Gillette's Journey to Global Leadership
Author: Gordon McKibben
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
Category: Business & Economics
The Gillette Company has literally defined the world shaving market since its founding in 1901 by legendary salesman and inventor King Camp Gillette. But more than that, Gillette serves as a model for today's managers of how to maintain a commitment to innovation, how to advertise creatively against competitors, and above all, how to translate a consistent vision of global growth into superior results in the world marketplace. Drawing on extensive interviews with Gillette insiders and executives on three continents, with particular emphasis on the company's recent past, Cutting Edge chronicles the successes, failures, and watershed moments in the evolution of a global powerhouse. From the creation of the first disposable double-edge blade, through the bitter fight for survival against Wall Street's hostile raiders of the 80s, to its success in the new and emerging markets of Eastern Europe and Asia, to the ongoing development of innovative products, Gillette emerges as a company that has leveraged revolutionary product design with shrewd marketing skill into a premier worldwide enterprise.
Author: Ward Larsen
Publisher: Forge Books
A helicopter crash alters a Coast Guard rescue swimmer's life forever in Cutting Edge, a suspense thriller by USA Today bestselling author Ward Larsen Trey DeBolt is a young man at the crest of life. His role as a Coast Guard rescue swimmer in Alaska offers him a rewarding job and limitless adventure. Then a tragic accident alters his life: during a harrowing rescue, his helicopter goes down. Severely injured, DeBolt awakens in a seaside cabin in Maine, thousands of miles from where the accident occurred. His lone nurse lets slip that he has been officially declared dead, lost in the crash. Back in Alaska, however, Coast Guard investigator Shannon Lund uncovers evidence that DeBolt might still be alive. Her search quickly becomes personal, but before she can intervene, chaos erupts outside a cabin in the wilds of Maine. The nurse who has been treating DeBolt is brutally killed by military-trained assassins. DeBolt is only saved when a bizarre vision guides him to safety. Soon other images appear, impossible revelations that are unfailing in their accuracy. As he runs for his life, DeBolt discovers he has been drawn into an ultra-secret government project. The power it bestows is boundless, both a gift and a curse. Yet one thing is certain: Trey DeBolt has abilities no human has ever known. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Author: Sarah Cunningham,Peter Moor
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
With a task-based learning approach, the main objective is for students to use the language that they know in order to achieve a particular communication goal. Generally focussed on speaking, tasks are opportunities for in-class communication which encourages fluency and confidence. New Cutting Edge features: * A comprehensive syllabus with thorough grammar, vocabulary and skills work * Systematic vocabulary building which focuses on high-frequency, useful words and phrases * Clearly-structured tasks to encourage student fluency and confidence Challenge your students with the 'Study, Practice, Remember' sections. Motivate your students with the self-study CD-ROMs which have additional grammar and vocabulary practice, plus 'Real life' video sequences. Engage your students with New Cutting Edge Digital -- software for interactive whiteboards. Mini-dictionary included inside every Student's Book New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate takes students from A2 to B1 level of the CEF.
The Edge Prequel
Author: Cd Reiss
There's a war going on. I need to pay attention to my job, not the surgeon. Not his sky-blue eyes or his confident hands. Not the smile under his mask or the way it fits on his jaw. Besides, only a complete jerk would drop his pants in front of me as a show of dominance. But he's a force of nature, and I don't think I can resist much longer.
Author: Jeffery Deaver
Publisher: Hachette UK
Number one bestselling author and ultimate thriller writer Jeffery Deaver returns with a new Lincoln Rhyme investigation. Rhyme and Amelia Sachs' latest case: catching a terrifying killer targeting couples... The happiest time of their lives - will be their last. William and Anna went to collect her engagement ring. 1.5 carat, almost flawless. But the Promisor had other ideas for their future... Their murder - and that of the diamond cutter they were visiting - is only the first of a series of macabre attacks. Someone is targeting couples just as they start their lives together. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs, newly married themselves, are on the hunt. But the killer is hunting down any witnesses who can help them. He has promised one thing: to destroy. Rhyme and Sachs will have to use all their own skills and determination to break his vow. 'It is really top-drawer writing' SHOTS
The Story of the Beatles’ Hairdresser Who Defined an Era
Author: Leslie Cavendish
Publisher: Alma Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The Beatles' hair changed the world. As their increasingly wild, untamed manes grew, to the horror of parents everywhere, they set off a cultural revolution as the most tangible symbol of the Sixties' psychedelic dream of peace, love and playful rebellion. In the midst of this epochal change was Leslie Cavendish, hairdresser to the Beatles and some of the greatest stars of the music and entertainment industry. But just how did a fifteen-year-old Jewish school dropout from an undistinguished North London suburb, with no particular artistic talent or showbusiness connections, end up literally at the cutting edge of Sixties' fashion in just four years? His story – honest, always entertaining and inspiring – parallels the meteoric rise of the Beatles themselves, and is no less astounding.
Technology, Information Capitalism and Social Revolution
Author: Jim Davis,Thomas A. Hirschl,Michael Stack
Category: Business & Economics
A robot can build a car. But a robot cannot buy a car ... The explosion in the development of computer- and robot-based manufacturing is seeing the rapid expansion of laborless production systems. Such systems create enormous instability, both for the overall world economy where money previously paid in wages is now invested in labor-saving technology and therefore cannot be spent on goods, and for workers whose jobs are being de-skilled or are simply disappearing. Bringing together contributions from workers employed in the new electronics and information industries with theorists in economics, politics and science, Cutting Edge provides an up-to-the-minute analysis of the complex relations between technology and work. Individual essays look at topics including the cyclical nature of a technologically driven economy, the privatization of knowledge which new information industries demand, the convergence of different economic sectors under the impact of digitalization, and the strategies which trade unionists and governments might deploy to protect jobs and living standards. Technology has the potential to end material scarcity and lay the foundations for higher forms of human fulfillment. But under existing power structures, it is more likely to exacerbate the poverty and misery under which most people live. Cutting Edge weighs that balance and, in helping us to understand how technology interacts with the production of goods and services, tips it in the direction of a more equal and creative world.
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Author: Lawrence Block
Publisher: Hachette UK
A powerful Matt Scudder novel about love and loss. Matthew Scudder is hired to find Paula Hoeldtke. Hot on the ice-cold trail of the missing girl, he finds it's a sleaze-and-terror playground in which he is looking for love in all the wrong places, and finding death in all the right ones.
Author: Robert Klanten,Hendrik Hellige,James Gallagher
Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag
Showcases a collection of contemporary collage artwork from around the world, which combines traditional materials with computer technologies, and includes an essay about the art form's history.
Author: Sal Rachele
Publisher: Light Technology Publishing
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Are you tired of the same old stuff (S.O.S.)? Do you long for something fresh and exciting? Then perhaps this book is for you. It takes a no-nonsense look at what is really happening. It addresses the issues you and I are facing right now.
Art-Horror and the Horrific Avant-Garde
Author: Joan Hawkins
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
Category: Experimental films
Author: Richard J. Semiatin
Publisher: CQ Press
Category: Political Science
Helping students make sense of how and why campaigns are changing, this thoroughly updated second edition focuses on evaluating current trends and assesses how campaigns are making cutting-edge changes—on the presidential, congressional and, gubernatorial levels.
Studies in Ancient and Medieval Combat
Author: Barry Molloy
Publisher: History Press Limited
Category: Experimental archaeology
In this edited volume leading experts in the field of ancient combat explore the reality of inter-personal fighting from prehistory to the medieval period. Based on their experience of using reconstructed weapons and on the latest archaeological, artistic and literary evidence, they explore the real-life human experience on the battlefield as opposed to models of strategy and tactics. All aspects of combat are covered - unarmed fighting techniques, swordsmanship, archery, chariotry, pole-arms and armour, as well as aspects of human physiology and psychology in battle.
Philosophy of the Saw Films
Author: C. J. Patton
Publisher: Cutting Edge: Philosophy of the Saw Series
Category: Horror films
If you were a fan of the SAW movies, you will love this book. If you weren't a fan, this will change your mind. The Cutting Edge: Philosophy of the SAW Films analyzes the SAW movies, revealing their deeper meaning, comparing their philosophical concepts to the views of many philosophers throughout history, and demonstrating that they convey a fascinating blend of traditional and innovative philosophical thought. The book also examines the primary characters of the movies and includes a comprehensive index of the infamous Jigsaw traps.
Author: Gwendolyn Battle-Lavert
Publisher: Children's Book Press
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Rashaad gets his hair cut by the best barber in town who also introduces him to the joy of learning new words.
Author: Linda Howington,Yukako Midori
Publisher: Harlequin / SB Creative
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Just after she makes love to Brett, the first man she's ever fallen in love with, Tessa plummets from the heights of joy. “We have a warrant for your arrest,” the detectives tell her. Tessa can’t believe her ears. She may work in the accounting department, but how could they suspect her of embezzlement? At least Brett, the man her boss trusts most, will search for the evidence to prove her innocence, right? Wrong. Tessa is bowled over by the harsh truth. The one prosecuting her for embezzlement is Brett himself, and he only got close to her as part of his investigation!
Publisher: Human Kinetics
The Cutting Edge
Author: Richard Delgado,Jean Stefancic
Publisher: Temple University Press
Category: Social Science
In this wide-ranging second edition, Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic bring together the finest, most illustrative, and highly accessible articles in the fast-growing legal genre of Critical Race Theory. In challenging orthodoxy, questioning the premises of liberalism, and debating sacred wisdoms, Critical Race Theory scholars writing over the past few years have indelibly changed the way America looks at race. This edition contains treatment of all the topics covered in the first edition, along with provocative and probing questions for discussion and detailed suggestions for additional reading, all of which set this fine volume apart from the field. In addition, this edition contains five new substantive units -- crime, critical race practice, intergroup tensions and alliances, gay/lesbian issues, and transcending the black-white binary paradigm of race. In each of these areas, groundbreaking scholarship by the movement's founding figures as well as the brightest new stars provides immediate entre to current trends and developments in critical civil rights thought.