It s Your Ship
Score: 4
From 16 Ratings

It s Your Ship


  • Author : D. Michael Abrashoff
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2007-10-15
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0446535532


It s Your Ship Book Description :

Read this million-copy bestseller for leadership insights about top-down change to improve productivity in your business starting with the most important person: You. When Captain Abrashoff took over as commander of USS Benfold, it was like a business that had all the latest technology but only some of the productivity. Knowing that responsibility for improving performance rested with him, he realized he had to improve his own leadership skills before he could improve his ship. Within months, he created a crew of confident and inspired problem-solvers eager to take the initiative and responsibility for their actions. The slogan on board became "It's your ship," and Benfold was soon recognized far and wide as a model of naval efficiency. How did Abras...

Get Your Ship Together
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Get Your Ship Together


  • Author : D. Michael Abrashoff
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1591840740


Get Your Ship Together Book Description :

A former U.S. Navy commander draws on interviews with leaders from every branch of the U.S. military and the business world to discuss how to honor agreements with a staff, develop employees, and work on one's own terms....

It s Our Ship
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

It s Our Ship


  • Author : Captain D. Michael Abrashoff
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2008-05-12
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780446537063


It s Our Ship Book Description :

Captain D. Michael Abrashoff, legendary commander of the USS Benfold, continues in the same vein of his bestselling book IT'S YOUR SHIP with the knowledge he's gained from his speaking to and advising some of the top business minds in the world. The story of Captain Abrashoff and his command of USS Benfold has become legendary inside and outside the Navy. By governing his ship with his unique management techniques, Abrashoff turned the Benfold into a model of naval efficiency, with amazing cost savings, the highest gunnery score in the Pacific Fleet, and a highly motivated and top performing crew. In IT'S YOUR SHIP, he first demonstrated how to bring his successful management techniques from the ship to the boardroom. Now, in his newest book IT'S OUR...

Turn the Ship Around
Score: 5
From 6 Ratings

Turn the Ship Around


  • Author : L. David Marquet
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2013-05-16
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101623695


Turn the Ship Around Book Description :

“One of the 12 best business books of all time…. Timeless principles of empowering leadership.” – USA Today Since Turn the Ship Around! was published in 2012, hundreds of thousands of readers have been inspired by former Navy captain David Marquet’s true story. Many have applied his insights to their own organizations, creating workplaces where everyone takes responsibility for his or her actions, where followers grow to become leaders, and where happier teams drive dramatically better results. Marquet was a Naval Academy graduate and an experienced officer when selected for submarine command. He faced a new wrinkle when he was assigned at the last minute to the Santa Fe, a nuclear powered submarine that he hadn't been trained for. Facing t...

The Last Ship
Score: 2.5
From 7 Ratings

The Last Ship


  • Author : William Brinkley
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2013-11-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698156678


The Last Ship Book Description :

TV tie-in edition “An extraordinary novel of men at war” (The Washington Post) and the bestselling book that inspired the TNT mini-series The unimaginable has happened. The world has been plunged into all-out nuclear war. Sailing near the Arctic Circle, the U.S.S. Nathan James is relatively unscathed, but the future is grim and Captain Thomas is facing mutiny from the tattered remnants of his crew. With civilization in ruins, he urges those that remain—one-hundred-and-fifty-two men and twenty-six women—to pull together in search of land. Once they reach safety, however, the men and women on board realize that they are earth’s last remaining survivors—and they’ve all been exposed to radiation. When none of the women seems able to conceiv...

The Ship to Nowhere
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

The Ship to Nowhere


  • Author : Rona Arato
  • Publisher : Second Story Press
  • Release Date : 2016-10-04
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781772600193


The Ship to Nowhere Book Description :

Rachel Fletcher is eleven years old when she, her mother and sister are crammed on board the Exodus, a dilapidated vessel smuggling 4500 Jewish refugees risking their lives to reach Palestine, their biblical homeland. Despite all they had suffered during the Holocaust, Jewish refugees are still not wanted in many countries. Even a Canadian immigration officer famously said at the time "None is too many" when asked how many refugees Canada would take in. Nonetheless, Rachel and the other refugees refuse to give up hope when war ships surround them. Their fight, and the worldwide attention it brought, influenced the UN to vote for the creation of the state of Israel. Made famous by the Paul Newman film "Exodus", this is the first book for young people ...

Mad Ship
Score: 4
From 25 Ratings

Mad Ship


  • Author : Robin Hobb
  • Publisher : Spectra
  • Release Date : 2003-12-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0553900269


Mad Ship Book Description :

“A truly extraordinary saga . . . The characterizations are consistently superb, and [Hobb] animates everything with love for and knowledge of the sea.”—Booklist As the ancient tradition of Bingtown’s Old Traders slowly erodes under the cold new order of a corrupt ruler, the Vestrits anxiously await the return of their liveship—a rare magic ship carved from sentient wizardwood, which bonds the ships mystically with those who sail them. And Althea Vestrit waits even more avidly, living only to reclaim the ship as her lost inheritance and captain her on the high seas. But the Vivacia has been seized by the ruthless pirate captain Kennit, who holds Althea’s nephew and his father hostage. Althea and her onetime sea mate Brashen resolve to lib...

Endeavour

Endeavour


  • Author : Peter Moore
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2019-05-14
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374715519


Endeavour Book Description :

A Sunday Times (U.K.) Best Book of 2018 and Winner of the Mary Soames Award for History An unprecedented history of the storied ship that Darwin said helped add a hemisphere to the civilized world The Enlightenment was an age of endeavors, with Britain consumed by the impulse for grand projects undertaken at speed. Endeavour was also the name given to a collier bought by the Royal Navy in 1768. It was a commonplace coal-carrying vessel that no one could have guessed would go on to become the most significant ship in the chronicle of British exploration. The first history of its kind, Peter Moore’s Endeavour: The Ship That Changed the World is a revealing and comprehensive account of the storied ship’s role in shaping the Western world. Endeavour ...

In the Kingdom of Ice
Score: 4.5
From 35 Ratings

In the Kingdom of Ice


  • Author : Hampton Sides
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2014-08-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385535380


In the Kingdom of Ice Book Description :

New York Times bestselling author Hampton Sides returns with a white-knuckle tale of polar exploration and survival in the Gilded Age In the late nineteenth century, people were obsessed by one of the last unmapped areas of the globe: the North Pole. No one knew what existed beyond the fortress of ice rimming the northern oceans, although theories abounded. The foremost cartographer in the world, a German named August Petermann, believed that warm currents sustained a verdant island at the top of the world. National glory would fall to whoever could plant his flag upon its shores. James Gordon Bennett, the eccentric and stupendously wealthy owner of The New York Herald, had recently captured the world's attention by dispatching Stanley to Africa to f...

The Ship
Score: 3
From 6 Ratings

The Ship


  • Author : Antonia Honeywell
  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Release Date : 2017-04-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316469890


The Ship Book Description :

London is burning and Lalla has one hope for survival, a ship--a new Noah's Ark--that can only save 500 people, in this "Powerful, haunting, and beautiful" (M. R. Carey) debut novel. London burned for three weeks. And then it got worse... Young, naive, and frustratingly sheltered, Lalla has grown up in near-isolation in her parents' apartment, sheltered from the chaos of their collapsed civilization. But things are getting more dangerous outside. People are killing each other for husks of bread, and the police are detaining anyone without an identification card. On her sixteenth birthday, Lalla's father decides it's time to use their escape route--a ship he's built that is only big enough to save five hundred people. But the utopia her father has cre...