The inside story of the founding and growth of Taylor Guitars, one of the world's most successful guitar manufacturers. Bob Taylor mixes the details of his experience as a tradesman and cofounder of Taylor Guitars, a world-famous acoustic and electric guitar manufacturer, with philosophical life lessons that have practical application for building a business. From the "a-ha" moment in junior high school that inspired his very first guitar, Taylor has been living the American dream.
"Great for anyone starting a manufacturing business"
In its long history, the English language has had many lawmakers - those who have tried to regulate or otherwise organize the way we speak. The Lexicographer's Dilemma poses a pair of questions: What does proper English mean? And who gets to say what's right? Our ideas of correct or proper English have a history, and today's debates over the state of the language - whether about Ebonics in schools, the unique use of language in a South Park episode, or split infinitives in the Times - make sense only in historical context.
Simply the most endorsed start-up book ever written. Hailed by the academic community, New York Times best-selling authors, as well as established entrepreneurs. If you cannot afford to fail, this is the one book you want to listen to. Written by a 20-year serial entrepreneur, in a straightforward language with key takeaways and action steps, this book guides you through the rules to follow for starting a successful business.
"Ridiculous, robotic ramblings"
Peter Fogel will show you how to reinvent yourself and unleash your "Inner Entrepreneur" so you can quickly attract challenges that are more meaningful, be in demand, and yes - make more money at your job! Using "The Reinvention Guy's" step-by step- system you will discover how to rejuvenate your passion, repackage yourself, take control of your financial future, leap over your competition...all without leaving your present employment! In addition, bosses and workers will gain new insight on how to synergistically work together so as to create more productive and profits.
"We don't govern water. Water governs us," writes James Workman. In Heart of Dryness, he chronicles the memorable, cautionary tale of the famed Bushmen of the Kalahari - remnants of one of the world's most successful civilizations, today at the exact epicenter of Africa's drought - and their remarkable, widely publicized battle over water with the government of Botswana, to explore the larger story of what many feel is becoming the primary resource battleground of the 21st century: water.