Learn the leadership skills to build a better, more profitable business with the help of Max DePree. CEO of Herman Miller, Inc. - a firm which ranks high in Fortune magazine's surveys of the most admired, best managed companies, and one of the best companies to work for in America - DePree expounds on an innovative style of business leadership for the 1990s.
"Beautyfull insights on leadership"
What went wrong in the O.J. Simpson double-murder trial? Former prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi dares to lay bare the bungling he perceived in the case. Incriminating evidence was never presented and lapses in strategy left prosecutors Marcia Clark and Christopher Darden at a disadvantage. These are just a few of the fatal errors that led to a victory for the defense.
As secretary of defense for Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, Robert S. McNamara was one of the chief architects of American foreign policy, and particularly of the strategy that propelled the U.S. into the Vietnam War. Though he at first firmly believed that fighting communism in East Asia was worth the loss of American lives, McNamara eventually found himself at odds with other members of the Johnson administration when he came to see the ever-escalating was as unwinnable.
"What a mess things were..."
Thirty-five years ago, Wayne Huizenga rose before the sun to run his garbage collection route. Today, the sun never sets on the international Blockbuster Video empire he created, and he has emerged from the spoils of the Paramount/Viacom merger one of the most powerful and wealthy figures in the entertainment and sports businesses.
A single pilot can fly the U.S. Air Force's powerful fighter plane, DreamStar - and he's a KGB mole. Captain Kenneth Francis James - a.k.a. Andrei Maraklov - has been ordered to steal DreamStar, an XF-34 fighter that has the frightening ability to respond to its pilot's thoughts and issue its own commands. It's up to Lieutenant Colonel Patrick McLanahan - the hero of Dale Brown's earlier thriller, Flight of the Old Dog - to remove the DreamStar threat.
Darkness falls quickly when you're being stalked...but it is always dark when you are a stalker.
"HUGE RIP OFF"
Revlon's C.E.O., financier Ronald O. Perelman is one of the richest men in America. Watched by the financial community with interest, Perelman has built a personal business empire worth an estimated $6 billion over the past fifteen years. Linked to society's most dazzling beauties, Perelman owns palatial estates in Palm Beach, East Hampton, Manhattan, Sun Valley and Bel Air, as well as an impressive art collection, a fleet of automobiles and two G-4 jets.
Off the coast of southern Florida, a deadly war is being waged that threatens our national security. Thousands of kilos of illicit drugs are dumped on our shores annually. But "business as usual" takes a quite different turn when Sandra Geffar and Ian Hardcastle (heads of the U.S. Customs Department and the Coast Guard respectively) put their departmental and personal squabbles behind them and team up in a daring plan to put an end to airborne smuggling.
Incredibly, no book or document until now has set forth a detailed, step-by-step plan for solving the drug problem in the U.S. This is a controversial, break-through book. It offers not only a startling analysis of current drug policy but an actual blueprint for bringing the crisis to an end.
In this sequel to Flight of the Old Dog, master of suspense Dale Brown reassembles special operations team Old Dog Zero One to rescue one of their own. David Luger, a crewman who was presumed killed, has actually come out of a coma only to face the death penalty for crimes against the Soviet state.
"Decent story horrible performance"
In the near future, U.S. forces are completing their final withdrawal from bases in the Philippines. The navy of the People's Republic of China lays claim to the Spratly Islands, decimating a Philippine drilling platform when its occupants refuse to knuckle under.
Throughout the US, the politics of race and gender in our universities are transforming admissions policies, as well as curriculums. This controversial expose attacks the wave of multicultural ideology, in one of the earliest, and most thorough, efforts to examine the rapidly eroding traditions of scholarship and reward for individual achievement.
"from first one"
As Newsweek has proclaimed, "In the world of Christian fiction, the hottest novels are those by Frank Peretti." In this remarkable work, miracles of a weeping crucifix, sightings of angels, and images of a messiah in the sky are only the beginning of something much bigger to come...
"Excellent book - riveting!"
Selections from Reader's Digest magazine's most popular series The Most Unforgettable Character I Ever Met. All of these stories have one thing in common: Somehow, each of the characters featured struck home in the memory of the storyteller. These characters enriched lives through humor, wisdom, adventure, and affection, each possessing a unique regard for humanity, each a gem reflecting its own light.
An ancient sin - an ancient oath - a town with a deadly secret. Frank Peretti has done it again in this spellbinding novel full of tension, suspense, and unspeakable evil. Read by television and film star Joseph Campanella.
On a routine visit to an international bank in Switzerland, recently retired Federal Reserve Chairman Charles Black finds himself suddenly and inexplicable jailed by Swiss police. They accuse him of perpetrating massive financial frauds and the case against him seems open-and-shut. Although he's been framed, Charlie and his wife Sally realize that he has no chance of avoiding a 30-year sentence of hard labor in a Swiss prison.
The Supreme Court is an island of sanity remaining in the sea of insanity that is our society. Or is it? In this compelling work, Vincent Bugliosi, a leading prosecutor for the Los Angeles Country District Attorney's office, puts the Supreme Court on trial for its handling of Paula Jones vs. Bill Clinton. This program is part of a new series called The Library of Contemporary Thought, giving top opinion makers a forum to explore the most provocative, fascinating, and relevant issues of our day.
"poor sound quality"
In the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War, an inevitable conflagration could set the whole world aflame. A desperate gamble by the President of the United States could postpone the outbreak of World War. Or could it hasten its arrival?
In 1995, for all practical purposes, the United States will have spent itself into bankruptcy. The government will have to spend more to make its interest payments that it will collect in taxes and America will enter an age of financial disaster that will dwarf the Great Depression and hail the end of the United States as we now know it.
Let America's foremost authority on management prepare you for the 21st century. Peter F. Drucker's wide-ranging guide explores such topics as the new cost savings revolution in retailing, the urgent requirement for each company to have a "theory of the business," and the need for executives to seek new kinds of information through new technology.