Author : Gene Kranz
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN : 9781439148815
Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
File Download : 416 page

This memoir of a veteran NASA flight director tells riveting stories from the early days of the Mercury program through Apollo 11 (the moon landing) and Apollo 13, for both of which Kranz was flight director. Gene Kranz was present at the creation of America’s manned space program and was a key player in it for three decades. As a flight director in NASA’s Mission Control, Kranz witnessed firsthand the making of history. He participated in the space program from the early days of the Mercury program to the last Apollo mission, and beyond. He endured the disastrous first years when rockets blew up and the United States seemed to fall further behind the Soviet Union in the space race. He helped to launch Alan Shepard and John Glenn, then assumed the flight director’s role in the Gemini program, which he guided to fruition. With his teammates, he accepted the challenge to carry out President John F. Kennedy’s commitment to land a man on the Moon before the end of the 1960s. Kranz recounts these thrilling historic events and offers new information about the famous flights. What appeared as nearly flawless missions to the Moon were, in fact, a series of hair-raising near misses. When the space technology failed, as it sometimes did, the controllers’ only recourse was to rely on their skills and those of their teammates. He reveals behind-the-scenes details to demonstrate the leadership, discipline, trust, and teamwork that made the space program a success. A fascinating firsthand account by a veteran mission controller of one of America’s greatest achievements, Failure is Not an Option reflects on what has happened to the space program and offers his own bold suggestions about what we ought to be doing in space now.

Author : H. Jon Benjamin
Genre : Humor
Publisher : Penguin
ISBN : 9781524742171
Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
File Download : 256 page

“Writing this funny requires immense talent.” —AV Club H. Jon Benjamin—the lead voice behind Archer and Bob's Burgers—helps us all feel a little better about our own failures by sharing his own in a hilarious memoir-ish chronicle of failure. Most people would consider H. Jon Benjamin a comedy show business success. But he'd like to remind everyone that as great as success can be, failure is also an option. And maybe the best option. In this book, he tells stories from his own life, from his early days ("wherein I'm unable to deliver a sizzling fajita") to his romantic life ("how I failed to quantify a threesome") to family ("wherein a trip to P.F. Chang's fractures a family") to career ("how I failed at launching a kid's show"). As Jon himself says, breaking down one's natural ability to succeed is not an easy task, but also not an insurmountable one. Society as we know it is, sadly, failure averse. But more acceptance of failure, as Jon sees it, will go a long way to making this world a different place . . . a kinder, gentler place, where gardens are overgrown and most people stay home with their pets. A vision of failure, but also a vision of freedom. With stories, examples of artistic and literary failure, and a powerful can't-do attitude, Failure Is an Option is the book the world doesn't need right now but will get regardless.

Author : Jeffrey Kluger
Genre : History
Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
ISBN : 9781627798310
Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
File Download : 336 page

The untold story of the historic voyage to the moon that closed out one of our darkest years with a nearly unimaginable triumph In August 1968, NASA made a bold decision: in just sixteen weeks, the United States would launch humankind’s first flight to the moon. Only the year before, three astronauts had burned to death in their spacecraft, and since then the Apollo program had suffered one setback after another. Meanwhile, the Russians were winning the space race, the Cold War was getting hotter by the month, and President Kennedy’s promise to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade seemed sure to be broken. But when Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders were summoned to a secret meeting and told of the dangerous mission, they instantly signed on. Written with all the color and verve of the best narrative non-fiction, Apollo 8 takes us from Mission Control to the astronaut’s homes, from the test labs to the launch pad. The race to prepare an untested rocket for an unprecedented journey paves the way for the hair-raising trip to the moon. Then, on Christmas Eve, a nation that has suffered a horrendous year of assassinations and war is heartened by an inspiring message from the trio of astronauts in lunar orbit. And when the mission is over—after the first view of the far side of the moon, the first earth-rise, and the first re-entry through the earth’s atmosphere following a flight to deep space—the impossible dream of walking on the moon suddenly seems within reach. The full story of Apollo 8 has never been told, and only Jeffrey Kluger—Jim Lovell’s co-author on their bestselling book about Apollo 13—can do it justice. Here is the tale of a mission that was both a calculated risk and a wild crapshoot, a stirring account of how three American heroes forever changed our view of the home planet.

Author : Alan M. Blankstein
Genre : Education
Publisher : Corwin Press
ISBN : 9781412981743
Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
File Download : 88 page

Aligning theory with practice, chapter-by-chapter activities and discussion questions examine the critical role of a strong learning community in implementing effective school reform, with a focus on Blanksteins six guiding principles:Common mission, vision, values, and goals Systems for prevention and intervention Collaborative teaming for teaching and learning Data-driven decision making and continuous improvement Active engagement from family and community Building sustainable leadership capacity With the Facilitators Guide to Failure Is NOT an Option™, you can effectively lead others through dialogue, reflection, and application of Blanksteins principles. It is an ideal resource for school principals, district administrators, teacher leaders, and educational policy makers, and perfect for groups of any size-pairs, small workshops, and large seminars.

Author : Alan M. Blankstein
Genre : Education
Publisher : Corwin Press
ISBN : 9781412979238
Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
File Download : 263 page

Five years, 200,000 readers, and one national award after the first edition, Blankstein documents how educators have closed gaps, turned schools around, and sustained overall success. Resources referenced in Failure Is Not an Option®, Second Edition are available in The Facilitator’s Guide to Failure Is Not an Option®, Second Edition and can also be found at the HOPE Foundation Web site at

Author : Philip G. Varley
Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : Mile High PressLtd
ISBN : 1885331371
Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
File Download : 234 page

Is Your Company Drowning?When you want your company to rebound from a downturn; to fly to greater heights; and to achieve success, Failure is Not An Option is the Operating Handbook to get you to your destination. It identifies the flight plan for you and your team to navigate the corporate hazards and keep you aloft.. Do you want to increase your profits'. Do you want to stop overtime as an entitlement'. Are you annoyed by customers who don't pay'. Are you concerned that your travelers might be taking you for a ride'. Are your benefits costs too steep?If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then Failure Is Not An Option is for you. When you are spending what you don't have because your growth projections are over optimistic and your cost assumptions are too low, and in today's economy, you cannot borrow to spend, you need Failure Is Not An Option to learn how to take a laser-like focus to every single line item in your company's P+L. The result is a successful turnaround.Start box

Author : Tony Privett
Genre : Lubbock (Tex.)
Publisher : Tony Privett
ISBN : 1893619745
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File Download : 88 page

A Developer's Unconventional Wisdom. "If Edna Ferber had wanted to write a real life story on the history of economic growth in West Texas, her book Giant would have been about Delbert McDougal... " - from the foreword by Coach Bob Knight In this Horatio Alger business story, Delbert McDougal started his own company with a $10,000 loan, followed by many evenings and weekends renting and maintaining a small apartment complex. Over the next twenty five years, McDougal built a multi-million dollar apartment, property development, construction, and realty corporation. The culmination of McDougal's success can be seen in the transformation of the North Overton neighborhood in Lubbock Texas, described as the largest privately-financed urban renewal project in America. His ability to succeed in the face of man), setbacks is a model for any business person, from the sole proprietor to the corporate president.

Author : John N. Chacha
Genre : Spiritual life
Publisher : Dr. John N. Chacha Teamwork
ISBN : 1930100019
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File Download : 90 page

Author : Zeljko Pavlovic
Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher :
ISBN : 1732857369
Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
File Download : 156 page

Do you dream about starting your own business, but don't know where to begin? Is your business stalled and in need of a new source of inspiration? Are you looking for a no-nonsense, practical guidebook for making your professional aspirations a reality? Then FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION is the book for you. After his incredible escape from war-torn Bosnia and subsequent arrival in the United States as a refugee, violinist Zeljko Pavlovic went on to start his own business and build a world-class career in music. After he and his wife opened Vivaldi Music Academy in 2013, the school became an overnight sensation, and since then it has grown into one of the largest music schools of its kind. Zeljko's incredible story and his unique business acumen has earned him international attention--and now he is telling that story in his own words for the first time. Having seen first-hand the positive impact of music on individuals and communities, Mr. Pavlovic opened the Vivaldi Music Academy in 2013 to offer innovative and engaging music programs to the greater Houston area. In 2014 the Vivaldi Music Academy was named National Music School of the Year by a peer group of over 250 music school owners whom Mr. Pavlovic now serves as a mentor and business coach. He has served on the board of directors for the Houston Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, and was recently named as an honoree in Houston Business Journal's "40 under 40 Class of 2015."

Author : Jill Angie
Genre : Health & Fitness
Publisher : Morgan James Publishing
ISBN : 9781683504610
Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
File Download : 129 page

Do you think running sucks? Do you think you're too fat to run? Look no further, Not Your Average Runner is for everyone. With humor, compassion, and lots of love, Jill Angie delivers the goods: overcoming the challenges of running with an overweight body and giving individuals self-esteem an enormous boost in the process. This isn't a guide to running for weight loss, or a simple running plan. It shows readers how a woman carrying a few (or many) extra pounds can successfully become a runner in the body she has right now. Jill Angie is a certified running coach and personal trainer who wants to live in a world where everyone is free to feel fit and fabulous at any size. She started the Not Your Average Runner movement in 2013 to show that runners come in all shapes, sizes and speeds, and, since then, has assembled a global community of revolutionaries that are taking the running world by storm. If you would like to be part of the revolution, flip to the inside and find out more!