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Choices Made

Author : Christine McMahon
ISBN : 9781412051965
Genre : Fiction
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Introducing, Jamy MacGregor: Drug Enforcement Agent's son, talented artist, best friend, poor boy; a.k.a. Lord Chance: heroin addict, gang leader, teen father, BNDD Narc, rich boy; which future is his?
Category: Fiction

Sources Of Power

Author : Gary A. Klein
ISBN : 9780262534291
Genre : Business & Economics
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Revised edition of the author's Sources of power, c1998.
Category: Business & Economics

Choices Made

Author : Christine McMahon
ISBN : 9781425109370
Genre : Fiction
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In a world turned upside down on the streets, Jamy MacGregor, a.k.a. Lord Chance, seeks stability when he enters a Witness Protection Program that relocates him to the hometown of his once sought after biological father.Placed in the home of the local sheriff, his father’s brother, Jaamy struggles with the urge to reveal his true identity when he sees his life his father’s family lives while he craves acknowledgement and normalcy in his own life.Breaking the shackles of secrecy, Jamy confronts his father who adamantly rejects him and wants him out of town. Blowing his cover in Witness Protection, his father sends the killers straight to his brother’s front door, and Jamy.Retrieving Jamy from danger, the bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (BNDD) Witness Protection Program returns him to St. Louis where he is forced to re-evaluate his future and face his step-father, the BNDD agent he has rejected.His past as a Street Lord fully revealed while testifying against the Drug Lords drives a wedge between them, which is reunion with his own toddler son complicates.His life in shambles, Jamy takes his child and runs, finding shelter with another MacGregor relative long exiled from the family.Learning the truth of his birth and given time to evaluate his life, Jamy decides that sometimes the best future is one with a new name and no past.
Category: Fiction

How Women Decide

Author : Therese Huston
ISBN : 9780544416109
Genre : Psychology
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“An authoritative guide to help women navigate the workplace and their everyday life with greater success and impact” (Forbes). So, you’ve earned a seat at the table. What happens next? We all face hard decisions every day—and the choices we make, and how others perceive them, can be life changing. There are countless books on how to make those tough calls, but How Women Decide is the first to examine a much overlooked truth: Men and women reach verdicts differently, and often in surprising ways. Stress? It makes women more focused. Confidence? Caution can lead to stronger resolutions. And despite popular misconceptions, women are just as decisive as men—though they may pay for it. Pulling from the latest science on decision-making, as well as lively stories of real women and their experiences, cognitive scientist Therese Huston teaches us how we can better shape our habits, perceptions, and strategies, not just to make the most of our own opportunities, but to reform the culture and bring out the best results—regardless of who’s behind them.
Category: Psychology

Tough Choices

Author : Carly Fiorina
ISBN : 9781857884340
Genre : Business & Economics
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By accepting the CEO job at Hewlett-Packard, an iconic company that had lost its way, Carly Fiorina confirmed her status as the most powerful businesswoman in America. But she also made herself a target for everyone who disliked her bold leadership style and resented her rapid rise. For six years, as she led HP through drastic changes and a controversial merger, Fiorina was the subject of endless analysis, debate, and speculation. She appeared on the cover of every major magazine and her every word was scrutinized. Yet in all that time, the public never got to know the person behind the persona. "Tough Choices" finally reveals the real Carly Fiorina, who writes with brutal honesty about her triumphs and failures, her deepest fears and most painful confrontations - including her sudden and very public firing by HP's board of directors. It's an amazing life story: Fiorina was a liberal arts major and law school dropout who didn't even consider a business career until her midtwenties. But soon she was blazing through big jobs at AT&T and then Lucent Technologies, with a growing reputation as a creative, hard-working, visionary leader. Her career path would have been remarkable for anyone, but in an industry dominated by men, it was unprecedented. "Tough Choices" shows what it's really like to lead a major corporation in a time of great change while trying to stay true to your values. It's one woman's inspiring story, along with her unique perspective on leadership, technology, globalization, sexism, and many other issues.
Category: Business & Economics

Street Blues

Author : John L. Taylor Jr.
ISBN : 9781477121405
Genre : Poetry
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THE GOOD NEWS OF DELIVERANCE The Lord has filled me with his spirit. He has chosen me and sent me to bring good news to the poor to heal the broken hearted, to announce release the captives and freedom to those in prison. He has sent me to proclaim that the time has come when the Lord will save his people and defeat their enemies. He has sent me to comfort all who mourns. My book is biblical encouraging, educational,inspiring, and beneficial to all. This book is for the readers encouragement and inspiration of my experience, strength and hope. Based on a true story, I talk about real life issues to embrace the readers heart and soul. Trusting only in God for my understanding. This book will tell you what I went through, how it was, how I overcame and how it is now. This book will change your whole outlook on dealing with life on its terms. Letting go and letting God is the key to a better life and you shall find it to be true. It helps you to find yourself dealing with your defects of character that you thought you never had and those you would like to get rid of. Your faith can carry you a long way because all things are possible through God our higher power. This book is written in a poetic and vertical form explaining my emotions, feelings, and deep thoughts on both ways of sharing in my experience, strength and hope.
Category: Poetry

Three Way Street

Author : Joshua S. Goldstein
ISBN : 0226301583
Genre : Political Science
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How can the world's most powerful nations cooperate despite their conflicting interests? In Three-Way Street, Joshua S. Goldstein and John R. Freeman analyze the complex intersection defined by relations among the United States, the Soviet Union, and China over the past forty years. The authors demonstrate that three major schools of international relations theory—all game-theoretic, psychological, and quantitative-empirical approaches—have all advocated a strategy that employs cooperative initiatives and reciprocal responses in order to elicit cooperation from other countries. Critics have questioned whether such approaches can model how countries actually behave, but Goldstein and Freeman provide a wealth of detailed empirical evidence showing the existence and effectiveness of strategic reciprocity among the three countries between 1948 and 1989. Specifically, they establish that relations among the three countries have improved in recent decades through a "two steps forward, one step back" pattern. Their innovative and remarkably accessible synthesis of leading theoretical perspectives brilliantly illuminates the nature and workings of international cooperation.
Category: Political Science

Progressive Corporate Governance For The 21st Century

Author : Lorraine Talbot
ISBN : 9781136233159
Genre : Law
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Progressive Corporate Governance for the 21st Century is a wide ranging and ambitious study of why corporate governance is the shape that it is, and how it can be better. The book sets out the emergence of shareholder primacy orientated corporate governance using a study of historical developments in the United Kingdom and the United States. Talbot sees shareholder primacy as a political choice made by governments, not a ‘natural’ feature of the inevitable market. She describes the periods of progressive corporate governance which governments promoted in the middle of the 20th century using a close examination of the theories of the company which then prevailed. She critically examines the rise of neoliberal theories on the company and corporate governance and argues that they have had a negative and regressive impact on social and economic development. In examining contemporary corporate governance she shows how regulatory styles as informed and described by prevailing regulatory theories, enables neoliberal outcomes. She illustrates how United Kingdom-derived corporate governance codes have informed the corporate governance initiatives of European and global institutions. From this she argues that neoliberalism has re-entered ex command transition economies through those United Kingdom and OECD inspired corporate governance Codes over a decade after the earlier failed and destructive neoliberal prescriptions for transition had been rejected. Throughout, Talbot argues that shareholder primacy has socially regressive outcomes and firmly takes a stand against current initiatives to enhance shareholder voting in such issues as director remuneration. The book concludes with a series of proposals to recalibrate the power between those involved in company activity; shareholders, directors and employees so that the public company can begin to work for the public and not shareholders.
Category: Law

Rediscovering Values

Author : Jim Wallis
ISBN : 9781439183175
Genre : Religion
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When we start with the wrong question, no matter how good an answer we get, it won’t give us the results we want. Rather than joining the throngs who are asking, When will this economic crisis be over? Jim Wallis says the right question to ask is How will this crisis change us? The worst thing we can do now, Wallis tells us, is to go back to normal. Normal is what got us into this situation. We need a new normal, and this economic crisis is an invitation to discover what that means. Some of the principles Wallis unpacks for our new normal are . . . • Spending money we don’t have for things we don’t need is a bad foundation for an economy or a family. • It’s time to stop keeping up with the Joneses and start making sure the Joneses are okay. • The values of commercials and billboards are not the things we want to teach our children. • Care for the poor is not just a moral duty but is critical for the common good. • A healthy society is a balanced society in which markets, the government, and our communities all play a role. • The operating principle of God’s economy says that there is enough if we share it. • And much, much more . . . In the pages of this book, Wallis provides us with a moral compass for this new economy—one that will guide us on Wall Street, Main Street, and Your Street. Embracing a New Economy Getting back to "the way things were" is not an option. It is time we take our economic uncertainty and use it to find some moral clarity. Too often we have been ruled by the maxims that greed is good, it’s all about me, and I want it now. Those can be challenged only with some of our oldest and best values—enough is enough, we are in it together, and thinking not just for tomorrow but for future generations. Jim Wallis shows that the solution to our problems will be found only as individuals, families, friends, churches, mosques, synagogues, and entire communities wrestle with the question of values together.
Category: Religion