The Blue Line Imperative

What Managing for Value Really Means


Author: Kevin Kaiser,S. David Young

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118510887

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 306

View: 4930

This revolutionary book, using the authors' Blue-Line Management approach, shows readers how to implement BLM principles in their company by offering guidelines for making customer satisfaction the driver of all business activities.

The Blue Line to Wonderland


Author: Robert M. Joost


ISBN: 1387821237

Category: Fiction

Page: 690

View: 362

Fictional portrayal of crime and the criminal characters associated with it in the Southern New England area during the latter half of the Twentieth Century. The story follows the life of "Donato 'Danny' Pastore," who suffers through a traumatic event when he's a young boy, affecting his mental health, and the scores of characters and incidents that surround him during his lifetime. The pages flow with the full gauntlet of emotions and the complicated affairs of the criminal elements. There is much to laugh and cry about in the story, along with surprising insights into the criminal world of Southern New England on the way to the fateful denouement. A story to get into, told in nearly 700 pages.

Thirty Essentials: Strategy

The key strategy behind the success of the world's greatest companies – in thirty steps


Author: Andrew Laurie

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1925384497

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

View: 2476

What makes Apple so valuable as a company? Why is Tesla worth so much? How did Dyson come up with such a great vacuum cleaner? The answer is, at the heart of these companies’ greatness (and, importantly, their enterprise value), is a very strong core asset – an element of strategy that any business, large or small, can create. Using a simple and effective thirty-step process, Thirty Essentials: Strategy will help you define and design the most valuable core asset possible to dramatically increase the value of your business. This successful framework is based on the extensive experience of Andrew Laurie, a top business coach and former-CEO of a multi-billion-dollar company. It is based on the same principles he implemented to grow that company from sales of $50 million to $2 billion in under two years. Where many existing books on strategy tend to be theoretical and complicated, Thirty Essentials: Strategy presents a straightforward process to define a great core asset that can be implemented by everyone from small business owners to senior executives at large corporations.

The Blue Line Incision and Refractive Phacoemulsification


Author: N.A

Publisher: Slack Incorporated


Category: Medical

Page: 218

View: 6713

The Blue Line Incision and Refractive Phacoemulsification is based on the newest developments in cataract surgery, highlighting the blue line incision technique, which combines the safety of the scleral tunnel incision with the efficiency of a clear corneal incision. It is a natural transition for both clear corneal and scleral tunnel incision surgeons. The book also includes Kurt Buzard's unique "swipe and swallow" technique, which allows quick and easy removal of the lens with a significantly lower possibility of error. The book focuses on the increasing trend and ability of surgeons to obtain refractive results with lens-related surgeries. It also includes a special technique of performing astigmatism corrections at the slit-lamp and a procedure for intraocular lens exchange through the same incision without sutures. This resource is essential for all surgeons performing cataract surgery.

The Thin Blue Line

Studies in Law Enforcement in Late Colonial Africa


Author: Anthony Clayton

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law enforcement

Page: 247

View: 1604

The Thin Blue Line

How Humanitarianism Went to War


Author: Conor Foley

Publisher: Verso Books


Category: Political Science

Page: 266

View: 8535

Explores how the doctrine of humanitarian intervention has been inappropriately used to allow states to invade other nations in the name of human rights, drawing on firsthand experiences to demonstrate how a growing influence of international law has resulted in losses of sovereignty in the world's poorest nations. 10,000 first printing.

Secrets of the Blue Cliff Record

Zen Comments by Hakuin and Tenkei


Author: Thomas Cleary

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834828839

Category: Religion

Page: 368

View: 6305

The Blue Cliff Record is a classic text of Zen Buddhism, designed to assist in the activation of dormant human potential. The core of this extraordinary work is a collection of one hundred traditional citations and stories, selected for their ability to bring about insight and enlightenment. These vignettes are known as gongan in Chinese and koan in Japanese. Secrets of the Blue Cliff Record is a fresh translation featuring newly translated commentary from two of the greatest Zen masters of early modern Japan, Hakuin Ekaku (1685–1768) of the Rinzai sect of Zen and Tenkei Denson (1648–1735) of the Soto sect of Zen. This translation and commentary on The Blue Cliff Record sheds new light on the meaning of this central Zen text.

Encyclopedia of Texas


Author: Nancy Capace

Publisher: North American Book Dist LLC

ISBN: 0403095999

Category: History

Page: 655

View: 1988

The Blue Mirage


Author: Joseph D. McNamara

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469176459

Category: Fiction

Page: 260

View: 9911

Fraleigh is the new acting police chief of the turbulent Silicon City police force. His first SWAT strike is a disaster, a psycho sex killer named Zorro is on the loose, and Fraleighs hot affair with a lady politician threatens to become a media bonfire, with Fraleigh as the marshmallow. In short, Chief Fraleigh wouldnt mind becoming invisible. Instead, he ends up at the seedy Blue Mirage, where a routine collar explodes into a big-time sting tied up with millions, murder, and political mayhem. Its a case that propels Fraleigh to his hometown, the Big Apple, where he confronts his troubled cop brotherand an old NYPD scandal that wont die, but might just kill him. . . .

The Blue Bistro

A Novel


Author: Elin Hilderbrand

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429905492

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 8889

Elin Hilderbrand, author of the enchanting Summer People and The Beach Club, invites you to experience the perfect getaway with her sparkling new novel. Adrienne Dealey has spent the past six years working for hotels in exotic resort towns. This summer she has decided to make Nantucket home. Left flat broke by her ex-boyfriend, she is desperate to earn some fast money. When the desirable Thatcher Smith, owner of Nantucket's hottest restaurant, is the only one to offer her a job, she wonders if she can get by with no restaurant experience. Thatcher gives Adrienne a crash course in the business...and they share an instant attraction. But there is a mystery about their situation: what is it about Fiona, the Blue Bistro's chef, that captures Thatcher's attention again and again? And why does such a successful restaurant seem to be in its final season before closing its doors for good? Despite her uncertainty, Adrienne must decide whether to open her heart for the first time, or move on, as she always does. Infused with intimate Nantucket detail and filled with the warmth of passion and the breeze of doubt, The Blue Bistro is perfect summer reading.