At Any Cost

At Any Cost

At Any Cost

A former reporter for The Wall Street Journal offers a critical account of the leadership of General Electric's Chief Executive Officer, Jack Welch, illustrating Welch's ruthless but successful "downsizing" and GE's questionable practices. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Thomas F. O'Boyle
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 1999
Total Pages : 456 Pages
ISBN : 9780375705670


At Any Cost

At Any Cost

At Any Cost unravels the twisted story of Rod Covlin, whose unrepentant greed drove him to an unspeakable act of murder and betrayal that rocked New York City. Wealthy, beautiful, and brilliant, Shele Danishefsky had fulfillment at her fingertips. Having conquered Wall Street, she was eager to build a family with her much younger husband, promising Ivy League graduate Rod Covlin. But when his hidden vices surfaced, marital harmony gave way to a merciless divorce. Rod had long depended on Shele's income to fund his tastes for high stakes backgammon and infidelity--and she finally vowed to sever him from her will. In late December 2009, Shele made an appointment with her lawyer to block him from her millions. She would never make it to that meeting. Two days later, on New Year’s Eve, Shele was found dead in the bathtub of her Upper West Side apartment. Police ruled it an accident, and Shele’s deeply Orthodox Jewish family quickly buried her without an autopsy on religious grounds. Rod had a clear path to his ex-wife's fortune, but suspicions about her death lingered. As the two families warred over custody of Shele’s children—and their inheritance— Rod concocted a series of increasingly demented schemes, even plotting to kill his own parents, to secure the treasure. And as investigators closed in, Rod committed a final, desperate act to frame his own daughter for her mother’s death. Journalists Rebecca Rosenberg and Selim Algar reconstruct the ten years that passed between the day Shele was found dead and the day her killer faced justice in this riveting account of how one man’s irrepressible greed devolved into obsession, manipulation, and murder.

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Genre : True Crime
Author : Rebecca Rosenberg
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release : 2021-04-06
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9781250264572


At Any Cost

At Any Cost

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Genre : Homosexuality
Author : Anita Bryant
Publisher : Fleming H. Revell Company
Release : 1978
Total Pages : 154 Pages
ISBN : IND:30000042756365


Doping In Sports

Doping In Sports

Behind the fame of big-time sports lies a complex web of controversy and deceit. Doping—the use of banned performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) to gain a competitive athletic edge—is common in many sports. While doping can improve performance, it poses huge risks for athletes' health and careers. Some of the world's top athletes, from cyclist Lance Armstrong to professional baseball player Alex Rodriguez, have seen their images tarnished by doping scandals. Still, the pressure to win and high financial stakes drive many athletes to PEDs. Award-winning author Stephanie Sammartino McPherson uncovers the shadowy world of athletes who dope, the people and organizations that help them, and the scientists and officials committed to stopping them.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Stephanie Sammartino McPherson
Publisher : Twenty-First Century Books
Release : 2016-04-01
Total Pages : 104 Pages
ISBN : 9781467795760


Profit At Any Cost

Profit At Any Cost

As a young executive, Jerry Fleming wondered if making a profit and behaving ethically were even compatible. Years later, he discovered that ethical companies not only showed greater profits than their unethical competitors but also experienced greater employee satisfaction and public trust. With corporate scandals in the headlines, Profit at any Cost? is Fleming's call for businesspeople to rethink how ethics are lived out in the marketplace. In so doing, he says, they will find greater peace, success, and profits. With real-life examples from his thirty-year business career, Fleming challenges readers to: " see that the business world is not a separate playing field with its own "rules" examine the failures of energy-giant Enron and other troubled corporations " understand how seemingly insignificant choices lead to unethical business practices " discover four moral principles that lead to long-term success in business and life " learn why ethical companies are more successful in the long run With humor, poignant insights, and a wealth of research, Profit at Any Cost? will challenge and inspire men and women of all professions to bring integrity back to the workplace.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Jerry Fleming
Publisher : Baker Books
Release : 2003-05-01
Total Pages : 192 Pages
ISBN : 9781441242822


A State At Any Cost

A State At Any Cost

2019 National Jewish Book Award Finalist "[A] fascinating biography . . . a masterly portrait of a titanic yet unfulfilled man . . . this is a gripping study of power, and the loneliness of power." —The Economist As the founder of Israel, David Ben-Gurion long ago secured his reputation as a leading figure of the twentieth century. Determined from an early age to create a Jewish state, he thereupon took control of the Zionist movement, declared Israel’s independence, and navigated his country through wars, controversies and remarkable achievements. And yet Ben-Gurion remains an enigma—he could be driven and imperious, or quizzical and confounding. In this definitive biography, Israel’s leading journalist-historian Tom Segev uses large amounts of previously unreleased archival material to give an original, nuanced account, transcending the myths and legends that have accreted around the man. Segev’s probing biography ranges from the villages of Poland to Manhattan libraries, London hotels, and the hills of Palestine, and shows us Ben-Gurion’s relentless activity across six decades. Along the way, Segev reveals for the first time Ben-Gurion’s secret negotiations with the British on the eve of Israel’s independence, his willingness to countenance the forced transfer of Arab neighbors, his relative indifference to Jerusalem, and his occasional “nutty moments”—from UFO sightings to plans for Israel to acquire territory in South America. Segev also reveals that Ben-Gurion first heard about the Holocaust from a Palestinian Arab acquaintance, and explores his tempestuous private life, including the testimony of four former lovers. The result is a full and startling portrait of a man who sought a state “at any cost”—at times through risk-taking, violence, and unpredictability, and at other times through compromise, moderation, and reason. Segev’s Ben-Gurion is neither a saint nor a villain but rather a historical actor who belongs in the company of Lenin or Churchill—a twentieth-century leader whose iron will and complex temperament left a complex and contentious legacy that we still reckon with today.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Tom Segev
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release : 2019-09-24
Total Pages : 816 Pages
ISBN : 9781429951845


Survival At Any Cost

Survival At Any Cost

In a fictional experiment, one mind is transferred into another, trapping 2 diverse minds in one body. The mission becomes to intertwine the two into one in order to become a functional person. In this story however there is a catch, the two minds are of different sexes. The mishaps and adventures that follow are unprecedented.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Nelson Regner
Publisher : Outskirts Press
Release : 2015-06-23
Total Pages : 167 Pages
ISBN : 9781478758501


Fame At Any Cost

Fame At Any Cost

Is winning worth everything? Has the nation has reached saturation point with TV talent shows? This gripping exposé describes what really happens to reality TV contest winners and losers. TV writer, Keeley Bolger, examines the highs and lows of being a star of reality television and the price people are willing to pay for fame today. Exploring all the major UK TV talent contests and featuring the contestants, record label executives and some of the established pop stars, who were challenged in the charts by the newcomers.

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Genre : Music
Author : Keeley Bolger
Publisher : Omnibus Press
Release : 2011-05-19
Total Pages : 208 Pages
ISBN : 9780857125934


Victory At Any Cost

Victory At Any Cost

A biography of the leader of the Vietnamese Communist forces against the Japanese, French and Americans covers the life, political career and military strategies of Vo Nguyen Giap.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Cecil B. Currey
Publisher : Potomac Books, Inc.
Release : 2005
Total Pages : 401 Pages
ISBN : 9781574887426


Making It At Any Cost

Making It At Any Cost

La Salada is South America’s largest marketplace for fraudulently labeled clothing, a sprawling and dangerous bazaar on the fringes of Buenos Aires where counterfeit goods are bought and sold, armed thieves roam the nearby streets, and corrupt police and politicians turn a blind eye to widespread unlawful behaviors. Despite conditions traditionally considered inhospitable to economic growth—including acute interpersonal distrust, pervasive personal insecurity, and rampant violence—business in La Salada is booming under an established order completely detached from the state. Matías Dewey dives deep into the world of La Salada to examine how market exchanges function outside the law and how agreements and norms develop in the economy for counterfeit clothing. Drawing on seven months of ethnographic research and more than a hundred interviews, Dewey argues that aspirations for a better future shape garment workers’ everyday practices, from their home-based sweatshops to the market stalls. The book unearths a new configuration of garment production and commercialization detached from global supply chains, submerged in the shadows of informality and illegality, and rooted in aspiration and opportunity.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Matías Dewey
Publisher : University of Texas Press
Release : 2020-06-09
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9781477321089