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Glory Lost and Found

Glory Lost and Found

How Delta Climbed from Despair to Dominance in the Post-9/11 Era

  • Author: Seth Kaplan,Jay Shabat
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780996990110
  • Category: Airlines
  • Page: 445
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Tells the story of Delta's dramatic tumble into bankruptcy and how it climbed its way back to pre-eminence despite hurricane-force headwinds: high fuel prices, a hostile takeover bid, relentless competition, economic meltdowns and geopolitical shocks--Jacket.

Glory Lost and Found

Glory Lost and Found

How Delta Climbed from Despair to Dominance in the Post-9/11 Era

  • Author: Seth Kaplan,Jay Shabat
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780996990103
  • Category:
  • Page: 454
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"When the history book is written on the restructuring of this industry, Delta will be the greatest turnaround story in it." --Delta CEO Gerald Grinstein, December 19, 2006 Its reputation was now as tattered as the interiors of its airplanes. Delta Air Lines, on September 14, 2005, was nothing like the world-beating company it had been just five years earlier, let alone decades before that. On this day, Delta found itself surrounded by lawyers, dejectedly filing for bankruptcy. Few believed it could ever reclaim its perch atop the US airline industry. But it did. Glory Lost and Found: How Delta Climbed from Despair to Dominance in the Post-9/11 Era tells the story of Delta's dramatic tumble into bankruptcy and how it climbed its way back to pre-eminence despite hurricane-force headwinds: high fuel prices, a hostile takeover bid, relentless competition, economic meltdowns and geopolitical shocks. This book stems from a decade of research and countless interviews by Airline Weekly's Seth Kaplan and Jay Shabat. It's a profile in leadership: Delta became not only the greatest turnaround story in its own industry but also one of the greatest in the history of corporate America. Delta did the unimaginable by simultaneously resurrecting its finances and the spirits of its employees and customers. And while redefining itself, Delta also redefined an industry.

Hard Landing

Hard Landing

The Epic Contest for Power and Profits That Plunged the Airlines into Chaos

  • Author: Thomas Petzinger, Jr.
  • Publisher: Crown Business
  • ISBN: 030777449X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 624
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In this updated paperback edition of a "rich, readable, and authoritative" Fortune) book, Wall Street Journal reporter Petzinger tells the dramatic story of how a dozen men, including Robert Crandall of American Airlines, Frank Borman of Eastern, and Richard Ferris of United, battled for control of the world's airlines. 416 pp. Radio drive-time pubilcity. 20,000 print. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines

Debunking the Myth

  • Author: Sidney F. Davis
  • Publisher: Peachtree Pub Limited
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 191
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A former vice-president at Delta analyzes the airline's current market position and argues that poor management has left the airline unprepared to face the 21st century

Twelve Years of Turbulence

Twelve Years of Turbulence

The Inside Story of American Airlines’ Battle for Survival

  • Author: Gary Kennedy,Terry Maxon
  • Publisher: Post Hill Press
  • ISBN: 1682614891
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 376
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In the twelve years following 9/11, American Airlines lost billions of dollars and endured years of crisis and turmoil. Financial upheaval, the crash of Flight 587, grueling confrontations with labor, a rival’s push to acquire the company, and a challenging fight with the government tested the mettle and fortitude of its top executives. Against all odds, American found a way to save what was once the world’s largest airline from certain ruin. Told through the eyes of American’s chief lawyer, this insider’s story of intrigue of the unfolding events is set against a personal look at the innermost workings of the sexiest industry in the world.

Boeing Versus Airbus

Boeing Versus Airbus

  • Author: John Newhouse
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307267261
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 272
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The commercial airline industry is one of the most volatile, dog-eat-dog enterprises in the world, and in the late 1990s, Europe’s Airbus overtook America’s Boeing as the preeminent aircraft manufacturer. However, Airbus quickly succumbed to the same complacency it once challenged, and Boeing regained its precarious place on top. Now, after years of heated battle and mismanagement, both companies face the challenge of serving burgeoning Asian markets and stiff competition from China and Japan. Combining insider knowledge with vivid prose and insight, John Newhouse delivers a riveting story of these two titans of the sky and their struggles to stay in the air.

Lead with LUV

Lead with LUV

A Different Way to Create Real Success

  • Author: Ken Blanchard,Colleen Barrett
  • Publisher: FT Press
  • ISBN: 0137040555
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 192
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Once, there was a remarkable person who led with love. Her company succeeded where its competitors struggled. Its customers were loyal, its employees loved to work there, and it was profitable year after year, for decades. This loving leader began her career as an executive secretary, yet the company's founder chose her to succeed him as president. When asked why, he said, "Because she knows how to love people to success." She is Colleen Barrett, President Emeritus of Southwest Airlines. Lead with LUV is an extraordinary, wide-ranging conversation between Barrett and the legendary Ken Blanchard, author of The One Minute Manager. Drawing on personal experience, Barrett and Blanchard reveal why leading with love is the most powerful way to lead and how it can help you achieve truly amazing levels of performance. Discover: What "love" really means in the organizational context. Why leading with love is not "soft" management! How to use redirection and tough love to handle inappropriate behavior or performance. Why "servant leadership" is love in action, and how to make it work. How to build the compelling vision and culture that sustains leadership with love.

The 9/11 Commission Report

The 9/11 Commission Report

Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Government Printing Office
  • ISBN: 0160891809
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 587
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This edition has been designated as the only official U.S. Government edition of the 9-11 Commission’s Final Report. It provides a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks, including preparedness for and the immediate response to the attacks. It also includes recommendations designed to guard against future attacks.

The Global Airline Industry

The Global Airline Industry

  • Author: Peter Belobaba,Amedeo Odoni,Cynthia Barnhart
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118881141
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 536
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Extensively revised and updated edition of the bestselling textbook, provides an overview of recent global airline industry evolution and future challenges Examines the perspectives of the many stakeholders in the global airline industry, including airlines, airports, air traffic services, governments, labor unions, in addition to passengers Describes how these different players have contributed to the evolution of competition in the global airline industry, and the implications for its future evolution Includes many facets of the airline industry not covered elsewhere in any single book, for example, safety and security, labor relations and environmental impacts of aviation Highlights recent developments such as changing airline business models, growth of emerging airlines, plans for modernizing air traffic management, and opportunities offered by new information technologies for ticket distribution Provides detailed data on airline performance and economics updated through 2013

American Airlines, US Airways and the Creation of the WorldÕs Largest Airline

American Airlines, US Airways and the Creation of the WorldÕs Largest Airline

  • Author: Ted Reed,Dan Reed
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 1476617759
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 212
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The 2013 merger of American Airlines and US Airways marked a major step in the consolidation of the U.S. airline industry. A young management team that began plotting mergers a decade earlier designed a brilliant strategy to seize an industry prize. In doing so, it enlisted the help of unions who engineered one of the labor movement's biggest corporate victories. The airlines' histories and the inside story of the takeover is told by two veteran airline reporters.

The Southwest Airlines Way

The Southwest Airlines Way

  • Author: Jody Hoffer Gittell
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
  • ISBN: 9780071428972
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 320
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"If you look at Southwest Airlines, and I admire what they do, they've been the most successful airline in the industry." --Gerard Arpey, CEO, American Airlines "Through extensive research Jody Hoffer Gittell gets to the bottom of what has sustained Southwest Airlines' positive employee relations and high performance through good and bad times." --Thomas A. Kochan, professor, MIT Sloan School of Management, MIT Global Airline Industry Program In an industry with losses in the billions, Southwest Airlines has an unbroken string of 31 consecutive years of profitability. The Southwest Airlines Way examines how the company uses high-performance relationships to create enormous competitive advantage in motivation, teamwork, and coordination among employees. It then goes further to show how any company can foster these powerful cooperative relationships and explains how to: Lead with credibility and caring Invest in frontline leaders Hire and train for relational competence Use conflicts to build relationships Make unions its partners, not its adversaries Build relationships with its suppliers

Flying High

Flying High

How JetBlue Founder and CEO David Neeleman Beats the Competition... Even in the World's Most Turbulent Industry

  • Author: James Wynbrandt
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9781118040164
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 304
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Flying High traces the incredible career of the founder and chairman of JetBlue, David Neeleman, from his teenage ventures and beginnings in the travel industry., to his short stint at Southwest Airlines and the ultimate launch of JetBlue. In a series of interviews with Neeleman's friends, associates, and high-ranking officials in both business and aviation, this books tells the store of Neeleman and explores the rules of success he both lives and builds his companies by.

Brave New World

Brave New World

  • Author: Aldous Huxley
  • Publisher: RosettaBooks
  • ISBN: 9780795311253
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 288
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Huxley's bleak future prophesized in Brave New World was a capitalist civilization which had been reconstituted through scientific and psychological engineering, a world in which people are genetically designed to be passive and useful to the ruling class. Satirical and disturbing, Brave New World is set some 600 years ahead, in "this year of stability, A.F. 632"--the A.F. standing for After Ford, meaning the godlike Henry Ford. "Community, Identity, Stability," is the motto. Reproduction is controlled through genetic engineering, and people are bred into a rigid class system. As they mature, they are conditioned to be happy with the roles that society has created for them. The rest of their lives are devoted to the pursuit of pleasure through sex, recreational sports, the getting and having of material possessions, and taking a drug called Soma. Concepts such as family, freedom, love, and culture are considered grotesque. Against this backdrop, a young man known as John the Savage is brought to London from the remote desert of New Mexico. What he sees in the new civilization a "brave new world" (quoting Shakespeare's The Tempest). However, ultimately, John challenges the basic premise of this society in an act that threatens and fascinates its citizens. Huxley uses his entire prowess to throw the idea of utopia into reverse, presenting us what is known as the "dystopian" novel. When Brave New World was written (1931), neither Hitler nor Stalin had risen to power. Huxley saw the enduring threat to society from the dark side of scientific and social progress, and mankind's increasing appetite for simple amusement. Brave New World is a work that indicts the idea of progress for progress sake and is backed up with force and reason.

Airline Without a Pilot

Airline Without a Pilot

Lessons in Leadership

  • Author: Harry L. Nolan
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780977207619
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 234
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BOOK DESCRIPTIONThis is a book about leadership, which goes behind the incessant news stories for unique, never before published facts and insights from a classic success story and tragedy.The book is not the typical trip down 'memory lane', the template of many books about a corporation. Nor is it like the dozens of books today that focus on the airline industry. Instead, there are profound and valuable lessons in this book for any leader, whatever the future brings for Delta. While giving poignant examples from many companies, Delta Air Lines is the book's poster child of a Board of Directors' and a leader's dramatic effects on tens of thousands of people. It gives the reader the no holds barred, inside story of Delta's success, decline and path to bankruptcy...the lessons learned...and what it needs to do to take off again. Fresh answers are given to the often-asked question, "What happened to Delta?" It is based on extensive research, including behind-the-scenes information from 59 members of the "Delta family", the author's in-depth personal knowledge as a member of that family, and his broad experience as a business executive and management consultant.The book examines the leadership decisions by each of Delta's 7 CEO's and its Board of Directors. It then highlights the decisions that built a highly profitable company for decades and those that have brought it to bankruptcy?and draws universal leadership lessons from them.It is also about a remarkable group of people. As the book shows, Delta employees and retirees have been shining examples of commitment to its heritage - Service and Hospitality From The Heart - even when constrained by ineffective leaders. Part of the tragedy is the price they are now paying and will be paying for that ineffective leadership. The book is co-dedicated to the thousands of Delta employees and retirees who love what Delta once was and hope the current leaders have what it takes to restore it.This engaging, highly readable book gives the reader a fascinating inside look at a major U.S. corporation from both a business and a human perspective.

Nuts!

Nuts!

Southwest Airlines' Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success

  • Author: Kevin Freiberg,Jackie Freiberg
  • Publisher: Broadway
  • ISBN: 0767901843
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 362
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Reveals the secrets of Southwest Airlines' success and describes the unusual and unexpected inner workings of one of America's biggest success stories

89 Things to Do As an Airline Employee Before You Quit

89 Things to Do As an Airline Employee Before You Quit

  • Author: Kerwin McKenzie
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 9781546888574
  • Category:
  • Page: 360
  • View: 5217
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This is a step-by-step blueprint for airline employees, their family and friends on how to maximize their airline travel benefits. The book presents 89, well 91 different travel experiences an airline employee can and should experience before leaving the airline industry.

Skygods

Skygods

The Fall of Pan Am

  • Author: Robert Gandt
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780615611839
  • Category: Airlines
  • Page: 350
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The Fall of Pan Am

The Poisonwood Bible

The Poisonwood Bible

  • Author: Barbara Kingsolver
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 0571246214
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 640
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Barbara Kingsolver's acclaimed international bestseller tells the story of an American missionary family in the Congo during a poignant chapter in African history. It spins the tale of the fierce evangelical Baptist, Nathan Price, who takes his wife and four daughters on a missionary journey into the heart of darkness of the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them to Africa all they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it - from garden seeds to the King James Bible - is calamitously transformed on African soil. Told from the perspective of the five women, this is a compelling exploration of African history, religion, family, and the many paths to redemption. The Poisonwood Bible was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1999 and was chosen as the best reading group novel ever at the Penguin/Orange Awards. It continues to be read and adored by millions worldwide.

The Book of the Damned

The Book of the Damned

  • Author: Charles Fort
  • Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises
  • ISBN: 1625792719
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 194
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Features an introductory essay by Jack WomackLo! Welcome to the worlds of Charles Fort, chronicler of the odd, the weird, the strange, the unexpected, and the inexplicable. In words at times as beautiful as anything ever written in English, Fort reveals the marvels of an age, questions the nature of what we think we know for certain, and provides the reader with leads on how not to be fooled by shaggy dog stories. Here youll find rains of the unexpected, fish, snakes, and other items from the _super-Sargasso seaÓ of the unexplained that circles the Earth. Here are accounts of UFOs, accounts of odd animals seen at sea or on land, mysterious attacks by what appear to have been animals, mysterious appearances of things and people in places they could not be. Here Forts epic account of spontaneous combustion, lights in the sky, poltergeists, unseen. murderous wild animals, mysterious disappearances, manifestations of psychotic mania, speaking in tongues¾and, of course, the cow that gave birth to two lambs. All of this Fortean wonder is prefaced by a magnificent new introductory essay by Jack Womack, winner of the Philip K. Dick Award and lifetime Fortean. This Ebook is part of the Baen Books Charles Fort Ebook Collection At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

Michael O'Leary

Michael O'Leary

A Life in Full Flight

  • Author: Alan Ruddock
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141902493
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 464
  • View: 6591
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Michael O'Leary is a business giant. He transformed Ryanair from a loss-making joke of an Irish carrier into one of the most valuable airlines in the world, and in the process he has revolutionized the very nature of commercial aviation. In this, the first biography of O'Leary, Alan Ruddock portrays the man in three dimensions and examines the business miracle - often talked about but poorly understood - that O'Leary has wrought. 'Ruddock's fast-paced retelling of Ryanair's rise and rise confirms O'Leary's insistence that his success has little to do with the management maxims of business gurus and everything to do with graft and ruthless attention to detail' Observer 'Probably the definitive Ryanair story ... a good read' Sunday Independent 'The fullest and most accurate picture of O'Leary to date' Irish Daily Mail 'Unlike previous books which simply chart the growth of the airline, this one is bound to get under O'Leary's skin because it reveals a great deal about his hugely driven character' Irish Independent 'Ruddock is good on the flavour of the man, a bundle of energy whose two favourite words start with an F and an S (they aren't flower and sugar)' Irish Examiner