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The Trials of Masculinity Policing Sexual Boundaries, 1870-1930

The Trials of Masculinity: Policing Sexual Boundaries, 1870-1930 (The Chicago Series on Sexuality, History, and Society) by Angus McLaren
English | June 23, 1997 | ISBN: 0226500675 | 316 Pages | PDF | 22.55 MB

In this path-breaking history of manhood and masculinity, Angus McLaren examines how nineteenth- and twentieth-century western society created what we now take to be the traditional model of the heterosexual male."Inherently interesting. . . . Exhibitionism, pornography, and deception all have their place here."-Library Journal

"An appealing wealth of evidence of what trials can reveal about the boundaries of men’s roles around the turn of the century."-Kirkus Reviews

"It is difficult to imagine a better guide to the most notorious scandals of our great-grandparents’ day."-Graham Rosenstock, Lambda Book Report

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The Three Rules How Exceptional Companies Think [Audiobook]

The Three Rules: How Exceptional Companies Think [Audiobook] by Michael E. Raynor, Mumtaz Ahmed
English | June 18, 2013 | ASIN: B00DGYS60S | [email�protected] kbps | 6 hrs 42 mins | 184 MB
Narrator: Erik Synnestvedt

Finally, an answer to the ultimate business question: How do some companies achieve exceptional performance over the long term?

In every sector, there’s an outlier. In the pharmaceutical industry, it’s Merck. In discount retail, it’s Family Dollar. It used to be Wrigley in candy and Maytag in appliances. Other superstars have been hidden in plain sight, like Heartland Express in trucking or Linear Technology in semiconductors. How do these exceptional companies deliver superior perfor�mance over the long run despite facing the same constraints as competitors? What are they doing differently? What can we learn from them?

Michael E. Raynor and Mumtaz Ahmed have analyzed data on more than 25,000 companies spanning 45 years. Their five-year study began with a sophisticated statistical analysis to identify which companies have truly exceptional performance, 344 in all. In collaboration with teams of researchers, Raynor and Ahmed then put a carefully chosen representative sample of 27 companies under the microscope to uncover what made the stand-out performers different. They found that exceptional companies, when faced with difficult decisions, follow three rules: Better before cheaper. They rarely compete on price. Revenue before cost. They drive profits through price and volume, not thrift. There are no other rules. Everything else is up for grabs, and they are willing to change anything to remain true to the first two rules.

The rules provide an indispensable compass that any company can use to chart its own path to greatness. Is it better to keep price down or invest in creating value that commands a higher price? Should you focus on talent and developing the abilities of your people or build processes to extend the capabilities of your organization? How about acquiring a sizable competitor to secure economies of scale � or a small start-up to gain access to new technology?

According to Raynor and Ahmed, the right answers to these and just about every other question are the ones most closely aligned with the rules. The Three Rules is built on a powerful combina�tion of large-scale data analysis and in-depth case studies. Its guidance will increase the chance that your organization can become truly exceptional.

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The Theory of Probability

The Theory of Probability by Gnedenko
English | 30 Apr. 2005 | ISBN: 082183746X | 390 Pages | PDF | 20 MB

This classic book is intended to be the first introduction to probability and statistics written with an emphasis on the analytic approach to the problems discussed.

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The Theatrical Event

The Theatrical Event: Dynamics of Performance and Perception by Willmar Sauter
English | 30 Nov. 2000 | ISBN: 087745731X | 280 Pages | PDF | 2 MB

"The Theatrical Event" discusses the objectives of theatre studies by focusing on the communicative encounter between performer and spectator � the theatrical event.

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