Feisty

Feisty Author Joe Finnigan
ISBN-10 1540705668
Release 2017-03-29
Pages 280
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This is a biting memoir by Joe Finnigan, former EVP & senior partner at Fleishman-Hillard, one of the world's leading public relations consultancies. It's one of the most insightful, authentic, witty and provocative books ever written on the inner workings of PR and, by extension, corporate America. Richly anecdotal and extraordinarily personal, it deals with the author's professional experiences and his demons, and provides a rare glimpse into a storied agency as it grows from a fledgling venture into a PR superpower. It deals too with the author's search for the WWII soldier-father he never knew, and covers the sale of Fleishman-Hillard to Omnicom and the shocking acquisition of Anheuser-Busch by InBev. It covers the author's 'extracurricular" triumphs and tribulations, especially his relationships and his battle with alcohol. Along the way, the reader meets various celebrities and captains of industry, plus the savvy aides de camp and hapless buffoons who did their bidding.



Red Metal

Red Metal Author Peter Faur
ISBN-10 1537150170
Release 2016-10-09
Pages 190
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In 2005, hedge-fund manager David Brown of Galileo Capital spots a rare opportunity. China's voracious appetite for copper is flooding Red Metal Corporation with cash, and Red Metal CEO Jeff Fowler appears hell-bent on leaving most of it in the bank. Fowler knows the boom-and-bust cycles of the copper-mining business, and he plans to hoard cash to make it through the next downturn. After buying up a big chunk of Red Metal stock, Brown gives Fowler an ultimatum: Make smart investments with the money, or return it to shareholders. If you don't, Galileo will find someone to acquire Red Metal, and you'll go down as the CEO who let a 130-year-old company fade into oblivion. Will Fowler escape Brown, walk into Brown's traps, or get spooked into making foolish moves that bring his world crashing down around him?



Bitter Brew

Bitter Brew Author William Knoedelseder
ISBN-10 9780062096685
Release 2012-11-06
Pages 416
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“Bitter Brew deftly chronicles the contentious succession of kings in a uniquely American dynasty. You’ll never crack open a six again without thinking of this book.” —John Sayles, Director of Eight Men Out and author of A Moment in the Sun The creators of Budweiser and Michelob beers, the Anheuser-Busch company is one of the wealthiest, most colorful and enduring family dynasties in the history of American commerce. In Bitter Brew, critically acclaimed journalist William Knoedelseder tells the riveting, often scandalous saga of the rise and fall of the dysfunctional Busch family—an epic tale of prosperity, profligacy, hubris, and the dark consequences of success that spans three centuries, from the open salvos of the Civil War to the present day.



Down The River

Down The River Author Edward Abbey
ISBN-10 0844672025
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 242
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Down The River has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Down The River also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Down The River book for free.



Jimmy Buffett

Jimmy Buffett Author Ryan White
ISBN-10 9781501132551
Release 2017-05-09
Pages 368
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A candid, compelling, and rollicking portrait of the pirate captain of Margaritaville—Jimmy Buffett. In Jimmy Buffett: A Good Life All the Way, acclaimed music critic Ryan White has crafted the first definitive account of Buffett’s rise from singing songs for beer to his emergence as a tropical icon and CEO behind the Margaritaville industrial complex, a vast network of merchandise, chain restaurants, resorts, and lifestyle products all inspired by his sunny but disillusioned hit “Margaritaville.” Filled with interviews from friends, musicians, Coral Reefer Band members past and present, and business partners who were there, this book is a top-down joyride with plenty of side trips and meanderings from Mobile and Pascagoula to New Orleans, Key West, down into the islands aboard the Euphoria and the Euphoria II, and into the studios and onto the stages where the foundation of Buffett’s reputation was laid. Buffett wasn’t always the pied piper of beaches, bars, and laid-back living. Born on the Gulf Coast, the son of a son of a sailing ship captain, Buffett scuffed around New Orleans in the late sixties, flunked out of Nashville (and a marriage) in 1971, and found refuge among the artists, dopers, shrimpers, and genuine characters who’d collected at the end of the road in Key West. And it was there, in those waning outlaw days at the last American exit, where Buffett, like Hemingway before him, found his voice and eventually brought to life the song that would launch Parrot Head nation. And just where is Margaritaville? It’s wherever it’s five o’clock; it’s wherever there’s a breeze and salt in the air; and it’s wherever Buffett sets his bare feet, smiles, and sings his songs.



Old Wires and New Waves

Old Wires and New Waves Author Alvin F. Harlow
ISBN-10 9781406741865
Release 2007-03-01
Pages 648
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.



The Phenomenon

The Phenomenon Author Rick Ankiel
ISBN-10 9781610396875
Release 2017-04-18
Pages 304
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Rick Ankiel had the talent to be one of the best pitchers ever. Then, one day, he lost it. The Phenomenon is the story of how St. Louis Cardinals prodigy Rick Ankiel lost his once-in-a-generation ability to pitch--not due to an injury or a bolt of lightning, but a mysterious anxiety condition widely known as "the Yips." It came without warning, in the middle of a playoff game, with millions of people watching. And it has never gone away. Yet the true test of Ankiel's character came not on the mound, but in the long days and nights that followed as he searched for a way to get back in the game. For four and a half years, he fought the Yips with every arrow in his quiver: psychotherapy, medication, deep-breathing exercises, self-help books, and, eventually, vodka. And then, after reconsidering his whole life at the age of twenty-five, Ankiel made an amazing turnaround: returning to the Major Leagues as a hitter and playing seven successful seasons. This book is an incredible story about a universal experience--pressure--and what happened when a person on the brink had to make a choice about who he was going to be.



Spin Sucks

Spin Sucks Author Gini Dietrich
ISBN-10 9780133432190
Release 2014-02-20
Pages 176
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Unleash Your Secret Weapon for Restoring Trust: Open, Honest Communications! Most PR books tell you how to “spin” your message. People are sick of that! Spin Sucks will teach you how to communicate honestly, responsibly, openly, and authentically…and truly earn the trust of your customers, stakeholders, investors, and communities. Top PR thought leader and blogger Gini Dietrich runs the number one PR blog in the world, spinsucks.com, where she shares cutting-edge tips and tools for effective, ethical communications. Now, she’s integrated all she’s learned into a complete, actionable guide for every business leader who understands there are new rules to communications, but don’t know what to do. No matter what your organization does, Dietrich will help you: Share your story more powerfully—without sex, extortion, or “truth-stretching” Humanize your organization, even if you don’t have outsized personalities Tell the truth, using the best techniques honed by centuries of storytellers Overcome whisper campaigns, anonymous attackers, and trolls Create fresh, honest content that’s compelling to both humans and Google Systematically prepare yourself to engage more successfully online Clarify and close gaps between your message and your customer’s perception Celebrate your brand ambassadors Master seven steps for handling online criticism, and transforming critics into fans Keep others from stealing your great content Learn actionable lessons from others’ successes (and failures) Develop more positive, productive agency (or client) relationships Converge paid, owned, earned, and shared media—and get more value from all of them spinsucks.com



The Unbanking of America

The Unbanking of America Author Lisa Servon
ISBN-10 9780544611184
Release 2017-01-10
Pages 272
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An urgent, absorbing exposé—why Americans are fleeing our broken banking system in growing numbers, and how alternatives are rushing in to do what banks once did What do an undocumented immigrant in the South Bronx, a high‐net‐worth entrepreneur, and a twenty‐something graduate student have in common? All three are victims of our dysfunctional mainstream bank and credit system. Today nearly half of all Americans live from paycheck to paycheck, and income volatility has doubled over the past thirty years. Banks, with their high monthly fees and overdraft charges, are gouging their low- and middle-income customers, while serving only the wealthiest Americans. Lisa Servon delivers a stunning indictment of America’s banks, together with eye-opening dispatches from inside a range of banking alternatives that have sprung up to fill the void. She works as a teller at RiteCheck, a check‐cashing business in the South Bronx, and as a payday lender in Oakland. She looks closely at the workings of a tanda, an informal lending club. And she delivers fascinating, hopeful portraits of the entrepreneurs reacting to the unbanking of America by designing systems to creatively serve many of us. Banks were once essential pillars of our lives; now we can no longer count on them to do right by us. "Required reading for fans of muckraking authors like Barbara Ehrenreich, this fascinating look at the future of money management insists that the 'unbanked' are a sector deserving of respect and solid options." —Publishers Weekly, starred review



You are Being Lied to

You are Being Lied to Author Russell Kick
ISBN-10 0966410076
Release 2001
Pages 399
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This book acts as a battering ram against the distortions, myths and outright lies that have been shoved down our throats by the government, the media, corporations, organized religion, the scientific establishment and others who want to keep the truth from us. A group of researchers - investigative reporters, political dissidents, academics, media watchdogs, scientist-philosophers, social critics and rogue scholars - paints a picture of a world where crucial stories are ignored or actively suppressed and the official version of events has more holes in it than Swiss cheese. A world where real dangers are downplayed and nonexistent dangers are trumpeted. In short, a world where you are being lied to. You'll discover that a human being has already been cloned; Joseph McCarthy was not paranoid; museums refuse to display artifacts that conflict with the theory of evolution; the CIA has admitted to involvement in the drug trade; parents don't affect who their children become; plus further revelations involving Columbine, WWII, textbooks, Al Gore, George W. Bush, Timothy Leary and much more.



New American Roget s College Thesaurus in Dictionary Form Revised Updated

New American Roget s College Thesaurus in Dictionary Form  Revised  Updated Author Philip D. Morehead
ISBN-10 9781101220085
Release 2002-07-01
Pages 912
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Published in hardcover as The Penguin Roget's College Thesaurus in Dictionary Form, this new paperback edition of the 20-million-copy bestselling thesaurus has been fully revised, expanded, and updated for the modern home, school, or office.



Lost Treasures of St Louis

Lost Treasures of St  Louis Author Cameron Collins
ISBN-10 1681060477
Release 2017-05-01
Pages 216
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A kaleidoscope of bygone places, events, and items once identified with the Gateway City, Lost Treasures of Saint Louis recaptures the essence of cherished times that still resonate with St. Louisans. Lost Treasures celebrates dancing to Ike and Tina at the Club Imperial, Bowling for Dollars at the Arena, taking in movies at Ronnie's Drive-In, and myriad other pastimes enjoyed through the years. Rarely seen photos and artifacts revive eateries like Miss Hulling's Cafeteria and the Crystal Palace, entertainment and sports attractions like the Goldenrod Showboat and Sportsman's Park, retail stores like Famous-Barr and Scruggs, Vandervoot and Barney, community establishments like Cleveland High School and St. Bridget of Erin Church, and locally manufactured products like Mavrakos Candy and Falstaff Beer. Gone but not forgotten, all of the subjects featured elicit nostalgia and also reveal how the past has shaped our city.



Finding Our Feet

Finding Our Feet Author Mary Isabelle Bresnahan
ISBN-10 0819182087
Release 1991
Pages 214
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For Westerners and Americans in particular, Philippine culture is deceptively familiar. Vestiges of Spanish and American colonial culture, as well as contemporary American media, have created resonances for identifying American culture in Philippine culture. This book guides the reader in re-examining these assumptions of sameness. By taking an unfamiliar text of a noted writer of Tagalog fiction, this study restores the sense of wonder in experiencing Tagalog culture on its own terms rather than by tastes dictated from the outside. The book also examines the broader Tagalog traditions in which the writer, Amado Hernandez, wrote.



Most Improved Sophomore

Most Improved Sophomore Author Kevin Killeen
ISBN-10 1943075301
Release 2017-06-06
Pages 200
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Struggling against both the Jesuits concept of the good man and Tony Vivamano sconcept of a good Friday night, Patrick Cantwell finds himself in trouble again. Patrick Cantwell and his best friend, Tony Vivamano, once again find themselves in times of trouble as they search for that one elusive thing all sophomore boys seek: true love. Or at least a close fascimile thereof. While Patrick contemplates the meaning of life, and how to be a good Catholic man, Tony just wants to get on with it and down with it. After a series of ill-considered decisions, they end up at a house party where they know no one and are in danger of getting thrown out until Patrick kisses a girl right on the lips. In front of everyone. Unbeknownst to the boys, the house belongs to a famous St. Louis beer baron who is ultra protective of his sheltered daughter, a daughter who has never been kissed like that in all her life and who pledges to find out who the boy is that just swept her off her feet.And that's when trouble really begins. A lighthearted tale with a serious exploration about what it means to go all the way in love and friendship, Kevin Killeen has once again taken readers back in time, this time to their high school days when driving the V-8 family station wagon with the Top 40 countdown turned up on full blast was a ticket to freedom and a little bit of heaven, no matter what the Jesuits said. "



The History of the Future

The History of the Future Author Edward McPherson
ISBN-10 9781566894760
Release 2017-04-10
Pages 320
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What does it mean to think about Dallas in relationship to Dallas? In The History of the Future, McPherson reexamines American places and the space between history, experience, and myth. Private streets, racism, and the St. Louis World’s Fair; fracking for oil and digging for dinosaurs in North Dakota boomtowns—Americana slides into apocalypse in these essays, revealing us to ourselves.



Foundations of Moral Obligation

Foundations of Moral Obligation Author Joseph Gerard Brennan
ISBN-10 0891415289
Release 1994
Pages 269
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"Professor Joseph Brennan has a gift for bringing philosophy to life, making it a practical tool for evaluating day-to-day decisions as well as the great issues of our times. Morality and ethics have never been more necessary than in our brave, new world order of downsizing, intolerance, corruption, sexism, racism and all other "isms"." "About the Stockdale Course: Shot down over North Vietnam, U.S. Navy pilot James Stockdale spent seven and a half years as a prisoner of the communists. Although he was systematically tortured and brainwashed, Stockdale resisted his captors, led and sustained his fellow prisoners, and remained loyal to the principles he had joined the navy to defend. That incredible moral strength in adversity earned him the Medal of Honor. He found the inspiration to go on by recalling the teachings of Epictetus, an ancient Roman Stoic philosopher whom he had studied in college. After his release from captivity, Stockdale became president of the Naval War College, where he established and team-taught a course with Professor Brennan on ethics. The class was extremely popular because it made philosophy relevant to the needs of professional military men and women. Professor Brennan's lectures ultimately became the basis for this book."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved



Start With the Future and Work Back

Start With the Future and Work Back Author Bruce Weindruch
ISBN-10 9780761867562
Release 2016-04-18
Pages 200
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This book is a lively, often amusing, but seriously perceptive exploration of The History Factory’s role in creating and shaping the global heritage management industry, drawing on its work with a broad array of corporations and the original business characters the firm has served since its founding in 1979.