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The Book Elephant Company
The Author Vicki Croke
The Publisher Random House
Release Date2014-07-15
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 368
ISBN 9780679603993
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK The remarkable story of James Howard “Billy” Williams, whose uncanny rapport with the world’s largest land animals transformed him from a carefree young man into the charismatic war hero known as Elephant Bill Billy Williams came to colonial Burma in 1920, fresh from service in World War I, to a job as a “forest man” for a British teak company. Mesmerized by the intelligence, character, and even humor of the great animals who hauled logs through the remote jungles, he became a gifted “elephant wallah.” Increasingly skilled at treating their illnesses and injuries, he also championed more humane treatment for them, even establishing an elephant “school” and “hospital.” In return, he said, the elephants made him a better man. The friendship of one magnificent tusker in particular, Bandoola, would be revelatory. In Elephant Company, Vicki Constantine Croke chronicles Williams’s growing love for elephants as the animals provide him lessons in courage, trust, and gratitude. But Elephant Company is also a tale of war and daring. When Imperial Japanese forces invaded Burma in 1942, Williams joined the elite Force 136, the British dirty tricks department, operating behind enemy lines. His war elephants would carry supplies, build bridges, and transport the sick and elderly over treacherous mountain terrain. Now well versed in the ways of the jungle, an older, wiser Williams even added to his stable by smuggling more elephants out of Japanese-held territory. As the occupying authorities put a price on his head, Williams and his elephants faced his most perilous test. In a Hollywood-worthy climax, Elephant Company, cornered by the enemy, attempted a desperate escape: a risky trek over the mountainous border to India, with a bedraggled group of refugees in tow. Elephant Bill’s exploits would earn him top military honors and the praise of famed Field Marshal Sir William Slim. Part biography, part war epic, and part wildlife adventure, Elephant Company is an inspirational narrative that illuminates a little-known chapter in the annals of wartime heroism. Praise for Elephant Company “This book is about far more than just the war, or even elephants. This is the story of friendship, loyalty and breathtaking bravery that transcends species. . . . Elephant Company is nothing less than a sweeping tale, masterfully written.”—Sara Gruen, The New York Times Book Review “Splendid . . . Blending biography, history, and wildlife biology, [Vicki Constantine] Croke’s story is an often moving account of [Billy] Williams, who earned the sobriquet ‘Elephant Bill,’ and his unusual bond with the largest land mammals on earth.”—The Boston Globe “Some of the biggest heroes of World War II were even bigger than you thought. . . . You may never call the lion the king of the jungle again.”—New York Post “Elephant Company is as powerful and big-hearted as the animals of its title. Billy Williams is an extraordinary character, a real-life reverse Tarzan raised in civilization who finds wisdom and his true self living among jungle beasts. Vicki Constantine Croke delivers an exciting tale of this elephant whisperer–cum–war hero, while beautifully reminding us of the enduring bonds between animals and humans.”—Mitchell Zuckoff, author of Lost in Shangri-La and Frozen in Time From the Trade Paperback edition.


The Book Water voor de olifanten
The Author Sara Gruen
The Publisher
Release Date2009
Genre
Pages 382
ISBN 9041707999
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Een oude man blikt terug op een korte, maar cruciale periode in zijn leven toen hij toetrad tot een reizend gezelschap tijdens de crisisjaren in de Verenigde Staten.


The Book Ik ben Eleanor Oliphant
The Author Gail Honeyman
The Publisher Bezige Bij b.v., Uitgeverij De
Release Date2017-06-08
Genre Fiction
Pages
ISBN 9789023468257
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Eleanor Oliphant heeft haar leven vrij goed onder controle. Ze draagt elke dag dezelfde kleren, eet elke dag dezelfde maaltijd, en koopt elk weekend twee flessen wodka. Met Eleanor Oliphant gaat eigenlijk alles goed. Haar zorgvuldig gestructureerde leven loopt op rolletjes en ze mist niks. Of althans, soms (best wel vaak eigenlijk) is ze eenzaam en zou ze gelukkig willen zijn. Als Eleanor op een dag samen met een collega een oudere man helpt die gevallen is, verandert haar hele leven onverwachts. De muren die haar al zo lang beschermen verdwijnen als sneeuw voor de zon, en ze zal voor het eerst de confrontatie met haar angsten en twijfels aan moeten gaan. Want Eleanor Oliphant weet misschien wel hoe ze moet functioneren, maar ze heeft geen idee hoe ze moet leven.


The Book Elephantoms Tracking the Elephant
The Author Lyall Watson
The Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date2003-07-17
Genre Nature
Pages 272
ISBN 9780393244915
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A scientific safari and personal memoir celebrating the enigmatic dignity of the world's largest land animal. As a child in South Africa, spending summers exploring the wild with his boyhood friends, Lyall Watson came face to face with his first elephant. This "entertaining and enchanting" work (Washington Post Book World) chronicles how Watson's fascination grew into a lifelong quest to understand the nature and behavior of this impressive creature. From that moment on, Watson's fascination grew into a lifelong obsession with understanding the nature and behavior of this impressive creature. Around the world, the elephant—at once a symbol of spiritual power and physical endurance—has been worshipped as a god and hunted for sport. "Watson's insights and speculations are dazzling, but what lends them power is his extraordinary knowledge of evolutionary biology and animal behavior, ethnography and South African history" (Wade Davis, National Geographic Society). "Like a shaman, Watson conjures up the spirit of the massive beast" (Publishers Weekly), documents the animal's wide-ranging capabilities to remember and to mourn, and reminds us of its rich mythic origins, its evolution, and its devastation in recent history. Part meditation on an elusive animal, part evocation of the power of place, Elephantoms presents an alluring mix of the mysteries of nature and the wonders of childhood.


The Book Corporate Sustainability Responsibility
The Author Wayne Visser
The Publisher BookBaby
Release Date2012-05-14
Genre Business & Economics
Pages 340
ISBN 9781908875051
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Corporate Sustainability & Responsibility (CSR) - incorporating corporate responsibility, sustainable development, business ethics, corporate citizenship, business & society and corporate governance - has become a widely taught subject in business schools and practiced in companies around the world. For the first time, there is a comprehensive e-textbook that introduces students and practitioners to CSR theory and practice, looking at the past, present and future. The text begins with definitions and drivers of CSR, including the all-important "business case", then traces the evolution of CSR over more than 100 years up to the present day. Next, CSR trends from around the world are examined, including regional and cross-country comparisons. There is a chapter on the 7 steps to implementing CSR, followed by an exploration of CSR leadership and how CSR can be used as a catalyst for change. Finally, 23 case studies are introduced, before concluding on the future of CSR, including CSR 2.0, scenarios and forecasts for the next 10 years. Throughout the text, there are over 60 sets of discussion questions (nearly 200 questions), which allow teachers, students and practitioners to reflect on the presented content and to discuss, debate and dig deeper into the issues. The text itself is written in a highly readable style, without sacrificing academic rigour (there are over 200 references cited). The result is an inexpensive, accessible and searchable introduction to a management discipline that has become critical to the future of business, written by one of the world's leading authorities on the subject.


The Book De H is van Havik
The Author Helen Macdonald
The Publisher De Bezige Bij
Release Date2015-09-11
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages
ISBN 9789023492511
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Helen Macdonald, een ervaren valkenier, had nooit de behoefte een van de allerfelste roofvogels af te richten: de havik. Maar dan sterft plotseling haar vader, de bekende fotograaf en valkenier Alisdair Macdonald, in Londen, midden op straat. Overweldigd door rouw en verdriet besluit Helen een havik te nemen om haar verlies te verwerken. Door het vurige dier te temmen verkent ze haar grenzen en verandert haar leven voorgoed. In De H is van havik beschrijft Helen Macdonald hoe ze haar havik, Mabel, stapje voor stapje tam maakt. Het is een roerend en humoristisch relaas over rouwverwerking en de aantrekkingskracht van een buitengewoon beest. Macdonald betreedt onontgonnen gebied met dit hartveroverende boek dat tegelijkertijd een memoir, een boek over de natuur en een spirituele queeste is, en waarin ze onderzoekt of de dood zich laat verzoenen met het leven en de liefde.


The Book The Natural History of Man
The Author John George Wood
The Publisher
Release Date1874
Genre Anthropology
Pages
ISBN NYPL:33433082316757
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Switch druk 1
The Author Chip Heath
The Publisher
Release Date2015-03-24
Genre
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ISBN 940050568X
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Kritische analyse van het patroon van veranderingen binnen bedrijven en organisaties.


The Book Contemporary Street Arts in Europe
The Author S. Haedicke
The Publisher Springer
Release Date2012-11-28
Genre Performing Arts
Pages 228
ISBN 9781137291837
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Street theatre invades a public space, shakes it up and disappears, but the memory of the disruption haunts the site for audiences who experience it. This book looks at how the dynamic interrelationship of performance, participant and place creates a politicized aesthetic of public space that enables the public to rehearse democratic practices.


The Book Summary Bag the Elephant
The Author BusinessNews Publishing
The Publisher Primento
Release Date2013-02-15
Genre Business & Economics
Pages 10
ISBN 9782806224910
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The must-read summary of Steve Kaplan's book: "Bag the Elephant: How to Win and Keep Big Customers". This complete summary of the ideas from Steve Kaplan's book "Bag the Elephant" shows the merits of acquiring and retaining big clients to grow your business. In fact, working with fewer big customers has many advantages over working with many small ones, ranging from being more cost effective, being more focused, being able to build lasting relationships and reduce advertising spend. These 'elephants’ of the business world are hard to acquire, and a successful contract is contingent on an effective game plan which must contain the following four elements: 1) Develop the right business mindset, 2) Have an appropriate sales strategy, 3) Leverage your big business clients and take full advantage of them, 4) Avoid the five killer mistakes which could mitigate your success. The summary is logically divided into the above key points, ending with the five mistakes which should be avoided all costs – from biting off more than you can chew, to keeping all your eggs in one basket. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand key concepts • Increase your business knowledge To learn more, read "Bag the Elephant" and discover a series of simple checklists and structured guidelines, that will help anyone who wishes to acquire and retain the best clients for their company.


The Book How Elephant Made Peanut Butter
The Author Lesli Favor
The Publisher Benchmark Education Company
Release Date2013-01-01
Genre
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ISBN 9781450981231
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Bag the Elephant
The Author Steve Kaplan
The Publisher Workman Publishing
Release Date2008-03-04
Genre Business & Economics
Pages 188
ISBN 9780761153825
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Now available in paperback, Steve Kaplan's Bag the Elephant, is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Business Week bestseller that has received praise from around the business community: "Steve Kaplan's elephant strategy is right on the money, as long as you're willing to roll up your sleeves and go to work."—Daniel M. Snyder, Owner, Chairman of the Board, The Washington Redskins. "Kaplan shows you how to think BIG, act BIG, and win BIG."—Jeffrey Gitomer, author of The Little Red Book of Selling. "A terrific read! From now on, when I think about building business and sales, there's no way I'll ever forget the Elephant."—Harvey Mackay, author of Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive. Bag the Elephant is all about how smart businesspeople can woo and keep those all-important elephants—the big, make-or-break customers. Like its companion, the New York Times bestseller Be the Elephant, it is filled with dynamic advice and real-life examples, delivered in an energetic, straight-shooting fashion that gets right to the core of its powerful idea—how to land the account that will put you over the top. Here are six keys to achieving the elephant mindset and understanding the big customer. How to map and use a big company's red tape to your advantage. Why the elephant needs you as much as you need it. Preparing yourself and your pitch. How to negotiate with elephants without losing your profit margins. And how to avoid the five killer mistakes, from mismanaging client expectations to losing sight of the numbers. For small business owners, entrepreneurs, executives, and sales people, stalking and landing an elephant can be the most profitable adventure of your life, and Kaplan explains everything you need to know.


The Book The Elephant Catchers
The Author Subroto Bagchi
The Publisher Hachette UK
Release Date2017-09-10
Genre Business & Economics
Pages 280
ISBN 9789350096727
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: ‘Unlike an operation to catch rabbits, trapping an elephant calls for expertise over enthusiasm. Those who hunt rabbits are rarely able to rope in elephants.’ In The Elephant Catchers, Subroto Bagchi distils his years of on-the-ground learning to explore what organizations and their people must do to climb to the next level and beyond. Through a combination of engaging anecdotes from his experiences as co-founder, and subsequently Chairman, of Mindtree Ltd, as well as practical advice on growth-related issues such as dealing with consultants or navigating strategy traps and M&As, Bagchi demonstrates a crucial point: Organizations with real ambition to get to the top need to embrace the idea of scale. The book leads you to evaluate: • Is your organization’s infrastructure designed to evolve and ultimately mimic the simultaneity of a living organism? • Are you constantly nurturing and renewing your brand identity or letting it stagnate and decay? • Does your sales force have as many hunters as it has farmers? Or is it dominated by a grizzly who just waits for the salmon to land in its mouth? • In a fiercely competitive environment, are you really stepping ‘out of the box’ and learning from unusual sources? Engaging, wise and thoroughly accessible, this book is a must-read for everyone in every organization seeking breakout success.


The Book The Elephant and the Dragon The Rise of India and China and What It Means for All of Us
The Author Robyn Meredith
The Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date2008-06-17
Genre Business & Economics
Pages 272
ISBN 9780393068924
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: "A comprehensive primer on the development of these Asian tigers."—Noam Lupu, San Francisco Chronicle The Elephant and the Dragon is the essential guide to understanding how India and China are reshaping our world. With labor now unbound from geographic borders, we're seeing startling shifts in how—and where—nearly everything we buy is made. In a compelling mix of history and on-the-ground reporting, veteran journalist Robyn Meredith untangles the complex web of business and politics, as well as environmental and cultural issues that entwine India, China, and the West. She also outlines how Americans—business leaders, workers, politicians, even parents—can understand the vast changes coming and thrive in this new age.


The Book Great Elephant Escape The
The Author Una Belle Townsend
The Publisher Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.
Release Date2012-09-14
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Pages 32
ISBN 145561582X
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: When two baby elephants escaped from the circus in 1975, it took eighteen days to find them. The authorities searched all over, but they were always one step behind this sneaky pair of fugitives. This colorful picture book follows these giant hide-and-seekers throughout Oklahoma as they evade capture for as long as they can.


The Book Plight of the Cultural Being
The Author Salaheldin Altohami
The Publisher AuthorHouse
Release Date2009-08-27
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 186
ISBN 9781467881210
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The story presents details of the organizational life of Mr. Rabbit who was an employee of a multinational company called Dejektia, operating in a country called (Karakia). Rabbit is a fictional character consistently victimized by office politics. He was employed by Dejektia Company due to the support provided by MD of the company, however soon afterwards, he discovered that the company was partially controlled by an underground mafia group. The mafia group was unhappy with the decision to appoint Rabbit as a company employee and sought to dismiss him. As a result there was a conflict between the two. The story described the details of this conflict. Then Rabbit fell in love with a female company employee. It was a mutual platonic love affair, but ended in failure due to several considerations elaborated in the story, while Rabbit tried to explore the nature of human love asking himself is it a trick of the human mind or a universal phenomenon that come into being carrying its own raison dtre. In addition to his various other attributes and due to his deep emotional involvement in literary and cultural matters ever since he was a school boy and until late in adult life, Rabbit ,always considered himself as a cultural being. The introduction to the story contains a record of its authors educational background and working experiences. His education in USA, his literary interests and some of his reflections about certain English stories he read as a young youth, his memoirs, impressions and views about life, death, love, identity, politics etc The events of the story took place within an organizational context as author perceived of the organization as a living active human society.


The Book Uncivilized Races of Men in All Countries of the World
The Author John George Wood
The Publisher
Release Date1870
Genre Anthropology
Pages 1481
ISBN UCAL:B3128411
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book The ALL NEW Don t Think of an Elephant
The Author George Lakoff
The Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing
Release Date2014-09-23
Genre Political Science
Pages 192
ISBN 9781603585958
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Ten years after writing the definitive, international bestselling book on political debate and messaging, George Lakoff returns with new strategies about how to frame today’s essential issues. Called the “father of framing” by The New York Times, Lakoff explains how framing is about ideas—ideas that come before policy, ideas that make sense of facts, ideas that are proactive not reactive, positive not negative, ideas that need to be communicated out loud every day in public. The ALL NEW Don’t Think of an Elephant! picks up where the original book left off—delving deeper into how framing works, how framing has evolved in the past decade, how to speak to people who harbor elements of both progressive and conservative worldviews, how to counter propaganda and slogans, and more. In this updated and expanded edition, Lakoff, urges progressives to go beyond the typical laundry list of facts, policies, and programs and present a clear moral vision to the country—one that is traditionally American and can become a guidepost for developing compassionate, effective policy that upholds citizens’ well-being and freedom.


The Book Classic Tales
The Author Katherine Scraper
The Publisher Benchmark Education Company
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ISBN 9781450973120
Language English, Spanish, And French
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Language English, Spanish, And French