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.

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)

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

Author: Amy Chua
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408825090
Format: PDF
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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.

The Reader

Author: Bernhard Schlink
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780375726972
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Hailed for its coiled eroticism and the moral claims it makes upon the reader, this mesmerizing novel is a story of love and secrets, horror and compassion, unfolding against the haunted landscape of postwar Germany. When he falls ill on his way home from school, fifteen-year-old Michael Berg is rescued by Hanna, a woman twice his age. In time she becomes his lover—then she inexplicably disappears. When Michael next sees her, he is a young law student, and she is on trial for a hideous crime. As he watches her refuse to defend her innocence, Michael gradually realizes that Hanna may be guarding a secret she considers more shameful than murder. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Family Business on the Couch

Author: Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470687479
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The challenge faced by family businesses and their stakeholders, is to recognise the issues that they face, understand how to develop strategies to address them and more importantly, to create narratives, or family stories that explain the emotional dimension of the issues to the family. The most intractable family business issues are not the business problems the organisation faces, but the emotional issues that compound them. Applying psychodynamic concepts will help to explain behaviour and will enable the family to prepare for life cycle transitions and other issues that may arise. Here is a new understanding and a broader perspective on the human dynamics of family firms with two complementary frameworks, psychodynamic and family systematic, to help make sense of family-run organisations. Although this book includes a conceptual section, it is first and foremost a practical book about the real world issues faced by business families. The book begins by demonstrating that many years of achievement through generations can be destroyed by the next, if the family fails to address the psychological issues they face. By exploring cases from famous and less well known family businesses across the world, the authors discuss entrepreneurs, the entrepreneurial family and the lifecycles of the individual and the organisation. They go on to show how companies going through change and transition can avoid the pitfalls that endanger both family and company. The authors then apply tools that will help family businesses in transition and offer their analyses and conclusions. Readers should draw their own conclusions from careful examination of the cases, identifying the problems or dilemmas faced and the options for improved business performance and family relationships. They should ask what they might have done in the given situation and what new insight into individual or family behaviour each case offers. The goal is to avoid a bitter ending.

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

Author: Jennifer Schell
Publisher: TouchWood Editions
ISBN: 1771511508
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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.

Master of the Game

Author: Sidney Sheldon
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062015583
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Kate Blackwell is the symbol of success—a beautiful woman who has parlayed her inheritance into an international conglomerate. Now, celebrating her 90th birthday, Kate surveys the family she has manipulated, dominated, and loved: the fair and the grotesque, the mad and the mild, the good and the evil—her winnings in life.

Let the Story Do the Work

Author: Esther Choy
Publisher: AMACOM
ISBN: 0814438024
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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People forget facts, but they never forget a good story. \It sounds so simple: Incorporate a story and people will remember your message. But when you get down to crafting one, there's nothing easy about it. Material for stories surrounds us. Yet few people are skilled at sharing personal anecdotes and even fewer know how to link them to professional goals. Whether you want to stand out in the interview process, add punch to a presentation, or make a compelling case for a new initiative, Let the Story Do the Work shows you how to mine your experience for simple narratives that convey who you are, what you want to achieve, and why others should care. Packed with enlightening examples, the book explains how to find the perfect hook, structure your story...and deliver it at the right time in the right way. You'll discover how to use stories to: Capture attention * Engage your audience * Change minds * Inspire action * Bring facts and data to life * Clarify challenging concepts * Pitch persuasively * Fundraise effectively * And more Never underestimate the power of a great story. Learn to leverage the elements of storytelling-and turn everyday communications into opportunities to connect, gain buy-in, and build lasting relationships.