The must-read summary of Gordon Bethune’s book: “From Worst to First: Behind the Scenes of Continental's Remarkable Comeback”. This complete summary of the ideas from Gordon Bethune’s book “From Worst to First” shows that all successes in your business or in your career will be the result of your ability to create, develop and maintain healthy and honest relationships. As the author rightly points out, there is no such thing as a successful company that sells a product nobody wants and where employees don’t want to come to work. In his book, Bethune explains how you must create a working environment that adds value and motivates employees to achieve success. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand key concepts • Expand your business knowledge To learn more, read “From Worst to First” and find out how you can add value to your business by making it a great place to work.
Or a "shock"ing Tale of Women's Basketball in Motown
Author: Vince Prygoski
Publisher: Vince Prygoski
Category: Sports & Recreation
It Was A Truly "Shock"ing Turnaround! From worst record in the league to WNBA champions...this was the history making achievement of the 2003 Detroit Shock. Led by great players like Swin Cash, Ruth Riley, Deanna Nolan and Cheryl Ford, and coached by Detroit Piston legend Bill Laimbeer, the Shock knocked off the defending champions from Los Angeles in a thrilling three game championship final. This book tells the entire history of the Shock through the 2003 season, and also includes general background information on women's basketball.
What the Airline Industry Can Teach Us About Leadership
Author: A. Mayo
Category: Business & Economics
This book reveals how leadership evolves through the story of the American airline industry across the 20th century. Entrepreneurs dominate the industry's early history, but as the industry evolved a new breed of managers emerged who built a dominant business model that enabled their companies to grow dramatically.
Abstract: California has accomplished a remarkable shift in its historical development on immigrant rights, from pioneering and championing anti-immigrant legislation from the 1850s through the 1990s, to passing robust pro-immigrant rights policies in the last two decades. In this article, we unpack California's policies and historical shift on immigrant rights, and develop a typology of regressive, restrictive, and progressive variants of state citizenship. We then advance a theory of how California's progressive state citizenship crystallized in 2014 by cumulating and gaining sufficient strength in particular elements – of rights, benefits, and membership ties – to constitute a durable and meaningful form of state citizenship. Our work builds on, and speaks to, a fast-growing literature on immigration federalism and a robust literature on semi-citizenship and alternative types of citizenship. Situated in federalism, state citizenship operates in parallel to national citizenship, and in some important ways, exceeds the standards of national citizenship. While many states have passed various policies intended to help undocumented immigrants such as state driver licenses, in-state tuition, financial aid, health insurance for children, our concept and theory of state citizenship formation considers how California's policies took more than a decade to develop and reach a tipping point, transforming in 2014 from integration policies to a more durable crystallized state citizenship.
The Life and Troubled Times of Major League Baseball
Author: John Feinstein
Category: Sports & Recreation
An inside look at the world of major league baseball draws on interviews with the players, umpires, managers and coaches, owners, and others to discuss behind-the-scenes intrigues, financial manipulations, controversies, and personalities. From the Hardcover edition.
When was the first World Series played? What MLB pitcher holds the league record with seven no-hitters? Which player stole home 54 times during his career? Learn the answer to these questions and more in The Best of Everything Baseball Book.
An Insider’s View of the Rocket Ride from Worst to First and Lessons Learned on the Journey
Author: Dave Jaworski
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Category: Business & Economics
A great deal has been written about Steve Jobs and Apple. Not nearly as much has been produced about Bill Gates and Microsoft, especially in the ten-year period that Dave Jaworski was at Microsoft. Microsoft was the company that drove the hardest and built the fastest. He was there during this rapid rise to the top. Dave kept meticulous notes and took lots of photos and documented the risks taken, the dreams shared, the lessons learned, the hopes realized, and the mistakes made. Many of the issues at the time are similar to issues confronting leaders in business today. All can learn from Microsoft’s past. Dave also details several secrets—some only his family knows. Some of these secrets were known to only a handful of people within the company at a time when it went through its explosive growth period: like the secret recipe for Coca-Cola or Colonel Sanders’ chicken recipe, these secrets were literally changing the competitive landscape in the technology industry and were rewriting the business rules of the day. Understanding these secrets and the thinking behind them can provide strategic insights and advantages to professionals and their businesses. Better still, they can help them define their own secrets to accelerate them past competitors and over hurdles to success.
As the 1979 season opened, Tampa Bay head coach John McKay led a team that many believed to be among the worst in the NFL. Experts from around the country stated that McKay was a college coach out of his element who was depending on a second-year quarterback, an injury prone tailback, an unproven offensive line and solid but young defense. John McKay had everybody right where he wanted. This is the story of how John McKay led a team to the most improbable championship in National Football League history and the men who made it possible. The players fought harder than they were expected to, succeeded more than could be believed and had a great time in the process. More imporantly the players had one thing in common.