Left Of Boom

Left Of Boom

Left Of Boom

The explosive New York Times bestseller! On September 11, 2001, Doug Laux was a freshman in college, on the path to becoming a doctor. But with the fall of the Twin Towers came a turning point in his life. After graduating he joined the Central Intelligence Agency, determined to get himself to Afghanistan and into the center of the action. Through persistence and hard work he was fast-tracked to a clandestine operations position overseas. Dropped into a remote region of Afghanistan, he received his baptism by fire. Frustrated by bureaucratic red tape, a widespread lack of knowledge of the local customs and culture and an attitude of complacency that hindered his ability to combat the local Taliban, Doug confounded his peers by dressing like a native and mastering the local dialect, making contact and building sources within several deadly terrorist networks. His new approach resulted in unprecedented successes, including uncovering the largest IED network in the world, responsible for killing hundreds of US soldiers. Meanwhile, Doug had to keep up false pretenses with his family, girlfriend and friends--nobody could know what he did for a living--and deal with the emotional turbulence of constantly living a lie. His double life was building to an explosive resolution, with repercussions that would have far reaching consequences.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Douglas Laux
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release : 2016-04-05
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9781466893214


Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

In a rhythmic alphabet chant, all the letters race one another up the coconut tree.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Bill Martin
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2006-10-24
Total Pages : 40 Pages
ISBN : 9781416927181


Boom

Boom

The meteoric rise of the largest unregulated financial market in the world-for contemporary art-is driven by a few passionate, guileful, and very hard-nosed dealers. They can make and break careers and fortunes. The contemporary art market is an international juggernaut, throwing off multimillion-dollar deals as wealthy buyers move from fair to fair, auction to auction, party to glittering party. But none of it would happen without the dealers-the tastemakers who back emerging artists and steer them to success, often to see them picked off by a rival. Dealers operate within a private world of handshake agreements, negotiating for the highest commissions. Michael Shnayerson, a longtime contributing editor to Vanity Fair, writes the first ever definitive history of their activities. He has spoken to all of today's so-called mega dealers-Larry Gagosian, David Zwirner, Arne and Marc Glimcher, and Iwan Wirth-along with dozens of other dealers-from Irving Blum to Gavin Brown-who worked with the greatest artists of their times: Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Cy Twombly, and more. This kaleidoscopic history begins in the mid-1940s in genteel poverty with a scattering of galleries in midtown Manhattan, takes us through the ramshackle 1950s studios of Coenties Slip, the hipster locations in SoHo and Chelsea, London's Bond Street, and across the terraces of Art Basel until today. Now, dealers and auctioneers are seeking the first billion-dollar painting. It hasn't happened yet, but they are confident they can push the price there soon.

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Genre : Art
Author : Michael Shnayerson
Publisher : PublicAffairs
Release : 2019-05-21
Total Pages : 464 Pages
ISBN : 9781610398411


From Boom To Bubble

From Boom To Bubble

During the Great Recession, the housing bubble took much of the blame for bringing the American economy to its knees, but commercial real estate also experienced its own boom-and-bust in the same time period. In Chicago, for example, law firms and corporate headquarters abandoned their historic downtown office buildings for the millions of brand-new square feet that were built elsewhere in the central business district. What causes construction booms like this, and why do they so often leave a glut of vacant space and economic distress in their wake? In From Boom to Bubble, Rachel Weber debunks the idea that booms occur only when cities are growing and innovating. Instead, she argues, even in cities experiencing employment and population decline, developers rush to erect new office towers and apartment buildings when they have financial incentives to do so. Focusing on the main causes of overbuilding during the early 2000s, Weber documents the case of Chicago’s “Millennial Boom,” showing that the Loop’s expansion was a response to global and local pressures to produce new assets. An influx of cheap cash, made available through the use of complex financial instruments, helped transform what started as a boom grounded in modest occupant demand into a speculative bubble, where pricing and supply had only tenuous connections to the market. Innovative and compelling, From Boom to Bubble is an unprecedented historical, sociological, and geographic look at how property markets change and fail—and how that affects cities.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Rachel Weber
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2015-11-20
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9780226294513


Nonstop Sales Boom

Nonstop Sales Boom

Has the last week of each quarter in your business become a mad scramble to meet quota? Do your year-end reports show sporadic and unexplainable highs some weeks that will be near impossible to meet next year, as well as mysterious lows that ruined your goals for a 10 percent increase? For many sales organizations, anomalies such as these are strangely commonplace and unshakeable without intentional efforts to ratify them. Nonstop Sales Boom explains how to break this unhealthy cycle and achieve strong, steady results--every quarter, from every member of the team.Author and experienced sales leader for over twenty years Colleen Francis says the secret to leaving behind the roller-coaster reports and achieving sustaining, steady success is to broaden the focus from merely closing deals to actively nurturing the four critical stages of client engagement:• Attraction: Fill the funnel with lucrative prospects• Participation: Turn them into customers faster• Growth: Invest in valued clients• Leverage: Turn customers into referral generatorsWhen companies concentrate on only one or two of these areas, their results become erratic. But by becoming purposeful toward all four, simultaneously, they will systematically attract a regular flow of prospects and move them smoothly through the pipeline--taking the chaos and pressure away from the end of quarter for good!

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Colleen Francis
Publisher : AMACOM
Release : 2014-08-13
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9780814433775


Boom Boom Go Away

Boom Boom Go Away

When his parents tell him it’s time for bed, a little boy enlists the help of his bedroom toys, one by one, to noisily emphasize his retort: GO AWAY! Definitely not your typical lullaby, the book’s repetitive beat of booms and dings and clinks and blings forms a rhythm all its own that will have kids joining in and marching right off to dreamland.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Laura Geringer
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2014-12-16
Total Pages : 40 Pages
ISBN : 9781481442992


Bullshit Jobs

Bullshit Jobs

From bestselling writer David Graeber—“a master of opening up thought and stimulating debate” (Slate)—a powerful argument against the rise of meaningless, unfulfilling jobs…and their consequences. Does your job make a meaningful contribution to the world? In the spring of 2013, David Graeber asked this question in a playful, provocative essay titled “On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs.” It went viral. After one million online views in seventeen different languages, people all over the world are still debating the answer. There are hordes of people—HR consultants, communication coordinators, telemarketing researchers, corporate lawyers—whose jobs are useless, and, tragically, they know it. These people are caught in bullshit jobs. Graeber explores one of society’s most vexing and deeply felt concerns, indicting among other villains a particular strain of finance capitalism that betrays ideals shared by thinkers ranging from Keynes to Lincoln. “Clever and charismatic” (The New Yorker), Bullshit Jobs gives individuals, corporations, and societies permission to undergo a shift in values, placing creative and caring work at the center of our culture. This book is for everyone who wants to turn their vocation back into an avocation and “a thought-provoking examination of our working lives” (Financial Times).

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : David Graeber
Publisher : Simon & Schuster
Release : 2019-05-07
Total Pages : 368 Pages
ISBN : 9781501143335


Left Of Boom

Left Of Boom

Do you spend your days fighting one employee relations fire after another? It may seem like job security, but it is stressful and unproductive. The U.S. Army discovered in Afghanistan and Iraq that jumping from one fire to the next isn't just unproductive, it costs lives. Instead of reacting to "boom" events the Army learned that proactively working "Left of Boom" prevented tragedies and saved lives. This book provides a practical "how-to" guide to implement these important lessons in your company. The results will astound you.

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Genre :
Author : Phillip Wilson
Publisher :
Release : 2014-11-01
Total Pages : 462 Pages
ISBN : 0963855425


Boom Town

Boom Town

A brilliant, kaleidoscopic narrative of Oklahoma City—a great American story of civics, basketball, and destiny, from award-winning journalist Sam Anderson NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • NPR • Chicago Tribune • San Francisco Chronicle • The Economist • Deadspin Oklahoma City was born from chaos. It was founded in a bizarre but momentous “Land Run” in 1889, when thousands of people lined up along the borders of Oklahoma Territory and rushed in at noon to stake their claims. Since then, it has been a city torn between the wild energy that drives its outsized ambitions, and the forces of order that seek sustainable progress. Nowhere was this dynamic better realized than in the drama of the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team’s 2012-13 season, when the Thunder’s brilliant general manager, Sam Presti, ignited a firestorm by trading future superstar James Harden just days before the first game. Presti’s all-in gamble on “the Process”—the patient, methodical management style that dictated the trade as the team’s best hope for long-term greatness—kicked off a pivotal year in the city’s history, one that would include pitched battles over urban planning, a series of cataclysmic tornadoes, and the frenzied hope that an NBA championship might finally deliver the glory of which the city had always dreamed. Boom Town announces the arrival of an exciting literary voice. Sam Anderson, former book critic for New York magazine and now a staff writer at the New York Times magazine, unfolds an idiosyncratic mix of American history, sports reporting, urban studies, gonzo memoir, and much more to tell the strange but compelling story of an American city whose unique mix of geography and history make it a fascinating microcosm of the democratic experiment. Filled with characters ranging from NBA superstars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook; to Flaming Lips oddball frontman Wayne Coyne; to legendary Great Plains meteorologist Gary England; to Stanley Draper, Oklahoma City's would-be Robert Moses; to civil rights activist Clara Luper; to the citizens and public servants who survived the notorious 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building, Boom Town offers a remarkable look at the urban tapestry woven from control and chaos, sports and civics.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Sam Anderson
Publisher : Crown
Release : 2018-08-21
Total Pages : 448 Pages
ISBN : 9780804137324


Boom Book

Boom Book

Are you ready to lay the foundation for your best year yet? Ready to clarify your vision and crystallize your intention? Are you ready to create a powerful strategic plan to roll out a truly transformational twelve months? Are you ready to start this day with passion, purpose, and focus? Then buckle up because this simple workbook has the capacity to rock your socks as you consciously create a powerhouse year! The Boom Book is a personal almanac for your year. Of course, you already know an almanac is an annual calendar that includes pertinent information for the year. For example, a farmer's almanac includes tide tables, key dates for the growing season, moon tables, etc. But this workbook is your personal almanac, featuring the intentions, the vision, the clarity, and the actions you require to create the year that you really want. The Boom process will help you to gain clarity around your desires and your needs, and then map them into a format that will expedite and facilitate manifestation of those desires in the next twelve months. The beauty of this approach is that you can start any time-no need to wait for a Monday, or the first of the month, or January, or any of those silly things we all do. You can start today and work through this almanac at your own pace, and best of all, you will do this just once for an entire year. Once you complete this workbook, your vision will be clear, your action steps will be set, and all that's left is for you to simply move as you are guided. I know that once you see the results you've created, you'll want to repeat this process year after year.

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Genre :
Author : Amy Scott Grant
Publisher :
Release : 2018-11-18
Total Pages : 116 Pages
ISBN : 099744665X