Built from Scratch

  • Filename: built-from-scratch.
  • ISBN: 0812933788
  • Release Date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 332
  • Author: Bernie Marcus
  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)



Chronicling one of the great business success stories of modern times, this lively tale of two entrepreneurs follows the authors as they build one of the most profitable specialty chains in history. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Built from Scratch

  • Filename: built-from-scratch.
  • ISBN: 0812930584
  • Release Date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 332
  • Author:
  • Publisher: Crown Business



The founders of Home Depot discuss their business principles

Built from Scratch

  • Filename: built-from-scratch.
  • ISBN: OCLC:654231552
  • Release Date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 332
  • Author: Bernie Marcus
  • Publisher:



From Scratch

  • Filename: from-scratch.
  • ISBN: 099670700X
  • Release Date: 2015-10-29
  • Number of pages: 286
  • Author: Sally Paradysz
  • Publisher:



At age sixty, Sally Paradysz breaks the mold and breaks the law as she lives in a tiny tool shed on her land while building her house and rebuilding her life. Recovering from a tension-filled, thirty-five year marriage and a violent rape, Sal reconnects with her true self and with nature, facing old fears, building new strength, and becoming whole.

The Toaster Project

  • Filename: the-toaster-project.
  • ISBN: 9781616891190
  • Release Date: 2012-03-20
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: Thomas Thwaites
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books



"Hello, my name is Thomas Thwaites, and I have made a toaster." So begins The Toaster Project, the author's nine-month-long journey from his local appliance store to remote mines in the UK to his mother's backyard, where he creates a crude foundry. Along the way, he learns that an ordinary toaster is made up of 404 separate parts, that the best way to smelt metal at home is by using a method found in a fifteenth-century treatise, and that plastic is almost impossible to make from scratch. In the end, Thwaites's homemade toaster—a haunting and strangely beautiful object—cost 250 times more than the toaster he bought at the store and involved close to two thousand miles of travel to some of Britain's remotest locations. The Toaster Project may seem foolish, even insane. Yet, Thwaites's quixotic tale, told with self-deprecating wit, helps us reflect on the costs and perils of our cheap consumer culture, and in so doing reveals much about the organization of the modern world.

Locally Laid

  • Filename: locally-laid.
  • ISBN: 9780698404052
  • Release Date: 2016-03-01
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Lucie B. Amundsen
  • Publisher: Penguin



How a Midwestern family with no agriculture experience went from a few backyard chickens to a full-fledged farm—and discovered why local chicks are better. When Lucie Amundsen had a rare night out with her husband, she never imagined what he’d tell her over dinner—that his dream was to quit his office job (with benefits!) and start a commercial-scale pasture-raised egg farm. His entire agricultural experience consisted of raising five backyard hens, none of whom had yet laid a single egg. To create this pastured poultry ranch, the couple scrambles to acquire nearly two thousand chickens—all named Lola. These hens, purchased commercially, arrive bereft of basic chicken-y instincts, such as the evening urge to roost. The newbie farmers also deal with their own shortcomings, making for a failed inspection and intense struggles to keep livestock alive (much less laying) during a brutal winter. But with a heavy dose of humor, they learn to negotiate the highly stressed no-man’s-land known as Middle Agriculture. Amundsen sees firsthand how these midsized farms, situated between small-scale operations and mammoth factory farms, are vital to rebuilding America’s local food system. With an unexpected passion for this dubious enterprise, Amundsen shares a messy, wry, and entirely educational story of the unforeseen payoffs (and frequent pitfalls) of one couple’s ag adventure—and many, many hours spent wrangling chickens.

Built from Scratch

  • Filename: built-from-scratch.
  • ISBN: 0988975467
  • Release Date: 2013-10-23
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Harry Briscoe
  • Publisher:



Built on Values

  • Filename: built-on-values.
  • ISBN: 0470949902
  • Release Date: 2010-12-20
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Ann Rhoades
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Most leaders know that a winning, engaged culture is the key to attracting top talent—and customers. Yet, it remains elusive how exactly to create this ideal workplace —one where everyone from the front lines to the board room knows the company’s values and feels comfortable and empowered to act on them. Based on Ann Rhoades’ years of experience with JetBlue, Southwest, and other companies known for their trailblazing corporate cultures, Built on Values reveals exactly how leaders can create winning environments that allow their employees and their companies to thrive. Companies that create or improve values-based cultures can become higher performers, both in customer and employee satisfaction and financial return, as proven by Rhoades’ work with JetBlue, Southwest Airlines, Disney, Loma Linda University Hospitals, Doubletree Hotels, Juniper Networks, and P.F. Chang’s China Bistros. Built on Values provides a clear blueprint for how to accomplish culture change, showing: How to exceed the expectations of employees and customers How to develop a Values Blueprint tailored to your organization’s goals and put it into action Why it's essential to hire, fire, and reward people based on values alone, and How to establish a discipline for sustaining a values-centric culture Built on Values helps companies get on the pathway to greatness by showing the exact steps for either curing an ailing company culture or creating a new one from scratch.

The Knowledge

  • Filename: the-knowledge.
  • ISBN: 9781448137381
  • Release Date: 2014-04-03
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Lewis Dartnell
  • Publisher: Random House



Maybe it was a viral pandemic, or an asteroid strike, or perhaps nuclear war. Whatever the cause, the world as we know it has ended and you and the other survivors must start again. What key knowledge would you need to start rebuilding civilisation from scratch? Once you’ve scavenged what you can, how do you begin producing the essentials? How do you grow food, generate power, prepare medicines, or get metal out of rocks? Could you avert another Dark Ages or take shortcuts to accelerate redevelopment? Living in the modern world, we have become disconnected from the basic processes that support our lives, as well as the beautiful fundamentals of science that enable you to relearn things for yourself. The Knowledge is a journey of discovery, a book which explains everything you need to know about everything. This is a quickstart guide for rebooting civilisation which will transform your understanding of the world – and help you prepare for when it’s no longer here... http://the-knowledge.org/

Groove Music

  • Filename: groove-music.
  • ISBN: 9780199913015
  • Release Date: 2012-04-01
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Mark Katz
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press



It's all about the scratch in Groove Music, award-winning music historian Mark Katz's groundbreaking book about the figure that defined hip-hop: the DJ. Today hip-hop is a global phenomenon, and the sight and sound of DJs mixing and scratching is familiar in every corner of the world. But hip-hop was born in the streets of New York in the 1970s when a handful of teenagers started experimenting with spinning vinyl records on turntables in new ways. Although rapping has become the face of hip-hop, for nearly 40 years the DJ has proven the backbone of the culture. In Groove Music, Katz (an amateur DJ himself) delves into the fascinating world of the DJ, tracing the art of the turntable from its humble beginnings in the Bronx in the 1970s to its meteoric rise to global phenomenon today. Based on extensive interviews with practicing DJs, historical research, and his own personal experience, Katz presents a history of hip-hop from the point of view of the people who invented the genre. Here, DJs step up to discuss a wide range of topics, including the transformation of the turntable from a playback device to an instrument in its own right, the highly charged competitive DJ battles, the game-changing introduction of digital technology, and the complex politics of race and gender in the DJ scene. Exhaustively researched and written with all the verve and energy of hip-hop itself, Groove Music will delight experienced and aspiring DJs, hip-hop fans, and all students or scholars of popular music and culture.

Almost from Scratch

  • Filename: almost-from-scratch.
  • ISBN: 1416595899
  • Release Date: 2007-11-01
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Author: Andrew Schloss
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



Jars of olive tapenade and capers, containers of hummus and ready-made sauces; these days, grocery stores are full of ingredients that are one step away from becoming a meal. With Almost from Scratch: 600 Recipes for the New Convenience Cuisine, you can transform those gourmet products into gourmet meals with a few simple steps. From Andrew Schloss, the author of Fifty Ways to Cook Most Everything, come 600 recipes for delicious and easy meals that use convenience foods without sacrificing taste. Using prepared salsas, pestos, high-quality baking mixes, and other packaged items, recipes that once took a whole afternoon can now be assembled quickly and easily. Almost from Scratch makes the most of prepackaged foods to streamline the way home cooks prepare everything from soup to dessert, whether you're making a weeknight dinner for the family or entertaining on a Saturday night. With recipes for appetizers, salads, soups, sauces, meat dishes, seafood, pasta, grains, stir-fries, vegetables, and desserts, Schloss shows you the never-ending possibilities of cooking with shortcuts. Sumptuous starters such as Herbed Artichoke Dip, Parmesan Shortbread, Blue Cheese Quiche with Potato Crust, and Tomato Tarragon Tart will be the perfect start to any evening. For a light meal, try Three Corn Chowder, Pizza Rustica, Mango Brie Quesadillas, or Smoked Turkey and Chickpea Chili. For a more substantial dinner, sample recipes such as Deep Dark Pot Roast, Mediterranean Vegetable Lasagna, Dutch Country Chicken and Potato Dumplings, Grilled Salmon with Olive Vinaigrette, and Lemon Pork Chops on Artichoke Bruschetta that will keep your family -- and your taste buds -- happy. Who knew that decadent, awe-inspiring desserts could be created in a flash using packaged ingredients? Dark Chocolate Soufflé, Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie, Blueberry Cornmeal Upside-Down Cake, and Chèvre Cheesecake with Fig Coulis are just some of the sweets that will wow your guests. Finally, a sophisticated, gourmet cookbook that allows home cooks to make great-tasting meals without spending all day in the kitchen.

Bootstrap to Billions

  • Filename: bootstrap-to-billions.
  • ISBN: 0980047722
  • Release Date: 2010-01
  • Number of pages: 322
  • Author: Dileep Rao
  • Publisher: Wanamaker Press



From the stories of entrepreneurs who have built some of the world's great companies (such as the world's largest medical device company and the world's largest consumer electronics retailer), Bootstrap to Billions shows entrepreneurs how they too can control and build a huge business from scratch to create wealth and keep it.

Success From Scratch

  • Filename: success-from-scratch.
  • ISBN: 9781937879884
  • Release Date: 2017-07-18
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Nick Ruiz
  • Publisher: Sound Wisdom



Develop High-Level Awareness and Mental Strategies to Advance into Massive Success! There is an infinite amount of material out there on how to succeed, how to make money, how to trade stocks, how to grow your business, how to enhance your career, etc. Nowadays, we have no shortage of people teaching others how to be successful. The majority of people who read and take courses on "how to" material never actually succeed with it. That is a sad fact, because many people could have the beautiful and successful lives they want, but they are missing some key components that would get them results. Success opportunities may be presenting themselves to you every day, but the problem is they are in a language in which you may not be fluent. The point of this book is to teach you how to become “fluent” in the language of success and opportunity, so you can step out and receive this new world you can now perceive with full clarity and understanding. This book covers creating real success from scratch. It does not matter if you are at “knowledge” scratch, financial scratch, or “entry level job” scratch. It does not matter if you filed bankruptcy yesterday. In fact, being “at scratch” is perfectly okay because it has nothing to do with becoming successful. Where you are starting from means nothing, as long as you open your mind to the concepts I will be sharing with you to sculpt the right psychology to produce success and opportunity.

The Development of Foster City

  • Filename: the-development-of-foster-city.
  • ISBN: 1479710733
  • Release Date: 2012-10-04
  • Number of pages: 93
  • Author: T. Jack Foster, Jr.
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation



Foster City, California, is a thriving, successful new town of over 30,000 people, built on the shores of San Francisco Bay. It is unique in several ways: it was planned and built from scratch over the mud flats of the Bay and every bit of it is on fill. This is the story of that development, by T. Jack Foster, Jr., who, with his father and brothers, acquired four square miles of land and caused it to be transformed into that new town.

A Christmas Affair

  • Filename: a-christmas-affair.
  • ISBN: 9780373862344
  • Release Date: 2011-10-18
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Adrianne Byrd
  • Publisher: Kimani Press



As president of her own talent agency, Chloe Banks is a New York success story. But beneath the fast-track facade is a small-town girl who has never forgotten her humble beginnings and a close guarded secret - until her family come to visit with the special holiday gift. Sensual Southern charmer Lyfe Alton was her childhood sweetheart and he still owns her heart. Lyfe was devastated when Chloe left their Georgia hometown for the bright lights. Now he has just four weeks to seduce her back into his bed - or lose her forever.

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