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Icons and Idiots: Straight Talk on Leadership: Lutz, Bob

Lutz, Bob

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Item Description: Portfolio, 2014. Book Condition: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: When Bob Lutz retired from General Motors in 2010, after an unparalleled forty-seven-year career in the auto industry, he was one of the most respected leaders in American business. He had survived all kinds of managers over those decades: tough and timid, analytical and irrational, charismatic and antisocial, and some who seemed to shift frequently among all those traits. His experiences made him an expert on leadership, every bit as much as he was an expert on cars and trucks. Now Lutz is revealing the leaders--good, bad, and ugly--who made the strongest impression on him throughout his career. Icons and Idiots is a collection of shocking and often hilarious true stories and the lessons Lutz drew from them. From enduring the sadism of a Marine Corps drill instructor, to working with a washed-up alcoholic, to taking over the reins from a convicted felon, he reflects on the complexities of all-too-human leaders. No textbook or business school course can fully capture their idiosyncrasies, foibles and weaknesses -- which can make or break companies in the real world. Lutz shows that we can learn just as much from the most stubborn, stupid, and corrupt leaders as we can from the inspiring geniuses. He offers fascinating profiles of icons and idiots such as. Eberhard von Kuenheim . The famed CEO of BMW was an aristocrat-cum-street fighter who ruled with secrecy, fear, and deft maneuvering. Harold A. "Red" Poling : A Ford CEO and the ultimate bean counter. If it couldn't be quantified, he didn't want to know about it. Lee Iacocca : The legendary Chrysler CEO appeared to be brillant and bold, but was often vulnerable and insecure behind the scenes. G. Richard "Rick" Wagoner : The perfect peacetime CEO whose superior intelligence couldn't save GM from steep decline and a government bailout. As Lutz writes: We'll examine bosses who were profane, insensitive, totally politically incorrect, and who "appropriated" insignificant items from hotels or the company. We'll visit the mind of a leader who did little but sit in his office. We'll look at another boss who could analyze a highly complex profit-and-loss statement or a balance sheet at a glance, yet who, at times, failed to grasp the simplest financial mechanisms--how things actually worked in practice to create the numbers in the real world. The result is a powerful and entertaining guide for any aspiring leader. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_usedgood_159184696X

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And Few Were Left: Harold Rein

Harold Rein

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Item Description: Methuen, 1955. Hardcover. Book Condition: Acceptable. The dust jacket is missing, the boards are worn with bumping to the spine ends and corners. The pages are secure to the binding, the edges have tanning. GRADED COMMENSURATE WITH AGE OF BOOK PLEASE BE AWARE THIS BOOK IS PRE 1965 AND THE GRADE WILL REFLECT ITS AGE Major signs of wear and tear. Very well read. Reading copy only. May not be for the collector or suitable as a present unless hard to find elsewhere SECURE DAILY POSTING FROM UK. 30 DAY GUARANTEE. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001365960

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Item Description: Paris : Fasquelle éditeurs, collection 'Domaine étranger', 1957, 256 p. Traduit par Houbart, Jacques. Les survivants d'une guerre atomique sont prisonniers dans les couloirs du métro de New York. Broché, couverture beige, avec jaquette illustrée, en état correct. Bookseller Inventory # 23967

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Icons and Idiots: Straight Talk on Leadership: Lutz, Bob

Lutz, Bob

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Item Description: Portfolio, 2014. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: When Bob Lutz retired from General Motors in 2010, after an unparalleled forty-seven-year career in the auto industry, he was one of the most respected leaders in American business. He had survived all kinds of managers over those decades: tough and timid, analytical and irrational, charismatic and antisocial, and some who seemed to shift frequently among all those traits. His experiences made him an expert on leadership, every bit as much as he was an expert on cars and trucks. Now Lutz is revealing the leaders--good, bad, and ugly--who made the strongest impression on him throughout his career. Icons and Idiots is a collection of shocking and often hilarious true stories and the lessons Lutz drew from them. From enduring the sadism of a Marine Corps drill instructor, to working with a washed-up alcoholic, to taking over the reins from a convicted felon, he reflects on the complexities of all-too-human leaders. No textbook or business school course can fully capture their idiosyncrasies, foibles and weaknesses -- which can make or break companies in the real world. Lutz shows that we can learn just as much from the most stubborn, stupid, and corrupt leaders as we can from the inspiring geniuses. He offers fascinating profiles of icons and idiots such as. Eberhard von Kuenheim . The famed CEO of BMW was an aristocrat-cum-street fighter who ruled with secrecy, fear, and deft maneuvering. Harold A. "Red" Poling : A Ford CEO and the ultimate bean counter. If it couldn't be quantified, he didn't want to know about it. Lee Iacocca : The legendary Chrysler CEO appeared to be brillant and bold, but was often vulnerable and insecure behind the scenes. G. Richard "Rick" Wagoner : The perfect peacetime CEO whose superior intelligence couldn't save GM from steep decline and a government bailout. As Lutz writes: We'll examine bosses who were profane, insensitive, totally politically incorrect, and who "appropriated" insignificant items from hotels or the company. We'll visit the mind of a leader who did little but sit in his office. We'll look at another boss who could analyze a highly complex profit-and-loss statement or a balance sheet at a glance, yet who, at times, failed to grasp the simplest financial mechanisms--how things actually worked in practice to create the numbers in the real world. The result is a powerful and entertaining guide for any aspiring leader. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_159184696X

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Harold Rein

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Item Description: Methuen, 1955. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used; Good. Ships from the UK within 24 hours. Bookseller Inventory # BBI2072515

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Icons and Idiots: Straight Talk on Leadership: Bob Lutz

Bob Lutz

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Item Description: Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 200 x 132 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. When Bob Lutz retired from General Motors in 2010, after an unparalleled forty-seven-year career in the auto industry, he was one of the most respected leaders in American business. He had survived all kinds of managers over those decades: tough and timid, analytical and irrational, charismatic and antisocial, and some who seemed to shift frequently among all those traits. His experiences made him an expert on leadership, every bit as much as he was an expert on cars and trucks. Now Lutz is revealing the leaders--good, bad, and ugly--who made the strongest impression on him throughout his career. Icons and Idiots is a collection of shocking and often hilarious true stories and the lessons Lutz drew from them. From enduring the sadism of a Marine Corps drill instructor, to working with a washed-up alcoholic, to taking over the reins from a convicted felon, he reflects on the complexities of all-too-human leaders. No textbook or business school course can fully capture their idiosyncrasies, foibles and weaknesses - which can make or break companies in the real world. Lutz shows that we can learn just as much from the most stubborn, stupid, and corrupt leaders as we can from the inspiring geniuses. He offers fascinating profiles of icons and idiots such as.Eberhard von Kuenheim. The famed CEO of BMW was an aristocrat-cum-street fighter who ruled with secrecy, fear, and deft maneuvering.Harold A. Red Poling A Ford CEO and the ultimate bean counter. If it couldn t be quantified, he didn t want to know about it.Lee Iacocca The legendary Chrysler CEO appeared to be brillant and bold, but was often vulnerable and insecure behind the scenes.G. Richard Rick Wagoner The perfect peacetime CEO whose superior intelligence couldn t save GM from steep decline and a government bailout.As Lutz writes: We ll examine bosses who were profane, insensitive, totally politically incorrect, and who appropriated insignificant items from hotels or the company. We ll visit the mind of a leader who did little but sit in his office. We ll look at another boss who could analyze a highly complex profit-and-loss statement or a balance sheet at a glance, yet who, at times, failed to grasp the simplest financial mechanisms--how things actually worked in practice to create the numbers in the real world. The result is a powerful and entertaining guide for any aspiring leader. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9781591846963

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Icons and Idiots: Straight Talk on Leadership: Bob Lutz

Bob Lutz

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Item Description: Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 200 x 132 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. When Bob Lutz retired from General Motors in 2010, after an unparalleled forty-seven-year career in the auto industry, he was one of the most respected leaders in American business. He had survived all kinds of managers over those decades: tough and timid, analytical and irrational, charismatic and antisocial, and some who seemed to shift frequently among all those traits. His experiences made him an expert on leadership, every bit as much as he was an expert on cars and trucks. Now Lutz is revealing the leaders--good, bad, and ugly--who made the strongest impression on him throughout his career. Icons and Idiots is a collection of shocking and often hilarious true stories and the lessons Lutz drew from them. From enduring the sadism of a Marine Corps drill instructor, to working with a washed-up alcoholic, to taking over the reins from a convicted felon, he reflects on the complexities of all-too-human leaders. No textbook or business school course can fully capture their idiosyncrasies, foibles and weaknesses - which can make or break companies in the real world. Lutz shows that we can learn just as much from the most stubborn, stupid, and corrupt leaders as we can from the inspiring geniuses. He offers fascinating profiles of icons and idiots such as.Eberhard von Kuenheim. The famed CEO of BMW was an aristocrat-cum-street fighter who ruled with secrecy, fear, and deft maneuvering.Harold A. Red Poling A Ford CEO and the ultimate bean counter. If it couldn t be quantified, he didn t want to know about it.Lee Iacocca The legendary Chrysler CEO appeared to be brillant and bold, but was often vulnerable and insecure behind the scenes.G. Richard Rick Wagoner The perfect peacetime CEO whose superior intelligence couldn t save GM from steep decline and a government bailout.As Lutz writes: We ll examine bosses who were profane, insensitive, totally politically incorrect, and who appropriated insignificant items from hotels or the company. We ll visit the mind of a leader who did little but sit in his office. We ll look at another boss who could analyze a highly complex profit-and-loss statement or a balance sheet at a glance, yet who, at times, failed to grasp the simplest financial mechanisms--how things actually worked in practice to create the numbers in the real world. The result is a powerful and entertaining guide for any aspiring leader. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9781591846963

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Fleming, Peter, Bütow, Hans

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Item Description: Hamburg : Rowohlt. Book Condition: Gut. Ausgabe: Ungekuerzte Ausg., 1. - 50. Tsd. Umfang/Format: 256 Seiten , 8 Erscheinungsjahr: 1958 Gesamttitel: rororo Taschenbuch , Ausg. 248 ZU DIESEM BUCH Der am 31. Mai 1907 in London geborene englische Essayist, Journalist und Reiseschriftsteller Peter Fleming studierte in Eton und Oxford. Er war prominenter Mitarbeiter führender Londoner Zeitschriften und Zeitungen wie des Evening Standard , des Spectator und der Times . Als Times-Sonderberichterstatter führten ihn Reisen nach Brasilien, Rußland, China und Japan. Sie fanden ihren Niederschlag in drei der originellsten Reisebücher der zeitgenössischen englischen Literatur, die auch in Deutschland unzählige Leser fanden: dem hier wieder vorliegenden Brasilianischen Abenteuer (1933), dem China-Buch Mit mir allein (i) und dem Mandschurei-Buch Tataren-Nachrichten (1936). Vor allem sein Brasilien-Buch offenbarte Fleming als einen Meister des ironischen Stils. INHALT: Fleming erzählt, wie er, eine Anzeige in der Seufzerspalte der Times aufgreifend, Teilnehmer einer Expedition wird, die das Schicksal des Obersten Fawcett erforschen will, der 1925 in Zentralbrasilien verschollen ist. Unter wachsenden Entbehrungen und wüsten Strapazen dringt die Gesellschaft in die fernsten Dschungel des Amazonas ein, nicht viel besser ausgerüstet als bei einer Ausflugspartie ins schottische Hochland, aber mit einem Sinn für Parodie, der bei diesem Unternehmen von Anfang an lebendig war , wie Fleming selbst bemerkte. Harold Nicolson rühmte an dem Buch: Erstens: die lebendige Schilderung eines Landes, einer Fauna und Flora, die fast unbekannt ist. Zweitens: den Zauber aller Fährten- und Schatz gräberromantik. Drittens: die Reflexion eines intelligenten Kopfes über Erfahrungen rein physischer Art. Viertens: die kühne Beobachtung und den sehr männlichen Witz. Fünftens: das ermutigende und überzeugende Selbstporträt eines jungen Menschen unserer Zeit. Peter Fleming nahm am Zweiten Weltkrieg aktiv teil. Eine von ihm 194o veröffentlichte politisch-utopische Satire behandelt Hitlers Landung in England, eine weitere 1951 veröffentlichte Die sechste Kolonne (rororo Nr. 8o) persiflierte den Kampf des British Intelligence Service gegen russisches Spionageunwesen in London. 1957 erschien eine politisch-strategische Untersuchung über Hitlers englische Invasionsabsichten unter dem Titel Operation Sea Lion . ordentliches Exemplar, Einband und Buchblock mit kleinen Lesespuren, Buchblock altersgemäß gebräunt, Gesamtzustand: gut .KUNDENINFROMATION: Bitte zahlen sie Bücher unter 5€ nicht per Kreditkarte. Bei Zahlung auf Rechnung gewähren wir 3% Rabatt. / CUSTOMERINFROMATION: in payment as invoice we grant a 3% discount. Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # B00034904

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The Little Old Lady (Classic Reprint) (Paperback): Lynn Harold Hough

Lynn Harold Hough

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Item Description: Forgotten Books, United States, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 229 x 152 mm. Language: English Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Excerpt from The Little Old Lady The little old lady sat rather primly in her easy chair. Her face with its sharp, fine lines, her beautiful white hair, her eyes which could yet flash with a vital luster, and the quiet charm of her gown, made her an arresting figure. She clearly had come out of another age into this. But she did not simply suggest lavender and old lace. She seemed very much at home in the world of to-day. There was a shrewd alertness about her which suggested that not much of significance escaped her scrutiny. And withal there was a sympathetic kindliness in her expression which made you feel at once that she was the sort of person to be a human shelter in a time of storm. I flung myself in the chair beside her, while she looked up inquiringly. No, don t ask me a single question, I began. You are always picking up the reins and setting me going on a conversational trot when I come to hear you talk. To-day I m going to have my way. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781331211310

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The Little Old Lady (Classic Reprint) (Paperback): Lynn Harold Hough

Lynn Harold Hough

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Item Description: Forgotten Books, United States, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 229 x 152 mm. Language: English Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Excerpt from The Little Old Lady The little old lady sat rather primly in her easy chair. Her face with its sharp, fine lines, her beautiful white hair, her eyes which could yet flash with a vital luster, and the quiet charm of her gown, made her an arresting figure. She clearly had come out of another age into this. But she did not simply suggest lavender and old lace. She seemed very much at home in the world of to-day. There was a shrewd alertness about her which suggested that not much of significance escaped her scrutiny. And withal there was a sympathetic kindliness in her expression which made you feel at once that she was the sort of person to be a human shelter in a time of storm. I flung myself in the chair beside her, while she looked up inquiringly. No, don t ask me a single question, I began. You are always picking up the reins and setting me going on a conversational trot when I come to hear you talk. To-day I m going to have my way. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781331211310

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The Winning of Barbara Worth: Harold Bell Wright

Harold Bell Wright

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Item Description: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Paperback. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Paperback. 116 pages. Dimensions: 11.0in. x 8.5in. x 0.3in.Jefferson Worths outfit of four mules and a big wagon pulled out of San Felipe at daybreak, headed for Rubio City. From the swinging red tassels on the bridles of the leaders to the galvanized iron water bucket dangling from the tail of the reach back of the rear axle the outfit wore an unmistakable air of prosperity. The wagon was loaded only with a well-stocked grub-box, the few necessary camp cooking utensils, blankets and canvas tarpaulin, with rolled barley and bales of hay for the team, and two water barrelsempty. Hanging by its canvas strap from the spring of the drivers seat was a large, cloth-covered canteen. Behind the driver there was another seat of the same wide, comfortable type, but the man who held the reins was apparently alone. Jefferson Worth was not with his outfit. By sending the heavy wagon on ahead and following later with a faster team and a light buckboard, Mr. Worth could join his outfit in camp that night, saving thus at least another half day for business in San Felipe. Jefferson Worth, as he himself would have put it, figured on the value of time. Indeed Jefferson Worth figured on the value of nearly everything. This item ships from La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9781495238338

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Hölters Hoppa vertellt up Plattduitsk. Aus der: Hölter, Harold ;

Hölter, Harold ; Lippischer Heimatbund ( Hg.)

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The Supermarket Guy III: Supermarket Dominium (Paperback): Daren Doucet

Daren Doucet

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Item Description: Dog Ear Publishing, United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 202 x 126 mm. Language: English Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. The Supermarket Guy III: Supermarket Dominium takes off from a peaceful time of robust growth for Harold s supermarket chain. With the evil Jon Acadou behind bars in a maximum-security prison, nothing seems to be threatening these prosperous and peaceful times. A new supermarket chain, the Edmundo Market, is just on the heels of Harold s own franchise. He soon finds out that it only takes a few days for his world to turn inside out. Mr. Acadou escapes from prison, with his heart set on retaking the helm of the Edmundo Market after having his own one-sided, deluded religious conversion. He discovers much has changed with his foster son, Edmund, at the reins, and Edmund refuses to hand over control. Instead, Edmund plans on world domination with an engineered concoction that will make everyone duly follow him. Suddenly, Jon Acadou needs the help of his old rival in order to stop him in his tracks as the police, military, and total population swing over to Edmund s thinking. All of Harold s friends now rush to abandon him. Harold and Acadou become wanted fugitives. Having lost everything, now Harold must trust and rely on an old foe who continues to accidently cause him near-death experiences along the way. A seemingly harmless bite from an experimental singing sheep gives Harold supersheep powers. But will it be enough to stop Edmund s bewildering plot to blow up the entire world under a total nuclear assault?. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9781457520716

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Icons and Idiots: Straight Talk on Leadership: Bob Lutz

Bob Lutz

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Item Description: Penguin Books India, 2014. Softcover. Book Condition: New. When Bob Lutz retired from General Motors in 2010, after an unparalleled forty-seven-year career in the auto industry, he was one of the most respected leaders in American business. He had survived all kinds of managers over those decades: tough and timid, analytical and irrational, charismatic and antisocial, and some who seemed to shift frequently among all those traits. His experiences made him an expert on leadership, every bit as much as he was an expert on cars and trucks. Now Lutz is revealing the leaders?good, bad, and ugly?who made the strongest impression on him throughout his career. Icons and Idiots is a collection of shocking and often hilarious true stories and the lessons Lutz drew from them. From enduring the sadism of a Marine Corps drill instructor, to working with a washed-up alcoholic, to taking over the reins from a convicted felon, he reflects on the complexities of all-too-human leaders. No textbook or business school course can fully capture their idiosyncrasies, foibles and weaknesses ? which can make or break companies in the real world. Lutz shows that we can learn just as much from the most stubborn, stupid, and corrupt leaders as we can from the inspiring geniuses. He offers fascinating profiles of icons and idiots such as. Eberhard von Kuenheim. The famed CEO of BMW was an aristocrat-cum-street fighter who ruled with secrecy, fear, and deft maneuvering. Harold A. ?Red? Poling: A Ford CEO and the ultimate bean counter. If it couldn?t be quantified, he didn?t want to know about it. Lee Iacocca: The legendary Chrysler CEO appeared to be brillant and bold, but was often vulnerable and insecure behind the scenes. G. Richard ?Rick? Wagoner: The perfect peacetime CEO whose superior intelligence couldn?t save GM from steep decline and a government bailout. As Lutz writes: We?ll examine bosses who were profane, insensitive, totally politically incorrect, and who ?appropriated? insignificant items from hotels or the company. We?ll visit the mind of a leader who did little but sit in his office. We?ll look at another boss who could analyze a highly complex profit-and-loss statement or a balance sheet at a glance, yet who, at times, failed to grasp the simplest financial mechanisms?how things actually worked in practice to create the numbers in the real world. The result is a powerful and entertaining guide for any aspiring leader. Printed Pages: 240. Bookseller Inventory # 79694

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The Supermarket Guy III: Supermarket Dominium (Paperback): Daren Doucet

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Item Description: Dog Ear Publishing, United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 202 x 126 mm. Language: English Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.The Supermarket Guy III: Supermarket Dominium takes off from a peaceful time of robust growth for Harold s supermarket chain. With the evil Jon Acadou behind bars in a maximum-security prison, nothing seems to be threatening these prosperous and peaceful times. A new supermarket chain, the Edmundo Market, is just on the heels of Harold s own franchise. He soon finds out that it only takes a few days for his world to turn inside out. Mr. Acadou escapes from prison, with his heart set on retaking the helm of the Edmundo Market after having his own one-sided, deluded religious conversion. He discovers much has changed with his foster son, Edmund, at the reins, and Edmund refuses to hand over control. Instead, Edmund plans on world domination with an engineered concoction that will make everyone duly follow him. Suddenly, Jon Acadou needs the help of his old rival in order to stop him in his tracks as the police, military, and total population swing over to Edmund s thinking. All of Harold s friends now rush to abandon him. Harold and Acadou become wanted fugitives. Having lost everything, now Harold must trust and rely on an old foe who continues to accidently cause him near-death experiences along the way. A seemingly harmless bite from an experimental singing sheep gives Harold supersheep powers. But will it be enough to stop Edmund s bewildering plot to blow up the entire world under a total nuclear assault?. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9781457520716

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Icons and Idiots: Straight Talk on Leadership: Bob Lutz

Bob Lutz

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Item Description: Portfolio Trade. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. 240 pages. Dimensions: 7.9in. x 5.2in. x 0.6in.When Bob Lutz retired from General Motors in 2010, after an unparalleled forty-seven-year career in the auto industry, he was one of the most respected leaders in American business. He had survived all kinds of managers over those decades: tough and timid, analytical and irrational, charismatic and antisocial, and some who seemed to shift frequently among all those traits. His experiences made him an expert on leadership, every bit as much as he was an expert on cars and trucks. Now Lutz is revealing the leadersgood, bad, and uglywho made the strongest impression on him throughout his career. Icons and Idiotsis a collection of shocking and often hilarious true stories and the lessons Lutz drew from them. From enduring the sadism of a Marine Corps drill instructor, to working with a washed-up alcoholic, to taking over the reins from a convicted felon, he reflects on the complexities of all-too-human leaders. No textbook or business school course can fully capture their idiosyncrasies, foibles and weaknesses which can make or break companies in the real world. Lutz shows that we can learn just as much from the most stubborn, stupid, and corrupt leaders as we can from the inspiring geniuses. He offers fascinating profiles of icons and idiots such as. . . Eberhard von Kuenheim. The famed CEO of BMW was an aristocrat-cum-street fighter who ruled with secrecy, fear, and deft maneuvering. Harold A. Red Poling: A Ford CEO and the ultimate bean counter. If it couldnt be quantified, he didnt want to know about it. Lee Iacocca: The legendary Chrysler CEO appeared to be brillant and bold, but was often vulnerable and insecure behind the scenes. G. Richard Rick Wagoner: The perfect peacetime CEO whose superior intelligence couldnt save GM from steep decline and a government bailout. As Lutz writes: Well examine bosses who were profane, insensitive, totally politically incorrect, and who appropriated insignificant items from hotels or the company. Well visit the mind of a leader who did little but sit in his office. Well look at another boss who could analyze a highly complex profit-and-loss statement or a balance sheet at a glance, yet who, at times, failed to grasp the simplest financial mechanismshow things actually worked in practice tocreatethe numbers in the real world. The result is a powerful and entertaining guide for any aspiring leader. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9781591846963

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Harold Rein

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Item Description: Methuen, London, 1955. Cloth (Hard Cover). Book Condition: Good +. No Jacket. First Edition. 12mo. 219pp. Mild shelf wear and slight lean to covers otherwise internally clean and free of inscriptions. Bookseller Inventory # 928610

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Icons and Idiots: Straight Talk on Leadership: Bob Lutz

Bob Lutz

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Item Description: Penguin Books Ltd. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Icons and Idiots: Straight Talk on Leadership, Bob Lutz, When Bob Lutz retired from General Motors in 2010, after an unparalleled forty-seven-year career in the auto industry, he was one of the most respected leaders in American business. He had survived all kinds of managers over those decades: tough and timid, analytical and irrational, charismatic and antisocial, and some who seemed to shift frequently among all those traits. His experiences made him an expert on leadership, every bit as much as he was an expert on cars and trucks. Now Lutz is revealing the leaders--good, bad, and ugly--who made the strongest impression on him throughout his career. "Icons and Idiots" is a collection of shocking and often hilarious true stories and the lessons Lutz drew from them. From enduring the sadism of a Marine Corps drill instructor, to working with a washed-up alcoholic, to taking over the reins from a convicted felon, he reflects on the complexities of all-too-human leaders. No textbook or business school course can fully capture their idiosyncrasies, foibles and weaknesses - which can make or break companies in the real world. Lutz shows that we can learn just as much from the most stubborn, stupid, and corrupt leaders as we can from the inspiring geniuses. He offers fascinating profiles of icons and idiots such as.Eberhard von Kuenheim. The famed CEO of BMW was an aristocrat-cum-street fighter who ruled with secrecy, fear, and deft maneuvering.Harold A. "Red" Poling A Ford CEO and the ultimate bean counter. If it couldn't be quantified, he didn't want to know about it.Lee Iacocca The legendary Chrysler CEO appeared to be brillant and bold, but was often vulnerable and insecure behind the scenes.G. Richard "Rick" Wagoner The perfect peacetime CEO whose superior intelligence couldn't save GM from steep decline and a government bailout.As Lutz writes: "We'll examine bosses who were profane, insensitive, totally politically incorrect, and who "appropriated" insignificant items from hotels or the company. We'll visit the mind of a leader who did little but sit in his office. We'll look at another boss who could analyze a highly complex profit-and-loss statement or a balance sheet at a glance, yet who, at times, failed to grasp the simplest financial mechanisms--how things actually worked in practice to "create" the numbers in the real world." The result is a powerful and entertaining guide for any aspiring leader. Bookseller Inventory # B9781591846963

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REIN, Harold

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Item Description: Methuen, London, 1955. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. "A novel which describes with a grim certainty of detail, the story of a band of people trapped in a New York underground after a momentous catastrophe has sealed all the exists" - says the jacket blurb. The jacket was illustrated by John Minton. This copy has a few light chips at the edges. Bookseller Inventory # 000901

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Ridpath s Universal History; An Account of: John Clark Ridpath
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Item Description: Rarebooksclub.com, United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 246 x 189 mm. Language: English Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: .discovered that the fierce animosity so long existing between the Saxons of the South and the Anglo-Danes of the North had so far died away that the angry leaders could not precipitate a battle. Godwin and the king were obliged, by a popular sentiment, to make peace and to refer their difficulties to the lvitenagemot for settlement. But before the time of the meeting of that body the tide had so turned against Godwin that he was unable to sustain his cause, and he was banished. Together with his wife and three of his sons, he set sail for Flanders, where he was cordially received by Baldwin, count of that province. The princes Harold and Leofwin escaped from the western coast and made their way to Ireland. Having thus freed himself from the presence of the male members of the House of Godwin, the king next turned his anger upon his wife Editha, who, as will be re membered, was a daughter of the banished earl. From her Edward took away her estates and jewels, and then, when she was completely broken in spirit, confined her in the monastery of Vherwell. Thus, for the time, was the Saxon party overthrown and scattered. Relieved of the presence of his most formidable opponents, Edward gave free rein to his preference for the people and institutions of Normandy. The Norman nobles came over in great numbers, and settled at his court. Even Prince Vi.lliam, the illegitimate son of Duke Robert, availed himself of the opportunity to tarry for a season with Edward and his friends. Nor is it doubtful that this ambitious aspirant, who was destined to play so important a part in the history of medizeval England, was already, on the occasion of his visit, looking to the possibilities of the future. King Edward was childless, and it was said that he. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781236896025

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Icons and Idiots: Straight Talk on Leadership: Bob Lutz

Bob Lutz

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Item Description: Penguin Books India, 2014. Softcover. Book Condition: New. When Bob Lutz retired from General Motors in 2010, after an unparalleled forty-seven-year career in the auto industry, he was one of the most respected leaders in American business. He had survived all kinds of managers over those decades: tough and timid, analytical and irrational, charismatic and antisocial, and some who seemed to shift frequently among all those traits. His experiences made him an expert on leadership, every bit as much as he was an expert on cars and trucks. Now Lutz is revealing the leadersâ€"good, bad, and uglyâ€"who made the strongest impression on him throughout his career. Icons and Idiots is a collection of shocking and often hilarious true stories and the lessons Lutz drew from them. From enduring the sadism of a Marine Corps drill instructor, to working with a washed-up alcoholic, to taking over the reins from a convicted felon, he reflects on the complexities of all-too-human leaders. No textbook or business school course can fully capture their idiosyncrasies, foibles and weaknesses â€" which can make or break companies in the real world. Lutz shows that we can learn just as much from the most stubborn, stupid, and corrupt leaders as we can from the inspiring geniuses. He offers fascinating profiles of icons and idiots such as. Eberhard von Kuenheim. The famed CEO of BMW was an aristocrat-cum-street fighter who ruled with secrecy, fear, and deft maneuvering. Harold A. “Red” Poling: A Ford CEO and the ultimate bean counter. If it couldn’t be quantified, he didn’t want to know about it. Lee Iacocca: The legendary Chrysler CEO appeared to be brillant and bold, but was often vulnerable and insecure behind the scenes. G. Richard “Rick” Wagoner: The perfect peacetime CEO whose superior intelligence couldn’t save GM from steep decline and a government bailout. As Lutz writes: We’ll examine bosses who were profane, insensitive, totally politically incorrect, and who “appropriated” insignificant items from hotels or the company. We’ll visit the mind of a leader who did little but sit in his office. We’ll look at another boss who could analyze a highly complex profit-and-loss statement or a balance sheet at a glance, yet who, at times, failed to grasp the simplest financial mechanismsâ€"how things actually worked in practice to create the numbers in the real world. The result is a powerful and entertaining guide for any aspiring leader. Printed Pages: 240. Bookseller Inventory # 79694

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Time for Retirement: Comparative Studies of Early

Published by Cambridge University Press (1991)

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Item Description: Cambridge University Press, 1991. Book Condition: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: 1. The changing balance of work and retirement Martin Kohli and Martin Rein; 2. The evolution of early exit: a comparative analysis of labor force participation patterns Klaus Jacobs, Martin Kohli and Martin Rein; 3. Testing the industry-mix hypothesis of early exit Klaus Jacobs, Martin Kohli and Martin Rein; 4. The Netherlands: an extreme case Bert de Vroom and Martin Blomsma; 5. France: massive exit through unemployment compensation Anne-Marie Guillemard; 6. Germany: The diversity of pathways Klaus Jacobs, Martin Kohli and Martin Rein; 7. Great Britain: The contradictions of early exit Frank Laczko and Chris Phillipson; 8. The United States: The privatization of exit Harold L. Sheppard; 9. Sweden: partial exit Eskil Wadensj; 10. Hungary: exit from the state economy Julia Szalai; 11. Pathways and their prospects: a comparative interpretation of the meaning of early exit Anne-Marie Guillemard and Herman van Gunsteren; Index. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_usedgood_0521423643

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Item Description: Rarebooksclub.com, United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 246 x 189 mm. Language: English Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: .discovered that the fierce animosity so long existing between the Saxons of the South and the Anglo-Danes of the North had so far died away that the angry leaders could not precipitate a battle. Godwin and the king were obliged, by a popular sentiment, to make peace and to refer their difficulties to the lvitenagemot for settlement. But before the time of the meeting of that body the tide had so turned against Godwin that he was unable to sustain his cause, and he was banished. Together with his wife and three of his sons, he set sail for Flanders, where he was cordially received by Baldwin, count of that province. The princes Harold and Leofwin escaped from the western coast and made their way to Ireland. Having thus freed himself from the presence of the male members of the House of Godwin, the king next turned his anger upon his wife Editha, who, as will be re membered, was a daughter of the banished earl. From her Edward took away her estates and jewels, and then, when she was completely broken in spirit, confined her in the monastery of Vherwell. Thus, for the time, was the Saxon party overthrown and scattered. Relieved of the presence of his most formidable opponents, Edward gave free rein to his preference for the people and institutions of Normandy. The Norman nobles came over in great numbers, and settled at his court. Even Prince Vi.lliam, the illegitimate son of Duke Robert, availed himself of the opportunity to tarry for a season with Edward and his friends. Nor is it doubtful that this ambitious aspirant, who was destined to play so important a part in the history of medizeval England, was already, on the occasion of his visit, looking to the possibilities of the future. King Edward was childless, and it was said that he. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781236896025

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Taking The Reins: Leadership, Supervision, & Management: Harold Kurstedt, Tim

Harold Kurstedt, Tim Thayne

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Item Description: Advantage Media Group. Paperback. Book Condition: POOR. Acceptable: Possible ex-library copy with the library's markings. May have moderate notes or highlighting. Will no longer have its dust jacket if applicable and accessories may no longer be included. Bookseller Inventory # 2575006254

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Taking The Reins: Leadership, Supervision, & Management: Thayne, Tim, Kurstedt,

Thayne, Tim, Kurstedt, Harold

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Item Description: Advantage Media Group, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Signed. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR! Good Condition. Reasonable wear. Still very usable. Clean, mark-free interior! SHIPS WITHIN 24 HOURS! Tracking Provided. DHL processing & USPS delivery for an average of 3-5 Day Standard & 2-3 Day Expedited! FREE INSURANCE! Fast & Personal Support! Careful Packaging. No Hassle, Full Refund Return Policy!. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000201482

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Social Problems and Public Policy:Inequality and Justice: Lee Rainwater,Herbert J.Gans,Harold

Lee Rainwater,Herbert J.Gans,Harold Laski,Ralf Dahrendorf,Martin Rein

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Item Description: Aldine, Chicago, 1977. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Spine not creased, no inscriptions or any obvious sign of use in text, covers scuffed, creased, edges slightly dulled. We post daily Mon-Sat. Bookseller Inventory # 002520

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The Hopping Bird (Paperback): Grant Dossetto

Grant Dossetto

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Item Description: Fairlane Publishing, United States, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 229 x 152 mm. Language: English Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Harold Freeman enjoyed success as a player including a World Series championship until it was cut short due to injury. His managerial career has not been as smooth but that is all behind him as he takes the reins of the Toledo Mud Hens for the 2014 season. After a last place finish in the International League s West Division a season ago, can he turn the team around? When a veteran pitcher challenges Freeman to deliver a Championship, what looked like a shot at redemption may turn into a disaster. Freeman will need to resort to every trick in the book (and a couple that aren t written down) to lead Toledo to the top. Turning to Alex Casillas, a Cuban national with untapped potential, Freeman looks to reinvent a rag-tag group of eccentrics into a professional squad. A first baseman who is larger than life but unable to field, a starting pitcher whose vanity and narcissism lead to a gambling problem, injuries, and more plague the team on the field. The trials of life await them off the field. It is going to one hell of a year. Bookseller Inventory # APC9780996134101

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Weird & Wonderful : Discoveries from the: Welleran Poltarnees

Welleran Poltarnees

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Item Description: Darling & Company. Paperback / softback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Weird & Wonderful : Discoveries from the Mysterious World of Forgotten Children's Books, Welleran Poltarnees, In his years of collecting and cataloging the vast Green Tiger library of classic children's picture books, editor Harold Darling has singled out scenes containing particularly unusual images and situations and he has compiled the best and rarest of these discoveries in Weird and Wonderful. The results are both engaging and delightful and reveal a world of children's books where imagination is given free rein. Artists and authors include Frank Baum, Edward Lear, Gelett Burgess, Peter Newell, John R. Neill and Charles Doyle. Bookseller Inventory # B9781595833853

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Rein,Harold

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Item Description: Methuen & Co, London, 1955. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 8vo - over 6 ¾" - 9¾" Tall. This is a Very Good Copy of this book in a Very Good Dust-Jacket that has some light general wear to the outer edges of the dust wrapper.Price clipped and this copy has NO previous names or inscriptions present,although top corner of the front endpaper has been clipped.The book has a firm binding with no leaning or rolling to spine.There is some tanning to the page edges.The d/j comes well protected in a removable cover sleeve.8vo 219pp First UK Edition 1st Impression 8vo - over 6 ¾" - 9¾" Tall. Bookseller Inventory # 57057

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The Hopping Bird (Paperback): Grant Dossetto

Grant Dossetto

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Item Description: Fairlane Publishing, United States, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 229 x 152 mm. Language: English Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Harold Freeman enjoyed success as a player including a World Series championship until it was cut short due to injury. His managerial career has not been as smooth but that is all behind him as he takes the reins of the Toledo Mud Hens for the 2014 season. After a last place finish in the International League s West Division a season ago, can he turn the team around? When a veteran pitcher challenges Freeman to deliver a Championship, what looked like a shot at redemption may turn into a disaster. Freeman will need to resort to every trick in the book (and a couple that aren t written down) to lead Toledo to the top. Turning to Alex Casillas, a Cuban national with untapped potential, Freeman looks to reinvent a rag-tag group of eccentrics into a professional squad. A first baseman who is larger than life but unable to field, a starting pitcher whose vanity and narcissism lead to a gambling problem, injuries, and more plague the team on the field. The trials of life await them off the field. It is going to one hell of a year. Bookseller Inventory # APC9780996134101

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