21 Dog Years

Doing Time @ Amazon.com

Author: Mike Daisey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 237

View: 189

Boy meets dot-com, boy falls for dot-com, boy flees dot-com in horror. So goes one of the most perversely hilarious love stories you will ever read, one that blends tech culture, hero worship, cat litter, Albanian economics, venture capitalism, and free bagels into a surreal cocktail of delusion. In 1998, when Amazon.com went to temp agencies to recruit people, they gave them a simple directive: send us your freaks. Mike Daisey -- slacker, onetime aesthetics major, dilettante -- seemed perfect for the job. His ascension from lowly temp to customer service representative to business development hustler over the course of twenty-one dog years is the stuff of both dreams and nightmares. With lunatic precision, Daisey describes the lightless cube farms in which book orders were scrawled on Post-its while technicians struggled to bring computers back online; the fourteen-hour days fueled by caffeine, fanaticism, and illicit day-trading from office desks made from doors; his strange compulsion to send free books to Norwegians; and the fevered insistence of BizDev higher-ups that the perfect business partner was Pets.com -- the now-extinct company that spent all its assets on a sock puppet. In these pages, you'll meet Warren, the cowboy of customer service, capable of verbally hog-tying even the most abusive customer; Amazon employee #5, a reclusive computer gamer worth a cool $300 million, who spends at least six hours a day locked in his office killing goblins; and Jean-Michele, Mike's girlfriend and sparring partner, who tries to keep him grounded, even as dot-com mania seduces them both. At strategic intervals, the narrative is punctuated by hysterically honest letters to CEO Jeff Bezos -- missives that seem ripped from the collective unconscious of dot-com disciples the world over. 21 Dog Years is an epic story of greed, self-deception, and heartbreak, a wickedly funny anthem to an era of bounteous stock options and boundless insanity.

Thirty Years with Fighting Dogs

Author: George Armitage

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 857

Thirty Years with Fighting Dogs (Vintage Dog Books Breed Classic - American Pit Bull Terrier) Originally published 1935, USA, this is a reprint of a fascinating historical document about fighting dogs. The original is very rare, expensive and much sought after by dogmen and collectors, both for its rarity and the information contained within. "Thirty Years With Fighting Dogs" is a look at the sport of dog fighting in the early 20th century through the eyes of George Armitage, an acknowledged master of the game. It contains 55 rare photographs including Galvin's Pup, John Noonan's Brandy, Tanner, Shipley's Pearlie, Saddler's Bozo, Dugan's Pat and many more. Many famous battles are related. The contents also include articles on: Schooling a Young Dog, Selecting a Dog for Pit Purposes, Armitage's Rules, Sample Contract, Armitage's Keep, Feeding and Breeding. A fascinating look at a vanished era.

Рон Стерджен супертолковый иллюстрированный англо-русский словарь делового жаргона

более 1200 современных выраженний

Author: Ron Sturgeon

Publisher: Ron Sturgeon

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 314

View: 780

This reference guide to more than 1,200 business terms--both humorous and serious--navigates the often-tricky waters of corporate America. For anyone who's found himself up the creek without a paddle, this glossary will provide a better understanding of today's boardroom lingo.

Twenty-one Dog Years: Doing Time at Amazon.com

Author: Mike Daisey

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 749

A Michael Moore for the Dot.com generation, ‘21 Dog Years’ is Mike Daisey’s wickedly funny story of life in the New Economy trenches.

Crusoe, the Worldly Wiener Dog

Further Adventures with the Celebrity Dachshund

Author: Ryan Beauchesne

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN:

Category: Pets

Page: 240

View: 751

The New York Times bestselling and 2018 Animal Star People's Choice Award-winning popular blogger, internet sensation Crusoe, the Celebrity Dachshund returns with a beautiful and whimsical book full of heartwarming and goofy photographs of his around the world travels in Crusoe, the Worldly Wiener Dog. Join the photogenic Crusoe as he leaves fame and fortune behind to expand his horizons, get his passport stamped, and journey across the globe to eat delicious food, relax on beautiful beaches, dig lots of holes, and generally enjoy all that celebrity travel has to offer. You'll also get to see a little of his "staycations" and life at home between travels. Jet-setting is what dachshunds do best. From Switzerland’s Alps and Mexico’s Mayan temples to Italy’s seaside villages and France’s Eiffel Tower—as well as various locales throughout the U.S. and Canada—Crusoe shares his wit and wisdom on appreciating culture, fine wine, and haute cuisine, always dressing for the occasion, and maybe learning a thing or two about what really matters most in life along the way. In hundreds of brilliant color photographs, see the charming and charismatic mini-doxie embark on such thrilling adventures as... * Hitting the streets of New York City as The Wiener of Wall Street * Stalking evildoers as Batdog * Strolling Hollywood’s Walk of Fame (with his own star) * Going out on a dinner and movie date with the lovely Paisley * Digging for fossils at Dinosaur Provincial Park * Playing doctor and dentist to his sidekick brother, Oakley * Drinking at the notorious Bar Vitelli, shooting location of The Godfather * Recovering from back surgery with lots of love and rehabilitating in style * Tasting a beignet at New Orleans’s famous Café du Monde * Exploring his German heritage as a “badger dog”—and discovering what wiener schnitzel actually is... And so much more!

Anatolian Shepherd Dog

A Comprehensive Owner's Guide

Author: Richard G. Beauchamp

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Pets

Page: 158

View: 981

From the Anatolian Plateau of Turkey comes the Anatolian Shepherd Dog, a rugged, powerful guard dog who possesses both agility and endurance. Standing 29 inches at the shoulder and weighing up to 150 pounds, the Anatolian Shepherd is an impressive working dog and one of the most adaptable canines in the world, having been developed in the most demanding environs of his homeland. This Special Limited Edition is the only book of its kind dedicated to this noble Turkish breed, written by well-known dogman Richard G. Beauchamp. With specific instructions on selecting a puppy, rearing, housebreaking and training the dog, this colorful book is a much-needed addition to the existing information on the Anatolian Shepherd breed.

Dog Training, Fly Fishing, and Sharing Christ in the 21st Century

Empowering Your Church to Build Community Through Shared Interests

Author: Thomas Nelson

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 469

Ted Haggard presents a successful and tested model for a small group ministry here that can be implemented by a church of any size. By enabling members to embrace and capitalize on their own unique abilities, the diverse groups create an environment where people meet mentors that can disciple and guide them. This need-and interest based approach redefines the model for powerful church growth.

Papillons

Author: F. Michael Truex

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Pets

Page: 160

View: 129

The experts at Kennel Club Books present the world's largest series of breed-specific canine care books. Each critically acclaimed Comprehensive Owner's Guide covers everything from breed standards to behavior, from training to health and nutrition. With nearly 200 titles in print, this series is sure to please the fancier of even the rarest breed!

Old English Sheepdog

Author: Ann Arch

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Pets

Page: 160

View: 638

The experts at Kennel Club Books present the world's largest series of breed-specific canine care books. Each critically acclaimed Comprehensive Owner's Guide covers everything from breed standards to behavior, from training to health and nutrition. WIth nearly 200 titles in print, this series is sure to please the fancier of even the rarest breed!

Silky Terrier

A Comprehensive Guide to Owning and Caring for Your Dog

Author: Alice J. Kane

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Pets

Page: 158

View: 995

The experts at Kennel Club Books present the world's largest series of breed-specific canine care books. Each critically acclaimed Comprehensive Owner's Guide covers everything from breed standards to behavior, from training to health and nutrition. WIth nearly 200 titles in print, this series is sure to please the fancier of even the rarest breed!