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Derry: Airedale of the Frontier (Famous Dog Stories)

by Hubert Evans

Here is a book for every boy who has owned a dog or who hopes some day to own one. Derry was a finely bred airedale belonging to Ed Sibley of Twin Forks in the wild open country of the Northwest. As a young dog he was rather inclined to disobedience and wildness, qualities that disappointed his master, who had hoped to make a companion of him in that rough and often lonely country. Later, however, Derry proved that there was real stuff in him, as he accompanied his master on hunting and trapping parties and, in several instances, played the leading role in a rather tight situation. Fights with bears, wolves, wild cats, and other animals of the forest lend excitement to the story. And there is much more than merely a good story in this book. For in its pages you will find a great deal of information about how to manage a dog, how to correct his faults, and how to train him in good manners and usefulness.

Cherish Christ Above All: The Bible in the Rule of Benedict

by Demetrius Dumm

In this book Benedictine scholar Demetrius Dumm traces those roots and shows how the Judeo-Christian Scriptures shine through the monastic way of life, its attitues and ways of praying. Readers of all backgrounds who honor through the wealth of Christian heritage will welcome this wise and stirring book.

The Runner

by Jane Annixter Paul Annixter

This is the story of a young wild stallion and a teen-age youth who, together and apart, grew to maturity in the high country of Wyoming. When young Clem Mayfield, better known as Shadow, first saw the band of wild horses in a hidden valley, he instinctively named the fleet roan colt The Runner. From his experience in training polo ponies on his uncle’s ranch, Shadow thought The Runner’s speed and agility and stamina might someday be the sensation of track or field--if the wild colt could be tamed. But his dream was not shared by Uncle Nathan, the shrewd New England horse-trader. Nor by Dewey Danvers, the wizened ex-jockey who was Shadow’s confidant. Nor by George Spreycomb, the expert English trainer. Only Poojer, the ranch dog, believed in The Runner as Shadow did, and in his loyal, doggy way he helped achieve a miracle that confounded even Shadow. Paul Annixter, whose Swiftwater and Brought to Cover are wilderness classics, has here collaborated with his wife, Jane, to produce a tense and moving novel of human, horse, and dog. The youth who understood animals better than people, the horse whose instincts and training triggered opposite impulses, and the dog with unswerving but mixed devotion, live a memorable drama that the reader will not soon forget.

The Kentuckians (The Kentuckians Series #1)

by Janice Holt Giles

The Kentuckians of Janice Holt Giles's title were that hardy band of men, women and children who straggled through Cumberland Gap in the 1770s and carved their farms from the wilderness of Virginia's westernmost country. In her historical novel, first published in 1953, Giles invited the reader to experience the danger and beauty of life on the American frontier. Many of the frontiersmen were hunters in search of escape from an ever-advancing civilization, seeking freedom and space. Such a man was David Cooper, who had hunted the Kentucky wilderness with Daniel Boone before the first settlers crossed the Appalachians. No love of land or home or woman had been strong enough to hold David, until he met Bethia. It was for her that he cleared his patch of forest, planted crops, and built a cabin. These pioneers belonged to a generation that never knew or expected security, and the background of their story is one of turmoil--outnumbered and ill-equipped, early settlers were hard put to defend their forts, and, although united in war against the British and their Indian allies, they were often at odds among themselves. Many, including Boone, held land grants from Judge Henderson's Transylvania Company. Others, like David, based their claims on the authority of Virginia. Few today realize how close the British came to winning out. In her research, Giles studied the journals of the early Kentuckians and has retold their story in their own easy-flowing, cadenced prose. Only the three central characters are fictional. All subsidiary characters and historical events are authentic, set against the background of a country the author knows and loves.

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Board Director Dilemmas - Pushing Senior Management

by Suraj Srinivasan Amram Migdal David G. Fubini

This case explores a new board director who wants more detail from the management team than his fellow directors are willing to press for. New board director Sam Pesca is frustrated that CFO Alex Marotta provides only a minimal two-page financial summary at board meetings, despite Pesca's requests for more comprehensive information. The other directors object to pressing Marotta for more detail, and young CEO R.J. Oscott asks Pesca to refrain from pressing the CFO. This case is part of a series of vignettes that capture different dilemmas faced by directors as they join boards of companies and understand the dynamics of the new boards that they join.

Board Director Dilemmas - Digging into Detail

by Suraj Srinivasan Amram Migdal David G. Fubini

This case explores a new board director who asks a detailed question about a footnote in the lengthy board packet distributed to directors by management. The case allows for discussion about the amount of information and level of detail provided by management, the level of preparation directors engage in prior to board meetings, and the appropriate strategic focus of the board. This case is part of a series of vignettes that capture different dilemmas faced by directors as they join boards of companies and understand the dynamics of the new boards that they join.

Accounting for Liabilities at Tesla

by Paul M. Healy Marshal Herrmann

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A Note on Real Estate Research

by Arthur I Segel Griffin H. James Ann Cullen

This note provides a comprehensive research guide for real estate students, professionals, and executives. It includes lists of real estate industry trade organizations, publicly available research resources, books, and journals relevant to a wide range of financial and operational careers in real estate.

Eaton Corporation: Portfolio Transformation and The Cost of Capital

by Daniel Fisher Benjamin C. Esty E. Scott Mayfield

In 2000, Eaton Corporation was broadly diversified industrial conglomerate. But its strategy was evolving and its focus was narrowing around "power management" and more recently on "intelligent power," the use of digitally enable products and services designed to enhance efficiency and reliability. To implement this transition, Eaton had acquired more than 70 companies and divested another 50. Such active portfolio management required Eaton to regularly assess the prospects of each business unit-the profit and growth potential-and to explore opportunities to enhance its capabilities through acquisitions. In January 2020, Eaton got an offer from Danfoss, a Danish conglomerate, to buy its hydraulics business for $3.3 billion. Recently appointed CEO Craig Arnold must decide whether this deal makes sense strategically and financially. In particular, he must decide if $3.3 billion is a fair price for the firm's hydraulics business.

Mary Guerrero and the Advancement of Latinx Talent: Developing an Employee Resource Group at a Top Tier Bank (B)

by Rosabeth Moss Kanter Amy Hernandez Turcios

Mary Guerrero decided to pursue the challenging road and kicked off Hispanic/Latinx Advancement and Career Engagement (HACE) at her Bulge Bracket Bank (BBB). For Mary, her larger purpose was to advance Latinx talent in the U.S. because she believed it was important for leadership at major U.S. firms to mirror the composition of the country. With Latinx representing almost 18.3% of the U.S. population but only holding 3.8% of board seats, she saw a problem that needed to be addressed.13 14 She understood what getting a job at a prestigious Bulge Bracket Bank on Wall Street meant for a Latinx. It meant not only learning hard skills like financial modeling but also earning credibility.15 Mary's life journey from growing up in a low-income neighborhood to earning a coveted spot on Wall Street was difficult and she wanted to make that path easier for others.

West Side United: Hospitals Tackle the Racial Health and Wealth Gap

by Rosabeth Moss Kanter Paul Stramaglia

During the covid-19 pandemic, Dr. David Ansell, Darlene Hightower, and Ayesho Jaco, leaders of West Side United, a coalition of Chicago hospitals, community residents, banks, and small businesses conceived in 2016, reviewed progress toward WSU's goal of ending systemic racism, particularly racial disparities in health, longevity, and economic prosperity. WSU was also the focal point for Chicago's Racial Equity Rapid Response team in the coronavirus crisis. The key leaders pondered next steps including renewing commitments from hospital partners and making it a stand-alone non-profit organization.

Driving Towards a Disruption? (B)

by Chet Huber

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Christine Lagarde (Abridged)

by Carin-Isabel Knoop Julie Battilana Julia Kelley

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Gina Wilcox

by Leslie A. Perlow Matthew Preble Jeff Steiner

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Honor Foundation: Accessing Special Operations Talent

by Boris Groysberg John Masko

In 2020, The Honor Foundation (THF), a nonprofit dedicated to helping U.S. military special operators to transition into civilian careers, was facing a series of strategic challenges. THF had been founded in 2013 by former Navy SEAL trainee Joe Musselman, who observed a disturbing pattern: once special operators left the military in their mid-30s or 40s, they tended to end up in jobs in which they were overqualified, underpaid, and unfulfilled. Musselman attributed this to fundamental disconnects between the world of special operations, whose members had unique and deep skill sets but little experience articulating them in the civilian world, and the world of business. THF's programs gave transitioning special operators space to reflect on what they wanted out of their transition, and hard skills for interviewing, resume writing, and networking. Over seven years, its three month program had grown to serve over 200 transitioners per year on three campuses plus a virtual campus. But in early 2020, THF was not yet serving America's largest contingent of special operators: the U.S. Army Special Forces. As the COVID-19 pandemic raged, THF CEO Matt Stevens was evaluating how best to incorporate Army special operators and fulfill THF's mission of serving all the U.S. special ops community. Should THF build another physical campus? Should it use its virtual campus to incorporate Army special operators instead? Or should it take on government funding to scale quickly? Students who read this case will evaluate this strategic problem while becoming familiar with the unique skills of the Special Operations Forces community.

Process Analytics Simulation: Solutions

by Robert S. Huckman Willy Shih Roy D. Shapiro Michael W. Toffel Aizan Radzi

A set of exercises and instructions to be used with the Process Simulator software made by Pro Model. These exercises allow students to investigate the impact of variable processing times on the performance of simple in-line processes. Includes color exhibits.

The U.S. Current Account Deficit

by Laura Alfaro Matthew Johnson Rafael Di Tella Ingrid Vogel Renee Kim Sarah Jeong

Investors and policymakers throughout the world were confronted with the risk of painful economic consequences arising from the large U.S. current account deficit. In 2007, the U.S. current account deficit was $731 billion, equivalent to 5.3% of GDP. The implications of the deficit were debated with intensity. At one extreme, it was argued that large deficits would eventually resolve themselves smoothly, even if they persisted for many more years. Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan was among those expecting a "benign resolution to the U.S. current account imbalance." Other analysts, such as economists at the World Bank, believed the large deficits raised the risk of a sharp and disorderly fall of the dollar and that necessary macroeconomic adjustment could be painful, for the United States as well as for the rest of the world. The Financial Times asked: "How long will foreigners be prepared to make such generous 'gifts' to the US?" In this environment, Berkshire Hathaway, run by legendary investor Warren Buffett, postulated that current account imbalances would lead to "some chaotic markets in which currency adjustments play a part" and announced to shareholders a plan to increase investment in overseas companies to protect against this risk. It remained to be seen what the short- and long-term implications of the current account deficit would ultimately yield.

Korea

by Jonathan Schlefer Mayuka Yamazaki Keith Chi-ho Wong Forest L. Reinhardt

South Korea's economic success and its transition from authoritarianism to democracy teach important lessons in national strategy and political economy. Now, though, its famous chaebols may need reform, the population is aging, and relations with the North are as tense as ever. What should the country's leaders do?

Mexico: Shifting Left with AMLO

by Richard H.K. Vietor

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador became president of Mexico on December 1, 2018. His election, and the victory of his new Party, MORENA, represent a sharp shift to the left by Mexico's political system. Previously, President Pena Nieto and his party, the PRI, had initiated and implemented the Pacto - a long overdue series of institutional and structural reforms. Yet even after several years, Mexico had not shown significant improvements in productivity, or growth. With U.S. relations at a low point, thanks to President Trump's neo-isolationism, Mexico elected Obrador as a nationalistic response. It remained to be seen how his new policies would affect Mexico's growth.

Facebook Faces the Regulators

by Debora L. Spar

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PeopleAnswers (A): People Analytics

by Daniel P. Gross Christian Godwin

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PeopleAnswers (B): The Infor Acquisition

by Daniel P. Gross

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Minerva 2004: Discovery

by Benjamin Weinstock John D. Wells

After nearly five years in operation, Doctor Cynthia Bamdad, founder and CEO of Minerva Biotechnologies Corporation (Minerva), was reflecting on the company's next steps. In a few short years, she and her small team had managed to develop a nanoparticle process for testing new drugs that was orders of magnitude faster than traditional approaches. Using this process, they had discovered the mechanism that caused 96% of all breast cancers and identified families of small molecule therapeutics that were effective in blocking this mechanism in live cells in the laboratory. Moreover, Bamdad did not think it would be long before the company could offer an early warning diagnostic for breast cancer, which would allow less invasive treatment of the condition. The company had filed several families of patent applications in support of these claims, but the challenge was funding. To date, Bamdad had relied on Federal Government grants and angel investors to fund the research, but the next steps would require much larger investment. Should Minerva seek to commercialize its drug development technology to help fund the riskier steps of drug development? Should it focus on a diagnostic which would make current treatments more effective? Should it license its small molecule therapeutics to one of the many well-funded companies seeking cures for cancer? Or should Bamdad raise capital to support tests in mice in order to reach the Federal Drug Administration IND (Investigational New Drug) application stage of drug discovery? This would allow clinical trials in humans, which would require more capital, but an IND would increase the value of Minerva's intellectual capital substantially. What should Bamdad do?

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