The Success Story Behind the World's Most Unusual Workplace

Author: Ricardo Semler

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0712678867

Category: Businesspeople

Page: 316

View: 8011

Semler turned his family's business, the aging Semco corporation of Brazil, into the most revolutionary business success story of our time. By eliminating uneeded layers of management and allowing employees unprecedented democracy in the workplace, he created a company that challenged the old ways and blazed a path to success in an uncertain economy.


Author: Lora Leigh

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781250035790

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 7323

Micah Sloane knows almost everything there is to know about Risa Clay, including the vicious betrayal she endured years ago and the distrust she's harbored ever since. The only way for the Elite Ops agent to uncover an assassin--and banish the ghosts of his own dark past--is to use Risa as bait. But nothing has prepared him for her disarming blend of innocence and sensuality, or for his overwhelming need to protect her... Risa has spent six years rebuilding her life. And now, to save it, she must pose as Micah's lover and draw a killer into the open. It's a risky plan--especially with a man as powerfully seductive as Micah. But, as their charade becomes reality, Risa realizes the greatest danger may lie in losing her heart forever... Maverick is an Elite Ops novel from Lora Leigh.


Author: Matt Warshaw

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811841597

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 232

View: 4575

With its massive faces, punishing rocks, and treacherous currents, Maverick's presents a surfing challenge like no other. Author Matt Warshaw has updated his critically acclaimed illustrated history of Maverick's to cover important recent developments, and we've added a fresh new cover to kick this edition off in style. "A fascinating account," to quote Surfer magazine, it takes "a cue from Sebastian Junger's The Perfect Storm...Warshaw focused on a single event...and expands on it to illuminate an entire culture and its world beyond waves." The event was the death of celebrated surfer Mark Foo, one of those who congregate every winter to test themselves in the dark, foreboding waters. And what unfolds in Maverick's is no less than the story of big-wave surfing, from its ancient Hawaiian origins to modern tow-in riders. It's a book to be enjoyed not only by those who surf deep in the waves, but also by those whose taste for adventure is satisfied deep in the pages of a very good book.


More Than a Game

Author: Phil Jackson,Charles Rosen

Publisher: N.A


Category: Basketball

Page: 249

View: 5058


McCain: The Myth of a Maverick

Author: Matt Welch

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780230608559

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 2117

John McCain is one of the most familiar, sympathetic, and overexposed figures in American politics, yet his concrete governing philosophy and actual track record have been left curiously unexamined, mostly because of the massive distractions in his official biography, but also because of his ingenious strategy of talking ad infinitum to each and every access-craving media person who happens by. The more he has spouted, the less journalists have bothered trying to see through the fog. McCain gives the voting public what it wants but can't find -- a flesh-and-bones political portrait of a man onto whom people are forever projecting their own ideological fantasies. It is a psychological key for decoding his allegedly 'maverick' actions, and the first realistic assessment of what a John McCain presidency may look like. McCain will quickly lay out in overlapping detail the root cause of the senator's worldview: his personal transformation from underachieving punk to war hawk uber-patriot, in which he used the "higher power" of American nationalism to save his life and soul. As McCain wrenches himself inside-out in pursuit of the prize that eluded him in 2000, McCain will look behind the war hero, behind the maverick reformer. Journalist and pundit Matt Welch brings to this project an investigative eye and a coolly analytical mindset to provide Republicans, Democrats and Independents a picture of the man in full before they enter the voting booth in 2008.

Snowboard Maverick

Author: Matt Christopher

Publisher: Norwood House Press

ISBN: 159953116X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 152

View: 6459

Having just begun to learn how to snowboard, thirteen-year-old Dennis faces a frightening challenge when he allows a bully to shame him into racing on a difficult slope.

Maverick and Me

Author: Katherine Schwarzenegger

Publisher: Worthykids/Ideals

ISBN: 9780824916770

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 8128

A heartwarming story of a dog adoption by bestselling author and ASPCA Ambassador Katherine Schwarzenegger, available in board book format.


Author: Karina Halle

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781978374140

Category: Man-woman relationships

Page: 290

View: 8626

Maverick is a complete standalone novel and the second book about the rough and rugged Nelson brothers. Get ready for one wild alpha mountain man - Canada's never felt so hot! Forget playing it safe. John "Maverick" Nelson likes to live his life on the edge - literally. A crucial member of the search and rescue team in the mountainous British Columbian town of North Ridge, Maverick's brash and bold attitude means he's the first one to ascend into danger, no matter the risk. When it comes to women, though, Maverick errs on the side of caution. For all his cocky charm, rugged good looks and sexual swagger, he remains as unreachable as the surrounding peaks. Hot, wild sex? He'll tell you there's no better way to spend a cold, wintry night. Relationships? He'd rather freeze. That is until he lays his eyes on American Riley Clarke. Trading in the crippling expenses of Aspen for BC, Riley is North Ridge's newest member of their search and rescue team and the only woman on the job, which means spending a lot of time with Mav in adrenaline-pumping situations. With the chemistry between them hot enough to melt snow, keeping their hands off each other is detriment to the success of their team. Besides, Maverick's her boss and she didn't work her ass off in Colorado just to throw it all away for some mind-blowing sex. But when the worst winter in years sweeps in, Riley and Maverick will have to battle the elements along with their attraction for each other. And if either of them slip up, both of them will be in for a deep freeze


An Unauthorized Collection of Wisdom from John McCain, the Sheriff of the Senate

Author: Mary Zaia

Publisher: Castle Point Books

ISBN: 1250200199

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 4974

A lifetime of wisdom from a true American patriot The country is more polarized than it has been for decades, but John McCain is the rare public figure who has earned the respect of colleagues and constituents on both sides of the aisle. A model for bipartisanship and political integrity, in his forty years in politics McCain has never been afraid to buck trends or ruffle a few feathers. His words are more important today than ever. Sample quotes: “In prison, I fell in love with my country.” “Nothing in life is more liberating than to fight for a cause larger than yourself, something that encompasses you but is not defined by your existence alone.” “Americans never quit. We never surrender. We never hide from history. We make history.” “It is your character, and your character alone, that will make your life happy or unhappy.”

Baseball Maverick

How Sandy Alderson Revolutionized Baseball and Revived the Mets

Author: Steve Kettmann

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802192564

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 3079

In 2010, the New York Mets were in trouble. One of baseball’s most valuable franchises, they had recently suffered an embarrassing September collapse and two bitter losing seasons. Their GM had made costly mistakes. And their principle owners were embroiled in the largest financial scam in American history. To whom did they turn? Sandy Alderson, a former marine who served in Vietnam and graduated from Harvard Law. In 1981, Alderson started in baseball with Oakland, where he led a revolution in the sport. The A's partnered with Apple, pioneered using statistical analysis, and became a powerhouse, winning the 1989 World Series. When new owners slashed payroll in the 1990s, Alderson's under-the-radar creativity and intelligent management were thrust into the spotlight. Granted unprecedented access to a working GM over several seasons, bestselling author Steve Kettmann traces Alderson’s history and his renewal of the Mets despite a limited budget, through big trades that brought back high-profile prospects to the development of young aces including Matt Harvey, Zach Wheeler, and Jacob deGrom. Now, the turnaround is almost complete. Baseball Maverick is a gripping, behind-the-scenes look at a Major League team and a fascinating exploration of what it means to be smart.


Author: Lisa Bingham

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698184246

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9142

The Taggart brothers’ wild romance ride continues with the new novel from the bestselling author of Renegade. Rough riding Bodey Taggart may be rock hard and tough as nails, but even he has a soft side when the right woman comes along... Bodey has always followed his own rules: live hard, play hard, and win big. But when his wild ways give him two concussions within a month of each other, his brothers lay down some new rules: no bronco busting, sky diving, or ATVs for the rest of summer. It seems the only pastimes not restricted are shooting competitions...and women. Beth Tivoli is new to Bodey’s circle of friends, and unlike any woman Bodey has ever met—she isn't about to follow him into bed. She’s not looking to hook up with anyone, especially when she’s trying to escape her past. Bodey quickly realizes that courting Beth is no game, and despite her resolve, they both begin to discover that maybe romance can be different this time around... From the Paperback edition.

Maverick Teachers

How Innovative Educators are Saving Public Schools

Author: David E. Baugh,A.J. Juliani

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135106228X

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 7417

Despite dwindling resources and high-stakes testing, public school teachers all over the country are managing to breathe life, passion, and excitement into their classrooms. In this new book by bestselling author A.J. Juliani and lifelong educator David E. Baugh, you’ll meet a diverse group of teachers—Mavericks—who are doing exactly that. You’ll hear from teachers across the country and how they are shaking up the norm. Each story includes a powerful vignette and a breakdown of tactics used, so you can bring inspiration and strategies back to your own classroom. Together, these teachers and their stories will show you how to relate and respond to your students’ most pressing needs, leaving you feeling reenergized in your role as a change-maker.

Maverick Cats

Encounters with Feral Cats

Author: Ellen Perry Berkeley

Publisher: New England PressInc

ISBN: 9781881535416

Category: Nature

Page: 159

View: 2123


Mary Austin

Song of a Maverick

Author: Esther F. Lanigan

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816517145

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 269

View: 8828

"This book seamlessly combines biography and criticism. [Lanigan] adeptly analyzes Austin's life...and also offers insightful analyses of Austin's writing. Like other females of her period, she received too little recognition for her original prose style and social critiques. Thanks to Song of a Maverick, we hear Mary Austin's voice more clearly and appreciatively."ÑCarol J. Singley in American Literature "[Lanigan] provides illuminating sociological background and lucidly marshals the existing biolgraphical data."ÑChoice "Mary Hunter Austin was a well-known and respected author and activitst in her lifetime but is little known in ours. In this excellent biography...[Lanigan] chose to focus on a few central relationships in Austin's life, to explore in some depth a few central texts, and to understand the interior life of her subject. She has done a splendid job."ÑAnn J. Lane in the Journal of American History

Malaysian Maverick

Mahathir Mohamad in Turbulent Times

Author: Barry Wain

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1137018232

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

View: 6721

The grandson of an Indian immigrant and the first Malay commoner to become prime minister of Malaysia, Mahathir Mohamad turned the Muslim-majority Southeast Asian country into one of the developing world's most successful economies. During his 22 years in power he adopted pragmatic economic policies alongside repressive political measures, and showed that Islam was compatible with representative government and modernization. Abrasive and outspoken, Mahathir emerged as a Third World champion and Islamic spokesman by condemning the West, not least for trying to impose liberal democracy and neo-liberal economics on developing nations. By raising living standards and winning international acclaim, he contributed to a sense of national identity, pride and confidence among ethnically diverse Malaysians. But in mixing business and politics, Mahathir encouraged cronyism and failed to prevent the spread of corruption. Authoritarian and impatient, he jailed opponents, sacked rivals and undermined institutions as he pursued his obsession with development. In retirement, he broke a promise to stay out of politics, falling out with his two successors while using all available means to protect his legacy.

Money Mavericks

Confessions of a Hedge Fund Manager

Author: Lars Kroijer

Publisher: Ft Press

ISBN: 9780273772507

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 236

View: 7000

A new edition of this revealing and incisive account of the incredible inside workings of hedge funds. Shedding light on the incredible inside workings of hedge funds, this book charts the interminable rise of Holte Capital from 2002 to 2008, explaining what it was like to run a hedge fund in a period where the industry went from relative obscurity to something everyone wanted to discuss.

OS X Mavericks: The Missing Manual

Author: David Pogue

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449372902

Category: Computers

Page: 880

View: 6824

What do you get when you cross a Mac with an iPad? OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Its 200 new features include Mac versions of iPad goodies like Maps, iBooks, and iTunes Radio—but not a single page of instructions. Fortunately, David Pogue is back, with the expertise and humor that have made this the #1 bestselling Mac book for over 11 years straight. The important stuff you need to know: Big-ticket changes. Finder tabs. Finder tags. App Nap. iCloud Keychain. iTunes Radio. Maps. iBooks. Automatic app updating. If Apple wrote it, this book covers it. Nips and tucks. This book demystifies the hundreds of smaller enhancements, too, in all 50 programs that come with the Mac: Safari, Mail, Calendar, Notification Center,Messages, Time Machine… Shortcuts. Meet the tippiest, trickiest Mac book ever written. Undocumented surprises await on every page. Power users. Security, networking, build-your-own Services, file sharing with Windows, even Mac OS X’s Unix chassis—this one witty, expert guide makes it all crystal clear. There’s something new on practically every page of this edition, and David Pogue brings his celebrated wit and expertise to every one of them.

Destined for the Maverick

Author: Allison Leigh

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459256212

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 1284

Nobody can resist Montana Mavericks! From Whitehorn to Thunder Canyon to Rust Creek Falls, the Big Sky cowboys have been roping in readers for decades. Now New York Times bestselling author Allison Leigh kicks off a special anniversary series with Destined for the Maverick, a short and sexy prequel sure to get you in the maverick mood! Rust Creek Ramblings Addie McBride might be the most adorable construction worker we've ever seen. But there's something a little suspicious about Rust Creek Falls' newest handyperson. Rumor has it she used to work in a big-city shopping mall—and that her only building experience is stacking piles of merino wool sweaters. So how in the world did she wind up on Jack Lawson's construction crew? Brace yourself, dear readers, as our Rust Creek cowboy meets his total opposite—who might just be his perfect match! And don't miss Million-Dollar Maverick by Christine Rimmer, the first installment of Montana Mavericks: 20 Years in the Saddle!