The Making of a Maverick

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The Making of a Maverick

The Making of a Maverick

Building Champions in Business and in Life

  • Author: Marlo Higgins
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781628654660
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 175
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This book is designed to help individuals who want to stop the self-doubt and create actions to grow their business, increase profits and serve with greater peace and ease, referred to as that 'gentle hum'. We don't focus on overcoming fear, but rather the actions one can take to prove to yourself there is nothing TO fear, and the answers you seek are within yourself.

Andreas Papandreou

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Andreas Papandreou

Andreas Papandreou

The Making of a Greek Democrat and Political Maverick

  • Author: Stan Draenos
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris
  • ISBN: 1780760809
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 340
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'Andreas Papandreou' chronicles the events, struggles and ideas that defined the man's dramatic, intrigue-filled transformation from Kennedy-era moderniser to Cold War maverick. In the process, the book examines the interplay of character and circumstance that generated Papandreou's contentious, but consequential politics.

Public Choice Essays in Honor of a Maverick Scholar: Gordon Tullock

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Public Choice Essays in Honor of a Maverick Scholar: Gordon Tullock

Public Choice Essays in Honor of a Maverick Scholar: Gordon Tullock

  • Author: Price V. Fishback,Gary D. Libecap,Edward Zajac
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1461545633
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 173
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In May 1999, over 50 distinguished scholars from all over the world gathered to honor Gordon Tullock, one of the most prolific, original, and versatile scholars of his generation. Tullock is best known for his pioneering work in Public Choice, the study of how self-interested individuals interact with governments. Tullock's research in public choice has contributed to the understanding of the decisions made by elected officials and bureaucrats, as well as knowledge and how individuals and pressure groups both inside and outside the government seek to shape it. Public Choice Essays in Honor of a Maverick Scholar: Gordon Tullock includes contributions that were strongly influenced by Tullock's work. His influence on studies of governance is well illustrated by the nine papers in this volume. These papers and the discussion touch upon a broad array of aspects of public choice and of Tullock's research.

McCain: The Myth of a Maverick

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McCain: The Myth of a Maverick

McCain: The Myth of a Maverick

  • Author: Matt Welch
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 9780230608559
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 256
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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 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. 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. McCain looks 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.

The Maverick and His Machine

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The Maverick and His Machine

The Maverick and His Machine

Thomas Watson, Sr. and the Making of IBM

  • Author: Kevin Maney
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780471431374
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 485
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The first complete look at one of America's legendary businessleaders This groundbreaking biography by Kevin Maney, acclaimedtechnology columnist for USA Today, offers fresh insight and newinformation on one of the twentieth century's greatest businessfigures. Over the course of forty-two years, Thomas J. Watson tooka failing business called The Computer-Tabulating-Recording Companyand transformed it into IBM, the world's first and most famoushigh-tech company. The Maverick and His Machine is the first modernbiography of this business titan. Maney secured exclusive access tohundreds of boxes of Watson's long-forgotten papers, and he hasproduced the only complete picture of Watson the man and Watson thelegendary business leader. These uncovered documents reveal newinformation about how Watson bet the company in the 1920s ontabulating machines-the forerunners to computers-and how hedaringly beat the Great Depression of the 1930s. The documents alsolead to new insights concerning the controversy that has followedWatson: his suppos ed coll usion with Adolf Hitler's Naziregime. Maney paints a vivid portrait of Watson, uncovers hismotivations, and offers needed context on his mammoth role in thecourse of modern business history. Jim Collins, author of thebestsellers Good to Great and Built to Last, writes in the Forewordto Maney's book: "Leaders like Watson are like forces ofnature-almost terrifying in their release of energy andunpredictable volatility, but underneath they still adhere tocertain patterns and principles. The patterns and principles mightbe hard to see amidst the melee, but they are there nonetheless. Ittakes a gifted person of insight to highlight those patterns, andthat is exactly what Kevin Maney does in this book." The Maverick and His Machine also includesnever-before-published photos of Watson from IBM's archives,showing Watson in greater detail than any book ever has before.Essential reading for every businessperson, tech junkie, and IBMfollower, the book is also full of the kind of personal detail andreconstructed events that make it a page-turning story for generalreaders. The Maverick and the Machine is poised to be one of themost important business biographies in years. Kevin Maney is a nationally syndicated, award-winning technologycolumnist at USA Today, where he has been since 1985. He is a coverstory writer whose story about IBM's bet-the-company move gainedhim national recognition. He was voted best technology columnist bythe business journalism publication TJFR. Marketing Computersmagazine has four times named him one of the most influentialtechnology columnists. He is the author of Wiley's MEGAMEDIASHAKEOUT: The Inside Story of the Leaders and the Losers in theExploding Communications Industry, which was a Business WeekBestseller. Residence: Clifton, VA. "Watson was clearly a genius with a thousand helpers, yet hemanaged to build an institution that could transcend thegenius." -from the Foreword by Jim Collins "Like all great biographers, Kevin Maney gives us an engagingstory. . .his fascinating and definitive book about IBM's founderis replete with amazing revelations and character lessons thatresonate today." -Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School, bestselling authorof Evolve! and When Giants Learn to Dance

Maverick Mathematician

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Maverick Mathematician

Maverick Mathematician

The Life and Science of J.E. Moyal

  • Author: Ann Moyal
  • Publisher: ANU E Press
  • ISBN: 1920942599
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 188
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"J.E. Moyal has been pronounced 'one of Australia's most remarkable thinkers'. Yet, he was, essentially, a scientific maverick. Educated in a modest high school in Tel Aviv, he took himself to France to train as an engineer, statistician and mathematician and escaped to England as France fell. It was from outside academia that he entered into communication with the 'high priest' of British theoretical physics, P.A.M. Dirac, challenging him with the idea of a statistical basis of quantum mechanics. Their correspondence forms the core of this book and opens up an important and hitherto unknown chapter for physicists, mathematicians and historians of science. Moyal's classic paper, 'A statistical basis for quantum mechanics', also reproduced here in full, has come to underlie an explosion of research and to underpin an array of major technological developments."--Publisher's description.

The Voodoo Wave: Inside a Season of Triumph and Tumult at Maverick's

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The Voodoo Wave: Inside a Season of Triumph and Tumult at Maverick's

The Voodoo Wave: Inside a Season of Triumph and Tumult at Maverick's

  • Author: Mark Kreidler
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393082377
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 272
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“A finely crafted tale of the enigmatic world of big-wave surfers.”—Kirkus Reviews The Maverick’s surf point near Half Moon Bay, California, has long been one of the most dangerous places in the world to catch a ride. It is also the site of the Super Bowl of big-wave surfing: the Maverick’s Surf Contest. Mark Kreidler takes readers inside the waves, inside the lives of the competitors, and introduces them to Jeff Clark, the man who first dared to ride Maverick’s. Kreidler’s riveting account of the 2010 season captures the jaw-dropping performance of South Africa’s Chris Bertish as well as Clark’s clashes with the contest’s newly corporatized management. The Voodoo Wave is a thrilling account of a culture of high-risk, high-adrenaline athletes.

The Making of a Civil Rights Lawyer

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The Making of a Civil Rights Lawyer

The Making of a Civil Rights Lawyer

  • Author: Michael Meltsner
  • Publisher: University of Virginia Press
  • ISBN: 9780813926957
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 309
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As a white Yale Law School graduate, Meltsner began his career with the Legal Defense Fund of the NAACP, working initially under Thurgood Marshall and later under Jack Greenberg. From his vantage point at LDF, Meltsner witnessed and participated in litigation support of the civil rights movement in the South. As the movement shifted north and the fight for desegregation gave way to black-power slogans, Meltsner remained involved with the LDF and later went on to teach public interest practice at Columbia Law School. He watched the move from the high expectations after the Brown v. Board of Education decision to the lows of subsequent resegregation. He recalls his involvement in other civil rights efforts, from the campaigns to abolish capital punishment to Muhammad Ali's legal battle to regain his right to box. Meltsner closes with a chapter that examines the strategic possibilities of the No Child Left Behind mandate. Meltsner brings a personal perspective to this assessment of the hopes, potential, and shifting terrain of public service law. A worthy read. --Vernon Ford Copyright 2006 Booklist.

Memoirs of a Media Maverick

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Memoirs of a Media Maverick

Memoirs of a Media Maverick

  • Author: Boyce Richardson
  • Publisher: Between The Lines
  • ISBN: 1896357806
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 278
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An insider's critical account of the modern media by one of Canada's most accomplished journalists and filmmakers

The Mind of War

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The Mind of War

The Mind of War

John Boyd and American Security

  • Author: Grant Hammond
  • Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
  • ISBN: 1588343642
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 256
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The ideas of US Air Force Colonel John Boyd have transformed American military policy and practice. A first-rate fighter pilot and a self-taught scholar, he wrote the first manual on jet aerial combat; spearheaded the design of both of the Air Force's premier fighters, the F-15 and the F-16; and shaped the tactics that saved lives during the Vietnam War and the strategies that won the Gulf War. Many of America's best-known military and political leaders consulted Boyd on matters of technology, strategy, and theory. In The Mind of War, Grant T. Hammond offers the first complete portrait of John Boyd, his groundbreaking ideas, and his enduring legacy. Based on extensive interviews with Boyd and those who knew him as well as on a close analysis of Boyd's briefings, this intellectual biography brings the work of an extraordinary thinker to a broader public. From the Trade Paperback edition.