- Business Lessons from a Radical Industrialist
"Inspirational . . . Essential reading for anyone, whether lay, student, or practitioner, interested in business success today and in the environment."--Library Journal (starred review)
In 1994, Interface founder and chairman Ray Anderson set an audacious goal for his commercial carpet company: to take nothing from the earth that can't be replaced by the earth. In this remarkable book, Anderson leads the way forward and challenges all of us to share that goal.
The Interface story is a compelling one. Fifteen years after Anderson's initiative, Interface has:
-Cut greenhouse gas emissions by 94 percent
-Cut fossil fuel consumption by 60 percent
-Cut waste by 80 percent
-Cut water use by 80 percent
-Invented and patented new machines, materials, and manufacturing processes
-Increased sales by 66 percent, doubled earnings, and raised profit margins
Offering practical ideas and measurable outcomes that every business can use, Anderson shows that profit and sustainability are not mutually exclusive; we can improve our bottom lines and do right by the earth. Written with passion and an executive's hardheaded savvy, Business Lessons from a Radical Industrialist is the most inspiring business book of our time.
- Great on the Job: What to Say, How to Say it: The Secrets to Getting Ahead
A much-needed "people skills" primer and master class in all facets of workplace communication
Do you know how to ask for help at work without sounding dumb? Do you know how to get valuable and useful feedback from your colleagues? Have you mastered your professional elevator pitch so that every time you meet someone, they remember and are impressed by you? If you answered "no" to any of these questions, you need Great on the Job.
In 2008, Jodi Glickman launched Great on the Job, a communications consulting firm whose distinguished client list includes Harvard Business School, Wharton, The Stern School of Business, Merrill Lynch, and Citigroup. Now, Glickman's three-step training program is available in book form for the first time. With case studies, micro strategies, and example language, readers will learn communication skills that can be practiced and implemented immediately.
In today's economy, it's not typically the smartest, hardest working or most technically savvy who succeed. Instead, the ability to communicate well is often the most important precursor to success in the workplace. So whether you're a star performer or a struggling novice, Great on the Job will give you the building blocks you need for every conversation you'll have at work.
- Alphaville: 1988, Crime, Punishment, and the Battle for New York City's Lower East Side
Alphabet City in 1988 was burned with heroin, radicalism, and anti-police sentiment. Working as a plainclothes narcotics cop in the most high-voltage neighbourhood in Manhattan, Detective Sergeant Mike Codella made it his personal mission to put away Davie Blue Eyes - a stone-cold murderer and the head of Alphabet City's heroin supply chain. In this gritty memoir, Codella resurrects the vicious streets that Davie Blue Eyes owned, and tells the story of how he and his partner Gio bagged the forty thieves that surrounded Davie, slowly working their way to the head of the snake one scale at a time. Shining a cool light into the parallel forces, struggles, and stories that transformed the neighbourhood, Codella makes it clear that through all the beatings and gunshots, the foot chases and close calls, he and Gio both saw Alphabet City the same way: worth saving. With the narrative spirit of "The French Connection", the straight-up voice of Ed Conlon's "Blue Blood", and the insights of "Ladies and Gentlemen, "The Bronx Is Burning", "Alphaville" is at once the story of an NYPD detective, and of New York City itself.
- The Peasant Prince
Thaddeus Kosciuszko arrived in the colonies with little other than an industrious spirit and a genius for engineering. He soon became indispensable to the American Revolution, designed the fortifications at Philadelphia and West Point it was his plans that Benedict Arnold tried to sell to the British devised battleplans at Saratoga, and led a ring of Black spies in the South. Afterward, Kosciuszko returned to his native Poland, led an uprising against czarist Russia, and became an international celebrity. With an historical cast from George Washington and Thomas Jefferson to Catherine the Great and Napoleon, this wide-sweeping narrative reveals the life and times of a long overlooked Leader.
- Paw Prints at Owl Cottage: The Heartwarming True Story of One Man and His Cats
The ideal book for fans of All Creatures Great and Small, this sweet and touching tale about the power of pets will touch the hearts of all who read it
Readers who fondly recall James Herriot's All Creatures Great and Small will applaud the second coming of this beloved author in Denis O'Connor, who charmed cat lovers everywhere with Paw Prints in the Moonlight. Now, in Paw Prints at Owl Cottage, O'Connor returns with another heartwarming and timeless tale of the power of pets.
When Denis and his wife Catherine return to Owl Cottage, their former home, only to find it in a dilapidated state, they decide to restore this charming house. But the memory of Denis's beloved cat, Toby Jug, still lingers on. On impulse he buys a Maine Coon Kitten, Pablo, who proves to be such a wonderful companion that he decides to buy three more and names them Carlos, Luis, and Max. Set against the wilds of the Northumbrian coast, Denis tenderly and humorously charts the ups and downs of life with his mischievous cats in this warm and touching tale.