books about: high-performing
Microthrills: True Stories from a Life of Small Highs
This is a MUST!
I do not read much non-fiction. I live real life. I read to escape it. But the bright neon yellow cover of this book was eye-catching. So, against my will, my feet walked up to it, my hand picked it up, and my eyes began reading. Before I knew it, hours had gone by and I had read the whole thing. In this book, Wendy "Wendaay" Spero tells readers true stories about her life in a way that only ...
Vince Gill -- High Lonesome Sound: Piano/Vocal/Chords
Maintaining the expected quality
Vince has a very distinctive voice, which he uses to good effect on this interesting collection. Vince wrote or co-wrote all the songs, which are an excellent mix of ballads, mid-tempo and up-tempo songs. Perhaps the strangest song is Jenny dreamed of trains, about a girl living near a deserted railroad. I wonder what inspired Vince to write this song, which was covered by John Denver for his ...
Defining Vision: How Broadcasters Lured the Government into Inciting a Revolution in Television, Updated and ...
Roller-coaster ride through digital TV history
In the early 1980s US broadcasters faced two major headaches spawned by greed and jingoism. Their comfortable, tidy, oligopolistic-and profitable-broadcast world was about to be shaken by the digital revolution, where foes and friends were often indistinguishable. New York Times reporter and Pulitzer Prize winner Joel Brinkley takes the reader on a roller coaster through boardrooms, bureaucracy, ...
Furious Improvisation: How the WPA and a Cast of Thousands Made High Art out of Desperate Times
Walker & Company
This book is a real page turner. It is essentially a historical biography featuring WPA director Harry Hopkins and Federal Theatre Program Hallie Flanagan. The WPA was dogged for years as a suspect socialist program and boondoggle, even as gainfully employed citizens constructed bridges, hydroelectric dams, trails, lodges, sculpture, sidewalks, sewers, school buildings, tunnels, airports, post ...
I'm Dying Up Here: Heartbreak and High Times in Stand-up Comedy's Golden Era
Public Affairs, 2009
Very Fast Read
I'm not a very fast reader so when I say I read this book in 4 days, that's really fast. You might expect this book to be a lot of laughs but the best reader will be the one who wants to know what it was like to be a stand-up comic in the late 70's and early 80's. The book starts with a funeral and ends with a suicide - it's not all yucks. But I recommend this book very highly.
Winning with Accountability, the Secret Language of High-Performing Organizations
Henry J Evans
Corner Store Leadership Institute
Our Employees Love It!
As President and COO of a manufacturing company and CEO of several companies previously, I wish I had had this remarkable book long ago. What is most impressive is how the employees here enthusiastically embrace the utilization of the four pieces of the accountability puzzle. They now feel empowered to hold themselves and their colleagues accountable for getting it done right the first time. ...
Drenched in Light
Drenched in Light, Lisa Wingate
Excellent buy, Lisa Wingate is a great author. The book came at delivery time estimated and in the condition agreed so I'm very happy w/ the buy.
From Still to Motion: A photographer's guide to creating video with your DSLR (Voices That Matter)
New Riders Press
I bought this book to use with my 7D. It is simply a must have if you want to get the most out of your camera. If you're a professional, it will help the success of your work immensely, as you'll know everything your DSLR is capable of. If you're an amateur, use this book to master your camera and shoot like a pro. Plus, the included DVD is great. I would have purchased it separately. If they ...
Follow the Music: The Life and High Times of Elektra Records in the Great Years of American Pop Culture
Want to Start a Record Company? Read This Book
Jac Holzman was the founder of Elektra Records, and one of the biggest groups he signed were The Doors. I admit I bought this book because I'm a Doors fan and I thought I'd get the juiciest stories about my favorite group, but I was wrong. I got much more than I bargained for, the story of Elektra is fascinating from beginning to end. Jac Holzman started Elektra from his college dorm room (a ...
Business Relationships That Last: Five Steps To Transform Contacts into High Performing Relationships
Greenleaf Book Group Press
Ed Wallace has somehow managed to condense that innate knowledge that people who are great at developing relationships understand, into a formula that anyone can follow and start to use immediately. Great book and a timely subject on a skill set that most of us need to work to improve.
My Life in High Heels
What a great book!
Ms Anderson probably wrote this book to make a buck after Burt dumped her but who cares? I really enjoyed this honest, down to earth book about her relationship with Burt, her life and loves and most of all, I LOVED the many wonderful photographs. She's quite a lady too. Not once does she cry out, "poor ol' me". The book is honest and goes straight to the point. In other words, she ...
Sparks Fly High: The Legend of Dancing Point
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Plus the author's name is fun
Dear Leonid Gore, I have missed you. When it comes to picture book illustrators you've a style that one cannot compare to anyone else's. I first fell in love with your work when I had the good fortune to pick up a copy of Janice del Negro's, "Lucy Dove". Your art on that folktale was without compare. Simultaneously creepy and lovely all at once. For some time now I've waited patiently for you ...
Guide to Organisation Design: Creating high-performing and adaptable enterprises (The Economist)
For anyone wondering why changing the org chart didn't make the comapny work better
It's too bad that for most people organizational design equals the org chart. What this means is that the organization has a structure of some kind, but that no thought or care is given to the way the organization functions as an entity. Today, everyone competes with everyone everywhere. Those who are the most poised to deliver all of their energy, maximize the use of their resources, and have ...
Mark Peter Hughes
Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Richie's Picks: LEMONADE MOUTH
"Lonely day After the storm has come and gone There will never be another tomorrow like today. In my own way I wait for the light of dawn I look for a sign of things to come and change to stay." --Lemonade Mouth, "Back Among the Walls," from their CD, Live at the Bash. LEMONADE MOUTH is the story of five socially-struggling high school freshman who come together through a combination of ...
How Video Works, Second Edition: From Analog to High Definition
A good primer
This is a great overview of modern video technology and achieves the authors' goal, namely "easy to understand explanations of the entire world of video." Each chapter is pretty much self-supporting, so you don't have to read the entire book cover to cover. Having said that, the book is a fairly quick read. The copious illustrations are clear and the use of real world equipment is helpful to ...
Phantoms of the Card Table
High Stakes Publishing
Doc's Review on The Phantoms of the Card Table
I would like to tell who ever might be interested in gambling to buy this here book. This book is really a 10 on a scale of 1 - 5. I know this to be true because I've been a student of Walter Scott for over 13 years now and I'm the real thing. Next to Gazzo, I'm the best at this technique in the country. Steve Forte who's the best all around cheat in the country wrote in this book that he ...
The 12 O'Clock High Logbook
Allan T. Duffin
Definitive Guide to a Classic Novel/Movie/TV Show!
"Twelve O'Clock High" is that rara avis -a bestselling novel turned into a hit movie turned into a successful TV series. This exhaustively researched, comprehensive and well-written book is what every fan of the book/movie/series was waiting for! Written by two 8th Air Force veterans, "Twelve O'Clock High" the novel followed the trials and tribulations of General Frank Savage, a tough-as-nails ...
4 Secrets of High Performing Organizations: Beyond the Flavor of the Month to Lasting Results
Front Row Press
Great advice for even the smallest company!
Mr. Bilanich's book says it simply and with useful tools for any size organization. Not the latest fad, just practical and easily incorporated 'secrets' that are the fundamental basics of achieving a high performing organization.
Code of Honor: The Making of Three Great American Westerns
Michael F. Blake
Taylor Trade Publishing
Candid glimpse of what great cinema requires
Code Of Honor: The Making Of Three Great American Westerns by Emmy award-winning makeup artist Michael F. Blake, delves into the formative process behind the classic movies "High Noon," "Shane," and "The Searchers." Original interviews, behind the scenes anecdotes, screenplay evolution, the motives behind casting choices, and much, much more fill the pages of this involving and candid glimpse of ...
Tightrope Poppy the High-Wire Pig
An adorable pig, a great book!
A sweet, funny, and uplifting story, TIGHTROPE POPPY is a hit at our house!
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