From the Ground Up

From the Ground Up
Author: Howard Schultz
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780525509455
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Release: 2019-01-28
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the longtime CEO and chairman of Starbucks, a bold, dramatic work about the new responsibilities that leaders, businesses, and citizens share in American society today—as viewed through the intimate lens of one man’s life and work. What do we owe one another? How do we channel our drive, ingenuity, even our pain, into something more meaningful than individual success? And what is our duty in the places where we live, work, and play? These questions are at the heart of the American journey. They are also ones that Howard Schultz has grappled with personally since growing up in the Brooklyn housing projects and while building Starbucks from eleven stores into one of the world’s most iconic brands. In From the Ground Up, Schultz looks for answers in two interwoven narratives. One story shows how his conflicted boyhood—including experiences he has never before revealed—motivated Schultz to become the first in his family to graduate from college, then to build the kind of company his father, a working-class laborer, never had a chance to work for: a business that tries to balance profit and human dignity. A parallel story offers a behind-the-scenes look at Schultz’s unconventional efforts to challenge old notions about the role of business in society. From health insurance and free college tuition for part-time baristas to controversial initiatives about race and refugees, Schultz and his team tackled societal issues with the same creativity and rigor they applied to changing how the world consumes coffee. Throughout the book, Schultz introduces a cross-section of Americans transforming common struggles into shared successes. In these pages, lost youth find first jobs, aspiring college students overcome the yoke of debt, post-9/11 warriors replace lost limbs with indomitable spirit, former coal miners and opioid addicts pave fresh paths, entrepreneurs jump-start dreams, and better angels emerge from all corners of the country. From the Ground Up is part candid memoir, part uplifting blueprint of mutual responsibility, and part proof that ordinary people can do extraordinary things. At its heart, it’s an optimistic, inspiring account of what happens when we stand up, speak out, and come together for purposes bigger than ourselves. Here is a new vision of what can be when we try our best to lead lives through the lens of humanity. “Howard Schultz’s story is a clear reminder that success is not achieved through individual determination alone, but through partnership and community. Howard’s commitment to both have helped him build one of the world’s most recognized brands. It will be exciting to see what he accomplishes next.”—Bill Gates

Calculus from the Ground Up

Calculus from the Ground Up
Author: Jonathan Laine Bartlett
Pages: 458
ISBN: 1944918027
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Release: 2018-11
Editor: BP Learning
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Calculus from the Ground Up invites readers to become active participants in mathematics-making numbers and symbols the servants of their imaginations in ways they didn't think possible. It is a guidebook for learning not only the bare subject of calculus, but also to discover how its artistry can be applied everywhere else.

From The Ground Up

From The Ground Up
Author: Sunil Kumar
Pages: 240
ISBN: 1922553352
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Release: 2021-08-16
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

HOW TO BUILD YOUR BUSINESS FAST. EVERY BUSINESS OWNER SHOULD READ THIS BOOK. HOW DO YOU MAKE YOUR STORY A SUCCESS? HOW DO YOU TAKE A NEAR BROKEN BUSINESS TO GREAT HEIGHTS? HOW CAN YOU BUILD A BUSINESS THAT LASTS? WHERE DO YOU EVEN START? If you are a start up business owner, or a business professional, established or up-and-coming leader, a migrant wanting to make your dreams come true in a new country, you want to see your business flourish long into your future, or if you want to align your people for growth and a great culture, the principles in this book will help you achieve all your dreams. From migrant to door-to-door salesman to award winning CEO, this personal and raw glimpse into Sunil Kumar's journey shares with you his seven key principles that will help your business thrive to success. Sunil's message is clear: there is no limit to what you can achieve if you: Nurture self-improvement Empower your people Embrace generosity of spirit Be courageous and take risks Build a strong foundation. Join Sunil if you want to discover that success is in all of us as long as we believe with bravery.

Ray Tracing from the Ground Up

Ray Tracing from the Ground Up
Author: Kevin Suffern
Pages: 784
ISBN: 9781498774703
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Release: 2016-04-19
Editor: CRC Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With the increase in computing speed and due to the high quality of the optical effects it achieves, ray tracing is becoming a popular choice for interactive and animated rendering. This book takes readers through the whole process of building a modern ray tracer from scratch in C++. All concepts and processes are explained in detail with the aid o

From the Ground Up

From the Ground Up
Author: Sandy MacDonald
Pages: 286
ISBN: 0969005482
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Release: 1991-01-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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From the Ground Up

From the Ground Up
Author: Jennifer Van Wyk
Pages: 288
ISBN: 1544112092
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Release: 2017-02-07
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Tess & Barrett Ryan have been married for over twenty years. They're both hopelessly in love with each other. Have been since they were just seventeen years old. But lately, they feel disconnected. They don't get time together to go on dates much less bedroom time. Date night no longer consists of the woo. He can't remember the last time he had his wife to himself. She can't remember the last time she felt adored. As much as he un-derstands that she's feeling unappreciated and generally unneeded as his wife, he feels the same. They're struggling in a way they never imagined when they began their rela-tionship all those years ago. It seems that their lives won't slow down and change isn't going to happen un-less they make it. Together they realize they've put them first for far too long and in the meantime forgot what made their house a home to begin with. Will a week in a remote Michigan cabin be enough to remind each other what they built their lives upon? How do they fall back in love with each other when they never fell out of it in the first place?

Programming from the Ground Up

Programming from the Ground Up
Author: Jonathan Bartlett,Dominick Bruno
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780975283844
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Release: 2004
Editor: Bartlett Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Programming from the Ground Up uses Linux assembly language to teach new programmers the most important concepts in programming. It takes you a step at a time through these concepts: * How the processor views memory * How the processor operates * How programs interact with the operating system * How computers represent data internally * How to do low-level and high-level optimization Most beginning-level programming books attempt to shield the reader from how their computer really works. Programming from the Ground Up starts by teaching how the computer works under the hood, so that the programmer will have a sufficient background to be successful in all areas of programming. This book is being used by Princeton University in their COS 217 "Introduction to Programming Systems" course.

From the Ground Up

From the Ground Up
Author: Sandy A. F. MacDonald
Pages: 335
ISBN: 0969005490
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Release: 1997-08-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Green from the Ground Up

Green from the Ground Up
Author: David Johnston,Scott Gibson
Pages: 330
ISBN: 9781561589739
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Release: 2008
Editor: Taunton Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Highlighted by more than 350 full-color photographs and illustrations, a comprehensive study of sustainable, energy-efficient, and healthful home construction offers a detailed explanation of green building fundamentals that covers such topics as site planning, materials selection, efficient energy alternatives, indoor air quality, and more at every stage in the construction process, from framing to finishes. Original.

Learning from the Ground Up

Learning from the Ground Up
Author: Dip Kapoor,Aziz Choudry
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780230112650
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Release: 2010-10-18
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The dynamics, politics, and richness of knowledge production in social movements and social activist contexts are often overlooked. This book contends that some of the most radical critiques and understandings about dominant ideologies and power structures, and visions of social change, have emerged from those spaces.

From the Ground Up

From the Ground Up
Author: Jeanne Nolan
Pages: 282
ISBN: 9780812992991
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Release: 2013
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A leader in America's burgeoning organic garden movement describes her post-high school decision to experiment with commune life and organic farming and how the skills she learned has helped her design hundreds of rooftop, schoolyard and backyard organic gardens.

Thrifty Gardening

Thrifty Gardening
Author: Marjorie Harris
Pages: 252
ISBN: 9780887842719
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Release: 2012
Editor: House of Anansi
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Bestselling author and gardening columnist Marjorie Harris offers a timely and entertaining guide for gardeners at every stage of life. Whether you're moving into your first apartment or condo, upgrading to a house, or downsizing to smaller digs, Harris shares the best tips on how to create a beautiful garden for any space — all on a budget. The highly anticipated sequel to her popular book Thrifty: Living the Frugal Life with Style, Thrifty Gardening marries Harris's passion for gardening with her thrifty lifestyle savvy so that everyone can create a natural oasis whatever their living situation is — and without breaking the bank.

Rome from the Ground Up

Rome from the Ground Up
Author: James H. S. McGregor
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780674022638
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Release: 2006-10-31
Editor: Harvard University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Rome is not one city but many, each with its own history unfolding from a different center: now the trading port on the Tiber; now the Forum of antiquity; the Palatine of imperial power; the Lateran Church of Christian ascendancy; the Vatican; the Quirinal palace. Beginning with the very shaping of the ground on which Rome first rose, this book conjures all these cities, past and present, conducting the reader through time and space to the complex and shifting realities—architectural, historical, political, and social—that constitute Rome. A multifaceted historical portrait, this richly illustrated work is as gritty as it is gorgeous, immersing readers in the practical world of each period. James H. S. McGregor’s explorations afford the pleasures of a novel thick with characters and plot twists: amid the life struggles, hopes, and failures of countless generations, we see how things truly worked, then and now; we learn about the materials of which Rome was built; of the Tiber and its bridges; of roads, aqueducts, and sewers; and, always, of power, especially the power to shape the city and imprint it with a particular personality—like that of Nero or Trajan or Pope Sixtus V—or a particular institution. McGregor traces the successive urban forms that rulers have imposed, from emperors and popes to national governments including Mussolini’s. And, in archaeologists’ and museums’ presentation of Rome’s past, he shows that the documenting of history itself is fraught with power and politics. In McGregor’s own beautifully written account, the power and politics emerge clearly, manifest in the distinctive styles and structures, practical concerns and aesthetic interests that constitute the myriad Romes of our day and days past.

Teardown

Teardown
Author: Dave Meslin
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780143197065
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Release: 2019-05-14
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A handbook of democratic solutions in troubled times, from the activist the media call a "wizard," a "mastermind," "the ultimate ideas guy," a "mad scientist," a "start-up genius." Our democracy is a trainwreck. Our elections feel hollow and our legislatures have become toxic. Fierce partisanship, centralized power, distorted election results and rigged systems all contribute to our growing cynicism. Voters are increasingly turning towards the angriest candidates, or simply tuning out completely and staying at home. But as Dave Meslin's career has shown, we can fix things. We can turn elite power structures upside down. We can give a voice to ordinary people. But it means fixing things from the bottom up, and starting locally. It's hard to change the world if you can't change a municipal by-law. Teardown shows readers how to do both. And it will show us that these two challenges are not fundamentally different. From environmental activism to public space advocacy to the ongoing campaign for electoral reform, Dave Meslin has been both out on the street in marches and in the back rooms drawing up policy. With Teardown he reminds us that the future of our species doesn't need to look like a trainwreck. That we're capable of so much more. It's time to raise our expectations: of the system, of each other and of ourselves. Only then can we re-imagine a new democracy, unrecognizable from today's political mess. This book is a recipe for change. A cure for cynicism. A war on apathy.

C from the Ground Up Third Edition

C   from the Ground Up  Third Edition
Author: Herbert Schildt
Pages: 602
ISBN: STANFORD:36105111894437
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Release: 2003-04-09
Editor: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Best-selling programming guru Herb Schildt provides the ultimate C++ resource for beginning to intermediate programmers using his clear, informative, and step-by-step style.

From the Ground Up

From the Ground Up
Author: Dylan Jones,Ralph Larmann
Pages: 251
ISBN: 1848093683
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Release: 2012
Editor: Preface Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The stats are truly epic: $700m in receipts; three sets costing $10m each of which take 150 trucks to transport; an audience of 7 million people - a single performance in Pasadena, California, setting the world record for a single rock concert at 97,014 attendees... With exclusive contributions from the band, manager Paul McGuiness, world renowned set designer Willie Williams (who also designs sets for George Michael, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Rolling Stones and many more) and exclusive photographs from tour photographer Ralf Larmann and written by Dylan Jones who has been given complete access, including behind the scenes at Glastonbury 2011. This is the ultimate inside story of the ultimate Rock and Roll band on the ultimate Rock and Roll Tour.

Growing in Christ from the Ground Up

Growing in Christ  from the Ground Up
Author: Pauline Hylton
Pages: 164
ISBN: 1936501481
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Release: 2019-07-26
Editor: Crossriver Media Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Pauline and her husband, Tom, sold their charter fishing boat and house on a quarter acre in sunny Clearwater, Florida, to move to a sixty-six-acre tobacco farm that Tom inherited outside of Mount Airy, North Carolina. They had a dream of growing their own food. They grew weeds instead. Some food-but mostly weeds. Growing in Christ - from the ground up, chronicles the four years Tom and Pauline have farmed in North Carolina. They have experienced a few successes but mostly failures. However, God's economy is never wasted. He wove their mid-life-change-of-life into a tapestry of His grace. Buy Growing in Christ today and enrich your relationship with Christ as you walk along with Pauline.

From the Ground Up

From the Ground Up
Author: John N. Cole,Charles Wing
Pages: 244
ISBN: 0316151122
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Release: 1976
Editor: Little Brown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A comprehensive mix of inspiration and instruction stimulates and guides the design, construction, furnishing, and decoration of one's own house

War from the Ground Up

War from the Ground Up
Author: Emile Simpson
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780199333530
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Release: 2013
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the wars in Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan and in recent conflicts more generally, liberal powers have blurred the line between military and political activity. 'War From The Ground Up' offers a distinctive perspective in its consideration of the concept of contemporary warfare.

From the Ground Up

From the Ground Up
Author: Peter Lazes,Marie Rudden
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781523091898
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Release: 2020-11-10
Editor: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Everyone in a hospital leadership role should read this book as it offers a wealth of practical advice for organizations intent on improving their clinical care delivery.” —Amy C. Edmondson, professor, Harvard Business School, and author of The Fearless Organization All Americans deserve and should have access to high quality, affordable healthcare services delivered by professionals who have sufficient time and resources to care for them. This book offers proven and practical approaches for redesigning healthcare organizations to be less fragmented—and more patient-centered—by tapping into the experiences of staff on the front lines of patient care. Peter Lazes and Marie Rudden show how collaboration and active communication among administrators, medical staff, and patients are a core element of a successful organizational change effort. Through case studies and the direct voices and experiences of frontline workers, they explore exactly what it takes to effectively engage staff and providers in improving the patient care shortcomings within their institutions. This book not only is a manual detailing what can be achieved when frontline staff have a direct voice in controlling their practice environments but was written to show how to accomplish transformative changes in how our hospitals and outpatient clinics work. At a time when the massive gaps in our healthcare systems have been laid bare by the fragmented responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, this book offers hope and a plan for change.