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Gumption

Author : Elise Broach
ISBN : 1416980466
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Peter's been invited to go on a safari. He's brought: 1. Uncle Nigel, who's an explorer 2. hiking shorts 3. a canteen But what he will need most is a bit of gumption. (Gumption: n. Courage; spunk; fortitude; resourcefulness; good sense.) Oh, wait...there are crocodiles in the river? Then he might need a lot of it!

Gumption

Author : Nick Offerman
ISBN : 9780698194441
Genre : Humor
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The star of Parks and Recreation and author of the New York Times bestseller Paddle Your Own Canoe returns with a second book that humorously highlights twenty-one figures from our nation’s history, from her inception to present day—Nick’s personal pantheon of “great Americans.” To millions of people, Nick Offerman is America. Both Nick and his character, Ron Swanson, are known for their humor and patriotism in equal measure. After the great success of his autobiography, Paddle Your Own Canoe, Offerman now focuses on the lives of those who inspired him. From George Washington to Willie Nelson, he describes twenty-one heroic figures and why they inspire in him such great meaning. He combines both serious history with light-hearted humor—comparing, say, Benjamin Franklin’s abstinence from daytime drinking to his own sage refusal to join his construction crew in getting plastered on the way to work. The subject matter also allows Offerman to expound upon his favorite topics, which readers love to hear—areas such as religion, politics, woodworking and handcrafting, agriculture, creativity, philosophy, fashion, and, of course, meat. From the Hardcover edition.

Gumption

Author : Nathaniel Clark Fowler
ISBN : OSU:32435017671744
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Grit Guts And Gumption

Author : Rajesh Chakrabarti
ISBN : 9780670085002
Genre : Bank management
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‘If both banks grew at the rate they have achieved in the past four years, ICICI Bank will overtake State Bank in four years in terms of deposits’—Business World, July 2007 ‘Even a casual glance at SBI . . . reveals a bank fuelled by growth . . . SBI has swamped almost every segment of industry it has stepped into’—Business India, August 2009 This is the story of the carefully planned resurgence of the State Bank of India (SBI) from a laid-back incumbent under threat from private players to a customer-oriented competitive organization that has outperformed rivals despite several constraints. The leadership at SBI succeeded in reshaping perspectives and profitability at the bank, which employs a staggering 200,000 people, notwithstanding salary restrictions and regulatory bottlenecks. While the primary thrust was on changing employee attitude towards their own organization and, of course, its customers, the transformation exercise was broadbased, encompassing fundamental changes in technology, processes and business-mix alike. In about three years beginning 2006, SBI not only defended its own lair against the siege of younger, leaner, meaner rivals, but actually took the battle to the attackers’ domains. SBI’s size and setting make the story an inspiring example to other organizations, particularly in the public sector. Written in a fluid and engaging style, and backed by facts, figures, analysis and anecdotes, the book challenges several stereotypes and dogmas common in today’s management circles.

Grit And Gumption

Author : Gladiola Montana
ISBN : 0879059168
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Gladiola offers a familiar brand of trademark western wit and universal truth--never failing to hit the funny bone and strike the heart. GRIT AND GUMPTION will bring a twinkle to the eye of western humor enthusiasts, Gladiola Montana fans, and cowgirls alike! Real advice from one classy lady to another.

Gumption A Grandmother S Story

Author : Constance J. Corcoran
ISBN : 9781312120563
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A granddaughter explores the stark contrasts in her grandmother's life before and after the Great Depression. The author blends family lore, memoir and research to investigate the mystery of the banished father her grandmother never met. The Mother Lode region of California is featured in one section set in Calaveras County from 1948-1959. Other prominent settings are 19th and early 20th century Galesburg, Illinois, northwestern Nebraska, Drayton North Dakota, Wellington County Ontario and Saskatchewan.

75 Quid And An Axe George Got Gumption

Author : Julia Matthews
ISBN : 9781447786122
Genre : Augusta (WA)
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Gumption

Author : Nathaniel C. Fowler
ISBN : 1331814944
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Excerpt from Gumption: The Progressions of Newson New A home-shaken emulsion of self-respect, self-conceit, and an apparent or real appropriateness, suggest that I begin my story with my beginning. Neither here, nor anywhere else in this book, do I humbly or otherwise apologize for the ever-present use of the capital "I." "I" is by me made the active character, and without "I" I couldn't consistently play my story. I, Newson New, began to begin at 2 p.m., February 27, 1858, in the sanded and salted village of Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Cape Cod, Commonwealth of Massachusetts. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Adelicia

Author : Joyce Blaylock
ISBN : 9780998276014
Genre : Fiction
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ADELICIA Grace, Grit and Gumption unfolds in five parts, beginning in the Nashville of 1838, and continuing through the Nashville of 1867. It is set primarily in Tennessee and Louisiana, with brief interludes in Paris and Italy. Adelicia is not a fictional character, but a woman who steps into the 19th century's male dominated world and becomes the dominator. The character driven novel follows the fortunes of Adelicia Hayes Franklin Acklen, who subsequently becomes Nashville's most famous and enigmatic personality of the 19th century. A woman of culture and breeding and great determination, finds her quest a noble one, a conviction that throughout her life allows her grasp to remain unwavering for what is beyond. However, her heart remains in conflict with itself: does she bow to the dictates of society, or reach for the unobtainable against society's dictates and reap the consequences? By her mid-thirties, Adelicia has been tagged "worldly," by Nashville's society whose acceptance and approval she seeks. When asked about her extravagance, she replies, "My dear, extravagance is when one cannot afford it. I have never been extravagant." Adelicia is a clever and brilliant heroine, whose powerful and willful spirit leads her through both triumphant and sorrow, through perils and conflict, yet leaves her with the drive to meet the unexpected with force and the will to endure and overcome. Against all odds, all obstacles, she breaks with tradition, accomplishing what she sets out to do. And although her encounters with grief, disfavor and adversity are of the deepest kind, she never surrenders to what fate tosses her way, nor allows herself to become its victim.

Gumption

Author : M. S. Shelagh Meagher
ISBN : 0988037416
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Gumption: The Practical Woman's Guide to Living an Adventuresome Life is an entertaining but totally rubber-hits-the-road manual for self-liberation, with a side-serving of zany illustrations by New Yorker cartoonist Victoria Roberts - because laughter is the best tool ever for accepting our foibles and getting past them. Do any of these sound like you? - For so many of my dreams, big or small, I FEAR I'LL FAIL, or people will laugh, or my family will think I'm nuts. I want a practical tool for breaking down fear so I can get past it. I feel I CAN NEVER CARVE OUT THE TIME OR MONEY to do something exciting just for me. I want to learn how to reframe my priorities and plan to make cool things happen in a way that works with my life. I'VE BEEN PUTTING OFF MY DREAMS because my gut says it's not the right time. I want to know how to tell when that gut feeling is just fear and when it's a real risk, and how to manage them both. If your answer is 'yes!', Gumption will help you: Discover that being adventuresome is a skill anyone can gain. Learn how, in a no-nonsense, 6-step program that helps you reframe your priorities, understand what's possible, plan for it, and make it happen. Bust through barriers of fear, guilt, obligation and other villains of self-sabotage. The Gumption program is built on the hard-won wisdom of scores of women just like you, who've started their own business, joined a rock band, moved to Hong Kong, shaken up their personal style, leapt from a plane, learned to tap dance, and more. "I gained joy and confidence." "I amazed myself." "I regained my sense of wonder." You could be saying those things, too. Whatever you'd love to do, Gumption will show you how to get to "I did it!" with laughter, tenderness, and a hefty dose of practicality. Shelagh Meagher, Author Shelagh has spent a lifetime balancing family, work, and pets with her need to do adventuresome things. Learning to fly small planes, riding horseback across the Mongolian steppes, living in the UK, Italy, America, and back to Canada (with kids and pets), and drastically changing her career several times led her to believe she knew something about making adventures happen. Then she started investigating just how she and other women managed it, and realized there were other acts of daring-do - such as singing in a rock band, or wearing pink, or indeed writing this book - that were way scarier. The creation of Gumption has therefore been a very personal journey, as well reflecting the intrepid experiences of all those lovely women whose contribution of wisdom and know-how has made it all possible. Victoria Roberts, Illustrator Being raised in a combination of New York City, Mexico and Australia could account for Victoria's unique sense of humour, which she's applied full force in illustrating Gumption. Besides being a regular cartoonist with The New Yorker since 1988, Victoria's illustrations have appeared in other renowned publications and books, including her own: After the Fall, Cattitudes, My Day, and Biographees. She also exercises her creative talents in the theatre and in video. Whatever her medium, she demonstrates her keen understanding of what makes us tick and her ability to turn our human foibles into something we can have a good laugh about.

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