Raising the Bar

Author: Gary Erickson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0787986712

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 370

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In April of 2000, Gary Erickson turned down a $120 million offer to buy his thriving company. Today, instead of taking it easy for the rest of his life and enjoying a luxurious retirement, he's working harder than ever. Why would any sane person pass up the financial opportunity of a lifetime? Raising the Bar tells the amazing story of Clif Bar's Gary Erickson and shows that some things are more important than money. Gary Erickson and coauthor Lois Lorentzen tell the unusual and inspiring story about following your passion, the freedom to create, sustaining a business over the long haul, and living responsibly in your community and on the earth. Raising the Bar chronicles Clif Bar's ascent from a homemade energy bar to a $100 million phenomenon with an estimated 35 million consumers, and a company hailed by Inc. magazine as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. four years in a row. The book is filled with compelling personal stories from Erickson's life-trekking in the Himalayan mountains, riding his bicycle over roadless European mountain passes, climbing in the Sierra Nevada range--as inspiration for his philosophy of business. Throughout the book, Erickson--a competitive cyclist, jazz musician, world traveler, mountain climber, wilderness guide, and entrepreneur--convinces us that sustaining one's employees, community, and environment is good business. If you are a manager, executive, business owner, or board member, Raising the Bar is your personal guide to corporate integrity. If you are a sports enthusiast, environmentalist, adventure lover, intrigued by a unique corporate culture, or just interested in a good story, Raising the Bar is for you.

Raising the Bar

Author: Kathryn Graham,Ross Homel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134003439

Category: Social Science

Page: 317

View: 1558


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

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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

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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.

Revitalizing Read Alouds

Author: Lisa Hammett Price,Barbara A. Bradley

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807774758

Category: Education

Page: 169

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How can educators and other professionals caring for children extend the learning potential of read alouds? This book is designed to help teachers, special education specialists, and speech-language pathologists achieve two objectives: 1) how to interact with children around books in ways that are instructive in nature but also responsive to children’s verbal contributions; and 2) how to use literature, informational texts, and poetry to achieve the goals of the Common Core State Standards. The authors provide specific recommendations for structuring read aloud routines in the early childhood classroom, making the read aloud interactive, using instructional strategies that enhance children’s vocabulary and content knowledge, and supporting and extending children’s verbal contributions through scaffolding during the activity. This practitioner?friendly text also includes methods for supporting children with special needs, as well as English language learners. Book Features: Recommendations for how to choose quality books in each of the three genres—informational, literature, and poetry. The most useful interactive?instructional strategies. The types of visual supports and props that can augment the read aloud. Methods for extended learning opportunities. Examples and excerpts from actual read alouds to illustrate the methods. Read aloud activities that align with the Common Core State Standards. The benefits and challenges of using digital texts “This book is a great read, filled with raise-the-bar opportunities for teaching and learning with literature, information text, poetry, and ebooks. If you choose to teach like this, children won’t say they didn’t learn anything in school today.” —Sharon Walpole, Ph.D., professor, University of Delaware “Offers exceptionally comprehensive and clear guidance about developing young children's oral language and thinking through conversations during read alouds.” —Judith A. Schickedanz, Boston University “The teaching examples, particularly for supporting children’s thinking, will be useful for new and seasoned teachers alike!” —Tanya Christ, Oakland University

Powerlifting Essentials

Author: Lawrence Farncombe

Publisher: Grosvenor House Publishing

ISBN: 1803810998

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 274

View: 8225


This book is a shortcut to all the essential powerlifting knowledge you need to be successful in your first few years as a lifter, powerlifting coach or both. You will learn: Efficient technique 48 assistance exercises to addressed weaknesses How to train as a powerlifter The fundamentals for programming The way to get the most out of competition day Much more Read this book and discover what is required to fulfil your true potential on the platform when it counts.

Hold Me Forever

Author: D. Jackson Leigh

Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Inc

ISBN: 1602829764

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

View: 7539


The note attached to her grandmother's will has left debutante Mae St. John with this: the family fortune is gone; the father she never knew lives in Louisiana; and her only income is a modest trust fund left for the care of Big Mae's poodle, Rhett. Hog-tied by her father's financial predicament and mental decline, Whit Casey is not happy at being strong-armed to hire Mae, who knows nothing about quarter horse racing, to write for her racing magazine and dot-com. Still, attraction grows between the two women until Mae's investigation into a horse cloning controversy implicates Whit and the colt she is depending on to stop the foreclosure of her father's farm. It's a race against time to clear the colt before the big race and claim what both women desire most in their lives—someone to hold them forever.

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Publisher: PediaPress

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Page: 129

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