By studying the work of hundreds of the most original and effective business minds, the authors present a common architecture that illuminates exceptional analysis and creative performance. 2 x 2 Thinking is characterized by a fundamental appreciation for the dynamic and complex nature of business. The best strategists go out of their way to tackle dilemmas rather than merely solve problems. They use opposition, creative tension, iteration and transcendence to get to the heart of issues and involve critical others in finding the best solutions. The authors demonstrate how to apply the 2 x 2 approach to a wide range of important business challenges.
After he takes the fall for the murder of a gay soldier, Shun is dishonorably discharged from the marines. He does his time, and then with no place to live and no job prospects, he is forced to return to the hood, where his cousin Phil takes him in. Phil is a hood rich hothead who pays little attention to those he believes are his followers. Shun is ready for corporate buyers and more lucrative products, but will Phil go along with his plan? When a woman enters the scene, things go from bad to worse. Blood turns cold and jealousy breeds foul play. Who will be left standing: Phil the hood rich hothead or Shun the militant beast? In this dark hood tale, it’s money over everything.
A group of carefully trained terrorists, masquerading as animal rights activists, along with an unknown source of unlimited funding, initiate a conspiracy to implant selected patient groups with a unique carcinogen. Why they are doing this is not clear, but it seems that their goal, ultimately, is financial gain. A disgraced former graduate student may be the only one who can stop their deadly scheme, but he too is drawn into their web of deception. With the help of a beautiful geneticist who is dangerously close to the source of the evil, he uncovers a plan that may change the science of oncology as we know it. But worse still, he discovers his own past may reveal the key players of this sinister game.
In the Blue Ridge Mountains along the Virginia-North Carolina border, an extraordinarily rich musical heritage survives and flourishes. Even before the legendary Bill Monroe coined the term "bluegrass" in the mid-1950s, the traditional music of this area was coming into its own as a distinctive style. Early performers from the 1920s through the 1950s, many of whom migrated northward during the Great Depression, popularized the music they had grown up hearing, thereby preserving and celebrating the cultural legacy of their home region. In A Hot-Bed of Musicians, Paula Anderson-Green tells the stories of several of these legendary performers and instrument makers from the Upper New River Valle...
2007 was a turning point in the consciousness of the planet. It was a turning point where we no longer asked the question "Is global warming real?", but perceived global warming as reality. Ok, so if we now believe, what can we do about it? Some answers are contained in this book. The real answers, however, will unfold over the next couple of years. We need to act, we need to invest, we need to change, we need to invest in protecting the future.
GET acquainted with Shun and Phil! Hood Bound, the Series based in Kern County, Bakersfield. Where it's all about Money, Power, and No Games! A series filled with twists and turns that ignite thoughts to probe the lines of good and evil. It's the righteous vs. the fast and furious. Shun has dreams of money and power judicially, while Phil is set in the ways of his hood. Shun soon finds that the rules of his upbringing, loyalty and respect are those traits that will follow him; but aren't always honored. Phil has issues with abandonment and trust, after Shun leaves for the Marine Corp. in search for a decent life. Its family values, the code against snitching, money, power, and deception. A s...
Making informed decisions is the essential beginning to any successful development project. Before the project even begins, you can use needs assessment approaches to guide your decisions. This book is filled with practical strategies that can help you define the desired results and select the most appropriate activities for achieving them.