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 : 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 : 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 : Probes beneath the mystique and deliberate affectations of pop artist Andy Warhol to reveal the troubled yet brilliant man behind the public persona.
Description : This book (with accompanying CD) describes selected varieties of World Englishes within the framework of ELT and validates the role of multilingual and multicultural ELT teachers.
Description : Is Your Occupation Also Your Preoccupation? Let’s face it. With all the demands of the workplace and all the details of a family it’s only a matter of time before one bumps into the other. And many of us end up cheating our families when the commitments of both collide. In this practical book, Andy Stanley will help you... • establish priorities and boundaries to protect what you value most. • learn the difference between saying your family is your priority and actually making them your priority. • discover tested strategies for easing tensions at home and at work. Watch as this powerful book transforms your life from time-crunching craziness to life-changing success. Includes a four-week discussion guide Previously released as Choosing to Cheat From the Trade Paperback edition.
Description : Start living the life you’ve always wanted It could be that you’ve figured everything out on your own and have ended up acing your career, meeting and marrying your perfect partner, producing three wonderful kids, owning a holiday home in Mustique and having a drop-dead gorgeous life. In which case, we applaud you. If, on the other hand, you need the cheat codes, then this book will give you a nudge. Redefining the genre of ‘self-help comedy,’ Shine is a book about the brevity of life. It contains adult themes of mortality, change, exhaustion and unrelenting pressure. Thankfully, the bleakness is done with humour and the solutions are entertaining, do-able and uplifting. Shine is the literary equivalent of ‘ctrl/alt/delete.’ All you have to do is read the book, keep an open mind, and apply the learning. You will experience a personal re-boot with new mental software installed, upgrading you to ‘best possible self.’ It’s a very simple process that also happens to be ‘not very easy.’ Because, of course, if being your best self was easy, everybody would be doing it. The average lifespan is 4000 weeks. Look around and you’ll see too many people having a ‘near life experience.’ They’re alive, but not living. Truth time: life’s a short and precious gift that’s hurtling by in a blur. If you want to make a dent in the universe, it’s time to wake up. We figure that if you’re going to rise, you may as well shine. Laugh and learn while you: Rediscover your ability to ping out of bed every single day with fire in your belly and a smile on your face. Identify what really matters in your life and how to stop stressing about the stuff that doesn't. Remember how to focus on all that makes you happy and cut the nonsense that worries you for no reason. Give up your low-level grumbling and experience the joy that comes when you focus on achieving all that you've ever wanted. Find out just how easy it is boost your energy and increase your motivation. Discover how to break free from 'ordinary' and embrace a life of 'extraordinary.’ Figure out how to channel your inner Mary Poppins.