Download The Lius of Shanghai by Sherman Cochran PDF

By Sherman Cochran

From the Sino-Japanese warfare to the Communist Revolution, a cache of letters from one in every of China’s in demand households, the Lius of Shanghai, sheds mild on a tumultuous period. Sherman Cochran and Andrew Hsieh convey how the relatives faced warfare, civil unrest, and social upheaval, and how—in the midst of it all—they equipped an unlimited enterprise empire.

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Download Driven to Succeed: How Frank Hasenfratz Grew Linamar from by Rod McQueen,Susan M. Papp PDF

By Rod McQueen,Susan M. Papp

The tale of what one bold entrepreneur with desires and backbone can in attaining.

Frank Hasenfratz grew up in Hungary studying to avoid bullets and stay away from land mines throughout the moment global warfare. whilst the 1956 revolution erupted, he and his military unit joined the insurgents. After the revolution was once overwhelmed, he fled to Guelph, Ontario, the place he gambled every thing on a one-man operation making oil pumps for Ford. the corporate he based, Linamar, this day has 15,000 staff in 8 nations and is the second-largest maker of car components in Canada. To create this worldwide empire, Hasenfratz stayed sooner than opponents via exertions, visionary management, a cost-conscious routine, and a talented workforce.

In 1990, Hasenfratz specified his daughter, Linda, to be successful him as leader government officer yet first placed her via a chronic apprenticeship that took her from the plant flooring to go workplace. Driven to Succeed is the tale of what one bold entrepreneur with goals and backbone can achieve.

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Download King of Oil: Marc Rich - Vom mächtigsten Rohstoffhändler der by Daniel Ammann PDF

By Daniel Ammann

Als Sohn deutschsprachiger Juden floh Marc wealthy während des Zweiten Weltkriegs in die united states. Als Rohstoffhändler brach er in den Siebzigerjahren das Kartell der großen Ölkonzerne. Als Herr über das "schwarze Gold" wurde er 17 Jahre lang von amerikanischen Agenten gejagt. Nun nimmt der mysteriöse Milliardär erstmals Stellung. Marc wealthy, Gründer von Glencore, handelte mit Khomeinis Iran, Castros Kuba und Südafrikas Apartheid-Regime. Von den united states wurde er wegen "Handels mit dem Feind Iran" und wegen Steuervergehen verfolgt. In der Schweiz, wo er seit seiner Flucht aus den united states lebt, blieb er trotz heftiger medialer Kritik unbehelligt. Für den israelischen Geheimdienst Mossad verrichtete er gar diskrete Dienste. Daniel Ammann hat jahrelang recherchiert und den legendären Rohstoffhändler kritisch befragt. Entstanden ist eine Biografie, die individuelles Schicksal mit der Weltpolitik verknüpft. Eine Geschichte über Macht und ethical, in der vieles nicht so ist, wie es scheint.

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Download I Can Do That! Advice for Spiritual Entrepreneurs by Walter F. Johnson III PDF

By Walter F. Johnson III

How do you cross from the initiatives of Charleston to possessing a firm making over $150 million in profit each year? simply ask Walter Johnson III. He might let you know that the key to his company good fortune is religion in God, prayer and tough work.

Johnson began Eagle workforce foreign, Inc., a clinical companies contracting corporation, in 1996, after 26 years of energetic responsibility provider within the military and 8 years of operating for the yank health facility organization and the Institute for variety in Health-Services administration. rather than resting on his laurels and residing his existence out in protection as so much of his neighbors instructed, he placed his retirement at the line to begin his personal contracting business.

Was he loopy? Many might say certain, yet Johnson was once convinced simply because he knew God used to be guiding him. Johnson's religion has been very important to him via youth. From prayers on the finish of every bankruptcy and his retelling of his dependence upon God, the reader can see it really is nonetheless vital to him today.

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Download Jonathan Edwards's Philosophy of History: The Reenchantment by Avihu Zakai PDF

By Avihu Zakai

Avihu Zakai analyzes Jonathan Edwards's redemptive mode of historic inspiration within the context of the Enlightenment. As theologian and thinker, Edwards has lengthy been a towering determine in American highbrow historical past. however, and regardless of Edwards's excessive engagement with the character of time and the that means of historical past, there was no severe try to discover his philosophy of historical past. supplying the 1st such exploration, Zakai considers Edwards's old suggestion as a response, partly, to the forms of Enlightenment historic narratives and their starting to be overlook for theistic considerations.

Zakai analyzes the ideological origins of Edwards's insistence that the method of historical past relies exclusively on God's redemptive task in time as manifested in a chain of revivals all through heritage, interpreting this doctrine as a solution to the hazard posed to the Christian theological teleology of historical past through the early smooth emergence of a mundane notion of historical past and the fashionable legitimation of historic time. in keeping with the Enlightenment refashioning of secular, ancient time and its turning out to be emphasis on human corporation, Edwards strove to re-establish God's preeminence in the order of time. opposed to the de-Christianization of historical past and removing of divine strength from the ancient method, he sought to re-enthrone God because the writer and lord of history--and therefore to re-enchant the old world.

Placing Edwards's old inspiration in its broadest context, this publication should be welcomed through those that research early smooth heritage, American background, or non secular tradition and event in America.

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Download I bin der Max - Die schönsten Geschichten der Wiesn-Chefin by Gabriele Weishäupl PDF

By Gabriele Weishäupl

Gabriele Weishäupl warfare von 1985 bis 2012 Tourismusdirektorin der Landeshauptstadt München und als Festleiterin verantwortlich für die Durchführung des Oktoberfestes. In diesem Buch erzählt sie lustige und bewegende Anekdoten aus dieser Zeit und berichtet, wie es battle, sich als Frau in einer Männerdomäne durchzusetzen. Der Leser erfährt mehr über den Alltag der Wiesn-Chefin und über die service provider des größten Volksfestes der Welt. Als einzige Frau, die jemals die Leitung des Oktoberfestes innehatte, gelang es ihr, Wege zu öffnen, die vorher niemand im Blick hatte. So werden auch die Neuerungen, die unter ihrer Leitung eingeführt wurden, genauer vorgestellt. Während ihrer Amtszeit wurde zum Beispiel die "Oide Wiesn" ins Leben gerufen und damit culture und Moderne erfolgreich miteinander verbunden. Lernen Sie das Münchner Oktoberfest von einer neuen Seite kennen und erhalten Sie dabei eine ganz andere Perspektive auf das größte Volksfest der Welt!

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Download Canary In The Court by Robert White PDF

By Robert White

Canary within the court docket exposes the illicit collusion among the financial disaster bench and bar to bilk collectors out of hundreds of thousands of greenbacks in lawyer charges. the writer used to be incarcerated for contempt of courtroom for tough the financial ruin Court’s authority to pay property tips $1.25 mil. in legal professional charges to promote a $10 mil. asset which basically fetched $2.5 mil. at a financial ruin sale to the Debtor's greatest investor. As a situation of the sale the court docket enjoin collectors from suing the customer to get better claims owed via the Debtor. The court docket went directly to enjoin the writer from implementing his royalty agreement for the sale of his software program resource code and logos to the pre-petition Debtor. Canary within the courtroom covers Robert White’s existence in company, financial ruin courtroom, criminal, and again at the Cimarron River constructing his homestead.

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Download Tapestry of a Career: From Barnyard Boyhood to Boardroom by Leo V. Kline PDF

By Leo V. Kline

Tapestry of a occupation is an American luck tale. it's the tale of a boy born on a humble farm in the course of the nice melancholy to hard-working mom and dad of 5. This tale follows that boy's trip via manhood the place he began as a professor at Purdue collage and later rose in the course of the ranks of a Fortune 500 company to develop into one among it is leaders. the writer offers own insights, stories and hobbies that experience given him pleasure alongside the way.

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Download Digging Deep: A History of Mining in South Africa by Jade Davenport PDF

By Jade Davenport

ahead of the arrival of the nice mineral revolution within the latter half the nineteenth century, South Africa was once a sleepy colonial backwater whose unpromising panorama was once probably with out any financial strength. but mendacity simply underneath the dusty floor of the land lay the richest treasure trove of gold, diamonds, platinum, coal and a number of different metals and minerals that has ever been came across in a single kingdom. It used to be the invention and exploitation of first diamonds in 1870 after which gold in 1886 that proved the catalyst to the best mineral revolution the realm has ever recognized, which reworked South Africa into the preferrred industrialised strength at the African continent. right here for the 1st time is the entire historical past of South Africa's out of the ordinary mineral revolution spanning a interval of greater than a hundred and fifty years, from its earliest advertisement beginnings to the current day, incorporating seven of the foremost commodities which were exploited. Digging Deep describes the institution and unprecedented progress of mining, tracing the background of the from its humble beginnings the place copper was once first mined on a advertisement foundation in Namaqualand within the Cape Colony within the early 1850s, to the invention and exploitation of the country's different significant mineral commodities. this can be additionally the tale of the way mining gave upward thrust to fashionable South Africa and the way it pressured the rustic to advance and growth the best way it did. It additionally contains the tales of the visionary males - Cecil Rhodes, Alfred Beit, Barney Barnato, Sir Ernest Oppenheimer, Sammy Marks and Hans Merensky - who pioneered and formed the advance of the on which sleek South Africa was once built.

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Download Mr SIA:Fly Past by Ken Hickson PDF

By Ken Hickson

Introducing the existence and occasions of a legend in foreign aviation — Lim Chin Beng — the guy they referred to as Mr SIA.

Absorbing the lifestyles and paintings of Lim Chin Beng is like staring at a fly earlier of airways and airplane previous and new. during this ebook, his earlier involves meet you in lots of varieties — designs, shapes, figures, pictures, episodes, locations, humans and also you realize the connections with enterprise, society and foreign aviation at the present time and into the longer term. here is a guy who was once instrumental in taking the very uncomplicated parts of a enterprise — like a potter taking the clay — and growing what has develop into one of many world's top manufacturers, Singapore airways. yet this airline "specialist", proficient as an economist, had extra jobs to do. His wide diversity of pursuits — arts and activities, estate and tourism — ended in him being referred to as directly to do his "national provider" for Singapore. He was once Ambassador to Japan for 2 phrases and alternate negotiator, chairman of the Singapore Tourism Board, Changi Airport foreign, Singapore Airshow, Singapore Press Holdings, Ascott staff, and ST Aerospace. defined as a quiet achiever and a visionary, this modest gentleman was once no longer afraid to make daring judgements and take hazards, even to the level of establishing the cheap airline, Valuair. right here was once one guy, who in his time, performed many components, at the world's degree and at home.

Contents:

  • Foreword through JY Pillay
  • Foreword by way of bite Choon Seng
  • Lim Chin Beng: His tale at a Glance
  • Delivery Times
  • Raffles Inspired
  • Designer Days
  • Lively Livery
  • Tall on Talent
  • Singapore Girl
  • Meaningful Mentoring
  • Piloting Pressures
  • Plane Makers
  • In-flight Service
  • International Relations
  • Diplomatic to a Tea
  • Dreaded Disasters
  • Media & funds Matters
  • Business Class
  • Value Proposition
  • Airports Ahead
  • Tourism Chief
  • Aerospace Showcase
  • Aviation Alliances
  • Eventful Times
  • Property Guru
  • Flying into the Future

Readership: pros within the aviation undefined, these within the box of industrial and administration, and most people prepared to determine extra in regards to the lifetime of the mythical Lim Chin Beng.
Key Features:

  • The first ebook to add the mythical Lim Chin Beng — a key determine within the foreign airline enterprise, with an attractive description of his existence tale and the way he succeeded in making Singapore airways the logo it truly is today
  • Written through journalist and communications expert Ken Hickson, who has consulted for Singapore airways, and writer of the e-book Flight 901 to Erebus

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