Monthly Archives: November 2012

Cultural, Historical, and Political Implications of Water

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Drinking Water

Thursday, November 29 2012 by Frank Stasio and Nicole Campbell

When your body’s feeling crummy, someone will likely tell you to remedy it by drinking more water. Whether it’s for clearer skin or lower anxiety, people have a lot of faith in the healing power of this liquid. But water isn’t a plentiful cure-all everywhere. For many people living in places bordered by water masses, it’s hard to gain access to this necessity. In his latest book, “Drinking Water: A History” (The Overlook Press/2012), James Salzman explores the cultural, historical and political implications of water around the world. James Salzman is a professor in environmental policy at Duke University’s School of Law, and he joins host Frank Stasio today in the studio.

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Book Review: Pushback

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Stand Your Ground

Learn to get not just what you need, but what you want

October 19, 2012 at 5:28 pm by TU Magazines

By Brianna Snyder/Women@Work

“If there was ever a time for women to push back, it’s now,” writes Selena Rezvani in Pushback: How Smart Women Ask — and Stand Up — for What They Want. Rezvani, a business columnist, commentator and writer for the Washington Post, NPR and Forbes, gives it to us straight: Women are too nice, and nice girls finish last.

“We’re the largest, most bankable talent pipeline: women make up more than half of the U.S. labor force,” she writes. But, “Despite some of our gains, women continue to make up a meager portion of senior leaders in government, business, and even in those fields that are female dominated.”

The Transformative CEO Book Signing

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Author Reiss has signing at Books on the Common

By The Ridgefield Press on November 26, 2012 in Business

Author Robert Reiss with local residents John Racy, Barbara Reiss and John McVeigh

Books on the Common recently hosted a book signing for Robert Reiss, a Ridgefield resident, co-author of McGraw-Hill’s new business book The Transformative CEO, released in June.

Mr. Reiss, who was recently featured on CNBC’s Squawk Box talking about the new leadership category of Transformative CEOs, provides this definition: “A transformative CEO creates new value that reinvigorates a company, reinvents an industry or reboots society.