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Mark Eppler

- About the Book

THE WRIGHT WAY:
7 Problem-Solving Principles
from the Wright Brothers
That Can Make Your Business Soar

by Mark Eppler
Published by Amacom Books

When Wilbur and Orville Wright executed the first successful manned flight on December 17th, 1903, they stunned the world. Man could fly! Where had these two brothers come from? The impact was astonishing. (Imagine if Neil Armstrong had landed on the moon in a craft he built himself and paid for with a part-time job!)

In ushering in the age of flight, the Wright brothers got past numerous obstacles the world's other scientists hadn't even begun to tackle. The Wright Way defines seven essential problem-solving principles the brothers used in accomplishing this enormous feat, and shows readers how to apply them to common business problems. The book presents practical, inspirational principles for achievement, including:

  • Hammering out problems through constructive conflict
  • Addressing the toughest issues -- or "worst things" -- first

     

  • Achieving perfection through "inveterate tinkering"

     

  • Pursuing useful knowledge through "forever learning"

The book gives business leaders and managers constructive tips they can use to tackle their most difficult -- and rewarding -- challenges and opportunities. A perfect combination of savvy management guidance and historical adventure story, The Wright Way shows readers how to make their business soar when others can't even get off the ground.

Copyright (c) 2004 by Mark Eppler. All rights reserved. Printed here with permission of the publisher, Amacom Books, http://www.amacombooks.org. Please feel free to duplicate or distribute this file, as long as the contents are not changed and this copyright notice is intact. Thank you.

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Robert Eringer

- About the Book

CRINKUM CRANKUM
by Robert Eringer

A serial terrorist is on the loose. A struggle between FBI and the CIA ensues over who can catch him. A freelance government operative is on the job. He has Tourette syndrome and looks exactly like Bruce Willis. It gets even zanier.

When agents from the IRS appear, two divergent stories become hopelessly intertwined. The recalcitrant characters revolt and fight for primacy, and a reluctant author is forced to arbitrate. He uses the opportunity to have some fun of his own.

CRINKUM CRANKUM is a thriller that takes a sharp twist into surreality. This is an unusual, outrageously funny yarn that plunks the traditional novel on its spine. It may be a metaphor for something. Certainly, CRINKUM CRANKUM is one writer's brave attempt to wave his pen as if it were a magic wand.

 

Copyright ©1998 by Robert Eringer. All rights reserved. Please request permission from the author before duplicating or distributing this file. Thank you.

- About the Book

CRINKUM CRANKUM
by Robert Eringer

A serial terrorist is on the loose. A struggle between FBI and the CIA ensues over who can catch him. A freelance government operative is on the job. He has Tourette syndrome and looks exactly like Bruce Willis. It gets even zanier.

When agents from the IRS appear, two divergent stories become hopelessly intertwined. The recalcitrant characters revolt and fight for primacy, and a reluctant author is forced to arbitrate. He uses the opportunity to have some fun of his own.

CRINKUM CRANKUM is a thriller that takes a sharp twist into surreality. This is an unusual, outrageously funny yarn that plunks the traditional novel on its spine. It may be a metaphor for something. Certainly, CRINKUM CRANKUM is one writer's brave attempt to wave his pen as if it were a magic wand.

 

Copyright ©1998 by Robert Eringer. All rights reserved. Please request permission from the author before duplicating or distributing this file. Thank you.

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Keith Evans

- About the Book

Common Sense Rules of Advocacy for Lawyers
By Keith Evans
Published by TheCapitol.Net

Common Sense Rules of Advocacy for Lawyers is the classic guide to advocacy for trial lawyers. First published in 1994, it has been hailed as the finest book of its kind (see the endorsements, below). Keith Evans explains the previously unwritten rules of advocacy, all based on the premise that the purpose of a trial is not to locate the truth -- that's what discovery is for -- but to present allowable evidence in such a way as to gain a favorable opinion from your factfinder (judge, jury, arbitrator, boss, etc.).

Common Sense Rules superbly illustrates the premise that advocacy is theater, explaining the nuances of persuasion in a writing style more like a letter from a friend than a legal text. The wisdom of this book, earned through hundreds of trials, has extraordinary value, not only for the trial lawyer, but for anyone involved in persuasion and negotiation: mediators, facilitators, arbitrators, public speakers -- anyone who's ever sweated through a public presentation. Contents include:

  1. Introduction
  2. The Dimensions of Advocacy
  3. The Mandatory Rules of Advocacy
  4. Advocacy as Theater
  5. The Psychology of Advocacy
  6. The Examination of Witnesses
  7. Direct Examination
  8. Cross-Examination
  9. Re-Direct Examination
  10. The Final Argument
  11. Written Advocacy
  12. Advocacy in the Age of High Technology
  13. Conclusion

Common Sense Rules of Advocacy for Lawyers contains tips and rules that will make anyone a better advocate in 10 minutes a day. Keith Evans' commentary on courtroom choreography will be treasured by veteran trial lawyers and a godsend for those new to advocacy. This book is a perfect gift for law school grads, a great "welcome aboard" present for new associates, and an essential reference for law schools and law firms.

"The book is a valuable review for the old timers and an excellent primer for those who are starting the climb."
-- Jacob A. Stein
Stein, Mitchell & Mezines, Washington, DC

"The scope of the book -- everything from what to wear in the courtroom to writing a trial brief -- is truly impressive, yet the author maintains a tone that is refreshingly readable... I wish I had had this book when I was a young lawyer. I highly recommend it."
-- Karl Tegland, author,
Courtroom Handbook on Washington Evidence

"Advocacy is an art as well as a skill, and Keith Evans presents the rules of mastering that art in a very down to earth manner. Filled with humor and eminently readable, his book is a great introduction for the new lawyer and a wonderful learning tool for the advocate with experience."
-- Sherman L. Cohn, Professor
Georgetown University Law Center
(first national President of American Inns of Court)

"This is a wonderful 'Bible' for the trial lawyer who wants to win. If only we had had this in law school!"
-- Browne Greene
Greene, Broillet, Panish & Wheeler, Santa Monica, CA

"This is a remarkable compendium of useful advice presented in a straightforward, entertaining manner. If new advocates could have only one 'how to' book this would be it."
-- Roxanne Barton Conlin
Roxanne Conlin & Associates, Des Moines, IA
(first woman President of Association of
Trial Lawyers of America)

Copyright ©2004 by TheCapitol.Net, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Please feel free to duplicate or distribute this file as long as the contents are not changed and this copyright notice is intact. Thank you.

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