Author: Wess Roberts,Bill Ross

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439108285

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 4293

T he fast-changing business world of today is far different from just a few years ago. Success in today's marketplace requires new leadership techniques, new thinking, and an eye on the future . . . . In Make It So: Leadership Lessons from Star Trek: The Next Generation®, Wess Roberts and coauthor Bill Ross take their inspiration from today's most striking and most popular vision of the future -- Star Trek -- an unprecedented television, feature film and publishing phenomenon. From the top-rated television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, Roberts and Ross find a new symbol for successful leadership: Captain Jean-Luc Picard. As entertaining as it is useful, Make It So captures the mythos of Star Trek: The Next Generation as it delivers dramatically rich lessons on leadership, including the importance of the ability to focus on a single "mission," effective communication, teamwork, honor . . . and other important concepts. The examples are taken from the on-screen adventures of Captain Picard and the Starship EnterpriseTM, but the lessons and the benefits are real -- and can be applied to everyday situations where the goal is the kind of high-performance organization embodied by the crew of the U.S.S. EnterpriseTM 1701-D. Sure to appeal to Star Trek enthusiasts and serious students of leadership alike, Make It So is the most exciting business book on the shelves -- the one book that shows the future of modern leadership while giving managers the tools they need for success today!
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Interaction Design Lessons from Science Fiction

Author: Nathan Shedroff,Christopher Noessel

Publisher: Rosenfeld Media

ISBN: 1933820764

Category: Computers

Page: 368

View: 4755

Many designers enjoy the interfaces seen in science fiction films and television shows. Freed from the rigorous constraints of designing for real users, sci-fi production designers develop blue-sky interfaces that are inspiring, humorous, and even instructive. By carefully studying these “outsider” user interfaces, designers can derive lessons that make their real-world designs more cutting edge and successful.
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The Wrath of Kant

Author: Kevin S. Decker,Jason T. Eberl

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 0812697049

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 7155

Philosophy and space travel are characterized by the same fundamental purpose: exploration. An essential guide for both philosophers and Trekkers, Star Trek and Philosophy combines a philosophical spirit of inquiry with the beloved television and film series to consider questions not only about the scientific prospects of interstellar travel but also the inward journey to examine the human condition. The expansive topics range from the possibilities for communication among different cultural backgrounds to questions about the stoic temperament exhibited by Vulcans to Ferengi business practices. Specifically chosen to break new ground in exploring the philosophical dimensions of Star Trek, these articles boldly go where no philosopher has gone before.
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Author: Dave Marinaccio

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0307824233

Category: Self-Help

Page: 132

View: 8890

How to win at poker. The power of a business's mission statement. If you can dial a telephone, you can do anything. These are the lessons to be learned from "Star Trek." First a hit television show, and then a pop culture phenomenon, "Star Trek" is now the basis for inspiration and guidance in our daily lives. ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED FROM WATCHING STAR TREK is an anthology of valuable lessons that can be found within the episodes of "Star Trek." Discover why its dangerous to wear a plain red shirt, why Captain Kirk was such a superb leader, and why you should always help people in need.
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Author: Judith Barad,Ed Robertson

Publisher: Harper Perennial

ISBN: 9780060933265

Category: Philosophy

Page: 384

View: 4958

For Trekkies everywhere, a fascinating look at the philosophy of Star Trek, from Kirk and Spock to Janeway and Seven of Nine For four decades, Star Trek has been the obsession of millions of fans. But real Trekkies know that the show is more than just riveting entertainment. Its complex moral dilemmas present a view of the future that holds important truths for us in the present. Drawing on episodes from all four Star Trek generations, this unique book explores the ethics of the series in relation to the theories of the world's great philosophers. Questions about good and evil, right and wrong, power and corruption are discussed in language that,is both readable and compelling as the authors show, how the program has evolved over the years to address society's changing values. For this century and beyond, The Ethics of "Star Trek" is an intriguing look at a brilliantly imagined-world and what it can teach us about how to live.
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Captain's Orders from the U.S.S. Enterprise

Author: Brandon T. Snider

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1524785229

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

View: 8281

Fans of of Star Trek: The Next Generation's Captain Jean Luc Picard explore a galaxy of advice in this fun pop philosophy book narrated by Captain Picard himself. The cosmos is filled with a great many wonders—uncharted worlds, bizarre life forms, chaos, and calm. Keep your mind open as you navigate through this collection of scenarios as Captain Picard teaches you how to handle even the most challenging situations. The possibilities are as limitless as the universe itself.
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Author: David A. Goodman

Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)

ISBN: 1785656635

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 473

The Autobiography of Jean-Luc Picard tells the story of one of the most celebrated names in Starfleet history. His extraordinary life and career makes for dramatic reading: court martials, unrequited love, his capture and torture at the hand of the Cardassians, his assimilation with the Borg and countless other encounters as captain of the celebrated Starship Enterprise.
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Lessons from Leaders on Raising the Next Generation of Empowered Women

Author: Nina Tassler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476734674

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 9544

Edited by Nina Tassler, the chairman of CBS Entertainment, a collection of original essays from notable, accomplished women in politics, academia, athletics, the arts, and business offering advice for raising a new generation of empowered girls. Nina Tassler is, by any standard, a trailblazer. She holds one of the highest positions at CBS Corp., one of the world's most prominent media companies; she serves on the boards of prominent institutions; and she's a devoted wife and mother. It's hard to imagine a better role model for a young woman. But while attending a volleyball tournament with her daughter, Nina realized that the absence of sports from her own girlhood meant that she didn't always know how to talk to her daughter about what it means to be a female athlete, or about how women could succeed in the often male-dominated field of sports. Nina realized that her perspective on what feminism means--on what being a woman means--is singular and informed by her own journey and that perhaps other mothers may have their own limitations, subjects outside their purview. In What I Told My Daughter, a kaleidoscope of successful women from all walks of life--from celebrities to business executives, academics to law enforcement to philanthropic and humanitarian leaders including Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Madeleine Albright, Geena Davis, Brooke Shields, Norah O'Donnell, First Lady Laura Bush, Pat Benatar, Gloria Estefan, Christine Baranski, Sheila Bair, Peggy Orenstein, and Gloria Allred--share anecdotes about the stories they've told their own daughters to in still in them the belief that they are capable of doing whatever they set their minds to, and that even as they struggle to find their own way, they are far from alone.
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The Economics of Star Trek

Author: Manu Saadia

Publisher: Inkshares

ISBN: 1941758762

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 7179

"Manu Saadia has managed to show us one more reason, perhaps the most compelling one of all, why we all need the world of Star Trek to one day become the world we live in." — Chris Black, Writer and Co-Executive Producer, Star Trek: Enterprise What would the world look like if everybody had everything they wanted or needed? Trekonomics, the premier book in financial journalist Felix Salmon's imprint PiperText, approaches scarcity economics by coming at it backwards — through thinking about a universe where scarcity does not exist. Delving deep into the details and intricacies of 24th century society, Trekonomics explores post-scarcity and whether we, as humans, are equipped for it. What are the prospects of automation and artificial intelligence? Is there really no money in Star Trek? Is Trekonomics at all possible?
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A Tenth Anniversary Tribute

Author: Judith Reeves-Stevens,Garfield Reeves-Stevens

Publisher: Pocket Books/Star Trek

ISBN: 9780671025595

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 2102

This tribute to the creation of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" celebrates the tenth anniversary of the popular TV series, profiling the people who originated it. 700+ illustrations & color photos.
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Author: Wess Roberts

Publisher: New Word City

ISBN: 164019102X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 225

View: 8695

What's your definition of success? In this warm and wise book, Wess Roberts, bestselling author of Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun, accepts neither fame nor fortune as a sign of success. Rather, he tells us, what really matters is how well we measure up to our own individual talents and abilities. This one-of-a-kind book will open your eyes. What's the first step to finding success? From an early age, we're besieged by performance evaluations based on comparisons with others. Stop comparing yourself. With so many different paths leading to personal achievement, such an idea is not only useless, it works against success. Each chapter of this book details illuminating stories of real achievers and shows you how to break through the false barriers and report-card mentality that are holding you back. Learn how to: conquer fear, overcome weaknesses, avoid false pride, prepare for problems, bounce back from failure, eliminate greed and envy, learn from experience, set realistic goals, share your talents, start triumphing, and so much more.
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1,500 Years Ago Attila Got the Competitive Edge. Now He Tells You How You Can Get It, Too--His Way

Author: Wess Roberts

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 0307822532

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

View: 836

This sequel to Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun goes beyond the first book's focus on individual leadership and applies Attila's wisdom and lessons to the challenges of leadership in organizations. As essential for business managers and leaders as its now classic predecessor.
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Lessons From a Remarkable Career

Author: Margot Morrell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451620861

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 1282

A RENOWNED LEADERSHIP EXPERT EXAMINES THE LIFE OF R ONALD REAGAN, EXTRACTING THE KEY C OMPONENTS OF HIS IMMENSE S UCCESS—PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL—AND OFFERS AN ILLUMINATING MODEL F OR LEADERS AND MANAGERS IN EVERY WALK OF LIFE. Since leaving office, Ronald Reagan has emerged as among America’s greatest— and best-loved—leaders. Today he is known as “the Great Communicator,” but in the course of his sixty-year career, Reagan faced obstacles and hardships that could have stalled him at any point along the way. After every disaster, he picked himself up and kept moving forward. How did he manage his career and handle the hurdles involved in transitioning from actor and union official into a public speaker in high demand and from there into an extraordinarily successful politician? What can we learn from the way the perennial “new kid in town” muscled through adversities, maintained his focus, stayed true to his principles, and achieved his goals? In a compelling narrative that is both a motivational leadership teaching tool and a fascinating biography, bestselling author Margot Morrell sheds light on the challenges and heartbreaks that shaped Ronald Reagan. Four times his life slammed into a brick wall: his 1948 divorce from actress Jane Wyman; the termination of his long-standing contract with Warner Bros.; the end of his eight-year association with General Electric; and a hard-fought loss to President Gerald Ford in the 1976 primary campaign. Setting politics and policies largely aside, Morrell highlights the strategies and tactics Ronald Reagan used to transform himself from shy introvert to confident communicator; the methods and tools he employed to keep his career on track; and the skills he developed that led to his many accomplishments. Each chapter of Reagan’s Journey is followed by summary bullet points and an essential overview titled “Working It In,” to facilitate these lessons into your formation as a leader. Anyone interested in strengthening their leadership and communications skills, becoming more resilient in the face of setbacks, or taking their careers to the next level will find practical and useful lessons in the life of Ronald Reagan.
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How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

Author: Simon Sinek

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1591846447

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 246

View: 735

Draws on real-life stories and figures, including Martin Luther King, Jr. and Steve Jobs, to examine the qualities a good leader requires in order to inspire and motivate people.
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Author: Wess Roberts

Publisher: New Word City

ISBN: 1640191011

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 195

View: 5126

Wess Roberts, New York Times bestselling author of Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun, has gathered together insightful, inspiring, and instructive advice from some of history's greatest CEOs, entrepreneurs, and thinkers - from George Washington to George Patton, Andrew Carnegie to Oprah Winfrey, Vince Lombardi to the Dalai Lama. The Best Advice Ever for Leaders helps leaders of every stripe increase their effectiveness in the workplace whether they are executives, managers, or entrepreneurs.
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Author: Wess Roberts

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 0446535494

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 110

View: 9077

Explains how the legendary military commander's principles of leadership can be applied to contemporary business situations in the '90s.
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Practical Ways for Getting Along with People You Can't Avoid at Work

Author: Wess Roberts

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9780740719080

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 143

View: 8324

Identifies fifteen types of difficult co-workers and bosses and includes strategies for getting along with each one.
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A History of the Dane-zaa First Nations

Author: Robin Ridington,Jillian Ridington

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774822988

Category: Social Science

Page: 420

View: 4796

The Dane-zaa people have lived in BC's Peace River area for thousands of years. Elders documented their peoples' history and worldview, passing them on through storytelling. Language loss, however, threatens to break the bonds of knowledge transmission. At the request of the Doig River First Nations, anthropologists Robin and Jillian Ridington present a history of the Dane-zaa people based on oral histories collected over a half century of fieldwork. These powerful stories not only preserve traditional knowledge for future generations, they also tell the inspiring story of how the Dane-zaa learned to succeed and flourish in the modern world.
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Warren Buffett and the Business of Life

Author: Alice Schroeder

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408807327

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 832

View: 7801

Shortlisted for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Prize 2008 The Snowball is the first and will be the only biography of the world's richest man, Warren Buffett, written with his full cooperation and collaboration. Combining a unique blend of "The Sage of Omaha's" business savvy, life story and philosophy, The Snowball is essential reading for anyone wishing to discover and replicate the secrets of his business and life success. Warren Buffett is arguably the world's greatest investor. Even as a child he was fascinated by the concept of risk and probability, setting up his first business at the age of six. In 1964 he bought struggling Massachusetts textile firm Berkshire Hathaway and grew it to be the 12th largest corporation in the US purely through the exercise of sound investing principles - a feat never equalled in the annals of business. Despite an estimated net worth of around US$62 billion, Buffett leads an intriguingly frugal life taking home a salary of only £50,000 a year. His only indulgence is a private jet, an extravagance he wryly acknowledges by calling it "The Indefensible". In 2006, he made the largest charitable donation on record, with most of it going to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The Snowball provides a comprehensive, richly detailed insight one of the world's most extraordinary and much loved public figures.
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Author: Anne Lewis,American Association of School Administrators

Publisher: Amer Assn School Administrator

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 63

View: 9565

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