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Twenty Bosses

Author : Barney Hulett
ISBN : 9781504961486
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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To all veterans of foreign wars of the United States and especially to my comrades who served our country in Vietnam. I have been very vocal about the counterculture who opposed us in carrying out the duties of the military. This group of people withdrew from American society and repudiated traditional values such as respect for the rule of law, authority, the work ethic, marriage vows, patriotism, and Western religions. In this last war with Iraq, they reared their heads once more. They influenced our leaders to not make the big strike and instead end the war in Vietnam. To some of our comrades who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, vile treatment caused them to slip back into the hell they had returned from. This must not happen to our country again.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Boss Life

Author : Paul Downs
ISBN : 9780399185298
Genre : Cabinetmakers
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**A Forbes Best Business Book of the Year, 2015** **Winner of the 2015 800-CEO-READ Business Book Award in Entrepreneurship** When columnist Paul Downs was approached by The New York Times to write for their "You're the Boss" blog, he had been running his custom furniture business for twenty-four years strong. or mostly strong. Now, in his first book, Downs paints an honest portrait of a real business, with a real boss, a real set of employees, and the real challenges they face. Fresh out of college in 1986, Downs opened his first business, a small company that builds custom furniture. In 1987, he hired his first employee. That's when things got complicated. As his enterprise began to grow, he had to learn about management, cash flow, taxes, and so much more. But despite any obstacles, Downs always remained keenly aware that every small business, no matter the product it makes or the service it provides, starts with people. He writes with tremendous insight about hiring employees, providing motivation to get the best out of them, and the difficult decisions he's made to let some of them go. Downs also looks outward, to his dealings with vendors and to providing each client with exemplary customer service from first sales pitch to final delivery. With honesty and conviction, he tells the true story behind building and sustaining a successful company in an ever-evolving economy, often airing his own failures and shortcomings to reveal the difficulties that arise from being a boss and a businessperson. Countless employees have told the story of their experience with managers--Boss Life tells the other side of that story. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Cabinetmakers

Brutal Bosses And Their Prey

Author : Harvey A. Hornstein
ISBN : 157322586X
Genre : Social Science
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Shares cases of employee mistreatment from factory workers to corporate executives, describes the types of tactics used by abusive bosses, and offers advice on handling the situation
Category: Social Science

Border Boss

Author : J. Gilberto Quezada
ISBN : 1585441538
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The author explores one of the great "bosses" of Zapata County in Southern Texas, illuminating the influence of Tejano culture in this region of the country.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Bosses In British Business

Author : F. R. Jervis
ISBN : 9781351250665
Genre : Business & Economics
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In this volume, first published in 1974, the author provides an introduction to the historical development of management in business. Success and failure in a commercial world can be explained partly in terms of economic forces, but much also depends on the people, on the management of the firms – on the bosses. The author approaches this topic by examining some of the major companies and individuals over the past two hundred years, and examines how apparently secure and profitable companies at times run into great difficulties and shows that, by examining the reasons for success and failure, pitfalls may be avoided and efficiency improved. This book will be of special value to business and commercial students, as well as to the general reader who is interested in the problems of modern industry.
Category: Business & Economics

Twenty Five Strategies For Organizational Success

Author : John Gaston
ISBN : 9781512777376
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 71.86 MB
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The book provides the reader a 40 year "enlightenment" jump in fixing troubled organizations or making good ones better. It delineates hundreds of rules and principles outlined in 25 Strategies for transforming any size or type of business into one that exceeds expectations for performance and profit. It lays the groundwork for: taking care of yourself, the leader, creating a positive work environment, selecting key personnel, improving quality and customer satisfaction, reducing overhead costs, personal and strategic planning, self development, time management, manning, compensation, program and process management, protecting trade secrets, and dealing with snakes, alligators and weasels. The book is based on leading and managing 15 highly technical teams in accomplishing very dissimilar functions and missions.
Category: Business & Economics

Globalization And Labour In The Twenty First Century Open Access

Author : Verity Burgmann
ISBN : 9781317227823
Genre : Political Science
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The Open Access version of this book, available at, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license.Globalization has adversely affected working-class organization and mobilization, increasing inequality by redistribution upwards from labour to capital. However, workers around the world are challenging their increased exploitation by globalizing corporations. In developed countries, many unions are transforming themselves to confront employer power in ways more appropriate to contemporary circumstances; in developing countries, militant new labour movements are emerging. Drawing upon insights in anti-determinist Marxian perspectives, Verity Burgmann shows how working-class resistance is not futile, as protagonists of globalization often claim. She identifies eight characteristics of globalization harmful to workers and describes and analyses how they have responded collectively to these problems since 1990 and especially this century. With case studies from around the world, including Greece since 2008, she pays particular attention to new types of labour movement organization and mobilization that are not simply defensive reactions but are offensive and innovative responses that compel corporations or political institutions to change. Aging and less agile manifestations of the labour movement decline while new expressions of working-class organization and mobilization arise to better battle with corporate globalization. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of labour studies, globalization, political economy, Marxism and sociology of work.
Category: Political Science