Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Larry Pugh (born November 5, 1943) was an American football player. He played offensive guard and defensive tackle for Westminster College. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Indiana in 1998. While at Westminster, he received All-American Honors on both sides of the field, and was considered one of the most sought after athletes of his time. Larry Pugh was a four-year starter, a three-year all-conference player, and two-year NAIA All-America for Westminster College located at New Wilmington, PA.
A number one Sunday Times best seller transformed into an illuminating, dynamic audiobook. What happens when you take on the establishment? In Adults in the Room, renowned economist and former finance minister of Greece Yanis Varoufakis gives the full, blistering account of his momentous clash with the mightiest economic and political forces on earth. After being swept into power with the leftwing Syriza party, Varoufakis attempts to renegotiate Greece's relationship with the EU - and sparks a spectacular battle with global implications. Varoufakis' new position sends him ricocheting between mass demonstrations in Athens, closed-door negotiations in drab EU and IMF offices, and furtive meetings with power brokers in Washington, DC. He consults and quarrels with Barack Obama, Emmanuel Macron, Christine Legarde, the economists Larry Summers and Jeffrey Sachs, and others as he struggles to relieve Greece's debt crisis without resorting to punishing austerity measures. But, despite the mass support of the Greek people and the simple logic of Varoufakis' arguments, he succeeds only in provoking the fury of Europe's elite. Varoufakis' unvarnished memoir is an urgent warning that the economic policies once embraced by the EU and the White House have failed - and spawned authoritarianism, populist revolt, and instability throughout the Western world. Adults in the Room is an extraordinary tale of brinkmanship, hypocrisy, collusion, and betrayal that will shake the global establishment to its foundations. A must-listen for anyone interested in current events and the delicate web of global economics. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Leighton Pugh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002657/bk_aren_002657_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
To manage business operations - let alone innovate - amid frequent restructurings, outsourcings and retirements, leaders must quickly capitalize on hidden know-how (knowledge). That is, know-how that lives inside their organizations or networks - in the teams, processes and experts that comprise them. Yet, many organizations are coming up short in this race. Knowledge sharing and transfer have been reduced to reports, e-mails and tweets replacing vital personal interaction. The lack of meaningful conversation coupled with intense fragmentation across organizations and networks has left leaders floating in a sea of information and ideas without a map to channel insight into action. Sharing Hidden Know-How starts the conversation that allows organizations to take what they know to the bank. The 'how-to'/'how-act' guidebook unveils Knowledge Jam, a facilitated collaborative method for helping organizations rediscover the fundamental discipline of knowledge transfer - the conversation. Developed by Katrina Pugh, president of AlignConsulting, the proven process uses human interaction to capture unwritten insights, and more importantly to put them to work. Offering a step-by-step process and practical tools, Sharing Hidden Know-How will help any organization harness untapped knowledge to solve today's thorny problems: * Accelerating New Product Development and Market and Segment Innovations * Maximizing Combined Knowledge in Mergers Integrations, Restructurings, Off-shoring and Outsourcing * Overcoming Information Overload (Focus on Social Media) * Smoothing Executive Transitions and Succession Planning * Smoothing Team Transitions * Spreading Insight across Geographies and Network Partners * Tapping into Sales Insights The next generation of leadership effectiveness is about conversation and reflective facilitation, not just texts and tweets. Sharing Hidden Know-How makes the case for intentional, conversation-based leadership, and provides the practice model to pull it off. Viewed from above, this important book is itself a conversation between Kate Pugh's basic propositions and those of a diverse group of other thinkers, all woven into a unified whole. Viewed on the ground, it is an intellectual joyride, coherent, insightful, promisingly pragmatic, and with just the right measure of the personal to fully reveal a fruitful mind in motion. -- David Kantor, director, Kantor Institute; author, Reading the Room (Jossey-Bass, 2012) '[This] book addresses one of the time-honored problems in organizations: 'How do you get people with experience, solutions and knowledge to share them effectively with those who need those valuable assets?' Technology, we now know, is not the answer--human discussion is. [Pugh] tells you how to structure and facilitate these important conversations.' --Thomas H. Davenport, President's distinguished professor of IT and Management, Babson College; author of Analytics at Work and Thinking for a Living. 'In this innovative and useful book Kate Pugh shows how you can be a far better knowledge practitioner just by releasing the power of talking in your organization. A fine example of the new generation of knowledge books.' --Larry Prusak, author, Working Knowledge; visiting scholar, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California; and senior knowledge advisor to World Bank and NASA '[This book] meets an urgent need within leadership practices: an effective conversational process for capturing and transferring deep smarts.' --Stephen Denning, author, The Leader's Guide to Radical Management and The Secret Language of Leadership 'Leaders have long known that the 'know-how' of experienced teams is key to their organizations' ability to achieve strategic goals. The challenge has always been to distill this wisdom and deploy it in a way that maximizes and accelerates its impact on organizational effectiveness. [This book] provides a practical approach to addressing this challenge, and, in so doing, improves competitiveness.' --Paul Lucidi, chief information officer, Insulet Corporation 'A fantastic replacement for the long dormant and never used lessons-learned repository! This book provides well documented and effective tools for really learning from your