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Street Smart

Author : Samuel I. Schwartz
ISBN : 9781610395656
Genre : Political Science
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With wit and sharp insight, former Traffic Commissioner of New York City, Sam Schwartz a.k.a. “Gridlock Sam,” one of the most respected transportation engineers in the world and consummate insider in NYC political circles, uncovers how American cities became so beholden to cars and why the current shift away from that trend will forever alter America's urban landscapes, marking nothing short of a revolution in how we get from place to place. When Sam Schwartz was growing up in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn—his block belonged to his community: the kids who played punchball and stickball & their parents, who'd regularly walk to the local businesses at which they also worked. He didn't realize it then, but Bensonhurst was already more like a museum of a long-forgotten way-of-life than a picture of America's future. Public transit traveled over and under city streets—New York's first subway line opened in 1904—but the streets themselves had been conquered by the internal combustion engine. America's dependency on the automobile began with the 1908 introduction of Henry Ford's car-for-everyone, the Model T. The “battle for right-of-way” in the 1920s saw the demise of streetcars and transformed America's streets from a multiuse resource for socializing, commerce, and public mobility into exclusive arteries for private automobiles. The subsequent destruction of urban transit systems and post WWII suburbanization of America enabled by the Interstate Highway System and the GI Bill forever changed the way Americans commuted. But today, for the first time in history, and after a hundred years of steady increase, automobile driving is in decline. Younger Americans increasingly prefer active transportation choices like walking or cycling and taking public transit, ride-shares or taxis. This isn't a consequence of higher gas prices, or even the economic downturn, but rather a collective decision to be a lot less dependent on cars—and if American cities want to keep their younger populations, they need to plan accordingly. In Street Smart, Sam Schwartz explains how. In this clear and erudite presentation of the principles of smart transportation and sustainable urban planning—from the simplest cobblestoned street to the brave new world of driverless cars and trains—Sam Schwartz combines rigorous historical scholarship with the personal and entertaining recollections of a man who has spent more than forty years working on planning intelligent transit networks in New York City. Street Smart is a book for everyone who wants to know more about the who, what, when, where, and why of human mobility.
Category: Political Science

Street Smarts

Author : Norm Brodsky
ISBN : 9781101195765
Genre : Business & Economics
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"One is tempted to say 'the only book you'll need on starting a business.' Brilliant! Genius! Choose your superlative-it'll fit."-Tom Peters People starting out in business tend to seek step-by-step formulas or rules, but in reality there are no magic bullets. Rather, says veteran company-builder Norm Brodsky, there's a mentality that helps street- smart entrepreneurs solve problems and pursue opportunities as they arise. Brodsky shares his hard-earned wisdom every month in Inc. magazine, in the hugely popular "Street Smarts" column he cowrites with Bo Burlingham. Now they've adapted their best advice into a comprehensive guide for anyone running a small business.
Category: Business & Economics

Street Smart

Author : Gabriel Roth
ISBN : 9781351487894
Genre : Business & Economics
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The poor health of today's roads--a subject close to the hearts of motorists, taxpayers, and government treasurers around the world--has resulted from faulty incentives that misdirect government decision-makers, according to the contributors to Street Smart. During the 1990s, bad government decision-making resulted in the U.S. Interstate Highway System growing by only one seventh the rate of traffic growth. The poor maintenance of existing roads is another concern. In cities around the world, highly political and wasteful government decision-making has led to excessive traffic congestion that has created long commutes, reduced safety, and caused loss of leisure time.Street Smart examines the privatization of roads in theory and in practice. The authors see at least four possible roles for private companies, beyond the well-known one of working under contract to design, build, or maintain governmentally provided roads. These include testing and licensing vehicles and drivers; management of government-owned facilities; franchising; and outright private ownership. Two chapters describe the history of private roads in the United Kingdom and the United States. Contemporary examples are provided of road pricing, privatizing, and contracting out are evident in environs as diverse as Singapore, Southern California, and Scandinavia, and cities as different as Bergen, Norway, and London, England. Finally, several chapters examine strategies for implementing privatization. The principles governing providing scarce resources in free societies are well known. We apply them to such necessities as energy, food, and water so why not to "road space"? The main obstacle to private, or semi-private, ownership of roads is likely to remain the reluctance of the political class to give up a lucrative source of power and influence.Those who want decisions about road services to be controlled by the interplay of consumers and suppliers in free markets, rat
Category: Business & Economics

Street Smarts

Author : Jim Rogers
ISBN : 9780307986078
Genre : Business & Economics
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Draws on the author's personal experiences to offer insight into and advice on the financial world, drawing on a belief that Southeast Asia and China are the dominant drivers of the world economy.
Category: Business & Economics

Street Smarts

Author : Laurence A. Connors
ISBN : 0965046109
Genre : Investments
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Top-selling manual on short term trading methods and strategies from two prominent authors and traders. Combines 25 years of combined trading experience to teach you 20 of their best strategies. Expert guidance on swing trading from "New Market Wizard", Linda Raschke, in her specialty area. Also covers pattern recognition, ADX volatility, Crabel, gap reversals, and many other strategies.
Category: Investments

Street Smart

Author : Richard Aloysius Blake
ISBN : 0813171679
Genre : Performing Arts
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New York has appeared in more movies than Michael Caine, and as a result of overfamiliarity, the City poses a problem for critics and casual moviegoers alike. Audiences mistake the New York image of skyscrapers and glitter for the real thing, but in fact the City is a network of small villages, each with its unique personality. Street Smart offers a novel approach to understanding the cultural influences of New York's neighborhoods on the work of four quintessentially New York filmmakers: Sidney Lumet, Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, and Spike Lee. The city's diverse economic and ethnic enclaves, where people live, work, shop, worship, bank, and go to school, often have little relationship to the concept of New York City created by the movies. Their New York, however, is as real as the smell of fried onions in the stairwell of an apartment building, and it is this New York, not the movie New York, that has left its impression on their films. Lumet, Allen, Scorsese, and Lee's imaginations have been shaped by their neighborhoods, not the New York of the movies. In turn, these directors have used their own life experiences to shape their films. Richard A. Blake examines their home villages -- from Flatbush and Fort Green in Brooklyn to the Lower East Side of Manhattan -- to enrich our critical understanding of the films of four of America's most accomplished contemporary filmmakers.
Category: Performing Arts

How To Be An Overnight Success

Author : Maria Hatzistefanis
ISBN : 9781473552203
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"You are not born an entrepreneur. It's a skill that you learn along the way." When the skincare company Rodial launched its cult 'snake' serum, the press quickly called the business an 'overnight success'. However, Rodial's founder Maria Hatzistefanis had been toiling for 18 years, building the company from scratch in her bedroom. Now, the beauty boss sets out to demonstrate in this very accessible book that its success stemmed from sheer hard work, tireless efforts and a lot of patience. Fashion-loving Maria set out with a dream to build a beauty business and - despite not excelling at school, and being fired from her first job - she has achieved it. She did it by dreaming big, working hard, surrounding herself with the best, taking risks, creating buzz and building her own personal brand, which is now a favourite with high-profile models and media personalities including Poppy Delevingne, Daisy Lowe and Kylie Jenner. Crucially, she believes anyone can do this and her book, brimming with good sense, great advice, tips and secrets - all presented in an easy, friendly style - shows how.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Street Smarts

Author : Jim Randel
ISBN : 9780984441877
Genre : Reference
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A collection of 125 life lessons and information that successful people have identified as critical for young adults to understand. A book of real world wisdom from the school of hard knocks. This book gives the reader an edge to the path of success in today's highly competitive and challenging job climate. A wonderful resource for College Graduates, Career Developement, Senior Class and Academic Affairs.
Category: Reference

Street Smart Awareness And Inquiry In Action

Author : MS Jane Allen
ISBN : 9529399170
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Develop Street Smart Awareness The practices for developing the capacities for mature, adaptive and transforming leadership are well developed, but pragmatists often find a gap between current theories and applying them in real life. This book presents a collection of down to earth, Street Smart, simple and profound, practices that can be used in our families, teams, organisations, schools and communities. This promotes more mature and aware decision making and action in every walk and dream of life. Jane Allen and Heidi Gutekunst have gathered practices that chosen contributors use in their everyday life, and that usually are found in more rarified places where senior leaders take time out to reflect on their strategic leadership as individuals and in teams. Street Smart Awareness and Inquiry-in-Action is designed to bring fabulous wisdom and techniques in an accessible way and presented in everyday language. Readers can joyfully implement their own version of their chosen practices in their own life. What is your choice: Bum deal, Quiet and Mindlessness, Four Parts of Speech or..? The final part of the book are thought pieces and provocations by Bill Torbert, Heidi and Jane, demonstrating the application of Inquiry-in-Action in relation to some of the big issues we face as a society, such as the need for feminine power, evolved humanity and mature logic in critical issues for the future. Jane Allen is experienced in transformational leadership as a coach and confidante for leaders responsible for courageous work - supporting them to reach their highest aspirations. She champions the practices of mindfulness and authentic leadership. Heidi Gutekunst is a transformational catalyst for individuals, teams and organisations. She has a track record of leading transformations. She is a regular speaker at international Business Forums interested in her personal entrepreneurship and transforming ability. Bill Torbert is Leadership Professor Emeritus at Boston College. Bill's leadership article "Seven Transformations of Leadership" was selected as the "10 best ever" by Harvard Business Review.

The Street Smart Salesman

Author : Anthony Belli
ISBN : 9781118388990
Genre : Business & Economics
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"The benefit to my own company's fortunes, having worked with Anthony,has been a steadily expanding client roster, a leg up on my competition, and the ability to comfortably walk through any door knowing that the prospect who sits in judgment of my service needs me at least as much as I need them."—Rob Katz, CEO, Medical Eyeglass Center "My time with Anthony Belli played an immeasurably important role in mytransformation from an engineer to hardcore, street-smart sales professional. Countless milestones later, I received [my company's] highest lifetime career achievement honor. Thank you, Anthony, for helping me write my own script in life."—Michael Burton, Principal Technical Consultant, St. Jude Medical Cardiac Rhythm Management "Having myself grown up in an ethnic, blue-collar Boston community,the legitimacy of a 'street-smart' way of doing things intrigued me. Anthonycreates in the customer's mind a perceived value beyond product features,benefits, and price while building a sustainable relationship that few othersalespeople successfully accomplish . . . The lessons he teaches can, inmany instances, be applied to any profession, whether in sales or not."—From the Foreword by Joe Mandato, DM, Fellow, Advanced Leadership Initiative, Harvard University When you start out with nothing in life, each and every mistake, misplay, andmissed opportunity can cost you dearly. But that lack of a safety net can hone your judgment and create precision radar for opportunity in a way that no cushy upbringing can. The Street-Smart Salesman shows how growing up poor teaches pricelesslessons that can make you a fortune in sales and business. Strategies include: Channeling fear and stress into high-performance sales Creating irresistible value propositions: Blazing a trail from the head to the heart to the wallet Understanding that all prospects lie—and how to get to the truth
Category: Business & Economics