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Title The Relentless Pursuit of Excellence
Author Richard D. Sagor
Publisher Corwin Press
Release Date 2012-04-10
Category Education
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9781452283616
Language English, Spanish, and French
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How to bring out the best in your staff—and in yourself How do we attract and retain high-quality teachers? This text offers a refreshing alternative to the portfolio and high-stakes accountability models of school improvement. Based on the successful methods of Dealous Cox, this book describes a leadership philosophy based on the search for wisdom through personal reflection and community. The authors share their experience with this leadership style and document the sustainable results of transformational leaders working with teachers as partners rather than adversaries. These results include: Consistently improved teacher performance Improved teacher quality Greater professional satisfaction for teachers Stronger community support for schools

Maximizing Your Results by Wayne Mendezona

Title Maximizing Your Results
Author Wayne Mendezona
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2015
Category Goal (Psychology)
Total Pages 301
ISBN 1940984882
Language English, Spanish, and French
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What It Takes by Stephen A. Schwarzman

Title What It Takes
Author Stephen A. Schwarzman
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2019-09-17
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9781501158254
Language English, Spanish, and French
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From Blackstone chairman, CEO, and co-founder Stephen A. Schwarzman, a long-awaited book that uses impactful episodes from Schwarzman's life to show readers how to build, transform, and lead thriving organizations. Whether you are a student, entrepreneur, philanthropist, executive, or simply someone looking for ways to maximize your potential, the same lessons apply. People know who Stephen Schwarzman is—at least they think they do. He’s the man who took $400,000 and co-founded Blackstone, the investment firm that manages over $500 billion (as of January 2019). He’s the CEO whose views are sought by heads of state. He’s the billionaire philanthropist who founded Schwarzman Scholars, this century’s version of the Rhodes Scholarship, in China. But behind these achievements is a man who has spent his life learning and reflecting on what it takes to achieve excellence, make an impact, and live a life of consequence. Folding handkerchiefs in his father’s linen shop, Schwarzman dreamed of a larger life, filled with purpose and adventure. His grades and athleticism got him into Yale. After starting his career in finance with a short stint at a financial firm called DLJ, Schwarzman began working at Lehman Brothers where he ascended to run the mergers and acquisitions practice. He eventually partnered with his mentor and friend Pete Peterson to found Blackstone, vowing to create a new and different kind of financial institution. Building Blackstone into the leading global financial institution it is today didn’t come easy. Schwarzman focused intensely on culture, hiring great talent, and establishing processes that allow the firm to systematically analyze and evaluate risk. Schwarzman’s simple mantra “don’t lose money” has helped Blackstone become a leading private equity and real estate investor, and manager of alternative assets for institutional investors globally. Both he and the firm are known for the rigor of their investment process, their innovative approach to deal making, the diversification of their business lines, and a conviction to be the best at everything they do. Schwarzman is also an active philanthropist, having given away more than a billion dollars. In philanthropy, as in business, he is drawn to situations where his capital and energy can be applied to drive transformative solutions and change paradigms, notably in education. He uses the skills learned over a lifetime in finance to design, establish, and support impactful and innovative organizations and initiatives. His gifts have ranged from creating a new College of Computing at MIT for the study of artificial intelligence, to establishing a first-of-its-kind student and performing arts center at Yale, to enabling the renovation of the iconic New York Public Library, to founding the Schwarzman Scholars fellowship program at Tsinghua University in Beijing—the single largest philanthropic effort in China’s history from international donors. Schwarzman’s story is an empowering, entertaining, and informative guide for anyone striving for greater personal impact. From deal making to investing, leadership to entrepreneurship, philanthropy to diplomacy, Schwarzman has lessons for how to think about ambition and scale, risk and opportunities, and how to achieve success through the relentless pursuit of excellence. Schwarzman not only offers readers a thoughtful reflection on all his own experiences, but in doing so provides a practical blueprint for success.

Singapore by Varun Mittal

Title Singapore
Author Varun Mittal
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2021
Category Finance
Total Pages 249
ISBN 981492301X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Relentless by Dean Stott

Title Relentless
Author Dean Stott
Publisher Hachette UK
Release Date 2019-10-03
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9781472266903
Language English, Spanish, and French
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'Dean's journey from the Special Boat Service to intrepid adventurer is truly inspirational.' - Sir Ranulph Fiennes 'An extraordinary tale of courage and adventure. Dean's story is inspirational.' - Levison Wood 'Dean's relentless determination to help those who face many mental health battles is incredible and admirable - he's a hero to many.' - Bear Grylls For readers of Ant Middleton, Jason Fox, Brian Wood, Bear Grylls and Billy Billingham comes the extraordinary, inspirational story of Special Boat Service soldier and adventurer Dean Stott. Everybody has heard the SAS motto that who dares wins, but special forces warrior Dean Stott also lives his life by another powerful mantra - that of the relentless pursuit of excellence. In 16 years of service, Dean rose to the top of Britain's fighting force, taking part of some of the most daring and dangerous operations in the war on terror, and then in the private security force, where missions included him singlehandedly evacuating the Canadian Embassy in Libya. But then, following a horrific parachuting accident, Dean's dream career was cut short, and his ethos was put to its toughest test. Just like the day when Dean's dad said that he could never make it as a soldier, Dean's doctors told him that he would never again perform at the elite level. To put it mildly, Dean disagreed, but even those that knew him were staggered by the mission that he set himself - the man who didn't own a bike would cycle the Pan American Highway, a 14,000 mile route that stretches from Argentina to Alaska, passing through some of the most dangerous countries in the world. A passionate mental health campaigner, Dean decided to up the stakes further by setting himself the task of raising a million pounds for charity. With two world records also in his sights, the stage was set for Dean to rediscover the tenacity, bravery, and downright doggedness that saw him rise to the top of the Special Forces. The final curveball arrived in the shape of a wedding invitation from his old friend Prince Harry - would he make it back in time for the royal wedding, or at all? Dean Stott is Relentless, and this is his story.

Lexus by Chester Dawson

Title Lexus
Author Chester Dawson
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2011-06-03
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 300
ISBN 9780470828076
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A behind-the-scenes look at Lexus’s surprising twenty-year success story—in a revised new edition In the 1980s, German brands BMW and Mercedes-Benz dominated the luxury car market and had little reason to fear competition from Japan. But in 1989, Toyota entered the market with the Lexus LS 400, a car that could compete with the Germans in every category but price—it was US$30,000 cheaper. Within two years, Lexus had overtaken Mercedes-Benz in the United States and made a stunning success of Toyota’s brave foray into the global luxury market. Lexus: The Relentless Pursuit reveals why Toyota decided to take on the German automakers and how the new brand won praise and success for its unparalleled quality, unforgettable advertising, and unprecedented customer service. From the first boardroom planning session to Lexus's entry into the mega-luxury supercar market, this is the complete and compelling story of one of the world's most admired brands. Includes a new Foreword by legendary designer Erwin Lui, an Afterword with updates since the first edition, and a new Coda by leading Japanese automotive journalist Hisao Inoue Covers the racetrack triumph—and tragedy—behind the new US$375,000 Lexus LFA supercar Offers important business lessons for brand managers and executives For car enthusiasts, business leaders, and anyone interested in branding and marketing, Lexus: The Relentless Pursuit offers an amazing story of excellence and innovation in the automotive industry.

Title The Relentless Pursuit of Information Technology Excellence
Author Eric Tanefo
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2004-08
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 156
ISBN 0595329357
Language English, Spanish, and French
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PRAISES "The Relentless Pursuit of Information Technology Excellence is nothing less than a call to manage the IT function as a business. If you are a CIO or IT manager trying to rebuild trust with other areas of the organization, this book is for you. It might even save your job." -Rob Austin, Associate Professor, Harvard Business School, and co-author of Artful Making "IT communities in all developing countries must read The Relentless Pursuit of Information Technology Excellence because it offers important management lessons and uncovers opportunities for outsourcing providers." -Maduka J. Emelife, Country Manager, Hewlett-Packard Nigeria Ltd

Title Understanding Social Entrepreneurship
Author Jill Kickul
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2020-05-01
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9781000041545
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Understanding Social Entrepreneurship is the leading textbook that provides students with a comprehensive overview of the field. It brings the mindset, principles, strategies, tools, and techniques of entrepreneurship into the social sector to present innovative solutions to today’s vexing social issues. Kickul and Lyons cover all the key topics relevant to social entrepreneurship, including a detailed examination of each of the steps in the entrepreneurial process. This third edition includes several new features: A process-oriented format, taking students through discovery, design, development, and delivery Two new chapters: one on lean startup and design thinking for social entrepreneurship, and another on unconventional approaches from developing countries Updated and new case studies, with improved global coverage ‘Practically Speaking’ sections that explore evidence-based research from the field Bringing together a rigorous theoretical foundation and a strong practical focus, this is the go-to resource for students of social entrepreneurship at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. A companion website includes an instructor’s manual, PowerPoint slides, test bank, and other tools to provide additional support for students and instructors.

Unrelenting by George H Morris

Title Unrelenting
Author George H Morris
Publisher Trafalgar Square Books
Release Date 2016-05-01
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 560
ISBN 9781570767968
Language English, Spanish, and French
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If there is one name in the American equestrian story that everyone knows, it is George Morris. A horse lover, rider, carouser, competitor, taskmaster, dreamer, teacher, and visionary, George Morris has been ever-present on the rarified stage of the international riding elite for most of the 70 years he’s been in the saddle. He has represented our country as an athlete and a coach and, at one time or another, instructed many of our nation’s best horsemen and women. His carefully chosen, perfectly enunciated words are notoriously powerful. They can raise you up or cut you to the quick. His approval can be a rainmaker; his derision can end a career. But as much as people know and respect (or, perhaps, fear) the public face of George Morris, he has lived, in other ways, a remarkably private life, keeping his own personal struggles with insecurity, with ambition, and with love behind closed doors. It is only now that he has chosen, in his own words, to share the totality of his life—the very public and the incredibly private—with the world. This engrossing autobiography, the real story of the godlike George Morris, beautifully demonstrates his ultimate humanity.

Human Accomplishment by Charles Murray

Title Human Accomplishment
Author Charles Murray
Publisher Harper Collins
Release Date 2009-10-13
Category History
Total Pages 688
ISBN 9780061745676
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A sweeping cultural survey reminiscent of Barzun's From Dawn to Decadence. "At irregular times and in scattered settings, human beings have achieved great things. Human Accomplishment is about those great things, falling in the domains known as the arts and sciences, and the people who did them.' So begins Charles Murray's unique account of human excellence, from the age of Homer to our own time. Employing techniques that historians have developed over the last century but that have rarely been applied to books written for the general public, Murray compiles inventories of the people who have been essential to the stories of literature, music, art, philosophy, and the sciences—a total of 4,002 men and women from around the world, ranked according to their eminence. The heart of Human Accomplishment is a series of enthralling descriptive chapters: on the giants in the arts and what sets them apart from the merely great; on the differences between great achievement in the arts and in the sciences; on the meta-inventions, 14 crucial leaps in human capacity to create great art and science; and on the patterns and trajectories of accomplishment across time and geography. Straightforwardly and undogmatically, Charles Murray takes on some controversial questions. Why has accomplishment been so concentrated in Europe? Among men? Since 1400? He presents evidence that the rate of great accomplishment has been declining in the last century, asks what it means, and offers a rich framework for thinking about the conditions under which the human spirit has expressed itself most gloriously. Eye-opening and humbling, Human Accomplishment is a fascinating work that describes what humans at their best can achieve, provides tools for exploring its wellsprings, and celebrates the continuing common quest of humans everywhere to discover truths, create beauty, and apprehend the good.

Relentless by Tim S. Grover

Title Relentless
Author Tim S. Grover
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2014-03-11
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 233
ISBN 9781476714202
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An award-winning trainer draws on experience with such top athletes as Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Ken Griffey, Jr. to explain how to tap dark competitive reflexes in order to succeed regardless of circumstances, explaining the importance of finding internal resources and harnessing the power of personal fears and instincts.

The Ride Of A Lifetime by Robert Iger

Title The Ride of a Lifetime
Author Robert Iger
Publisher Random House
Release Date 2019-09-23
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9780399592102
Language English, Spanish, and French
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A memoir of leadership and success: The executive chairman of Disney, Time’s 2019 businessperson of the year, shares the ideas and values he embraced during his fifteen years as CEO while reinventing one of the world’s most beloved companies and inspiring the people who bring the magic to life. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR Robert Iger became CEO of The Walt Disney Company in 2005, during a difficult time. Competition was more intense than ever and technology was changing faster than at any time in the company’s history. His vision came down to three clear ideas: Recommit to the concept that quality matters, embrace technology instead of fighting it, and think bigger—think global—and turn Disney into a stronger brand in international markets. Today, Disney is the largest, most admired media company in the world, counting Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and 21st Century Fox among its properties. Its value is nearly five times what it was when Iger took over, and he is recognized as one of the most innovative and successful CEOs of our era. In The Ride of a Lifetime, Robert Iger shares the lessons he learned while running Disney and leading its 220,000-plus employees, and he explores the principles that are necessary for true leadership, including: • Optimism. Even in the face of difficulty, an optimistic leader will find the path toward the best possible outcome and focus on that, rather than give in to pessimism and blaming. • Courage. Leaders have to be willing to take risks and place big bets. Fear of failure destroys creativity. • Decisiveness. All decisions, no matter how difficult, can be made on a timely basis. Indecisiveness is both wasteful and destructive to morale. • Fairness. Treat people decently, with empathy, and be accessible to them. This book is about the relentless curiosity that has driven Iger for forty-five years, since the day he started as the lowliest studio grunt at ABC. It’s also about thoughtfulness and respect, and a decency-over-dollars approach that has become the bedrock of every project and partnership Iger pursues, from a deep friendship with Steve Jobs in his final years to an abiding love of the Star Wars mythology. “The ideas in this book strike me as universal” Iger writes. “Not just to the aspiring CEOs of the world, but to anyone wanting to feel less fearful, more confidently themselves, as they navigate their professional and even personal lives.”

In Pursuit Of Excellence by Terry Orlick

Title In Pursuit of Excellence
Author Terry Orlick
Publisher Human Kinetics Publishers
Release Date 2000
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 242
ISBN 0736031863
Language English, Spanish, and French
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>In Pursuit of Excellence, Third Edition,> shows you how to develop the positive outlook that turns "ordinary" competitors into winners... on the playing field and off. You'll learn how to focus your commitment, overcome obstacles to excellence, and achieve greater personal and professional satisfaction.Author Terry Orlick, an internationally acclaimed sport psychologist, has helped hundreds of Olympic athletes maximize their performances and achieve their goals. In this third edition of >In Pursuit of Excellence>, Orlick presents his special insights and experiences to help you make the most of your potential. He also identifies the Seven Essential Elements of Human Excellence and provides a step-by-step plan for proceeding along your personal path to excellence.Whether you are an athlete, coach, or high achiever in another walk of life, >In Pursuit of Excellence, Third Edition,> provides the expert advice and proven techniques to fulfill your aspirations.

The Passion Paradox by Brad Stulberg

Title The Passion Paradox
Author Brad Stulberg
Publisher Rodale Books
Release Date 2019-03-19
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9781635653441
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The coauthors of the bestselling Peak Performance dive into the fascinating science behind passion, showing how it can lead to a rich and meaningful life while also illuminating the ways in which it is a double-edged sword. Here’s how to cultivate a passion that will take you to great heights—while minimizing the risk of an equally great fall. Common advice is to find and follow your passion. A life of passion is a good life, or so we are told. But it's not that simple. Rarely is passion something that you just stumble upon, and the same drive that fuels breakthroughs—whether they're athletic, scientific, entrepreneurial, or artistic—can be every bit as destructive as it is productive. Yes, passion can be a wonderful gift, but only if you know how to channel it. If you're not careful, passion can become an awful curse, leading to endless seeking, suffering, and burnout. Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness once again team up, this time to demystify passion, showing readers how they can find and cultivate their passion, sustainably harness its power, and avoid its dangers. They ultimately argue that passion and balance--that other virtue touted by our culture--are incompatible, and that to find your passion, you must lose balance. And that's not always a bad thing. They show readers how to develop the right kind of passion, the kind that lets you achieve great things without ruining your life. Swift, compact, and powerful, this thought-provoking book combines captivating stories of extraordinarily passionate individuals with the latest science on the biological and psychological factors that give rise to—and every bit as important, sustain—passion.

Relentless Success by Todd Stottlemyre

Title Relentless Success
Author Todd Stottlemyre
Publisher Made For Success Publishing
Release Date 2017-07-01
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 190
ISBN 9781613398906
Language English, Spanish, and French
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When pursuing major league achievements, you are going to face extreme pressure. With a system in place to combat these pressures head-on, success is inevitable. Pave the way to your success through this 9-part system influenced by peak performance coaches for elite athletes. By adopting this system for seizing your big opportunity, you’re sure to stay ahead of the curve in your pursuit of excellence. Relentless Success unfolds the process that will change your life forever. No person, thing or circumstance will ever hold you back again. Never again will you lack the knowledge to accomplish your goals. When you marry your work ethic to this success process is the day you will discover the champion that lives inside of you. Nothing is impossible, it just hasn’t been done yet. Take action now, your road to greatness starts right here.

Title Total Innovative Management Excellence TIME
Author H. James Harrington
Publisher CRC Press
Release Date 2020-04-13
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 542
ISBN 9781000060461
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Dr. H. James Harrington and Frank Voehl have gathered together the thoughts and ideas of more than 20 of the most creative innovation thought leaders from business, professional practice, and academia in this compelling book. The thought leaders look at innovation from almost every angle – their statements offer an unparalleled view of innovation and provide a depth of insight that is extraordinary. Harrington and Voehl’s reflection on each chapter, and on the sections within the book, provides useful links between themes and reinforces the relationships between many of the ideas. Anyone interested in innovation (practitioner or researcher) will benefit from this global thought collection. The contributors' multiple perspectives, models, practical examples, and stories provide a sense of innovation that no single writer could ever capture. A company’s future growth will only come through successful innovation. This book is organized around Dr. Harrington's innovation pyramid, which consists of the 16 building blocks required to bring about significant improvements in an organization’s ability to deliver creative products. It highlights the principles and recommendations in ISO's new innovation standard 56002 and provides many new concepts that are not included in the standard. It includes a free, powerful, and valuable online customized innovation maturity analysis. Following three unassailable facts will strike you as soon as you read this book: 1. Innovation is the new mantra; whether you're involved in a not-for-profit, for-profit, service sector, or governmental organization. 2. Understanding that innovation and creative activities penetrate into every part of an organization requiring multiple perspectives that drive a new way of thinking and working that impacts the organization's culture, social operations, and commercial context that impacts the total organization, and not just new products or services. 3. Innovation is an exciting adventure. Total Innovative Management Excellence (TIME): The Future of Innovation (978-0-367-43242-3, 340635) draws on insights from around the globe in order to be competitive in fast-moving technologies.

Move Your Bus by Ron Clark

Title Move Your Bus
Author Ron Clark
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2015-06-30
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9781501105036
Language English, Spanish, and French
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New York Times bestselling author and award-winning educator Ron Clark applies his successful leadership principles to the business world in this effective and accessible guidebook, perfect for any manager looking to inspire and motivate his or her team. Includes a foreword by bestselling author and FranklinCovey executive Sean Covey. Teamwork is crucial to the success of any business, and as acclaimed author and speaker Ron Clark illustrates, the members of any team are the key to unlocking success. Imagine a company as a bus filled with people who either help or hinder a team’s ability to move it forward: drivers (who steer the organization), runners (who consistently go above and beyond for the good of the organization), joggers (who do their jobs without pushing themselves), walkers (who are just getting pulled along), and riders (who hinder success and drag the team down). It’s the team leader’s job to recognize how members fall into these categories, encourage them to keep the “bus” moving by working together, and know when it’s time to kick the riders off. In the tradition of Who Moved My Cheese? and Fish!, Move Your Bus is an accessible and uplifting business parable that illustrates Clark’s expert strategies to maximize the performance of each member of a team. These easy to implement techniques will inspire employees and team leaders alike to work harder and smarter and drive the organization to succeed.

In Pursuit Of Excellence by Josiah Citrin

Title In Pursuit of Excellence
Author Josiah Citrin
Publisher Northstar Books
Release Date 2011-10-01
Category Cooking
Total Pages 240
ISBN 0981980279
Language English, Spanish, and French
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After 12 years as chef and owner of Two-Star Michelin award winning Melisse Restaurant in Santa Monica, chef Josiah Citrin opens up his kitchen and shares the recipes that have consistently earned him rave reviews with his first cookbook, “In Pursuit of Excellence”. Trained in France and of French heritage, Citrin's approach to cuisine pairs classic French technique with farm-to-table produce that he personally sources for his inspired cuisine. He has been masterfully coaxing flavors and essences out of the ordinary and formulating them into sublime, original dishes that are the equivalent of sensory art to the eye and palate. “In Pursuit of Excellence” offers 240 pages of his award-winning cuisine and recipes that are explained in methodical detail along with interesting stories behind how these dishes were created and informative asides about ingredients he chooses and the techniques that he employs. “In Pursuit of Excellence” inspires and teaches Citrin's philosophy and methodology in a friendly, hands-on manner to make cooking and eating cuisine of this caliber more approachable than ever. From base recipes to making the perfect puree, challenging the reader to try geoduck and sweetbreads or to prepare paper roasted rabbit; readers are encouraged to try parts or all of a recipe or to swap components of some with others. Former restaurant critic and friend Patricia Aranka Smith frames Citrin's story of moving up the ranks in the culinary world by being voted one of the top ten chefs in America by Food and Wine Magazine (1997) to the launching of the consistently high-rated Melisse Restaurant. With her personalized account of having seen his raw talent in Paris to witnessing his rising star over the course of two-plus decades, “In Pursuit of Excellence” reveals what continues to make Citrin the culinary force that he has become with the food that has earned him respect among critics and peers alike. Accompanied by exquisite, colorful photos that capture and deliver his unique culinary prowess, “In Pursuit of Excellence” captures your attention and keeps it by making it possible to finally be able to prepare the dishes from this long-time favorite Los Angeles restaurant at home.

Title No Compromise Leadership
Author Neil Duoff
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2013-10-15
Category
Total Pages 314
ISBN 098486203X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Running The Edge by Adam Goucher

Title Running the Edge
Author Adam Goucher
Publisher Greenleaf Book Group Llc
Release Date 2012-08-01
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 228
ISBN 0985233206
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Authors Goucher and Catalano share their unique running philosophy, demonstrating how the transformative power of the distance run can inspire readers to push their limits as runners and as human beings.