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Always day one : how the tech titans plan to stay on top forever / Kantrowitz, Alex.

"An acclaimed tech reporter reveals the inner workings of the most powerful companies in the world, taking you behind the scenes with Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Google's Sundar Pichai, and Microsoft's Satya Nadella. At Amazon, "Day One" is code for working inventively and urgently, as if it were the first day of your startup. Day Two is, in Bezos's own words, is "stasis, followed by irrelevance, followed by excruciating, painful decline, followed by death." Amazon and its fellow tech giants are under fire for their size and power, but there's more to their story than anti-competitive practices and tax avoidance. These companies have kept ahead of the competition by embracing a new leadership model, one built for an age where companies can spin up new products and services at record speed. On the inside, these tech giants operate nothing like the corporate giants of the past -- like Exxon and GM -- which built core advantages and did everything they could to defend them. For these new goliaths, it's always day one. They are in a constant state of reinvention despite their massive size, understanding that once you become obsessed with the past, you will miss the future. Always Day One takes you deep inside these companies, revealing the uncommon cultures and leadership practices that have kept them from being picked apart by smaller, nimbler competitors. It details how their CEOs will do away with any obstacle blocking the free flow of ideas within their companies, how they're creating systems to bring the best of these ideas to life, and how they're using advanced workplace technology to make it all possible. Kantrowitz reveals a new model propelling their dominance at a stage when most big companies begin to decline. And he shows the way forward for anyone who wants to compete with -- and beat -- the existing tech giants"--Provided by publisher.



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Blowout : corrupted democracy, rogue state Russia, and the richest, most destructive industry on Earth / Maddow, Rachel

"Rachel Maddow's Blowout offers a dark, serpentine, riveting tour of the unimaginably lucrative and corrupt oil-and-gas industry. With her trademark black humor, Maddow takes us on a switchback journey around the globe-from Oklahoma City to Siberia to Equatorial Guinea-exposing the greed and incompetence of Big Oil and Gas. She shows how Russia's rich reserves of crude have, paradoxically, stunted its growth, forcing Putin to maintain his power by spreading Russia's rot into its rivals, its neighbors, the United States, and the West's most important alliances. Chevron, BP, and a host of other industry players get their star turn, but ExxonMobil and the deceptively well-behaved Rex Tillerson emerge as two of the past century's most consequential corporate villains. The oil-and-gas industry has weakened democracies in developed and developing countries, fouled oceans and rivers, and propped up authoritarian thieves and killers. But being outraged at it is, according to Maddow, "like being indignant when a lion takes down and eats a gazelle. You can't really blame the lion. It's in her nature.""--Provided by publisher.

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Building a storybrand : clarify your message so customers will listen / Miller, Donald
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Explains how businesses can better connect with their customers through the use of a simplified brand message, one that fosters ease of understanding on websites, in brochures, and on social media.

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Coffeeland : one man's dark empire and the making of our favorite drug / Sedgewick, Augustine.

"The epic story of the rise of coffee in the Americas, and how it connected and divided the modern world. Sedgewick reveals how the growth of coffee production, trade, and consumption went hand in hand with the rise of the scientific idea of energy as a universal force, which transformed thinking about how the human body works as well as ideas about the relationship of one person's work to another's. In the process, both El Salvador and the United States earned the nickname "Coffeeland," though for radically different reasons, and with consequences that reach into the present. This history of how coffee came to be produced by the world's poorest people and consumed by its richest opens up a unique perspective on how the modern globalized world works, ultimately provoking a reconsideration of what it means to be connected to far-away people and places through the familiar things that make up our everyday lives"--Provided by publisher.

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Did that just happen?! : beyond "diversity"--creating sustainable and inclusive organizations / Pinder-Amaker, Stephanie

"Across the globe, organizations have begun to appreciate that diverse groups provide superior outcomes; however we do not know how to sustain diversity in the workplace. This book offers relatable vignettes and evidence-based skill building to close this gap"--Provided by publisher.

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Eat like a fish : my adventures as a fisherman turned restorative ocean farmer / Smith, Bren.

While telling his life story, former commercial fisherman and now restorative ocean farmer Bren Smith discusses sea-based agriculture and how ocean vegetables can be brought into the American diet. He explains how restorative ocean farming has the potential to create new jobs and protect our planet in the face of climate change, increasing populations, and finite food resources.

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Empire of pain : the secret history of the Sackler dynasty / Keefe, Patrick Radden

A history of three generations of the wealthy Sackler family, noted for their philanthropy, whose fortune was built by Valium and whose reputation was ruined by OxyContin. The story begins with three doctor brothers, Raymond, Mortimer, and Arthur. Arthur devised the marketing for Valium and bought a drug manufacturer, Purdue Frederick, which would be run by Raymond and Mortimer. Forty years later, Raymond's son Richard ran the family-owned Purdue. And the template Arthur devised to sell Valium, co-opting doctors, influencing the FDA, and downplaying the drug's addictiveness, was used to launch a far more deadly product called OxyContin.

Find accurate phone-verified information on every company in Canada in this database of 1.9 million businesses. Additionally their files are processed monthly against the National Change of Address Program.

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Research 11 million Canadian households with the largest database available. Records are 100% publicly sourced to comply with Canadian privacy laws.

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Provides access to specialized reference sources that used to be only available in library. eBooks available in this collection are: Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer; Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders; Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine; Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health; Scholarships, Fellowships, and Loans, 22nd ed.; and Nonfiction Literature Classics for Students.

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LinkedIn Learning (previously called Lynda.com) gives users free access to thousands of video tutorial courses with a focus on such areas as technology, software development, business skills, project management as well as creative skills like animation and video editing. The courses are taught by recognized industry experts who will guide you along in learning the skills you need for your personal and professional development. How to use LinkedIn Learning



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Scott’s Canadian Business Directory lists Canadian manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, sales agents and business services providers. This information is updated annually.

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Self-serve standard products available on the Statistics Canada website ― including CANSIM and census data products ― are now free of charge. This is an open resource for everyone and not VPL-subscribed.

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