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Queen Bee: Roxanne Quimby, Burt's Bees, and Her Quest for a New National Park

Queen Bee: Roxanne Quimby, Burt's Bees, and Her Quest for a New National Park [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0884484203
Author: Phyllis Austin
Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers and Cadent Publishing
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Queen Bee: Roxanne Quimby, Burt's Bees, and Her Quest for a New National Park by Phyllis Austin Book Resume:

How did she navigate the world of venture capitalists and investment bankers to engineer the sale of her company and reap a personal fortune? And what does her subsequent odyssey to buy and donate a new national park in Maine’s north woods—thus repaying what she regards as the “harmonic debt to the planet” she incurred by manufacturing beauty products—tell us about America and the American dream? Queen Bee is a fascinating biography of a fascinating woman, her game-changing skin-care company, and the quest to create a national park in the north woods. A richly textured portrait of the woman who built Burt’s Bees from nothing and altered the global business of skin care. A tightly woven story of the paper-industry exodus, the giant clearance sale of the north woods, the downward spiral of paper-company towns, and the battle for a new national park. A tale of the American Dream in action— what it can do for the fortunate few who are in the right place at the right time with wits and determination, and what it can do to the unfortunate many who find themselves on the wrong side of “creative destruction.”

Building Brand Authenticity

Building Brand Authenticity [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0230250807
Author: M. Beverland
Publisher: Springer
File Size: 425 KB
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Building Brand Authenticity by M. Beverland Book Resume:

The projection of authenticity is one of the key pillars of marketing. Research reveals that consumers seek authenticity through the brands they choose. Based on extensive research with consumers and brand managers this book offers seven guiding principles for building brand authenticity.

How I Built This

How I Built This [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0358216788
Author: Guy Raz
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
File Size: 365 KB
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How I Built This by Guy Raz Book Resume:

Based on the highly acclaimed NPR podcast, How I Built This with Guy Raz, this book offers priceless insights and inspiration from the world’s top entrepreneurs on how to start, launch, and build a successful venture. Great ideas often come from a simple spark: A soccer player on the New Zealand national team notices all the unused wool his country produces and figures out a way to turn them into shoes (Allbirds). A former Buddhist monk decides the very best way to spread his mindfulness teachings is by launching an app (Headspace). A sandwich cart vendor finds a way to reuse leftover pita bread and turns it into a multimillion-dollar business (Stacy’s Pita Chips). Award-winning journalist and NPR host Guy Raz has interviewed more than 200 highly successful entrepreneurs to uncover amazing true stories like these. In How I Built This, he shares tips for every entrepreneur’s journey: from the early days of formulating your idea, to raising money and recruiting employees, to fending off competitors, to finally paying yourself a real salary. This is a must-read for anyone who has ever dreamed of starting their own business or wondered how trailblazing entrepreneurs made their own dreams a reality.

From Counterculture to Cyberculture

From Counterculture to Cyberculture [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0226817431
Author: Fred Turner
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
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From Counterculture to Cyberculture by Fred Turner Book Resume:

In the early 1960s, computers haunted the American popular imagination. Bleak tools of the cold war, they embodied the rigid organization and mechanical conformity that made the military-industrial complex possible. But by the 1990s—and the dawn of the Internet—computers started to represent a very different kind of world: a collaborative and digital utopia modeled on the communal ideals of the hippies who so vehemently rebelled against the cold war establishment in the first place. From Counterculture to Cyberculture is the first book to explore this extraordinary and ironic transformation. Fred Turner here traces the previously untold story of a highly influential group of San Francisco Bay–area entrepreneurs: Stewart Brand and the Whole Earth network. Between 1968 and 1998, via such familiar venues as the National Book Award–winning Whole Earth Catalog, the computer conferencing system known as WELL, and, ultimately, the launch of the wildly successful Wired magazine, Brand and his colleagues brokered a long-running collaboration between San Francisco flower power and the emerging technological hub of Silicon Valley. Thanks to their vision, counterculturalists and technologists alike joined together to reimagine computers as tools for personal liberation, the building of virtual and decidedly alternative communities, and the exploration of bold new social frontiers. Shedding new light on how our networked culture came to be, this fascinating book reminds us that the distance between the Grateful Dead and Google, between Ken Kesey and the computer itself, is not as great as we might think.

Historic Acadia National Park

Historic Acadia National Park [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1493018140
Author: Catherine Schmitt
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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Historic Acadia National Park by Catherine Schmitt Book Resume:

If parks could speak, what would they say? Historic Acadia National Park is a vibrant collection of true stories that share different aspects of Acadia National Park’s history. From its glacial origins, to its rising peaks near the tourist-town Bar Harbor, Acadia has a unique and fascinating history for Down Easters and tourists alike. Many of the tales focus on some of Maine's most famous land formations including Pulpit Rock, Sargent Mountain Pond, Mount Desert Rock, Otter Creek, and even the Trenton Bridge. Learn about the people who first walked these woods and how Acadia National Park evolved into the national treasure it is today.

Thunder Run

Thunder Run [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1555847641
Author: David Zucchino
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
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Thunder Run by David Zucchino Book Resume:

“A Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter provides a brilliant account of the harrowing drive into Baghdad by an American armor brigade” (Seattle Post-Intelligencer). Based on reporting that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Thunder Run chronicles one of the boldest gambles in modern military history: the surprise assault on Baghdad by the Spartan Brigade, the Second Brigade of the Third Infantry Division (Mechanized). Three battalions and fewer than a thousand men launched a violent thrust of tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicles into the heart of a city of five million people—and in three days of bloody combat ended the Iraqi war. More than just a rendering of a single battle, Thunder Run candidly recounts how soldiers respond under fire and stress and how human frailties are magnified in a war zone. The product of over a hundred interviews with commanders and men from the Second Brigade, it is a riveting firsthand account of how a single armored brigade was able to capture an Arab capital defended by one of the world’s largest armies. “The best account of combat since Black Hawk Down.” —Men’s Journal

Uniform Champions

Uniform Champions [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 098922029X
Author: Thomas Meyer
Publisher: The Philanthropy Roundtable
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Uniform Champions by Thomas Meyer Book Resume:

This guidebook is built on years of advisory work, scores of first-hand interviews, and careful research and analysis. It includes a statistical appendix offering a range of indicators on the status of veterans, an up-to-the-minute review of services provided by government, and many details for donors anxious to be as helpful as possible to those who have worn our nation’s uniform.

History of the Goodspeed family

History of the Goodspeed family [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 5871957714
Author: W.A. Goodspeed
Publisher: Рипол Классик
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History of the Goodspeed family by W.A. Goodspeed Book Resume:

History of the Goodspeed family, profusely illustrated being a genealogical and narrative record extending from 1380 to 1906, and embracing material concerning the family collected during eighteen years of research, together with maps, plates, charts, etc