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* Determined: A Lifetime of Love and Hate, War and Peace ... And What the Water Moccasin Taught Me (Mr. Media Books, 2018), written with Atlanta business and civic leader Felker Ward Jr. (Introduction by former U.S. Ambassador Andrew Young.)
* Will Eisner: A Spirited Life (First Edition: M Press, 2005; Deluxe Second Edition: Twomorrows Publishing, 2015), the biography of the legendary artist and writer who is often credited with taking comic books out of the ghetto in the 1940s and establishing the market for adult, long-form comics - graphic novels - in the 1970s. A Spirited Life has been translated for Spanish and Italian editions. Andelman also read for the audiobook edition. https://ASpiritedLife.com (Introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon.)
* The Wawa Way (Running Press, 2014), written with Wawa Vice Chairman Howard Stoeckel.
* Building Atlanta (Chicago Review Press, 2014), written with African-American business pioneer and "bail bondsman" to the civil rights movement Herman J. Russell. (Introduction by former U.S. Ambassador Andrew Young.)
* Keep Your Eye on the Marshmallow (Berkley/Penguin, 2013), written with nationally recognized motivational speaker Joachim de Posada.
* Fans Not Customers (Profile UK, 2012), written with Metro Bank UK and Commerce Bank US founder Vernon W. Hill II. (Introduction by bestselling management guru Tom Peters.)
* Mind Over Business (March 2012), self-help, motivational nonfiction written with sports and business trainer Ken Baum.
* The Consulate (March 2011), fiction written with former CIA and FBI agent Thomas R. Stutler.
* The Profiler: My Life Hunting Serial Killers and Psychopaths (Hyperion/Voice, May 2010), written with nationally recognized criminal profiler and frequent CNN contributor Pat Brown. The book has been optioned by Warner Bros. Television and a pilot, "Trooper," was producer by Jerry Bruckheimer in 2012 for CBS and again for TNT in 2013. It has also been sold overseas in Japan, Korea, Germany, Portugal and Taiwan. Audible.com purchased audiobook rights.
* Four Seasons: The Philosophy of a Business (Portfolio/Penguin, 2009), by Isadore Sharp, founder and chairman of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. Andelman did not author or co-author this book but came in and helped Sharp near the end of the writing process by conducting dozens of interviews with Four Seasons managers and executives and contributing additional material to the finished manuscript.
* The Profit Zone: Lessons of Strategic Genius from the People Who Created the World's Most Valued Companies (Times Books/Random House, 1997), with Adrian Slywotzky and David Morrison, partners in Boston-based Mercer Management. The Profit Zone is Andelman's best selling book overall with more than 100,000 hardcover copies in print after 10 printings. Worldwide, The Profit Zone has been translated into Chinese (Complex and Simplified), Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish.
* Built from Scratch: How a Couple of Regular Guys Grew The Home Depot from Nothing to $30 Billion (Times Books/Random House, 1999), on which he collaborated with Home Depot co-founders Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank. CNBC's "Mad Money" host Jim Kramer endorsed the timelessness of Built From Scratch when he told his viewing audience, "Built from Scratch is the best of all those business biographies." Built From Scratch was translated for a Japanese edition.
* Mean Business: How I Save Bad Companies and Make Good Companies Great (First Edition: Times Books/Random House, 1996; Second Edition: Mr. Media Books, 2014), with Albert J. Dunlap, chairman and CEO of Sunbeam. Published in hardcover, paperback and audiocassette. Mean Business was a finalist in the Financial Times of London Global Business Book Awards.
Since February 2007, Andelman has also produced and hosted the popular "Mr. Media Interviews" celebrity video podcast heard and seen on his own site, https://MrMedia.com, as well as syndicated to iTunes, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, MixCloud, Stitcher, Spreaker, SoundCloud, Alexa Podcasts, YouTube and many more.
Andelman and his wife Mimi live in St. Petersburg, Florida, and are parents of a 22-year-old son.
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When a friend told Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank that “you’ve just been hit in the ass by a golden horseshoe,” they thought he was crazy. After all, both had just been fired. What the friend, Ken Langone, meant was that they now had the opportunity to create the kind of wide-open warehouse store that would help spark a consumer revolution through low prices, excellent customer service, and wide availability of products.
Built from Scratch is the story of how two incredibly determined and creative people—and their associates—built a business from nothing to 761 stores and $30 billion in sales in a mere twenty years.
Built from Scratch tells many colorful stories associated with The Home Depot’s founding and meteoric rise; shows that a company can be a tough, growth-oriented competitor and still maintain a high sense of responsibility to the community; and provides great lessons useful to people in any business, from start-ups to the Fortune 500.
After facing many hardships and challenges, former chauffeur Arthur has come out on top, happily married and at the pinnacle of his career. But Arthur has always had a dream of starting his own business. In the face of a difficult economy and his own fears of success, Arthur begins to flounder in his new endeavor and forgets all of the principles his former boss, billionaire Jonathan Patient, taught him. Instead of delaying gratification, Arthur begins to eat his marshmallows again.
Based on the landmark Stanford University study, the marshmallow theory details the results of an experiment where children were left alone with a marshmallow and told that if they didn’t eat it they would receive an additional marshmallow in fifteen minutes. Years later, researchers discovered that the children who had chosen to wait grew up to become more successful adults than the children who had eaten their marshmallows immediately.
In Don’t Eat the Marshmallow…Yet! and Don’t Gobble the Marshmallow…Ever!, Joachim de Posada revealed to readers that the secret to success is not merely superior intelligence or hard work, but rather the ability to delay gratification. Now, in Keep Your Eye on the Marshmallow, Posada uses the parable of Arthur’s struggles after reaching the top to teach us that adhering to the marshmallow principle is especially important in uncertain economic times. True success is more than just financial gain or recognition; it’s the ability to balance every aspect of life outside of work—including hobbies, family, and love—in order to enjoy your success, maintain long-term goals, and savor the marshmallows of life.
Mean Business combines Dunlap's colorful personal history--his working-class background, employment, friendship with such people as Sir James Goldsmith and Kerry Packer, his views on why too many executives think of themselves as corporate royalty--and his provocative ideas on management and leadership. His specific, tested program on how to evaluate and choose a management team, get the lowest costs from suppliers, improve the balance sheet, and develop a real strategy make this an invaluable book.
The controversy about corporate performance and how to achieve it is near the boiling point, as executives face the hard fact of business life: What is good or even excellent today won't be satisfactory tomorrow. Mean Business is absolutely essential for both companies in trouble as well as those at the top of their game.
With a mixture of personal history and business advice, Howard Stoeckel discusses the last 50 years of Wawa's growth, development, and expansion. It's the story of how a small company with a funny name made a big difference, and all it took was a little goose sense.
Back in print for the first time in two decades, Bob Andelman's detailed investigation has been enhanced with hundreds of political cartoons and photos that illustrate the community's sometimes brutal campaign, as well as an all-new introduction by best-selling sportswriter Peter Golenbock and an afterword by award-winning Tampa Bay Times sports columnist Gary Shelton. Plus, interviews with original Tampa Bay Devil Rays franchise owner Vincent J. Naimoli and the man to whom he sold managing interest in the team, Stuart Sternberg.
No baseball, business, or community development bookshelf should be without this unique story.
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“Journalist Bob Andelman tells in painful detail how close (Tampa Bay) came to winning... Recommended for serious sports collection.”
– Morey Berger, Library Journal
“Andelman points a finger not at the bay area’s civic leaders but at the panjandrums of baseball. He provides an impeccably researched play-by-play of every inning of this high-stakes game in which the home team has been shut out... The story is compelling, and in Andelman’s hands, it’s masterfully organized and written.”
– Tom Chase, Spitball: The Literary Baseball Magazine
“A phenomenal read. The guy did his research... I became so engrossed, I couldn’t put it down.. a superb job on how he put it together.”
– Erica Stuart, associate producer, 60 Minutes, CBS-TV
“Andelman put it in perspective.”
– Tom McEwen, “The Morning After,” Tampa Tribune
“Andelman tells the bittersweet, folly-filled tale of Tampa Bay’s courtship of a major league franchise—the Florida White Sox, perhaps, or the St. Petersburg Marlins. St. Petersburg, in particular, just couldn’t take no for an answer and built a beautiful stadium, despite a lack of encouragement from Major League Baseball. As it was probably always destined to do, the franchise went to Miami, and St. Petersburg’s stadium is the elaborate home to tractor-pulls.”
– John Mort, Booklist
“A work that could cause an iceberg to boil. It has everything but a happy ending, rattling off the aggravation we’ve endured here in the clinical manner of an autopsy.”
– Joe Henderson, Tampa Tribune
– Tedd Webb, 970 WFLA Radio
“In Stadium For Rent, Bob Andelman details St. Petersburg's journey from stalking horse to major league market with great skill and attention to detail. It's impossible to fully grasp the impact of the worst-to-first AL pennant winners of 2008 without learning how they came into existence.”
– Jonah Keri, author of The Extra 2%: How Wall Street Strategies Took a Major League Baseball Team from Worst to First
“A home run... If you think there was a lot of public game-playing (if you’ll pardon the pun) going on while the City of St.
Pat Brown is now one of the nation's few female criminal profilers -- a sleuth who assists police departments and victims' families by analyzing both physical and behavioral evidence to make the most scientific determination possible about who committed a crime. Brown has analyzed many dozens of seemingly hopeless cases and brought new investigative avenues to light.
In The Profiler, Brown opens her case files to take readers behind the scenes of bizarre sex crimes, domestic murders, and mysterious deaths, going face-to-face with killers, rapists, and brutalized victims. It's a rare, up-close, first-person look at the real world of police and profilers as they investigate crimes -- the good and bad, the cover-ups and the successes.
Mind Over Business will give you the mental edge to overcome obstacles and take advantage of opportunity. It prescribes exercises that go beyond motivation to create a road map for success. You'll learn how to create a Personal Action Plan that outlines your goals logically and concretely, followed by a Reward Statement and Desire Statement that fuel your drive every step of the way. Simple visualization and performance cue exercises will keep you on target no matter what obstacles get in your way.
Mind Over Business gives you the tools you need to change your brain and improve your career. It doesn't matter if you're self- employed, work for a large company, or sell insurance or sandwiches. You'll learn to beat your competition regardless of your background or business.
Every Sunday afternoon in the living rooms of America, from the first week of September through the end of December, some 40,000,000 men are seated in front of their television sets watching football. Meanwhile, others are pouring into the stadiums all across the land, with a bounce in their step and hope in their heart. What is it that excites men about football? What's the big attraction? Why is it that some men will sit down for three or six or nine hours in front of a TV set when football is on, yet they won't sit still for more than 15 minutes for anything else when they're at home? Why is it that some men get so emotionally involved in watching football that they'll shout and cheer, jump around and otherwise act as if they might have a screw loose when their team wins -- and become very upset or even depressed when they lose?
There's something going on in the mind of modern man that causes him to react in this fashion, something more than meets the eye. This book explains what it is. With the help of some of the nation's leading sports psychologists and sociologists and dozens of male football fans, this book explores the male psyche and arrives at several intriguing conclusions about why men watch football.
Here are some of the reasons:
• Entertainment, excitement, diversion
• The need to associate with a winner
• The need to have something go right in one's life
• The need to be validated
• The need to be around other men who act, think and talk the same as him
• The satisfaction of victory
• To be left alone by his wife and kids
• To escape from bills and responsibilities
• To re-live the glory days of high school football
Basado en un estudio de referencia de la Universidad de Stanford, la teoría del marshmallow detalla los resultados de un experimento donde un grupo de niños fueron dejados solos en un cuarto con un marshmallow. Se les advirtió a cada uno que si no lo comían, recibirían al cabo de quince minutos un marshmallow adicional. Años más adelante, investigadores descubrieron que los niños que decidieron esperar los quince minutos, al crecer, se convirtieron en adultos mucho más exitosos que aquellos que se comieron el marshmallow inmediatamente.
En su pasada obra, el autor nos enseñó que el secreto del éxito no radica solamente en tener una inteligencia superior y trabajar duro, sino también en la habilidad de demorar la gratificación. En No pierdas de vista el marshmallow, Joachim de Posada nos enseña, a través de la historia de Arthur, la importancia de mantenernos firmes en el principio del marshmallow, aún más en tiempos de incertidumbre económica.
El verdadero éxito va mucho más allá de nuestra habilidad para ganar dinero u obtener reconocimiento, se encuentra en nuestra habilidad de balancear cada aspecto de la vida fuera del trabajo —pasatiempos, familia y amor— de forma que podamos disfrutar del éxito, mantener metas a largo plazo y saborear los marshmallows que nos ofrece la vida.
Joachim de Posada es un autor y conferencista internacional, experto en el campo del liderazgo, trabajo en equipo, ventas y administración. Sus conocimientos han sido puestos a prueba en deportistas de alta competencia así como a cientos de personas de las más grandes empresas de los Estados Unidos, Europa, Asia y Latinoamérica.
Pat Browns Arbeit beginnt, wo die Polizei nicht weiter weiß. Dank ihres besonderen Spürsinns hat die erfahrene Profilerin viele Verbrechen gelöst, zum Teil Jahre, nachdem die Polizei die Suche aufgab.
Dies sind ihre spannendsten Fälle.