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Airplanes seemed to have reached the limits of their materials and propulsion capabilities, and it looked like very high speed flight was not in the cards. Breakthrough after breakthrough had given us ever-increasing speeds, ...

Author: Robert Barthelemy

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000153552

Category: Business & Economics


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What exactly is "breakthrough leadership"? Quite simply, it's an approach to performance aimed at transcending limitations and maximizing team potential. As the author points out, the process of innovation and high performance is not random or haphazard. The limitations and barriers that commonly get in the way of success can be overcome-if we use the right leadership techniques. And that's just what Dr. Bart Barthelemy, one of the nation's leaders in the fields of aeronautics and astronautics, discusses in The Sky Is Not the Limit-leadership techniques that work, and work consistently. Barthelemy has used his years of management experience to come up with a practical, results-driven guide to leadership based on the ideas of competitive collaboration and structured flexibility. Whether you're a manager, supervisor, team leader or consultant, The Sky Is Not the Limit can help you achieve significant breakthroughs in performance and productivity. You can use its proven tips and techniques to lead your teams to new heights of excellence. Remember, the sky is not the limit-not for airplanes, not for this planet, not for our organizations and not for any of us!
2020-09-24 By Robert Barthelemy

For all I know, I would have been shot to death on numerous occasions were it not for the majesty of the night sky. 343 During my junior high and high school years, I attended at least a half dozen courses offered by instructors on ...

Author: Neil deGrasse Tyson

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 9781616141202

Category: Science

Page: 203

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From the author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry and the host of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, a memoir about growing up and a young man's budding scientific curiosity. This is the absorbing story of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s lifelong fascination with the night sky, a restless wonder that began some thirty years ago on the roof of his Bronx apartment building and eventually led him to become the director of the Hayden Planetarium. A unique chronicle of a young man who at one time was both nerd and jock, Tyson’s memoir could well inspire other similarly curious youngsters to pursue their dreams. Like many athletic kids he played baseball, won medals in track and swimming, and was captain of his high school wrestling team. But at the same time he was setting up a telescope on winter nights, taking an advanced astronomy course at the Hayden Planetarium, and spending a summer vacation at an astronomy camp in the Mojave Desert. Eventually, his scientific curiosity prevailed, and he went on to graduate in physics from Harvard and to earn a Ph.D. in astrophysics from Columbia. There followed postdoctoral research at Princeton. In 1996, he became the director of the Hayden Planetarium, where some twenty-five years earlier he had been awed by the spectacular vista in the sky theater. Tyson pays tribute to the key teachers and mentors who recognized his precocious interests and abilities, and helped him succeed. He intersperses personal reminiscences with thoughts on scientific literacy, careful science vs. media hype, the possibility that a meteor could someday hit the Earth, dealing with society’s racial stereotypes, what science can and cannot say about the existence of God, and many other interesting insights about science, society, and the nature of the universe. Now available in paperback with a new preface and other additions, this engaging memoir will enlighten and inspire an appreciation of astronomy and the wonders of our universe.
2010-03-19 By Neil deGrasse Tyson

him a long lecture of the importance of setting goals, aiming high, following his dreams to the end, and always thinking even beyond his perceived targets. ... If the sky is the limit, why not explore to see if something lies beyond?

Author: Daniel Mills

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781524575441

Category: Fiction

Page: 114

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One warm summer night, a group of monks were casually interacting while walking toward their place of worship. About half way on their journey, they came upon a gentleman, frantically and carefully searching the grounds under a street light, in an effort to recover something seemingly of significant importance. Caught up in their engaging conversation, the monks briefly glanced at him, but merrily continued along their way. Sometime later after their worship which lasted for about three hours, on their way home, the monks observed that the gentleman was still in the same general location searching but this time, with even more urgency, frustration and the meanest look of determination.
2017-02-03 By Daniel Mills

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Author: Maggie Richardson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781514495964

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 122

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Meet Ross Hutchison, the man who doesnt just make the days counthe makes the minutes count. He has crammed many lifetimes into one life and made many friends along the way. Rosss boundless energy has taken him to the pinnacle of multiple careers, and his tutors and mentors along the way were always the royalty in their chosen fields. His work in television, theatre, film, cabaret, and radio has been seen and heard in Australia and around the world. For many years, he was a dancer and choreographer on Bandstand, both for Brian Henderson and the Daryl Somers Series. Ross was also choreographer and dancer for the great Benny Hill. During his career, he has danced with Sammy Davis, Liza Minnelli, and numerous other stars. His work with Bernard King on TV and in cabaret/theatre restaurants and pantomimes is legendary. In later life, his love of horses reignited as a need to learn to drive harness racers. But that did not shift his focus from his ministry and support of those in need. The many who have used his private alternative medicine clinic and those who lean on his foundation for support will never forget this magical man.
2016-05-19 By Maggie Richardson

to the colony only for the reproduction season. No single penguins come with them. Isn't this interesting. After a complete tour of the area, some great photos, it was time to head back. We reconnected with our friends John and Rea and ...

Author: James E. Woolam

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781546209775

Category: Travel

Page: 332

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The Sky Is NOT the Limit is a collection of adventures that have taken us around the world. Each chapter is an individual story and can be read independently. Perhaps when Joan and I are old and gray we will sit together and read and re-live all these memories. The stories take you to the four corners of the world, on all seven continents, and the major cities of the world. At last count the number was sixty countries and counting. I am not too sure who else would be interested - perhaps one day our grandchildren and then one day their grandchildren. Young people who would be curious to know something about their ancestors and what life was like at the close of the 20th century and the dawn of the 21 century. Oh well, who knows. But it sure was fun writing about these travels. And a whole lot more exciting creating these memories with my soul-mate.
2017-10-04 By James E. Woolam

( Shaykh Rumi ) " Since the traveller has in himself no means of passing even beyond the limits of the earth , let alone the limits of the Heavens , it may be asked what is the authority which will allow him to pass , or , in other ...

Author: Amatullah Armstrong Chishti


ISBN: UOM:39015055924859

Category: Islam

Page: 169

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The Sky is The Limit they may demand a larger piece of the pie. ... in order to maintain control of their flock; the illusion that God is going to strike you dead and send you to hell if you do not follow the teachings of the Church.

Author: Emile Barry

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469168555

Category: Fiction

Page: 214

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This book explores a new theory which delves into the explanation of God and how mankind came to be. It starts by questioning the idea of God and continues with how the idea was exploited by the messengers. It explores the topics of Evolution, Science, War and Society. The moon conspiracy controversy is thoroughly examined revealing new information which has been hidden in plain sight for decades. It then brings into the fold the question of who controls the planet, the concept of a shadow world government and its connection to extraterrestrial life. It explores the State of Denial the human race is in and concludes with a new theory of God and how the Universe may have been created. It is not for the faint hearted.
2012-03-08 By Emile Barry

Lynn Spigel, Welcome to the Dreamhouse (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2001). 3. Neil DeGrasse Tyson, The Sky Is Not the Limit: Adventures of an Urban Astrophysicist (Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2004); and Tyson's comments in ...

Author: Declan Fahy

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442233430

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 298

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A new cultural icon strode the world stage at the turn of the twenty-first century: the celebrity scientist, as comfortable in Vanity Fair and Vogue as Smithsonian. Declan Fahy profiles eight of these eloquent, controversial, and compelling sellers of science to investigate how they achieved celebrity in the United States and internationally—and explores how their ideas influence our understanding of the world. Fahy traces the career trajectories of Richard Dawkins, Stephen Hawking, Steven Pinker, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Brian Greene, Stephen Jay Gould, Susan Greenfield, and James Lovelock. He demonstrates how each scientist embraced the power of promotion and popularization to stimulate thinking, impact policy, influence research, drive controversies, and mobilize social movements. He also considers critical claims that they speak beyond their expertise and for personal gain. The result is a fascinating look into how celebrity scientists help determine what it means to be human, the nature of reality, and how to prepare for society’s uncertain future.
2015-03-06 By Declan Fahy

Author: Christiane Isenberg


ISBN: OCLC:898245298


Page: 192

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Both are generally not known to be easy partners for interministerial cooperation. Fortunately, in this instance WHO and FAO were speaking with one voice and we urged our respective community of ministers to cooperate closely with each ...

Author: Kerstin Leitner


ISBN: 9781291613926

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 316

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Kerstin Leitner has worked as a staff member of the United Nations for 30 years from 1975 - 2005. What makes her memoirs interesting to read is the fine combination of practical work and reflections of why the UN is such a unique place to work for. She shows that when working in Africa, the Arab world, China and when introducing modern information and communication technologies globally to the UN, things appear very similar to work in other, national and socio-economic settings and yet they are distinctively different. Ms Leitner's years with the UN span part of the Cold War era and the post-1989 period, when only one superpower remained and the market economies of the Western world began to dominate the global economy. As a German, she was among the first to serve the UN after the two German states joined the world organization in 1973. As a woman, she was among the first generation that broke through the glass ceiling for women and rose to the senior management level.
2014-02-14 By Kerstin Leitner