Hot Seat

The Startup CEO Guidebook

Author: Dan Shapiro

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449360831

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 322

View: 7430

What avoidable problem destroys more young startups than any other? Why is it a mistake to ask for introductions to investors? When do you play the CEO card? Should you sell out? Author and four-time founder/CEO Dan Shapiro tells the stories of dozens of startups whose companies lived and died by the advice in these pages. From inception to destruction and triumph to despair, this rollercoaster read takes aspiring entrepreneurs from the highs of billion-dollar payouts and market-smashing success to the depths of impostor syndrome and bankruptcy. Hot Seat is divided into the five phases of the startup CEO experience: Founding explains how to formulate your idea, allocate equity, and not argue yourself to death Funding provides the keys to venture capital, angels, and crowdfunding, plus clear advice on which approach to choose Leadership lays out a path to build a strategy and culture for your team that will survive good times and bad Management reveals how to manage your board, argue with your team, and play the CEO card Endgame explains how to finish a company's existence with grace, wealth, and minimal litigation

Answering 911

Life in the Hot Seat

Author: Caroline Burau

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society

ISBN: 9780873516549

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

View: 6116

Hot Seat

Theater Criticism for the New York Times, 1980-1993

Author: Frank Rich

Publisher: Random House Incorporated


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1050

View: 6090

The chief drama critic of The New York Times shares a collection of three hundred of his finest essays on the American theater, accompanied by the author's commentary, reflections on the careers of notable figures, and a retrospective study of his reviews. 15,000 first printing.

Earth in the Hot Seat

Bulletins from a Warming World

Author: Marfe Ferguson Delano

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426304347

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 63

View: 3006

Explains global warming, discussing its current signs, its effect on climate and animals, and identifying efforts being made around the world to try to control it and minimize its impact.

Beyond the hot seat

Gestalt approaches to group

Author: Bud Feder,Ruth Ronall

Publisher: N.A


Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 5871

Beyond the Hot Seat Revisited

Gestalt Approaches to Group

Author: Bud Feder,Jon Frew

Publisher: Gestalt Inst Press

ISBN: 9781889968087

Category: Education

Page: 439

View: 9991

In 1980, the original Beyond the Hot Seat was published and immediately recognized as a seminal work, providing gestalt group therapists with the first book exclusively devoted to that modality and offering them an expanded vision by linking gestalt principles with those of group dynamics, hence the title. Now, almost thirty years later, we are pleased to offer an updated and thoroughly revised version. In this new edition, will be found six of the most important chapters from the original, augmented by thirteen new chapters from a much more diverse and senior set of contributors. Whereas all the contributors from the original book were Americans, the new version has chapters from outstanding other practitioners from Sweden, England, Australia and New Zealand. Their writings in this book open up new territory and address fundamental issues in a more sophisticated and interrelated way. In the thirty years since the original was published, gestalt group therapists from around the world have had a good deal more connection and dialogue with one another -- sparked in part by the original version published in 1980. We believe that now, once again, gestalt group therapists will be greatly enriched by reading Beyond the Hot Seat Revisited -- which interestingly, is the first book since 1980 that is devoted exclusively to the modality, at least in English.

The Principal's Hot Seat

Observing Real-Life Dilemmas

Author: Nicholas J. Pace, Ed.D, author of The Principal's Hot Seat: Observing Real-World Dilemmas

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 1610484746

Category: Education

Page: 178

View: 1900

The Principal's Hot Seat features video footage of aspiring who are challenged to think on their feet and respond to agitated teachers, angry students, and irate parents in a way that reflects their knowledge of the law, school leadership standards and their own styles. In addition to DVD, the book features background information and a complete transcript of the conversation, allowing for careful analysis of the principal's performance.

Hot Seat

An Aidy Westlake Mystery

Author: Simon Wood

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781494778866

Category: Fiction

Page: 316

View: 3121

Things are looking good for Aidy Westlake following events from Did Not Finish. He's Pit Lane magazine's Young Driver of the Year, which has earned him a drive in the European Saloon Car Championship. But his good fortune ends at a race car show when he discovers Jason Gates, a mechanic from a rival team, with his throat cut. The murder sets off a disturbing chain reaction - someone is breaking the rules in the ranks of saloon car racing, on and off the track. What They Are Saying About Hot Seat: “Watch Aidy get into one jam after the next.” — Kirkus "You can't stop reading.” — Booklist “Racing scenes enliven the action as Aidy tries to extricate himself from trouble by trapping a killer.” — Publishers Weekly "High octane thrills all the way, with an especially exciting grand finale!” — Book 'Em Mysteries

Landing in the Executive Chair

How to Excel in the Hot Seat

Author: Linda D. Henman

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1601636733

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 7895

In today’s fast-paced, unprecedented, and unpredictable economy, many executives simply don’t know what to do. Conventional methods—which many never entirely be understood in the first place—often don’t work during economic upheaval. Executives, especially CEOs, need something better. They need a guide that identifies the roadblocks and points out the landmines. In her more than 30 years of working with hundreds of executives, Dr. Linda Henman has observed the critical elements of success, both for the new leader and the one who aspires to the next level of success. In Landing in the Executive Chair, you’ll learn how to: Avoid the pitfalls and identify a clear plan for personal and organizational success. Leverage the first months in a new executive position—that time of transition that promises opportunity and challenge, but also often brings a period of great vulnerability. Create a competitive advantage, set the right tone, make effective decisions, keep talent inside your doors, and establish credibility—all while navigating unfamiliar and turbulent waters. As organizations expand and grow, the skills that led to success often won’t sustain further development in a more complex, high-stakes environment. Present and future executives need more. They need Landing in the Executive Chair.

Sitting in the Hot Seat

Leaders and Teams for Critical Incident Management

Author: Rhona H. Flin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 258

View: 3942

Crisis management is an area of activity which has been propelled to the forefront of the management agenda as a consequence of a number of recent incidents. Increasingly, the responsibility for taking command in an emergency is being placed on senior managers in charge, not only of well-known high-risk sites such as oil rigs and chemicals plants, but also of places where the public have a right to expect to be safe. The bombings of the World Trade Center in New York and of Manchester city centre, and the Hillsborough disaster each called on the skills and courage of people in a suddenly high-risk and high-profile situation. These are internationally memorable incidents but every day there are non-routine critical incidents which call on the skills, and test the training, of emergency professionals and "ordinary" managers alike. How are they prepared for the task? How are they trained? How are they monitored? Increasingly, the responsibility of individuals who are required to take command in emergencies is no longer simply the domain of the military, police, and fire service commanders. Sitting in The Hot Seat examines the selection, training and assessment of individuals who are required to take the command role in an emergency. It presents latest developments from the emergency services, miltary and industrial experts. The emphasis of the book is on the individual manager or commander and his/her relationship with the team. Case studies, expert commentary and psychological research complete a comprehensive picture of the issues in public, and private organizations, the military, and the industrial sector. The Police, the Fire service, the Ambulance service, the Coastguard service, the Armed Forces, the Merchant Navy, commercial airlines, mining, chemical and petro-chemical industries, offshore oil companies, the nuclear and power industries, football clubs, major entertainment venues, hotels safety professionals and senior managers in all these organizations will find Sitting in The Hot Seat a rich source of knowledge and techniques.

The Hot Seat

Author: Richard Woolcott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780732278809

Category: Australia

Page: 336

View: 6954

An account of world affairs - from Communist Moscow to the Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam and beyond - as seen by one of Australia's most successful diplomats.

Incident Command: Tales from the Hot Seat

Author: Rhona Flin,Kevin Arbuthnot

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135192818X

Category: Transportation

Page: 306

View: 6507

Incident Command: Tales From the Hot Seat presents a unique examination of the skills of the on-scene or incident commander who is in charge of an emergency or major incident. Experienced commanders from the police and fire services, the armed forces, civil aviation and the prison service give personal accounts of their command experiences, discuss their dilemmas and the pressures they faced, and reveal the demands of leading under extreme conditions. They share intimate details of cases where their command skills were tested, ranging from industrial fires, riots, hostage taking, warfare, peacekeeping, to in-flight emergencies. Each case ends with lessons learnt and tips for the developing commander. Additional chapters present expert accounts of the art of incident command, incident command systems, competencies for command, as well as reviews of the latest psychological research into decision making and team work under pressure. The book is an essential compelling text that captures the essence of incident command by analyzing command experiences across a range of professions.


Author: Jerry Spinelli

Publisher: Laurel Leaf

ISBN: 0440416779

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 186

View: 1941

In this story about the perils of popularity, the courage of nonconformity, and the thrill of first love, an eccentric student named Stargirl changes Mica High School forever.

On A Stormy Course

In the Hot Seat at St. Stephen's

Author: Valson Thampu

Publisher: Hachette India

ISBN: 9351952118

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 7890

What is the institution that the world knows as St. Stephen?s College, Delhi? Is it only an anthology of nostalgic tales, mythological anecdotes, free-wheeling assertions and transitory opinions? Or does it have a distinctive birth that defines its worth and dictates its mission? For four decades, Reverend Valson Thampu served St. Stephen?s College, Delhi, first as a member of the faculty and then as principal, significantly impacting the stature of this prestigious educational institution. The last nine years of his tenure were rife with controversy. From accusations that he was `Christianizing? the college to contentious debates over his educational qualifications to allegations that he was curbing the fundamental rights of the students, Reverend Thampu faced a constant barrage of storms. In On a Stormy Course, Reverend Thampu lays bare, for the first time, the truth behind those years of tumult. Against the backdrop of the vision and ideals of the founding fathers of the institution that in turn shaped his own principles and professional ethics, he reveals how he stayed steadfast and committed to the betterment of his alma mater in the face of hostile peers, media trials and public scorn. As thought-provoking as it is searing, this account offers a ringside view of the inner life of higher academics in India, mired as it is in disruptive institutional politics and unfortunate compromise. The incisive insights it presents reveal how rejuvenating and reforming India?s higher education system could well enable the country?s venerated institutions to serve their purpose of shaping young minds and thus, ultimately, the nation itself.

Stress Test

Reflections on Financial Crises

Author: Timothy F. Geithner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0804138613

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 580

View: 5121

From the former Treasury Secretary, the definitive account of the unprecedented effort to save the U.S. economy from collapse in the wake of the worst global financial crisis since the Great Depression.

Lean Out

The Struggle for Gender Equality in Tech and Start-Up Culture

Author: Elissa Shevinksy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1939293871

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

View: 4049

Why aren’t the great, qualified women already in tech being hired or promoted? Should people who don’t fit in seek to join an institution that is actively hostile to them? Does the tech industry deserve women leaders? The split between the stated ideals of the corporate elite and the reality of working life for women in the tech industry—whether in large public tech companies or VC-backed start-ups, in anonymous gaming forums, or in Silicon Valley or Alley—seems designed to crush women’s spirits. Corporate manifestos by women who already fit in (or who are able to convincingly fake it) aren’t helping. There is a high cost for the generation of young women and transgender people currently navigating the harsh realities of the tech industry, who gave themselves to their careers only to be ignored, harassed and disrespected. Not everyone can be a CEO; not everyone is able to embrace a workplace culture that diminishes the contributions of women and ignores real complaints. The very culture of high tech, where foosball tables and endless supplies of beer are de facto perks, but maternity leave and breast-feeding stations are controversial, is designed to appeal to young men. Lean Out collects 25 stories from the modern tech industry, from people who fought GamerGate and from women and transgender artists who have made their own games, from women who have started their own companies and who have worked for some of the most successful corporations in America, from LGBTQ women, from women of color, from transgender people and people who do not ascribe to a gender. All are fed up with the glacial pace of cultural change in America’s tech industry. Included are essays by anna anthropy, Leigh Alexander, Sunny Allen, Lauren Bacon, Katherine Cross, Dom DeGuzman, FAKEGRIMLOCK, Krys Freeman, Gesche Haas, Ash Huang, Erica Joy, Jenni Lee, Katy Levinson, Melanie Moore, Leanne Pittsford, Brook Shelley, Elissa Shevinsky, Erica Swallow, and Squinky. Edited and selected by entrepreneur and tech veteran Elissa Shevinsky, Lean Out sees a possible way forward that uses tech and creative disengagement to jettison 20th century corporate culture: “I’ve figured out a way to create safe space for myself in tech,” writes Shevinsky. “I’ve left Silicon Valley, and now work remotely from home. I adore everyone on my team, because I hired them myself.”

The Hot Seat

Love, War, and Cable News

Author: Piers Morgan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476750149

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 3731

The host of "Piers Morgan Live" chronicles his career with CNN as impacted by such historical events as the defeat of Osama bin Laden and the tragic school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut.

Reality Calling

The Story of a Principal’s First Semester

Author: Nicholas J. Pace, Ed.D, author of The Principal's Hot Seat: Observing Real-World Dilemmas

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 1475800495

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 6837

This extended, real-world case study provides readers an authentic, unvarnished account of a fully-human principal knee deep in what is appropriately called the toughest job in education.