Written for both men and women, this groundbreaking book takes the reader on a journey to discover new routes to authentic manhood and create alternatives to definitions of masculinity that no longer work in today's world.
“[Fire in the Belly is] unimprovable as a biography-thorough, measured, beautifully written, loving but not uncritical-as a concentrated history of his times, and as a memorial.” -Luc Sante, Bookforum David Wojnarowicz was an abused child, a teen runaway who barely finished high school, but he emerged as one of the most important voices of his generation. He found his tribe in New York's East Village, a neighborhood noted in the 1970s and '80s for drugs, blight, and a burgeoning art scene. His creativity spilled out in paintings, photographs, films, texts, installations, and in his life and its recounting-creating a sort of mythos around himself. His circle of East Village artists moved into the national spotlight just as the AIDS plague began its devastating advance, and as right-wing culture warriors reared their heads. As Wojnarowicz's reputation as an artist grew, so did his reputation as an agitator-because he dealt so openly with his homosexuality, so angrily with his circumstances as a Person With AIDS, and so fiercely with his would-be censors. Fire in the Belly is the untold story of a polarizing figure at a pivotal moment in American culture-and one of the most highly acclaimed biographies of the year.
In this book, Al Roach tells of his life and imparts his practical management knowledge. Roach founded two businesses after the age of 50: TII, a manufacturer of telecommunications systems' protection equipment; and ABS, a biotechnology firm developing therapeutics. He pinpoints 14 pivotal events in his life, and the lessons which he learnt from each of them. He demonstrates techniques such as: choosing forums where you can be part of the dialogue; creating your own ladder; differentiating between what you can do and what you are asked to do; being ready to share in the downside; and checking everything.
Building a World-leading High-tech Company from Scratch in Tumultuous Times
Author: Jerry D. Neal,Jerry Bledsoe
Pubpsher: Scruffy City Press
Category: Business & Economics
When Bill Pratt and Powell Seymour got laid off from their technology jobs in Greensboro, North Carolina, in 1991, they had no idea that they were about to become leaders of a revolution in electronic communications. They did know that they wanted to start their own company, although they had no means to fund it. They asked their friend Jerry Neal to leave his job at the same company and join them to raise money and market their products. Those products numbered only seven at the time, and they could fit in a small matchbox with plenty of room to spare. But they were unlike any other products. Bill Pratt had designed the first radio frequency integrated circuits, the semiconductor chips that would make the cell-phone phenomenon possible. Within a year of starting the company, Pratt had designed another chip, the first power amplifier using an exotic technology that many considered unreliable and impossible to commercialize. Although the chip failed at first, it became a company builder. Now more than half of the cell phones made in the world contain power amplifiers made by RF Micro Devices of Greensboro, the world's leading supplier. The company has plants and offices around the world, and has broadened its reach into every aspect of wireless electronic communications. Jerry Neal's revealing, entertaining, often funny account of how this came about is much more than a story of one company's beginnings. It's a wild ride through the technology boom of the 1990s, at the peak of which, just nine years after its founding, RF Micro Devices had a market value of $16 billion, twice that of its technology partner, the huge, long-established defense contractor TRW. Fire in the Belly should be a handbook for entrepreneurs and a textbook for college business majors.
'If you were to ask me about the nature of leadership in terms of what I've learnt, you've got to have a fire in your belly for an outcome' - Sir Tipene O'Regan What makes a Maori leader? Are there common patterns? This book focuses on six outstanding people who have united, mobilised and led large and diverse groups of Maori through great changes. Sir Tipene O'Regan, Sir Robert Mahuta, Iritana Tawhiwhirangi, Professor Hirini Mead, Professor Whatarangi Winiata and Dr. Pita Sharples speak of their lives, their influences and their challenges. Written in a highly accessible style, this book is also a collection of compelling and often entertaining reminiscences about the lives of six remarkable New Zealanders.
"Cooking is figuring out the great qualities of any food and making those qualities shine." That's the inspiring message of Fire in My Belly by Top Chef fan favorite Kevin Gillespie. Fire In My Belly celebrates good ingredients with more than 120 hip, accessible recipes presented in a cutting-edge design. This book taps into our national obsession with knowing where our food comes from. Kevin’s southern charm, passion, and funny stories guide readers through one-of-a-kind chapters, like "Foods You Thought You Hated," "When I Want to Eat Healthy," "My Version of Southern Food," "World Classics Revisited," and "Junk Food." Fire in My Belly shows cooks what to do with fresh farmers' market foods while providing a backstage pass to the life of a rising culinary star.