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In Amazon.com Jeff Bezos built something the world had never seen. He created the most recognized brand name on the Internet, became for a time one of the richest men in the world, and was crowned "the king of cyber-commerce." Yet for all the media exposure, the inside story of Amazon.com has never really been told. In this revealing, unauthorized account, Robert Spector, journalist and best-selling author, gives us this up-to-date, fast-paced, behind-the-scenes story of the company's creation and rise, its tumultuous present, and its uncertain future.
The New York Times and USA Today Bestseller! Reinvent your marketing to keep up with an ever-changing marketplace? A must-read for any business leader or marketer. It explains how brands must be true to their essence and be reinvented to remain relevant in this radically changed, information-rich, and Internet-oriented world. Robert Hanson, President, Global Levi?s Brand, Levis Strauss & Co. Pearson makes the clearest statement yet about the new world of marketing, as he makes the difficult and complex concepts of brands and reinvention understandable to everyone. Bob Jeffrey, CEO, JWT? When it comes to global brands, Pearson has no peers. His understanding of how companies and enterprises that breakaway from their competitors and reinvent their businesses will inherit the next era of global commerce is revolutionary. Michel Recalt, Director of Marketing and Brand Strategy, LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton? The Old Rules of Marketing are Dead presents a new reality: marketing must be reinvented if it is to remain relevant by placing a premium on business acumen, strategy and communications. MaryLee Sachs, Chairman U.S, Hill & Knowlton? Pearson has distilled 27 years of business experience into a book that shows the old ways of marketing have been replaced by new more up-to-date approaches and concepts to reinvent businesses and brands?and drive profitable sales. Stephen G. Butler, retired Chairman / CEO, KPMG International / KPMG LLP? Tim Pearson?s name is synonymous with strategy, value-proposition development, and marketing. From now on, it will be synonymous with reinvention and the new? do or die? rules of business. Mark A. Emkes, retired Chairman, CEO and President, Bridgestone Americas? Every leader and company director must learn the fundamental rules and principles of reinvention that will bring marketing into the 21st century. Reinvention must be the byword for this post-Great Recession era and the changes it requires that will make companies and businesses of all sizes great.R. David Hoover, Chairman, President and CEO, Ball Corporation About the Book: Revolutionary new technologies developed over the past decade have completely changed the way humans communicate and transact business. Not exactly late-breaking news for most people of the world. except for those who are supposed to be marketing to them. While consumers, customers, and marketplaces have adapted to these new realities, most marketers have not. Renowned marketing expert Tim Pearson explains why you need to sever your ties to the comfortable old ways of marketing?and bring your company?s marketing into the twenty-first century. Too many marketers still operate as if strategy necessarily depends upon predetermined budgets; advertising is the catch-all to every problem; and marketing results can't be measured. It all adds up to the age-old belief that marketing is an art, not a science?which couldn?t be further from the truth. The Old Rules of Marketing Are Dead is a road map for breaking out of old, established?and increasingly ineffective?routines and reinventing your organization?s marketing by: Positioning marketing as a business partner?not as a tool for meeting a strategic objective Holding marketing accountable for results with the application of hard data? not vague qualitative measurements Providing leadership within your organization?not following the direction of everyone else From research frameworks and concept development to planning, budgeting, media placement, and program implementation, marketers have not kept up?to the detriment of themselves and their companies. Completely revamping old-school marketing is the only way to drive profitable sales, create growing brands, and increase market share in today?s post?Great Recession business landscape. Pearson calls for nothing short of a marketing revolution. You must throw out almost everything you hold dear and embrace technology, a new role in business, and real accountability. The Old Rules of Marketing Are Dead has what you need to reinvent your products, your services?and your future.
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The Living World Bird Ladder is a great accessory for you to add to your bird's cage. The ladder is made of all natural wood and allows your bird to have easy access to assorted perches throughout its cage. The Living World Bird Ladder provides your bird with exercise and a fun activity allowing him to reach new heights in its cage. All natural wooden ladder for bird cage Stimulates birds mind Provides exercise Allows easy access to assorted perches 5 Step ladder
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This Zebra Stuffed Plush Animal is Stuffed with cuteness, adorableness and sweet, sweet dreams! When you receive your Zebra Stuffed Plush Animal you will be taken aback with how wonderfully it is made (we use the finest materials) and how much it seems to beg to be held. The Zebra Stuffed Plush Animal measures approximately 10" inches.
This "I've been crowned Big Sister" t-shirt is sure to make big sister feel extra special. The gift is a great way to announce big sister's new role, and perfect for welcoming baby. - Our 100% cotton toddler tee will look great on your little ones. 5.5 oz. 100% cotton Standard fit
Come on, people. Everyone has a cell phone. You're not any cooler because you can talk to someone and drive like a moron at the same time. - Tell the world how you feel! Our bumper stickers are perfect for expressing yourself while cruising down the highway or just for posting on the wall. Size: 10" x 3" Available in Opaque (white) or Transparent (clear) Printed on 4mil vinyl using water and UV resistant inks - means no fading in the sun or bleeding in the rain.
Get your beauty rest in style with this comfy women's pajama set. These cozy pj's come with your choice of a soft pink/black or white/black plaid flannel bottom, plus your choice of black or white tee top. The custom, personalized pajamas also make great sweat pants. Unisex flannel bottom is 100% cotton (4 oz) & has no fly and no pockets Choose a pink/black or white/black plaid bottom T-shirt is 100% cotton (4.5 oz) with a contoured, longer length to fit your curves Choose a white or black tee top
Templates to create your own custom personalized gifts for gifts. Add your own image and add your own text to make a one of a kind design on a t shirt,a mug,a sweatshirt, phone cases and more. - This Apple iPad Mini case is lightweight yet durable, simple yet modern - it's the perfect combination of function and fashion. Smooth, rubberized surface with matte finish Impact resistant plastic Snaps to back of tablet *"Apple" and "iPad" are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc, registered in the U.S. and other countries"
BASIC ITALIAN, Seventh Edition is the revision of a highly successful introductory-level Italian program designed to be used in two-year and four-year colleges and universities. Communicative proficiency based upon mastery of grammar and language patterns is the goal of the program. When students finish Chapter 30, they will not only be able to survive in an Italian-speaking environment, but will also be able to understand and appreciate Italian culture and traditions.
This book is pragmatical, not philosophical; a practical manual, not a treatise upon theories. It is intended for the men and women whose most pressing need is for money; who wish to get rich first, and philosophise afterward. It is for those who have, so far, found neither the time, the means, nor the opportunity to go deeply into the study of metaphysics, but who want results and who are willing to take the conclusions of science as a basis for action, without going into all the processes by which those conclusions were reached.
The term "bible" is now highly over-used in reference to tech books but if it weren't, that's how I would categorize Content Critical." Rowan Wilson, Knowledge Management Review "This book is highly recommended. It belongs in every design library. It should be on the reading list of every course in Web design. Any Web designer who plans to be in business five years from now should read this book." Design Research News, J an 2002 In the age of information overload and content glut, how do you get people to read what s on your website? The modern world runs on content. And the Web is fast becoming the medium of choice for content delivery. Increasingly business is about getting the right content to the right person at the right time and making a profit out of it. Content is critical. Content Critical will change the way you think about the Web. If part of your job involves writing original content to be placed on the Web product support material, a marketing pitch, or internal communication you re part of a publishing process. Think of your website as a publication and it all begins to make a lot of sense. Think of the person who visits your website as a reader and your objectives become clearer. Content Critical explains the theory and practice of producing reader-focussed, compelling content. It includes highly detailed, practical advice about what it takes to build a professional, content-oriented website, including classification, navigation, search and content layout. It shows you how to organize a publishing team and how to create a web publishing strategy. Discover what high-quality content really is, and learn how to create it. Content Critical will help you: discover the key skills required to write compelling content for the Web understand the rules of publishing content online know how to appeal to your online readers develop an effective Internet communications strategy build publishing skills within your organization.
A memoir by the world?s leading dolphin and whale expert, revealing the extraordinary richness of these animals? intelligence and exposing our terrible mistreatment of the smartest creatures in the sea. For centuries, humans and dolphins have enjoyed a special relationship, evident not just in mythology and folklore but in many documented encounters. Some past cultures even worshipped dolphins and condemned anyone who killed or wounded of them. Yet in recent decades, a paradox: on the one hand, we have discovered extraordinary depths of dolphin intelligence and their emotional lives, to the point of glimpsing their self-consciousness?on the other hand, in Japan, dolphins are slaughtered indiscriminately, and several nations keep them in cruel conditions. Diana Reiss is one of the world?s leading experts on dolphin intelligence who has helped lead the revolution in dolphin understanding for three decades. In addition, as an activist, she is a leading rescuer who helped inspire and served as an adviser for The Cove, and who continues to campaign against the annual Japanese slaughters. Here, she combines her science and activism to show us just how smart dolphins really are, and why we must stop mistreating them. Readers will be astonished at dolphins? sonar capabilities; at their sophisticated, lifelong playfulness; at their emotional intelligence; and at their ability to bond with other species, including humans and even dogs! Her beloved companion dolphins, each with distinct personalities, create their own toys, type commands on a keyboard, tease and scold her playfully, and express their affection and delight. In Reiss?s most famous experiments, she used a mirror to prove that dolphins are self-aware, and even self-conscious. The Dolphin in the Mirror is both a scientific revelation and a emotional eye-opener, revealing one of the greatest intelligences on Earth.
Despite warnings from his aunt and uncle to stay out of the woods and the creepy house next door, photography freak Alex Hunter can't resist going out late one night to take pictures during a full moon.
Providing insight into the impact media convergence has had on the radio industry, this new edition delivers an excellent introduction to the modern radio production studio, the equipment found in that studio, and the basic techniques needed to accomplish radio production work. New chapters addressing the basics of field recording, production planning, and sound for video are included, as well as a renewed emphasis on not just radio production, but audio production. Featuring a worktext format tailored for both students and teachers, self-study questions, hands-on projects, and a CD with project material, quizzes, and demonstrations of key concepts, this book offers a solid foundation for anyone who wishes to know more about radio/audio equipment and production techniques.
An authoritative reference on all aspects of audio engineering and technology including basic mathematics and formulae, acoustics and psychoacoustics, microphones, loudspeakers and studio installations. Compiled by an international team of experts, the second edition was updated to keep abreast of fast-moving areas such as digital audio and transmission technology. Much of the material has been revised, updated and expanded to cover the very latest techniques. This is a new paperback version.
Beads are perfect for making all sorts of tiny treasures: cakes and treats, fruit, flowers, fast food, holiday souvenirs, pets and animals, fairies, and more! This book will show you how to make everything from a tiny tea service, a micro monkey, and some minute flowers to the sweetest little ladybug. No matter what your level of beading experience, you are sure to find the perfect beaded miniature project in 100 Beaded Flowers, Charms & Trinkets. Step-by-step demonstrations, from basic construction to more advanced techniques are covered, as well as inspiration for how to incorporate your designs into projects-including jewelry, accessories, and stationery.
Here is a marvelous guide for anyone affected by Parkinson's disease-patients, caregivers, family members, and friends. Containing the most up-to-date information on the disease, one of the most common neurological disorders, it discusses the available treatments and provides practical advice on how to manage the disease in the long term. Emphasizing life-style adjustments that will provide a better quality of life and moderate the burden for patients and their loved ones, the book answers many questions and clarifies misunderstandings regarding the disease. Written by two experts on Parkinson's disease and a freelance journalist, the book is approachable and easily understandable. Question and answer sections are provided, while "hot topics" are highlighted for easy visibility. The authors have also included true patient stories that will both inspire and instruct, and they have addressed several topics often not mentioned in physician-directed disease management, such as how to talk to family and friends about one's life with Parkinson's.
Are you an animator looking to get your foot in the door of the top studios? Break it down with Reel Success. It's tough to get a job in the animation industry if you don't have a demo reel and portfolio that reflects your unique style and incredible talents. The reception of that reel will make or break you; so it's no wonder that creating a demo reel can be such a daunting task. Reel Success by Cheryl Cabrera can help. This book guides you through putting the right content into your portfolio, how to cater to the right audience, and how to harness the power of social media and network effectively. Accompanied by case studies of actual students' demo reels, this book teaches how to develop a critical eye toward effective and ineffective demo reels. Reel Success offers you real successful: Best practices for animators looking to get their foot in the door or remain active in a competitive market. Examples of demo reels, featuring techniques beyond just animation for Concept, Story, Layout, Modeling, and Effects Lighting Actual student experiences, professional animator?s techniques, and recruiter insights to help you get the inside track in the animation industry.
Learn how to compress video and audio with optimal quality and minimal hassles. Renowned expert Ben Waggoner teaches you to improve the quality of your final content and develop effective workflows. Understand the basic concepts of vision and hearing, apply that knowledge in the context of compression, then move onto practical, applicable information for creating, editing, and compressing the best video and audio, whether you're delivering for the web, DVD, Blu-ray, phones, or beyond. Clear examples of how to make the best choices in real-world projects Covers Mac and Windows products for a complete look at today's compression technologies: all the different tools, codecs, and formats for different kinds of deliverables are described, focusing on how to pick the right options for particular projects, players, and sources Formats Windows Media QuickTime Flash FLV and F4V MPEG-4 and H.264 MPEG-2 Ogg Vorbis and Theora Silverlight and Smooth Streaming Devices iPod and iPhone Zune HD Playstation Portable Playstation 3 Xbox 360 DVD and Blu-ray Visit the companion website at http://www. taylorandfrancis.com/cw/waggoner-9780240812137/.
Visit our Sookie Stackhouse series feature page. Cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse is no typical Southern belle. She can read minds. And she?s got a thing for vampires. Which, in a town like Bon Temps, Louisiana, means she?ll have to watch her back?and neck. This boxed set includes: Dead Until Dark Living Dead in Dallas Club Dead Dead to the World Dead as a Doornail Definitely Dead All Together Dead From Dead to Worse And with HBO launching an all-new show, True Blood, based on the Southern Vampire novels, the demand for Charlaine Harris and Sookie Stackhouse will be bigger than ever. Watch a QuickTime trailer for the HBO original series True Blood, based on the book.