Description : Second Edition of a Shingo Prize Winner Based on the author's personal experience with Toyotaâ€™s master teachers and with companies in the midst of great change, Andy & Me: Crisis & Transformation on the Lean Journey, now in its second edition, is a business novel set in a failing New Jersey auto plant focusing on the tribulations of Tom Pappas, the plant manager. The situations, characters, and plant politics will ring true with many readers. In a cool, readable style, this highly popular work follows Tom's relationship with Andy Saito, a reclusive retired Toyota guru whom Tom persuades to help save his plant through the teaching of the legendary Toyota Production System (TPS). On this journey, the reader learns that TPS is more than just a collection of tools; it entails a new way of thinking and behaving. Though Tom finds success â€” both in his plant and in his personal life â€” he learns from Andy that successful improvement is endless and eternal.This edition includes study questions after each chapter to support your learning and help you tell some of your own stories. Pascal Dennis discusses the 2nd edition of his Shingo Prize-winning book Andy & Me.
Description : Demonstrates the newest features of the Web animation and interactive graphics authoring program, explaining how to add sound effects, import graphics, create masks, work video, use basic ActionScripts, and debug a movie.
Description : Spend less time reading and more time doing with a simple step-by-step approach to beginner and intermediate level office tasks. Brilliant guides provide you with the quick, easy-to-access information that you need.
Description : Traces the author's twelve-year quest to own a Warhol painting that would best reflect the artist's essence, recounting his tour of galleries, auction houses, and private collections while revealing the factors that contributed to Warhol's celebrity and the prices of his works.
Description : Andy Park offers personal experience, practical advice and inspiring ideas for worship leaders, focusing always on the importance of developing a mature spiritual life in God.
Description : Discusses the software development programming tool and covers topics such as data driving, reporting, charts and graphs, PDF technology, remote data access, XML/ADO, and extensibility.
Description : Andy s botanist father is sent to Singapore just before the Japanese invasion in 1942 to collect botanical specimens, and, unable to collect them in the high jungle trees, he gets a trained monkey to help him. Pix becomes Andy s pet and companion. When his parents are dragged from their house by the Japanese military secret police, Andy flees into the jungle with Pix, who finds food for him. He is terrified and desperate, and only his love for Pix keeps him going. Things change when he meets Emmeline, an Australian girl around his own age who has fled with her amah after her parents were killed. The amah is unwell and lying under a tree and Andy soon realises that she is dead. From this point the children face a huge number of problems in their attempts to survive, at first even to get along together, and to escape the military. Despite their plight, the story has many funny moments, most featuring Pix, who is a wonderfully appealing character. Pix and Me is based on a true story.
Description : In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the bestselling classic is introduced to a new generation-with an added preface by Warhol's diarist and long-time friend, Pat Hackett, contemplating Warhol's lasting cultural impact. This international literary sensation turns the spotlight on one of the most influential and controversial figures in American culture. Filled with shocking observations about the lives, loves, and careers of the rich, famous, and fabulous, Warhol's journal is endlessly fun and fascinating. Spanning the mid-1970s until just a few days before his death in 1987, THE ANDY WARHOL DIARIES is a compendium of the more than twenty thousand pages of the artist's diary that he dictated daily to Pat Hackett. In it, Warhol gives us the ultimate backstage pass to practically everything that went on in the world-both high and low. He hangs out with "everybody": Jackie O ("thinks she's so grand she doesn't even owe it to the public to have another great marriage to somebody big"), Yoko Ono ("We dialed F-U-C-K-Y-O-U and L-O-V-E-Y-O-U to see what happened, we had so much fun"), and "Princess Marina of, I guess, Greece," along with art-world rock stars Jean-Michel Basquiat, Francis Bacon, Salvador Dali, and Keith Haring. Warhol had something to say about everyone who crossed his path, whether it was Lou Reed or Liberace, Patti Smith or Diana Ross, Frank Sinatra or Michael Jackson. A true cultural artifact, THE ANDY WARHOL DIARIES amounts to a portrait of an artist-and an era-unlike any other.