Every Tool S A Hammer

Author: Adam Savage
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1982113499
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “An imperative how-to for creativity.” —Nick Offerman Adam Savage—star of Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters and one of the most beloved figures in science and tech—shares his golden rules of creativity, from finding inspiration to following through and successfully making your idea a reality. Every Tool’s a Hammer is a chronicle of my life as a maker. It’s an exploration of making and of my own productive obsessions, but it’s also a permission slip of sorts from me to you. Permission to grab hold of the things you’re interested in, that fascinate you, and to dive deeper into them to see where they lead you. Through stories from forty-plus years of making and molding, building and break­ing, along with the lessons I learned along the way, this book is meant to be a toolbox of problem solving, complete with a shop’s worth of notes on the tools, techniques, and materials that I use most often. Things like: In Every Tool There Is a Hammer—don’t wait until everything is perfect to begin a project, and if you don’t have the exact right tool for a task, just use whatever’s handy; Increase Your Loose Tolerance—making is messy and filled with screwups, but that’s okay, as creativity is a path with twists and turns and not a straight line to be found; Use More Cooling Fluid—it prolongs the life of blades and bits, and it prevents tool failure, but beyond that it’s a reminder to slow down and reduce the fric­tion in your work and relationships; Screw Before You Glue—mechanical fasteners allow you to change and modify a project while glue is forever but sometimes you just need the right glue, so I dig into which ones will do the job with the least harm and best effects. This toolbox also includes lessons from many other incredible makers and creators, including: Jamie Hyneman, Nick Offerman, Pixar director Andrew Stanton, Oscar-winner Guillermo del Toro, artist Tom Sachs, and chef Traci Des Jardins. And if everything goes well, we will hopefully save you a few mistakes (and maybe fingers) as well as help you turn your curiosities into creations. I hope this book inspires you to build, make, invent, explore, and—most of all—enjoy the thrills of being a creator.


Author: Garrett Wade (Firm)
Editor: Free Press
Size: 14,63 MB
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Introduces readers to tools in an illustrated reference that features more than 450 antique and modern tools.

American Machinist

Size: 14,42 MB
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Key Strategy Tools

Author: Vaughan Evans
Editor: Pearson UK
ISBN: 0273779125
Size: 18,97 MB
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The strategy tools you need for your business to succeed! Let Key Strategy Tools be your guide to developing a winning strategy for your firm. Cherry-pick the most useful approaches for your business and create a robust strategy that withstands investor scrutiny and becomes your roadmap to success. Covering 88 tools and framed within an innovative strategy development process, the Strategy Pyramid, this user-friendly manual takes you through each step of the process. Whether analysing your market, building competitive advantage or addressing risk and opportunity, you’ll find the strategic thinking tools you need at every stage in your strategy development. Following in the footsteps of the hugely successful Key Management Models and Key Performance Indicators, this book delivers professional-level information in the practical and accessible framework synonymous with the Key series.

No Two People See The Same Rainbow

Author: Bill Truby
ISBN: 9780972589734
Size: 13,36 MB
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This book will help readers find peace and fulfillment, gain control of their life, and move forward with nothing holding them back from personal, interpersonal, and professional success.

Jesus Is Lord Caesar Is Not

Author: Scot McKnight
Editor: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830839917
Size: 10,31 MB
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This volume brings together respected biblical scholars to evaluate the turn toward "empire criticism" in recent New Testament scholarship. While praising the movement for its deconstruction of Roman statecraft and ideology, the contributors also provide a salient critique of the anti-imperialist rhetoric pervading much of the current literature.

Country Tools And How To Use Them

Author: Percy W. Blandford
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486146383
Size: 18,92 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Profusely illustrated guide to early tools and their functions depicts and describes scores of devices — from hammers, planes, and saws to tools for blacksmithing, weaving, and baking.

Competitive Solutions

Author: R. Preston McAfee
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400828531
Size: 16,25 MB
Format: PDF
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Competitive Solutions is an entertaining and wideranging introduction to successful business methods applied to a variety of real-world situations. Rejecting the one-size-fits-all premise that underlies so many guides to business strategy, Preston McAfee develops the intellectual tools and insights needed to confront many marketplace problems. Drawing on his broad experience as a consultant for major U.S. companies, as well as extensive research, McAfee emphasizes cooperation, pricing, litigation, and antitrust as vital to a firm's competitive posture--and focuses more attention on these elements than do most business strategy accounts. McAfee begins by considering strategy as successfully applied by America OnLine, an example that introduces many of the tools discussed in greater depth throughout the book. From here he moves to industry analysis: By examining the context for developing a strategy, he points out uses of positioning and differentiation that enable a firm to weaken price competition and deter rivals from stealing customers. McAfee's exploration of a product's life cycle proves an invaluable guide to positioning new technology in order to maximize the potential for future customers. In the centerpiece of the book, McAfee lays out a how-to manual for cooperation, providing tactics crucial for setting standards, lobbying the government, and fostering industry growth. Writing in a conversational manner, McAfee also addresses such deep topics as organizational design and employee compensation and incentives. More detailed discussions examine antitrust enforcement, which is an increasingly important constraint on strategy, as well as strategies for pricing, bidding, signaling, and bargaining. This book is a fascinating examination of modern business strategy and its application in many different settings. Students of business and economics--as well as executives and managers--will recognize Competitive Solutions as an indispensable resource as well as a definitive vision of the strategic firm: one in which each element of company strategy reinforces the other elements.

American Blacksmithing Toolsmiths And Steelworkers Manual Blacksmithing

Author: Anon.
Editor: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473339626
Size: 10,80 MB
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This vintage book contains a complete guide to blacksmithing and steel working, with information on all aspects ranging from the correct use of tools and shop equipment to repairing cogs and making a gun. Highly accessible and profusely illustrated, this timeless handbook will be of utility to novice metalworkers and would make for a worthy addition to collections of allied literature. Contents include: "The Smith", "There are Smiths and Smiths", "Intemperance", "Incompetency", "Religion", "A Modern Guild", "Taxation Will Never Raise the Standard of a Mechanic", "Literature", "The Shop", "The Anvil", "Coal Box", "Tool Tables", "The Hammer", "The Sledge", "How to Make a Hammer", et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on metal work.

Popular Science

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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.