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Ten years after the worldwide bestseller Good to Great, Jim Collins returns with another groundbreaking work, this time to ask: Why do some companies thrive in uncertainty, even chaos, and others do not? Based on nine years of research, buttressed by rigorous analysis and infused with engaging stories, Collins and his colleague, Morten Hansen, enumerate the principles for building a truly great enterprise in unpredictable, tumultuous, and fast-moving times.
Three decades ago, on one hot summer afternoon at a camp in Lagos, Nigeria, a stranger from Wisconsin befriended a young African boy. This nine-year-old, like so many other children in Africa, had never known the comfort and security of owning a pair of shoes. In this inspiring book you will read the dramatic story of how that one gift not only transformed a life, but became the catalyst for an organization that provides “Shoes of Hope” for millions of needy children around the world.
From the New York Times bestselling author and top pollster Dr. Frank Luntz comes an unprecedented examination of communication excellence and how top performers win in all areas of human endeavor by utilizing superb communication skills. From Mike Bloomberg and Arnold Schwarzenegger to business icons Rupert Murdoch, Steve Wynn, and Fred Smith; to the CEOs of MGM Resorts, J. Crew, and Gibson Guitar; to legendary sports superstars like Larry Bird, Jimmy Connors, and Mike Richter; to media legends Roger Ailes, Don Imus, and dozens more, Luntz tells their stories–in their own words–and demonstrates how their style of operation and communication is absolutely essential to their success. Luntz makes it clear that following the rules of effective communication is indispensable in any successful human endeavor.
How many times have you arrived at work, exchanged greetings with your colleagues, attended a meeting or two, and then sat down at your desk overcome by the incredible feeling that you were surrounded by geniuses? If you’re like most people, caught up in the stress of work and everyday life, the answer is a resounding ‘never!’But that’s all about to change. In Surrounded by Geniuses, Alan Gregerman presents a revolutionary guide to personal, professional, and organizational success based on two powerfully simple ideas: First, that there is genius hidden in all of us. And second, that we are surrounded by a world filled with genius that can be used to transform any company or organization in order to deliver compelling customer value.
In life, we are all faced with many challenges, both positive and negative. There is no question whether you will face adversity and get knocked down; the only question is will you get back up once life hits you with its deadly punch. Coach Winston Bennett has been knocked down on numerous occasions, but refused to stay down. Through the power of the Lord Jesus Christ, Coach Bennett has fought his way back from job losses, personal addiction, and more. He believes that with Christ all things are possible. When you live for the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, nothing is too hard for you to overcome. If you are determined to gain your place in the kingdom, you will have to fight. Fight for Your Life is a provocative and detailed description of what it takes to master life’s unforeseen challenges. If you are lacking self-esteem, fight; if you are lacking a positive attitude, fight; if you are lacking a relationship with the savior, fight for it. Anything in life worth having is worth fighting for. Fight for Your Life will inspire you to trust the Lord and keep on fighting.