Larry Hama (b. 1949) is the writer and cartoonist who helped develop the 1980s G.I. Joe toy line and created a new generation of fans from the tie-in comic book. Through many interviews, this volume reveals that G.I. Joe is far from his greatest feat as an artist. At different points in his life and career, Hama was mentored by comics legends Bernard Krigstein, Wallace Wood, and Neal Adams. Though their impact left an impression on his work, Hama has created a unique brand of storytelling that crosses various media. For example, he devised the character Bucky O´Hare, a green rabbit in outer space that was made into a comic book, toy line, video game, and television cartoon?with each medium in mind. Hama also discusses his varied career, from working at Neal Adams and Dick Giordano?s legendary Continuity to editing a humor magazine at Marvel, developing G.I. Joe , and enjoying a long run as writer of Wolverine . This volume also explores Hama´s life outside of comics. He is an activist in the Asian American community, a musician, and an actor in film and stage. He has also appeared in minor roles on the television shows M*A*S*H and Saturday Night Live and on Broadway. Editor and historian Christopher Irving compiles six of his own interviews with Hama, some of which are unpublished, and compiled others that range through Hama?s illustrious career. The first academic volume on the artist, this collection gives a snapshot of Hama?s unique character-driven and visual approach to comics? storytelling.
2017 release. Multi-instrumentalist/singer Larry Campbell and singer/guitarist Teresa Williams have long provided musical firepower for fellow artists including Levon Helm, Bob Dylan, Mavis Staples, Little Feat, Phil Lesh and Friends, and Rosanne Cash. When the duo stepped onto center stage in 2015 with their Red House Records debut, Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams, the response was immediate: the release placed them atop the Americana radio charts, Mojo called them ´´The first couple of Americana´´ and Uncut gave the album 9/10 stars, describing it as ´´Passionate, eloquent, spilling over with regal harmonies... channeling Emmylou and Gram.´´ In January 2017, armed with a new collection of Campbell originals, the pair headed back into the studio with longtime drummer/engineer Justin Guip and new bassist Jesse Murphy to record their follow up. Contraband Love represents a leap forward for Larry and Teresa as they dive even more deeply into their shared pool of musical and life experience. Williams continues to impress as a vocalist, turning in stunning performances on Campbell originals ´´Contraband Love´´ and ´´Save Me From Myself.´´ Her interpretive skills are showcased on two surprising covers: the Carl Perkins classic ´´Turn Around´´ (featuring drumming by Levon Helm on one of his last sessions), and ´´My Sweetie Went Away,´´ penned in 1923 and popularized by Bessie Smith. High octane originals ´´Hit & Run Driver´´ and ´´The Wishing Well´´ give Campbell ample room to show off his vocal prowess as well as his legendary dexterity as a guitarist. Campbell particularly shines on his soul ballad ´´When I Stop Loving You,´´ co-written with Stax Records songwriting legend and recent Grammy winner William Bell. Building on the bedrock of album one, Contraband Love features adventurous songwriting, powerful new interpretations of their blues and gospel influences, sterling musicianship and some achingly vulnerable vocals by Teresa and Larry as they tackle emotionally stormy themes of love and betrayal.
Experience a first-hand interview with the legendary Larry Flynt, American publisher and the president of Larry Flynt Publications. Larry Flynt is an example of an innovative and controversial modern leader and entrepreneur. His organization LFP mainly produces sexually graphic videos and magazines, most notably Hustler. In 2003, Arena magazine listed him as the number-one on the ´´50 Powerful People in Porn´´. Flynt has fought several prominent legal battles involving the First Amendment. He is paralyzed from the waist down due to injuries sustained in a 1978 assassination attempt by Joseph Paul Franklin. The modern business topics discussed in each chapter of The Mind of a Leader Legends are closely related to the issues raised in Niccolò Machiavelli´s controversial strategic masterpiece ´´The Prince”. The Mind of a Leader Legends is an outstanding training and development tool offering practical hands-on advice in regards to both individual and organizational success. A fascinating journey to the inside of successful modern organizations and leadership minds. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Larry Flynt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/entn/000281/bk_entn_000281_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This audiobook is loaded with untold stories about drummer Charles Connor and his road to rock ´n´ roll history. Playing with legends like Roy ´´Professor Longhair´´ Byrd, Smiley Lewis, Guitar Slim, and Jack Dupree (then Shirley and Lee) was just his launch pad before touring with Little Richard and his band, The Upsetters - with whom he created his signature drum intro in ´´Keep-a-Knockin.´´ He would go on to work with other music icons such as Lloyd Price, James Brown, Sam Cooke, Jackie Wilson, the Original Coasters, ´´Big´´ Joe Turner, Larry Williams, Don Covay, ´´Papa´´ George Lightfoot, Larry Birdsong, and more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Royal Jaye. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/042817/bk_acx0_042817_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Neversink River in New York’s Catskill Mountains, with its plunges and gorges, is one of the world’s great trout streams. This treasury from the finest fly-fishing writers takes a revelatory look at the river from its earliest days right up to the present, and from its origins high on Slide Mountain to the wild and deep ledge pools where the biggest fish live. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Larry Wayne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009002/bk_adbl_009002_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The book that shows how to get the job done and deliver results . . . whether you´re running an entire company or in your first management job Larry Bossidy is one of the world´s most acclaimed CEOs, a man with few peers who has a track record for delivering results. Ram Charan is a legendary advisor to senior executives and boards of directors, a man with unparalleled insight into why some companies are successful and others are not. Together they´ve pooled their knowledge and experience into the one book on how to close the gap between results promised and results delivered that people in business need today. After a long, stellar career with General Electric, Larry Bossidy transformed AlliedSignal into one of the world´s most admired companies and was named CEO of the year in 1998 by Chief Executive magazine. Accomplishments such as 31 consecutive quarters of earnings-per-share growth of 13 percent or more didn´t just happen; they resulted from the consistent practice of the discipline of execution: understanding how to link together people, strategy, and operations, the three core processes of every business. Leading these processes is the real job of running a business, not formulating a ´´vision´´ and leaving the work of carrying it out to others. Bossidy and Charan show the importance of being deeply and passionately engaged in an organization and why robust dialogues about people, strategy, and operations result in a business based on intellectual honesty and realism. The leader´s most important job-selecting and appraising people-is one that should never be delegated. As a CEO, Larry Bossidy personally makes the calls to check references for key hires. Why? With the right people in the right jobs, there´s a leadership gene pool that conceives and selects strategies that can be executed. People then work together to create a strategy building block by building block, a strategy in sync with the realities of the marketplace, the economy, and the competition. Once the right people and strategy are in place, they are then linked to an operating process that results in the implementation of specific programs and actions and that assigns accountability. This kind of effective operating process goes way beyond the typical budget exercise that looks into a rearview mirror to set its goals. It puts reality behind the numbers and is where the rubber meets the road. Putting an execution culture in place is hard, but losing it is easy. In July 2001 Larry Bossidy was asked by the board of directors of Honeywell International (it had merged with AlliedSignal) to return and get the company back on track. He´s been putting the ideas he writes about in Execution to work in real time.
Come back to the Ringworld . . . the most astonishing feat of engineering ever encountered. A place of untold technological wonders, home to a myriad humanoid races, and world of some of the most beloved science fiction stories ever written! The human, Louis Wu; the puppeteer known as the Hindmost; Acolyte, son of the Kzin called Chmeee . . . legendary beings brought together once again in the defense of the Ringworld. Something is going on with the Protectors. Incoming spacecraft are being destroyed before they can reach the Ringworld. Vampires are massing. And the Ghouls have their own agenda-if anyone dares approach them to learn. Each race on the Ringworld has always had its own Protector. Now it looks as if the Ringworld itself needs a Protector. But who will sit on the Ringworld Throne? ´´Niven´s work has been an intriguing and consistent universe, and this book is the keystone of the arch. . . . [His] technique is wonderfully polished, his characters and their situations are nicely drawn . . . wraps up (maybe) a corner of a very interesting universe.´´-San Diego Union-Tribune
#1 New York Times Bestseller Legendary venture capitalist John Doerr reveals how the goal-setting system of Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) has helped tech giants from Intel to Google achieve explosive growth-and how it can help any organization thrive. In the fall of 1999, John Doerr met with the founders of a start-up whom he´d just given $12.5 million, the biggest investment of his career. Larry Page and Sergey Brin had amazing technology, entrepreneurial energy, and sky-high ambitions, but no real business plan. For Google to change the world (or even to survive), Page and Brin had to learn how to make tough choices on priorities while keeping their team on track. They´d have to know when to pull the plug on losing propositions, to fail fast. And they needed timely, relevant data to track their progress-to measure what mattered. Doerr taught them about a proven approach to operating excellence: Objectives and Key Results. He had first discovered OKRs in the 1970s as an engineer at Intel, where the legendary Andy Grove (´´the greatest manager of his or any era´´) drove the best-run company Doerr had ever seen. Later, as a venture capitalist, Doerr shared Grove´s brainchild with more than fifty companies. Wherever the process was faithfully practiced, it worked. In this goal-setting system, objectives define what we seek to achieve; key results are how those top-priority goals will be attained with specific, measurable actions within a set time frame. Everyone´s goals, from entry level to CEO, are transparent to the entire organization. The benefits are profound. OKRs surface an organization´s most important work. They focus effort and foster coordination. They keep employees on track. They link objectives across silos to unify and strengthen the entire company. Along the way, OKRs enhance workplace satisfaction and boost retention. In Measure What Matters, Doerr shares a broad range of first-person, behind-the-scenes case studies, with narrators including Bono and Bill Gates, to demonstrate the focus, agility, and explosive growth that OKRs have spurred at so many great organizations. This book will help a new generation of leaders capture the same magic.
The story of the relationship between the most devastating heavyweight boxer in history and the mentor who made him. When legendary boxing trainer Cus D´Amato saw thirteen-year-old Mike Tyson spar in the ring, he proclaimed ´That´s the heavyweight champion of the world´. D´Amato played a huge role in Tyson´s formative years, legally adopting him at age sixteen, and shaping him both physically and mentally after years of living in poverty. He would train the young boxer for several years, dying just months before Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion in history. In Iron Ambition, Tyson shares the life lessons that D´Amato passed down to him and reflects on how the trainer´s words of wisdom continue to resonate with him outside the ring. The book also chronicles Cus´s courageous fight against the mobsters who controlled boxing, revealing more than we´ve ever know about this singular cultural figure.