Blindsided

Author: Jim Harris
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 9781841122427
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Solve problems before they happen. The speed of change is accelerating. It took radio twenty years to attract ten million users; it took television half that time, Netscape only twenty-eight months, Hotmail eighteen and Napster twelve. New technology, mergers, competition coming out of left field: all these factors mean the business landscape is more chaotic, confusing, and complex than ever before. Blindsided! presents a series of breakthrough techniques to help business leaders identify trends earlier and more accurately predict their impact. Drawing upon his extensive experience consulting the world's top corporations, global change guru Jim Harris demonstrates how to build consensus faster within organizations when the tumult of the market threatens to throw plans off course. Every executive dreads being blindsided; with this tool, leaders will learn to stay one step ahead of the game. Jim Harris (Vancouver, Canada) is the Principal of Strategic Advantage, a management consulting firm whose clients include General Motors, Arthur Andersen, Deloitte & Touche, and Sybase. He is the author of The Learning Paradox (Capstone: 1-84112-189-4), and he speaks internationally at over seventy conferences a year.

Blindsided

Author: James L. Ferraro
Publisher: HBG
ISBN: 1469066653
Format: PDF, ePub
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In 1996, an unprecedented decade-long courtroom battle was waged in Florida to help bring justice and hope to the family of a young boy born with no eyes after his mother was doused outside of a local u-pick farm by a chemical fungicide believed to have caused his birth defect and the birth defects of many other children. It was a battle that nearly everyone but attorney Jim Ferraro deemed unwinnable. After all, it involved one of the world's most powerful industrial giants. In the process, it was a fight that changed the landscape of tort law forever. Before it was over Castillo-vs-DuPont would go down in history as the first and one of the most important cases of its kind, setting precedent and also sparking a crucial debate over the questionable use of what is known as the "junk-science defense." Blindsided is a real life David and Goliath story-a true courtroom drama for the ages.

Blindsided

Author: Richard M. Cohen
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060014105
Format: PDF, ePub
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Richard Cohen, a veteran writer, producer and distinguished journalist, has lived with multiple sclerosis for over 25 years. Recently diagnosed again with colon cancer, Cohen describes his lifelong struggle with multiple sclerosis, his first bout with colon cancer, a loving marriage to Meredith Viera, the effect of illness on raising children, and the nature of denial and resilience, all told with grace, humour, and lyrical prose. Cohen chronicles and celebrates a life brimming over with accomplishment, adversity and personal endeavour and his story has struck a chord with readers nation–wide. He has been interviewed by Barbara Walters for a nearly hour–long segment that ran on 20/20, he also appeared on wife Viera's program, The View and is scheduled for Charlie Rose, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, and the Paula Zahn Show, among others. Blindsided also received outstanding print attention and People magazine has run a first serial piece. Autobiographical at its roots, reportorial and expansive, Blindsided builds on Cohen's story as a task aimed at emotional well–being, if not survival, pursued in sober tones that explore coping to its most redemptive and complex levels. Despite his extreme circumstances, Cohen's is a common struggle, recognisable as an integral part of humanity, and one which he explores with varying amounts of diligence, respect, personal revelation and humour.

Blindsided

Author: Tammy Williams
Publisher: Genesis Press, Inc.
ISBN: 158571593X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Notorious playboy Norris Converse is getting hit from all sides. A no-strings physical relationship has become a passionate love he never expected, and an ex-lover, who's leaving the country for six months, divulges he has a fifteen-year-old daughter she thinks it's time he got to know. Faced with the prospect of parenting an almost adult biracial daughter and being in love for the first time, Norris wants to settle down and have the domestic bliss his best friend enjoys. But the woman he loves, business savvy salon owner Dahlia Sinclair, is in no rush to be an 'us', and his newly found daughter isn't thrilled with making room for daddy. Being in constant contact while they engage in the unconventional co-parenting of his daughter, Norris and Dahlia are forced to deal with their personal insecurities as they confront the unlike- ly love that's left them both blindsided.

Blindsided

Author: Priscilla Cummings
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101437146
Format: PDF, Docs
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Fourteen-year-old Natalie O'Reilly's world is turned upside down with the news that she will soon go blind. As if this weren't shocking enough, she is forced to face the fact that she must now attend a school for the blind to learn Braille and how to use a cane. As Natalie tackles the skills that will help her to survive in a sighted world, she inwardly hopes for a miracle that will save her sight. But will that miracle come, or will she need to learn to embrace her new life?

Blindsided

Author: Jim Cole
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781429924108
Format: PDF
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Jim Cole has spent years tramping into the depths of places like Alaska, Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park in search of grizzlies, seeing these magnificent, powerful and reclusive animals at their most unguarded—foraging, fishing, caring for cubs, or simply lying in the backcountry sunshine. At times, he's been surrounded by dozens of bears deep in the wilderness, yet has never felt threatened by these incredible and misunderstood creatures. Even after being mauled by a grizzly in 1993, Jim eagerly trekked annually into the bears' habitat, armed only with bear spray, his camera, and his knowledge of how to stay safe. But nothing could have prepared him for May 23, 200, when he was attacked in Yellowstone by a mother grizzly who felt that his presence threatened her cub. The bear literally ripped off most of his face, blinded him in one eye, and savaged him nearly to the point of death. Jim was left sightless, bleeding, wounded and alone in the wilderness. He managed to find his way several miles through the wild country back to a main road, where passersby found him. In part, Blindsided is a gripping, detailed account of that fateful day—how Jim survived an assault by one of the most unstoppable predators on earth and managed to carry himself to safety despite his gruesome injuries. It's also the story of how he recovered with the help and support of friends, family and a dedicated medical team, but perhaps most importantly, the book is a love story between and man and animal, a clear-eyed and affectionate look at the marvel that is the grizzly bear—its astonishing habits and intelligence, the threats it faces at the hand of man, and its hopes for the future.

Blindsided A Thriller

Author: Jay Giles
Publisher: RP Books & Audio
ISBN: 1575458187
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Stockbroker Matt Seattle looks into the mysterious death of a friend and becomes entangled in a web of dirty stock deals and embezzled drug cartel money.

Blindsided

Author: K. C. Joyner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118045025
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"This book will change the way you think about professional football--in much the same way that Bill James revolutionized the analysis of Major League Baseball. The research is impeccable. The approach is irreverent. You will be 'blindsided' by what you think you know about the NFL, but don't. Warning to fantasy football lovers: You won't be able to put this book down." —Sal Paolantonio, ESPN reporter and author of The Paolantonio Report: The Most Overrated and Underrated Players, Teams, Coaches, and Moments in NFL History "KC Joyner's theories will completely revolutionize football, cure baldness, save the whales, and bring total peace and harmony to all nations. That's why you must read Blindsided!" —Gregg Easterbrook, ESPN's Tuesday Morning Quarterback "Too much of football literature is just tedious hagiography, but Blindsided is a book for those of us who enjoy the complex game on the field and football conversation that goes past 'my team rules.' " —Aaron Schatz, lead author and editor of Pro Football Prospectus Pro football’s statistical iconoclast, K.C. Joyner, challenges conventional wisdom with fact-based and film-based responses in Blindsided: Why the Left Tackle is Overrated and Other Contrarian Football Thoughts. If you love sports statistics or find excitement in fantasy football, you will enjoy the detailed insights and carefully researched information in this book. Scrap the typical media hype and hoopla for the real, straight-from-the-fields-and-films scoop, including information on free agents, parity, NFL business practice, Hall of Fame standards, coaching practices, historical iconoclasm, and a thorough statistical review.

Blindsided

Author: Jonathan Gifford
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
ISBN: 9814382655
Format: PDF
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Modern management science seeks to streamline and rationalise the business process; to base decision-making on proven facts and to eliminate risk and uncertainty. Unfortunately, businesses are run by human beings and depend on other human beings for their custom. Human beings, it seems safe to say, are irredeemably selfish, greedy, short-sighted and prone to mass delusion. Time and again throughout history, business and society have been blindsided by people’s irrational and unpredictable behaviour. And it’s not just the consumers: well-respected business executives and their advisors get swept up with euphoria and panic along with the rest of us; they succumb to greed; they fail to plan for likely crises (and sometimes even for inevitable ones). Blindsided looks at the history of such outbreaks of irrational behaviour, at the occurrence of unpredictable but likely events, such as global pandemics and collapses of law and order, and at changes that have caught forecasters by surprise, such as the ageing and declining population of some affluent modern societies. This fascinating book reminds the world of business that it needs to plan for the unexpected, and to realise that neither its consumers nor even its own executives must be expected to act with cool rationality at all times.

Blindsided

Author: Calvin Miller
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 0805443487
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When a terrorist group makes plans to bomb a major Christian stadium event in Seattle, a sightless priest is the only one who can foil the plot in Blindsided.