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Leap by Howard Yu Summary

Every business faces the existential threat of competitors producing cheaper copies. Even patent filings, market dominance and financial resources can't shield them from copycats. So what can we do--and, what can we learn from companies that have endured and even prospered for centuries despite copycat competition? In a book of narrative history and practical strategy, IMD professor of management and innovation Howard Yu shows that succeeding in today's marketplace is no longer just a matter of mastering copycat tactics, companies also need to leap across knowledge disciplines, and to reimagine how a product is made or a service is delivered. This proven tactic can protect a company from being overtaken by new (and often foreign) copycat competitors. Using riveting case studies of successful leaps and tragic falls, Yu illustrates five principles to success that span a wide range of industries, countries, and eras. Learn about how P&G in the 19th century made the leap from handcrafted soaps and candles to mass production of its signature brand Ivory, leaped into the new fields of consumer psychology and advertising, then leaped again, at the risk of cannibalizing its core product, into synthetic detergents and won with Tide in 1946. Learn about how Novartis and other pharma pioneers stayed ahead by making leaps from chemistry to microbiology to genomics in drug discovery; and how forward-thinking companies, including China's largest social media app--WeChat, Tokyo-based Internet service provider Recruit Holdings, and Illinois-headquartered John Deere are leaping ahead by leveraging the emergence of ubiquitous connectivity, the inexorable rise of intelligent machines, and the rising importance of managerial creativity. Outlasting competition is difficult; doing so over decades or a century is nearly impossible--unless one leaps. Ultimately, Leap is a manifesto for how pioneering companies can endure and prosper in a world of constant change and inevitable copycats.

Leap!

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Leap! by JonArno Lawson Summary

A startled little flea triggers a domino effect of surprised jumps in a grasshopper, a bunny, a dog and other animals in a circular story poem that combines engaging action words with mixed-media collage art.

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LEAP by Paul Raskin Summary

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The Escape, Or, A Leap for Freedom

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A well-known nineteenth-century abolitionist and former slave, William Wells Brown was a prolific writer and lecturer who captivated audiences with readings of his drama The Escape; or, a Leap for Freedom (1858). The first published play by an African American writer, The Escape explored the complexities of American culture at a time when tensions between North and South were about to explode into the Civil War. This new volume presents the first-edition text of Brown's play and features an extensive introduction that establishes the work's continuing significance. The Escape centers on the attempted sexual violation of a slave and involves many characters of mixed race, through which Brown commented on such themes as moral decay, white racism, and black self-determination. Rich in action and faithful in dialect, it raises issues relating not only to race but also to gender by including concepts of black and white masculinity and the culture of southern white and enslaved women. It portrays a world in which slavery provided a convenient means of distinguishing between the white North and the white South, allowing northerners to express moral sentiments without recognizing or addressing the racial prejudice pervasive among whites in both regions. John Ernest's introductory essay balances the play's historical and literary contexts, including information on Brown and his career, as well as on slavery, abolitionism, and sectional politics. It also discusses the legends and realities of the Underground Railroad, examines the role of antebellum performance art--including blackface minstrelsy and stage versions of Uncle Tom's Cabin--in the construction of race and national identity, and provides an introduction to theories of identity as performance. A century and a half after its initial appearance, The Escape remains essential reading for students of African American literature. Ernest's keen analysis of this classic play will enrich readers' appreciation of both the drama itself and the era in which it appeared. The Editor: John Ernest is an associate professor of English at the University of New Hampshire and author of Resistance and Reformation in Nineteenth-Century African-American Literature: Brown, Wilson, Jacobs, Delany, Douglass, and Harper.

Making a Leap

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Making a Leap by Sara Clifford,Anna Herrmann Summary

A practical handbook for those wanting to use drama and theatre to explore issues in their work with young people, this book has developed from ten years of active research in community settings. The authors' holistic approach to theatre-making draws on theatre in education, community theatre, youth work, group work and conflict resolution.

Lovers Leap

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Quantum Leap Thinking

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"You've certainly hit the nail on the head. If I had read Quantum Leap Thinking at the age of 20, I could have saved many, many mistakes and a helluva lot of wasted effort."— Clive Cussler, bestselling author Positive change can happen in sudden and profound leaps. Quantum Leap Thinking provides the foundation for breakthrough thinking that will trigger astonishing growth in your personal and professional life. • What if it was possible to break through fear and make positive changes in your life in an instant by a simple shift in your thinking? • What if you could lower your anxiety in a matter of seconds by changing your perceptions? • How would your life change if you had unshakable motivation for whatever you chose to do? Quantum Leap Thinking is the key to unlocking the door to new-found potential and peak performance. "An extraordinary guide to thinking your way to the next level in your life, within your career, your relationships or your self."—Joan Lunden, journalist and author "Quantum Leap Thinking [is] an opportunity to get our energy out and target it in the direction of great productivity, leaving us with a feeling of accomplishment."— Leon Tec, M.D., author of The Fear of Success and Targets

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Leap by Jodi Lundgren Summary

Natalie's passion is dance, and she's looking forward to a summer of perfecting her technique at dance camp. Plus, she's just turned fifteen -- a momentous age that means she's now officially a grown-up. But while her mom doesn't seem to have got the memo, Kevin, her best friend Sasha's older brother, has. Caught up with the excitement of Kevin's attention, their relationship quickly becomes intimate and all-consuming. Over the summer, Natalie goes from being in love and lust with Kevin to realizing that he is not the guy she thought he was. The worst is that she may have lost her friendship with Sasha. When Natalie turns to her single mom for advice, she gets a shock. Her mom has fallen in love with a woman. Losing her virginity, dealing with her new understanding of her mother, and trying to re-negotiate her friendships, Natalie turns to dancing as the only certain thing in a life full of questions. When a new teacher introduces her to modern dance, she gains confidence and a new sense of herself. Girls will be drawn to Leap's frank discussion of first love, first times -- sex, drinking, break-ups -- and the struggle between doing what feels right and doing things to please others.

The Quantum Leap

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The Quantum Leap by Dean Gilliam,Steve Taylor-Jones Summary

This update of John R. Costanza's The Quantum Leap, a worldwide bestseller, examines the impact and implications of recent industry trends, new technologies, and emerging business practices. But the focus remains the same: how to build sustainable competitive advantage by responding to customer demand in real time, every day. To remain competitive in today's dynamic global economy companies must become demand-driven. This comprehensive desk reference provides a proven demand-driven formula for success.

Leap!

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Leap! by Ian Sanders Summary

Who Do You Think You Are? Times are changing fast. Traditional working practices and the concept of a conventional job are increasingly becoming things of the past as we make sense of a new marketplace where the only limit to success is our own imagination. What Does it take to Survive in This New Scrambled Up World of Work? * Attitude - to get started * Enterprise - to succeed * Success - at maximising opportunities * Worklife - in the right balance The challenges - and the opportunities - for the 'entrepreneur-within' the huge. For micro-businesses, home-workers, freelancers, it's all for the taking. That is the essence of LEAP! A stimulus for taking the plunge to go it alone and set yourself free... and for making it up as you go along! "Ian Sanders connects brilliantly wit the mindset and needs of talented professionals in their migration away from corporate mediocrity. LEAP! is a personal guidebook to both the practicality and emotion of making work matter." - Chris Nel, Partner, Tom Peters Company

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One Giant Leap

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One Giant Leap by Katherine Follett Summary

Perform this script about a live report from NASA Mission Control as it follows the Apollo moon landing in 1969.

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Leap! by Sylvain Chamberlain Summary

Exhibition Catalog of "LEAP !" at Caron Gallery January 2011

Leap Before You Look

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Leap Before You Look by Arjuna Ardagh Summary

"Leap Before You Look offers us an invitation to a celebration we cannot refuse: a full-out experience of authentic self-acceptance through a clear-sighted realization that Existence itself loves us, that it has placed within us all that we need to love ourselves and all sentient beings." —Michael Bernard Beckwith, founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center and author of Inspirations of the Heart, 40 Day Mind Fast Soul Feast and A Manifesto of Peace. Perhaps you've caught a glimpse of who you are beyond thought—your spiritual nature—but weren't sure how to live it as a gift and blessing for all. What's the solution? Practice. Leap Before You Look is a collection of simple exercises to help you on your way. Each takes just a few minutes to shift you "out of your mind" and into the infinite possibilities of the present moment. What's more, the 72 "shortcuts" contained herein will allow you to deepen and embody this realization in your daily life, from one minute to the next, wherever you may be. So open to any chapter, and accept Arjuna Ardagh's invitation to Leap Before You Look— into "the possibility of spiritual practice not as a means to a goal, but as an endlessly unfolding exploration of a life of beauty, fully worth living."

The Leap

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The Leap by Jay J. Drummond Summary

Earth is expecting yet another ice age—a global whiteout in which little will be saved. In a battle to outrun Mother Nature, the United Nations gathers 35,000 of the world’s best and brightest professionals to man a self-contained spaceship they’ve dubbed the Enterprise. Four miles long and with a radius of more than three-quarters of a mile, the ship has the ability to travel unimaginable distances and make great leaps into the galaxy. When the travelers embark on this epic journey in January of the year 2120, they have no idea what the future holds and what they will find in the far reaches of outer space. Will they meet other intelligent life forms? Will they encounter planets not previously known to them? Should they expect hostile actions? Enterprise and its inhabitants have one clear goal: save humanity from extinction and create a new beginning for mankind. Only time will tell if they are able to save the human race.

Career Leap

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Career Leap by Michelle Gibbings Summary

Adapt you career to the shifting paradigm of work, employment and success The word “career” doesn’t mean what it used to. People entering the workforce today will have an estimated 17 employers and five careers in their lifetimes — and already many existing roles are being automated away, with many more to follow. No profession, industry or geography is immune, and employees need to change their idea of what it means to be employed. The rise of freelancing and the gig economy means flexibility and independence, but also less security — with trends showing it is the way of the future. You cannot future-proof your job, but you can future-proof your career. Career Leap shows you what you need to know, how you need to change and how you can prepare for the inevitable tides of change. This book sheds light on the choices you make, and the steps you can take to reignite, reshape and liberate your career. You’ll develop the confidence you need to take decisive action, sharpen your skills and become the agile, adaptive professional we will all need to be. The 10-step Career Reinvention Cycle helps you assess the status quo and determine where you need to go, and then gives you a solid framework for making a move when the time is right. Future-proof your career with the new laws for success Undertake a health check of your career and make deliberate career choices Design, build, and execute your influence and career strategy Be equipped to take control and leap ahead with your career. No matter your role, it is imperative that you make every day in your career count. Make the critical decisions, take clear actions and, above all, stay ahead of the pack. Career Leap gives you the insight, confidence and knowledge you need to move up as you leap forward.

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Leap by Heather Grace Stewart Summary

Half the proceeds go to Unicef's Gift of Education project. "A lovely lilt of language slides between the horrendous and hilarious in these poems." -Penn Kemp, author of 25 collections, celebrated foremother of Canadian sound poetry.“Readers of Where the Butterflies Go will already be expecting accomplished, fresh and lively work from Heather Grace Stewart, but even they will be surprised by the strength of this new collection, this genuine Leap, so direct, political and feminine by turns that it can take your breath away. A must for new and already hooked fans.†—Sally Evans, poet and Editor, Poetry Scotland. Heather Grace Stewart is an Ottawa-born author, poet, and photojournalist now living in Montreal. Please visit her websites: hgstewart.wordpress.com, and hgrace.com

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The Leap by Ryan Mathews Summary

Two people find each other to help fulfill their dreams. One is a dance producer and the other is a dancer who has faced many hardships, including being homeless. They both realize that friendship can help overcome any challenge in life.

Leap's Day

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Leap's Day by Stephanie Bee Simmons Summary

Leap s Day is a story about the calendar, friendship and the things that make us special. Join Leap as he sets out to find a special day a birthday - for each one of his friends, only to discover that he must first create a calendar. Leap works with his dad to unravel the mystery of years, months, days and dates - and of course that pesky little day that comes along just once every four years."

Mastering Leap Motion

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Mastering Leap Motion by Brandon Sanders Summary

If you want to begin writing full-fledged applications for the Leap Motion Controller or are trying to figure out how a Leap Motion device integrates with pre-existing technologies, this is the book for you. A working knowledge of any object-oriented programming language is essential. Basic familiarity with developing Leap Motion apps is assumed.