Play Bigger

Play Bigger
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Author: Al Ramadan,Dave Peterson,Christopher Lochhead,Kevin Maney
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780062407627
Release: 2016-06-14
Editor: HarperCollins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The founders of a respected Silicon Valley advisory firm study legendary category-creating companies and reveal a groundbreaking discipline called category design. Winning today isn’t about beating the competition at the old game. It’s about inventing a whole new game—defining a new market category, developing it, and dominating it over time. You can’t build a legendary company without building a legendary category. If you think that having the best product is all it takes to win, you’re going to lose. In this farsighted, pioneering guide, the founders of Silicon Valley advisory firm Play Bigger rely on data analysis and interviews to understand the inner workings of “category kings”— companies such as Amazon, Salesforce, Uber, and IKEA—that give us new ways of living, thinking or doing business, often solving problems we didn’t know we had. In Play Bigger, the authors assemble their findings to introduce the new discipline of category design. By applying category design, companies can create new demand where none existed, conditioning customers’ brains so they change their expectations and buying habits. While this discipline defines the tech industry, it applies to every kind of industry and even to personal careers. Crossing the Chasm revolutionized how we think about new products in an existing market. The Innovator’s Dilemma taught us about disrupting an aging market. Now, Play Bigger is transforming business once again, showing us how to create the market itself.

Play Bigger

Play Bigger
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Author: Al Ramadan,Dave Peterson,Christopher Lochhead,Kevin Maney
Pages: 254
ISBN: 0349411360
Release: 2016
Editor: Piatkus Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In today's world, it's no longer enough to create great new products; rather companies now must create whole new categories that destroy old ones. Uber created a new personal transportation category and destroyed taxis and limos. Salesforce.com created a new category of cloud-base sales automation, dethroning the old CRM industry. Airbnb, Workday, Tesla and Netflix are all winning by creating entirely new business categories that destabilise old ones. The category is the new strategy. The conclusion: If you want to build a legendary company, you need to design and build a legendary category at the same time, and dominate it over time. Your company needs to be a Category King. And if you don't design a Category King, you're creating a failure. Drawing on examples from within and beyond our own practice, PLAY BIGGER shows both entrepreneurs and established enterprises how to define, develop and rule a category over time.

Play Bigger

Play Bigger
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Author: Al Ramadan,Dave Peterson,Christopher Lochhead,Kevin Maney
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780349411378
Release: 2016-06-14
Editor: Hachette UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In today's world, it's no longer enough to create great new products; rather companies now must create whole new categories that destroy old ones. Uber created a new personal transportation category and destroyed taxis and limos. Salesforce.com created a new category of cloud-base sales automation, dethroning the old CRM industry. Airbnb, Workday, Tesla and Netflix are all winning by creating entirely new business categories that destabilise old ones. The category is the new strategy. The conclusion: If you want to build a legendary company, you need to design and build a legendary category at the same time, and dominate it over time. Your company needs to be a Category King. And if you don't design a Category King, you're creating a failure. Drawing on examples from within and beyond our own practice, PLAY BIGGER shows both entrepreneurs and established enterprises how to define, develop and rule a category over time.

Play a Bigger Game

Play a Bigger Game
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Author: Rowdy McLean
Pages: 180
ISBN: 9780730345510
Release: 2017-02-22
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Have you ever had the desire to achieve something remarkable? Would you like to be better or do something absolutely awesome? Have you ever thought about having much more than you have right now? Are you ready to play a bigger game? Play a Bigger Game will help you smash your goals. Whether you're an individual or part of a large organisation, this practical guide to getting what you want will enable you to achieve real results, no matter what! One of Australia's leading speakers, Rowdy McLean is well known for his simple, hard-hitting, no-excuses approach to motivation. He believes that success is not just about setting goals but actually kicking them. In this definitive guide you'll find: useful processes to help you define what you want practical tools and resources to turn your dreams into reality inspirational stories of people achieving real success unique chapter-specific videos accessible by QR codes. Play a Bigger Game has everything you need to gain more from life.

Play Your Bigger Game

Play Your Bigger Game
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Author: Rick Tamlyn
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781401943691
Release: 2013-10-01
Editor: Hay House, Inc

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Play Your Bigger Game provides a philosophy and methodology that you can learn in just nine minutes, and it will serve you for the rest of your life. Self-empowerment expert Rick Tamlyn believes that life is all made up. So why not make it a game of your own design—one that excites, challenges, and allows you to fully express your talents and creativity? When you play your bigger game, you create a life that is dynamic, engaging, and wildly inspiring. This book is your antidote to inertia—you will never feel stuck again. Each and every day, it will motivate you to keep stretching, achieving, and thriving above and beyond any boundaries or limitations that might have held you back in the past. Play Your Bigger Game offers pathways, tools, and inspiring stories to feed the hunger in your soul, light the fires of your imagination, and build a fulfilling life and a lasting legacy. If you long to: • have a more positive impact within your family, your work, your community, or organization • make a change, but you aren’t sure what sort of change • create meaningful work • take responsibility and direct your destiny • make a difference or leave a legacy . . . then you should join thousands of others around the world and play your bigger game!

Playing Big

Playing Big
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Author: Tara Mohr
Pages: 269
ISBN: 9781592409600
Release: 2015
Editor: Avery

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"In her coaching and programs for women, Tara Mohr saw how women were "playing small" in their lives and careers, were frustrated by it, and wanted to "play bigger." She has devised a proven way for them to achieve their dreams by playing big from the inside out."--Amazon.com.

Play Bigger

Play Bigger
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Author: Al Ramadan,Christopher Lochhead,Kevin Maney,Dave Peterson
Pages: 272
ISBN: 0349414645
Release: 2016-06-14
Editor: Piatkus Books

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The Maverick and His Machine

The Maverick and His Machine
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Author: Kevin Maney
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9780471431374
Release: 2003-05-26
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The first complete look at one of America's legendary business leaders This groundbreaking biography by Kevin Maney, acclaimed technology columnist for USA Today, offers fresh insight and new information on one of the twentieth century's greatest business figures. Over the course of forty-two years, Thomas J. Watson took a failing business called The Computer-Tabulating-Recording Company and transformed it into IBM, the world's first and most famous high-tech company. The Maverick and His Machine is the first modern biography of this business titan. Maney secured exclusive access to hundreds of boxes of Watson's long-forgotten papers, and he has produced the only complete picture of Watson the man and Watson the legendary business leader. These uncovered documents reveal new information about how Watson bet the company in the 1920s on tabulating machines-the forerunners to computers-and how he daringly beat the Great Depression of the 1930s. The documents also lead to new insights concerning the controversy that has followed Watson: his suppos ed coll usion with Adolf Hitler's Nazi regime. Maney paints a vivid portrait of Watson, uncovers his motivations, and offers needed context on his mammoth role in the course of modern business history. Jim Collins, author of the bestsellers Good to Great and Built to Last, writes in the Foreword to Maney's book: "Leaders like Watson are like forces of nature-almost terrifying in their release of energy and unpredictable volatility, but underneath they still adhere to certain patterns and principles. The patterns and principles might be hard to see amidst the melee, but they are there nonetheless. It takes a gifted person of insight to highlight those patterns, and that is exactly what Kevin Maney does in this book." The Maverick and His Machine also includes never-before-published photos of Watson from IBM's archives, showing Watson in greater detail than any book ever has before. Essential reading for every businessperson, tech junkie, and IBM follower, the book is also full of the kind of personal detail and reconstructed events that make it a page-turning story for general readers. The Maverick and the Machine is poised to be one of the most important business biographies in years. Kevin Maney is a nationally syndicated, award-winning technology columnist at USA Today, where he has been since 1985. He is a cover story writer whose story about IBM's bet-the-company move gained him national recognition. He was voted best technology columnist by the business journalism publication TJFR. Marketing Computers magazine has four times named him one of the most influential technology columnists. He is the author of Wiley's MEGAMEDIA SHAKEOUT: The Inside Story of the Leaders and the Losers in the Exploding Communications Industry, which was a Business Week Bestseller. Residence: Clifton, VA . "Watson was clearly a genius with a thousand helpers, yet he managed to build an institution that could transcend the genius."-from the Foreword by Jim Collins "Like all great biographers, Kevin Maney gives us an engaging story . . .his fascinating and definitive book about IBM's founder is replete with amazing revelations and character lessons that resonate today."-Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School, bestselling author of Evolve! and When Giants Learn to Dance

Playing Bigger Than You Are

Playing Bigger Than You Are
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Author: Stewart Acuff
Pages: 129
ISBN: 0985397225
Release: 2012-05-11
Editor: Levins Pub

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Be it Tea Party or Occupy Wall Street, "Playing Bigger Than You Are: A Life in Organizing" shows how and why organizing is the key to success. The fascinating story of how the son of a country preacher became one of America's leading labor organizers.

Albert s BIGGER Than Big Idea

Albert s BIGGER Than Big Idea
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Author: Eleanor May
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781575657325
Release: 2014-08-01
Editor: Astra Publishing House

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Albert, Wanda, and Cousin Pete are sneaking into the People Kitchen for food. Albert is the smallest mouse, so he gets the smallest bag . . . and the smallest piece of fruit. But Albert dreams of bagging the biggest piece of fruit in the whole kitchen . . . if only he can avoid the cat! (Math concept: Comparing Sizes: Big, Bigger, Biggest; Small, Smaller, Smallest)

Bigger Than the Game

Bigger Than the Game
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Author: Dirk Hayhurst
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780806536712
Release: 2013-03-19
Editor: Kensington Publishing Corp.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"The best writer in a baseball uniform." —Tyler Kepner, The New York Times After nearly a decade in the minors, Dirk Hayhurst defied the odds to climb onto the pitcher's mound for the Toronto Blue Jays. Newly married, with a big league paycheck and a brand new house, Hayhurst was ready for a great season in the Bigs. Then fate delivered a crushing hit. Hayhurst blew out his pitching shoulder in an insane off-season workout program. After surgery, rehab, and more rehab, his major-league dreams seemed more distant than ever. From there things got worse, weirder, and funnier. In a crazy world of injured athletes, autograph-seeking nuns, angry wrestlers, and trainers with a taste for torture, Hayhurst learned lessons about the game—and himself—that were not in any rulebook. Honest, soul?searching, insightful, hilarious, and moving, Dirk Hayhurst's latest memoir is an indisputable baseball classic. Praise for The Bullpen Gospels and Out of My League "Dirk Hayhurst writes about baseball in a unique way. Observant, insightful, human, and hilarious." —Bob Costas "A fun read. . .This book shows why baseball is so often used as a metaphor for life." —Keith Olbermann "Entertaining and engaging. . .reminiscent of Jim Bouton's Ball Four." —Booklist "A rare gem of a baseball book." —Tom Verducci, Sports Illustrated "A humorous, candid, and insightful memoir of Hayhurst's rookie season in the majors. . .Grade: Home Run." —Cleveland Plain Dealer

Native Son

Native Son
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Author: Richard Wright
Pages: 398
ISBN: STANFORD:36105007534766
Release: 1966
Editor: HarperCollins Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Widely acclaimed as one of the finest books ever written on race and class divisions in America, this powerful novel reflects the forces of poverty, injustice, and hopelessness that continue to shape out society. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Mark Z Danielewski s House of Leaves

Mark Z  Danielewski s House of Leaves
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Author: Mark Z. Danielewski,Zampanò
Pages: 709
ISBN: 9780375420528
Release: 2000
Editor: Pantheon

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A family relocates to a small house on Ash Tree Lane and discovers that the inside of their new home seems to be without boundaries

Bigger Leaner Stronger

Bigger Leaner Stronger
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Author: Michael Matthews
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780982422755
Release: 2019-04-27
Editor: Oculus Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

If you want to be muscular, lean, and strong as quickly as possible without steroids, good genetics, or wasting ridiculous amounts of time in the gym and money on supplements...then you want to read this book. Here's the deal: Getting into awesome shape isn't nearly as complicated as the fitness industry wants you to believe. You don't need to spend hundreds of dollars per month on the worthless supplements that steroid freaks shill in advertisements. You don't need to constantly change up your exercise routines to "confuse" your muscles. I'm pretty sure muscles lack cognitive abilities, but this approach is a good way to just confuse you instead. You don't need to burn through buckets of protein powder every month, stuffing down enough protein each day to feed a third world village. You don't need to toil away in the gym for a couple of hours per day, doing tons of sets, supersets, drop sets, giant sets, etc. (As a matter of fact, this is a great way to stunt gains and get nowhere.) You don't need to grind out hours and hours of boring cardio to shed ugly belly fat and love handles and get a shredded six-pack. (How many flabby treadmillers have you come across over the years?) You don't need to completely abstain from "cheat" foods while getting down to single-digit body fat percentages. If you plan cheat meals correctly, you can actually speed your metabolism up and accelerate fat loss. In this book you're going to learn something most guys will never know: The exact formula of exercise and eating that makes putting on 10 to 15 pounds of quality lean mass a breeze...and it only takes 8-12 weeks. This book reveals secrets like... The 6 biggest myths and mistakes of building muscle that stunt 99% of guys' muscle gains. (These BS lies are pushed by all the big magazines and even by many trainers.) How to get a lean, cut physique that you love (and that girls drool over) by spending no more than 5 percent of your time each day. The 4 laws of muscle growth that, when applied, turn your body into an anabolic, muscle-building machine. You'll be shocked at how easy it really is to get big once you know what you're doing... How to develop a lightning-fast metabolism that burns up fat quickly and leaves you feeling full of energy all day long. The carefully-selected exercises that deliver MAXIMUM results for your efforts, helping you build a big, full chest, a wide, tapered back, and bulging biceps. A no-BS guide to supplements that will save you hundreds if not THOUSANDS of dollars each year that you would've wasted on products that are nothing more than bunk science and marketing hype. How to get shredded while still indulging in the "cheat" foods that you love every week like pasta, pizza, and ice cream. And a whole lot more! The bottom line is you CAN achieve that "Hollywood hunk" body without having your life revolve around it--no long hours in the gym, no starving yourself, no grueling cardio that turns your stomach. Imagine, just 12 weeks from now, being constantly complimented on how you look and asked what the heck you're doing to make such startling gains. Imagine enjoying the added benefits of high energy levels, no aches and pains, better spirits, and knowing that you're getting healthier every day. SPECIAL BONUS FOR READERS! With this book you'll also get a free 75-page bonus report from the author called "The Year One Challenge." In this bonus report, you'll learn exactly how to train, eat, and supplement to make maximum gains in your first year of training. By applying what you learn in the book and in this report, you can make more progress in one year than most guys make in three, four, or even five (seriously!). Scroll up, click the "Buy" button now, and begin your journey to a bigger, leaner, and stronger you!

Maybe When I m Bigger

Maybe When I m Bigger
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Author: Jennifer L. Marks
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781404864528
Release: 2010-07-01
Editor: Capstone

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Janey is sick of hearing that she's not big enough to do anything fun. If she's not big enough to do the fun stuff, she's not big enough to do the boring stuff, either.

True Profit Business

True Profit Business
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Author: Karen Skidmore
Pages: 236
ISBN: 9781788600866
Release: 2019-09-26
Editor: Practical Inspiration Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

*SHORT-LISTED FOR THE BUSINESS BOOK AWARDS 2020!* We need to change the way we do business. If you’ve decided to go it alone and grow your own business, you’re probably finding it tough to make things work. The pace of life is getting faster, our benchmarks for success ever higher, and thousands of micro-business owners are facing entrepreneurial burnout, trying to cover up their stress and exhaustion with ‘love-my-life’ smiles and filtered images on social media. It’s not just the cashflow that needs fixing: your mental health and well-being are at stake here. If you are ready to make money, make an impact and thrive in the process, True Profit Business gives you a simpler, more connected path to business success: · Clarity – understand what your bigger vision of success looks like and how business growth really works · Structure – get clear on the five Growth Pillars to ensure sustainable growth · Flow – discover when to Lean Back and when to Lean In to enable an effective energy flow between thinking, planning and taking action · Process – discover which of the five True Profit Business Models will enable you to thrive. True Profit Business not only helps you diagnose what’s going wrong for you, it focuses you on your bigger game and shows you the building blocks – the processes and people – you need to turn your expertise and talents into a purposeful, playful and profitable business.

Think Big Act Bigger

Think Big  Act Bigger
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Author: Jeffrey W. Hayzlett
Pages: 258
ISBN: 9781613083192
Release: 2015-09-02
Editor: Entrepreneur Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The most dangerous move in business is the failure to make a move. Global business celebrity and prime-time Bloomberg Television host, Jeffrey W. Hayzlett empowers business leaders to tie their visions to actions, advancing themselves past competitors and closer to their business dream. Drawing upon his own business back stories including his time as CMO of Kodak and sharing examples from the many leaders featured on “The C-Suite with Jeff Hayzlett,” Hayzlett imparts ten core lessons that dare readers to own who they are as a leader and/or company, define where they want to go, and fearlessly do what it takes to get there—caring less about conventional wisdom, re-framing limitations, and steamrolling obstacles as they go.

The Two Second Advantage

The Two Second Advantage
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Author: Vivek Ranadivé,Kevin Maney
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780307887658
Release: 2011
Editor: Crown Pub

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Explores the science behind the brain's ability to act like a predictive machine, describing how today's computers and businesses are being developed with the same predictive capacities in order to better anticipate customer needs and prevent potential problems.

Educating Everybody s Children

Educating Everybody s Children
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Author: Robert W. Cole W. Cole
Pages: 295
ISBN: 9781416612490
Release: 2008-06-15
Editor: ASCD

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Designed to promote reflection, discussion, and action among the entire learning community, Educating Everybody's Children encapsulates what research has revealed about successfully addressing the needs of students from economically, ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse groups and identifies a wide range of effective principles and instructional strategies. Although good teaching works well with all students, educators must develop an extensive repertoire of instructional tools to meet the varying needs of students from diverse backgrounds. Those tools and the knowledge base behind them are the foundation of this expanded and revised second edition of Educating Everybody's Children. Each strategy discussed in the book includes classroom examples and a list of the research studies that support it. The most important thing we have learned as a result of the education reform movement is that student achievement stands or falls on the motivation and skills of teachers. We must ensure that all teachers are capable of delivering a standards‐based curriculum that describes what students should know and be able to do, and that these standards are delivered by means of a rich and engaging "pedagogy of plenty." By these two acts we can ensure that all schools will be ready and able to educate everybody's children.

James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach
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Author: Roald Dahl
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781101653005
Release: 2007-08-16
Editor: Penguin

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From the World's No. 1 Storyteller, James and the Giant Peach is a children's classic that has captured young reader's imaginations for generations. One of TIME MAGAZINE’s 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time After James Henry Trotter's parents are tragically eaten by a rhinoceros, he goes to live with his two horrible aunts, Spiker and Sponge. Life there is no fun, until James accidentally drops some magic crystals by the old peach tree and strange things start to happen. The peach at the top of the tree begins to grow, and before long it's as big as a house. Inside, James meets a bunch of oversized friends—Grasshopper, Centipede, Ladybug, and more. With a snip of the stem, the peach starts rolling away, and the great adventure begins! Roald Dahl is the author of numerous classic children’s stories including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG, and many more! “James and the Giant Peach remains a favorite among kids and parents alike nearly 60 years after it was first published, thanks to its vivid imagery, vibrant characters and forthright exploration of mature themes like death and hope.” —TIME Magazine