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📒The Power Of One ✍ Bryce Courtenay
✏The Power of One Book Summary : A young boy becomes an inspiring symbol for black and white as he experiences an odyssey through pro-Nazi South Africa during World War II. Reissue. Movie tie-in. NYT.
📒The Power Of One ✍ Louis E. Catron
✏The Power of One Book Summary : This book demonstrates techniques of writing, acting, and directing that encourage the reader to create a personal theatrical experience.
📒The Leadership Triad ✍ Dale E. Zand
✏The Leadership Triad Book Summary : People once stood in awe of electricity, writes Dale Zand, until scientists identified and harnessed its three basic variables: voltage, current, and resistance. Likewise, people marvel at the achievements of successful leaders, such as Lee Iacocca at Chrysler or Jack Welch at GE, and wonder how they do it. In this superb volume, Zand dispels the mystery surrounding leadership so that managers at all levels--from the CEO to the shop supervisor--can develop the skills needed to lead effectively. Zand highlights the three elements required for leadership in today's information-driven organizations: knowledge, trust, and power. Knowledge, Zand argues, is essential to decisionmaking: Leaders must be able to tap information about customers, products, and processes found throughout the organization. The book brims with suggestions about how to tap this knowledge. The author demonstrates, for instance, how a leader's attitudes and behavior can release (or repress) the flow of knowledge in a corporation (he shows how at one failed home-appliance company managers suppressed information about customer complaints and reprimanded factory workers for suggesting changes, fatal mistakes); he outlines how the skillful use of questions can draw out and highlight the knowledge managers and workers possess; and he discusses how to avoid subtle obstacles (such as the complacency of success) to improve the link between knowledge and action. Trust, the second element of the triad, helps a leader achieve open, collaborative communication. Indeed, Zand shows that the degree to which people trust a leader determines how much access they will give him or her to their knowledge. The book explores the key elements in the development of trust (a leader must disclose relevant information, share influence, live up to the spirit of agreements, and not abuse power) and also illustrates some basic laws of trust--mistrust drives out trust; trust stimulates productivity; and mistrusting groups self-destruct. Zand then considers power, showing how the leader must set the agenda for the firm; select, develop, and motivate the people who will implement the agenda; and examine and adjust individual performance. Equally important, he shows that in knowledge-driven organizations, the effective leader rarely issues directives, but instead acts more as a consultant or a client. To lead Chrysler's recovery effort in the 1990s, for example, CEO Robert Eaton, senior managers, and project leaders all met when a new car model was to be created or redesigned. After the objectives were worked out, the design group was turned loose to organize itself and get the job done. Freed from constant second-guessing by top bosses, teams worked harder and took greater pride in their work. By the mid-1990s, this design-consignment process was so effective that Chrysler's speed to market and reduction of development costs far exceeded its U. S. competitors. Masterfully written, Knowledge, Trust, and Power is a down-to-earth, powerful guide. Full of examples--many from the author's consulting experience--of companies from General Motors, Wal-Mart, and American Express to electronics, manufacturing, and health care organizations, it offers a wealth of practical information to managers at all levels, and to anyone who aspires to a leadership position.
📒Power Plant Water Chemistry ✍ Brad Buecker
✏Power Plant Water Chemistry Book Summary : Reveals the secrets of neurolinguistic programming and explains how to master both mind and body while gaining emotional and financial freedom and increasing self-confidence.
📒One Dimensional Woman ✍ Nina Power
✏One dimensional Woman Book Summary : Criticizes the hollowness of contemporary feminism, its lack of alternative thought, and its emphasis on capitalist individualism.
📒A Question Of Power ✍ Bessie Head
✏A Question of Power Book Summary : "When Elizabeth learns the devastating truth about her mother, locked away for defying Apartheid, she flees South Africa and begins a new life in Botswana, at Motabeng, the village of the rain-wind. But Elizabeth is tormented by two men, Dan and Sello, who represent for her a private vision of hell into which she sinks deeper and deeper. This novel interweaves one woman's terrifying experience of insanity with the madness and cruelty of life in a divided society. A Question of Power is the unforgettable study of an individual - and a race - whose identity has been annihilated, and their resulting struggle to endure"--Publisher's description.
📒The Power Of Form Applied To Geometric Tracery ✍ Robert William Billings
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📒Power Electronics Handbook ✍ Muhammad H. Rashid
✏Power Electronics Handbook Book Summary : Power electronics, which is a rapidly growing area in terms of research and applications, uses modern electronics technology to convert electric power from one form to another, such as ac-dc, dc-dc, dc-ac, and ac-ac with a variable output magnitude and frequency. It has many applications in our every day life such as air-conditioners, electric cars, sub-way trains, motor drives, renewable energy sources and power supplies for computers. This book covers all aspects of switching devices, converter circuit topologies, control techniques, analytical methods and some examples of their applications. Designed to appeal to a new generation of engineering professionals, Power Electronics Handbook, 3rd Edition features four new chapters covering renewable energy, energy transmission, energy storage, as well as an introduction to Distributed and Cogeneration (DCG) technology, including gas turbines, gensets, microturbines, wind turbines, variable speed generators, photovoltaics and fuel cells, has been gaining momentum for quite some time now.smart grid technology. With this book readers should be able to provide technical design leadership on assigned power electronics design projects and lead the design from the concept to production involving significant scope and complexity. Contains 45 chapters covering all aspects of power electronics and its applications Three new chapters now including coverage Energy Sources, Energy Storage and Electric Power Transmission Contributions from more than fifty leading experts spanning twelve different countries
📒Social Construction Of The Past ✍ George C. Bond
✏Social Construction of the Past Book Summary : "Social Construction of the Past examines labour, race and gender and its relationship to power and class. It includes chapters on a broad range of topics, from the role of intellectuals in restructuring a non-apartheid South Africa, to Haitian working-class women using sexuality to resist domination. It should be essential reading for academics and students from a whole range of different social and intellectual backgrounds, including anthropology, archaeology, history, comparative literature, political science and sociology."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
📒Electric Power Systems ✍ Syed A. Nasar
✏Electric Power Systems Book Summary : The field of electrical engineering has become increasingly diversified, resulting in a spectrum of emerging topics - from microelectromechanics to light-wave technology. Keeping pace with progressing technology, and covering the scope of related subjects, Electric Power Systems provides introductory, fundamental knowledge in several areas. The text focuses on three major points: Power flow Fault calculations Power systems stability Using commercially available software packages, Electric Power Systems includes illustrative computer solutions for both utility and industrial systems. Chapters discuss: basic concepts relating to power and energy ac circuit analysis - emphasizing three-phase circuits various components of a power system and their simplified models single-line and reactance diagrams representing a power system with the interconnecting components power flow balanced and unbalanced fault calculations power system protection analytical and numerical solutions to power system stability problems economic power dispatch and control of power systems Written in a clear, lively style, Electric Power Systems illustrates its concepts and methods with many examples, inspired by real-life applications. This work exceptionally fills the need for a textbook teaching the subject in a one-semester sequence.