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As soon as The Beatles became famous, the spin machine began to construct a myth--one that has continued to this day. But the truth is much more interesting, much more exciting, and much more moving. In this masterpiece, Bob Spitz has written the biography for which Beatles fans have been waiting. 32 pages of b/w photos.
Offers a bold solution to our recurring economic crises: innovative new forms of institutional ownership Takes the reader on a global journey to meet the people and organizations that are pioneering new forms of life-sustaining ownership By the author of the classic The Divine Right of Capital Looking around at the wreckage left in the wake of the world economy's latest crisis, veteran business journalist Marjorie Kelly noticed that some institutions were left relatively unscathed. What did they have in common? The key, Kelly realized, is seemingly obscure: ownership. Prominent among the survivors were organizations that combined the flexibility of traditional private ownership with a focus on the common good. As long as businesses are set up to focus exclusively on maximizing quarterly returns for a limited group of individuals, the economy will be plagued by destructive boom-bust cycles. But now people are experimenting with new forms of ownership. We are in the midst of the most creative period of economic innovation since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution. Kelly calls these new forms generative: aimed at creating the conditions for life for many generations to come. They are in contrast to the dominant ownership designs of today, which can be called extractive: aimed at extracting short-term financial wealth. To understand these emerging ownership alternatives, Kelly reports from all over the world, visiting a community-owned wind facility in Massachusetts, a lobster cooperative in Maine, a multibillion-dollar employee-owned department-store chain in London, a foundation-owned pharmaceutical in Denmark, a farmer-owned dairy in Wisconsin, and other places where an economy that works for all is being built. This is not a moment for old solutions and tired approaches. As we enter a new era of limits, alternative ownership designs can help it become an era of fairness, sustainability, and community.
Outlines a new leadership approach tailored to the realities of the twenty-first century Features chapters by such leading authors as Matthew Fox, Diana Whitney, and Alan Briskin Edited and annotated by the author of the bestselling The Hero Within The traditional model of the heroic leader single-handedly piloting the organization was always something of a myth, but it is especially unrealistic now. We live in a complex, fast-evolving, highly connected world. There is simply too much for a single person to keep track of or to address successfully. Leaders today must not only optimize all their own faculties--mind, body, and spirit--they must harvest the full capacities of those around them. To discover what leadership models are working now, the prestigious Fetzer Institute, along with the University of Maryland's School of Public Policy, and the International Leadership Association, brought together an impressive, interdisciplinary group of scholars and practitioners. The group drew on psychology, sociology, neuroscience, organizational change theory, myths and wisdom traditions, social networking theory, and the actual experiences of successful leaders to discover how leaders today achieve transformational results. The first part of the book offers an overview of what transformational leadership is, how it works, and how it is evolving. The second part shows readers how to increase cognitive complexity, link up their conscious and unconscious minds, and lead in ways that connect mind, heart, and spirit. The third part describes ways of leading groups to harvest collective wisdom and promote coordinated performance in the service of transformational ends. The conclusion explores how transformational communication can anchor new learnings so that they become habitual. Overall, The Transforming Leader reframes the challenge of leading in today's interdependent, unpredictable world. Its message is that if we update our thinking, enhance the quality of our being, deepen our sense of relatedness with the ecology of our natural and social worlds, and practice transformational communication, things no longer have to be so hard.
In a story of warmth and surprise, Allen Say explores the origins of artistic inspiration. Elegant illustrations portray the journey of a child who discovers that creativity ultimately comes from within.
He's a Marine...she grew up on a commune. He always puts duty first...she's a free spirit with an unshakable belief in Fate. He loves routine and order...she brings chaos and creativity wherever she goes. They're going to balance each other perfectly--or drive each other completely, utterly insane... On a wild pre-deployment celebration in Las Vegas, Captain Timothy O'Shay encounters free-spirited beauty Skye McDermott, and for once lets down his guard. Now his life is about to take off in directions he never could have imagined...
This pocket-sized reference on key development data for over 200 countries provides profiles of each country with 54 development indicators about people, environment, economy, technology and infrastructure, trade, and finance.
Emotional intelligence (EI) is one of the most widely discussed topics in current psychology. Although first mentioned in the professional literature nearly two decades ago, in the past five years it has received extensive media attention.
When Rita Williams was four, her mother died in a Denver boarding house. This death delivered Rita into the care of her aunt Daisy, the last surviving African American widow of a Union soldier and a maverick who had spirited her sharecropping family out of the lynching South and reinvented them as ranch hands and hunting guides out West. But one by one they slipped away, to death or to an easier existence elsewhere, leaving Rita as Daisy's last hope to right the racial wrongs of the past and to make good on a lifetime of thwarted ambition. If the Creek Don't Rise tells how Rita found her way out from under this crippling legacy and, instead of becoming "a perfect credit to her race," discovered how to become herself.Set amid the harsh splendor of the Colorado Rockies, this is a gorgeous, ruthless, and unique account of the lies families live-and the moments of truth and beauty that save us.
This text contains a selection of Thomas Jefferson's writings which include his autobiography, the Declaration of Independence, entries from his travel journals, biographical sketches of his contemporaries, public and private letters, and 'Notes on Virginia.'
An earthquake and the discovery of a mysterious antique mirror unleash forces that jolt sixteen-year-old Addie McNeal back to 1917 Seattle, just as the United States is entering World War I. Addie finds herself shuttling back and forth between past and present, drawn in both times to the grand Jewel Theater. In both decades the existence of the Jewel is threatened and war is looming . . . and someone she cares about is determined to fight. Eventually, Addie realizes that only she has the key to saving the Jewel--and the lives of her friends. But will she figure out how to manipulate the intricately woven threads of time and truly set things right?
The story of a formative year in 12-year-old Franny Chapman's life, and the life of a nation facing the threat of nuclear war.
The International Story is an anthology with guidelines for reading and writing about fiction.
This is an outstanding book which examines the ecology, organization, and financing of health care policies and practices. The social justice perspective provides an original framework for incorporating the consequences of discrimination, oppression, economic injustice, empowerment, and reconciliation into health care policies and practices.
In the Ooni Kingdom, children born dada-with vines growing in their hair-are rumored to have special powers. Zahrah Tsami doesn't know anything about that. She feels normal. Others think she's different-they fear her. Only Dari, her best friend, isn't afraid of her. But then something begins to happen-something that definitely marks Zahrah as different-and the only person she can tell is Dari. He pushes her to investigate, edging them both closer and closer to danger. Until Dari's life is on the line. Only Zahrah can save him, but to do so she'll have to face her worst fears alone, including the very thing that makes her different.
Juliet is a worrier, but when constant bickering between her and her younger sister leads Juliet to move into her own bedroom, she discovers the Worry Tree her grandmother used as a girl to relieve her own concerns.
The author of "Dreaming Anastasia" weaves a masterful combination of folklore, suspense, and romance with an action-packed pace. Anne is bound by the witch Baba Yaga to undertake a journey into past, present, and future that will determine her destiny--and that of everyone she loves.
Sunny Landers is utterly devoted to her father's dream-a transcontinental railroad that would run from Chicago to the Pacific. Journeying west on a wagon train, she discovers for herself the glories of the unsettled country. . . and the unsettling half-Cherokee, Colt Travis. He was like the land of his birth: handsome yet wild, imposing, and dangerous. Against an endless horizon, Colt opens her heart to a passion she never dreamed possible. But in a country torn apart by war and progress, can they ever find a way to stay together?
Armed with only a suitcase and dozens of copies of Austen's novels, professor Amy Elizabeth Smith took to the road and organized book clubs in six different Central and South American countries. Along the way, she battled through a life-threatening illness, discovered friendship and love, and learned more about life-and the power of Austen-than she ever could have imagined. All Roads Lead to Austen celebrates the wisdom of letting go and becoming, no matter what our age.
Partisan warfare has never been so much fun. How to Win a Fight With a Liberal is the ultimate survival guide to arguing politics, filled with all the cunning strategies, damning facts, and merciless ridicule conservatives need to give their liberal 'friends, neighbors and countrymen' the verbal smackdown of a lifetime. With the presidential election approaching, this irreverent yet practical guide is essential reading for unpracticed neophytes and seasoned politicos alike - the perfect primer for anyone who's ever fantasized about smacking sense into a misguided left-wing adversary. Includes: 'The 10 Commandments of Partisan Warfare' 'The Liberal Hall of Shame' '27,000 Ways to Insult Liberals' 'Kick-ass Arguments: A Step-by-Step Guide' . . . and much, much more! PRAISEFOR DANIEL KURTZMAN 'You should pick up this book before your next dinner party. ' Gayle King, editor-at-large of 'O, The Oprah Magazine' and host of 'The Gayle King Show' on Oprah and Friends 'Daniel Kurtzman doesn't have a political axe to grind. He has two axes to grind. And he does it with the sharpest wit seen in these bipartisan parts for quite some time. Crisscrossing the aisle with wickedglee; no matter which book you finish first, you'll immediately want to run out and get the other one to discover what he said about your side. Just remember to wear a disguise. ' Will Durst, political satirist and author of 'The All-American Sport of Bipartisan Bashing' 'No one knows political satire like Daniel Kurtzman. ' Andy Borowitz, creator of The Borowitz Report and author of 'The Republican Playbook' 'When the folks over at JibJab are looking for a fair and balanced laugh, Daniel Kurtzman's our guy. His 'How to Win a Fight with a Liberal / Conservative' will have you in stitches regardless of your political affiliation!' Gregg Spiridellis, co-founder of JibJab. com
The Darcys get pulled into the Regency craze for Egypt in this romantic and adventurous Pride and Prejudice continuation by bestselling author Amanda Grange and Egyptology expert Jacqueline Webb. When Elizabeth, Darcy and their lively children go to Egypt with Colonel Fitzwilliam's younger brother, romantic interludes between Darcy and Elizabeth intertwine with the unraveling of a mystery dating back to an ancient Egyptian woman. They find long-hidden treasure, thwart a theft and betrayal by the ever villainous George Wickham, and lay to rest an ancient ghost.
A sizzling second book in a new contemporary series featuring sexy chefs. Newly divorced chef Olivia Marconi is balanced on the knife-edge of a major meltdown. A week in Italy with Sean, her hot divorce attorney--not to mention the fantastic food and wine--sounds like the perfect getaway. If only she wasn't there to break her parents' hearts by quitting the family business. Sean's attention makes her feel brave, desirable, and adventurous again. But Sean is hiding something, and Olivia is short on trust these days. Can a romantic interlude in Italy turn into something more, or will it all go up in smoke?
Brandr the Far-Traveled is revered by his fellow vikings: his bed skills are the stuff of steamy legend, his sword sings of death on the field of battle, and he can call up fire from thin air. Enslaved through trickery, he's determined to woo his new owner into freeing him. Too bad her heart's as icy as the frozen North. Katla is sworn to avenge her husband's death at the hands of Brandr's father. But she didn't count on Brandr's dangerous masculinity or the way he awakens her long forgotten desires. Can Brandr seduce his way free, or will love make slaves of them both?
Unemployed New York Timessports reporter, Jessica James gives up her big city life and moves into a borrowed house in Boise, Idaho. She's determined to become a great romance writer, and she only has one obstacle: she doesn't believe in love. Writing quickly becomes a challenge, so Jessica decides to go out and find some inspiration. She soon meets sexy, outdoorsy doctor Fisher Kincaid, who's more than happy to teach her all about love. . .
Pia has always told her pony everything. . . but now he's talking back!It's hard being the new girl in town-new school, new stable, new rivalries. It seems Pia's only friend is her pony, Drummer. But horses can't talk. . . can they?Suddenly, all the horses are talking-to Pia! Now she can understand Drummer, and does he have a lot to say! Who knew this sweet-looking horse would have such an attitude. When news of Pia's pony-whispering power spreads, her popularity grows and she finally feels like she belongs. . . that's when everything starts to go wrong.
More than 1000 frozen drink recipes! The best drinks from the blender The Ultimate Little Frozen Drinks Book is the perfect drink resource for any bar, party or event. With more than 1,000 of the best blender recipes from America's favorite restaurants and bars, you'll find incredible drinks sure to cool off any hot day or night. Featuring recipes from America's best bartenders, the readers of Bartender magazine and www. bartender. com, this book contains just about every frozen drink served by the professionals. Every frozen cocktail you can imagine (and some you can't)!
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