At a time when the edge of American settlement barely reached beyond the Appalachian Mountains, two visionaries, President Thomas Jefferson and millionaire John Jacob Astor, foresaw that one day the Pacific would dominate world trade as much as the Atlantic did in their day. Just two years after the Lewis and Clark expedition concluded in 1806, Jefferson and Astor turned their sights westward once again. Thus began one of history's dramatic but largely forgotten turning points in the conquest of the North American continent.
"Where Lewis and Clark Left Off"
Stark narrates a series of outdoor adventure stories in which thrill can cross the line into mortal peril. Each death or brush with death is at once a suspense story, a cautionary tale, and a medical thriller. He describes what goes through the mind of a cross-country skier as his body temperature plummets - apathy at 91 degrees, stupor at 90 - and explores the physiology of a snowboarder trying not to panic as he consumes the tiny pocket of air trapped around his face under thousands of pounds of snow.
"Marvelously well told physiological tales"
Whether you're in your first year of management or your 20th, Why Leaders Fail is a must-listen for all leaders who know they need to be constantly learning, improving, and developing their leadership skills.
"A smart and to the point leadership book."
In The Only Negotiating Guide You'll Ever Need, Peter Stark and Jane Flaherty, celebrated consultants to some of the country's top companies, take the dread out of persuasion. Their 101 winning tactics make powerful negotiating skills easy and accessible, giving you tools and knowledge you can put to use right away. Each tactic has a clever and memorable name, a true-to-life example of how to use it, and suggested counter tactics in case someone tries it on you.
"Ive already made money from this book!"
The Only Leadership Book You'll Ever Need teaches leaders how to overcome their most difficult obstacle: employee engagement. By pinpointing specific areas leaders can focus on and change,this book shows how one leader can effectively change the entire workplace environment - for the better.
"the only leadership book you'll hate"