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Beyond Bruce Lee: Chasing the Dragon Through Film, Philosophy, and Popular Culture

by Paul Bowman

In order to understand Bruce Lee, we must look beyond Bruce Lee to the artist's intricate cultural and historical contexts. This work begins by contextualising Lee, examining his films and martial arts work, and his changing cultural status within different times and places. The text examines Bruce Lee's films and philosophy in relation to the popular culture and cultural politics of the 1960s and 1970s, and it addresses the resurgence of his popularity in Hong Kong and China in the twenty-first century. The study also explores Lee's ongoing legacy and influence in the West, considering his function as a shifting symbol of ethnic politics and the ways in which he continues to inform Hollywood film-fight choreography. Beyond Bruce Lee ultimately argues Lee is best understood in terms of "cultural translation" and that his interventions and importance are ongoing.

Beyond Budgeting

by Jeremy Hope Robin Fraser

The traditional annual budgeting process--characterized by fixed targets and performance incentives--is time consuming, overcentralized, and outdated. Worse, it often causes dysfunctional and unethical managerial behavior. Based on an intensive, international study into pioneering companies, Beyond Budgeting offers an alternative, coherent management model that overcomes the limitations of traditional budgeting. Focused around achieving sustained improvement relative to competitors, it provides a guiding framework for managing in the twenty-first century.

Beyond Buds

by Ed Rosenthal David Downs

Beyond Buds is a handbook to the future of marijuana. Prohibition's end has led to a technological revolution that's generated powerful medicines and products containing almost zero carcinogens and little smoke. Marijuana icon Ed Rosenthal and leading cannabis reporter David Downs guide readers through the best new consumer products, and demonstrate how to make and use the safest, cleanest extracts. Beyond Buds details how award-winning artisans make hash and concentrates, and includes modern techniques utilizing dry ice and CO2. The book is a primer on making kief, water hash, tinctures, topicals, edibles, and other extracts from cannabis leaves, trim, and bud bits, and it goes on to explore and simplify the more exotic and trendy marijuana-infused products, such as butane hash oil (BHO), shatter, wax, and budder. More complex than lighting a joint, these innovative products call for new accessories - special pipes, dabbing tools, and vaporizers - all of which are reviewed and pictured in the book. Beyond Buds expands on Rosenthal's previous book Ask Ed: Marijuana Gold - Trash to Stash. Completely updated with full-color photographs that are both "how-to" guides and eye candy, this book enables not only the health-conscious toker but also the bottom line-driven cultivator.

Beyond Bullet Points: Using Microsoft® PowerPoint® to Create Presentations That Inform, Motivate, and Inspire

by Cliff Atkinson

Unload those boring, bullet-riddled slides--and unlock the amazing story buried in your presentation! In BEYOND BULLET POINTS, communications expert Cliff Atkinson shares his innovative three-step system for increasing the impact of your communications with Microsoft PowerPoint. He guides you, step by step, as you discover how to combine the tenets of classic storytelling with the power of the projected media to create a rich, engaging experience. He walks you through his easy-to-use templates, plus 50 advanced tips, to help build your confidence and effectiveness--and quickly bring your ideas to life! FOCUS: Learn how to distill your best ideas into a crisp and compelling narrative. CLARIFY: Use a storyboard to clarify and visualize your ideas, creating the right blend of message and media. ENGAGE:Move from merely reading your slides to creating a rich, connected experience with your audience--and increase your impact! Inside!: See sample storyboards for a variety of presentation types--including investment, sales, educational, and training.

Beyond Business

by Rochelle Alers

Sheldon Blackstone, CEO of the legendary stud farm that bears his name, has a lot to be grateful for, and some regrets. But Renee Wilson, Sheldon's mysterious, new administrative assistant, is about to show her enigmatic boss that it's time to look beyond past mistakes and see the future.Renee Wilson has her priorities-a good job and a safe place to raise her unborn child. Blackstone Farms offers both, until the body heat she shares with Sheldon keeps cooler heads from prevailing. With so much at stake, can Renee afford to surrender to the passion...or to the man?

Beyond Business

by John Browne

Once a lacklustre organisation, BP became one of the world's biggest, most successful and most admired companies in the new millennium. John Browne, the company's CEO for 12 years, invented the oil 'supermajor' and led the way on issues such as climate change, human rights and transparency. In BEYOND BUSINESS, Browne brings to life what he learned about leadership in a tough industry. His story encompasses the insights gained as he transformed a national company, challenged an entire industry and prompted political and business leaders to change. He takes us across the world on adventures that include going toe-to-toe with both tyrants and elected leaders, and involve engineering feats which in many ways rival those of going to the moon. And he shares his views on the true purpose of business and the leadership needed to tackle the grand challenges of our era. It is also a story of failure and human frailty, as Browne reveals how his private and public lives collided at frightening speed in full view of the world, prompting his abrupt resignation as CEO of BP.

Beyond The Call

by Lee Trimble Jeremy Dronfield

Near the end of World War II, thousands of Allied ex-POWs were abandoned to wander the war-torn Eastern Front, modern day Ukraine. With no food, shelter, or supplies, they were an army of dying men.The Red Army had pushed the Nazis out of Russia. As they advanced across Poland, the prison camps of the Third Reich were discovered and liberated. In defiance of humanity, the freed Allied prisoners were discarded without aid. The Soviets viewed POWs as cowards, and regarded all refugees as potential spies or partisans.The United States repeatedly offered to help recover their POWs, but were refused. With relations between the allies strained, a plan was conceived for an undercover rescue mission. In total secrecy, the OSS chose an obscure American air force detachment stationed at a Ukrainian airfield; it would provide the base and the cover for the operation. The man they picked to undertake it was veteran 8th Air Force bomber pilot Captain Robert Trimble.With little covert training, already scarred by the trials of combat, Trimble took the mission. He would survive by wit, courage, and a determination to do some good in a terrible war. Alone he faced up to the terrifying Soviet secret police, saving hundreds of lives. At the same time he battled to come to terms with the trauma of war and find his own way home to his wife and child.One ordinary man. One extraordinary mission. A thousand lives at stake.This is the compelling, inspiring true story of an American hero who laid his life on the line to bring his fellow men home to safety and freedom.INCLUDES PHOTOS

Beyond Caring: Hospitals, Nurses, and the Social Organization of Ethics

by Daniel F. Chambliss

Vividly documenting the real world of the contemporary hospital, its nurses, and their moral and ethical crises, Dan Chambliss offers a sobering revelation of the forces shaping moral decisions in our hospitals. Based on more than ten years' field research, Beyond Caring is filled with eyewitness accounts and personal stories demonstrating how nurses turn the awesome into the routine. It shows how patients, many weak and helpless, too often become objects of the bureaucratic machinery of the health care system and how ethics decisions, once the dilemmas of troubled individuals, become the setting for political turf battles between occupational interest groups. The result is a compelling combination of realism and a powerful theoretical argument about moral life in large organizations.

Beyond Change Management

by Anderson Linda Ackerman Dean Anderson

"With this extensively upgraded second edition, Dean Anderson and Linda Ackerman Anderson solidify their status as the leading authorities on change leadership and organizational transformation. This is without question the most comprehensive approach for leaders who are serious about making change a strategic discipline. " -Jim Kouzes, Author, The Leadership Challenge and The Truth About Leadership A comprehensive look at what it really takes to lead transformation successfully, written by two of the "masters of the craft. " The author's best-selling first edition has been significantly updated to deliver critical insights about how leaders can achieve breakthrough results from transformational change, even in these challenging times. The book introduces conscious change leadership and provides insights about the critical human and change process dynamics that leaders must be aware of in order to succeed, and reveals why most leaders do not see these dynamics. Most importantly, it highlights the shift in worldview leaders must make to deliver greater success. The book outlines the author's highly successful "multi-dimensional, process approach" to transformation, addressing change at the organizational, team, relational, and personal levels. It thoroughly addresses leadership mindset and behavioral modeling, culture change, and large systems implementations, providing best practices developed over three decades of successful consulting to Fortune 500 executives. Written for executives and managers, OD consultants, change managers, project managers, and change consultants, this must read book provides the foundation for successful change leadership and consulting. Based on thirty years of action research with Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, the military, and large non-profit global organizations Provides worksheets, tools, case examples, and assessments that you can immediately apply to all types of change efforts Contrasts two vastly different leadership approaches to change, and reveals why only one works Provides solutions for turning employee resistance into commitment Outlines the common mistakes in change and how you can avoid them Reveals the differences between transformation and other types of change so you can build strategies that really get results Beyond Change Management advances the field of change leadership, and takes the concept of managing change in organizations to a whole new level. It is a must read for anyone wanting to stay abreast of advancements in the field. Together with its companion volume, The Change Leader's Roadmap: How to Navigate Your Organization's Transformation, these books can be used as texts in corporate or graduate school training programs and courses.

Beyond Chocolate

by Sophie Boss Audrey Boss

Are you unhappy with your body but fed up with constant dieting?Would you like to lose weight without depriving yourself of the food you love? Beyond Chocolate is a radically different approach to weight loss. Serial dieters for years, Sophie and Audrey Boss finally overcame their weight problems when they discovered the key to success: break free from the diet mentality and learn how to listen to your body so that you can make food choices that really work for you. This book sets out a new, liberating approach to establishing a healthy and satisfying relationship with food, and a positive body image. Based on extensive research and workshops for women with weight issues, Beyond Chocolate will help you to:? Eat whatever you want without feeling guilty? Lose weight and not worry that you'll put it back on? Only think about food when you are hungry? Stop when you are satisfied? Feel comfortable in your body? Wear clothes you like and feel good in Beyond Chocolate is your passport to freedom!

Beyond Choice

by Alexander Sanger

Thirty years after Roe v. Wade, the argument between "pro-choicers" and "pro-lifers" has reached stalemate. Pro-choice arguments haven't persuaded a comfortable majority that legal abortion is vital to our society, nor addressed our moral qualms. Younger people are less and less supportive of reproductive rights. Since 1996, state legislatures have enacted nearly 300 pieces of anti-choice legislation. With Roe in jeopardy, International Planned Parenthood Council Chair Alexander Sanger asks a simple but heretical question: How many more pieces of anti-choice legislation will it take to get the pro-choice movement to rethink its approach to the issue? In Beyond Choice Sanger explores the history of the reproductive rights movement to discover how it got stuck in its thinking, and then provides a convincing new argument for the moral rightness of its cause. He shows why it is vital to the health and survival of the human race that couples be able to have children, or not, when they choose; why reproductive rights are just as important to men as to women; and why, in an era of new reproductive technologies, completely unfettered choice is not morally defensible. Beyond Choice is inspiring and important reading for women's rights advocates, opinion leaders, medical ethicists, and anyone concerned to preserve our freedom to reproduce, or not, without government intervention.

Beyond Church and State

by Matthew Scherer

Secularism is often imagined in Thomas Jefferson's words as 'a wall of separation between Church and State'. This book moves past that standard picture to argue that secularism is a process that reshapes both religion and politics. Borrowing a term from religious traditions, the book goes further to argue that this process should be understood as a process of conversion. Matthew Scherer studies Saint Augustine, John Locke, John Rawls, Henri Bergson and Stanley Cavell to present a more accurate picture of what secularism is, what it does, and how it can be reimagined to be more conducive to genuine democracy.

Beyond Civilization: Humanity's Next Great Adventure

by Daniel Quinn

In his first work of nonfiction to build on the ideas of his "Ishmael" books, Daniel Quinn argues provocatively that civilization--a system to which we cling as it carries us toward global catastrophe--is an idea whose time has past. If humanity is to survive, we must move beyond civilization, not back to the tribal cultures that sustained our species for millions of years, but forward to a new tribal way of life that is right for our age. This new tribal culture is best exemplified by a circus whose members all work toward the same goal. In Beyond Civilization, Quinn argues persuasively that this is no utopian dream. It is a vital necessity that we must begin moving toward today. "[Quinn] shows us that getting 'beyond' the mess of civilization doesn't mean changing human nature or setting off a revolution. We only need breathe new life into an ancient human strategy for survival. Quinn's plan is inspiring & devilishly clever. " --John Briggs, author of Seven Life Lessons of Chaos.

Beyond Combat: Women and Gender in the Vietnam War Era

by Heather Marie Stur

Beyond Combat investigates how the Vietnam War both reinforced and challenged the gender roles that were key components of American Cold War ideology. Refocusing attention onto women and gender paints a more complex and accurate picture of the war's far-reaching impact beyond the battlefields. Encounters between Americans and Vietnamese were shaped by a cluster of intertwined images used to make sense of and justify American intervention and use of force in Vietnam. These images included the girl next door, a wholesome reminder of why the United States was committed to defeating Communism, and the treacherous and mysterious 'dragon lady', who served as a metaphor for Vietnamese women and South Vietnam. Heather Stur also examines the ways in which ideas about masculinity shaped the American GI experience in Vietnam and, ultimately, how some American men and women returned from Vietnam to challenge homefront gender norms.

Beyond Compare

by Candace Camp

Though Kyria Moreland is beautiful enough to earn the sobriquet "The Goddess" and rich enough to attract London's most sought after gentlemen, she has yet to find love and refuses to marry without it. When she receives a strange package under mysterious circumstances, she is confronted with danger, murder and a handsome American whose destiny is entwined with hers....Rafe McIntyre has enough charm to seduce any woman, but his smooth facade hides a bitter past. Still, he has seen enough of the world to know Kyria is in danger, and he refuses to let her solve the riddle of this package alone. But even he is mesmerized by the events that unfold as Kyria begins to sort out the mystery put to her by the arrival of a priceless antiquity. Who sent her this treasure steeped in legend? And who is willing to murder to claim its secrets and its glory for themselves?

Beyond Confederation

by Richard Beeman Stephen Botein Edward C. Carter

Beyond Confederation scrutinizes the ideological background of the U.S. Constitution, the rigors of its writing and ratification, and the problems it both faced and provoked immediately after ratification. The essays in this collection question much of the heritage of eighteenth-century constitutional thought and suggest that many of the commonly debated issues have led us away from the truly germane questions. The authors challenge many of the traditional generalizations and the terms and scope of that debate as well.The contributors raise fresh questions about the Constitution as it enters its third century. What happened in Philadelphia in 1787, and what happened in the state ratifying conventions? Why did the states--barely--ratify the Constitution? What were Americans of the 1789s attempting to achieve? The exploratory conclusions point strongly to an alternative constitutional tradition, some of it unwritten, much of it rooted in state constitutional law; a tradition that not only has redefined the nature and role of the Constitution but also has placed limitations on its efficacy throughout American history. The authors are Lance Banning, Richard Beeman, Stephen Botein, Richard D. Brown, Richard E. Ellis, Paul Finkelman, Stanley N. Katz, Ralph Lerner, Drew R. McCoy, John M. Murrin, Jack N. Rakove, Janet A. Riesman, and Gordon S. Wood.

Beyond Consolation: Death, Sexuality, and the Changing Shapes of Elegy

by Melissa F. Zeiger

Using as her starting point the story of Orpheus and Eurydice, Melissa F. Zeiger examines modern transformations of poetic elegy, particularly as they reflect historical changes in the politics of gender and sexuality.

Beyond Control (Beyond #1)

by Rebecca York

When journalist Jordan Walker asks Lindsay Fleming for help investigating a puzzling death, the two feel a connection to each other that is stronger than anything they've ever known. With each new discovery, more questions arise about their mysterious telepathic bond--along with more danger.

Beyond Control; Seven Stories of Science Fiction

by Robert Silverberg

Here are seven stories--some somber, some light-hearted--dealing with the hidden dangers of technological miracles. Contains stories by Isaac Asimov, Terry Carr, Philip K. Dick and others.

Beyond The Dark

by Evelyn Vaughn Linda Winstead Jones Karen Whiddon

Evil looms but love conquers the darknessFOREVER MINE by Linda Winstead JonesMiranda Garner accidentally kills her obsessed ex-boyfriend, but he continues to stalk her...as a ghost. She turns to psychic John Stark for help-and triggers a deadly love triangle they've been caught in for centuries. Now John and Miranda must break the curse. Or lose each other forever...HAUNT ME by Evelyn VaughnDavid Fields is on life support when his spirit leaves his body-only to encounter an evil presence that's gripping the hospital...and heading straight for his estranged wife, Charis. Can David haunt the woman he still loves and protect her from a danger only he can see?SOUL OF THE WOLF by Karen WhiddonPolicewoman Amanda Riley is alone in believing a serial killer is targeting werewolves...until Nick Templeton joins the investigation. His seductive aura of darkness and danger makes Amanda suspect Nick is a shape-shifting werewolf himself. And she's not about to wait for the killer to prove it.

Beyond Death's Door

by Maurice Rawlings

Beyond Death's Door catalogues the experiences of patients who suffered near-death experiences and strengthened their conviction about the existence of a deity and the afterlife.

Beyond Decoding

by Richard Wagner Christopher Schatschneider

What cognitive processes and skills do children draw on to make meaning from text? How are these capacities consolidated over the course of development? What puts some learners at risk for comprehension difficulties? This authoritative volume presents state-of-the-science research on the behavioral and biological components of successful reading comprehension. Uniquely integrative, the book covers everything from decoding, fluency, and vocabulary knowledge to embodiment theory, eye movements, gene environment interactions, and neurobiology. The contributors are prominent investigators who describe their methods and findings in depth and identify important implications for the classroom.

Beyond Deep Blue

by Monty Newborn

More than a decade has passed since IBM's Deep Blue computer stunned the world by defeating Garry Kasparov, the world chess champion at that time. Beyond Deep Blue tells the continuing story of the chess engine and its steady improvement. The book provides analysis of the games alongside a detailed examination of the remarkable technological progress made by the engines - asking which one is best, how good is it, and how much better can it get. Features: presents a total of 118 games, played by 17 different chess engines, collected together for the first time in a single reference; details the processor speeds, memory sizes, and the number of processors used by each chess engine; includes games from 10 World Computer Chess Championships, and three computer chess tournaments of the Internet Chess Club; covers the man-machine matches between Fritz and Kramnik, and Kasparov and Deep Junior; describes three historical matches between leading engines - Hydra vs. Shredder, Junior vs. Fritz, and Zappa vs. Rybka.

Beyond Delicious: The Ghost Whisperer's Cookbook

by Mary Ann Winkowski David Powers

Beyond Delicious: The Ghost Whisperer's Cookbook includes more than 100 recipes given to her through communication with spirits of great cooks who have passed on. Arranged as 2-page spreads, each entry includes a recipe as well as the story of how the author came to learn it. Beyond Delicious, then, is part cookbook and part ghost story anthology. Together these elements create the most entertaining cookbook of the season.

Beyond Desire

by Thea Devine

When her sister disappears, Alexandra de Lisle is forced to join forces with her late father's protege, an opportunistic archaeologist named Ryder Culhane. Together they travel to Persia to get her sister back from the ancient evil cult that holds her. Explicit descriptions of sex.

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