Summary: The Amazon Way

Summary: The Amazon Way
  • Author : BusinessNews Publishing
  • Publisher : Must Read Summaries
  • Pages : 9
  • Relase : 2015-07-01
  • ISBN : 9782511036105

Summary: The Amazon Way Book Review:

The must-read summary of John Rossman's book: "The Amazon Way: 14 Leadership Principles Behind the World’s Most Disruptive Company". This complete summary of the ideas from John Rossman's book "The Amazon Way" reveals the leadership ‘secrets’ behind one of the biggest companies in the world. These fourteen leadership principles include obsessing over the customer, thinking big and always insisting on the highest standards. These expectations are applied to all decision-making processes in the business and are used every day by every employee. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Find out the leadership ‘secrets’ that guide decision-making at Amazon • Implement these principles in your own business to drive success To learn more, read “The Amazon Way” and find out how you can follow the leadership principles used every day in this global company!


  • Author : Paulina Sánchez and Isabel Forga
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2006-06-28
  • ISBN : 9780595844555


Thalassa, the young and brave princess of the tribe of Lemnos, sees her civilization's future threatened and her world completely shaken by the arrival in her island of Elephthera, an audacious Amazon from Aretias, who seeks help for her tribe and the whole nation of warrior women after a ravaging attack of Sarmatian nomads. With the aid of their fellow sisters, they will embark on a thrilling mythological journey to save their own lives and their entire race. It will take them from Greek waters to Fezzan in the heart of the Sahara desert, and back to Aretias to face a final decisive battle that will define the course of their culture's fate. Theirs will not only be a physical, but also a spiritual quest, through which Thalassa's dark secret, hidden in her mysterious eyes, will be revealed, and an unbreakable bond will be created between these two courageous women.

The Amazon and the Warrior

The Amazon and the Warrior
  • Author : Judith Hand
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2004-05-16
  • ISBN : 9781466823358

The Amazon and the Warrior Book Review:

The Legend of Penthesilea, Queen of the Amazons For eight years, the besieged city of Troy has withstood the relentless might of the Greek invaders. Now the dread Achilles, mightiest of the Greek warriors, seeks to conquer the fabled realm of the Amazons as well. But one woman stands between him and his ruthless ambition to conquer her homeland. Penthesilea, Warrior Queen of the Amazons, watched her mother die upon Achilles' sword. A fiery, red-haired tigress of tremendous passion and courage, Pentha vows to take revenge on the legendary Greek champion, even if it means leading an army in defense of imperiled Troy. Her lover, Damonides, does not share her eagerness for battle. Once a formidable warrior in his own right, he long ago put away the sword. Now he yearns only to live in peace with the beautiful and ardent Amazon Queen. But can he stand idly by while the woman he loves risks everything for the sake of her people? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


  • Author : Simon Head
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2014-02-11
  • ISBN : 9780465069743

Mindless Book Review:

We live in the age of Computer Business Systems (CBSs)—the highly complex, computer-intensive management programs on which large organizations increasingly rely. In Mindless, Simon Head argues that these systems have come to trump human expertise, dictating the goals and strategies of a wide array of businesses, and de-skilling the jobs of middle class workers in the process. CBSs are especially dysfunctional, Head argues, when they apply their disembodied expertise to transactions between humans, as in health care, education, customer relations, and human resources management. And yet there are industries with more human approaches, as Head illustrates with specific examples, whose lead we must follow and extend to the mainstream American economy. Mindless illustrates the shortcomings of CBS, providing an in-depth and disturbing look at how human dignity is slipping as we become cogs on a white collar assembly line.

Case Studies in Work, Employment and Human Resource Management

Case Studies in Work, Employment and Human Resource Management
  • Author : Tony Dundon,Adrian Wilkinson
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2020-02-28
  • ISBN : 9781788975599

Case Studies in Work, Employment and Human Resource Management Book Review:

This comprehensive book offers a fascinating set of over 40 evidence-based case studies derived from international research on work, employment and human resource management (HRM).

Everything and Less

Everything and Less
  • Author : Mark McGurl
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2021-10-19
  • ISBN : 9781839763878

Everything and Less Book Review:

Best Book of Fall (Esquire) and a Most Anticipated Book of 2021 (Lit Hub) What Has Happened to Fiction in the Age of Platform Capitalism? Since it was first launched in 1994, Amazon has changed the world of literature. The “Everything Store” has not just transformed how we buy books; it has affected what we buy, and even what we read. In Everything and Less, acclaimed critic Mark McGurl explores this new world where writing is no longer categorized as high or lowbrow, literature or popular fiction. Charting a course spanning from Henry James to E. L. James, McGurl shows that contemporary writing has less to do with writing per se than with the manner of its distribution. This consumerist logic—if you like this, you might also like ...—has reorganized the fiction universe so that literary prize-winners sit alongside fantasy, romance, fan fiction, and the infinite list of hybrid genres and self-published works. This is an innovation to be cautiously celebrated. Amazon’s platform is not just a retail juggernaut but an aesthetic experiment driven by an unseen algorithm rivaling in the depths of its effects any major cultural shift in history. Here all fiction is genre fiction, and the niches range from the categories of crime and science fiction to the more refined interests of Adult Baby Diaper Lover erotica. Everything and Less is a hilarious and insightful map of both the commanding heights and sordid depths of fiction, past and present, that opens up an arresting conversation about why it is we read and write fiction in the first place.

Amazon Sellers' Guide: Copyright Law

Amazon Sellers' Guide: Copyright Law
  • Author : CJ Rosenbaum,Anthony Famularo,RJ Cherpak,Levi Stewart
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase :
  • ISBN : 9780359390847

Amazon Sellers' Guide: Copyright Law Book Review:

Lean Startup in Large Organizations

Lean Startup in Large Organizations
  • Author : James A. Euchner
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 150
  • Relase : 2022-02-22
  • ISBN : 9780429783326

Lean Startup in Large Organizations Book Review:

To better compete and drive growth in today’s marketplace, large corporations must become far more agile in implementing new products and new business models. The pace of technological change, the blurring of industry boundaries, and the agility and resources of startups in almost every industry segment demand it. Many companies have begun to adopt the principles of Lean Startup but have had limited success in doing so. The principles seem intuitive and straightforward, but there are challenges to using them inside an existing company, especially in a manufacturing environment. The challenges include: Developing a business model that fits the assets and constraints of the corporation Managing the conflicts that inevitably arise with the "performance engine" that is, with the current operating business Managing the risks of investing in a new venture for a company used to investing where the risks are more clearly understood. Conducting lean iterate-and-test cycles with physical goods as well as with software offerings (for manufacturing firms). This book describes a systematic approach to implementing Lean Startup practices in large organizations. It is organized around the six distinct Lean Startup principles used to move from concept to a new business inside a large organization. The book builds on the principles of Lean Startup and adds practices required to manage the realities of the corporate context. It describes not only the challenges of adopting Lean Startup, but also how to overcome them. It is based on elements of practice developed by leading academics and practitioners in the corporate world, and it brings together the pieces in a practical and integrated way. The book includes case studies of the approach from several different industries.

Transforming Scholarly Publishing With Blockchain Technologies and AI

Transforming Scholarly Publishing With Blockchain Technologies and AI
  • Author : Gunter, Darrell Wayne
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2021-06-18
  • ISBN : 9781799855910

Transforming Scholarly Publishing With Blockchain Technologies and AI Book Review:

Every industry will be positively affected by blockchain and AI technology at some point. However, blockchain is a misunderstood technology within the publishing realm. The scholarly publishing industry can significantly improve the flow of research, drive down costs, and introduce new efficiencies in the publishing industry with these new technologies. The scholarly publishing industry is in its early days of the digital transformation, and blockchain and AI technology could play a major role in this. However, the industry has been resistant to change. These reasons include but are not limited to staying with legacy systems, cost of new platforms, changing cultures, and understanding and adopting new technologies. With proper research and information provided, the publishing industry can adopt these technologies for beneficial advancements and the generation of a bright future. Transforming Scholarly Publishing With Blockchain Technologies and AI explores the changing landscape of scholarly publishing and how blockchain technologies and AI are slowly being integrated and used within the industry. This book covers both the benefits and challenges of implementing technology and provides both cases and new developments. Topics highlighted include business model developments, new efficiencies in scholarly publishing, blockchain in research libraries, knowledge discovery, and blockchain in academic publishing. This book is a valuable reference tool for publishers, IT specialists, technologists, publishing vendors, researchers, academicians, and students who are interested in how blockchain technologies and AI are transforming and developing a modern scholarly publishing industry.


  • Author : Peter Sheahan,Julie Williamson
  • Publisher : BenBella Books, Inc.
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2016-01-12
  • ISBN : 9781941631775

Matter Book Review:

People want to buy from, work for, and partner with companies that matter. So how do you build a company that matters? Companies and people that matter have successfully become the obvious choice in the hearts and minds of their customers, their employees, and their communities. They elevate themselves by consistently finding ways to solve the most pressing needs their markets face. The result? They create more value year after year and build a sustainable, differentiated organization. In Matter, Peter Sheahan and Julie Williamson show you how to identify the place where you can create the most value—your edge of disruption—at the intersection of old and new, where your existing profits, reach, and reputation enable you to create the markets of the future. This is the place where the most important problems are solved and where the fewest people can solve them. Your edge of disruption is where your opportunity to matter is found. Matter uses extensive case studies of real companies that have successfully become the obvious choice in their markets—from high-profile corporations like Adobe and Burberry to lesser-known brands like Littlefield and BlueShore Financial. Their stories define innovative and impactful approaches to business that you can use to influence and partner with the right customers and clients to win in our radically changing world. Through their journeys, you will find the inspiration and courage to lean in to complexity and solve the higher value problems that matter most. Don't just read this book—use it to identify and act on opportunities to create the most value and accelerate your own journey to becoming a person and a company that matters.

Amazon Unbound

Amazon Unbound
  • Author : Brad Stone
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 512
  • Relase : 2022-05-10
  • ISBN : 9781982132620

Amazon Unbound Book Review:

A Washington Post Notable Book This New York Times bestseller is a “masterful” (The Washington Post), “juicy tour of the company [Jeff] Bezos built” (The New York Times Book Review), revealing the most important business story of our time by the bestselling author of The Everything Store. Almost ten years ago, Bloomberg journalist Brad Stone captured the rise of Amazon in his bestseller The Everything Store. Since then, Amazon has expanded exponentially, inventing novel products like Alexa and disrupting countless industries, while its workforce has quintupled in size and its valuation has soared to nearly two trillion dollars. It’s almost impossible to go a day without encountering the impact of Jeff Bezos’s Amazon, between services like Whole Foods, Prime Video, and Amazon’s cloud computing unit, AWS, plus Bezos’s ownership of The Washington Post. We live in a world run, supplied, and controlled by Amazon and its iconoclast founder. In Amazon Unbound, Brad Stone presents an “excellent” (The New York Times), deeply reported, vividly drawn portrait of how a retail upstart became of the most powerful and feared entities in the global economy. Stone also probes the evolution of Bezos himself—who started as a geeky technologist totally devoted to building Amazon, but who transformed to become a fit, disciplined billionaire with global ambitions, who ruled Amazon with an iron fist, even as he found his personal life splashed over the tabloids. Definitive, timely, and “engaging” (Jon Meacham, author of The Soul of America), Stone has provided an unvarnished portrait of a man and company that we couldn’t imagine modern life without.

The Essential Advantage

The Essential Advantage
  • Author : Paul Leinwand,Cesare Mainardi
  • Publisher : Harvard Business Press
  • Pages : 227
  • Relase : 2011
  • ISBN : 9781422136515

The Essential Advantage Book Review:

Conventional wisdom on strategy is no longer a reliable guide. InEssential Advantage, Booz & Company's Cesare Mainardi and Paul Leinwand maintain that success in any market accrues to firms with coherence: a tight match between their strategic direction and the capabilities that make them unique. Achieving this clarity takes a sharpness of focus that only exceptional companies have mastered. This book helps you identify your firm's blend of strategic direction and distinctive capabilities that give it the "right to win" in its chosen markets. Based on extensive research and filled with company examples--including, Johnson & Johnson, Tata Sons, and Procter & Gamble--Essential Advantage helps you construct a coherent company in which the pieces reinforce each other instead of working at cross-purposes. The authors reveal: � Why you should focus on a system of a few aligned capabilities � How to identify the "way to play" in your market � How to design a strategy for well-modulated growth � How to align a portfolio of businesses behind your capability system � How your strategy clarifies growth, costs, and people decisions Few companies achieve a capability-driven "right to win" in their market. This book helps you position your firm to be among them.

Selling Online 2.0

Selling Online 2.0
  • Author : Michael R. Miller
  • Publisher : Pearson Education
  • Pages : 360
  • Relase : 2009-03-23
  • ISBN : 076869051X

Selling Online 2.0 Book Review:

REMEMBER WHEN eBay USED TO BE A GREAT PLACE FOR SMALL SELLERS TO BECOME BIG SELLERS? Unfortunately, recent changes at eBay have made online auctions less reliable and profitable. So where can you sell when you can’t sell on eBay? Online auctions are the past; fixed-price selling is the future. It’s time to move beyond eBay and first-generation online selling and start Selling Online 2.0. Second generation online selling means migrating from eBay to other online marketplaces, including craigslist, Amazon, and your own e-commerce website. You’ll need to make some new plans, learn some new skills, and change some of the things you do--but you’ll find that there’s more money to be made on your own than relying on traditional eBay online auction sales. Put together a plan to maintain your sales level and profitability--to counteract eBay’s changes Discover how to shift from auction sales to fixed-priced listings on the eBay marketplace Find out if running an eBay Store or selling on makes sense for your business Learn out how to sell locally on craigslist and other online classifieds sites Discover how to sell fixed-price merchandise on the Amazon marketplace Find out how to launch your own e-commerce website--and promote your online store Learn how to sell products across multiple channels--and manage multichannel conflicts

Sorabji: A Critical Celebration

Sorabji: A Critical Celebration
  • Author : Paul Rapoport
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 528
  • Relase : 2017-07-05
  • ISBN : 9781351548205

Sorabji: A Critical Celebration Book Review:

Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji (1892-1988) was an unusual legend in his own lifetime: a Parsi composer and critic living in England whose compositions are of such length and difficulty that he felt compelled to ban public performances of them. This book, the first devoted to Sorabji, explores his life and character, his music, his articles and letters. It both presents the legend accurately and dispels its exaggerated aspects. The portrait which emerges is not of a crank or eccentric but of a highly original and accomplished musical thinker whom recent performances and recordings confirm as unique and important. Most of the contributors knew Sorabji personally. They have all written about or performed his music, gaining international recognition for their work. Generous quotation of Sorabji's published and unpublished music and prose assists in bringing him and his work strikingly to life. The book also contains the most complete and accurate register of his work ever published.

Meeting the Ethical Challenges of Leadership

Meeting the Ethical Challenges of Leadership
  • Author : Craig E. Johnson
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Pages : 552
  • Relase : 2017-01-10
  • ISBN : 9781506321653

Meeting the Ethical Challenges of Leadership Book Review:

Ethics is at the heart of leadership. All leaders assume ethical burdens and must make every effort to make informed ethical decisions and foster ethical behavior among followers. The Sixth Edition of Meeting the Ethical Challenges of Leadership: Casting Light or Shadow explores the ethical demands of leadership and the dark side of leadership. Author Craig E. Johnson takes a multidisciplinary approach to leadership ethics, drawing from many fields of research to help readers make moral decisions, lead in a moral manner, and create an ethical culture. Packed with real-world case studies, examples, self-assessments, and applications, this fully-updated new edition is designed to increase students’ ethical competence and leadership abilities.

The LIVING Supply Chain

The LIVING Supply Chain
  • Author : Robert Handfield,Tom Linton
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2017-05-26
  • ISBN : 9781119307198

The LIVING Supply Chain Book Review:

div style="text-align: left;" align="center" Creates a managerial compass for entering into the LIVING (Live, Intelligent, Velocity, Interactive, Networked, and Good) era of supply chain management and defines the imperative for creating Velocity and Visibility as the focal point for exploiting new digital, mobile, and cloud-based technologies Written by well-known researchers in the field, this book addresses the changes that have occurred and are still unfolding at various organizations that are involved in building real-time supply chains. The authors draw on their experiences with multiple companies, along with references to the natural evolution of ecosystems throughout to help identify the “new rules of supply chain management." The LIVING principles associated with the rapid digitization and technology changes occurring in the global economy are discussed, along with the push to become more sustainable and responsive to customer needs. “ Handfield and Linton reveal the “secret ingredient” to leveraging the power of a well managed supply chain....will revolutionize the way companies approach supply chain management.” Frank Crespo, Vice President, Global Supply Network Division (CPO/Logistics/IoT Analytics), Caterpillar Inc. “ The LIVING supply chain is a wake up call to any enterprise that depends on suppliers and contractors. Be fast, be nimble and make supply chain transparency the nucleus of your operations or become endangered.” Paul Massih, Vice President, BP PSCM “ ...a fascinating journey through the future of supply chain management ... a must read for every supplychain professional.” Yossi Sheffi, Professor, MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics “ ... a great “living” reading on how to bring supply chains to a powerful living state. The idea of Live-Interactive-Velocity–Intelligent–Networked-Good is the foundation of how supply chains can be agile, adaptive and aligned. ...of value to every supply chain executive and practitioner.” Hau Lee, Professor, Stanford University “ Successful businesses are those that support the success of their customers. This book captures the essence of our volatile, uncertain world and the opportunities that exist for the commercially astute, organizationally integrated business. More important, it offers insight to the recipe for 21st century operations and the management of complex supply ecosystems.” Tim Cummins, CEO, International Association of Commercial and Contract Management “ A LIVING supply chain requires a living company. The authors make a great case for how Flex is creating a living company to thrive in the living supply chain.” Tom Choi, Harold E. Fear on Eminent Scholar Chair of Purchasing Management, Arizona State University, Executive Director, CAPS Research “ To survive we need to have an adaptive supply chain and capability to both optimize and adapt simultaneously. This book begins to describe the ability to shift from functional silos to E2E Frictionless flow with the maturity to make E2E tradeoff decisions as a key enabler for success.” Wayne Rothman, Vice President, Enterprise Supply Chain Planning, Johnson & Johnson “A fantastic read and excellent stories from Dr. Handfield and Tom.” Joanne E. Wright, Vice President, IBM Supply Chain ROBERT HANDFIELD, PhD, is Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management and Director of the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative at North Carolina State University. The author of four books and over 150 journal articles, Dr. Handfield received his PhD in Opera

The Amazons

The Amazons
  • Author : Adrienne Mayor
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Pages : 544
  • Relase : 2016-02-09
  • ISBN : 9780691170275

The Amazons Book Review:

Amazons—fierce warrior women dwelling on the fringes of the known world—were the mythic archenemies of the ancient Greeks. Heracles and Achilles displayed their valor in duels with Amazon queens, and the Athenians reveled in their victory over a powerful Amazon army. In historical times, Cyrus of Persia, Alexander the Great, and the Roman general Pompey tangled with Amazons. But just who were these bold barbarian archers on horseback who gloried in fighting, hunting, and sexual freedom? Were Amazons real? In this deeply researched, wide-ranging, and lavishly illustrated book, National Book Award finalist Adrienne Mayor presents the Amazons as they have never been seen before. This is the first comprehensive account of warrior women in myth and history across the ancient world, from the Mediterranean Sea to the Great Wall of China. Mayor tells how amazing new archaeological discoveries of battle-scarred female skeletons buried with their weapons prove that women warriors were not merely figments of the Greek imagination. Combining classical myth and art, nomad traditions, and scientific archaeology, she reveals intimate, surprising details and original insights about the lives and legends of the women known as Amazons. Provocatively arguing that a timeless search for a balance between the sexes explains the allure of the Amazons, Mayor reminds us that there were as many Amazon love stories as there were war stories. The Greeks were not the only people enchanted by Amazons—Mayor shows that warlike women of nomadic cultures inspired exciting tales in ancient Egypt, Persia, India, Central Asia, and China. Driven by a detective's curiosity, Mayor unearths long-buried evidence and sifts fact from fiction to show how flesh-and-blood women of the Eurasian steppes were mythologized as Amazons, the equals of men. The result is likely to become a classic.

Civilization: the Serpent Cult

Civilization: the Serpent Cult
  • Author : Todd Andrew Rohrer
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Pages : 192
  • Relase : 2010-01-19
  • ISBN : 9781450204811

Civilization: the Serpent Cult Book Review:

A man had an accident. He lost his sense of time and emotional capacity. This is his twelfth attempt to communicate since the accident.


  • Author : Maxine Bedat
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2021-06-01
  • ISBN : 9780593085981

Unraveled Book Review:

Longlisted for the FT/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award A groundbreaking chronicle of the birth--and death--of a pair of jeans, that exposes the fractures in our global supply chains, and our relationships to each other, ourselves, and the planet Take a look at your favorite pair of jeans. Maybe you bought them on Amazon or the Gap; maybe the tag says "Made in Bangladesh" or "Made in Sri Lanka." But do you know where they really came from, how many thousands of miles they crossed, or the number of hands who picked, spun, wove, dyed, packaged, shipped, and sold them to get to you? The fashion industry operates with radical opacity, and it's only getting worse to disguise countless environmental and labor abuses. It epitomizes the ravages inherent in the global economy, and all in the name of ensuring that we keep buying more while thinking less about its real cost. In Unraveled, entrepreneur, researcher, and advocate Maxine Bédat follows the life of an American icon--a pair of jeans--to reveal what really happens to give us our clothes. We visit a Texas cotton farm figuring out how to thrive without relying on fertilizers that poison the earth. Inside dyeing and weaving factories in China, where chemicals that are banned in the West slosh on factory floors and drain into waterways used to irrigate local family farms. Sewing floors in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are crammed with women working for illegally low wages to produce garments as efficiently as machines. Back in America, our jeans get stowed, picked, and shipped out by Amazon warehouse workers pressed to be as quick as the robots primed to replace them. Finally, those jeans we had to have get sent to landfills--or, if they've been "donated," shipped back around the world to Africa, where they're sold for pennies in secondhand markets or buried and burned in mountains of garbage. A sprawling, deeply researched, and provocative tour-de-force, Unraveled is not just the story of a pair of pants, but also the story of our global economy and our role in it. Told with piercing insight and unprecedented reporting, Unraveled challenges us to use our relationship with our jeans--and all that we wear--to reclaim our central role as citizens to refashion a society in which all people can thrive and preserve the planet for generations to come.

Encounters Beyond the Gallery

Encounters Beyond the Gallery
  • Author : Renate Dohmen
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2016-08-24
  • ISBN : 9781786730251

Encounters Beyond the Gallery Book Review:

Encounters Beyond the Gallery challenges the terms of their exclusion, looking to relational art, Deleuze-Guattarean aesthetics and notions of perception, as well as anthropological theory for ways to create connections between seemingly disparate worlds. Embracing a unique and experimental format, the book imagines encounters between the art works and art worlds of Rirkrit Tiravanija, Tamil women, the Shipibo-Conibo of Eastern Peru and a fictional female contemporary artist named Rikki T, in order to rethink normative aesthetic and cultural categories. Its method reflects the message of the book, and embraces a plurality of voices and perspectives to steer critical attention towards the complexity of artistic life beyond the gallery.