Raising the Bar

Author: Gary Erickson,Lois Lorentzen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0787986712

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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The founder of Clif Bar Inc. explains how he turned his homemade energy bar into a $100 million business without losing any of his joy for life or business--all the while focusing on the relationship between business and community.

Raising the Bar

Author: Kathryn Graham,Ross Homel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134003439

Category: Social Science

Page: 316

View: 2089

This book provides a definitive review of knowledge about bar room environments and their regulation, and provides directions for the prevention of aggression, violence and injury in and around public drinking establishments. It shows why drinking establishments are high risk for aggression, why some establishments are riskier than others, the effectiveness of existing interventions and policies, and the importance of better regulatory models for achieving safer drinking establishments. The authors emphasise the need to understand the problem and to tackle it through evidence-based preventive strategies, providing a detailed review of the nature of problem behaviours within the specific context of public drinking establishments - while recognising that these establishments are businesses that operate in diverse communities and cultures. Special attention is paid to the difficulties in implementing and sustaining effective interventions within the kinds of regulatory structures and political and economic climates that currently prevail in western countries. The book draws upon the authors' extensive experience with observational, interview and intervention research related to reducing aggression and injury in drinking establishments, as well as their knowledge of the alcohol field, and of prevention, policing and regulation more generally.

Raising the Bar

Author: Tim Rosaforte

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466874317

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 9184

The Masters, the U.S. Open, the British Open, the PGA Championship. The Career Grand Slam. At age 24. He could very well be the greatest golfer to ever play the game. Raising the Bar is the story of how Tiger Woods changed his life, his game, and the way America views golf. There have been many biographies written about Tiger's life and early days with the PGA, but each ends with his triumphant victory in the 1997 Masters Championship. In the last few years Tiger has endured a lifetime of experiences, including his growing pains, his perceived slump in 1998, his incredible winning streak from 1999-2000, culminating in his career grand slam. Critically acclaimed golf writer and commentator Tim Rosaforte has watched Tiger since he burst onto the golfing scene and been an up-close observer of the Tiger's life both on and off the course. Totally revised and updated, Raising the Bar includes Tiger's latest victories—including his historic 2001 Masters victory that completed the Tiger slam—and provides intense insight into his amazing career.

Raising the Bar for Productive Cities in Latin America and the Caribbean

Author: María Marta Ferreyra,Mark Roberts

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 1464812705

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 218

View: 4074

With more than 70 percent of its population living in cities, Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is among the most urbanized regions in the world. Yet, although its cities are, on average, more productive than those elsewhere in the world, their productivity lags that of North American and Western European cities. Closing this gap provides LAC with the opportunity to raise living standards and join the ranks of the world’s richest countries. Raising the Bar: Cities and Productivity in Latin America and the Caribbean is about the productivity of cities in LAC and the factors that help to explain its determination. Based on original empirical research, the report documents the high levels of population density and other features of LAC cities that mark them out from those in the rest of the world. The report also studies the role of three key factors †“ urban form, skills, and access to markets †“ in determining the productivity of LAC cities. It shows that while excessive congestion forces and inadequate metropolitan coordination seem to be stifling the benefits of agglomeration, LAC cities benefit from strong human capital externalities. It also finds that, within individual LAC countries, cities are poorly integrated with one another, which contributes to large differences in performance across cities and undermines their aggregate contribution to productivity at the national level.

Raising the Bar

Author: Ed J. Pinegar

Publisher: Covenant Communications

ISBN: 9781591563389

Category: Religion

Page: 174

View: 6715

Outlines the new, higher standards for missionaries and how to better prepare

Raise the Bar

Author: Jon Taffer,Karen Kelly

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544148304

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 246

View: 4725

The host of Spike TV's Bar Rescue distills the secrets to running a successful hospitality business as based on his Reaction Management strategy for creating desirable reactions in customers.