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Zuppe: Ricette di Zuppe: Libro di Cucina per Deliziose Zuppe e Stufati

by E. D'Auria Andy Rhodes

Non c'è modo migliore di coltivare una community, amicizie, o semplicemente di rafforzare i rapporti con la famiglia che mangiare a tavola una calda e saporita zuppa. Se stai cercando ricette deliziose per tutti i giorni che soddisfino i tuoi desideri e il tuo portafogli, questo libro di cucina fa per te. Questo libro è un insieme di grandi varietà di ricette di zuppe da tanti paesi del mondo. rappresenta la cultura culinaria di ogni luogo e usa i diversi sapori, le sorprendenti combinazioni di ingredienti, che puoi comunque sfruttare a tuo vantaggio e modificare se ti va. Se hai mai pensato cose come: •Non ho tempo di cucinare. •Non so da dove iniziare o cosa fare. •Ci vuole troppo per prepararmi qualcosa. •Cucinare è troppo complicato! (sfatiamo questo mito) I Tuoi Problemi Sono Risolti --> SEMPLICI RICETTE CHE TI GUIDERANNO PASSO PASSO! Questo libro ti aiuterà a: •Risparmiare tempo e denaro •Apprendere moltissime ricette di zuppe fatte in casa •Imparare come cucinare e seguire attentamente le ricette

Zumos y otros secretos: Zumos y snacks saludables para cada día

by Samanta Mcmurray

Descubre de la mano de Samanta McMurray, la autora del exitoso blog Eat Love, el verdadero secreto de un estilo de vida sano: imaginativas recetas de zumos, desayunos y bocados, hechas con mucho amor, para hacer de la comida saludable una parte más de tu día a día. Zumos y otros secretos es un original libro de recetas fáciles y rápidas que te mostrará cómo preparar zumos y desayunos para empezar el día con energía, snacks para los momentos más golosos y sopas frías de lo más refrescantes. Todas las recetas están basadas en combinaciones originales de frutas, verduras, semillas y otros ingredientes naturales. En este libro encontrarás: - Más de 60 recetas saludables.- Un glosario de los alimentos básicos que hay que tener en cuenta para incorporar a nuestro día a día este nuevo estilo de alimentación.- Los secretos nutricionales de Samantha para hacer de la comida un pilar para una vida saludable.

La zona muerta

by Stephen King

A supernatural thriller that plunges the reader into the fate awaiting all mankind.

Una zona de oscuridad

by V. S. Naipaul

Una zona de oscuridad es un clásico fundamental de la literatura de viajes, probablemente el libro más elegante y apasionado que se haya escrito sobre la India Una zona de oscuridad es el primer libro del premio Nobel V.S. Naipaul sobre la tierra de sus antepasados, fruto de su primer viaje al subcontinente indio en 1964. Desde el caos de Bombay a la belleza inmarcesible de Cachemira, de una sagrada cueva helada en el Himalaya a un templo abandonado en Madrás, Naipaul descubre una asombrosa variedad de tipos humanos, modestos funcionarios públicos y criados arrogantes; un sinuoso santón y un fascinado estadounidense en busca de la fe. Naipaul también expone su reacción personal y distinta al paralizante sistema de castas, a la aparentemente serena aceptación de la pobreza y la miseria, y el conflicto entre el deseo de autodeterminación y la nostalgia por la dominación británica. En Una zona de oscuridad forma, junto a India, tras un millón de motines (DeBolsillo 2011) e India: una civilización herida, su aclamada trilogía sobre la India. «Mi India no era como la de los ingleses o los británicos. Mi India estaba llena de dolor. Unos sesenta años antes mis antepasados habían hecho el larguísimo viaje desde India hasta el Caribe, de al menos seis semanas, y aunque apenas se hablaba de ello cuando yo era pequeño, a medida que fui haciéndome mayor empezó a preocuparme cada vez más. De modo que, a pesar de ser escritor, yo no iba a la India de Forster o de Kipling. Iba a una India que solamente existía en mi cabeza...» La crítica ha dicho... «La literatura de viajes de Naipaul, inteligente y subjetiva, conforma una narración directa del choque de civilizaciones.» The New York Times «Esto es la India. No conozco otro libro que consiga capturar con tanta precisión esta locura... Brillante.» John Wain, The Observer «Sus dotes de narrador son espectaculares... Uno regresa con placer a las revelaciones que se van desvelando a un tiempo sobre la India y sobre él.» The Times (London) «Escriba en el género que escriba, Naipaul es un maestro.» The New York Review of Books

Zona

by Mathias Énard

Merecedora de los premios Décembre y Livre Inter y considerada una de las mejores novelas del autor galardonado con el Premio Goncourt en 2015, Zona plantea, según el propio Enard, «qué es esta Europa y por qué se cree tan perfecta; reflejar su lado oscuro me parecía obligatorio». En una noche decisiva, Francis Servain Mirkovíc toma el tren de Milán a Roma para vender un maletín lleno de secretos a un representante del Vaticano y, si todo sale según lo planeado, cambiar de vida. Hasta ahora ha sido agente secreto de la Zona, que empezó en Argelia y acabó extendiéndose progresivamente por los países de Oriente Próximo. Quince años lidiando con criminales de guerra, agitadores, terroristas y traficantes de armas, con intermediarios y sobre todo consigo mismo, inmerso en el embriagador ciclo de la violencia. El tren arranca, y con él empieza una larga frase que avanza sin apenas detenerse, un flujo de conciencia que explora el espacio y el tiempo para desenterrar los vestigios de las guerras mediterráneas. Al ritmo del traqueteo del tren, el autor esboza la memoria de este espía en cuya mente se entremezclan los verdugos con las víctimas, el heroísmo con el anonimato, pero también los pintores y los literatos con las amistades y los amores fracasados. Críticas:«La oración de 150.000 palabras que conforma la erudita y ambiciosa novela de Enard es un empeño por crear una enciclopedia flaubertiana de nuestros días al final de un siglo violento.»The New York Times «Una magnífica obra que recorría una barbarie vagabunda e ininterrumpida, desde los Balcanes, Libia o Birkenau hasta Troya.»ABC «Megalómana, casi monstruosa, Zona es una verdadera experiencia de lectura y en ocasiones una prueba.»Le Magazine Littéraire «Los lectores verán con qué facilidad se encabalga uno sobre el monólogo desquiciado del espía, con qué fascinación se deja uno llevar por su respiración... Lo más importante es el aliento. Y Zona lo tiene a raudales.»El espectador «Arriesgado pero inmenso, de una calidad incuestionable, un texto sin concesiones, contundente en su profundidad y deslumbrante en su estilo, intenso como la propia guerra... En definitiva, algo más que entretenimiento incruento.»Revista de Letras «Una obra maestra de principios de siglo XXI que pone de manifiesto lo que mueve a la Europa criminal.»Le Croix «Sus novelas rezuman pasión por el arte y la literatura.»Letras Libres

Zombie Theory: A Reader

by Sarah Juliet Lauro

Zombies first shuffled across movie screens in 1932 in the low-budget Hollywood film White Zombie and were reimagined as undead flesh-eaters in George A. Romero’s The Night of the Living Dead almost four decades later. Today, zombies are omnipresent in global popular culture, from video games and top-rated cable shows in the United States to comic books and other visual art forms to low-budget films from Cuba and the Philippines. The zombie’s ability to embody a variety of cultural anxieties—ecological disaster, social and economic collapse, political extremism—has ensured its continued relevance and legibility, and has precipitated an unprecedented deluge of international scholarship. Zombie studies manifested across academic disciplines in the humanities but also beyond, spreading into sociology, economics, computer science, mathematics, and even epidemiology. Zombie Theory collects the best interdisciplinary zombie scholarship from around the world. Essays portray the zombie not as a singular cultural figure or myth but show how the undead represent larger issues: the belief in an afterlife, fears of contagion and technology, the effect of capitalism and commodification, racial exclusion and oppression, dehumanization. As presented here, zombies are not simple metaphors; rather, they emerge as a critical mode for theoretical work. With its diverse disciplinary and methodological approaches, Zombie Theory thinks through what the walking undead reveal about our relationships to the world and to each other.Contributors: Fred Botting, Kingston U; Samuel Byrnand, U of Canberra; Gerry Canavan, Marquette U; Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, George Washington U; Jean Comaroff, Harvard U; John Comaroff, Harvard U; Edward P. Comentale, Indiana U; Anna Mae Duane, U of Connecticut; Karen Embry, Portland Community College; Barry Keith Grant, Brock U; Edward Green, Roosevelt U; Lars Bang Larsen; Travis Linnemann, Eastern Kentucky U; Elizabeth McAlister, Wesleyan U; Shaka McGlotten, Purchase College-SUNY; David McNally, York U; Tayla Nyong’o, Yale U; Simon Orpana, U of Alberta; Steven Shaviro, Wayne State U; Ola Sigurdson, U of Gothenburg; Jon Stratton, U of South Australia; Eugene Thacker, The New School; Sherryl Vint, U of California Riverside; Priscilla Wald, Duke U; Tyler Wall, Eastern Kentucky U; Jen Webb, U of Canberra; Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock, Central Michigan U.

The Zombie Stories of H. P. Lovecraft: Featuring Herbert West--Reanimator and More!

by H. P. Lovecraft

"A fantastic anthology by the true master of horror fiction. Highly recommended." -- Book Nutter's Book Reviews"This is an excellent collection of Lovecraft's 'zombie' stories, which serves both as a treat to old fans and a sampler to people who haven't read Lovecraft before. I would highly recommend this collection." -- Of Stacks and CupsJoyce Carol Oates, Stephen King, and other experts on horror fiction deem H. P. Lovecraft the master teller of weird tales. These six chilling stories - all published between 1921 and 1933 - offer compelling journeys into the land of the undead.The collection begins with "The Outsider," the tale of a recluse whose overwhelming loneliness emboldens him to seek out human contact. Subsequent stories include "Herbert West-Reanimator," written as a satire of Frankenstein and used as the source for a popular horror film; "In the Vault," in which an undertaker experiences supernatural revenge; "Cool Air," an account of a doctor's fanatical obsession with defying death; and "Pickman's Model," focusing on an artist's gallery of nightmares. "The Thing on the Doorstep" concludes the compilation with the compelling tale of a man whose body is preyed upon by a spirit that refuses to die.

Zombie Games (Origini)

by Kristen Middleton Piera Biffardi

La diciassettenne Cassandra Wild pensava che vivere nel caos dell'asilo nido di sua madre e affrontare i suoi nuovi sentimenti per Bryce, l'istruttore di arti marziali, fosse difficile, finché il suo mondo non è stato sconvolto. Quando un vaccino non testato inizia a mietere più vittime di un virus influenzale leggermente incontrollato, Cassie impara a sopravvivere in un mondo in cui i morti camminano e i vivi... corrono! Questa storia per giovani adulti è un'avventura spensierata condita con zombie, teenager in gamba, un uomo ossessionato dai videogiochi, un fastidioso ma decisamente SEXY istruttore di karate e umorismo quanto basta. Apocalisse zombie? Affrontala! Questo è un romanzo per giovani adulti, che include linguaggio osceno, violenza e contenuti sessuali di lieve entità. Consigliato per ragazzi a partire dai 16 anni.

Zombie Games (Orígenes)

by Kristen Middleton Yaiza Barrio Parra

Cassandra Wild, una joven de 17 años, pensaba que vivir en el caos de la guardería de su madre y tener que enfrentarse a sus nuevos sentimientos por Bryce, su instructor de artes marciales, era una constante lucha... hasta que su mundo se pone patas arriba. Cuando una vacuna sin testar resulta ser más mortífera que un descontrolado virus de la gripe Cassie aprende a sobrevivir en un mundo en el que los muertos caminan y los vivos... ¡corren!Esta historia para jóvenes adultos es una aventura desenfadada repleta de zombis, chicas adolescentes duras de pelar, un hombre obsesionado con los videojuegos, un irritante pero MUY ATRACTIVO instructor de kárate y toques de humor.¿El Apocalipsis Zombi? ¡Vamos!Esta es una novela de ficción para jóvenes adultos que incluye lenguaje soez, violencia y situaciones sexuales leves. Recomendada para jóvenes a partir de 16 años.

Zjawa Komisarza

by Claudio Ruggeri Katarzyna Urszula Długaszek

Komisarz Vincent Germano należy do policjantów starej daty. Urodził się w San Francisco, ale pewne spotkanie w wieku dwudziestu lat sprawia, że obecnie mieszka we Włoszech. Miejscowość Castelli Romani, prowincja na południe od Rzymu, jest tłem dla dwóch wydarzeń, dotyczących sędziego na "spalonym" i zaginiętej dziewczyny, które poddadzą ciężkiej próbie wnikliwość detektywistyczną Germana i jego ludzi.

Zion in America: The Jewish Experience from Colonial Times to the Present

by Henry L. Feingold

Scholarly yet highly readable survey covers Old World origins; profiles of New World cultures of German and Eastern European Jews; the effects of changing political and economic climates; the rise of labor movement; and immigrant settlement on the Lower East Side settlement.

Zingerman's Bakehouse

by Antonis Achilleos Frank Carollo Amy Emberling

This is the must-have baking book for bakers of all skill levels. Since 1992, Michigan's renowned artisanal bakery, Zingerman's Bakehouse in Ann Arbor, has fed a fan base across the United States and beyond with their chewy-sweet brownies and gingersnaps, famous sour cream coffee cake, and fragrant loaves of Jewish rye, challah, and sourdough. It's no wonder Zingerman's is a cultural and culinary institution. Now, for the first time, to celebrate their 25th anniversary, the Zingerman's bakers share 65 meticulously tested, carefully detailed recipes in an ebook featuring more than 50 photographs and bountiful illustrations. Behind-the-scenes stories of the business enrich this collection of best-of-kind, delicious recipes for every "I can't believe I get to make this at home!" treat.

Zeus and the Giant Iced Tea

by Leopold Mcginnis

Crafting wings out of wax and poems from the underground, Zeus and the Giant Iced Tea is a dreamlike voyage through poetic narrative format, blurring the line between poetry and fiction. Exploring the frenetic lives of Mexican cowboys, robots, sultans, Greek gods, and convenience store clerks, Zeus and the Giant Iced Tea shatters preconceived notions of poetry and instead offers a more accessible strain of literary free flow.

Zerogluten

by Mªluisa Barreiro

Aptas para tolerantes e intolerantes al gluten, las recetas del blog Zerogluten son variadas, asequibles y fáciles de preparar, y sorprenderán a los paladares más exigentes. En este libro se recogen apetitosas recetas para celíacos sin renunciar al placer de la buena mesa. Desde entrantes hasta postres, pasando por primeros, segundos platos, desayunos y meriendas. Zerogluten está pensado para preparar platos sabrosos y nutritivos con alimentos de precio asequible sin necesidad de realizar el gran gasto que conlleva la compra de los productos exclusivamente destinados a celíacos. Porque ser celíaco no implica renunciar a disfrutar de la buena cocina todos los días.

Zero to Maker: A Beginner's Guide to the Skills, Tools, and Ideas of the Maker Movement

by David Lang

Zero to Maker is part memoir and part how-to guidebook for anyone who is having thoughts like these:I feel like all I can do is write emails. I wish I had more hands-on skills even though I don't know what I would build...I have this one idea I've always wanted to make, but I don't know how to build it...I keep hearing about the "maker movement" but I'm not sure what that means or how I can join in...The book follows author David Lang's headfirst dive into the maker world and shows how he grew from an unskilled beginner to be a successful entrepreneur. You'll discover how to navigate this new community of makers, and find the best resources for learning the tools and skills you need to be a dynamic maker in your own right.The way we make things has changed. A new generation of tinkerers have emerged through online communities and powerful digital fabrication tools, and their creations are changing the world. This book follows the author's personal journey of transformation into a maker-entrepreneur. It is everyone's guide to combining inspiration and resources to effectively navigate this exciting new world.Lang reveals how he became a maker pro after losing his job and how the experience helped him start OpenROV, a DIY community and product line focused on underwater robotics. It all happened once he became an active member of the maker movement. Ready to take the plunge into the next Industrial Revolution? This guide provides a clear and inspiring roadmap.Take an eye-opening journey from unskilled observer to engaged makerLearn how to join this community, get access to tools and experts, and pick up new skillsUse a template for building a maker-based entrepreneurial lifestyle and prepare yourself for the careers of the futureThis book is for everyone who dreams of becoming a successful maker-entrepreneur. It not only satisfies the aspirational aspect but shows newcomers to the maker movement exactly how to join in.First published in 2013, this new edition features full-color photos and shares David's latest insights and experiences as he continues to grow as a maker entrepreneur and citizen scientist.

Zero-Sustainment Aircraft for the U.S. Air Force

by National Research Council

Overall Air Force weapon system sustainment (WSS) costs are growing at more than 4 percent per year, while budgets have remained essentially flat. The cost growth is due partly to aging of the aircraft fleet, and partly to the cost of supporting higher-performance aircraft and new capabilities provided by more complex and sophisticated systems, such as the latest intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) platforms. Furthermore, the expectation for the foreseeable future is that sustainment budgets are likely to decrease, so that the gap between budgets and sustainment needs will likely continue to grow wider. Most observers accept that the Air Force will have to adopt new approaches to WSS if it is going to address this problem and remain capable of carrying out its missions. In this context, the original intent of this 3-day workshop was to focus on ways that science and technology (S&T) could help the Air Force reduce sustainment costs. However, as the workshop evolved, the discussions focused more and more on Air Force leadership, management authority, and culture as the more critical factors that need to change in order to solve sustainment problems. Many participants felt that while S&T investments could certainly help--particularly if applied in the early stages ("to the left") of the product life cycle--adopting a transformational management approach that defines the user-driven goals of the enterprise, empowers people to achieve them, and holds them accountable, down to the shop level. Several workshop participants urged Air Force leaders to start the process now, even though it will take years to percolate down through the entire organization. These sustainment concerns are not new and have been studied extensively, including recent reports from the National Research Council's Air Force Studies Board and the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board.

The Zero Stone

by Andre Norton

A gem trader becomes the hunted as he seeks the truth about a mysterious stone rumored to be the key to all the power in the universe Apprentice gem trader Murdoc Jern lives on Angkor, a thriving hub of interstellar trade. One day, a furtive visitor brings him a ring discovered on an alien corpse. It's made of age-pitted metal surrounding a dull and lifeless stone. Yet it exerts a powerful hold on Murdoc. And when his father is killed, Murdoc begins a quest, taking with him his only legacy, the mysterious ring, which he knows is the key to his dad's death. Accompanied by Eet, a feline mutant with paranormal powers, Murdoc hurtles through space, where he's pursued by a religious order called the Green Robes. His journey takes him to distant planets and once-great armies marooned on vanished worlds. In a desperate battle to learn the ultimate meaning of the Zero Stone, Murdoc must bargain for his freedom--and his life--and confront the fate that befalls seekers of knowledge.

Zero Repeat Forever

by G. S. Prendergast

The 5th Wave meets Beauty and the Beast in this fast-paced and heart-stopping novel about an invasion of murderous creatures and one girl fighting for her life at the end of the world. He has no voice or name, only a rank, Eighth. He doesn’t know the details of the mission, only the directives that hum in his mind: Dart the humans. Leave them where they fall. His job is to protect his Offside. Let her do the shooting. Until a human kills her… Sixteen-year-old Raven is at summer camp when the terrifying armored Nahx invade. Isolated in the wilderness, Raven and her fellow campers can only stay put. Await rescue. Raven doesn’t like feeling helpless, but what choice does she have? Then a Nahx kills her boyfriend. Thrown together in a violent, unfamiliar world, Eighth and Raven should feel only hate and fear. But when Raven is injured, and Eighth deserts his unit, their survival comes to depend on trusting each other…

Zero-G: Green Space

by William Shatner Jeff Rovin

In the second installment of William Shatner’s Zero-G series, Director Samuel Lord must identify a mole sabotaging the top-secret NASA project aboard the US space station Empyrean, while also fighting a fast-replicating virus that threatens humanity.In the year 2050, the United States sends the FBI to govern its space station, The Empyrean. Under the command of suave, eighty-year-old director Samuel Lord, the “Zero-G” men are in charge of investigating terrorism, crime, corruption, and espionage, keeping an eye on the rival Chinese and Russian stations as well. Lord and his team are assisting NASA in conducting a top-secret project in the agricultural center of the Empyrean. Using microscopic robots called nanites, they plan to construct a vine that can survive in space. The vine will grow structural material for an elevator that will reach from the Empyrean to Earth. Unfortunately, a Russian spy inadvertently causes the growth to rage out of control, not only threatening the Empyrean, but the Russian space station Red Giant. Under the guidance of Director Samuel Lord, Zero-G must not only identify the spy, but help find a way to stop the fast-replicating vine…and a form of “space zombie” birthed by the nanites. The surprising solution takes Lord and a Russian pilot on a dangerous mission to Venus—where a shocking discovery awaits.

Zero Day (John Puller #1)

by David Baldacci

From David Baldacci--the modern master of the thriller and #1 worldwide bestselling novelist-comes a new hero: a lone Army Special Agent taking on the toughest crimes facing the nation.And Zero Day is where it all begins....John Puller is a combat veteran and the best military investigator in the U.S. Army's Criminal Investigation Division. His father was an Army fighting legend, and his brother is serving a life sentence for treason in a federal military prison. Puller has an indomitable spirit and an unstoppable drive to find the truth. Now, Puller is called out on a case in a remote, rural area in West Virginia coal country far from any military outpost. Someone has stumbled onto a brutal crime scene, a family slaughtered. The local homicide detective, a headstrong woman with personal demons of her own, joins forces with Puller in the investigation. As Puller digs through deception after deception, he realizes that absolutely nothing he's seen in this small town, and no one in it, are what they seem. Facing a potential conspiracy that reaches far beyond the hills of West Virginia, he is one man on the hunt for justice against an overwhelming force. David Baldacci is one of the world's favorite storytellers. His books are published in over 45 languages and in more than 80 countries, with over 110 million copies in print. David Baldacci is also the cofounder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America. Still a resident of his native Virginia, he invites you to visit him at www.DavidBaldacci.com and his foundation at www.WishYouWellFoundation.org, and to look into its program to spread books across America at www.FeedingBodyandMind.com.

Zen Guitar

by Philip Toshio Sudo

Unleash the song of your soul with Zen Guitar, a contemplative handbook that draws on ancient Eastern wisdom and applies it to music and performance.Each of us carries a song inside us, the song that makes us human. Zen Guitar provides the key to unlocking this song--a series of life lessons presented through the metaphor of music. Philip Sudo offers his own experiences with music to enable us to rediscover the harmony in each of our lives and open ourselves to Zen awareness uniquely suited to the Western Mind. Through fifty-eight lessons that provide focus and a guide, the reader is led through to Zen awareness. This harmony is further illuminated through quotes from sources ranging from Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix to Miles Davis. From those who have never strummed a guitar to the more experienced, Zen Guitar shows how the path of music offers fulfillment in all aspects of life--a winning idea and an instant classic.

¡Zaska! (¡Zaska! 1)

by Martina Klein

¡Un nuevo universo infantil de la mano de Martina Klein! Zaska tiene seis manos, seis piernas y tres cabezas, pero no es un monstruo. Zaska somos Lula, Nito y Beth, tres hermanos con una misión: ¡escribir un libro! Pero no tenemos ni idea de qué contar, así que hemos decidido comenzar a vivir aventuras. La verdad es que tampoco tenemos mucha idea de cómo vivir aventuras alucinantes, pero por suerte un mago bastante torpe siempre acaba metiéndonos en líos y enviándonos a los sitios más flipantes, aunque también peligrosos... En esta ocasión nos ha hecho desaparecer, y así hemos descubierto un fantástico país oculto que es a donde van a parar todas las cosas que los magos hacen desaparecer. Un lugar lleno de sombreros, conejos, naipes y, sorprendentemente, muchísimas ayudantes de magos. Es un sitio increíble, pero no está muy claro cómo vamos a salir de allí...

Zarsthor's Bane

by Andre Norton

Few authors have achieved such renown as World Fantasy Life Achievement honoree and Science Fiction Writers of America Grand Master Andre Norton. With the love of readers and the praise of critics, Norton's books have sold millions of copies worldwide.Zarsthor's Bane--it bound them all in a mystic web of ancient peril: the man whose madness drove him to seek it; the boy who followed him; the girl and her cat who crossed their path in the wild and lonely reaches of High Hallack; and the host of spirits waiting in lost An-Yak for the final confrontation of magic with magic, power with power . . .

Zara (edición actualizada): Visión y estrategia de Amancio Ortega

by David Martínez

Las claves del mayor milagro empresarial de las últimas décadas solo se pueden comprender conociendo a su creador, Amancio Ortega. El espectacular crecimiento de Zara es el fenómeno empresarial más destacado de la historia reciente de nuestro país. Nacida en un momento de clara decadencia de la industria textil, Zara se basa en un modelo de negocio que se ha demostrado imbatible, y que constituye un caso único, estudiado y admirado en todo el mundo. Su vertiginosa expansión y su éxito están inseparablemente ligados a la figura de su fundador, Amancio Ortega, y a su visión única del cliente y del negocio. Zara analiza cuáles son los principios y estrategias que a lo largo de las diferentes etapas de consolidación y crecimiento de la compañía han inspirado a Amancio Ortega a tomar las decisiones claves en cada momento y que constituyen la base de esta multinacional. Desde la gestión de las tiendas hasta el sistema de diseño y aprovisionamiento de Inditex, el libro recorre todos los aspectos de una brillante trayectoria que está estrechamente vinculada a la biografía y la personalidad excepcionales de su fundador, y a su forma de entender a los clientes y de gestionar su empresa. Los expertos opinan... «Por fin un libro equilibrado entre la historia de su patrón y la de la empresa que creó. Un libro interesante, repleto de datos inéditos, pero, sobre todo, valiente, ya que hay que serlo para poder escribir una historia optimista de una gran empresa española en los tiempos que corren.»José Luis Nueno, catedrático de Marketing del IESE «Pasar por delante de los amplios escaparates de Zara en Manhattan nos lleva a plantearnos ¿cómo ha llegado esta empresa a alcanzar su enorme éxito internacional, y cuáles son las claves de la personalidad de quien ha impulsado esta aventura? El libro de David responde a estas preguntas con enorme claridad.»Emili J. Blasco, corresponsal de ABC en EE.UU «Si alguien es digno de la admiración general es Amancio Ortega, que ha sido capaz de transformar todo un sector a nivel mundial. Cualquier esfuerzo encaminado a acercarnos a su figura, tal como realiza David Martínez, es un gran beneficio para todos los interesados en aprender a aportar valor de forma innovadora.»Juan Ramis, profesor de Innovación de ESADE

Zalora Philippines: From Growth to Profitability

by Thales S. Teixeira Donald Ngwe

In May 2015 Paulo Campos, Co-Founder and CEO of Zalora Philippines, found himself at a crucial turning point in his young company's development. In just three years, Zalora had come from entering the Philippine fashion retail industry as an unknown quantity to becoming a household name across the Southeast Asian archipelago. Campos and his team had achieved much in this time: launching one of the first online retailers in the country, building a logistics network from scratch, acquiring customers at an astonishing pace, and signing up major brands to offer on Zalora.com.ph. But now his investors were ready for him to shift gears and focus on turning a profit within the next two years. Zalora Philippines was part of Zalora Group, a Singapore-headquartered online fashion retailer that operated across Southeast Asia. Zalora Group, in turn, was part of a global entity called Global Fashion Group (GFG), which owned online fashion retailers and brands in emerging markets across the world. In addition to Zalora in Southeast Asia, GFG owned Dafiti in South America, Namshi in the Middle East, Jabong in South Asia, Lamoda in Eastern Europe, and The Iconic in Australia. GFG's principal investors were Kinnevik, a Swedish investment company, and Rocket Internet.

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Select your format based upon: 1) how you want to read your book, and 2) compatibility with your reading tool. To learn more about using Bookshare with your device, visit the Help Center.

Here is an overview of the specialized formats that Bookshare offers its members with links that go to the Help Center for more information.

  • Bookshare Web Reader - A customized reading tool for Bookshare members offering all the features of DAISY with a single click of the "Read Now" link.
  • DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) - A digital book file format. DAISY books from Bookshare are DAISY 3.0 text files that work with just about every type of access technology that reads text. Books that contain images will have the download option of ‘DAISY Text with Images’.
  • BRF (Braille Refreshable Format) - Digital Braille for use with refreshable Braille devices and Braille embossers.
  • MP3 (MPEG audio layer 3) - Provides audio only with no text. These books are created with a text-to-speech engine and spoken by Kendra, a high quality synthetic voice from Ivona. Any device that supports MP3 playback is compatible.
  • DAISY Audio - Similar to the DAISY option above; however, this option uses MP3 files created with our text-to-speech engine that utilizes Ivonas Kendra voice. This format will work with Daisy Audio compatible players such as Victor Reader Stream and Read2Go.
  • EPUB - A standard e-book format that can be read on many tools, such as iBooks, Readium or others.
  • Word - Accessible Word output, which can be unzipped and opened in any tool that allows .docx files