Clayton M. Christensen is a professor of business administration at Harvard Business School. Michael E. Raynor is a director at Deloitte Research. Together, they outline an innovative plan that urges businesses to create disruption rather than fleeing from it. Named one of 2003's Best Business Books by Business Week, this book is a Wall Street Journal and New York Times best seller.
"A Must Read for Leaders and Managers"
Seeing What's Next is a framework for predicting industry winners and losers. Every day, individuals take action based on how they believe innovation will change industries. Yet these beliefs are largely based on guesswork and incomplete data, and can lead to costly errors in judgment. Internationally renowned innovation expert Clayton M. Christensen and his research partners, Scott D. Anthony and Erik A. Roth, present this guide for predicting outcomes in the evolution of any industry.
"Informative, but a bit dry."
Cambridge professor and renowned historian Anthony Pagden covers a vast subject in a compact package with Peoples and Empires. This wide-ranging and intellectually stimulating work examines the origins and history of the West with terse, efficient prose. With a captivating narration by Robert O'Keefe, listeners will find this work enjoyable and utterly absorbing.
Simpler government arrived four years ago. It helped put money in your pocket. It saved hours of your time. It improved your children's diet, lengthened your life span, and benefited businesses large and small. It did so by issuing fewer regulations, by insisting on smarter regulations, and by eliminating or improving old regulations. Cass R. Sunstein, as administrator of the most powerful White House office you never heard of, oversaw it and explains how it works, why government will never be the same again (thank goodness), and what must happen in the future. Cutting-edge research in behavioral economics has influenced business and politics.
As an embedded journalist in Iraq, North got a soldier's-eye view, often while under fire, of what the mainstream media failed to report. A decorated combat veteran, North watched Operation Iraqi Freedom with trained eyes unmatched by other journalists. What he witnessed compelled him to challenge post-war critics of the operation for their uninformed and deceptive views.
From the acclaimed Modern Library Chronicles comes an exploration of a promising theory that when put to practice wreaked havoc on the world. An expert on communism, Richard Pipes follows the history of the Soviet Union from the 1917 revolution to the Cold War, and finally, to its deterioration and collapse.
As Julie Wilder races to greet her father, she sees his ashen face and fixed stare too late to escape the hooded nightriders who suddenly surround her. When bounty hunter Baines Meredith discovers her the next day - battered, bleeding, and barely alive - he covers her nakedness and gently cares for her. But can Baines help Julie develop the strength, courage, and skill she needs to administer her own brand of frontier justice?
"Blood Lands by Ralph Cotton"
Moon Medicine is the story of a boy genius with a peculiar sensitivity to lunar cycles. Jean-Guy lives in a school for boys in France until he murders his vile fencing teacher for raping a woman. He is smuggled aboard a Clipper ship bound for America—the place where he knows he will find the visions of his dreams.
"Interesting I didn't say entertaining"
New York Times best-selling author Oliver North, popular host of FOX News Channel's top-rated War Stories program, provided an insightful look at Operation Iraqi Freedom in the first hard-hitting book based on his show. Now in this second book, North shares the accomplishments of the heroic men who fought in the Pacific theater of World War II.
The best-selling Ralph Compton novels evoke the American frontier at a time when heroes and villains settled disputes with the exchange of hot lead. In the Sweet Grass Valley, Kent Tovey's Circle T ranch and Dar Pierce's DP ranch sit on either side of the Rio Largo River. Tovey and Pierce have no beef with each other - until a no-good schemer instigates a bloody feud between the old friends.
One minute Alex is enjoying a laugh with friends in fifth grade. The next he’s fearing for his life. The huge new kid, Brick Johnson, is one guy he doesn’t want to mess with, and now Alex has to do something…quick! Author Laurie Myers captures Alex’s growing fear and Brick’s mysterious nature, while the humorous narration by Joel Leffert brings the characters to life.
Kerry Newcomb launches his acclaimed Texas Anthem series with a gripping epic of betrayal, revenge, and love. Pistol-whipped, robbed of his horse, and left for dead by his brother, Vin, Johnny Anthem escapes Mexican slavery to find that his fiancée, Rose, has married Vin. Minutes after the ceremony, Johnny confronts the newlyweds and triggers a chain reaction of explosive events. Listeners will welcome Newcomb's wonderfully and profoundly moving prose.
Spur Award winner Robert Flynn captures the authentic texture of Texas in this compelling novel about family ties and life’s toughest lessons. Chance Carter doesn’t like his grandmother, so when he learns her health is failing, he thinks only of his status as the sole heir to her million dollar ranch. Yet when he pays her a visit, he learns surprising truths about his past that force him to reconsider everything he knows.
Awardwinning author Robert Flynn delivers a witty and thought-provoking novel about a dying Texas town. When the new highway bypasses it, Wanderer Springs is left to wither in the dust. Will Callaghan, back home for a funeral, remembers the town’s sometimes funny, sometimes painful past, includingthe time he cost his high school the football championship. Will’s remembrances show that the present, however chaotic,is always linked to the past.