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Zero to Sixty Million

Zero to Sixty Million Author Mike Welch
ISBN-10 1500881007
Release 2014-08-01
Pages 130
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With annual sales exceeding the $600 Million Mark, Texas Direct Auto is the largest independent dealership in the nation and is the largest eBay Motors Dealership in the world. This book was written when the authors hit $60 Million in annual sales. Their continued success into the beyond proves that many of the techniques they cover in their book not only worked for them when they started this venture, but that they continue to work as they scale their enterprise. So how do you go from selling zero cars a month to over 400 cars a month is only 4 years? (As of 2014 they sell an average of 2500 units a month.) How do you buy that many vehicles, how do you manage your customers, how do you turn inventory more than once a month, how do you manage the 1000's of things that need to be done at any given second in time while keeping overhead as low as possible? How to do you stay organized, and how do you put the pedal to the metal and accelerate while doing all these things? These are the types of questions that the authors aim to answer in their Book Zero to Sixty Million. More than just a story, this book takes the reader for a ride in the Texas Direct Auto Machine and then lets them take a rare look under the hood of the world's largest independent car dealer. * If you are interested in starting your own business or are already in business for yourself, this book is for you. * If you are thinking of buying a car in the near future, this book is for you. * If you are a employee looking to get ahead at your place of work, this book is for you. * If you like to read about people and places and how they do the things they do, this book is for you.



Cop in the Hood

Cop in the Hood Author Peter Moskos
ISBN-10 1400832268
Release 2009-08-03
Pages 280
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When Harvard-trained sociologist Peter Moskos left the classroom to become a cop in Baltimore's Eastern District, he was thrust deep into police culture and the ways of the street--the nerve-rattling patrols, the thriving drug corners, and a world of poverty and violence that outsiders never see. In Cop in the Hood, Moskos reveals the truths he learned on the midnight shift. Through Moskos's eyes, we see police academy graduates unprepared for the realities of the street, success measured by number of arrests, and the ultimate failure of the war on drugs. In addition to telling an explosive insider's story of what it is really like to be a police officer, he makes a passionate argument for drug legalization as the only realistic way to end drug violence--and let cops once again protect and serve. In a new afterword, Moskos describes the many benefits of foot patrol--or, as he calls it, "policing green."



Popular Science

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Release 2007-05
Pages 128
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Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.



Popular Science

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Release 2002-12
Pages 148
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Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.



Cars of the Fabulous 50s

Cars of the Fabulous  50s Author James M. Flammang
ISBN-10 078534375X
Release 2000
Pages 416
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For:John Loys Curnow, Constance Vivian Rousseau, Curnow Greer, Joseph A. Curnow.



The Millionaire Next Door

The Millionaire Next Door Author Thomas J. Stanley
ISBN-10 9781589795471
Release 1996-10-25
Pages 272
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This bestselling resource identifies seven common traits that show up again and again among those who have accumulated wealth. The new edition, the first since 1998, includes a new Foreword for the 21st century by Dr. Stanley.



Car Hacks and Mods For Dummies

Car Hacks and Mods For Dummies Author David Vespremi
ISBN-10 9781118085400
Release 2011-05-09
Pages 384
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So you want to turn your Yugo into a Viper? Sorry--you need a certified magician. But if you want to turn your sedate sedan into a mean machine or your used car lot deal into a powerful, purring set of wheels, you’ve come to the right place. Car Hacks & Mods for Dummies will get you turbo-charged up about modifying your car and guide you smoothly through: Choosing a car to mod Considering warranties, legal, and safety issues Hacking the ECU (Engine Control Unit) to adjust performance-enhancing factors like fuel injection, firing the spark plugs, controlling the cooling fan, and more Replacing your ECU with a plug and play system such as the APEXi Power FC or the AEM EMS system Putting on the brakes (the faster you go, the faster you’ll need to stop) Setting up your car for better handling and cornering Written by David Vespremi, automotive expert, frequent guest on national car-related TV shows, track driving instructor and self-proclaimed modder, Car Hacks & Mods for Dummies gets you into the ECU and under the hood and gives you the keys to: Choosing new wheels, including everything from the basics to dubs and spinners Putting your car on a diet, because lighter means faster Basic power bolt-ons and more expensive power adders Installing roll bars and cages to enhance safety Adding aero add-ons, including front “chin” spoilers, real spoilers, side skirts, and canards Detailing, down to the best cleaners and waxes and cleaning under the hood Using OBD (on-board diagnostics) for troubleshooting Getting advice from general Internet sites and specific message boards and forums for your car’s make or model, whether it’s a Chevy pick-up or an Alfa Romeo roadster Whether you want to compete at drag strips or on road courses or simply accelerate faster on an interstate ramp, if you want to improve your car’s performance, Car Hacks & Mods for Dummies is just the boost you need.



Velocity 2 0

Velocity 2 0 Author Dale Pollak
ISBN-10 9780967156590
Release 2011-03-29
Pages 208
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Velocity 2.0: Paint, Pixels, & Profitability is the second book from retail automotive industry expert, entrepreneur and former dealer, Dale Pollak. The book picks up where Dale's Velocity: From the Front Line to the Bottom Line leaves off, revealing new ROI-based management metrics and processes dealers can use to operate more efficient and profitable used vehicle departments. The book flows from the recognition that today s used vehicle marketplace is more challenging and volatile than it s ever been a tough reality driven by the power of the Internet and a troubled economy. Velocity 2.0 offers a playbook of best practices and processes to help dealers become more successful.



Selling the American Muscle Car

Selling the American Muscle Car Author Diego Rosenberg
ISBN-10 9781613252031
Release 2016-10-14
Pages 192
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As the muscle car wars developed in the early 1960s, auto manufacturers scrambled to find catchy marketing campaigns to entice the buying public into their dealerships. General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler, with all their divisions, as well as AMC and Studebaker, inevitably sank billions of dollars into one-upmanship in an effort to vie for the consumer's last dollar. Automotive writer Diego Rosenberg examines the tactics and components used by manufacturers in waging war against one another in the muscle car era. Manufacturers poured millions into racing programs, operating under the principle of "Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday." Cars were given catchy nicknames, such as The GTO Judge, Plymouth Roadrunner, Cobra, and Dodge Super Bee. Entire manufacturer lines were given catchy marketing campaigns, such as Dodge's Scat Pack, AMC's Go Package, and Ford's Total Performance. From racing to commercials to print ads, from dealer showrooms to national auto shows, each manufacturer had its own approach in vying for the buyer's attention, and gimmicks and tactics ranged from comical to dead serious. Selling the American Muscle Car: Marketing Detroit Iron in the 60s and 70s takes you back to an era when options were plentiful and performance was cheap. You will relive or be introduced to some of the cleverest marketing campaigns created during a time when America was changing every day.



Wikinomics

Wikinomics Author Don Tapscott
ISBN-10 1440639485
Release 2008-04-17
Pages 368
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The acclaimed bestseller that's teaching the world about the power of mass collaboration. Translated into more than twenty languages and named one of the best business books of the year by reviewers around the world, Wikinomics has become essential reading for business people everywhere. It explains how mass collaboration is happening not just at Web sites like Wikipedia and YouTube, but at traditional companies that have embraced technology to breathe new life into their enterprises. This national bestseller reveals the nuances that drive wikinomics, and share fascinating stories of how masses of people (both paid and volunteer) are now creating TV news stories, sequencing the human gnome, remixing their favorite music, designing software, finding cures for diseases, editing school texts, inventing new cosmetics, and even building motorcycles.



Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology Author James D. Halderman
ISBN-10 0133994619
Release 2015-01-05
Pages 1664
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NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyAutomotiveLab does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyAutomotiveLab search for ISBN-10: 0134009088 / ISBN-13: 9780134009087. That package includes ISBN-10: 0133994619 / ISBN-13: 9780133994612 and ISBN-10: 0133995542/ISBN-13: 9780133995541. MyAutomotiveLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. This title is intended for courses in Automotive Principles, Service, and/or Mechanics in technical trade schools and high schools. It also serves as an additional resource to prep for ASE certification, and as a useful reference for practicing professionals. Prepare tomorrow's automotive professionals for success Automotive Technology: Principles, Diagnosis, and Service, Fifth Edition covers all eight areas of automotive service, showing readers how automotive systems are connected, as well as the practical skills that students must master to be successful in the industry. Topics are divided into short chapters, which makes it easier to assign, learn, and master the content. Formatted to appeal to today's technical trade students, Halderman uses helpful tips and visuals to bring concepts to life and guide students through the procedures they'll use on the job. To keep your course current, all of the content is correlated to the latest NATEF tasks and ASE areas, and information on hot topics like electric and hybrid vehicles is included. Also available with MyAutomotiveLab This title is also available with MyAutomotiveLab-an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with Automotive Technology to engage students and improve results. We've improved MyAutomotiveLab to better reflect the way instructors teach today. Now organized by ASE area, the new, easier-to-use design makes creating and personalizing assignments more intuitive and includes a new assignment calendar, which helps you document your students' progress.



Blood on the Stone

Blood on the Stone Author Ian Smillie
ISBN-10 9780857289636
Release 2010
Pages 237
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Africa’s diamond wars took four million lives. ‘Blood on the Stone’ tells the story of how diamonds came to be so dangerous, describing the great diamond cartel and a dangerous pipeline leading from war-torn Africa to the glittering showrooms of Paris, London and New York. It describes the campaign that forced an industry and more than 50 governments to create a global control mechanism, and it provides a sobering prognosis on its future.



Grumpy s Toys

Grumpy s Toys Author Doug Boyce
ISBN-10 9781934709276
Release 2011-01
Pages 175
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This book stands as a full and complete history of Jenkins' career to date as told through his cars, and has been heartily authorized by Grumpy himself. Featured is an impressive collection of vintage photography on Jenkins' cars and career.



Daddy Stop Talking

Daddy  Stop Talking Author Adam Carolla
ISBN-10 9780062394279
Release 2015-05-26
Pages 256
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The comedian, actor, television host, podcast king, and New York Times bestselling author of President Me, Not Taco Bell Material, and In Fifty Years We’ll All Be Chicks now lays down the law on the plight of the modern parent. Parents, do you often think that if your kids had to grow up the way you did—without iPads, 70-inch flatscreen TVs, American Girl dolls, and wifi in the climate controlled minivan—that they might actually be better off? Do you feel underappreciated or ignored? Do you worry you’re raising a bunch of spoiled softies who will never know how to do anything themselves—because you do everything for them? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need Daddy, Stop Talking. Adam rips parenthood a new one, telling it straight about what adults must do if they don’t want to have to support their kids forever. Using his own crappy childhood as a cautionary tale, and touting the pitfalls of the kind of helicopter parenting so pervasive today, Daddy, Stop Talking is the only parenting book you should ever read. Here, too, is sage advice to Adam’s own kids—and to future parents—on what matters most: dating; drinking and drugs; buying your first house and car; puberty; and what kind of assholes his kids (and yours) should avoid becoming. Even if his own son and daughter pretty much ignore everything he says, you shouldn’t. And you’re welcome. Again.



Apex Hides the Hurt

Apex Hides the Hurt Author Colson Whitehead
ISBN-10 0307279782
Release 2007-01-09
Pages 224
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This New York Times Notable Book from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Underground Railroad is a brisk, comic tour de force about identity, history, and the adhesive bandage industry. The town of Winthrop has decided it needs a new name. The resident software millionaire wants to call it New Prospera; the mayor wants to return to the original choice of the founding black settlers; and the town’s aristocracy sees no reason to change the name at all. What they need, they realize, is a nomenclature consultant. And, it turns out, the consultant needs them. But in a culture overwhelmed by marketing, the name is everything and our hero’s efforts may result in not just a new name for the town but a new and subtler truth about it as well.



The New York Times Index

The New York Times Index Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105216806575
Release 2004
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The New York Times Index has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The New York Times Index also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The New York Times Index book for free.



The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give Author Angie Thomas
ISBN-10 9780062498557
Release 2017-02-28
Pages 464
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8 starred reviews ∙ William C. Morris Award Winner ∙ National Book Award Longlist ∙ Printz Honor Book ∙ Coretta Scott King Honor Book ∙ #1 New York Times Bestseller! "Absolutely riveting!" —Jason Reynolds "Stunning." —John Green "This story is necessary. This story is important." —Kirkus (starred review) "Heartbreakingly topical." —Publishers Weekly (starred review) "A marvel of verisimilitude." —Booklist (starred review) "A powerful, in-your-face novel." —Horn Book (starred review) Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life. And don't miss On the Come Up, Angie Thomas's powerful follow-up to The Hate U Give.