From The Ground Up

From The Ground Up

From The Ground Up

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

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Howard Schultz
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2019-01-28
Total Pages : 368 Pages
ISBN : 9780525509455


From The Ground Up

From The Ground Up

In From the Ground Up: Local Efforts to Create Resilient Cities, design expert Alison Sant focuses on the unique ways in which US cities are working to mitigate and adapt to climate change while creating equitable and livable communities. Sant presents 12 case studies, drawn from research and over 90 interviews with people who are working in these communities to make a difference. These efforts show how US cities are reclaiming their streets from cars, restoring watersheds, growing forests, and adapting shorelines to improve people's lives while addressing our changing climate. From the Ground Up is a call to action. When we make the places we live more climate resilient, we need to acknowledge and address the history of social and racial injustice. Advocates, non-profit organizations, community-based groups, and government officials will find examples of how to build alliances to support and embolden this vision together.

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Genre : Architecture
Author : Alison Sant
Publisher : Island Press
Release : 2022-01-11
Total Pages : 296 Pages
ISBN : 9781610918961


From The Ground Up

From The Ground Up

"From the Ground Up describes Rincon in detail, from the day the brainstorm to bid on the land took shape in the mide of a Perini Co. executive until its champagne-soaked opening party. . . . The book emerges as a helpful primer on what it takes to build a tiny, self-contained city. Engineering problems are cleanly explained, architectural cant is kept to a minimum and a bookshelf of financial detail is boiled down to essentials."--Marshall Kilduff, San Francisco Chronicle Book Review "This engrossing study, flavored with the appeal of San Francisco and written by Los Angeles Times national correspondent Frantz, examines the combination of dreaming and entrepreneurship required to succeed in the cyclical realty business."--Publishers Weekly "Frantz. . . .is a business reporter of real skill and sophistication. . . .The genius of [his] book is in the details."--Johnathan Kirsch, Los Angeles Times

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Genre : Architecture
Author : Douglas Frantz
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 1993-12-22
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 0520083997


From The Ground Up

From The Ground Up

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?

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Author : Jennifer Van Wyk
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2017-02-07
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 1544112092


Flight Training Manual

Flight Training Manual

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Genre : Airplanes
Author :
Publisher :
Release : 1981
Total Pages : 197 Pages
ISBN : OCLC:1149033255


Eating From The Ground Up

Eating From The Ground Up

Presents a collection of recipes for seasonal vegetables, including such dishes as cauliflower cheddar soup, grilled summer squash with basil ricotta, roasted vegetable and cashew curry, and sweet potato latkes with roasted applesauce.

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Genre : Cooking
Author : Alana Chernila
Publisher : Clarkson Potter
Release : 2018
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9780451494993


Teardown

Teardown

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.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Dave Meslin
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2019-05-14
Total Pages : 384 Pages
ISBN : 9780143197065


Character Design From The Ground Up

Character Design From The Ground Up

All stories have characters, and whether its a film, game, book, or comic, all characters need to be designed. Character design has become a distinct discipline in the entertainment industry, and character designers are employed by film and game companies across the globe to bring life to scripts and ideas. In this book, illustrator and character designer Kevin Crossley provides a complete overview of character design. Starting with the basics of materials, equipment, and sofware, Kevin will explain the processes professional character designers follow to develop characters for publishing, games, and film. From ideas and thumbnails, anatomy and reference, through effective drawing, 3D mock-ups and full turnarounds, Kev explains how a character designer works to achieve professional results.

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Genre : Design
Author : Kevin Crossley
Publisher : Ilex Press
Release : 2014-10-06
Total Pages : 208 Pages
ISBN : 9781781571835


C From The Ground Up

C From The Ground Up

Beginning through advanced topics and techniques are covered in this reference. The book teaches how to program C++ by presenting examples of source code and showing the results that such code produces. Readers are encouraged to experiment with the code to gain firsthand experience.

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Genre : C (Computer program language)
Author : Herbert Schildt
Publisher : McGraw-Hill/Osborne Media
Release : 1998
Total Pages : 668 Pages
ISBN : UCSD:31822031005945


Green From The Ground Up

Green From The Ground Up

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.

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Genre : House & Home
Author : David Johnston
Publisher : Taunton Press
Release : 2008
Total Pages : 330 Pages
ISBN : 9781561589739