๐Ÿ“’ Author : Joseph Michelli
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2008-07-01
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 224
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 0071641637
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Business & Economics

SYNOPSIS : Discover the secrets of world-class leadership! When it comes to refined service and exquisite hospitality, one name stands high above the rest: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. With ceaseless attention to every luxurious detail, the company has set the bar for creating memorable customer experiences in world-class settings. Now, for the first time, the leadership secrets behind the company's extraordinary success are revealed. The New Gold Standard takes you on an exclusive tour behind the scenes of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. Granted unprecedented access to the company's executives, staff, and its award-winning Leadership Center training facilities, bestselling author Joseph Michelli explored every level of leadership within the organization. He emerged with the key principles leaders at any company can use to provide a customer experience unlike any other, such as: Understanding the ever-evolving needs of customers Empowering employees by treating them with the utmost respect Anticipating customers' unexpressed needs and concerns Developing and conducting an unsurpassed training regimen Sharing engaging stories from the company's employees--from the corporate office and hotels around the globe--Michelli describes the innovative methods the company uses to create peerless guest experiences and explains how it constantly hones and improves them. The New Gold Standard weaves practical how-to advice, proven leadership tools, and the wisdom of experts to help you create and embed superior customer-service principles, processes, and practices in your own organization.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Ari Gold
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Hachette Books
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2015-05-12
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 224
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9780316306119
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Humor

SYNOPSIS : Ari Gold, after years of dominating the Hollywood agency scene, finally offers invaluable tips and advice on how to be as successful in work and in life as Gold himself. Ari Gold is known for his ruthless approach to deal-making and client relationships that made him one of, if not the, most powerful and sought-after agents in Hollywood until he retired in 2011. In his new book THE GOLD STANDARD, Gold will illuminate, for the first time, his unique, effective and, some would say, outrageous philosophies on running a successful business, client management, employee motivation, keeping a happy home life, and other keys to his many successes. Brash, emphatic, instructive and always wise, Gold's book will rival business and leadership bestsellers the world over. In his own words and with his trademark enthusiasm, Gold's tome will be the only book anyone wanting to make something of him or herself will ever need. Ari Gold says: "In my humble opinion, if you want to run a successful business this is the only book you'll ever have to read. And my humble opinion is never wrong."


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๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Ludwig von Mises Institute
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date :
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๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9781610164429
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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๐Ÿ“’ Author : Mark Skousen
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher :
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 1996
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 168
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : UOM:39015038023589
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Business & Economics

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๐Ÿ“’ Author : Kym Gold
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Simon and Schuster
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2015-09-01
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 208
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9781510701519
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Business & Economics

SYNOPSIS : The cofounder of True Religion Brand Jeans, Kym Gold uses her story to serve up a firm dose of life and career lessons that helped her build a multimillion-dollar fashion brand from the ground up. Kym Goldโ€™s mantra, โ€œnever settle for a no; always look for a yes,โ€ is what led her to co-create True Religion Brand Jeans, a major retail clothing company that sold for close to a billion dollars in 2013. In Gold Standard, Kym finally gives her side of the story of how the once fledgling jeans company that nobody wanted, went on to become a giant revolutionizing player in the fashion industry. As a woman in the boysโ€™ club world of the fickle fashion business, Kym armed herself and became one of True Religionโ€™s majority shareholders and their lead female clothing designer. On Valentineโ€™s Day in 2007, she was served divorce papers by her then husband and had her company ripped from under herโ€”all within an hour. Since then, she has reestablished her place in the industry and catapulted herself into the coveted 1 percent of the richest Americans. In Gold Standard, Kymโ€™s savvy business and fashion branding experience of thirty years gives a behind-the-scenes look into the always changing fashion industry. It also mixes in her compelling personal journey, including her marriage to Mark Burnett before he became TV's biggest mega producer, a compassionate view for women of the pressures of balancing a career, finances, and family. Kym motivates readers to throw the gold gloves on and put up a fight.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Steven Bryan
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Columbia University Press
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2010-08-31
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 288
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9780231526333
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : By the end of the nineteenth century, the world was ready to adopt the gold standard out of concerns of national power, prestige, and anti-English competition. Yet although the gold standard allowed countries to enact a virtual single world currency, the years before World War I were not a time of unfettered liberal economics and one-world, one-market harmony. Outside of Europe, the gold standard became a tool for nationalists and protectionists primarily interested in growing domestic industry and imperial expansion. This overlooked trend, provocatively reassessed in Steven Bryan's well-documented history, contradicts our conception of the gold standard as a British-based system infused with English ideas, interests, and institutions. In countries like Japan and Argentina, where nationalist concerns focused on infant-industry protection and the growth of military power, the gold standard enabled the expansion of trade and the goals of the age: industry and empire. Bryan argues that these countries looked less to Britain and more to North America and the rest of Europe for ideological models. Not only does this history challenge our idealistic notions of the prewar period, but it also reorients our understanding of the history that followed. Policymakers of the 1920s latched onto the idea that global prosperity before World War I was the result of a system dominated by English liberalism. Their attempt to reproduce this triumph helped bring about the global downturn, the Great Depression, and the collapse of the interwar world.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Kwasi Kwarteng
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : PublicAffairs
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2014-05-27
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 440
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9781610391962
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : The world was wild for gold. After discovering the Americas, and under pressure to defend their vast dominion, the Habsburgs of Spain promoted gold and silver exploration in the New World with ruthless urgency. But, the great influx of wealth brought home by plundering conquistadors couldn't compensate for the Spanish government's extraordinary military spending, which would eventually bankrupt the country multiple times over and lead to the demise of the great empire. Gold became synonymous with financial dependability, and following the devastating chaos of World War I, the gold standard came to express the order of the free market system. Warfare in pursuit of wealth required borrowingโ€”a quickly compulsive dependency for many governments. And when people lost confidence in the promissory notes and paper currencies issued during wartime, governments again turned to gold. In this captivating historical study, Kwarteng exposes a pattern of war-waging and financial debtโ€”bedmates like April and taxes that go back hundreds of years, from the French Revolution to the emergence of modern-day China. His evidence is as rich and colorful as it is sweeping. And it starts and ends with gold.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Horst Schulze
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Zondervan
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2019-03-05
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 224
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9780310352105
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Business & Economics

SYNOPSIS : "Horst Schulze created a culture of service that should be a role model for all of us. By committing to the highest standards of professionalism - and creating the right systems to achieve them - he inspired thousands of people to embrace and embody the core ideal of sheer unadulterated excellence. With this profoundly useful book, Schulze now shares his story, and his methods, so that the rest of us can be uplifted and taught by the master himself." -Jim Collins, author of Good to Great, co-author of Built to Last "Horst Schulze's influence on my family and our business is undeniable. His approach to customer service revolutionized the hotel industry and set a high bar for all of us. His new book, Excellence Wins, weaves Horst's personal story with the practical wisdom he's gleaned from an incredible career of servant leadership. It's a must read for leaders and anyone passionate about serving people." -Dan Cathy, chairman and CEO, Chick-fil-A *** CEOs. Leaders without titles. Startups. Corporations. For-profits. Nonprofits. It doesn't matter who you are or what you do - you want to become the best. You want to win, every time. Horst Schulze knows how to win. In Excellence Wins, Schulze, in his absolute no-nonsense approach, shares the visionary and disruptive principles that have produced immense global successes over the course of his still-prolific fifty-year career. As the co-founder and former president of Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co., Schulze fearlessly led the company to unprecedented multi-billion dollar growth, setting the business vision and people-focused standards that made the Ritz-Carlton brand globally elite. Schulze's principles are both versatile and utterly practical to leaders of every age, career stage, and industry. You don't need a powerful title or a line of direct reports - you have everything you need to use them right now. If you're searching for the blueprint to beating the competition and out-performing everyone around you, look no further than Excellence Wins. Schulze pulls no punches as a masterful guide to becoming the very best in a world of routine compromise. Unleash the disruptive power of your true potential, own your career trajectory, and experience the game-changing proof firsthand: Excellence Wins.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Barry J. Eichengreen
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : NBER Series on Long-term Factors in Economic Development
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 1996
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 448
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 0195101138
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Business & Economics

SYNOPSIS : This book offers a reassessment of the international monetary problems that led to the global economic crisis of the 1930s. It explores the connections between the gold standard--the framework regulating international monetary affairs until 1931--and the Great Depression that broke out in 1929. Eichengreen shows how economic policies, in conjunction with the imbalances created by World War I, gave rise to the global crisis of the 1930s. He demonstrates that the gold standard fundamentally constrained the economic policies that were pursued and that it was largely responsible for creating the unstable economic environment on which those policies acted. The book also provides a valuable perspective on the economic policies of the post-World War II period and their consequences.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : James Ledbetter
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Liveright Publishing
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2017-06-13
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 384
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9781631493966
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : One Nation Under Gold examines the countervailing forces that have long since divided Americaโ€”whether gold should be a repository of hope, or a damaging delusion that has long since derailed the rational investor. Worshipped by Tea Party politicians but loathed by sane economists, gold has historically influenced American monetary policy and has exerted an often outsized influence on the national psyche for centuries. Now, acclaimed business writer James Ledbetter explores the tumultuous history and larger-than-life personalitiesโ€”from George Washington to Richard Nixonโ€”behind Americaโ€™s volatile relationship to this hallowed metal and investigates what this enduring obsession reveals about the American identity. Exhaustively researched and expertly woven, One Nation Under Gold begins with the nationโ€™s founding in the 1770s, when the new republic erupted with bitter debates over the implementation of paper currency in lieu of metal coins. Concerned that the coloniesโ€™ thirteen separate currencies would only lead to confusion and chaos, some Founding Fathers believed that a national currency would not only unify the fledgling nation but provide a perfect solution for a country that was believed to be lacking in natural silver and gold resources. Animating the "Wild West" economy of the nineteenth century with searing insights, Ledbetter brings to vivid life the actions of Whig president Andrew Jackson, one of goldโ€™s most passionate advocates, whose vehement protest against a standardized national currency would precipitate the nationโ€™s first feverish gold rush. Even after the establishment of a national paper currency, the virulent political divisions continued, reaching unprecedented heights at the Democratic National Convention in 1896, when presidential aspirant William Jennings Bryan delivered the legendary "Cross of Gold" speech that electrified an entire convention floor, stoking the fears of his agrarian supporters. While Bryan never amassed a wide-enough constituency to propel his cause into the White House, Americaโ€™s stubborn attachment to gold persisted, wreaking so much havoc that FDR, in order to help rescue the moribund Depression economy, ordered a ban on private ownership of gold in 1933. In fact, so entrenched was the belief that gold should uphold the almighty dollar, it was not until 1973 that Richard Nixon ordered that the dollar be delinked from any relation to goldโ€”completely overhauling international economic policy and cementing the dollarโ€™s global significance. More intriguing is the fact that Americaโ€™s exuberant fascination with gold has continued long after Nixonโ€™s historic decree, as in the profusion of late-night television ads that appeal to goldbug speculators that proliferate even into the present. One Nation Under Gold reveals as much about American economic history as it does about the sectional divisions that continue to cleave our nation, ultimately becoming a unique history about economic irrationality and its influence on the American psyche.