The Meat Racket: The Secret Takeover of America’s Food Business

An investigative journalist takes you inside the corporate meat industry—a shocking, in-depth report every American should read.

The biggest takeover in American business that you’ve n ever heard of

The American supermarket seems to represent the best in America: abundance, freedom, choice. But that turns out to be an illusion. The rotisserie

Participatory IT Design: Designing for Business and Workplace Realities (MIT Press)

The goal of participatory IT design is to set sensible, general, and workable guidelines for the introduction of new information technology systems into an organization. Reflecting the latest systems-development research, this book encourages a business-oriented and socially sensitive approach that takes into consideration the specific organizational context as well as first-hand knowledge of u

Black Faces in White Places: 10 Game-Changing Strategies to Achieve Success and Find Greatness

If the name Randal Pinkett sounds familiar, it may be because Pinkett was the first African-American winner on The Apprentice. When he won, this black man also became the only contestant to be asked to share his victory--with a white woman. The request (and Pinkett's subsequent refusal) set off a firestorm of controversy that inevitably focused on the issue of race in the American workplace

The Blackboard and the Bottom Line: Why Schools Can't Be Businesses

Ford Motor Company would not have survived the competition had it not been for an emphasis on results. We must view education the same way, the U.S. Secretary of Education declared in 2003. But is he right? In this provocative new book, Larry Cuban takes aim at the alluring cliché that schools should be more businesslike, and shows that in its long history in business-minded America, no

The Handbook for Quality Management, Second Edition: A Complete Guide to Operational Excellence

The definitive guide to organizational excellence--completely updated

Fully revised for the latest American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence (CMQ/QE) Body of Knowledge, The Handbook for Quality Management: A Complete Guide to Operational Excellence, Second Edition offers in-depth guidance on effectively applying the principles o

A Future of Good Jobs? America's Challenge in the Global Economy

Can the U.S. economy generate healthy growth of good jobs -- jobs that will ensure a steady improvement in the standard of living for the middle class and that will offer a way out of poverty for low-income Americans? In this timely new volume, leading policy analysts examine the challenges facing U.S. labor market policy and propose concrete steps to make American workers and employers more co

Gig: Americans Talk About Their Jobs free ebook

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Gig: Americans Talk About Their Jobs

“An engaging, humorous, revealing, and refreshingly human look at the bizarre, life-threatening, and delightfully humdrum exploits of everyone from sports heroes to sex workers.”
-- Douglas Rushkoff, author of Coercion, Ecstasy Club, and Media Virus

This wide-ranging survey of the American economy at the turn of t