown the global economy into chaos and stock market on a wild rollercoaster ride. But what about your finances? Whether you've lost on shares, your property or your job, this is a frightening time for everyone. Getting the money stuff right has never been more important. Money Basics for Tough Times is about having a plan to recover from financial disaster. Packed with tips and strategies on money management, from negotiating with your landlord to buying groceries on a shoestring budget to investing in crashing markets to starting a side hustle for extra income, pioneering consumer finance journalist David Koch offers Australians hope in an unprecedented era by taking things back to basics. This is a clear, comforting, concise guide for how individuals and families, despite economic hardship and uncertainty, can turn their fortunes around.

Capital Allocators Book by Ted Seides

Capital Allocators Book
  • Author : Ted Seides
  • Publisher : Harriman House Limited
  • Release Date : 2021-03-23
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN Code: 0857198874
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Summary: The chief investment officers (CIOs) at endowments, foundations, family offices, pension funds, and sovereign wealth funds are the leaders in the world of finance. They marshal trillions of dollars on behalf of their institutions and influence how capital flows throughout the world. But these elite investors live outside of the public eye. Across the entire investment industry, few participants understand how these holders of the keys to the kingdom allocate their time and their capital. What’s more, there is no formal training for how to do their work. So how do these influential leaders practice their craft? What skills do they require? What frameworks do they employ? How do they make investment decisions on everything from hiring managers to portfolio construction? For the first time, CAPITAL ALLOCATORS lifts the lid on this opaque corner of the investment landscape. Drawing on interviews from the first 150 episodes of the Capital Allocators podcast, Ted Seides presents the best of the knowledge, practical insights, and advice of the world’s top professional investors. These insights include: - The best practices for interviewing, decision-making, negotiations, leadership, and management. - Investment frameworks across governance, strategy, process, technological innovation, and uncertainty. - The wisest and most impactful quotes from guests on the Capital Allocators podcast. Learn from the likes of the CIOs at the endowments of Princeton and Notre Dame, family offices of Michael Bloomberg and George Soros, pension funds from the State of Florida, CalSTRS, and Canadian CDPQ, sovereign wealth funds of New Zealand and Australia, and many more. CAPITAL ALLOCATORS is the essential new reference manual for current and aspiring CIOs, the money managers that work with them, and everyone allocating a pool of capital.

Marketing Mess to Brand Success Book by Scott Jeffrey Miller

Marketing Mess to Brand Success Book
  • Author : Scott Jeffrey Miller
  • Publisher : Mango Media Inc.
  • Release Date : 2021-05-11
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 311
  • ISBN Code: 1642503819
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Summary: Marketing Manager’s Guide to Successful Brand Marketing “Scott Miller offers tangible insights and practical steps to make sure your product finds the right customer, giving you the ability to make even more.” ―Donald Miller, author of Marketing Made Simple, and Building a StoryBrand. In Scott Miller’s newest Mess to Success guide, the FranklinCovey senior advisor and Wall Street Journal bestselling author reveals 30 career obstacles that you may encounter in your brand marketing, and how to transform them into company wide gains. Every success story begins with a journey. Featuring thirty chapters with lessons such as “A Name is Not a Lead” and “Hire People Smarter Than You,” Marketing Mess to Brand Success shares a career worth of valuable lessons learned. Fast-track your career and success with the mentality of bruising hard, but healing fast. Whether you’re starting a new company, you are a brand manager figuring out the best direct marketing strategy or brand positioning for a niche market, or trying to land your first job as a marketing manager, this book is designed to prepare you for many of the inevitable challenges that you will encounter. Avoid marketing messes and square up to successes. Each chapter inside Marketing Mess to Brand Success features real life lessons that teaches you the importance of brand marketing in business development. By being focused and aligned with the right areas of an organization, you will ensure career relevance and company-wide gains. Learn how to: • Navigate a nebulous digital marketing environment • Maximize time and investments with sales marketing strategies • Build and model consistent brand standards • Become an expert in brand marketing and take your company to the next level If you enjoyed Management Mess to Leadership Success, or brand marketing books like This Is Marketing, Marketing Made Simple, or Building a StoryBrand, then you need to add Marketing Mess to Brand Success to your business bookshelf.

Crush Your Career Book by Dee Ann Turner

Crush Your Career Book
  • Author : Dee Ann Turner
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release Date : 2021-03-02
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN Code: 1493428683
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Summary: We all know someone who is dissatisfied with their career but feels trapped in their current trajectory. What's not always clear is how they got there or, more importantly, how we can avoid the same fate as we develop our own careers. In a competitive job market, we need concrete, field-tested advice to help us ace the interview, land the job, and launch a career we love. Enter Dee Ann Turner. After more than three decades leading teams and coaching staff members at Chick-fil-A, she knows what it takes to build a fulfilling career. In this practical, hands-on book she reveals the secrets of - finding a job - preparing for an interview - conquering the first 90 days - managing work relationships - overcoming mistakes - adding value to your team - and so much more Anyone entering the job market or hoping to make a transition in their career--along with the parents, teachers, college counselors, or career counselors who coach them--will find invaluable, hard-won advice on how to create a work life you love.