Author : Bryan Burrough
Category : Business & Economics
Publisher : Harper Collins
ISBN : 9780061804038
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 624

“One of the finest, most compelling accounts of what happened to corporate America and Wall Street in the 1980’s.” —New York Times Book Review A #1 New York Times bestseller and arguably the best business narrative ever written, Barbarians at the Gate is the classic account of the fall of RJR Nabisco. An enduring masterpiece of investigative journalism by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar, it includes a new afterword by the authors that brings this remarkable story of greed and double-dealings up to date twenty years after the famed deal. The Los Angeles Times calls Barbarians at the Gate, “Superlative.” The Chicago Tribune raves, “It’s hard to imagine a better story...and it’s hard to imagine a better account.” And in an era of spectacular business crashes and federal bailouts, it still stands as a valuable cautionary tale that must be heeded.

Author : Patricia Donaher
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN : 9781527551145
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 305

The study of language attitudes is the investigation of beliefs expressed about the nature of language and its diverse usages, how these attitudes came to exist and persist, and how these attitudes shape social action and policy. Language attitude studies have illuminated our understanding of racial issues, social and economic stratification, cultural stereotypes, educational issues, folk linguistics, and, more recently, popular culture. This volume is an examination of four intersections in language attitudes research: Authority, Affiliation, Authenticity, and Accommodation. In each section, the contributors introduce new dimensions to the study of language attitudes while providing examples of the ways in which the study of language attitudes can continue to inform and shape our understanding of language diversity.

Author : Linda Chavez
Category : Philosophy
Publisher : Creators Publishing
ISBN : 9781942448617
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book :

Linda Chavez is a nationally syndicated opinion columnist for Creators Syndicate. This is a collection of the very best of Linda Chavez from 2014.

Author : Dr. Shelton J. Goode
Category : Business & Economics
Publisher : iUniverse
ISBN : 9781491720899
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book :

Diversity managers who want to integrate cost-effective, battle-tested initiatives don’t have enough tools and resources to identify and apply best practices to actual work situations. These programs demand time, energy, and money—and the empirical evidence about outcomes is limited. The few studies out there contradict each other, which can make it nearly impossible to determine what practices to implement.

Dr. Shelton J. Goode, who has spent more than twenty years as a diversity and human resource management professional, cuts through the clutter to help you locate strengths and weaknesses in your diversity strategy. You can learn how to

•benchmark organizational efforts against the actions other companies have taken to manage diversity;

•identify outdated paradigms and misguided diversity management initiatives that have prevented others from capitalizing on talent embedded within the ranks; and

•judge where past efforts have yielded success and which initiatives require a new approach.

Despite the importance of linking diversity to the organization’s bottom line, there has been no single, comprehensive resource that employees could turn to for guidance—until now! Business leaders at every level can find best practices to achieve organizational goals in Diversity Managers: Angels of Mercy or Barbarians at the Gate.

Author : Ed D'Angelo
Category : Social Science
Publisher : Library Juice Press, LLC
ISBN : 9781936117239
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 139

Barbarians at the Gates of the Public Library is a philosophical and historical analysis of how the rise of consumerism has led to the decline of the original mission of public libraries to sustain and promote democracy through civic education. Through a reading of historical figures such as Plato, Helvetius, Rousseau, and John Stuart Mill, the book shows how democracy and even capitalism were originally believed to depend upon the moral and political education that public libraries (and other institutions of rational public discourse) could provide. But as capitalism developed in the 20th century it evolved into a postmodern consumerism that replaced democracy with consumerism and education with entertainment. Public libraries have mistakenly tried to remain relevant by shadowing the rise of consumerism, but have instead contributed to the rise of a new barbarism and the decline of democracy.

Author : Bookspan
Category :
Publisher :
ISBN : 1615230815
Type book : PDF & Epub
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Author : Christopher G. Nuttall
Category : Fiction
Publisher :
ISBN : 160619318X
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 330

The Federation has endured for hundreds of years, but now it is dying, killed by the corruption and decadence of the Senate and the rising power of military warlords. The shipping lanes are coming apart, the colonists are revolting and outside forces are pressing against undefended borders. Now, as one warlord makes a bid for supreme power, the entire edifice is on the verge of falling apart. Two officers, bearers of a proud military tradition, may be all that stands between the Federation and total destruction. For Admiral Marius Drake, there is no greater cause than the survival of humanity's prized unity. For the young and ambitious Roman Garibaldi, the growing civil war offers a chance of promotion far beyond the usual boundaries. Together, they will save the Federation or die trying. But with the Senate suspicious of any competent commanding officers, their success may condemn them to an inglorious death.

Author :
Category : Conglomerate corporations
Publisher :
ISBN : OCLC:1097356370
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 224

"The president of a major tobacco company decides to buy the company himself, but a bidding war ensues as other companies make their own offers"

Author : Victoria Glendinning
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN : 9780743246538
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 513

An account of the life and career of the Bloomsbury political intellectual and husband of Virginia Woolf covers his comfortable Jewish childhood, role in inspiring the League of Nations, and relationships with such figures as E. M. Forster and T. S. Eliot. 40,000 first printing.

Author : Thomas S. Burns
Category : History
Publisher : Indiana University Press
ISBN : 0253312884
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 444

Barbarians serving in the Roman army, like all other Roman soldiers, faced difficult choices as political events buffeted their leaders and threatened their livelihoods. Honorius, Stilicho, Alaric, Galla Placidia, Constantius III and usurpers like Constantine III and Attalus left their imprints upon these years - coloring the fabric of political and spiritual life as much as they affected military affairs.