Failure Is Not An Option

Failure Is Not An Option

Failure Is Not An Option

This memoir of a veteran NASA flight director tells riveting stories from the early days of the Mercury program through Apollo 11 (the moon landing) and Apollo 13, for both of which Kranz was flight director. Gene Kranz was present at the creation of America’s manned space program and was a key player in it for three decades. As a flight director in NASA’s Mission Control, Kranz witnessed firsthand the making of history. He participated in the space program from the early days of the Mercury program to the last Apollo mission, and beyond. He endured the disastrous first years when rockets blew up and the United States seemed to fall further behind the Soviet Union in the space race. He helped to launch Alan Shepard and John Glenn, then assumed the flight director’s role in the Gemini program, which he guided to fruition. With his teammates, he accepted the challenge to carry out President John F. Kennedy’s commitment to land a man on the Moon before the end of the 1960s. Kranz recounts these thrilling historic events and offers new information about the famous flights. What appeared as nearly flawless missions to the Moon were, in fact, a series of hair-raising near misses. When the space technology failed, as it sometimes did, the controllers’ only recourse was to rely on their skills and those of their teammates. He reveals behind-the-scenes details to demonstrate the leadership, discipline, trust, and teamwork that made the space program a success. A fascinating firsthand account by a veteran mission controller of one of America’s greatest achievements, Failure is Not an Option reflects on what has happened to the space program and offers his own bold suggestions about what we ought to be doing in space now.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Gene Kranz
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2009-06-23
Total Pages : 416 Pages
ISBN : 9781439148815


Facilitator S Guide To Failure Is Not An Option

Facilitator S Guide To Failure Is Not An Option

Help ensure that failure is never an option for any child by demonstrating how school leaders can apply six powerful principles to create successful, sustainable high-performing schools! The resources in this facilitator's guide can also be found at the HOPE Foundation Web site at www.hopefoundation.org.

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Genre : Education
Author : Alan M. Blankstein
Publisher : Corwin Press
Release : 2009-11-24
Total Pages : 88 Pages
ISBN : 9781452273808


Failure Is Not An Option

Failure Is Not An Option

New case studies, videos, and field-tested processes help educators build high-performing leadership teams and create a school culture that sustains success for every student.

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Genre : Education
Author : Alan M. Blankstein
Publisher : Corwin Press
Release : 2012-12-20
Total Pages : 318 Pages
ISBN : 9781452268279


Failure Is Not An Option

Failure Is Not An Option

DAILY DEVOTIONAL JOURNAL "FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION" Start each day with an inspiring message of hope and encouragement from the word of God. A thirty day devotion by Kenneth Garner's personal thoughts and meditations that will help you in your daily walk to become victorious at facing your own personal trails in life. Watch your life change as you journal your thoughts and prayers and make note of the Lord's specific word to you every day in your personal journal. Take an expedition with the author of: IT'S TOO LATE TO STOP NOW BY: Kenneth Garner

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Author : Kenneth Garner
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2017-04-14
Total Pages : 40 Pages
ISBN : 1542465915


Failure Is Not An Option

Failure Is Not An Option

Five years, 200,000 readers, and one national award after the first edition, Blankstein documents how educators have closed gaps, turned schools around, and sustained overall success. Resources referenced in Failure Is Not an Option®, Second Edition are available in The Facilitator’s Guide to Failure Is Not an Option®, Second Edition and can also be found at the HOPE Foundation Web site at www.hopefoundation.org.

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Genre : Education
Author : Alan M. Blankstein
Publisher : Corwin Press
Release : 2009-11-24
Total Pages : 263 Pages
ISBN : 9781412979238


Failure Is Not An Option

Failure Is Not An Option

Author Hydn Rousseau’s father walked out on him, his three siblings, and his mother when Rousseau was five years old. Most of his daily meals as a young man consisted of bread and sugar water. He didn’t graduate from high school. He was convicted for selling drugs and served eight and a half years in prison. But that didn’t stop Rousseau from accomplishing his goals and dreams. In Failure is Not an Option, he shares his story of growing up in poverty and how he didn’t allow himself to become a victim or blame others for his circumstances. He stopped making excuses and took full responsibility for his actions. Twenty years later, he is a successful family and businessman who volunteers and mentors in the community. A story of perseverance, dedication, and personal transformation, this memoir aims to help others tap into their greatness to accomplish goals and dreams.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Hydn Rousseau
Publisher : iUniverse
Release : 2016-02-26
Total Pages : 128 Pages
ISBN : 9781491789896


Facilitator S Guide To Failure Is Not An Option

Facilitator S Guide To Failure Is Not An Option

Aligning theory with practice, chapter-by-chapter activities and discussion questions examine the critical role of a strong learning community in implementing effective school reform, with a focus on Blanksteins six guiding principles:Common mission, vision, values, and goals Systems for prevention and intervention Collaborative teaming for teaching and learning Data-driven decision making and continuous improvement Active engagement from family and community Building sustainable leadership capacity With the Facilitators Guide to Failure Is NOT an Option™, you can effectively lead others through dialogue, reflection, and application of Blanksteins principles. It is an ideal resource for school principals, district administrators, teacher leaders, and educational policy makers, and perfect for groups of any size-pairs, small workshops, and large seminars.

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Genre : Education
Author : Alan M. Blankstein
Publisher : Corwin Press
Release : 2009-11-24
Total Pages : 88 Pages
ISBN : 9781412981743


Flight

Flight

One of the architects of the U.S. space program recalls his most exciting moments at mission control as he guided heroes like Alan Shepard and John Glenn on their historic missions.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Christopher C. Kraft
Publisher : Dutton Adult
Release : 2001
Total Pages : 371 Pages
ISBN : UOM:49015003159044


Silent Spill

Silent Spill

In the Guadalupe Dunes, 170 miles north of Los Angeles and 250 miles south of San Francisco, an oil spill persisted unattended for 38 years. Over the period 1990-1996, the national press devoted 504 stories to the Exxon Valdez accident and a mere nine to the Guadalupe spill—even though the latter is most likely the nation's largest recorded oil spill. Although it was known to oil workers in the field where it originated, to visiting regulators, and to locals who frequented the beach, the Guadalupe spill became troubling only when those involved could no longer view the sight and smell of petroleum as normal. This book recounts how this change in perception finally took place after nearly four decades and what form the response took. Taking a sociological perspective, Thomas Beamish examines the organizational culture of the Unocal Corporation (whose oil fields produced the leakage), the interorganizational response of regulatory agencies, and local interpretations of the event. He applies notions of social organization, social stability, and social inertia to the kind of environmental degradation represented by the Guadalupe spill. More important, he uses the Guadalupe Dunes case as the basis for a broader study of environmental "blind spots." He argues that many of our most pressing pollution problems go unacknowledged because they do not cause large-scale social disruption or dramatic visible destruction of the sort that triggers responses. Finally, he develops a model of social accommodation that helps explain why human systems seem inclined to do nothing as trouble mounts.

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Genre : Science
Author : Thomas D. Beamish
Publisher : MIT Press
Release : 2002-02-01
Total Pages : 232 Pages
ISBN : 0262261707


Failure Is Not An Option

Failure Is Not An Option

Ten thousand baby boomers reach retirement age every day. More than half of new retirees say that they were not ready when they got there, leading to what has been called the greatest retirement crisis in history. Failure is Not an Option: Creating Certainty In the Uncertainty of Retirement was written by financial planner and retirement expert David Rosell to combat the immense lack of resources for knowing what to do when retirement actually hits.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : David Rosell
Publisher : MCP Books
Release : 2018-09-04
Total Pages : 253 Pages
ISBN : 1545640408