The path to success is rarely easy or direct, and good mentors are hard to find. In Getting There, thirty leaders in diverse fields share their secrets to navigating the rocky road to the top. In an honest, direct, and engaging way, these role models describe the obstacles they faced, the setbacks they endured, and the vital lessons they learned. They dispense not only essential and practical career advice, but also priceless wisdom applicable to life in general. Getting There is for everyone—from students contemplating their futures to the vast majority of us facing challenges or seeking to reach our potential.
Author: Stephen B. Goddard
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: 1996-11-15
"A readable and concise overview of how U.S. transportation came to its present pass. . . . Goddard is at his best when recounting the complex and interesting history of what has come to be called 'the highway lobby.'. . . An excellent book for the general reader with an interest in getting around."—Larry Fish, Philadelphia Inquirer "This is a riveting story: of mighty railroads hamstrung almost overnight by government bureaucrats; of road interests led by General Motors Corp. conspiring in city after city to destroy efficient trolley systems . . . and of freeways that are far from free."—Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press "The combination of forces and fates that turned America into a giant parking lot from sea to shining sea is the subject of Stephen B. Goddard's lively pop history. . . . As Mr. Goddard ably points out, road-building and the creation of car-dependent suburbs have become ends in themselves."—James Howard Kunstler, Wall Street Journal "The strength of Goddard's book is that he understands the complexities of manipulating public opinion to influence legislatures."—David Young, Chicago Tribune "[Goddard's] book is a deft and easily read history of how transportation has shaped the nation and its economy, and ultimately, how a federation of truck and car interests drastically tilted national policies. . . . For many reasons this is an exceptionally important work."—Jim Dwyer, New York Newsday
Are you at a crucial crossroads in your business or life? If you don't know where you're going, how will you get there? If you're wondering how you got where you are and asking what's next, if you're looking for clarity in all the wrong placeslook here instead. Getting There from Here can be your map and creative path to your own bright future. You can get to that dream business and life from here!
Growing up in Berkeley, 1935-1945, and on a hardscrabble farm in Sonoma county, 1945-1952; college in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Berkeley; early marriage and children; beginning to learn about Modernism, writing, and the composition of music. The first thirty years, 1935-1964. 212 pages; b&w photos.
Author: Matt Simpson
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
Release Date: 2001
Matt Simpson’s poetry has among its principal themes one of coming to terms with the past as a way of understanding the present. In the present collection Simpson continues his journey into his family history. He has also been on other travels: there are poems about Japan, Tasmania, Ireland and the Greek islands of Aegina and Leros. Simpson is not shy of big themes. Here are poems about identity, love, death, illness, friendship. Simpson can be tenderly elegiac as well as celebratory, meditative and also humorous.
Author: Jack Cafferty
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2007-09-10
Genre: Political Science
A popular CNN commentator examines the lives and actions of powerful individuals who have damaged America, discussing such topics as corporate scandals, constitutional crises, lobbyist misdoings, illegal immigration, ethics reform, and the 2008 presidenti
The fact that you have begun reading this means that you have come to a crossroads. You ultimately, only have one of two choices that you will make. One choice is to continue reading this book and it will (not can) enhance your perspective on life and being around others. The book touches several genres (inspirational, self-improvement, handicapped, health and fitness, social sciences, philosophy, family, mind, body, and soul) in a combined unique manner and accurately highlights each that is naturally intertwined in this autobiography and anyone's life. This book goes beyond age, gender, social, cultural boundaries, and even time to make it applicable to any human. This autobiography's events were typed and recorded vocally by me, the author, as I regained the physical capabilities. These are all true experiences by me, the author, that were encountered along my journey. The story illustrates the similarities of two worlds that some people think are completely different; one being better than the other. The experiences are presented in such a form to make it relative to any reader. This autobiography was written in the style and format that creatively gives the reader the truthful experience in order. Many people want to be at the top, but how many have and can give perspectives from both top and bottom. All emotions are met when reading this book and it is much more than a life story. It is The story within the life becoming the life within the story! Near Death Experience Transforms One Mans Life in Autobiography The surgeon gave his family two possibilities: dead or at best a vegetable, but he is neither Getting There allows readers to find more meaning in everyday events. Birmingham shares the lessons he has learned, providing readers with hope as they face their own obstacles.
This autobiography by Doctor Lloyd Duncan, a semi-retired surgeon in Tennessee, covers the period of time from his birth in 1931 to the present. The book is replete with accounts of the depression era, the pre WW ll and WW ll years, and high school triumphs and disappointments. Immature, broke, emaciated and homesick at Yale University, he nevertheless earned his letters swimming on some of the school’s greatest teams. He graduated from Yale in 1953 and from medical school in 1956. He vividly describes many humorous, dramatic or tragic events that he subsequently witnessed or experienced as a physician, Naval Flight Surgeon, practicing surgeon, husband, father and grandfather.
No-one understands lesbian sensuality like Robbi Sommers does. Now, in her most intimate book yet, she brings you a bouquet of dreams and diamond-edged fantasies... a banquet of eroticism where you'll savour each word.
Author: Luis A. Martínez
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2008-07-31
Genre: Business & Economics
Are you frustrated in your current job? Are you unemployed? Do you believe you can achieve more, but dont know where to start? The process outlined in this book has been used successfully by hundreds of clients. My clients are speech pathologists, chief marketing officers, certified public accountants, nurses, attorneys, plumbers, chief executive officers, music teachers, software engineers, supply chain managers, artists, etc. What do they all have in common? They all have a desire to do something different, to have rewarding, fulfilling work lives. They used this book to help them move from the frustrating situations they were in, towards rewarding, meaningful careers in their chosen field. This is what some of my clients have said: You changed my life! You made me put me first, and no one has ever made me put me first. No one ever asked me And what do YOU want for yourself? RACHELLE EVANS, Payroll Manager, Phoenix, AZ Brilliant! MICHAEL VAN INGEN, Cornell graduate "Getting There" by Luis Martinez offers step-by-step guidance & hints to help job-seekers -- whether youre a recent college grad or are an experienced worker looking for new directions -- achieve their professional goals. Few people have as deep an understanding of corporate hiring as Luis Martinez. As a Human Resources Consultant at Xerox, he has advised a whole spectrum of employees for many years. Now Martinez shares powerful lessons from his long career. Christine Cody, Sales Professional, Brooklyn, NY
There was military project management. There was construction project management. Then there was business project management, a tool described as 'the wave of the future'. Where are architects in all this, professionals whose work has always been project-driven? There is design management in engineering, product design, graphics, packaging, management theory and even in politics. Construction consultants talk about managing design. When are architects going to become committed to managing design? Getting There by Design adopts an architect's view to design and project management. It sets out the fundamental principles and shows how they are applied, dealing with these two topics as one indivisible subject. 'Getting There by Design' demonstrates how to: - make project efforts goal-oriented - set up a planning and monitoring basis to architectural projects - put the architect's fee calculus on a rationale basis - diagnose your firm's practice culture - develop successful teams Put your practice onto a more effective basis. Ken Allinson is an architect in private practice and principal of 'Architectural Dialogue'. He also teaches design studio and lectures on design and project management. He was formerly an associate at DEGW London and the Terry Farrell Partnership. He has practice experience in Europe, the USA and Japan and is the author of 'The Wild Card of Design' (1993).
From Thoreau to Edward Abbey to Annie Dillard, American writers have looked at nature and described the sublime and transcendent. Now comes Akiko Busch, who finds multitudes of meaning in the practice of swimming across rivers. The notion that rivers divide us is old and venerated, but they also limn our identities and mark the passage of time; they anchor communities and connect one to another. And, in the hands of writer and swimmer Akiko Busch, they are living archives of human behavior and natural changes. After a transformative swim across the Hudson just before September 11, Busch undertook to explore eight of America's great waterways: the Hudson (twice), the Delaware, the Connecticut, the Susquehanna, the Monongahela, the Mississippi, the Ohio, and the Current. She observes each river's goings-on and reflects on its history (human and natural) and possible futures. Some of the rivers have rebounded from past industrial misuse; others still struggle with pollution and waste. The swims are also opportunities to muse on the ordinary passages faced by most of us-the death of a parent, raising children, becoming older-and the ways in which the rhythms and patterns of the natural world can offer reassurance, ballast and inspiration. A deeply moving exploration of the themes of renewal and reclamation at midlife, Nine Ways to Cross a River is a book to be treasured and given to friends.