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Goldratt shows how to apply his Theory of Constraints to a variety of businessess and a variety of departments in those industries.
Will Lulu get her birthday wish, or will she spend it having everyone love her baby sister, and the lions, and the seals, and everyone but her?
Stefanie Wilder-Taylor has never been one to take the easy, conventional route. In her latest work It's Not Me, It's You, she unabashedly showcases a life well lived, ignoring all wisdom, but yet somehow, coming out on top. Combining her trademark biting wit and straightforward common sense, the anticipated comedic memoir delivers outrageous tales from all periods of her life and family history. From Taylor's outlook on working hard (audition for a game show instead) to getting her husband to propose (forget The Rules: try nagging and physical violence) these stories venture beyond daycare, sure to entertain both parents and non-parents alike. Covering a wide range of topics that explore the anxiety, frustration, and exhaustion that accompany the rewarding, comical, awe-inspiring, and life-altering roles of parent, teenager, wife, and daughter, It's Not Me, It's You offers readers an escape, empathy, and plenty of laughs.
What seems like just a common, no-harm-done excuse-"It's not my fault!"-is often a dangerous trap, say Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend, because people don't recognize what the blaming mindset does to them. It not only keeps them from overcoming the effects of all that they can't control-like other people, circumstances and genetics-but separates them from a solution. And when they give away the ownership of their life, they end up losing the one opportunity they have to fulfill their dreams and enjoy God's best. Using eight principles, a variety of true stories and their years of experience as professional psychologists, Cloud and Townsend enlighten readers on how to make empowering choices-and how to build the life they want to live. It may seem impossible but it's true: taking personal responsibility is not only liberating, it is the best-and perhaps the only-way for a person to get what they really want out of life.
America knows Jaime Pressly as Joy Turner, the feisty cheatin' ex-wife of Earl Hickey on the NBC hit show My Name Is Earl. Like her character, the Emmy Award-winning actress is, at heart, a smart, vibrant, small-town Southern girl. In this humorous and honest book, she recalls her journey from Kinston, North Carolina, to Hollywood, California, to motherhood, and the fortitude it took to make her dreams come true, including separating from her troubled past, overcoming her own bad choices, and dealing with success when it finally came her way. Pressly speaks openly of her extremely colorful family and of her growing understanding of how their lives have been shaped by larger forces, including prejudice, power, privilege, love, loss, and longing. She shares how the lessons she learned from their lives impacted her own journey and helped her succeed where so many others have failed. Inspiring, heart-wrenching, and laugh-out-loud funny, It's Not Necessarily Not the Truth offers a slice of American life sure to touch the hearts of readers everywhere.
Now in paperback, the hilarious exposé on the media gone awry, from the creator of the wildly popular Fark. comHave you ever noticed certain patterns in the news you see and read each day? Perhaps it's the blatant fear-mongering in the absence of facts on your local six o'clock news ("Tsunami could hit the Atlantic any day!" Everybody panic!), or the seasonal articles that appear year after year ("Roads will be crowded this holiday season. " Thanks, AAA. ) It's Not News, It's Fark is Drew Curtis's clever examination of the state of the media today and a hilarious look at the go-to stories mass media uses when there's just not enough hard news to fill a newspaper or a news broadcast. Drew exposes eight stranger-than-fiction media patterns that prove just how little reporting is going on in the world of reporters today. It's Not News, It's Fark examines all the "news" that was never fit for print in the first place, and promises to have you laughing along the way.
A book of self-revealing poems and prose by Michael Lally who was acclaimed as "The Godfather of Poetry" by magazines, newspapers and his contemporaries.
Two of today's top addiction consultants guide families devastated by a loved one's addiction. As countless families can attest, addiction is a disease that destroys families, not just individuals. Secrecy, depression, anger, and confusion are hallmark traits of addicted families. Addiction wrecks the family's home life, consumes the family's financial resources, and depletes the family's emotional reserves. Now, having helped thousands of families confront addiction, two of the nation's leading interventionists, Robert Poznanovich and Andrew T. Wainwright, have created a survival guide for families. With compelling case histories and real-life scenarios, the authors set forth a practical course of action for families to break free from the grip of addiction, a process that culminates with an intervention for the addict. The process liberates and forever changes the family. Even if the addict refuses treatment, truth about addiction has been spoken during the intervention and the family is free to move ahead with or without the addict. In 2001, authors Andrew T. Wainwright and Robert Poznanovich founded Addiction Intervention Resources, Inc. (AIR), a national behavioral health consulting, intervention and recovery management company that provides solutions to families and organizations that are struggling as a result of addictions, eating disorders, and mental illness in their homes and offices. They specialize in alcohol intervention, drug addiction intervention, sex addiction intervention, gambling intervention, eating disorder intervention and other compulsive self-destructive behavior interventions as well as mental health intervention and crisis management.
From the author of the groundbreaking bestseller Queer in America, a myth-shattering look at the present and future of gay rights Marriage equality has surged across the country. Closet doors have burst open in business, entertainment, and even major league sports. But as longtime advocate Michelangelo Signorile argues in his most provocative book yet, the excitement of such breathless change makes this moment more dangerous than ever. Puncturing the illusion that victory is now inevitable, Signorile marshals stinging evidence that an age-old hatred, homophobia, is still a basic fact of American life. He exposes the bigotry of the brewing religious conservative backlash against LGBT rights and challenges the complacency and hypocrisy of supposed allies in Washington, the media, and Hollywood. Not just a wake-up call, It's Not Over is also a battle plan for the fights to come in the march toward equality. Signorile tells the stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans who have refused to be merely tolerated, or worse, and are demanding full acceptance. And he documents signs of hope in schools and communities finding new ways to combat ignorance, bullying, and fear. Urgent and empowering, It's Not Over is a necessary book from one of our most electrifying voices.
In It's Not Over 'Til It's Over, Al Silverman, former editor of Sportmagazine and author of I Am Third(on which the movie Brian's Songwas based), exuberantly re-creates the most electrifying down-to-the-wire sports turnarounds of the last hundred years. With extraordinary narrative detail and fresh insights culled from interviews with many of the participants of these now-legendary contests, It's Not Over 'Til It's Overcaptures the thrill and astonishment of players and spectators alike. Whether it is the bottom of the ninth, the 15th round, or the eighteenth hole that brings cheering, screaming, fans to their feet, each of these thirteen tales celebrates the uncompromising, unwillingness to quit that has proven, time and again: you better not leave the stadium early.
A mysterious healer with ancient secrets.A deadly game of deception and betrayal.A frantic hunt for truth and love.From outer appearances, Lindy Lee has it all: a successful career as a pediatrician, a gorgeous husband that adores her, and the son that she always wanted. Just when she thinks all is safe and secure in her world, Nick Lewis, the man who betrayed her love reappears after ten years and her life spins out of control. Lindy's career, her son's health and marriage spiral downhill as she is pursued relentlessly by Nick and attacked by the same people who years earlier had ridiculed her for her spiritual beliefs. It is not until she comes in contact with a mysterious healer that she and the others tied together by their secret passions, greed and religious beliefs are forced to face long-buried hurts.But Lindy Lee is hiding behind a past that . Betrayed by her family and the man she loved, she harbors feelings of anger and distrust.
Ben Brooks-Dutton's wife - the great love of his life - was knocked down and killed by a car as he walked beside her, pushing their two-year-old son in his buggy. Life changed forever. Suddenly Ben was a widower deep in shock, left to raise their bewildered child alone. In the aftermath Ben searched for guidance from men in similar situations, but it appeared that young widowed fathers don't talk. Well-meaning loved ones admired his strength. The unwritten rule seemed to be to 'shut up, man up and hide your pain'. Lost, broken and afraid of the future, two months after his wife Desreen's death, Ben started a blog with the aim of rejecting outdated conventions of grief and instead opening up about his experiences. Within months Life as a Widower, had received a million hits and had started an all-too-often hushed conversation about the reality of loss and grief. This is the story of a man and a child who lost the woman they so dearly love and what happened in the year that followed. Ben describes the conflicting emotions that come from facing grief head on. He rages against the clich?s used around loss and shows the strange and cruel ways in which grief can take hold. He also charts what it means to become a sole parent to a child who has lost their mother and cannot yet understand the meaning of death. Through the shock and sadness shine moments of hope and insight. So much of what Ben learns comes from watching his son struggle, survive and live, as children do, from moment to moment where hurt can turn to happiness and anger can turn to joy. This is a story of loss, heartbreak and courage. At its heart is the funny, infuriating and life affirming relationship between a father and son and their ongoing love for an extraordinary woman.
Fans of the hit Bravo show Tabatha's Salon Takeover tune in for the straight-shooting, unvarnished commentary of its ballsy, stylish, and savvy star. Though millions admire Tabatha Coffey's unflinching honesty and never-say-die attitude, some do not and have even taken to name-calling. Refusing to let others define her, she has reclaimed the word "bitch," transforming it to fit the person she is: Brave, Intelligent, Tenacious, Creative, and Honest. In It's Not Really About the Hair, this deeply private woman shares the experiences of her own life to encourage you to get in touch with your own inner bitch. Tabatha reveals how she used her strength and openness to help define her signature look, personal relationships, life choices, and tenacious work ethic-one that in her own words likens her to "a pit bull with a bone." Here are the people and the circumstances that have led her to a place of honesty, self-assurance, satisfaction, and success-from her tough-minded mum to her famous mentors, her peers, and clients. Part memoir, part business manual, and part coaching guide on achieving self-acceptance and love, It's Not Really About the Hair teaches you that it's all right to be who you are, stand up for what you believe in, and do what makes you happy without being defined by others. Tabatha Coffey's raw, funny, shocking, and always inspirational story will encourage you to celebrate the long-lasting and most important beauty of all-the true beauty that is you.
Rocket scientist, internet entrepreneur, and popular speaker Mary Spio presents practical advice for beating the odds, breaking the mold, and charting your own path to achieve true successMary Spio, the United States Ambassador of Innovation, went from being a barefoot girl in Ghana to a rocket scientist with major patents with Boeing. Mary is also an internet entrepreneur who speaks throughout the world about how anyone with a dream and some tools can harness the digital world for success and prosperity. In IT'S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE, she presents advice and empowering stories that will inspire readers to move beyond their comfort zones into mastery and empowerment. IT'S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE reveals the habits and traits of people who defy convention, overcome limited thinking, and crush the odds to achieve breakthrough success--and shows readers how to strike their own uncommon path. It shares the secrets to cultivating curiosity, creativity, compassion, audacity, passion, obsessive focus and tenacity to attain their dreams and change the world. It's not Rocket Science is an inspiring and entertaining read for anyone who desires to be empowered with the mindset needed to propel their life to new heights.Learn how some of the world's most successful people shatter boundaries.Discover how your difference creates your relevance and your significance.Uncover your inner spark and learn how to fuel your own flame.Understand why a Defy-ing Moment is a defining moment.Find your path to success -however you define it.
Over last thirty years, new technology, fashion, and social set-ups have spawned new cliches galore. Everything on the Internet is available at the 'click of a mouse', TV presenters ask the audience to 'give it up' when they want them to applaud, call centres tell us 'we value your call' even though 'all our operators are busy'. And if you're 'gobsmacked' by all this you may be told to 'get a life', 'chill out' or 'whatever'. It's Not Rocket Science sifts through all aspects of modern life to find the most prevalent, ubiquitous and downright irritating cliches of our age. This high-octane, caffeine-fuelled, dictionary of cliches highlights the freshly-hackneyed phrases we're being subjected to 24/7. So how good is that? And what's not to like?
Belly thought her romance with Conrad was picture-perfect: She was all grown up and dating the boy of her dreams. But things with Conrad were never exactly as she had dreamed (obsessed) about. He keeps getting more distant and distracted, and Belly wishes she could walk away. But when Jeremiah calls her to tell her Conrad has seemingly gone missing, it takes her only seconds to start packing her things. Belly embarks on a journey to find him...no matter how much what she discovers will hurt her.
From the Book Jacket: It's Not the Dogs, It's the People!" ...If you have ever uttered that phrase, this book is for you! As a pet dog trainer, you have learned skills and mastered techniques that enable you to train dogs successfully. The good news is, you can do the same with your human clients! Discover powerful, practical techniques you can apply immediately. Learn to handle difficult personality types, from Argumentative Al to Bland Betty, from Look-at-Me Leah to Know-It-All Ned. Become adept at managing situations like emotional blackmail, unrealistic expectations, TWI (Training While Intoxicated), tardiness, haggling and more. Chapters Include: Basic Human-Training Skills Family Dynamics Working with Kids Training Hordes of Wild Humans Dealing with Difficult Personality Types Sticky Situations Personal Safety "Terrific! Insightful, witty, packed full of useful information and rooted in compassion. Nicole's book will benefit novice as well as professional dog trainers and as a result, clients and dogs alike. I can't recommend this book highly enough! " - Paul Owens, author of The Dog Whisperer: A Compassionate, Nonviolent approach to Dog Training
Karen Newman has decided she'll never get married. Just look at her parents. All they do is fight. And now Karen's dad has moved out of the house and he and her mom are talking about divorce. Her older brother has locked himself away in his room, her little sister is a mess, and she can't bring herself to talk about any of it with her best friend. She's never felt so alone. Yet in spite of everything Karen is sure she can set things right again if only she can get her parents together in the same room. Or will her fantasy backfire?
The world is in crisis, but you don't have to be. We all know resilient people who bounce back from hardship and create their best lives. That's the promise of change. Other people stress out and melt down, losing hope and health. That's the danger in times of change. The good news is that resilience isn't a genetic gift for the lucky few. It's an easily understood skill that anyone can practice and master. Resilient people face reality head on, take action, find deeper meaning in life, laugh often, and are masters of improvisation. A new kind of natural selection is already having its way with us. Hopeful, stress-hardy people will rule the world. And as change and uncertainty escalate, those prone to stress will be less able to compete. This book by Joan Borysenko is the key you need to step into a bold new future that works for us all.
Are you surrounding yourself with the right people?Yes, your success in business and in life depends on your own performance. But have you thought about how those around you affect that performance? Do they strengthen or weaken it? Help or hinder your progress?In It's Not the How or the What but the Who (a phrase adapted from Amazon's Jeff Bezos), renowned global talent management expert Claudio Fernández-Aráoz explains why people decisions-the choices you make about friends, your spouse, employees, project partners, mentors, and even elected officials-are more important than any other. To thrive, you need to get the best people in your corner and on your team, and then help them grow. Yet few people know how to do that well.In a series of short, lively essays, Fernández-Aráoz addresses the challenges and explains how to overcome them. Based on research and stories from his nearly thirty-year career in global executive search and leadership development, each offers wisdom and practical advice about how to "get people right" in a more systematic way-from identifying your biases and accurately assessing the skills and potential of others to selecting, developing, motivating, compensating, and diversifying teams.Engaging and often counterintuitive, the book is packed with important lessons on how to surround yourself with the best.
Succeed by mastering the art of the whoWhy surround yourself with the best? Because it matters-in all aspects of life.In fact, in professional environments, getting people right-what global leadership authority Claudio Fernández-Aráoz calls "the art of great 'who' decisions"-marks the difference between success and failure. To thrive, you need to identify those with the highest potential, get them in your corner and on your team, and help them grow. Yet surprisingly very few of us are able to meet that challenge.This series of short and engaging essays outlines the obstacles to great "who" decisions and offers solutions to address them in a systematic way. Drawing from several decades of experience in global executive search and talent development, as well as the latest management and psychology research, Fernández-Aráoz offers wisdom and practical advice to improve the choices we make about employees and mentors, business partners and friends, top corporate leaders and even elected officials.The personal stories and cutting-edge studies described in the book will help you understand both your own failings and the external forces commonly at play in staffing decisions. The author shares concrete recommendations on how to select the best people, bring out their strengths, foster collective greatness in the groups you've assembled, and create not only better organizations but also a better society.Starting with the cases of Amazon pioneer Jeff Bezos and Brazilian tycoon Roger Agnelli and continuing with individual and corporate examples from around the world, Fernández-Aráoz paints a vivid picture of what great "who" decisions look like and presents a fresh and commanding argument about why they matter more than ever today.
It's Not the Size of the Data - It's How You Use It: Smarter Marketing with Analytics and Dashboardsby Koen Pauwels
Brand tracking, CRM programs, trade shows, online behavior tracking, satisfaction studies. Mounds of marketing metrics are generated across touchpoints and channels. It can be information overload--too much, too scattered. But locked in the vast quantity of information are accurate, data-driven answers to every marketing question. Analytic dashboards are transformative web-based tools that gather, syn the size, and visually display essential data in real time, directly connecting marketing with performance. World renowned marketing expert Koen Pauwels supplies a simple yet rigorous methodology and wealth of case studies to help any size organization, in any industry, turn data into productive action. He explains step by step how to: Gain crucial IT support Build a rock-solid database Select key leading performance indicators Design the optimal dashboard layout Use marketing analytics to improve decisions and reap rewards Gut decisions are outdated and downright dangerous. Whether you're trying to allocate resources between online and offline marketing, measure the ROI of specific efforts, or scale up a creative campaign, dashboard analytics bring scientific precision and insight to marketing efforts--with far better results.
At loose ends the summer their parents separate, fourteen-year-old twins open and operate a restaurant with the help of their friends.
It's Not What You Make, It's How You Use IT: Measuring the Welfare Benefits of the IT Revolution Across Countries1by Tamim Bayoumi Markus Haacker
A report from the International Monetary Fund.