At the top of his class at Harvard Law, he had his choice of the best in America. But he made a deadly mistake. When Mitch McDeere signed on with Bendini, Lambert & Locke of Memphis, he thought he and his beautiful wife, Abby, were on their way. Mitch should have remembered what his brother Ray -- doing 15 years in a Tennessee jail -- already knew. "You never get nothing for nothing."
"One of the best thrillers ever!"
A behind-the-scenes, revelatory history of McKinsey & Company, America's most influential and controversial business consulting firm, told by one of the nation's leading financial journalists. In The Firm, Duff McDonald uncovers how these high-powered, high-priced business savants have ushered in waves of structural, financial, and technological shifts. With unrivaled access to company documents and current and former employees, McDonald reveals the inner workings of what just might be the most influential private organization in America.
"Warning: Non consultants should avoid"
Today's best companies get it. From Costco to Commerce Bank, Wegmans to Whole Foods, they're becoming the ultimate value creators. They're generating every form of value that matters: emotional, experiential, social, and financial. And they're doing it for all their stakeholders. Not because it's politically correct, but because it's the only path to long-term competitive advantage.
"Good Topic-Needs a Once Over"
Mitchell McDeere, raised in the coal-mining region of rural Kentucky, has worked hard to get where he is: third in his class at Harvard Law. Mitch could have his pick of the big firms in New York and Chicago, but he's chosen the Memphis tax firm Bendini, Lambert, & Locke. They're selective. They pay outrageous salaries. They have a turnover rate of zero. And Mitch is about to find out why.
The Charisian Empire, born in war, has always known it must fight for its very survival. What most of its subjects don’t know even now, however, is how much more it’s fighting for. Emperor Cayleb, Empress Sharleyan, Merlin Athrawes, and their innermost circle of most trusted advisers do know. And because they do, they know the penalty if they lose will be far worse than their own deaths and the destruction of all they know and love.
Showing professionals and their marketers how to accomplish familiar marketing tactics in newer, ways, Social Media for Professionals and Their Firms takes you step by step in putting social media to work for your professional practice. Whether you want to build your own on-line reputation, or are ready to explore new media for corporate marketing and communications, this book is the definitive guide for your strategic approach.
The McKinsey Edge culls the personal best practices of an exclusive group of managers connected to McKinsey & Company, a firm that services 80 percent of the world's largest corporations. Through a wealth of 47 rigorously selected, battle-tested, immediately implementable, and practical tips, listeners discover the secrets to building the self, growing with others, enhancing process management, and going the extra mile to reach the next leadership horizon.
Having devoted a career that spans 50 years to consulting with and studying professional firms in the Americas, Asia, and Europe, author Charles Ellis learned firsthand how difficult it is for an organization to go beyond very good and attain, as well as sustain, excellence. Now, he shares his hard-won insights with you and reveals "what it takes" to be best-in-class in any industry. Enlightening and entertaining, What It Takes explores firms that are leaders in their particular field and the superior people who create and maintain them.
Poised to make partner at a high-powered L.A. law firm, Vernetta Henderson takes on what appears to be an open-and-shut case of sexual harassment. As the case proceeds, Vernetta soon begins to suspect that her corporate client may be involved in a far-reaching cover-up. The deeper she digs, the more the case spirals out of her control. Determined to find the truth, Vernetta eventually unravels a conspiracy of greed and violence that places her career - and her very life - at risk.
"This is as monderful legal series!"
Amy Snowden, in middle age, has long since settled into a lonely life in the Yorkshire town of Gunnarshaw, until - to her neighbours' surprise - she suddenly marries a much younger man. Months later Amy is found dead - apparently by her own hand - and her husband, Wright, has disappeared. Sergeant Caleb Cluff - silent, watchful, a man at home in the bleak moorland landscape of Gunnarshaw - must find the truth about the couple's unlikely marriage and solve the riddle of Amy's death.
When Donny lands a job at Jurassic Law, the world's leading T-rex law firm, he's absolutely thrilled. Unfortunately, after just one day it quickly becomes clear that Donny's new position entails more than just legal work. Soon Donny makes the deal of a lifetime and finds himself contractually bound into a gay T-rex gangbang that gives new meaning to the term "dinosaur bones".
Effective management is absolutely essential for having a successful and profitable law firm. The author, a recognized authority in management techniques, offers valuable advice in such areas as marketing and advertising, the importance of information technology, and how to provide effective customer service.
Here is an essential manual for creating a positive, respectful, and rewarding relationship with a strong-willed child. Based on proven techniques and procedures, parents and teachers alike will welcome this book.
"Very good advice ... hard to listen, but worth it"
Running a law practice today is tough. Economic worries, technological innovations, and traditional marketing are turning legal services upside down. Learn how to take control of this tumultuous environment with The Law Firm of Tomorrow, available for the first time as a single, consolidated volume.
If you feel like you need to give your weight loss a kick-start, if you feel like you're ready for a full-body transformation, or if you want to see results fast, then The ABC Workout Plan is for you! This book gives you with 23 different workout programs that will have you transforming your entire body - especially your abs, butt, and core!
Stephen Lynch takes you through the proven strategic planning and business execution processes you need to drive better business results. This is not just theory. Stephen works in the trenches. As Chief Operating Officer of Results.com - the Business Execution Experts - he knows what it's like to run and grow a business.
Amelia leaves her teaching job in New York City and travels by train to San Francisco, where she loses no time in calling on Esther and her new husband, Samuel Allen, and providing them with proof that she is Esther's sister and that her existence has been intentionally concealed by their father for seventeen years, since Esther was a toddler. Samuel suggests that Amelia live with them, but when Esther says something impolite and Samuel tells her that she can expect to be soundly spanked for her rudeness....
"A fun and sexy listen"
A laid off legal secretary with a curiosity about the B.D.S.M. lifestyle responds to an advertisement in a lifestyle magazine placed by a law firm seeking a "submissive legal assistant" and gets more than she bargained for. This short story is the kickoff to a series about a law firm that has quite a bit going on behind closed doors.
From the author of Simplicity Parenting comes an elegantly simple and inspiring plan to help parents set limits, correct behavior, and influence a child's decision-making by playing three specific roles: the Governor, of younger kids; the Gardener, who watches, listens, and decides on the right course of action for school-age children; and the Guide, who collaborates with increasingly mature teenagers.
What if you could dramatically increase your weight loss by even five to 10 times and target unwanted belly fat? What if I told you that you no longer have to toil away exercising hours at a time just to lose little to no weight? What if you could get more time in your day to read, spend time with your family, or relax? The author of 12 highly acclaimed health and fitness books, Dale L. Roberts presents his 10 standing ab exercise workout plan that requires less than 15 minutes.
"common sense stuff"