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100 Cars That Changed the World: The Designs, Engines, and Technologies That Drive Our Imaginations

by Publications International Ltd.


‎ English


‎ 144 pages


‎ 1645581241



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100 Cars That Changed the World showcases vehicles from the end of the nineteenth century to 2020. Cars are showcased with brief text, color photography, and vintage black and white photography. Vehicles included: The Ford Model T that put America on wheels.

The Volkswagen Beetle that was loved around the world. The Jeep that helped win World War II and popularized off-road adventure. The Pontiac GTO that launched the muscle car era. The Dodge Caravan that changed the way that families travel.

The Ford Explorer that ignited the SUV movement. The Tesla Model S that made electric cars exciting.And many more! Hardcover, 144 pages.

The Toyota Way, Second Edition: 14 Management Principles from the World's Greatest Manufacturer

by Jeffrey Liker


‎ McGraw-Hill Education


‎ English


‎ 448 pages


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The bestselling guide to Toyota’s legendary philosophy and production systemupdated with important new frameworks for driving innovation and quality in your businessOne of the most impactful business guides published in the 21st Century, The Toyota Way played an outsized role in launching the continuous-improvement movement that continues unabated today.

Multiple Shingo Award-winning management and operations expert Jeffrey K. Liker provides a deep dive into Toyota’s world-changing processes, showing how you can learn from it to develop your own improvement program that fits your conditions. Thanks in large part to this book, managers across the globe are creating workforces and systems that produce the highest-quality products and services, establish and retain customer loyalty, and drive business profitability and sustainability.

Now, Liker has thoroughly updated his classic guide to include:Completely revised data and updated information about Toyota’s approach to competitiveness in the new world of mobility and smart technologyIllustrative examples from manufacturing and service organizations that have learned and improved from the Toyota WayA fresh approach to leadership modelsThe brain science and skills for learning to think scientificallyHow Toyota applies Hoshin Kanri, a planning process that aligns objectives at all levels and marries them to business strategyOrganized into thematic sections covering the various aspects of the Toyota Wayincluding Philosophy, Processes, People, and Problem Solvingthis unparalleled guide details the 14 key principles for building the foundation of a powerful improvement system and managing it for ultimate competitive advantage.

Built for Speed: The World's Fastest Road Cars

by Publications International Ltd.


‎ English


‎ 144 pages


‎ 1640307184


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Explore some of the world’s fastest cars from 1996 to 2019. Including the Shelby Series 1, Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, and McLaren Senna. 35 cars are included, foreign and domesticBeautiful full-color photos are featured with an overview of each carMid-engine supercars with pricetags north of a million dollars Feisty compact sedans bred to compete on the Word Rally Championship circuit with a base price less than $30,000Modern day versions of the “ponycar”European sports coupes that rely on light weight and highly tuned four cylinder engines for speedHardcover144 pages

Collision Course: Carlos Ghosn and the Culture Wars That Upended an Auto Empire

by Hans Greimel


‎ English


‎ 256 pages


‎ 1647820472


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In Japan it’s called the “Ghosn Shock”the stunning arrest of Carlos Ghosn, the jet-setting CEO who saved Nissan and made it part of a global automotive empire. Even more shocking was his daring escape from Japan, packed into a box and put on a private jet to Lebanon after months spent in a Japanese detention center, subsisting on rice gruel.

This is the saga of what led to the Ghosn Shock and what was left in its wake. Ghosn spent two decades building a colossal partnership between Nissan and Renault that looked like a new model for a global business, but the alliance’s shiny image fronted an unsteady, tense operation.

Culture clashes, infighting among executives and engineers, dueling corporate traditions, and government maneuvering constantly threatened the venture. Journalists Hans Greimel and William Sposato have followed the story up close, with access to key players, including Ghosn himself. Veteran Tokyo-based reporters, they have witnessed the end of Japan’s bubble economy and attempts at opening Japan Inc.To the world.

American Icon: Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company

by Bryce G. Hoffman


‎ Currency


‎ English


‎ 432 pages


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The inside story of the epic turnaround of Ford Motor Company under the leadership of CEO Alan Mulally. At the end of 2008, Ford Motor Company was just months away from running out of cash. With the auto industry careening toward ruin, Congress offered all three Detroit automakers a bailout.

General Motors and Chrysler grabbed the taxpayer lifeline, but Ford decided to save itself. Under the leadership of charismatic CEO Alan Mulally, Ford had already put together a bold plan to unify its divided global operations, transform its lackluster product lineup, and overcome a dysfunctional culture of infighting, backstabbing, and excuses.

It was an extraordinary risk, but it was the only way the Ford familyAmerica’s last great industrial dynastycould hold on to their company. Mulally and his team pulled off one of the greatest comebacks in business history. As the rest of Detroit collapsed, Ford went from the brink of bankruptcy to being the most profitable automaker in the world.

The Sack of Detroit: General Motors and the End of American Enterprise

by Kenneth Whyte


‎ Knopf


‎ English


‎ 432 pages


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“Vigorous, provocative… The Sack of Detroit is compelling, bold and stylishly written.”Barbara Spindel, The Wall Street Journal A provocative, revelatory history of the epic riseand unnecessary fallof the U.S. Automotive industry, uncovering the vivid story of innovation, politics, and business that led to a sudden, seismic shift in American priorities that is still felt today, from the acclaimed author of Hoover In the 1950s, America enjoyed massive growth and affluence, and no companies contributed more to its success than automakers.

They were the biggest and best businesses in the world, their leadership revered, their methods imitated, and their brands synonymous with the nation’s aspirations. But by the end of the 1960s, Detroit’s profits had evaporated and its famed executives had become symbols of greed, arrogance, and incompetence.

And no company suffered this reversal more than General Motors, which found itself the main target of a Senate hearing on auto safety that publicly humiliated its leadership and shattered its reputation. In The Sack of Detroit, Kenneth Whyte recounts the epic rise and unnecessary fall of America’s most important industry.

Muscle Cars: A Legacy of American Performance

by Publications International Ltd.


‎ English


‎ 320 pages


‎ 1640300058


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Trace the fascinating evolution of American muscle cars – from their glory days in the early Sixties to the first hints of the modern Muscle Era – via beautiful large-format photography and informative and insightful text. You’ll find not only GTOs and GTXs, but Camaros and Javelins, Mustangs and ‘Cudas, Galaxies and Impalas, and even a couple Studebakers,Take a quick trip through the post-1971 landscape to better illustrate how quickly it all fell apart before the first glimmers of a new era of the muscle started to appear in the Eighties,Hardcover, 320 pages.

Muscle & Chrome: Classic American Cars

by Publications International Ltd.


‎ English


‎ 144 pages


‎ 1640303847


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Muscle & Chrome: Classic American Cars captures all the wonder and excitement of a truly beloved era in automotive history. Informative profiles of 70 vehicles serve to chronicle the burst of design and engineering innovations that followed the end of World War II, the exuberant styling and the “horsepower race” of the Fifties, and the rise of the youth market and the muscle car in the SixtiesHardcover144 pages

Janesville: An American Story

by Amy Goldstein


‎ B01MT2X3AD


‎ Simon & Schuster


‎ April 18, 2017


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Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year * Winner of the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize * 800-CEO-READ Business Book of the Year * A New York Times Notable Book * A Washington Post Notable Book * An NPR Best Book of 2017 * A Wall Street Journal Best Book of 2017 * An Economist Best Book of 2017 * A Business Insider Best Book of 2017 * A gripping story of psychological defeat and resilience (Bob Woodward, The Washington Post)an intimate account of the fallout from the closing of a General Motors assembly plant in Janesville, Wisconsin, and a larger story of the hollowing of the American middle class.

This is the story of what happens to an industrial town in the American heartland when its main factory shuts downbut it’s not the familiar tale. Most observers record the immediate shock of vanished jobs, but few stay around long enough to notice what happens next when a community with a can-do spirit tries to pick itself up.

Pulitzer Prizewinning reporter Amy Goldstein spent years immersed in Janesville, Wisconsin, where the nation’s oldest operating General Motors assembly plant shut down in the midst of the Great Recession. Now, with intelligence, sympathy, and insight into what connects and divides people in an era of economic upheaval, Goldstein shows the consequences of one of America’s biggest political issues.

Dream Cars: Chronicle of Design and Performance

by Publications International Ltd.


‎ English


‎ 144 pages


‎ 1640303723


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A fully-illustrated journey through over a century of automaking, Dream Cars showcases some of the most beautiful vehicles ever to roll off the assembly line. 70 muscle cars, sports cars, and hyper-performance supercars are profiled. Each of vehicle is showcased with full-color photography.

Key performance advancements, and fascinating facts and figures are included for each car. Includes the iconic Ford Model T, and the stunning Bugatti Chiron, and more!Hardcover144 pages

Luxury and Speed: World's Greatest Cars

by Publications International Ltd.


‎ English


‎ 320 pages


‎ 164030374X


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From the 1907 Ford Model K to the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, experience 78 famous rides via informative text and impressive photography. Cadillacs, Mercedes-Benzes, Lincolns, Ferraris, Jaguars, plus unexpected rarities from Scripps-Booth, Isotta Fraschini, Delage, Healey, and Kaiser. Cars range from the early twentieth century to 2019.

Each entry describes key performance advancements and provides entertaining facts and figures. Four pages are devoted to each car. Hardcover, 320 pages

Mileage Log Book: Car Tracker for Business Auto Driving Record Books for Taxes Vehicle Expense

by Simply Planners


‎ B091CMJ3PJ


‎ English


‎ 120 pages


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This simple mileage log is perfect for anyone or business to track their vehicle gas usage for tax reporting purposes. Track which vehicle is being used and what the purpose of the trip will save you a lot of headache at tax time and fuel expense.Size 8.

5×11 inches (120 pages)

Toyota Kata: Managing People for Improvement, Adaptiveness and Superior Results

by Mike Rother


‎ McGraw-Hill Education


‎ English


‎ 306 pages


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Lead, Manage, and Develop Your People-the Toyota Way! This game-changing book puts you behind the curtain at Toyota, providing new insight into the legendary automaker’s management practices and offering practical guidance for leading and developing people in a way that makes the best use of their brainpower.

Drawing on six years of research into Toyota’s employee-management routines, Toyota Kata examines and elucidates, for the first time, the company’s organizational routines that power its success with continuous improvement and adaptation. The book also reaches beyond Toyota to explain issues of human behavior in organizations and provide specific answers to questions such as: How can we make improvement and adaptation part of everyday work throughout the organization?

How can we develop and utilize the capability of everyone in the organization to repeatedly work toward and achieve new levels of performance? How can we give an organization the power to handle dynamic, unpredictable situations and keep satisfying customers?

The Machine That Changed the World: The Story of Lean Production — Toyota's Secret Weapon in the Global Car Wars That Is Revolutionizing World Industry

by James P. Womack


‎ Free Press


‎ English


‎ 352 pages


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The classic, nationally bestselling book that first articulated the principles of lean production, with a new foreword and afterword by the authors. When The Machine That Changed the World was first published in 1990, Toyota was half the size of General Motors.

Twenty years later Toyota passed GM as the world’s largest auto maker. This management classic was the first book to reveal Toyota’s lean production system that is the basis for its enduring success. Authors Womack, Jones, and Roos provided a comprehensive description of the entire lean system.

They exhaustively documented its advantages over the mass production model pioneered by General Motors and predicted that lean production would eventually triumph. Indeed, they argued that it would triumph not just in manufacturing but in every value-creating activity from health care to retail to distribution.

Today The Machine That Changed the World provides enduring and essential guidance to managers and leaders in every industry seeking to transform traditional enterprises into exemplars of lean success.

The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles from the World's Greatest Manufacturer

by Jeffrey Liker


‎ McGraw-Hill Education


‎ English


‎ 330 pages


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How to speed up business processes, improve quality, and cut costs in any industry In factories around the world, Toyota consistently makes the highest-quality cars with the fewest defects of any competing manufacturer, while using fewer man-hours, less on-hand inventory, and half the floor space of its competitors.

The Toyota Way is the first book for a general audience that explains the management principles and business philosophy behind Toyota’s worldwide reputation for quality and reliability. Complete with profiles of organizations that have successfully adopted Toyota’s principles, this book shows managers in every industry how to improve business processes by: Eliminating wasted time and resources Building quality into workplace systems Finding low-cost but reliable alternatives to expensive new technology Producing in small quantities Turning every employee into a qualitycontrol inspector

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