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The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement
Eliyahu M. Goldratt
0884271781
July 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In this intriguing, readable business novel, which illustrates state-of-the-art economic theory, Alex Rogo is a UniCo plant manager whose factory and marriage are failing. To revitalize the plant, he follows piecemeal advice from an elusive former college professor who teaches, for example, that reduction in the efficiency of some plant operations may make the entire operation more productive. Alex's attempts to find the path to profitability and to engage his employeesi n the struggle involve the reader; and thankfully the authors' economic models, including a game with match sticks and bowls, are easy to understand. Although some characters are as anonymous as the goods manufactured in the factory, others ring true. In addition, the tender story of Alex and his wife's separation and reconciliation makes a...


From Vines to Wines: The Complete Guide to Growing Grapes and Making Your Own Wine
Jeff Cox
1580171052
January 1999
Paperback
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Hermann Wiemer, Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, Inc.
"I would recommend this to home winemakers, new vineyardists, and anyone with an appreciation for wine."

From the Back Cover
Create you own backyard winery! From breaking ground to savoring the finished product, Jeff Cox's From Vines to Wines is the most complete and up-to-date guide to growing flawless grapes and making extraordinary wine. Wine connoisseurs, gardeners, and home winemakers will find the latest techniques in this fully revised and updated edition. With thorough, illustrated instructions, you'll learn how to: -- Choose and prepare a vineyard site -- Construct sturdy and effective trellising systems -- Plant, prune, and harvest the perfect grapes for your climate -- Press, ferment, age and bottle your own wine -- Judge wine...


Zapp! The Lightning Of Empowerment: How To Improve Quality, Productivity, And Employee Satisfaction
William C. Byham
0449002829
January 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
Most managers know that revitalization in their companies must occur from the ground up. But how to get that message to employees without applying the kind of pressure that makes them even less productive? The answer is empowerment. In this motivating book, you will find specific strategies designed to help you encourage responsibility, acknowledgment, and creativity so that employees feel they "own" their jobs. It's all here, in an accessible guide for the successful managers of tomorrow.

Book Info
Audio cassette of the contemporary fable that shows what supervisors, managers, and organizations must do to create and maintain an empowered workforce. Audio cassette. --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

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Jeff Cox's 100 Greatest Garden Ideas
Jeff Cox
0875969771
Jan 1998
Paperback
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Review
"Here are plenty of truly great ideas for easier, more productive, and more enjoyable gardening. You're sure to find ideas that are useful to you, whether you are a novice or a pro."--Greg Williams, Editor and publisher of HortIdeas

"I like it-- Jeff knows his stuff. It's solid information, presented in a reader-friendly format. Even if you try only a few of his 100 ideas, you'll improve your garden."--Nancy Bubel, Author of The New Seed-Starters Handbook

"Another good and informative book by Rodale Press. Gardeners will get lots of useful ideas on problem solving, planting, and general gardening know-how. A good book to add to your library."--Dick Raymond, Author of Garden Way's Joy of Gardening and founder of the Dick Raymond Foundation


The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement
Eliyahu M. Goldratt
1565114248
November 2000
Compact Disc
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From Publishers Weekly
In this intriguing, readable business novel, which illustrates state-of-the-art economic theory, Alex Rogo is a UniCo plant manager whose factory and marriage are failing. To revitalize the plant, he follows piecemeal advice from an elusive former college professor who teaches, for example, that reduction in the efficiency of some plant operations may make the entire operation more productive. Alex's attempts to find the path to profitability and to engage his employeesi n the struggle involve the reader; and thankfully the authors' economic models, including a game with match sticks and bowls, are easy to understand. Although some characters are as anonymous as the goods manufactured in the factory, others ring true. In addition, the tender story of Alex and his wife's separation and reconciliation makes a...


The Venture
Jeff Cox
0446516414
Jan 1997
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Cox (coauthor, with William C. Byham, of the personnel management book Zapp!, Harmony: Crown, 1991) takes an ordinary theme?starting your own business?and turns it into a fast-paced, fictionalized adventure. Michael DiGabriel and his entire video production department have been downsized in a large advertising agency. While drowning their sorrows in drink, this small, creative group decide to form their own production company. Cox takes readers on a roller-coaster ride of the real-life pressure of operating a small business, even including lessons on basics such as marketing, business plans, employee motivation, and inneroffice romance. This will appeal to readers in public libraries.?Joel Jones, Kansas City P.L., Mo.Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Booklist


Race
Eliyahu M. Goldratt
0884270629
January 1996
Hardcover
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Book Description
The graphics and accompanying text reveal the implications that stem from the shop floor to our standard of living. The Race allows you to derive a superior system, Drum-Buffer-Rope, for generating logistical improvement. It also shows you how to focus these improvements so they are optimal and not just local. The epilogue and appendix quizzes will give the thoughtful reader insight in how to initiate and extend a process of ongoing improvement into other areas-like marketing and financial control.

About the Author
One of the world's most sought after business leaders - author and educator, Dr. Eli Goldratt. Eli Goldratt had been described by Fortune Magazine as a "guru to industry" and by Business Week as a "genius." His charismatic, stimulating, yet sometimes...


Zapp! in Education
William C. Byham
0449907961
July 1992
Paperback
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Book Description
In this dynamic, helpful, guide William C. Byham takes his Zapp! empowerment principles and adapts it for the classroom with workable, hands-on advice for how educators can get their students (and themselves) excited about education again. He shows how to get students to take responsibility for their own progress by involving them in decision-making; encouraging them to think for themselves; and fostering trust, creativity, and hunger for new challenges. Innovative, accessible, and fun to read, ZAPP! IN EDUCATION offers essential guidance for teachers, school administrators, school board members, and support staff.

From the Inside Flap
In this dynamic, helpful, guide William C. Byham takes his Zapp! empowerment principles and adapts it for the classroom with workable, hands-on...


Perennial All Stars: The 150 Best Perennials for Great-Looking, Trouble-Free Gardens
Jeff Cox
0875968899
October 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
Jeff Cox provides the information new gardeners want in Perennial All-Stars: how to produce a garden full of healthy, attractive, low-maintenance plants. Cox, the enthusiastic host of HGTV's &Grow It!, has selected 150 perennials, both flowers and grasses, that grow well in North American climates. Each double-page plant entry tells how and where to grow the plant, how to propagate it, and a list of ideal planting partners. In addition, each entry displays a quick-glance sidebar that includes ideal hardiness zones, blooming season, size, color, light and soil requirements, and a substantial list of plant sources (detailed in the back of the book). Cox further assists the beginning garden planner with useful groupings: "Fragrant All-Stars," "Deer-Resistant All- Stars," "All-Stars for Full...


Zapp! Empowerment in Health Care
William C. Byham
0449908852
Jan 1993
Paperback
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Book Description
"Couldn't have come at a better time! The message is definitely on target. People who work with staff and volunteers in any profession would gain from reading, re-reading, and practicing the concepts in this book."
John Paul
Vice President, American Heart Association
William C. Byham's book, ZAPP! THE LIGHTNING OF EMPOWERMENT took the business world by storm. Now ZAPP! EMPOWERMENT IN HEALTH CARE is packed with step-by-step, hands-on information to help health-care providers revitalize medicine and help control costs by taking control of their jobs, improving existing processes, sharing decision-making, and more, as well as zeroing in on the special needs, rights, and responsibilities of patients.

Book Info
Audio cassette of the contemporary fable that shows...


Cellaring Wine: Managing Your Wine Collection...to Perfection
Jeff Cox
1580174744
September 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Loaded with expert information, this volume is as accessible to novice wine collectors with a few bottles to store as it is educational for serious oenophiles seeking to house an extensive array of vintages. But unlike many wine tomes, it doesn't take itself too seriously-Cox (From Vines to Wines) admits early on to a "soft spot in my heart for white Zinfandel." The book is divided into two sections; the first addresses the general principles of collecting and acquiring wine, while the second goes into great detail about building and using a wine cellar. Sidebars address such topics as guidelines for wine aging, vertical tastings, cooling a cellar, storing wine on its side and "the future of corks." Whimsical illustrations throughout by William Bramhall are a constant reminder that collecting wine should be an...


The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement
Eliyahu M. Goldratt
1565114086
November 2000
Audio
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From Publishers Weekly
In this intriguing, readable business novel, which illustrates state-of-the-art economic theory, Alex Rogo is a UniCo plant manager whose factory and marriage are failing. To revitalize the plant, he follows piecemeal advice from an elusive former college professor who teaches, for example, that reduction in the efficiency of some plant operations may make the entire operation more productive. Alex's attempts to find the path to profitability and to engage his employeesi n the struggle involve the reader; and thankfully the authors' economic models, including a game with match sticks and bowls, are easy to understand. Although some characters are as anonymous as the goods manufactured in the factory, others ring true. In addition, the tender story of Alex and his wife's separation and reconciliation makes a...


Landscaping with Roses : Gardens Walkways Arbors Containers
Jeff Cox
1561583820
January 9, 2002
Paperback
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From Booklist
Low-maintenance roses? Yes, there is a new breed of shrub rose. These less-fussy plants inspired Cox to create a guide to designing garden plans where perennials contentedly consort with the queen of flowers. Although some rose lovers desire formal beds, others strive for an exuberant, free-form naturalistic style, so Cox shows ways to maximize the effects of repeat and once-blooming roses regardless of the garden layout. Pavia's photographs capture vignettes in private, primarily American, gardens where splendid varieties of old and modern roses reign. Cox looks for qualities like disease resistance, an attractive growth habit, and abundant flower production to base his recommendations for rose color and hardiness or to meet design requirements. Anyone new to rose gardening should appreciate the concluding chapters, with...


The Cure
Dan Paul
0471268305
Jan 2003
Hardcover
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Review
This collaborative effort bv Paul, a former strategic planner for CEO Jack Welch at General Electric, and business writer Cox (Zapp!) is described in the promotional copy as "a novel for managers," a fictional story that illustrates the business principle of the "boundaryless" company pioneered by Welch. It's a stodgy but effective effort in which an inefficient, disorganized widget-producing outfit called Essential resolves a dire companywide communication problem just in time to avoid corporate disaster. Paul and Cox's approach is to create a series of high-level managerial characters with stereotypical business personalities. The huge cast includes Rick Riggins, the authoritarian "get it done now" company president; Frank Harlan, the egotistical, turf-protecting genius engineer; and Jake Foster, a slow-but-steady operations...


From Vines to Wines
Jeff Cox
0882665286


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HeroZ: Empower Yourself, Your Coworkers, Your Company
William C. Byham
0449909581
January 1995
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Written as a tale from a mythical time when dragons roamed and knights slew them with magic arrows, this book takes us behind the scenes to those poor assembly-line workers who made the magic arrows. Unfortunately, not only are the dragons multiplying faster than the knights can kill them and rival villages are springing up promising fewer dragons, but the arrow makers are unhappy and unfulfilled in their work. Three of them decide to improve their work life. Not only do they succeed, but with the help of a wizard they end up diversifying into producing magic cleaning wands. Byham and Cox (Zapp: The Lightning of Empowerment, Crown, 1990) have written a fable intended to motivate employees. To succeed in that task they will need more substance than this book offers. Not recommended.--Joshua Cohen, Mid-Hudson Lib....


The Organic Cook's Bible
Howard Stevens
0471445789
Apr 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Cox (Cellaring Wine), a veteran organic gardener, provides an encyclopedic guide to organic ingredients from fruits and vegetables to meats and dairy products, plus "kitchen staples" like coffee, bouillon and flour. Unlike most reference books, his is filled with personal touches: sidebars like "My Favorite Cherries" and "Keep an Eye Out for Black Walnuts" tell about Cox's encounters with foods, and even within the technical portions of the entries—which give information on nutrition, seasonality, storage, preparation and so on, as well as brief, fascinating histories of a food's cultivation—Cox often takes a personal approach. There are recipes using nearly every ingredient, most prepared simply to highlight a particular flavor, as in potent Rosemary Pesto, but others incorporate a food into heartier...


The Goal : A Process of Ongoing Improvement
Eliyahu M. Goldratt, Jeff Cox
0566086654


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Selling the Wheel: Choosing the Best Way to Sell for You, Your Company, Your Customers
Jeff Cox
0684856018
January 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
Jeff Cox has done it again. The coauthor of Zapp! and The Goal--bestselling business books that employ engaging fictional tales to advance a slew of practical suggestions--now teams with marketing specialist Howard Stevens to do for sales what his previous efforts did for motivation and productivity. In Selling the Wheel, he crafts a witty story around solid sales fundamentals that Stevens has gleaned from a quarter-century of research and analysis. Its hero is a fledgling old-time entrepreneur named Max who invents the wheel but can't get anybody to buy one. With marketing assistance from his wife ("In the olden days," Cox explains, "women almost always did the marketing"), and guidance from a cave-dwelling wise man, Max ultimately succeeds with help from four distinctly different types of salespeople, dubbed Closer,...

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