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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
File Size : 43.72 MB
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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

The Knack

Author : Norm Brodsky
ISBN : 1591842212
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 53.25 MB
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A columnist for Inc. outlines his theories about street-smart businesspeople who appear to possess unique intuitive gifts, in an anecdotal guide that shares real-life stories about how companies met various challenges by identifying potential problems, focusing on goals, and maintaining perspective. 30,000 first printing.
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 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.

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 Smarts From Proverbs

Author : Mitch Kruse
ISBN : 9781478921387
Genre : Religion
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STREET SMARTS FROM PROVERBS reveals Solomon's steps to divine wisdom while providing tools to navigate out of conflict into community. Mitch Kruse learned the hard way that going to church three times a week while growing up did not answer the question: Have you ever thought about changing the scorecard of your life from money to wisdom? His pursuit to find the answer sparked a lifelong journey through the ultimate wisdom book, Proverbs, one that connects God's heart with street smarts. STREET SMARTS FROM PROVERBS introduces Solomon's twelve words to the wise: righteousness, equity, and justice wise behavior, understanding, and wise communication prudence, discretion, and wise counsel discipline, knowledge, and learning Each is paired with a real-life story of someone who experienced God's miraculous restoration after humbling their heart to Him. It explains, illustrates, and applies one of the twelve words, providing an easy-to-understand, yet life-transforming step-by-step process to assimilate each respective trait of wisdom. STREET SMARTS FROM PROVERBS gives memorable prompts for the reader to recall every point with the purpose of applying it to conflict at work, with family, among friends, and in ministry. It provides tangible tools to be shrewd, yet harmless, in business dealings; to separate wisdom from foolishness through discretion; and to seek wise counsel for life's decisions.
Category: Religion

Street Smart Entrepreneur

Author : Jay Goltz
ISBN : 9781938803802
Genre : Business & Economics
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Small firms in Chicago employ more than 1.6 million individuals—nearly 50 percent of the private work force, according to a new study released this fall by the Small Business Administration. The survey, which defines small firms as those employing less than 500 people, also shows that these businesses generate 47 percent of the area's total receipts of $278 billion dollars. However, SBA statistics also reveal that, on average, of the small businesses starting today, 53 percent will not be in business four years from now. Of these closings, it's estimated that 15 percent will close due to business failures. Chicago businessman Jay Goltz understands what it takes for a small business to succeed. During the past twenty years he has owned and operated Artists' Frame Service in Chicago. Goltz started the business in 1978, and today it's the largest, custom retail picture framing facility in the world. Now, Goltz shares some his secrets of success.
Category: Business & Economics