Lead the Pack: Sparking Innovation That Drives Customers Wild

Author: Nelson Soken,Wil Wengert

Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group

ISBN: 1934937452

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 191

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In "Lead the Pack: Sparking Innovation that Drives Customers Wild," Soken and Wengert provide an insightful analysis of the psychological factors that influence innovation from the perspective of customers and companies. The business world is fraught with examples of companies that failed or lost market share because they attempted to sell "what we make" instead of anticipating "what you want." Soken and Wengert identify and explore the barriers that make it difficult to break free of old habits and provide the tools to unleash creativity that lead to true innovation. This book takes a deeper look into the human psyche that makes it possible to identify future market offerings that customers often don't yet know they need. The genuine visionary in the marketplace remains competitive by being steps ahead in recognizing emerging customer needs and desires and taking the appropriate measures to counter the deeply inherent resistance to change. Successfully reaching beyond the status quo is the true competitive advantage.

The Pack

Author: Elisa Carbone

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 144069589X

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 160

View: 8881

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Becky is convinced that Akhil Vyas is the weirdest person on earth when he shows up in her English class. He refuses to sit in chairs, stares at her with spooky eyes, and has scar-covered skin. But soon Becky’s revulsion turns to fascination. The National Institutes of Health is studying Akhil, but he won’t say why—until something happens that makes him swear Becky and her friend Omar to secrecy. Suddenly Becky isn’t sure what’s more shocking—Akhil’s secret, or the chilling reason why he must reveal it. Elisa Carbone weaves a tale of intrigue that will enthrall any reader.

The Pack

Author: Jason Starr

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141972483

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Let the hunt begin . . . When Simon Burns is fired from his job without warning, he takes on the role of stay-at-home dad for his three-year-old son. But his reluctance pushes his already strained marriage to the limit. In the nestled playgrounds of the Upper West Side, Simon harbors a simmering rage at his boss's betrayal. Things take a turn when he meets a tight-knit trio of dads at the playground. They are different from other men Simon has met, stronger and more confident, more at ease with the darker side of life- and soon Simon is lured into their mix. But after a guys' night out gets frighteningly out of hand, Simon feels himself sliding into a new nightmarish reality. As he experiences disturbing changes in his body and his perceptions, he starts to suspect that when the guys welcomed him to their "pack", they were talking about much more than male bonding . . .

The Pack

Author: Nikki O'Neill

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595396003

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 220

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Fifteen-year-old Erin Angelica Delessandri is a typical high school cheerleader except for one thing: in addition to the normal pressures of being a teenager, she is a child living in an alcoholic family. At home, she's the target of her father's alcoholic rage and is always on edge, never knowing when the yelling will start. Her father's harsh treatment also leads Erin to harbor the vague notion that she's "irresponsible" and "worthless." At school Erin gets caught up in the party scene with a crew called "The Pack." She becomes romantically involved with an older Pack member named Dwane. After Dwane is accused of a gang-related murder, Erin's brother Joey, who is also a member of The Pack, forbids Erin from seeing Dwane. But the evidence suggests that it's Joey, not Dwane, who pulled the trigger. While the drama unfolds at school, Erin's family disintegrates before her eyes. Her mom, upset at the prospect of a failed marriage, becomes depressed and withdrawn. And Erin's little sisters share a secret-a killer secret that must be exposed and dealt with before someone dies.

Break from the Pack

How to Compete in a Copycat Economy

Author: Oren Harari

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273710981

Category: Competition

Page: 304

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In every industry, very small numbers of organisations are fast, fit and clearly out front. 'Break From the Pack' shows your company how to achieve and sustain genuine market leadership, identifying the common mistakes that can hold organisations back.

Taming the Pack Boxed Set

Author: Wendy Sparrow

Publisher: Entangled: Select Otherworld

ISBN: 1633758850

Category: Fiction

Page: 995

View: 8772

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Sometimes a wolf is all you need. What do you get when you mix Alphas and sheriffs and park rangers? Three sexy tales of wolf shifter romance from the talented Wendy Sparrow sure to keep you up past your bedtime! With one click, immerse yourself in a rich world of danger, intrigue, a little humor, and more than a little heat. Past My Defenses After a feline danderbomb takes Vanessa down, she wakes up naked in a cage staring at a hot park ranger who has no idea what he’d trapped. Dane Hansen had hoped to tame the silver wolf in his kennel, but all bets are off with the deliciously sweet Vanessa on two legs. They’re hot as a forest fire even before they scent-match. Meanwhile, Lycans are being poached, and Vanessa has been targeted. Dane will have to keep her close to protect her, but with Vanessa in heat and mad to mate, who will protect him? This Weakness for You Jordan Hill is his pack’s Alpha wolf, and after his last breakup, he’s opting to be the lone wolf, too. But when his rival’s little sister—a human—comes to his door, what should be a tasty snack turns out to be something more than Jordan could ever imagine. Christa Hansen is simply looking for a place to stay. Yet the dark shifter smells irresistibly like forever. But getting involved with the wolf who tried to kill her brother—twice—is lunacy. Falling for her family’s enemy won’t just be her downfall...it will be his, too. Crazy Over You Waking up with a naked woman holding a knife at his throat is just about the last thing Sheriff Travis Flynn expected. And the brother she’s looking for? A murderer. And dead. Probably. But the real shock comes when she insists she’s not a Lycan. Once LeAnn Wilcox finds her brother, she’ll get out of the pack’s territory and go back to her regular, nonfurry life. But LeAnn’s life is at stake if she won’t claim her place in the pack, especially once Travis’s control over the pack is challenged and her brother’s fate is questioned.

Leader of the Pack

The Fleet Submarine USS Batfish in World War II

Author: Mark W. Allen

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450298923

Category: History

Page: 144

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Leader of the Pack recounts the incredible history of USS Batfish, a record-setting American World War II fleet submarine. Batfish entered the pantheon of military lore during its famous sixth patrol in February 1945, where it sank a record three Japanese submarines in seventy-six hours. In addition to offering a rousing and meticulously researched account of the famous sixth patrol, author and military historian Mark W. Allen unravels a nautical mystery that had gone unresolved for over sixty years: the identity of the first Japanese submarine sunk by Batfish skipper John K. Fyfe. Controversy has surrounded the identity of the first submarine almost since the day of the sinking, but Leader of the Pack, through a diligent recreation of the events that unfolded in the days leading up to the sixth patrol, solves the mystery once and for all. Lastly, Allen shares a personal story, never told before in such detail, of Batfish’s rescue of three downed aviators who were forced to ditch their B-25 Mitchell bomber after it was hit by enemy anti-aircraft fire during a bombing mission on the Japanese homeland.

Dogs of the Drowned City #2: The Pack

Author: Dayna Lorentz

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545388082

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 8665

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Fans of WARRIORS and WOLVES OF THE BEYOND have a new animal adventure series to sink their teeth into! The thrilling DOGS OF THE DROWNED CITY trilogy continues! Shep the German shepherd doesn't know why his family has left him alone, nor does he understand the terrible, shrieking storm that has torn apart his city. He just knows that the new dogs he's met are his best chance at survival -- especially now that they've made enemies of the wild dogs in the city. Can Shep keep his new friends safe until his family -- maybe -- returns?

The Pack

Author: Tom Pow

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446487520

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 5440

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'Floris is all that keeps Victor in the human world, the only tenderness he allows in his heart. He will do all he can to find her and, if he doesn't, yes, he will die as a dog . . .' Bradley, Victor and Floris live with the dogs on the dark, forgotten edge of a segregated city. Haunted by memories and abandoned by society, they have learned to survive on their own. But when Floris is kidnapped the others must venture into the unknown to save their friend. It is a journey fraught with danger - violent gangs stalk the streets, and corrupt warlords viciously guard their territories. But it is also a journey of discovery . . .

Used by the Pack

A Gay Shifter Group Erotica

Author: R.A. Muldoon

Publisher: R.A. Muldoon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Fabian is the CEO of Lupe Corp. He is one of the most powerful men in the country. But, he isn’t really a man. Fabian is also the Alpha Wolf of an exclusive all-male wolf pack. Discretion is his utmost importance, but he finds that threatened one day after work when a man is ready to blackmail him. Of course, Fabian knows how to take care of greedy men, especially when they’re hot and willing. Jacob finally had dirt on Fabian. He knew the CEO’s secret and Jacob wanted shifter powers for himself. When Fabian invited him to his private property to meet the other shifters, Jacob couldn’t believe his luck. He was willing to do whatever it took to become a member of the pack, especially when he saw how sexy they are. Not that it matters. Jacob isn’t gay, right? Fabian always gets what he wants, and he wants Jacob. Will Jacob submit to the pack in order to become one of them? A lot can happen when you’re alone with seven wolves in a cabin. 10k word standalone novella. Group sex and rough sex. Gay erotica. 18+. Explicit.

Through the Eyes of the Pack

Author: Lorenzo Currie

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493145185

Category: Self-Help

Page: 331

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This is the real deal nowI am not trying to persuade anyone or change their minds. I am simply telling the truth! This is... The inside on the forgotten and taboo cultural history and the forgotten art of respect for one another and the inside views and explanations of people of mixed heritages and their life encounters, how other ethnic groups treat one another, and how they think of other groups in society. The ugly truth about man and prejudice as well as how to love and accept other cultures, what to do with your mixed childs hair and skin care products, as well as important people in each of the main cultures of whites, blacks, Asians, Native Americans, and Hispanics. People you never heard of that made great contributions to our present day world, as well as women who, against the odds of man, contributed greatly to our present-day society. Women who were told not to do so, but they did it with determination and courage! Experience the hidden secret of each culture that can only be shared and protected by that culture as a group. A glossary of the meanings of words in the book, as well as every ethnic derogatory word from A to Z.

Leading the Pack

Dogsled Racing

Author: Jeff C. Young

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN: 1617841331

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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This title introduces readers to the adventurous sport of dogsled racing. Readers will discover the sportÍs unique, must-have equipment in the text and diagrams, from dogs and sleds to ropes, booties, harnesses, axes, snowshoes, sleeping bags, and proper clothing. Important safety practices for dogs and mushers are also covered. Chapters highlight dogsledding history, types of dogsled racing, and racing rules. They also cover dog breeds, diet, and training, and famous athletes, including Martin Buser, Jeff King, Doug Swingley, Rick Swenson, Libby Riddles, and Susan Butcher. Sidebars on the Iditarod and dogsledding lingo will put readers in the know. Readers can also find out how to get started in this exhilarating sport, from finding a club to physical and mental requirements. And, they can learn about popular racing spots, including the United States, Canada, Sweden, Norway, Germany, and France. Striking, colorful photos will put readers right in the middle of this action-packed sport. TheyÍll have a blast getting ready for an Adrenaline Adventure! Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Hiking the Pack Line

Moving from Grief to a Joyful Life

Author: Bonnie Shapbell

Publisher: Pearlsong Press

ISBN: 1597190683

Category: Self-Help

Page: 166

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Before Bonnie Shapbell's husband died, he made her promise she would be OK. She kept that promise, rebuilding a joyful life without him while cherishing her memories. Now she offers a helping hand to those on a similar journey. Hiking the Pack Line provides practical advice and a workbook section for those who want to create—or re-create—lives that nourish them after devastating loss. Foreword by clinical psychologist & publisher Peggy Elam, Ph.D.

Leader of the Pack

Author: Justine Davis

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459279514

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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TRINITY STREET WEST The wife he couldn't forget… SHE'D THOUGHT SHE WOULD NEVER SEE HIM AGAIN. Wounded and backed into a corner, Ryan Buckhart sought a temporary escape from months of undercover police work. He could go to only one place…find safety in the arms of only one woman. He'd never stopped wanting, loving her—but she was no longer his wife…. Lacey Buckhart remembered how Ryan's stubborn devotion to the job had cost them their marriage. This time, his need to bring down a vicious gang threatened their second chance at happiness. The lone wolf had left the pack for now…but was he truly home to stay? TRINITY STREET WEST. Where danger lies around every corner—and the biggest danger of all is falling in love.

Leading the Pack

Model Driven Leadership for the 21st Century

Author: Rick Johnson

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 142593921X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 436

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Society is blind to certain cultures and misconceptions surface in many areas. Fear is the result to the misinformed, but knowledge is power. Our heavenly Father has given us the ability to expand our minds, and reading such material as, "Help! I Live Here, Too!", will open many avenues to understanding the difference in people's lives. I share this life experience and believe it to be a stepping stone to society as a whole. This book was written to eradicate myths about the disabled and bring acknowledgement to society that all people should be treated the same no matter what their conditions are. Everyone should have equal rights and have a sense of belonging to this world without being falsely labeled, ridiculed, or shunned.

Tempted by the Pack

Author: Anne Marsh

Publisher: Anne Marsh

ISBN: 0985472049

Category: Fiction

Page: 175

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Book One in the Blue Moon Brides series about alpha werewolves on the hunt for their fated mates! Once in a blue moon… For Rafer Breaux, life in the Louisiana Bayou is harsh, violent—and deeply sensual. The Cajun werewolf lives for his Pack and he’ll do whatever it takes to keep his brothers safe. The longer a wolf lives without a mate, the harder it becomes for that wolf to shift back. To remember that he is a man—and not a monster. And those mates can only be found during a blue moon. When a blue moon finally rises, Rafer will need every weapon in his sensual arsenal to tempt one special woman into his arms and the heart of the Pack. The Pack hunts for mates... Fighting to keep her family farm, Lark Andrews isn’t looking for love. Even if the very sexy Breaux brothers make her dream of hot bayou nights spent in their arms. When the blue moon leads Rafer to her door, however, Rafer has her rethinking her position on all work and no play. Now, the bayou nights are heating up as Rafer fights to convince her, one sensual touch at a time, to give love and passion a chance. But Rafer isn’t a one wolf deal. Is there room in Lark’s heart—and bed—for Rafer and his Pack? Anne Marsh's novels are: "Smoking hot." --Fiction Vixen "Sexually charged." --Bookaholics "Superb." --Midwest Book Review The Blue Moon Brides series: Book One: Tempted by the Pack (Free) Book Two: Pleasured by the Pack Book Three: Claimed by the Pack Book Four: Captured by the Pack Book Five: Taken by the Pack Book Six: Wolf's Desire Book Seven: Wolf's Redemption

The Pack Collection

One Eye Open\One Eye Closed\Secrets of the Wolf

Author: Karen Whiddon

Publisher: Silhouette

ISBN: 1426809212

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Primal and untamed, three shape-shifters risk everything for love... including their lives. But can their love survive once their secret is revealed? Passion, suspense, and the paranormal await in The Pack Collection by Karen Whiddon. Includes One Eye Open, One Eye Closed, and Secrets of the Wolf.

Be the Pack Leader

Use Cesar's Way to Transform Your Dog . . . and Your Life

Author: Cesar Millan,Melissa Jo Peltier

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 9780307405555

Category: Pets

Page: 336

View: 8574

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Bestselling author Cesar Millan takes his principles of dog psychology a step further, showing you how to develop the calm-assertive energy of a successful pack leader and use it to improve your dog’s life–and your own. Filled with practical tips and techniques as well as real-life success stories from his clients (including the Grogan family, owners of Marley from Marley & Me) and his popular television show Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan, Cesar helps you understand and read your dog’s energy as well as your own so that you can move beyond just correcting behavioral issues and take your connection with your dog to the next level. The principles of calm-assertive energy will help you become a better pack leader in every area of your life, improving your relationships with friends, family, and coworkers. In addition, Cesar addresses several important issues for the first time, including what you need to know about the major dog behavior tools available and the difference between “personality” and “instability.” Ultimately, what emerges from Be the Pack Leader are both happier dogs and happier, more centered owners.

On the Edge of the Pack

Book Two

Author: M. Desiree

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479745332

Category: Fiction

Page: 318

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On The Edge of the Pack Book two of the On The Edge series Olivia Mayors journey continues as she becomes part of the mythical world. After meeting CliffMarks enemyin On The Edge of the Forest, Olivia is positive that she is going to meet her death. She finds Cliff to save Mark, but the unexpected happens. Rather than the monster she is expecting, Cliff seems to be kind, but that does not fool Olivia. She is wary when he makes her a deal: become his and hell stop trying to kill Mark as well as all the other wolves. Under the circumstances, Olivia has no choice but to accept. Just as she accepts, the unexpected happens and Olivia becomes the very thing that she always thought was mythical: a werewolf. Struggling with the new feelings and emotions in her body, Olivia is faced with many more obstacles and challenges. Danger lurks around every corner from the consequences of marrying Mark, to child bearing and wolf hunts. Time after time, her family is endangered. When a wolf hunt starts unexpectedly, they leave their spacious home and move deeply into the forest of Pinecrossing where Olivia learns of a horrible truth: her brother died. Attending her brothers funeral in Idaho has consequences, but then again, doesnt everything? This is where Olivias journey really begins as, after his funeral, she begins to tell all of her family members good-bye. When she intends to do this with her sister, a secret is unraveled that will yet again forever change Olivias world: Cliff. He was back again, taunting Olivia. Playing games was a favorite of his, and Olivia prepared herself in every way possible to fight him to protect her family. Along the way truths are uncovered about her past. Truth about how exactly much her parents knew about this life; about the genes she carried. She also learns another family secret that will leave many questions answered, while others arise. Every day, trouble gets closer and closer. After Olivias sister, Christine, is threatened, Olivia is faced with yet another choice. She can either become a monsterCliffsand have no contact what-so-ever with her family, or she can sit back and watch as one by one, her family is murdered. Is she strong enough to save her family? Or is she selfish enough to put them in danger?

Martha Speaks: Leader of the Pack

Author: Susan Meddaugh

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547488335

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

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After being excluded from Helen’s family-tree school project because she isn’t a human family member, Martha decides to get in touch with her own roots. What better way to do that than to live in the wild like her wolf ancestors? Martha succeeds in convincing the neighborhood dogs to join her pack, but getting them to stay is a different story. How can sleeping on the cold, hard ground and hunting squirrels compete with comfy armchairs and gourmet dog food dinners? If her dog pack deserts her, will Martha’s best friend Helen welcome her back to the family? Includes fun vocabulary-building activities.