Michael O'Leary

A Life in Full Flight

Author: Alan Ruddock

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141902493

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

View: 7007

Michael O'Leary is a business giant. He transformed Ryanair from a loss-making joke of an Irish carrier into one of the most valuable airlines in the world, and in the process he has revolutionized the very nature of commercial aviation. In this, the first biography of O'Leary, Alan Ruddock portrays the man in three dimensions and examines the business miracle - often talked about but poorly understood - that O'Leary has wrought. 'Ruddock's fast-paced retelling of Ryanair's rise and rise confirms O'Leary's insistence that his success has little to do with the management maxims of business gurus and everything to do with graft and ruthless attention to detail' Observer 'Probably the definitive Ryanair story ... a good read' Sunday Independent 'The fullest and most accurate picture of O'Leary to date' Irish Daily Mail 'Unlike previous books which simply chart the growth of the airline, this one is bound to get under O'Leary's skin because it reveals a great deal about his hugely driven character' Irish Independent 'Ruddock is good on the flavour of the man, a bundle of energy whose two favourite words start with an F and an S (they aren't flower and sugar)' Irish Examiner

Michael O'Leary

Turbulent Times for the Man Who Made Ryanair

Author: Matt Cooper

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241315646

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

View: 5068

September 2017. Ryanair cancels over 700,000 bookings and its powerful PR juggernaut comes shuddering to a halt. For once, the airline's aggressive and flamboyant CEO, Michael O'Leary, is contrite and apologetic. A month later Ryanair announces increased passenger traffic for October, year-on-year growth and increased profits. Its share price soars. For the moment, it appears, a fundamental shake-up of Europe's biggest airline is off the table. But questions remain about the causes of the debacle and O'Leary's role in it. Michael O'Leary lifts the veil on the wildly successful and wildly controversial Ryanair CEO. Based on extensive research - including with close associates of O'Leary - the book examines O'Leary's personality, beliefs and obsessions and describes how these have moulded the business he runs. Written by a multi-award-winning journalist and broadcaster, with a thirty-year career covering business and current affairs, it is a fascinating insight into the business behind the man, and the man behind the business.


A Novel in the Irish-Maori Tradition

Author: Michael O'Leary

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781869420376

Category: Auckland (N.Z.)

Page: 151

View: 9929

VIII Fighter Command at War

‘Long Reach’

Author: Michael O'Leary

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1782008926

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 977

This volume focuses on the little known official Army Air Force report commissioned by the Eighth Air Force's VIII Fighter Command (FC) in May 1944. The detailed document chronicled the experiences of 24 pilots who had seen extensive service in the frontline escorting B-17s and B-24s on daylight raids deep into Germany. Briefed to provide a candid report on combat flying that could be used as a teaching 'manual' for potential fighter pilots, the VIII FC veterans openly discuss their secrets to success, and survival in the deadly skies over occupied Europe. Exactly half of those pilots who contributed to The Long Reach subsequently achieved ace status.

Black Magic

America's Spyplanes, SR-71 and U-2

Author: Michael O'Leary,Eric Schulzinger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780879383589

Category: Political Science

Page: 144

View: 773

Revolutions of Geometry

Author: Michael L. O'Leary

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047059179X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 608

View: 7837

Guides readers through the development of geometry and basic proof writing using a historical approach to the topic In an effort to fully appreciate the logic and structure of geometric proofs, Revolutions of Geometry places proofs into the context of geometry's history, helping readers to understand that proof writing is crucial to the job of a mathematician. Written for students and educators of mathematics alike, the book guides readers through the rich history and influential works, from ancient times to the present, behind the development of geometry. As a result, readers are successfully equipped with the necessary logic to develop a full understanding of geometric theorems. Following a presentation of the geometry of ancient Egypt, Babylon, and China, the author addresses mathematical philosophy and logic within the context of works by Thales, Plato, and Aristotle. Next, the mathematics of the classical Greeks is discussed, incorporating the teachings of Pythagoras and his followers along with an overview of lower-level geometry using Euclid's Elements. Subsequent chapters explore the work of Archimedes, Viete's revolutionary contributions to algebra, Descartes' merging of algebra and geometry to solve the Pappus problem, and Desargues' development of projective geometry. The author also supplies an excursion into non-Euclidean geometry, including the three hypotheses of Saccheri and Lambert and the near simultaneous discoveries of Lobachevski and Bolyai. Finally, modern geometry is addressed within the study of manifolds and elliptic geometry inspired by Riemann's work, Poncelet's return to projective geometry, and Klein's use of group theory to characterize different geometries. The book promotes the belief that in order to learn how to write proofs, one needs to read finished proofs, studying both their logic and grammar. Each chapter features a concise introduction to the presented topic, and chapter sections conclude with exercises that are designed to reinforce the material and provide readers with ample practice in writing proofs. In addition, the overall presentation of topics in the book is in chronological order, helping readers appreciate the relevance of geometry within the historical development of mathematics. Well organized and clearly written, Revolutions of Geometry is a valuable book for courses on modern geometry and the history of mathematics at the upper-undergraduate level. It is also a valuable reference for educators in the field of mathematics.

Man muss kein Held sein

Auf welche Werte es im Leben ankommt

Author: Chesley B. Sullenberger,Jeffrey Zaslow

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641051339

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 3273

Am 15. Januar 2009 startet der Inlandsflug 1549 in New York. In einer Höhe von etwa 1000 Metern – die Maschine befindet sich gerade über der Bronx – kollidiert ein Schwarm Wildgänse mit dem Airbus, an Bord sind 150 Passagiere und fünf Besatzungsmitglieder. Kapitän Sullenberger meldet Schubverlust in beiden Triebwerken und entscheidet sich wegen der geringen Flughöhe für eine hochriskante Notwasserung. Nur sechs dramatische Minuten nach dem Start trifft die Maschine im Gleitflug auf dem Hudson auf, rund anderthalb Kilometer vom Times Square entfernt. Rettungskräften gelingt die Evakuierung der Passagiere. Die Bilder von der spektakulären Landung und Rettungsaktion gehen bald um die Welt. Chesley Sullenberger, der sich eher ungern als »Der Held vom Hudson« tituliert sah, blickt nun auf sein Leben zurück und beschreibt, wie er zu dem Ausnahmepiloten wurde, der in schwierigster Notsituation Augenmaß und Entschlusskraft bewahrt und der Verantwortung für die ihm anvertrauten Mitmenschen gerecht wird. Er berichtet von seiner Kindheit in Texas, wie er bereits im Alter von fünf Jahren den Traum hegte, Pilot zu werden, und bereits mit sechzehn seinen ersten Soloflug bestritt; er erzählt von den prägenden Jahren bei der Air Force und seinen Erlebnissen als Flugkapitän, seit er 1980 zur zivilen Luftfahrt wechselte. Sullenberger ist überzeugt, dass seine gesammelten Lebenserfahrungen ihn auf die dramatischen Augenblicke, die sein Leben radikal verändern sollten und die er minutiös und mitreißend schildert, vorbereitet haben, als er sich – entgegen der Anweisung aus dem Flughafentower – für die Landung im Hudson entschied. Hier, so der Kapitän, konnte er auf all das an Einsichten und Tugenden zurückgreifen, was er nicht nur in seinem Beruf, sondern für sein gesamtes Leben als unerlässlich ansieht: Disziplin und Pflichtgefühl, Genauigkeit und Sorgfalt, Verantwortungsgefühl und Vertrauen, aber auch den Mut, notfalls im Alleingang eine Entscheidung zu treffen.

50 Successful Harvard Application Essays

What Worked for Them Can Help You Get into the College of Your Choice

Author: Staff of the Harvard Crimson

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429907088

Category: Study Aids

Page: 224

View: 7151

Where to Begin? With an ever-growing pool of talented and diverse college applicants coming from the top high schools in the country and beyond, students everywhere are feeling the pressure to craft application essays that are clear, passionate, and, above all else, persuasive. No easy task. Examples that Inspire To help, this completely new edition of 50 Successful Harvard Application Essays showcases the exact approaches, both conventional and creative, that won over admissions officers at Harvard University, the nation's top-ranked college. From chronicling personal achievements to detailing unique talents, the variety of topics covered within these essays opens applicants up to new possibilities and showcases the best techniques to help them tell their stories most effectively. Each essay in this collection was used by a Harvard student and is followed by analysis by the staff of The Harvard Crimson, where the essay is taken apart and its strengths and weakness are detailed to show readers how they can write their own winning essay. Strategies that Succeed 50 Successful Harvard Application Essays' tested approaches and straightforward advice make it the best resource for applicants who are looking for the insider's knowledge to get accepted to the school of their dreams.

The Animal Kindom Coloring Book

Author: Michael O'Leary

Publisher: Lulu Publishing Services

ISBN: 9781483428925


Page: 66

View: 9286

A unique coloring book of 30 animals composed of several other animals. The Animal KINdom Coloring Book was created to be an enjoyable way to experience the beauty and diversity of animals. Publishing the book now could not be more timely. Scientists warn us that in the last four decades we have lost half of the wildlife on the planet, and now an even greater extinction has begun. My hope is that the coloring book may touch people and be a reminder that we are connected to, and dependent upon all life. We have an obligation to cherish, preserve and protect the animal Kindom. For the past twenty years Michael O'Leary has worked in community mental health. He is a psychotherapist, and artist and a student of Buddhism and yoga. In addition to drawing he enjoys Chinese watercolor painting and gardening.

Hampshire Folk Tales for Children

Author: Michael O'Leary,Su Eaton

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0750969350

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 1574

If you love magic and adventure, here is the book for you. In this treasure trove of tales, storyteller Michael O'Leary has collected stories from the Hampshire Downs (which are up), the New Forest (which is old), the copses and coppices, fields and farms, villages, towns and cities of Hampshire. In these stories you will meet dragons, giants, knights, princesses and some vile Vikings—and of course the Liphook fairies. From "Once upon a time ..." to "Happy ever after" you will be transported to Hampshire, where even the stones have stories to tell.

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Ghost Tales

Author: Michael O'Leary

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0750963840

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 9509

The stories in this haunting collection are as ancient and recent, powerful and fantastical, real and imaginary, as the ghosts they feature. Here you will find chilling tales of a pond that fills with blood on Lammas Eve; a plague coach careening down a remote country lane; lost tombs in the forest; hovering skulls and something unnamable lurking in a Southampton sewer, all brought to life by noted storyteller Michael O'Leary. Richly illustrated with thirty original drawings, these spooky tales are perfect for reading under the covers on dark, stormy nights.


classic American fighters & bombers

Author: Michael D. O'Leary

Publisher: Crescent

ISBN: 9780517012185

Category: Science

Page: 239

View: 3516

Reveals the power and majesty of U.S. airplanes of the World War II and Korean Conflict periods, and describes some of the difficulties inherent in restoring surviving examples to airworthy condition

Out of it

A Novel Cricket Novel

Author: Michael O'Leary

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780473201135


Page: 65

View: 7566

Paneta Street

Author: Michael O'Leary

Publisher: Headworx

ISBN: 9780473135973

Category: New Zealand poetry

Page: 78

View: 7544

Taking Bob Dylan's 1975 album Desire as its creative starting point, Michael O'Leary's book contains a mix of new and earlier hard-tofind poems. The first section 'Livin' ina Aucklan'' contains most of O'Leary's (now out-of-print) poems from his early Auckland days in the 1980s. The second section then moves on to Dunedin (where O'Leary lived for a decade) before finishing up in Wellington (O'Leary's current location). Throughout the journey O'Leary's book includes some moving tributes to dead friends such as Hone Tuwhare, Victor O'Leary and Nigel Cox. There is also a song lyric tribute to the old Hotel Paekakariki, which is based on The Eagle's classic track 'Hotel California'. Written in a wide range of styles and forms there is something here to delight everyone. The cover photo taken by renowned Wellington photographer, John Girdlestone, is after Bob Dylan's album cover for Desire, and is a continuation of a comic series (done in tandem with Wellington poet and publisher Mark Pirie) of album cover remakes (which was featured this year in a one-page spread in The Dominion Post).

Verbal Snapshots

Author: Michael O'Leary

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781721943555


Page: 222

View: 8427

Verbal snapshots volume 1 begins the saga of a life. Personal reflections, stories and flights of fancy that cover childhood escapades, coming of age, teenage angst, 20 / 30 something madness, fatherhood, divorce, single parenthood, remarriage, teaching special needs, finding contentment in the big picture. It covers nearly seven decades from the 1950's to the present. It is not a linear picture, but rather a random glimpse into our daily memory.

Reno Air Racing

Author: Michael O'Leary

Publisher: Zenith Press

ISBN: 9780760300848

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

View: 6887

Flying at up to 450mph, wingtip-to-wingtip, just feet above the ground, the Mustangs, Bearcats, Corsairs, and other Unlimited Class air racers are the fastest, loudest, and most powerful piston-engined aircraft in the world. Witness these amazing aircraft, their daring pilots and the dedicated crews as they compete head-to-head at Renos annual pilon air races in Nevada.

Lockheed P-38 Lightning

Author: Michael O'Leary

Publisher: Osprey Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781855327498

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 1959

The ' Cadillac' of USAAF fighters in World War 2, the Lightning was a highly innovative design produced by Lockheed of Burbank, California, in response to a challenging requirement for a long range, high speed and high altitude fighter to escort the AAF's rapidly expanding B-17 bomber fleet. To meet the criterion laid down in the requirement the company adopted a revolutionary twin boom layout and supercharged Allison engines. The latter initially proved troublesome, but the gremlins were eventually sorted out and the type went into action both in Europe and the Pacific.

Exploring Corporate Strategy

Text & Cases

Author: Gerry Johnson,Kevan Scholes,Richard Whittington

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273731566

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 881

View: 2453

Over 750,000 students worldwide have used this best-selling book to understand and explore strategic management through their academic and professional careers. Available in two versions (Text and Text & Cases), Exploring Corporate Strategy has established a reputation as a pre-eminent textbook in its field, based upon the expertise of authorship, range of cases, depth of commentary and wealth of supporting resources. The 8th edition builds on these strengths, including coverage of key topic areas in this fast-moving discipline such as internationalisation, innovation and entrepreneurship. It is written for students of Strategic Management at all levels