Lessons from Behind the Counter

Author: Robin Estevez
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692644584
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"...I grew up in my father's supermarket. In the aisles, between and behind the displays, pushing a broom, at the cash register, making deliveries... seeing all the different neighbors coming in shopping, saying "hello," while patting me on the head..." Lessons From Behind the Counter is both a memoir and an inspirational business leadership guide capturing the journey of the Estevez family and their passionate pursuit of the American Dream. In his debut book, Robin Estevez, a first-generation Dominican-American, vividly shares memories of working alongside his immigrant father who taught him and his siblings important life lessons about business, family, and community. Through colorful, often humorous anecdotes and moving poetry, Robin reflects on personal experiences that shape the man, the father and the entrepreneur he becomes - which each vignette building upon the next. The reader learns how the Estevez family's humble beginnings coupled with an unwavering bond leads to their present day success as owners of a chain of grocery stores throughout the New York and New Jersey. Spanning three generations and two continents, from rural farms in the Dominican Republic to neighborhood streets of Washington Heights, this book creatively illustrates the intersection of Dominican heritage and American cultural identity that creates a distinct family legacy.

Thank You for Being Late

Author: Thomas L. Friedman
Publisher: Picador USA
ISBN: 1250141222
Format: PDF
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A New York Times Bestseller, One of The Wall Street Journal’s “10 Books to Read Now,” and One of Kirkus Reviews’s Best Nonfiction Books of Year We all sense it—something big is going on. You feel it in your workplace. You feel it when you talk to your kids. You can’t miss it when you read the newspapers or watch the news. Our lives are being transformed in so many realms all at once—and it is dizzying. In Thank You for Being Late, version 2.0, with a new afterword, Thomas L. Friedman exposes the tectonic movements that are reshaping the world today and explains how to get the most out of them and cushion their worst impacts. His thesis: to understand the twenty-first century, you need to understand that the planet’s three largest forces—Moore’s law (technology), the Market (globalization), and Mother Nature (climate change and biodiversity loss)—are accelerating all at once. These accelerations are transforming five key realms: the workplace, politics, geopolitics, ethics, and community. The year 2007 was the major inflection point: the release of the iPhone, together with advances in silicon chips, software, storage, sensors, and networking, created a new technology platform that is reshaping everything from how we hail a taxi to the fate of nations to our most intimate relationships. It is providing vast new opportunities for individuals and small groups to save the world—or to destroy it. With his trademark vitality, wit, and optimism, Friedman shows that we can overcome the multiple stresses of an age of accelerations—if we slow down, if we dare to be late and use the time to reimagine work, politics, and community. Thank You for Being Late is an essential guide to the present and the future.

Raising Able

Author: Susan Tordella
Publisher: eBookIt.com
ISBN: 1456600087
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Give your children the gift of self-esteem, self-confidence and skills to succeed in life. Learn to empower children to make good decisions when they become teenagers and they're 60 miles away, going 60 miles an hour. Start when they are young by learning the Raising Able Family Management System based on: - family meetings, family chores, family dinner; - the triple e - encouragement, entitlement, empowerment; and - natural and logical consequences. Parents will be calmer and happier and be able to retire from being the house servant. Children will learn skills, time management, and responsibility. They will experience being part of a team and greater self-esteem and self-confidence. Chores counteract entitlement because it's impossible to feel entitled when youngsters clean toilets, sweep floors and rake leaves. Chores cure boredom immediately because there's always more work to be done in a home. This easy-to-read book offers time-tested advice by the mother of four children who has taught many parents the Raising Able Family Management System. The system is useful for typical children AND for special needs children. ADD recommend the Raising Able Family Management system for use with young people with ADD and ADHD.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Author: Stephen R. Covey
Publisher: Mango Media Inc.
ISBN: 1633533107
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Stephen R. Covey's the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Interactive Edition explains through infographics, videos and excerpts of teachings the philosophy that has revolutionized life management. For 25 years, Stephen R. Covey’s step-by-step lessons have helped millions from all walks of life lead successful and satisfying lives. A new condensed and transformed interactive edition of Stephen R. Covey’s most famous work, supported with videos, explanatory infographics, self-tests and more, is here to continue those valuable lessons.

Engineering a Learning Healthcare System

Author: Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309120640
Format: PDF
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Improving our nation's healthcare system is a challenge which, because of its scale and complexity, requires a creative approach and input from many different fields of expertise. Lessons from engineering have the potential to improve both the efficiency and quality of healthcare delivery. The fundamental notion of a high-performing healthcare system--one that increasingly is more effective, more efficient, safer, and higher quality--is rooted in continuous improvement principles that medicine shares with engineering. As part of its Learning Health System series of workshops, the Institute of Medicine's Roundtable on Value and Science-Driven Health Care and the National Academy of Engineering, hosted a workshop on lessons from systems and operations engineering that could be applied to health care. Building on previous work done in this area the workshop convened leading engineering practitioners, health professionals, and scholars to explore how the field might learn from and apply systems engineering principles in the design of a learning healthcare system. Engineering a Learning Healthcare System: A Look at the Future: Workshop Summary focuses on current major healthcare system challenges and what the field of engineering has to offer in the redesign of the system toward a learning healthcare system.

The Community Scale Permaculture Farm

Author: Josh Trought
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603584757
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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For almost twenty years, D Acres of New Hampshire has challenged and expanded the common definition of a farm. As an educational centre that researches, applies, and teaches skills of sustainable living and small-scale organic farming, D Acres serves more than just a single function to its community. By turns it is a hostel for travellers to northern New England, a training centre for everything from metal- and woodwork to cob building and seasonal cooking, a gathering place for music, poetry, joke-telling, and potluck meals, and much, much more. In Community-Scale Homesteading, author and D Acres founder Josh Trought describes not only the history of the project, but its evolving principles and practices, all rooted in the land, its inhabitants, and the joy inherent in collective empowerment. From working with oxen to working with a board of directors, no other book contains such a wealth of innovative ideas and ways to make your farm or homestead not only more sustainable, but more inclusive of, and beneficial to, the larger community.

Educating Everybody s Children

Author: Robert W. Cole
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416612491
Format: PDF, ePub
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Designed to promote reflection, discussion, and action among the entire learning community, Educating Everybody's Children encapsulates what research has revealed about successfully addressing the needs of students from economically, ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse groups and identifies a wide range of effective principles and instructional strategies. Although good teaching works well with all students, educators must develop an extensive repertoire of instructional tools to meet the varying needs of students from diverse backgrounds. Those tools and the knowledge base behind them are the foundation of this expanded and revised second edition of Educating Everybody's Children. Each strategy discussed in the book includes classroom examples and a list of the research studies that support it. The most important thing we have learned as a result of the education reform movement is that student achievement stands or falls on the motivation and skills of teachers. We must ensure that all teachers are capable of delivering a standards?based curriculum that describes what students should know and be able to do, and that these standards are delivered by means of a rich and engaging "pedagogy of plenty." By these two acts we can ensure that all schools will be ready and able to educate everybody's children.

The End of Men

Author: Hanna Rosin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101596929
Format: PDF
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“You have to…play by the rules so you can get to the top and change things.” -- Sheryl Sandberg A landmark portrait of women, men, and power in a transformed world Men have been the dominant sex since, well, the dawn of mankind. But Hanna Rosin was the first to notice that this long-held truth is, astonishingly, no longer true. At this unprecedented moment, by almost every measure, women are no longer gaining on men: They have pulled decisively ahead. And “the end of men”—the title of Rosin’s Atlantic cover story on the subject—has entered the lexicon as dramatically as Betty Friedan’s “feminine mystique,” Simone de Beauvoir’s “second sex,” Susan Faludi’s “backlash,” and Naomi Wolf’s “beauty myth” once did. In this landmark book, Rosin reveals how this new state of affairs is radically shifting the power dynamics between men and women at every level of society, with profound implications for marriage, sex, children, work, and more. With wide-ranging curiosity and insight unhampered by assumptions or ideology, Rosin shows how the radically different ways men and women today earn, learn, spend, couple up—even kill—has turned the big picture upside down. And in The End of Men she helps us see how, regardless of gender, we can adapt to the new reality and channel it for a better future.

Results

Author: Bruce A. Pasternack
Publisher: Crown Business
ISBN: 0307337316
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Every company has a personality. Does yours help or hinder your results? Does it make you fit for growth? Find out by taking the quiz that’s helped 50,000 people better understand their organizations at OrgDNA.com and to learn more about Organizational DNA. Just as you can understand an individual’s personality, so too can you understand a company’s type—what makes it tick, what’s good and bad about it. Results explains why some organizations bob and weave and roll with the punches to consistently deliver on commitments and produce great results, while others can’t leave their corner of the ring without tripping on their own shoelaces. Gary Neilson and Bruce Pasternack help you identify which of the seven company types you work for—and how to keep what’s good and fix what’s wrong. You’ll feel the shock of recognition (“That’s me, that’s my company”) as you find out whether your organization is: • Passive-Aggressive (“everyone agrees, smiles, and nods, but nothing changes”): entrenched underground resistance makes getting anything done like trying to nail Jell-O to the wall • Fits-and-Starts (“let 1,000 flowers bloom”): filled with smart people pulling in different directions • Outgrown (“the good old days meet a brave new world”): reacts slowly to market developments, since it’s too hard to run new ideas up the flagpole • Overmanaged (“we’re from corporate and we’re here to help”): more reporting than working, as managers check on their subordinates’ work so they can in turn report to their bosses • Just-in-Time (“succeeding, but by the skin of our teeth”): can turn on a dime and create real breakthroughs but also tends to burn out its best and brightest • Military Precision (“flying in formation”): executes brilliant strategies but usually does not deal well with events not in the playbook • Resilient (“as good as it gets”): flexible, forward-looking, and fun; bounces back when it hits a bump in the road and never, ever rests on its laurels For anyone who’s ever said, “Wow, that’s a great idea, but it’ll never happen here” or “Whew, we pulled it off again, but I’m tired of all this sprinting,” Results provides robust, practical ideas for becoming and remaining a resilient business. Also available as an eBook From the Hardcover edition.

Crystals to Empower You

Author: Judy Hall
Publisher: "F+W Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1599637189
Format: PDF, ePub
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Introduces the processes of manifestation, demonstrates how to ask for what is needed, and profiles crystals with special manifestation powers, including goldstone, mystic topaz, and citrine.