New Dogs Old Tricks

Author: Peter J. Postorino
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ISBN: 9781943955824
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If you are in a family business or even thinking about it, the best advice is this: throw away most of what you've learned about traditional management. It simply doesn't work! Family-owned companies are replete with idiosyncrasies and challenges that just aren't faced by conventional organizations. What happens when you can't fire your brother, yet he won't cooperate with you, or vice versa? How do you motivate employees who see nepotism as a ceiling to their advancement? How do you resist being a "credit hog" and avoid upstaging your staff? Why is managing your children so fundamentally different from parenting, and how do you leave behind all the "baggage" from their upbringing? Most importantly, how do you ensure that the pursuit of financial gain doesn't destroy the very family it is intended to support? This book explores these and many other questions faced by anyone who tries to make a living by working with their family. It is at times anecdotal, while at others deeply philosophical, and it attempts to help you negotiate a maze of specific problems associated with such an endeavor and, wherever possible, turn them into advantages for lifelong success.

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

Author: Amy Chua
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408825090
Format: PDF, Docs
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A lot of people wonder how Chinese parents raise such stereotypically successful kids. They wonder what Chinese parents do to produce so many math whizzes and music prodigies, what it's like inside the family, and whether they could do it too. Well, I can tell them, because I've done it... Amy Chua's daughters, Sophia and Louisa (Lulu) were polite, interesting and helpful, they had perfect school marks and exceptional musical abilities. The Chinese-parenting model certainly seemed to produce results. But what happens when you do not tolerate disobedience and are confronted by a screaming child who would sooner freeze outside in the cold than be forced to play the piano? Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother is a story about a mother, two daughters, and two dogs. It was supposed to be a story of how Chinese parents are better at raising kids than Western ones. But instead, it's about a bitter clash of cultures, a fleeting taste of glory, and how you can be humbled by a thirteen-year-old. Witty, entertaining and provocative, this is a unique and important book that will transform your perspective of parenting forever.

Clifford The Big Red Dog

Author: Norman Bridwell
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545529948
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Read all about Clifford's BIG ideas! Classic Clifford reissued! It only takes a little to BE BIG! Meet Clifford and Emily Elizabeth in the original Clifford book! Clifford is big. Clifford is red. But most of all, Clifford knows how to BE A GOOD FRIEND. The BE BIG campaign invites everyone, big and small, to take action and raise awareness for how CLIFFORD'S BIG IDEAS can make the world a better place.

The Dog Walker

Author: Joshua Stephens
Publisher: Melville House
ISBN: 1612194524
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A dog book for the 99%, The Dog Walker is a hugely entertaining look at the world’s greatest job—by an activist who spent a decade as a dog walker for the political class Dog walking: it’s every eight-year-old’s dream! You spend your day outdoors; you interact exclusively with silly, loving, ridiculous dogs; and you get paid for it. But the reality is . . . well, actually, the reality is pretty great, too, at least according to the anarchist Joshua Stephens’s eye-opening account of the dog walker’s life. An Anthony Bourdain of the dog walking set, Stephens reports on what every master of the trade—and every informed consumer—needs to know: always keep a spare set of keys, always have references, and never, ever board your beloved pet. But Stephens also goes deeper: he shows us what dog walking reveals about everything from gentrification to street harassment, and why radical empathy must always anchor every interaction—canine or otherwise. Rich with hilarious anecdotes, brilliant observations, and a powerful political conscience, The Dog Walker calls to mind David Rakoff at his most sardonic—if, that is, Rakoff had been an anarchist who walked dogs for a living. An irreverent and perceptive fish-out-of-water story, The Dog Walker is totally irresistible. From the Hardcover edition.

Congressional Record

Author: United States. Congress
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Shoe Dog

Author: Phil Knight
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501135937
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In this instant and tenacious 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), illuminating his company’s early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world’s most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands. Bill Gates named Shoe Dog one of his five favorite books of 2016 and called it “an amazing tale, a refreshingly honest reminder of what the path to business success really looks like. It’s a messy, perilous, and chaotic journey, riddled with mistakes, endless struggles, and sacrifice. Phil Knight opens up in ways few CEOs are willing to do.” Fresh out of business school, Phil Knight borrowed fifty dollars from his father and launched a company with one simple mission: import high-quality, low-cost running shoes from Japan. Selling the shoes from the trunk of his car in 1963, Knight grossed eight thousand dollars that first year. Today, Nike’s annual sales top $30 billion. In this age of start-ups, Knight’s Nike is the gold standard, and its swoosh is one of the few icons instantly recognized in every corner of the world. But Knight, the man behind the swoosh, has always been a mystery. In Shoe Dog, he tells his story at last. At twenty-four, Knight decides that rather than work for a big corporation, he will create something all his own, new, dynamic, different. He details the many risks he encountered, the crushing setbacks, the ruthless competitors and hostile bankers—as well as his many thrilling triumphs. Above all, he recalls the relationships that formed the heart and soul of Nike, with his former track coach, the irascible and charismatic Bill Bowerman, and with his first employees, a ragtag group of misfits and savants who quickly became a band of swoosh-crazed brothers. Together, harnessing the electrifying power of a bold vision and a shared belief in the transformative power of sports, they created a brand—and a culture—that changed everything.

The Butcher the Baker the Wine and Cheese Maker By the Sea

Author: Jennifer Schell
Publisher: TouchWood Editions
ISBN: 1771511508
Format: PDF
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A celebration of British Columbia's coastal cuisine with recipes and fork-lore from the region’s farmers, artisans, fishers, foragers, and chefs. The Butcher, the Baker, the Wine and Cheese Maker by the Sea is a tribute to the remarkable innovators and culinary leaders who make up west coast food culture. Discover some of the most diverse and delicious food on the planet--from the fabulous food-truck fare of Tofino to the elegant dishes of downtown Vancouver’s five-star restaurants, along the Sea to Sky highway to the famous après-ski pub grub of Whistler and the hearty, homegrown smorgasbord of the lush farming valley of Pemberton. In addition to delicious recipes, such as Beignet with Baked Bowen Apples, Sea Urchin Bruschetta with Avocado, Pepperoncino and Spot Prawns, and Huckleberry Crème Brûlée, this collection features the stories of more than 150 of the area’s experts. Discover why Vikram Vij is the maharaja of the west coast, how Lisa Ahier put a gourmet spin on traditional Texas taste, what inspired David Hawksworth to create his own foundation for young chefs, and where Donna Plough grows her sought-after BC artichokes. The follow-up to the international award-winning The Butcher, the Baker, the Wine and Cheese Maker: An Okanagan Cookbook, this collection is a commemoration of the intricate community, network, and culture that defines British Columbia’s coastline and the abundance it has to offer.

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What Millennials Want from Work How to Maximize Engagement in Today s Workforce

Author: Jennifer J. Deal
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071843329
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The most comprehensive, in-depth look at Millennials to date—essential for managers, HR professionals, and global business leaders seeking to align long-term organizational goals with the realities of the new workforce Millennials have been burdened with a reputation as spoiled, lazy, and entitled, but the reality behind the stereotype is far richer and more complex. Who are Millennials and what do they really want? Based on fieldwork and survey data from global research on more than 25,000 Millennials and 29,000 older workers in 22 countries, this book paints a comprehensive, scientifically accurate picture of what really motivates Millennials around the world. Learn how to get the most from Millennials by: • Improving workplace flexibility—because Millennials don’t separate life and work • Providing adequate support and feedback—because Millennials like to learn and grow • Coaching, not micromanaging—because Millennials value autonomy • Designing competitive salary structures—because Millennials know what’s up • Providing opportunities to contribute to society—because Millennials care about doing good Millennials want a satisfying job that pays well, coworkers they like and trust, advancement opportunities, and the occasional pat on the back. Who doesn’t want those things? This essential book explains who Millennials really are, and offers practical advice to help those who manage, lead, and work with Millennials to improve teamwork, increase productivity, strengthen organizational culture, and build a robust talent pipeline. Jennifer J. Deal is a senior research scientist at the Center for Creative Leadership and an affiliated research scientist at the Center for Effective Organizations at the University of Southern California. Alec Levenson is a senior research scientist at the Center for Effective Organizations at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.