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Karen Southwick's unauthorized account provides the full story of Larry Ellison's brilliant, controversial career. Ellison's drive and fierce ambition created Oracle out of the dust and built it into one of America's great technology companies, but his unpredictable management style keeps it constantly on the edge of both success and disaster. The hostile bid for PeopleSoft is just the most recent example. With one clever strategic move, Larry Ellison threw much of the business software field into play. The saying "It's not enough that I succeed, everyone else must fail" has been so often used by or associated with Ellison that most people think it originated with him. It's actually attributed to Genghis Khan, but it's a dead-on way to describe not only the way Ellison thinks about competitors but the way he runs Oracle. His weapons are not marauding hordes, but Oracle's possession of database technology that is crucial for keeping mission-critical information flows working at thousands of organizations, corporations, nonprofits, and government agencies. Inside Oracle, Ellison has time and again systematically purged key operating, sales, and marketing people who got too powerful for his comfort. Most notable was Ray Lane, Oracle's president for nine years, who was widely credited with bringing order out of the chaos that was Oracle in the early nineties and growing it into a ten billion dollar company. Ellison got rid of the one key person who was building confidence with Wall Street, business partners, and customers that Oracle was no longer flying by the seat of its pants and had its act together. Ellison's mania for absolute control and his inability to coexist with the very lieutenants who bring much-needed stability to the company have brought Oracle to the brink of collapse before, and may well do it again. Ellison is a throwback to an earlier, much more freewheeling version of capitalism, the kind practiced by the nineteenth-century robber barons who ran their companies as private fiefdoms. Larry Ellison is one of the most intriguing and dominant leaders of a major twenty-first-century corporation, and Everyone Else Must Fail raises the question of whether Oracle's products and the reliance placed in them by so many are too important to be subject to the whims of one man. While giving credit to Ellison's brilliance and devotion, the book sounds a warning about an ingenious man's tendency to be his own company's worst enemy.
Meredith McKay has gone to a lot of trouble to create the picture-perfect life for herself far away from her troublesome family, thank you. When her father's car accident forces her back to her hometown, however, she soon discovers that there's no running away from family issues, there's only delaying the inevitable. Can anyone sort out a lifetime of drama in one hot summer? Throw in a hot guy from back in high school with an ax to grind, a best friend turned enemy turned soon-to-be-sister-in-law, and of course, the sometimes irritating, sometimes delightful members of her own family, and Meredith is on her way to figuring out that a trip through the past is the best way to move forward. With one revelation after another coming to light, Meredith must reexamine all the things shes ever believed, including the truth about herself. Could it be that she isn't the picture-perfect good girl she always thought she was?
Matthew cannot resist the temptation to play practical jokes on his older sister and all the girls in his class at school, so by the time of the big party for his eleventh birthday they have all declared war on him.
In Everyone Has the Right to My Opinion, Michael Ramirez, the internationally known editorial cartoonist for Investor's Business Daily, offers a comprehensive collection of his award-winning cartoons, accompanied by an introduction to the images highlighted throughout the book. Each cartoon shows that a picture is worth a thousand words and transforms the news of the day into eye-catching, provocative, and hilarious images that draw people into the democratic process. His commentary on everything from the economy and markets to politics and international affairs offers a unique perspective on today's issues.
It's true, everyone loves a cowboy. Handsome, strong, and more than a little stubborn, there's just something about that rugged rancher. What woman could tame a wild cowboy - and what woman would want to! Now get four of the best Western romances around at one low price. This bundle includes Lucky in Love and Getting Lucky from Carolyn Brown and Cowboy Trouble and One Fine Cowboy from Joanne Kennedy. Saddle up and get ready with your spurs - you're in for a wild ride!
Neil Strauss can uncover the naked truth like nobody else. With his groundbreaking book The Game, Strauss penetrated the secret society of pickup artists. Now, in Everyone Loves You When You're Dead, the Rolling Stone journalist collects the greatest moments from the most insane music interviews of all time. Join Neil Strauss, "The Mike Tyson of interviewers," (Dave Pirner, Soul Asylum), as he Makes Lady Gaga cry, tries to keep MÖtley CrÜe out of jail & is asked to smoke Kurt Cobain's ashes by Courtney Love Shoots guns with Ludacris, takes a ride with Neil Young & goes to church with Tom Cruise and his mother Spends the night with Trent Reznor, reads the mind of Britney Spears & finds religion with Stephen Colbert Gets picked on by Led Zeppelin, threatened by the mafia & serenaded by Leonard Cohen Picks up psychic clues with the CIA, diapers with Snoop Dog & prison survival tips from Rick James Goes drinking with Bruce Springsteen, dining with Gwen Stefani & hot tubbing with Marilyn Manson Talks glam with David Bowie, drugs with Madonna, death with Johnny Cash & sex with Chuck Berry Gets molested by the Strokes, in trouble with Prince & in bed with . . . you'll find out who inside. Enjoy many, many more awkward moments and accidental adventures with the world's number one stars in Everyone Love You When You're Dead.
An irresistible tale about what happens when a girl on the fringe enters the realm of New York's chic, party-hopping elite. On paper, Bette Robinson's life is good. At twenty-six, she's got a great deal on an apartment in Manhattan, and she's on target to become an associate at the prestigious investment bank where she works with her best friend. Her eighty-hour workweeks might keep her from socializing or dating outside her office walls -- but she's paying her dues on the well-trod path to wealth and happiness. So when Bette quits her job like the impulsive girl she's never been, she not only shocks her friends and family -- she has no idea what to do next. For months, Bette gets out and about by walking her four-pound dog around her decidedly unglamorous Murray Hill neighborhood. Then she meets Kelly, head of Manhattan's hottest PR and events planning firm, and suddenly Bette has a brand-new job where the primary requirement is to see and be seen. The work at Kelly & Company takes Bette inside the VIP rooms of the city's most exclusive nightclubs, to parties crowded with celebrities and socialites. Bette learns not to blink at the famous faces, the black Amex cards, the magnums of Cristal, or the ruthless paparazzi. Soon she's dating an infamous playboy who's great for her career but bad for her sanity -- and scaring off the one decent guy she meets. Still, as her coworkers repeatedly point out, how can you complain about a job that pays you to party? Bette has to agree -- until she begins appearing in a vicious new gossip column. That's when Bette's life on paper takes on a whole new meaning -- and she learns the line between her personal and professional lives is. . . invisible.
Every kindergarten soccer player gets a trophy. Many high schools name dozens of seniors as valedictorians--of the same class. Cars sport bumper stickers that read "USA--Number 1." Prizes proliferate in every corner of American society, and excellence is trumpeted with ratings that range from "Academy Award winner!" to "Best Neighborhood Pizza!" In Everyone's a Winner, Joel Best-- acclaimed author of Damned Lies and Statistics and many other books--shines a bright light on the increasing abundance of status in our society and considers what it all means. With humor and insight, Best argues that status affluence fosters social worlds and, in the process, helps give meaning to life in a large society.
Tenth Tom and Scott mystery; on vacation the two men find themselves solving the murder of the owner of the resort they are staying in.
After having been hit out of Yankee Stadium as a foul ball, Screwie, together with Yankee, the kid who finds him, chases the thief who has stolen Babe Ruth's favorite bat, Darlin'.
Are you ready for the next Sudoku challenge? "The 'Everything' 15-Minute Sudoku Book" takes these incredibly addictive number puzzles to the next level! Look inside to the get the skinny on rules, strategy, and helpful advice that is sure to make you a master solver - then set your stopwatch and start puzzling! But, don't worry if you can't solve each puzzle in fifteen minutes or less; by the time you finish this book, you'll be the speedy, speedier, speediest Sudoku solver around!
SHE WANTED THE REAL THING, NOT THE RIGHT THING... As a counsellor for pregnant teens, Elizabeth Gallagher was forever lecturing about responsibility and safe sex. But when dynamic, darkly handsome Ben Damati came into her life--and her bed--she wasn't thinking about her own teachings. There was something about him--everything about him--that made her throw caution to the wind...with disastrous results. He was willing--no, determined--to do the "right" thing and marry her, but Elizabeth loved him too much to say yes.
The Everything Accounting Book is a great beginner's guide for the basics of accounting.
Everyone loves home-cooked meals-but who has the time to make them from scratch? With this cookbook, you can whip up delicious dinners and desserts in record time. Based on shortcut ingredients, such as prepared mixes, sauces, and soups, these 300 mouthwatering recipes cut prep time to the bone. You will enjoy such almost-homemade dishes like: Caprese Pizza Shrimp Louis Salad Caramelized Onion Fish Sandwiches Caramel Banana Parfaits Instant Tiramisu This jam-packed cookbook also includes quick and easy shortcut mixes and sauces you can prepare yourself-to save even more! Dinner at home doesn't have to mean hours in the kitchen!
Readers learn about: - The personalities and events that gave rise to our current system- The real significance of the Bill of Rights and the Constitution- The functions of each branch of government and how they work together- Private sector's influence on public policy and decision-making- Ways to get involved and make a difference
The Everything American History Book: People, Places, and Events That Shaped Our Nation (2nd Edition)by John R. Mcgeehan
The Everything American History Book, 2nd Edition takes you on a thrilling tour through history and is packed with facts and vivid details of events that shaped the United States.
This comprehensive resource provides you with all the fundamentals you need to know about this country's leaders plus fascinating little-known facts.
Scrappy farmers. Aristocratic landowners. Eccentric geniuses. These were the rebels who took on the world's greatest power-and won. From the rebellion against taxation without representation" to the beginnings of American self-government, readers will learn how this unlikely group of colonists shaped a new nation. This book features all readers need to know about this exciting time: the beginnings of colonial unrest and rebellion; the drafting and signing of the Declaration of Independence; major battles, including Lexington and Concord, Trenton, Saratoga, Valley Forge, and Yorktown; daily life for soldiers and ordinary colonists on both sides of the war; and the birth of the United States. This easy-to-read book covers all the key players and major events-from King George III and George Washington to the Boston Tea Party and the launch of a new government. The interesting facts and vivid details inside will turn any history-phobe into an enthusiastic history buff!"
David Wallace brings his intellectual ambition to the story of how mathematicians have understood the infinite, from the ancient Greeks to the nineteenth-century mathematical genius Cantor's discovery that there is more than one kind of infinity.
It was indisputably love at first sight. But Victoria Lyndon was merely the teenaged daughter of a vicar. . .while Robert Kemble was the dashing young earl of Macclesfield. Surely what their meddlesome fathers insisted must have been true-that he was a reckless seducer determined to destroy her innocence. . . and she was a shameless fortune hunter. So it most certainly was for the best when their plans to elope went hopelessly awry. Even after a seven-year separation, Victoria-now a governess-still leaves Robert breathless. But how could he ever again trust the raven-haired deceiver who had shattered his soul? And Victoria could never give her heart a second time to the cad who so callously trampled on it the first. But a passion fated will not be denied, and vows of love yearn to be kept. . . even when one promises the moon.
Dress conservatively to attract a Pisces. Impress a Sagittarian with good wine and ethnic food. Want to know if a Scorpio is interested? Flirt with his friend! Every sun sign has its own allure, passions, and desires. With this guide, you'll learn which one is the perfect match for you! You'll also learn the secrets of attracting and pleasing any sign, including how to: Find the best (and avoid the worst) sun-sign matches Act and dress to be irresistible to any sign Predict your lover's likes and dislikes Make your partner a better lover With in-depth quizzes and descriptions of the relationship characteristics, dating habits, and compatible matches of each sign, this entertaining guide will bring you a truly cosmic love life!
The Everything Astronomy Book, by noted SETI Institute scientist Dr. Cynthia Phillips, helps you stargaze with authority. The book not only provides clear descriptions of all the theories of the origins of the universe, it explains the facts about the planets, moons, and stars in language anyone can understand-completely free of the usual astro-jargon. In addition, common myths are debunked: Find out why the Big Dipper is not an actual constellation, and that a shooting star isn't really a star at all!
If you're looking for the baby name book that has it all--classic and contemporary suggestions without the insanely silly options you wouldn't even use to name your pet-this second edition of The Everything Baby Names Book is your singular resource for naming your little bundle of joy!
Forget showers filled with boring and embarrassing games, today's baby showers are all about fun for the mommy-to-be and her guests! From invitations and games to menus and favors, The Everything Baby Shower Book, 2nd Edition helps you organize an entertaining and low-fuss party that everyone will enjoy. With dozens of party theme ideas, you'll find a party to suit any personality, including: *A piano bar sing-along for a Broadway Baby Event *A retro slumber party for the Girlfriends Go Wild Bash *Henna tattooing at the Belly Bump Revelry *Fortune-telling with tea leaves at the Tranquili-Tea Gathering *A cooking competition at the Red Wagon Food Challenge Shower *Tailgating and grilling fun at a Shower for Dads The Everything Baby Shower Book, 2nd Edition helps you throw a shower that will be the envy of every mommy-to-be!
Signing babies are taking over, asking for more milk and later nap times. Sure, they might not get their way, but signing gives them a way to express themselves. Frustrated communication is often the root cause of crying and tantrums in babies and toddlers. Usually it is caused by the lag between a child's desire to be understood and their ability to form words. Sign language bridges this gap.The Everything Baby Sign Language Book teaches parent and children to use a combination of sign language and homemade gestures to communicate needs, wants and feelings
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