Powerhouse

Powerhouse

Powerhouse

A New York Times bestseller An astonishing—and astonishingly entertaining—history of Hollywood’s transformation over the past five decades as seen through the agency at the heart of it all, from the #1 bestselling co-author of Live from New York and Those Guys Have All the Fun. The movies you watch, the TV shows you adore, the concerts and sporting events you attend—behind the curtain of nearly all of these is an immensely powerful and secretive corporation known as Creative Artists Agency. Started in 1975, when five bright and brash employees of a creaky William Morris office left to open their own, strikingly innovative talent agency, CAA would come to revolutionize the entertainment industry, and over the next several decades its tentacles would spread aggressively throughout the worlds of movies, television, music, advertising, and investment banking. Powerhouse is the fascinating, no-holds-barred saga of that ascent. Drawing on unprecedented and exclusive access to the men and women who built and battled with CAA, as well as financial information never before made public, author James Andrew Miller spins a tale of boundless ambition, ruthless egomania, ceaseless empire building, greed, and personal betrayal. It is also a story of prophetic brilliance, magnificent artistry, singular genius, entrepreneurial courage, strategic daring, foxhole brotherhood, and how one firm utterly transformed the entertainment business. Here are the real Star Wars—complete with a Death Star—told through the voices of those who were there. Packed with scores of stars from movies, television, music, and sports, as well as a tremendously compelling cast of agents, studio executives, network chiefs, league commissioners, private equity partners, tech CEOs, and media tycoons, Powerhouse is itself a Hollywood blockbuster of the most spectacular sort.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : James Andrew Miller
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2016-08-09
Total Pages : 752 Pages
ISBN : 9780062441393


Powerhouse

Powerhouse

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Brian MacNeice
Publisher : Kogan Page
Release : 2016-09-28
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 0749478314


The Next Africa

The Next Africa

The Next Africa, an Axiom Best Business Book Award winner, will change the way people think about the continent. The old narrative of an Africa disconnected from the global economy, depicted by conflict or corruption, and heavily dependent on outside donors is fading. A wave of transformation driven by business, modernization, and a new cadre of remarkably talented Africans is thrusting the continent from the world's margins to the global mainstream. In the coming decades the magnitude of Africa's markets and rising influence of its people will intersect with other key trends to shape a new era, one in which Africa's progress finally overshadows its challenges, transforming an emerging continent into a global powerhouse. The Next Africa captures this story. Authors Jake Bright and Aubrey Hruby pair their collective decades of Africa experience with several years of direct research and interviews. Packed with profiles; personal stories, research and analysis, The Next Africa is a paradigm-shifting guide to the events, trends, and people reshaping Africa's relationship to the world. Bright and Hruby detail the cross-cutting trends prompting Silicon Valley venture capital funds and firms like GE, IBM, and Proctor & Gamble to make major investments in African economies, while describing how Africans are stimulating Milan runways, Hollywood studios, and London pop charts. The Next Africa introduces readers to the continent's burgeoning technology movement, rising entrepreneurs, groundbreaking philanthropists, and cultural innovators making an impact in music, fashion, and film. Bright and Hruby also connect Africa's transformation to its contemporary immigrant diaspora, illustrating how this increasingly affluent group will serve as the thread that pulls the continent's success together. Finally, The Next Africa suggests a fresh framework for global citizens, public policy-makers, and CEOs to approach Africa. It will no longer be "The Hopeless Continent", nor will it become an overnight utopia. Bright and Hruby offer a more nuanced, net-sum, and data-rich approach to analyzing an increasingly complex continent, reconciling its continued challenges with rapid progress. The Next Africa describes a future of a more globally-connected Africa where its leaders and citizens wield significant economic, cultural, and political power--a future in which Americans will be more likely to own African stocks, work for companies doing business in Africa, buy African hits from iTunes, see Nigerian actors win Oscars, and learn new African names connected to tech moguls and billionaires.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Jake Bright
Publisher : Macmillan
Release : 2015-07-21
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9781466868724


The Powerhouse

The Powerhouse

The United States, China and virtually every other nation with an industrial base have concluded that powerful advanced batteries and the product that will chiefly use them - affordable, long-distance electric cars - will be the world's next great engine of economic growth. The Powerhouse tells the story of a group of U.S. scientists working towards this great technological breakthrough, following them over a two year period of emotional highs, setbacks and innovation. This is the story of cutting-edge science, and the people working towards a world-changing battery.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Steve Levine
Publisher : Penguin Books
Release : 2016
Total Pages : 310 Pages
ISBN : 9780143128328


Holy

Holy

Photographer Donna Ferrato goes on a radical 50-year road trip across the USA as women fight for equality in the bedroom and the boardroom. Holy follows her journey from the sexual revolution of the '60s through the #metoo era of today. Holy is forged from one woman's outrage against a woman-hating world. May it anger you. Donna Ferrato's radical photographs show what women are capable of surviving. More than survive, Holy depicts women who prevail. Holy is an invitation to understand how it feels being held down by the patriarchy-what we are fighting for, what we are up against--and how we manage to maintain a sense of desire and appetite. Fighting for equality in the bedroom and the boardroom, Ferrato's journey follows the sexual revolution of the '60s through the #metoo era of today. Holy is a showcase of power. Donna's images reveal women's bodies in all their monstrous glory-even her own. May these photographs mobilize you, whether you are cis or trans, young or old, butch or femme. Human survival depends on women. Embrace your instincts, desires, brainpower, and strength. Embrace each other.

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Genre : PHOTOGRAPHY
Author : Donna Ferrato
Publisher : powerHouse Books
Release : 2019-07-09
Total Pages : 160 Pages
ISBN : 1576879100


Powerhouse Plants

Powerhouse Plants

Gardeners, like everyone, are too short on time and money to waste either on plants that only look good for a few weeks. You want hardworking, eye-catching plants that provide beauty for multiple seasons. You want powerhouse plants—plants with colorful spring flowers and summer fruits, or summer fruits and fall foliage, or summer flowers, fall foliage and winter stems...or any combination of two or more of these desirable features. Like flowering dogwood that boasts summer flowers and fall fruit and foliage. Or honeysuckle that has fragrant spring flowers, summer and fall foliage, and fall fruit. Powerhouse Plants by Graham Rice features multiseasonal perennials, annuals, groundcovers, vines, shrubs, and trees in profiles that include basic plant information, size, hardiness, and preferred growing conditions.

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Genre : Gardening
Author : Graham Rice
Publisher : Timber Press
Release : 2013-01-15
Total Pages : 284 Pages
ISBN : 9781604692105


Border Cities Powerhouse 1901 1945

Border Cities Powerhouse 1901 1945

This is the first comprehensive history of the Border Cities area during its formative period in the first half of the 20th Century. The story of Windsor’s emergence during this period is largely one of confrontation and conflict: a multicultural population, industrial expansion, radical politics, and military production all played their part in the city's early history.

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Genre : History
Author : Patrick Brode
Publisher : Biblioasis
Release : 2017-06-15
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9781771961585


The Bombardier Story

The Bombardier Story

The story of the company that was founded by the inventor of the snowmobile In 1942, Joseph-Armand Bombardier invented the snowmobile and founded his company to manufacture them. From its humble beginnings as an entrepreneurial company in rural Quebec, led by an enterprising inventor, Bombardier Inc. has emerged as a global leader in the transportation industry. This book tells the fascinating tale of this remarkably well managed company that has enjoyed spectacular growth in its chosen markets through strong leadership and management strategy, succession planning, strategic diversification, and turnaround and acquisition artistry. The fascinating story of the world's largest rail manufacturer for both railway and subway Reveals why Bombardier Inc. is a multi-faceted global company yet nobody knows their name Written by Larry MacDonald the author of Nortel Network The Bombardier Story shows how invention and entrepreneurship, management and leadership, smooth succession planning, and turnaround and acquisition built this global powerhouse.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Larry MacDonald
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2012-11-22
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9781118485002


Engaging Iran

Engaging Iran

Advocates a far-sighted, grand-strategic American foreign policy toward the emerging Iranian powerhouse in the Middle East.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Nathan Gonzalez
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release : 2007
Total Pages : 180 Pages
ISBN : 0275997421


Kale

Kale

Health aficionados and kale devotees will appreciate having great recipes and information on kale's nutritional benefits all in one book. A phenomenal source of antioxidants, rich in minerals and essential vitamins, and high in complete protein, it's no wonder this cruciferous veggie is high on everyone's grocery list. Author Beverly Lynn Bennett shows how incredibly easy it is to deliciously incorporate kale into your daily diet and reap its numerous health benefits. From breakfast smoothies and scrambles and luncheon burgers and soups to dinner stews or pasta, dips and chips for snacks and brownies and cupcakes for dessert, let this versatile veggie become your nutritional best friend.

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Genre : Cooking
Author : Beverly Lynn Bennett
Publisher : Healthy Living Publications
Release : 2015-01-15
Total Pages : 48 Pages
ISBN : 9781570678745