How To Win At The Sport Of Business

Author: Mark Cuban
Publisher: Diversion Books
ISBN: 0983988536
Size: 69.95 MB
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Mark Cuban shares his wealth of experience and business savvy in his first published book, HOW TO WIN AT THE SPORT OF BUSINESS. "It's New Year's resolution time, and Mark Cuban's new book offers the rationale for a good one." —BUSINESS INSIDER Using the greatest material from his popular Blog Maverick, Cuban has collected and updated his postings on business and life to provide a catalog of insider knowledge on what it takes to become a thriving entrepreneur. He tells his own rags-to-riches story of how he went from selling powdered milk and sleeping on friends' couches to owning his own company and becoming a multi-billion dollar success story. His unconventional yet highly effective ideas on how to build a successful business offer entrepreneurs at any stage of their careers a huge edge over their competitors. "In short, [HOW TO WIN AT THE SPORT OF BUSINESS] exceeded...expectations. Short chapters...got right to the point and were not filled with 'stuffing'." —HUFFINGTON POST

How To Win At The Sport Of Business

Author: Mark Cuban
Publisher: Diversion Publishing
ISBN: 9781626810914
Size: 13.39 MB
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Mark Cuban shares his wealth of experience and business savvy in his first published book, How to Win at the Sport of Business.One of the world's wealthiest entrepreneurs, Mark Cuban has collected and updated the greatest material from his popular blog, "blog maverick," to provide a handbook of insider knowledge on what it takes to become a thriving entrepreneur. Cuban's story is a stunning tale of rags-to-riches, as he went from selling powdered milk and sleeping on friends' couches to owning his own company and becoming a multi-billion dollar success story. Cuban's business tips will be inspirational to entrepreneurs at any stage of their careers. His ideas may be unconventional, but Cuban shares why and how they've worked for him and will work for you, too.

Dreaming In Cuban

Author: Cristina García
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780307798008
Size: 12.41 MB
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“Impressive . . . [Cristina García’s] story is about three generations of Cuban women and their separate responses to the revolution. Her special feat is to tell it in a style as warm and gentle as the ‘sustaining aromas of vanilla and almond,’ as rhythmic as the music of Beny Moré.”—Time Cristina García’s acclaimed book is the haunting, bittersweet story of a family experiencing a country’s revolution and the revelations that follow. The lives of Celia del Pino and her husband, daughters, and grandchildren mirror the magical realism of Cuba itself, a landscape of beauty and poverty, idealism and corruption. Dreaming in Cuban is “a work that possesses both the intimacy of a Chekov story and the hallucinatory magic of a novel by Gabriel García Márquez” (The New York Times). In celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the novel’s original publication, this edition features a new introduction by the author. Praise for Dreaming in Cuban “Remarkable . . . an intricate weaving of dramatic events with the supernatural and the cosmic . . . evocative and lush.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Captures the pain, the distance, the frustrations and the dreams of these family dramas with a vivid, poetic prose.”—The Washington Post “Brilliant . . . With tremendous skill, passion and humor, García just may have written the definitive story of Cuban exiles and some of those they left behind.”—The Denver Post

Cuban Music From A To Z

Author: Helio Orovio
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822332121
Size: 71.88 MB
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DIVThe definitive guide to the composers, artists, bands, musical instruments, dances, and institutions of Cuban music./div

Cuba

Author: Ted Henken
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851099840
Size: 55.92 MB
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A review of Cuban history, politics, and society includes a listing of key events and people, directories of organizations, and an annotated bibliography.

The Managerial Imperative And The Practice Of Leadership In Schools

Author: Larry Cuban
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780887065934
Size: 32.74 MB
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With this significant new work, Larry Cuban provides a unique and insightful perspective on the bridging of the long-standing and well-known gap between teachers and administrators. Drawing on the literature of the field as well as personal experience, Cuban recognizes the enduring structural relationship within school organizations inherited by teachers, principals, and superintendents, and calls for a renewal of their sense of common purpose regarding the role of schooling in a democratic society. Cuban analyzes the dominant images (moral and technical), roles (instructional, managerial, and political), and contexts (classroom, school, and district) within which teachers, principals, and superintendents have worked over the last century. He concludes that when these powerful images and roles are wedded to the structural conditions in which schooling occurs, managerial behavior results, thus narrowing the potential for more thoughtful, effective, and appropriate leadership. Cuban then turns to consider this situation with respect to the contemporary movement for school reform, identifying significant concerns both for policymakers and practitioners. This honest, thought-provoking book by a leading scholar, writer, and practitioner in the field represents an invaluable resource an insightful introduction for those just entering the field and a fresh, new perspective for those long-familiar with its complexities. Cuban s ethnographic approach to the development of his own career and viewpoint, as well as his highly readable style, make this a work of lasting value."

On Becoming Cuban

Author: Louis A. Pérez Jr.
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469601419
Size: 53.31 MB
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With this masterful work, Louis A. Perez Jr. transforms the way we view Cuba and its relationship with the United States. On Becoming Cuban is a sweeping cultural history of the sustained encounter between the peoples of the two countries and of the ways that this encounter helped shape Cubans' identity, nationality, and sense of modernity from the early 1850s until the revolution of 1959. Using an enormous range of Cuban and U.S. sources--from archival records and oral interviews to popular magazines, novels, and motion pictures--Perez reveals a powerful web of everyday, bilateral connections between the United States and Cuba and shows how U.S. cultural forms had a critical influence on the development of Cubans' sense of themselves as a people and as a nation. He also articulates the cultural context for the revolution that erupted in Cuba in 1959. In the middle of the twentieth century, Perez argues, when economic hard times and political crises combined to make Cubans painfully aware that their American-influenced expectations of prosperity and modernity would not be realized, the stage was set for revolution.

From Afro Cuban Rhythms To Latin Jazz

Author: Raul A. Fernandez
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520939448
Size: 22.23 MB
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This book explores the complexity of Cuban dance music and the webs that connect it, musically and historically, to other Caribbean music, to salsa, and to Latin Jazz. Establishing a scholarly foundation for the study of this music, Raul A. Fernandez introduces a set of terms, definitions, and empirical information that allow for a broader, more informed discussion. He presents fascinating musical biographies of prominent performers Cachao López, Mongo Santamaría, Armando Peraza, Patato Valdés, Francisco Aguabella, Cándido Camero, Chocolate Armenteros, and Celia Cruz. Based on interviews that the author conducted over a nine-year period, these profiles provide in-depth assessments of the musicians’ substantial contributions to both Afro-Cuban music and Latin Jazz. In addition, Fernandez examines the links between Cuban music and other Caribbean musics; analyzes the musical and poetic foundations of the Cuban son form; addresses the salsa phenomenon; and develops the aesthetic construct of sabor, central to Cuban music. Copub: Center for Black Music Research

Reinventing The Cuban Sugar Agroindustry

Author: Jorge F. Pérez-López
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739110003
Size: 76.30 MB
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The demise of the international socialist community led to a loss in preferential markets for Cuban sugar industry. In response to the current crisis this volume gathers over a dozen recognized world experts on Cuban agroindustry to analyze specific topics and make recommendations that would reinvent the industry for effective transition to a free market environment.