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The Big Moo

by Seth Godin The Group of 33

Most organizations are stuck in a rut. On one hand, they understand all the good things that will come with growth. On the other, they're petrified that growth means change, and change means risk, and risk means death. Nobody wants to screw up and ruin a good thing, so most companies (and individuals) just keep trying to be perfect at the things they've always done. In 2003, Seth Godin's Purple Cow challenged organizations to become remarkable--to drive growth by standing out in a world full of brown cows. It struck a huge chord and stayed on the Business-Week bestseller list for nearly two years. You can hear countless brainstorming meetings where people refer to purple cows and say things like, "That's not good enough. We need to create a big moo!" But how do you create a big moo--an insight so astounding that people can't help but remark on it, like digital TV recording (TiVo) or overnight shipping (FedEx), or the world's best vacuum cleaner (Dyson)? Godin worked with thirty-two of the world's smartest thinkers to answer this critical question. And the team--with the likes of Tom Peters, Malcolm Gladwell, Guy Kawasaki, Mark Cuban, Robyn Waters, Dave Balter, Red Maxwell, and Randall Rothenberg on board--created an incredibly useful book that's fun to read and perfect for groups to share, discuss, and apply. The Big Moo is a simple book in the tradition of Fish and Don't Sweat the Small Stuff. Instead of lecturing you, it tells stories that stick to your ribs and light your fire. It will help you to create a culture that consistently delivers remarkable innovations.

The Big Move

by Margaret Morganroth Gullette

When her husband's ill health forces them to move into an assisted living facility, Anne Wyatt-Brown suddenly finds herself surrounded by elderly residents, mostly sick or disabled. In this short but provocative collection, distinguished gerontologists reflect on Anne's moving account of her transition from a vibrant, independent, and scholarly life to one that is quieter, slower, and that takes up considerably less space. By questioning notions of care and community, stigmas of aging, and the psychological factors involved in accepting assistance, this volume provides an instructive framework for thinking about aging, continued care, and our last big move.

Big Mutt

by John Reese

This story takes place in Montana sheep country where man has many foes which include harsh weather and predators after the livestock. An eastern couple, passing through releases their unwanted pet in this country. This is the story of that animal, a huge dog not used to life in the wild, friendless except for a boy living in that country, who may have to help hunt that down for sheep killing.

The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters

by Rose George

Delving deep into the history and implications of a daily act that dare not speak its name, The Big Necessity is on its way to removing the taboo on bodily waste something common to all and as natural as breathing.

The Big New York Sandwich Book

by Jean Tang Sara Reistad-Long

What better way to celebrate the Golden Age of the Sandwich than with the Big New York Sandwich Book. A gorgeous collection of more than 99 delicious sandwich recipes from a "who's who" of talented chefs, such as Dan Barber, Daniel Boulud, Jean-Georges Vongherichten, Mario Batali, and beloved restaurants in New York City, it is a virtual map--in sandwiches--of New York's diversity. From the classic deli-style sandwich to the exotic haute sandwiches, there is a sandwich for everyone. Heavily illustrated with images of the chefs and restaurants as well as beautiful full-color photographs of the sandwiches themselves, this book is a keepsake as well as a practical recipe book for big New York sandwiches.

The Big New York Sandwich Book

by Sara Reistad-Long Jean Tang

What better way to celebrate the Golden Age of the Sandwich than with the Big New York Sandwich Book. A gorgeous collection of more than 99 delicious sandwich recipes from a "who's who" of talented chefs, such as Dan Barber, Daniel Boulud, Jean-Georges Vongherichten, Mario Batali, and beloved restaurants in New York City, it is a virtual map--in sandwiches--of New York's diversity. From the classic deli-style sandwich to the exotic haute sandwiches, there is a sandwich for everyone. Heavily illustrated with images of the chefs and restaurants as well as beautiful full-color photographs of the sandwiches themselves, this book is a keepsake as well as a practical recipe book for big New York sandwiches.

The Big New York Sandwich Book: 99 Delicious Creations from the City's Greatest Restaurants and Chefs

by Sara Reistad-Long Jean Tang

New York City is home to some of some of the best chefs and the biggest, tastiest, most eclectic sandwiches around. Enjoy the best of the best!

The Big New Yorker Book of Cats

by Haruki Murakami Calvin Trillin Anthony Lane The New Yorker Magazine M.F.K. Fisher

Look what The New Yorker dragged in! It's the purr-fect gathering of talent celebrating our feline companions. This bountiful collection, beautifully illustrated in full color, features articles, fiction, humor, poems, cartoons, cover art, drafts, and drawings from the magazine's archives. Among the contributors are Margaret Atwood, T. Coraghessan Boyle, Roald Dahl, Wolcott Gibbs, Robert Graves, Emily Hahn, Ted Hughes, Jamaica Kincaid, Steven Millhauser, Haruki Murakami, Amy Ozols, Robert Pinsky, Jean Rhys, James Thurber, John Updike, Sylvia Townsend Warner, and E. B. White. Including a Foreword by Anthony Lane, this gorgeous keepsake will be a treasured gift for all cat lovers.Advance praise for The Big New Yorker Book of Cats "Covers, cartoons, authors of pieces both longer and shorter, reflect current views of the feline subject in all its glory. . . . The quality, humor and variety make for another successful New Yorker collection."--Kirkus ReviewsFrom the Hardcover edition.

The Big New Yorker Book of Dogs

by Malcolm Gladwell The New Yorker Magazine

Only The New Yorker could fetch such an unbelievable roster of talent on the subject of man's best friend. This copious collection, beautifully illustrated in full color, features articles, fiction, humor, poems, cartoons, cover art, drafts, and drawings from the magazine's archives. The roster of contributors includes John Cheever, Susan Orlean, Roddy Doyle, Ian Frazier, Arthur Miller, John Updike, Roald Dahl, E. B. White, A. J. Liebling, Alexandra Fuller, Jerome Groopman, Jeffrey Toobin, T. Coraghessan Boyle, Ogden Nash, Donald Barthelme, Jonathan Lethem, Mark Strand, Anne Sexton, and Cathleen Schine. Complete with a Foreword by Malcolm Gladwell and a new essay by Adam Gopnik on the immortal canines of James Thurber, this gorgeous keepsake is a gift to dog lovers everywhere from the greatest magazine in the world.

Big Noisy Trucks and Diggers

by Caterpillar

Start up the engine, blow the horn and start digging! Imagine yourself in the operator's seat of a tractor, a giant excavator, a landfill compactor, a wheel loader and a massive off-highway truck. Big Noisy Trucks and Diggers brings the construction site right into your hands.

Big Noisy Trucks and Diggers Demolition

by Caterpillar

With full-color photos of real trucks and diggers, this book puts young readers in the operator's seat.

The Big Nothing

by Adrian Fogelin

This sensitive and often humorous book tells the story of an adolescent boy who begins to find himself after the people he has always depended on let him down. Alone. That's how thirteen-year-old Justin feels these days. His older brother Duane has left home, enlisting in the Army, and his father has walked out, maybe for good this time. His mom is too depressed to get out of bed, much less pay the bills and keep food in the refrigerator. And if that's not enough, his best buddy Ben has a new girlfriend and no longer has time to hang out. There's not much left for Justin to do but to put his brain in neutral and slide into the state he calls "the Big Nothing." But slowly Justin discovers he has more resources than he thinks. With the help of his classmate Jemmie and her grandmother, Nana Grace, he learns that underneath all the noisy confusion in his brain lies a talent for music. As he spends time with Jemmie, he begins to understand how simple notes make complex music, and how simple feelings can turn into deep emotions. Award-winning author Adrian Fogelin once again offers readers an emotionally charged story featuring a sympathetic adolescent trying to make sense of the people and world around him.

The Big Nothing

by Adrian Fogelin

The sensitive and often humorous story of an adolescent boy who begins to find himself after the people he has always depended on have let him down. Alone. That's how thirteen-year-old Justin feels these days. His older brother Duane has left home, enlisting in the army, and his father has walked out, maybe for good this time. His mom is too depressed to get out of bed, much less pay the bills and keep food in the refrigerator. And if that's not enough, his best buddy Ben has a new girlfriend and no longer has time to hang out. There's not much left for Justin to do but to put his brain in neutral and slide into the state he calls "the Big Nothing. " But slowly Justin discovers he has more resources than he thinks. With the help of his classmate Jemmie and her grandmother, Nana Grace, he learns that underneath all the noisy confusion in his brain lies a talent for music. As he spends time with Jemmie, he begins to understand how simple notes make complex music, and how simple feelings can turn into deep emotions. Award-winning author Adrian Fogelin once again offers readers an emotionally charged story featuring a sympathetic adolescent trying to make sense of the people and world around him.

The Big Nowhere

by James Ellroy

Los Angeles, 1950 Red crosscurrents: the Commie Scare and a string of brutal mutilation killings. Gangland intrigue and Hollywood sleaze. Three cops caught in a hellish web of ambition, perversion, and deceit. Danny Upshaw is a Sheriff's deputy stuck with a bunch of snuffs nobody cares about; they're his chance to make his name as a cop...and to sate his darkest curiosities. Mal Considine is D.A.'s Bureau brass. He's climbing on the Red Scare bandwagon to advance his career and to gain custody of his adopted son, a child he saved from the horror of postwar Europe. Buzz Meeks-bagman, ex-Narco goon, and pimp for Howard Hughes-is fighting communism for the money. All three men have purchased tickets to a nightmare.

The Big Nut (Phonics Reader #14)

by Gail Tuchman

This book focuses on beginning Consonants V and Q and the ending sound, UT.

The Big Onion Guide to New York City

by Eric Wakin Kenneth Jackson Seth I. Kamil

Visit the Big Onion Guide to New York City site at www.nyupress.org/bigonion Whether you're a tourist or a native New Yorker, you will appreciate this witty, informative walking guide to New York City, as authors Seth Kamil and Eric Wakin peel back the layers of New York's most popular neighborhoods. Here in one volume are their award-winning tours. In their "Immigrant New York" tour you can take a walk on the Bowery, the most infamous street in the city and learn how the city's finest roadway became America's "Skid Row." In "Before Stonewall" you'll discover the many facets of gay and lesbian history and trace the development of Greenwich Village as a cultural mecca. From SoHo to the Upper West Side; from Harlem to Brooklyn there's something in The Big Onion Guide for everyone. The authors show how it was nothing new when Mayor Giuliani was unable to ban sales by immigrant mobile food vendors. The Guide takes us to the place where the Dutch tried to ban street side sales by Scottish peddlers 350 years ago, and where the great Fiorello La Guardia banned most of the pushcart salesmen at midcentury. But Kamil and Wakin are not nostalgists or preservationists. Instead, their historical tours connect today's city with the snapshots of yesterday, blending social and cultural history with the evolution of different ethnic and cultural communities. The Big Onion Guide includes ten walking tours, plus a 5-borough driving tour, peppered with informative sidebars, illustrations, and photos from the collection at the New-York Historical Society.

Big Orange Country

by Athlon Sports

True Volunteer fans can tell you where they were when championships were won, heartbreakers were lost, records were broken, and heroes were made. Big Orange Country is a gift book for true University of Tennessee fans, celebrating the history, the pageantry, and the drama of Tennessee Football in both print and on an audio CD that Volunteer fans will listen to over and over.Big Orange Country is a tribute to a football program that has received national acclaim and a loyalty within its region that few schools achieve.The audio CD contains the school's fight song and classic calls of the most memorable plays in University of Tennessee football history.

The Big Orange Splot

by Daniel M. Pinkwater

When Mr. Plumbeans' house is splashed with bright orange paint, he decides a multi-colored house would be a nice change.

The Big Over Easy

by Jasper Fforde

It's Easter in Reading - a bad time for eggs - and no one can remember the last sunny day. Humpty Dumpty, well-known nursery favourite, large egg, ex-convict and former millionaire philanthropist is found shattered beneath a wall in a shabby area of town. Following the pathologist's careful reconstruction of Humpty's shell, Detective Inspector Jack Spratt and his Sergeant Mary Mary are soon grappling with a sinister plot involving cross-border money laundering, the illegal Bearnaise sauce market, corporate politics and the cut and thrust world of international Chiropody. As Jack and Mary stumble around the streets of Reading in Jack's Lime Green Austin Allegro, the clues pile up, but Jack has his own problems to deal with. And on top of everything else, the JellyMan is coming to town. . .

Big Papi: My Story of Big Dreams and Big Hits

by David Ortiz Tony Massarotti

Autobiography of the famous baseball legend David Ortiz.

The Big Party Weekend (Sweet Valley Twins #54)

by Jamie Suzanne Francine Pascal

While Mr. and Mrs. Wakefield are on vacation in Mexico, twins Jessica and Elizabeth and their older brother Steven make elaborate plans to throw the greatest party of the year! But first they must get rid of May, the world's meanest babysitter.

Big Pharma, Women, and the Labour of Love

by Thea Cacchioni

In 2010, Thea Cacchioni testified before the US Food and Drug Administration against flibanserin, a drug proposed to treat low sexual desire in women, dubbed by the media the "pink Viagra." She was one of many academics and activists sounding the alarm about the lack of science behind the search for potentially lucrative female sexual enhancement drugs.In her book, Big Pharma, Women, and the Labour of Love, Cacchioni moves beyond the search for a sexual pharmaceutical drug for women to ask a broader question: how does the medicalization of female sexuality already affect women's lives? Using in-depth interviews with doctors, patients, therapists, and other medical practitioners, Cacchioni shows that, whatever the future of the "pink Viagra," heterosexual women often now feel expected to take on the job of managing their and their partners' sexual desires. Their search for sexual pleasure can be a "labour of love," work that is enjoyable for some but a chore for others.An original and insightful take on the burden of heterosexual norms in an era of compulsory sexuality, Cacchioni's investigation should open up a wide-ranging discussion about the true impact of the medicalization of sexuality.

The Big Picture

by Tony Horton Denis Faye

What does your big picture look like?P90X creator Tony Horton is known by millions of fans for his take-no-prisoners, straight-talking approach to fitness. When you do his programs, put in the time, and follow his advice--you get results.Now Tony Horton is bringing his energetic, no-nonsense style to help you improve your life outside the gym. In The Big Picture, he shares his philosophy for living a happier, healthier, more successful life--a philosophy that transformed him from an out-of-shape, aimless kid to one of the most sought-after personal trainers in history.Tony's 11 Laws are the basis for his best-selling workout programs. In The Big Picture, he shows you how to put them to work in the rest of your life. Using eye-opening examples from his own journey as well as inspiring stories from the people he's met along the way, Tony shows you how to identify the life you want--and walks you through the path to creating it.This is the self-improvement book for people who want results, not hand-holding. Whether your Big Picture goal is a better job, a better relationship, or a better life--if you make the commitment and do the work, Tony will lead you to success.

Big Picture Economics

by Joel Naroff Ron Scherer

Navigate the economy with this insightful new bookThe world is awash with economic information. Governments release reports. Pundits give their interpretation on television. And the stock market may go its own way, confusing everyone. How can you better understand what it means for you?Big Picture Economics, a new book by award-winning columnist and futurist Joel Naroff and veteran journalist Ron Scherer, says the thread that ties everything together is "context."The authors show how consumers, business, the Federal Reserve, and government take into account what's going on around them to make critical decisions like buying new products, building new factories, changing interest rates, or setting budget goals. The book provides a clear roadmap to understanding the whole story behind the global economy.Big Picture Economics helps readers understand how context impacts decisions and decision makers.- The Federal Reserve and Congress in formulating economic policy- Consumers in a shopper nation and what makes us buy or not buy- Corporations making decisions on whether to build new factories and buy other companies- The federal budget that must deal with complex issues, including the reduction of health care spending- A simple test for tax cuts or increases: will they help the economy grow?- Where to produce and where to sell in a global economy that is more like a Mobius strip than a flat world- International events that can ripple through the economy and ultimately affect workers in the Midwest- Technology, such as intelligent drones to wearable computers, are changing the futureExperts laud the book for its perceptive insights:"It all sounds like common sense, but it is actually based on a close, expert reading of economic history and what that history implies for the future. Read this book to become a more educated judge of economic policy."--Robert Moffitt, Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Economics at Johns Hopkins University"Naroff and Scherer show how seemingly unrelated things like an upgrade of the Panama Canal, a Tex-Mex restaurant's menu change, or how many Americans are overweight turn out to be intricately linked to our daily experiences. What brings the book to life is the authors' focus on these hidden interconnections."--Brendan Conway, blogger and columnist, Barron's

The Big Picture: Money and Power in Hollywood

by Edward Jay Epstein

In this unprecedented, all-encompassing, and thoroughly entertaining account of the movie business, acclaimed writer Edward Jay Epstein reveals the real magic behind moviemaking: how the studios make their money. Epstein shows that in Hollywood, the only art that matters is the art of the deal: Major films turn huge profits not from the movies themselves but through myriad other enterprises, from video-game spin-offs and soundtracks to fast-food tie-ins, and even theme-park rides. The studios may compete for stars and Oscars, but their corporate parents view with one another in less glamorous markets such as cable, home video, and pay-TV. Money, though, is only a small part of the Hollywood story; the social and political milieus-power, prestige, and status-tell the rest. Alongside its remarkable financial revelations and incisive profiles of the pioneers who helped build Hollywood, The Big Picture is filled with eye-opening insider stories. If you are interested in Hollywood today and the complex and fascinating way it has evolved in order to survive, you haven't seen the big picture until you've read The Big Picture.

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