What It Takes

Author: Charles D. Ellis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118560493

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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Expert insights on what sets the great professional firms apart from all the rest Having devoted a career that spans fifty years to consulting with and studying professional firms in the Americas, Asia, and Europe, author Charles Ellis learned firsthand how difficult it is for an organization to go beyond very good and attain, as well as sustain, excellence. Now, he shares his hard-won insights with you and reveals "what it takes" to be best-in-class in any industry. Enlightening and entertaining, What It Takes explores firms that are leaders in their particular field and the superior people who create and maintain them. Along the way, it identifies the secrets of their long-term success and reveals exactly how they can put your organization in a better position to excel when properly executed. Contains many stories of achieving excellence, and addresses the obstacles that top-ranking organizations face in sustaining it Includes insights on leaders in their particular field—from McKinsey & Company in consulting and Cravath, Swaine & Moore in law to the Mayo Clinic in healthcare Written by one of the most experienced and respected business consultants/advisors of our time What It Takes skillfully shows you how innovation and a commitment to excellence can drive success, while also revealing how easy it is to fall behind. With it, you'll discover what separates the great firms from the good ones and learn how to attain, and maintain, organizational success throughout the years.

What It Takes

Author: Raegan Moya-Jones

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241980070

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 7433


'In the space of three years, I went from a thirty-something full-time corporate cog, wife and mother who didn't know a thing about business, to the owner of a $100 million company. I didn't have an MBA or well-connected friends, I had an idea that I believed in and I worked my arse off. I succeeded, despite all the odds and curveballs thrown my way, and you can too. I'm here to tell you, that you do have what it takes to start a business, change careers and be successful, and I'm going to show you how.' In What It Takes, Raegan Moya-Jones shares inspiration, advice and a healthy dose of real talk about what it's like to be an entrepreneur. As the founder and former CEO of aden + anais, a boutique baby swaddle company, Raegan learnt that success isn't about an Ivy League education and an influential network, success is about trusting your instincts, following your gut and knowing which rules to follow and which to break. Raegan's extraordinary story proves that it's never too late to follow your dreams. Empowering and energising, What It Takes will give you the kick up the arse you need to reach your full potential. So get ready to check your doubts at the door and jump in. 'An inspiring story for anyone who wants to change their career, play by their own rules, and build a successful business in the process' Rebecca Minkoff, Founder & Creative Director

What It Takes

Author: Stephen A. Schwarzman

Publisher: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 1501158147

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 5883


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From Blackstone chairman, CEO, and co-founder Stephen A. Schwarzman, a long-awaited book that uses impactful episodes from Schwarzman's life to show readers how to build, transform, and lead thriving organizations. Whether you are a student, entrepreneur, philanthropist, executive, or simply someone looking for ways to maximize your potential, the same lessons apply. People know who Stephen Schwarzman is—at least they think they do. He’s the man who took $400,000 and co-founded Blackstone, the investment firm that manages over $500 billion (as of January 2019). He’s the CEO whose views are sought by heads of state. He’s the billionaire philanthropist who founded Schwarzman Scholars, this century’s version of the Rhodes Scholarship, in China. But behind these achievements is a man who has spent his life learning and reflecting on what it takes to achieve excellence, make an impact, and live a life of consequence. Folding handkerchiefs in his father’s linen shop, Schwarzman dreamed of a larger life, filled with purpose and adventure. His grades and athleticism got him into Yale. After starting his career in finance with a short stint at a financial firm called DLJ, Schwarzman began working at Lehman Brothers where he ascended to run the mergers and acquisitions practice. He eventually partnered with his mentor and friend Pete Peterson to found Blackstone, vowing to create a new and different kind of financial institution. Building Blackstone into the leading global financial institution it is today didn’t come easy. Schwarzman focused intensely on culture, hiring great talent, and establishing processes that allow the firm to systematically analyze and evaluate risk. Schwarzman’s simple mantra “don’t lose money” has helped Blackstone become a leading private equity and real estate investor, and manager of alternative assets for institutional investors globally. Both he and the firm are known for the rigor of their investment process, their innovative approach to deal making, the diversification of their business lines, and a conviction to be the best at everything they do. Schwarzman is also an active philanthropist, having given away more than a billion dollars. In philanthropy, as in business, he is drawn to situations where his capital and energy can be applied to drive transformative solutions and change paradigms, notably in education. He uses the skills learned over a lifetime in finance to design, establish, and support impactful and innovative organizations and initiatives. His gifts have ranged from creating a new College of Computing at MIT for the study of artificial intelligence, to establishing a first-of-its-kind student and performing arts center at Yale, to enabling the renovation of the iconic New York Public Library, to founding the Schwarzman Scholars fellowship program at Tsinghua University in Beijing—the single largest philanthropic effort in China’s history from international donors. Schwarzman’s story is an empowering, entertaining, and informative guide for anyone striving for greater personal impact. From deal making to investing, leadership to entrepreneurship, philanthropy to diplomacy, Schwarzman has lessons for how to think about ambition and scale, risk and opportunities, and how to achieve success through the relentless pursuit of excellence. Schwarzman not only offers readers a thoughtful reflection on all his own experiences, but in doing so provides a practical blueprint for success.

What it Takes

Author: Michael Spirtas,Thomas-Durell Young,S. Rebecca Zimmerman

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 0833046144

Category: Political Science

Page: 110

View: 3918


When appropriate, the U.S. Air Force needs to be prepared to supply joint task force (JTF) headquarters. The authors discuss the theory and practice of JTFs, survey command-related developments in the Department of Defense, examine four JTF operations, and consider requirements for JTF headquarters. They use this analysis to develop recommendations to improve U.S. Air Force-led JTF headquarters.

What It Takes

Author: Brian Mawdsley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1481789252

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 88

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Learn how to grow and develop as an entrepreneur. What It Takes provides life tips, tricks, and techniques that can be applied in everyday life. Each chapter offers the following: • A topic summary of ambition, confidence (10 core philosophies) •Personal experience of how the realization of the philosophy came to be • Real-world steps how to learn and apply the skills needed to master each philosophy Unlike many other self-help books, What It Takes is written by an entrepreneur who is on the journey rather than by an already hugely successful or already wealthy person looking back. What It Takes will give you an edge over other entrepreneurs and will effectively be a "success handbook" to keep with you and guide you to success.

What It Takes

Author: Richard Ben Cramer

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453219641

Category: Political Science

Page: 1060

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Before Game Change there was What It Takes, a ride along the 1988 campaign trail and “possibly the best [book] ever written about an American election” (NPR). Written by Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and New York Times–bestselling author Richard Ben Cramer, What It Takes is “a perfect-pitch rendering of the emotions, the intensity, the anguish, and the emptiness of what may have been the last normal two-party campaign in American history” (Time). An up-close, in-depth look at six candidates—George H. W. “Poppy” Bush, Bob Dole, Joe Biden, Michael Dukakis, Richard Gephardt, and Gary Hart—this account of the 1988 US presidential campaign explores a unique moment in history, with details on everything from Bush at the Astrodome to Hart’s Donna Rice scandal. Cramer also addresses the question we find ourselves pondering every four years: How do presumably ordinary people acquire that mixture of ambition, stamina, and pure shamelessness that allows them to throw their hat in the ring as a candidate for leadership of the free world? Exhaustively researched from thousands of hours of interviews, What It Takes creates powerful portraits of these Republican and Democratic contenders, and the consultants, donors, journalists, handlers, and hangers-on who surround them, as they meet, greet, and strategize their way through primary season chasing the nomination, resulting in “a hipped-up amalgam of Teddy White, Tom Wolfe, and Norman Mailer” (Los Angeles Times Book Review). With timeless insight that helps us understand the current state of the nation, this “ultimate insider’s book on presidential politics” explores what helps these people survive, what makes them prosper, what drives them, and ultimately, what drives our government—human beings, in all their flawed glory (San Francisco Chronicle).

Everyone Has What It Takes

Author: William Kenower

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 059333079X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 9405


An insightful guide for any writer who's ever wondered if they're talented, creative, lovable, or worthy enough. Spoiler alert: You are. As hard as the craft of writing is, the greatest challenges writers face are often within ourselves. Comparison, self-doubt, isolation, and other internal struggles can derail a writer's progress, at any stage in the writing life. Author, essayist, and speaker William Kenower knows these struggles first-hand, and hears them from writers everywhere he teaches and appears. In this candid and encouraging book, he dismantles the myth that some writers have talent and others don't, and shares relatable stories, wisdom, and best practices for reengaging with our passion, following our curiosity, and staying connected to what matters most. If you've ever wondered whether you're "really" a writer, or should retreat to a safer, more conventional path, this enlightening and accepting book will spark renewed purpose and joy on your writing journey.

You Have What it Takes

Author: Dr. Jevonnah Ellison

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1490859349

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 160

View: 511


Stuck is no longer an option. The unstuck are unstoppable. Tired of watching other people's dreams come true? Isn't it time you got off the sidelines and started playing the game? You'll never score points in a game you don't play. Life is waiting for you. Learn how to finally get started! Make your dreams become reality by first believing that you have what it takes to succeed! In You Have What it Takes, you'll learn: How to punch fear in the face How to gain unprecedented confidence The secret to achieving your goals faster than you thought possible How to finally get started making your dreams a reality and where to start

You Have What It Takes

Author: Grace J. Mbong

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1664184775

Category: Poetry

Page: 30

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YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES , is designed to make the reader know that there is nothing impossible in the sight of God. Every man on earth is born with a purpose and nothing is more Awesome , Special and Unique as you. You have the potential to make it if you really want to in life.

If That's What It Takes

Author: Frankie Shayne

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 142511461X

Category:

Page: 581

View: 9906


Someone administered an overdose of pure heroin to a Congressman's teenage son and daughter, Helen and James. Their tragic deaths activated a huge interstate manhunt to find their killer, stimulated forcibly by the White House and intimidated by the Media. The Chief of Police and the New York Mayor decided that two Homicide detectives be assigned to work alongside two of the top Special Agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration. Special Agents Ashley Reed and Max Cutter started their hazardous journey and vigilant surveillance to uncover an opulent International Narcotic Organization of drug Traffickers, dealers and street pushers. All masterminded by the Sicilian Mafia. Their base of operations stems from an "Out-post" so named by the D.E.A. To a few of the police Precincts in and around the Big Apple who were unable to combat the increasing drug related crimes. A transmission of accumulated and potent psychedelic synthetic drugs and others commonly used are included for educational purposes, as are the psychedelic experiences of some of the victims that suffer macabre hallucinations. Included in this thrilling action packed and humorous novel, are some Explicit Sexy Sections, (substantially in Chapter 18). In addition, a very passionate entwined romantic love between Ashley and Laura, whose separation strikes heavily in both their hearts. ADULTS ONLY.