Out of the cracker barrel

the Nabisco story, from animal crackers to zuzus

Author: William Cahn

Publisher: Simon & Schuster


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 367

View: 9413

The Cracker Barrel

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486441016

Category: History

Page: 110

View: 7174

With words both wise and droll — along with his inimitable line drawings — Sloane re-creates the flavor of the country store in all its delightful moods: as a meetinghouse, a public forum, and an entertainment center. Sage opinions on everything from the American necktie, almanacs, and capitalism to "the good old days." 55 illustrations.

Feeding the Flock

Restaurants and Churches You'd Stand in Line for

Author: Russell Chandler

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1566995213

Category: Religion

Page: 124

View: 3034

Comparing running a church as to running a restaurant.

Norman B. Ream

Forgotten Master of Markets

Author: Paul Ryscavage

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1611475856

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 283

View: 9168

Vilifying the rich has become a popular sport these days, much as in the early part of the last century. Indiscriminate and divisive, it can take down the mightiest of men, men like Norman B. Ream (1844-1915) who contributed greatly to the industrial structure and economic growth of his country. But he was forgotten by his fellow countrymen because of what they perceived to be a personal flaw: He was rich!

Creating Wealth with a Small Business

Strategies and Models for Entrepreneurs in the 2010s

Author: Ralph Blanchard

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781462029228

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 540

View: 5096

“A ‘must-read’ book ... filled with practical information and numerous case studies on what aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners need to know to run a profitable business...the author reminds the reader not to confuse the excitement and enthusiasm of starting a business and being a business owner with the skills required to be successful and avoid becoming one of the 80% of businesses that will eventually fail. A major contribution of this book is its continuous emphasis on the importance of having a business model as a critical requirement to start and manage a profitable business.” —Edgar Ortiz, CEO of Strategic Analytic Solutions and business columnist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Ralph Blanchard, a successful entrepreneur with a background in economics, provides a detailed analysis of what it is really like to buy, start, operate, and eventually sell a small business. Topics covered include: • why most businesses fail • ten management skills found in successful small business owners • strategies to transition from self-employment to entrepreneurship • advantages that small business owners have over larger competitors • tips to develop profitable pricing strategies • innovative ideas to help develop a sound business model

Copykat.com's Dining Out At Home Cookbook 2

More Recipes for the Most Delicious Dishes from America's Most Popular Restaurants

Author: Stephanie Manley

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 1612431941

Category: Cooking

Page: 312

View: 879

Money Ain't Free

The True Cause of the Crisis in Corporate Responsibility

Author: Will Marshall

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595297781

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 156

View: 4564

As their financial security, dreams and peace of mind became victims of the crisis in corporate responsibility, friends of investment banker, Wendy Stevens, sought her help in understanding what was happening and who to trust. Try as she might, she was at a loss to find a believable cause or solution to the crisis. In frustration she telephoned her friend, retired financial officer, Sam McAllen. Over dinner in Chicago's suburbs, Sam shared insights into the real cause of the continuing corporate crisis. He helped Wendy identify the vested interests that were abusing Shareowners' money, and he helped her to recognize why the populist ideas of "greedy people doing bad things" weren't the real cause of the crisis. Sam then suggested the grand deception at the heart of the corporate crisis Wendy was astonished It was so obvious. Over breakfast the next morning, they explored a national solution to the corporate crisis as well as a "quick fix" that Wendy's friends could personally use until the national solution was implemented. When they parted, Wendy knew she had answers that would help her friends regain their confidence in stocks and perhaps some of their lost financial security.

Bless Your Heart, Tramp

And Other Southern Endearments

Author: Celia Rivenbark

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1466801107

Category: Humor

Page: 240

View: 4035

From the wickedly hilarious pen of Southern humorist Celia Rivenbark comes a collection of essays that brings to mind Dave Barry (in high heels) or Jeff Foxworthy (in a prom dress). Step into the wacky world of "womanless wedding" fund-raisers, in which Bubbas wear boas. Meet two sisters who fight rural boredom by washing Budweiser cans and cutting them into pieces to make clothing. Learn why the word snow sends any right-thinking Southerner careening to the Food Lion for extra loaves of bread and little else. Humor columnist and slightly crazed belle-by-birth Celia Rivenbark tackles these and other lard-laden subjects in Bless Your Heart, Tramp, a hilarious look at Southern---and just plain human---foibles, up-close and personal. So pour yourself a glass of sweet tea and curl up on the pie-azza with Bless Your Heart, Tramp.

Heat Of The Fire

Where Heroism, Love, Deceit and Affluence are all consuming

Author: Alan Lazzari

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1450098150

Category: Fiction

Page: 262

View: 9536

With nothing more than the shirt on his back, Dominic Renaldi starts building a life for he and his family, a good life, a respectable life in affluent Coventry, Massachusetts. Some will say, “life is all luck,” while others say, “you make your own luck.” For Lt. Dominic Renaldi, who was working hard creating his luck, others were working harder to ensure he never got any. Billy Slayton, Dominic’s biggest firehouse adversary, would often say, ”I’ll take luck over talent any day.” Horace Humphreys, a powerful and egotistical Boston attorney, and Chairman, Board of Selectmen, would say, “teach him the Coventry way.”

God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy

Author: Mike Huckabee

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466866713

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 3857

The New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly bestseller from a presidential candidate for the 2016 election! In God, Guns, Grits and Gravy, Mike Huckabee asks, "Have I been taken to a different planet than the one on which I grew up?" The New York Times bestselling author explores today's fractious American culture, where divisions of class, race, politics, religion, gender, age, and other fault lines make polite conversation dicey, if not downright dangerous. As Huckabee notes, the differences of opinion between the "Bubble-villes" of the big power centers and the "Bubba-villes" where most people live are profound, provocative, and sometimes pretty funny. Where else but in Washington, D.C. could two presidential golf outings cost the American taxpayers $2.9 million in travel expenses? Government bailouts, politician pig-outs, and popular culture provocations from Jay-Z and Beyoncé to Honey Boo-Boo to the Duck Dynasty's Robertson family. Gun rights, gay marriage, the decline of patriotism, and the mainstream media's contempt for those who cherish a faith-based life. The trouble with Democrats, the even bigger trouble with Republicans, our national security complex, and how our Constitution is eroding under our noses. Reflections on our way of life as it once was, as it is, and as it might become...these subjects and many more are covered with Mike Huckabee's signature wit, insight, and honesty.

Weird Short Shorts and Mediocre Poems by a Non-Poet

Author: Ann Burrus

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595411118

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 156

View: 8088

At the age of 76 the author felt a sudden urge to acquaint her grandchildren with some of her stranger writings since some of them are funny and some are weird. Either way it does not take long to read any of them, which should be a relief.

Corporate Governance after the Financial Crisis

Author: Stephen M. Bainbridge

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199912793

Category: Law

Page: 320

View: 1376

The first decade of the new millennium was bookended by two major economic crises. The bursting of the dotcom bubble and the extended bear market of 2000 to 2002 prompted Congress to pass the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which was directed at core aspects of corporate governance. At the end of the decade came the bursting of the housing bubble, followed by a severe credit crunch, and the worst economic downturn in decades. In response, Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Act, which changed vast swathes of financial regulation. Among these changes were a number of significant corporate governance reforms. Corporate Governance after the Financial Crisis asks two questions about these changes. First, are they a good idea that will improve corporate governance? Second, what do they tell us about the relative merits of the federal government and the states as sources of corporate governance regulation? Traditionally, corporate law was the province of the states. Today, however, the federal government is increasingly engaged in corporate governance regulation. The changes examined in this work provide a series of case studies in which to explore the question of whether federalization will lead to better outcomes. The author analyzes these changes in the context of corporate governance, executive compensation, corporate fraud and disclosure, shareholder activism, corporate democracy, and declining US capital market competitiveness.

Power and Method

Political Activism and Educational Research

Author: Andrew Gitlin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113664573X

Category: Education

Page: 264

View: 6464

Power and Method demonstrates that political activism can and should be infused into the research process. Contesting the traditional assumptions that have dominated thinking about the nature and meaning of research--validity, objectivity and the researcher/"subject" relationship--the volume showcases alternative methods, enabling scholars to make a difference in the lives of classed, gendered and raced "subjects" and grapple honestly and openly with the way power is woven into the research process. Committed to the notion that the challenge to redefine the research process faces not only educational researchers, Power and Method includes contributions from scholars in the allied social sciences and the humanities. Responses from researchers working women's studies, anthropology, sociology and literature conclude each section and highlight common and alternative perspectives on the central themes that run throughout the volume.

The New Era of Management

Author: Richard L. Daft

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9780324537772

Category: Industrial management

Page: 815

View: 8886

Discover true innovation in management today - within the pages and throughout the technology-driven package accompanying the latest edition of this market-leading text. Respected author Richard Daft helps you build better managers for today and tomorrow with the latest managerial theories based on established research, engaging contemporary applications, and a wealth of cutting-edge exercises and examples. Students develop a strong managerial foundation, organized around the four functions of management and supported by a seamless blend of theory and applications within the pages of each chapter. Unique photo essays, challenging cases, and topics not typically found in other management texts help students build the innovative skills to manage successfully throughout turbulent times in business today.Fresh management ideas and the best practices blend with traditional theory as this book - recognized for its quality and trusted for its strong content - once again puts management into practice with proven exercises and learning features that support the book's research orientation and tightly connect concepts. A complete supplement package helps ensure your students reach their full management potential with an all-new video package featuring Hollywood film scenes that demonstrate management principles in action. The innovative new ThomsonNOW⢠online course management and learning system saves time in assigning homework and grading, while offering personalized learning paths to ensure your students develop the management skills they need for success today and tomorrow.