With unmatched access to players, fellow coaches, executives, the reporters who covered the Niners’ heyday, and Walsh himself, Harris recounts how Walsh, through tactical and organizational genius, created a football juggernaut. There were also the demons that pushed and haunted Walsh throughout his career: his clash with his former mentor, Paul Brown, who denied Walsh his first pro head-coaching job with the Cincinnati Bengals; Walsh’s struggle with self-doubt and criticism; the toll his single-minded devotion to football exacted on his family; and his complex relationship with the Forty Niners’ owner, Edward DeBartolo, Jr.
Walsh’s pre-Niners coaching odyssey was arduous–a longtime assistant coach, he developed his legendary and now-standard pass-oriented West Coast offense during stops at all levels of the game. Despite never having run a team’s draft before, Walsh, along with his right-hand man John McVay, quickly built the foundation for a dynasty by drafting or trading for a durable core of stars, including Joe Montana, Fred Dean, Hacksaw Reynolds, Dwight Clark, and Ronnie Lott. (Walsh would later restock the team with such players as Jerry Rice, Steve Young, and Charles Haley.) The key to Walsh’s genius perhaps lay in his keen understanding of his athletes’ psyches–he knew what brought out the best in each of them. But the scope of Walsh’s impact on the game extended well beyond the field and locker room. The Forty Niners’ life-skills counseling program, which Walsh spearheaded with the sports sociologist and activist Dr. Harry Edwards, and the internship program Walsh devised to bring minority coaches into the game have since been adopted by the NFL for all league franchises.
In the annals of sport, few individuals have had as great an impact on their game–or on its relevance to life outside the lines–as Bill Walsh. With knowledge, skill, passion, and a critical eye, David Harris reveals the brilliant man behind the coaching legend.
The vision Bill Walsh brought to all his pioneering efforts was a function of his perception of himself as someone who was far more than a football coach. He cherished his standing and participation in the larger world outside the NFL and nurtured them at every opportunity.
“Knowing Bill Walsh was kind of like the blind man describing an elephant,” one of the sportswriters who covered him observed. “We all knew just one little piece of him. But he had all these other areas we knew nothing about. He dealt with lots of people outside of football, outside of our scope entirely. He was able to deal with politicians, people who were intellects in other areas. They were impressed by him.”
–from The Genius
From the Hardcover edition.
Beginning with digital logic gates and progressing to the design of combinational and sequential circuits, the book uses these fundamental building blocks as the basis for the design of an actual MIPS processor. It provides practical examples of how to interface with peripherals using RS232, SPI, motor control, interrupts, wireless, and analog-to-digital conversion. SystemVerilog and VHDL are integrated throughout the text in examples illustrating the methods and techniques for CAD-based circuit design. There are also additional exercises and new examples of parallel and advanced architectures, practical I/O applications, embedded systems, and heterogeneous computing, plus a new appendix on C programming to strengthen the connection between programming and processor architecture.
This new edition will appeal to professional computer engineers and to students taking a course that combines digital logic and computer architecture.Updated based on instructor feedback with more exercises and new examples of parallel and advanced architectures, practical I/O applications, embedded systems, and heterogeneous computingPresents digital system design examples in both VHDL and SystemVerilog (updated for the second edition from Verilog), shown side-by-side to compare and contrast their strengthsIncludes a new chapter on C programming to provide necessary prerequisites and strengthen the connection between programming and processor architectureCompanion Web site includes links to Xilinx CAD tools for FPGA design, lecture slides, laboratory projects, and solutions to exercisesInstructors can also register at textbooks.elsevier.com for access to: Solutions to all exercises (PDF), Lab materials with solutions, HDL for textbook examples and exercise solutions, Lecture slides (PPT), Sample exams, Sample course syllabus, Figures from the text (JPG, PPT)
CIMA examiner, it’s packed with useful hints and tips that will help you: * improve the way you study * find out just what the examiners are looking for * avoid the most common pitfalls * earn all the marks you deserve
Illustrated throughout, and with summarising mind-maps at the end of each chapter, this book will give you the best possible chance of passing your CIMA exams – first time!
‘Writing a CIMA exam is difficult if you do not know how to approach it. David really makes it easy by giving step-by-step advice about understanding what the examiner wants, how to make best use of your time and how to structure your answer in such a way that maximum marks can be scored.’ Henry van Rooyen, Business Manager & TOPCIMA student
‘Pass First Time! gives an insight into the way examiners think and what they want from the students. It also gives tips on study techniques and time keeping, making it a very useful read.’ Alina V S-Botha, CIMA Lecturer, South Africa
David R Harris is a management consultant, freelance lecturer, author and CIMA examiner. David specialises in advising smaller organisations on strategy. Neil Sullivan is a freelance author and illustrator with many years’ experience in advertising.There are 90,000 CIMA students in the UK studying independently and needing practical advice on how to learn, take exams, and succeed: this book is the only book on the market that provides this advice tailored specifically for their examsWritten by a CIMA examiner and tutor, giving real-life guidance "from the horse's mouth"Full of illustrations, mind-maps and cartoons to illustrate how best to learn in a user-friendly way
Number one was public speaking.
"That means a majority of people would rather be in the casket than doing the eulogy," to paraphrase Seinfeld's joke.
You may have picked this book up for a number of reasons. Maybe you're going to make a big speech at a wedding, family gathering, work meeting, or elsewhere. Maybe you just want a boost to your self-confidence and make yourself a more charismatic speaker.
You could just be a really big fan of my work, perhaps.
Regardless of what it is, thank you for choosing Move the Crowd: The Art of Influencing People Through Public Speaking. In this book, we'll get to the root of the problem that causes the fear of public speaking, increase your positive thinking, give you exercises to fine tune your voice and presence, and much more!
By the time you finish this audiobook, you'll feel more at ease and comfortable speaking in front of small and large groups alike.
There's nothing to fear speaking in front of people, and my hope as we go through the finer points of public speaking together is to ease those fears and bring out a more confident you.
The hardest part of change is getting started, so let's not waste any more time!
Social media has reached into and altered the world of online advertising forever. Companies are no longer limited to sidebar ads, banner ads, or the dreaded pop-up ads.
Now, with social media, brands can be personalized and interact with their audiences one on one. Arguably, social media gives a face to normally faceless companies. In return, fans might feel they have a better opportunity to influence the company and improve its future endeavors.
There's a lot to be gained for businesspeople and entrepreneurs through social media marketing. In this book you'll learn how to harness the power of the personalized platform.
Often, women become so consumed with their roles as mothers, daughters, and working women that they start ignoring their husband’s intimate needs, which only they can fulfill. Inadvertently, they end up pushing their husband away and he starts feeling dejected. This has a ripple effect, where everything in your married life is affected because of the lack of sex.
So, as a woman, it is up to you to decide how you want to go about fulfilling your husband’s most intimate need. And in this invaluable short read we will discuss 7 keys to fulfilling this basic need. Enjoy.
It's not my intention to start a political discussion about the rights and wrongs of national or international fiscal policies. I do not wish to delve into the wheeler-dealing of money markets and the distribution of corporate wealth.
Nope. That is not what this book is about.
Nevertheless, I will challenge the statement that 'Greed is good.' And by so doing, explain how I believe we can all, on a very personal level, benefit from a philosophy that is quite the opposite.
Indeed, I am going to show you how generosity expedites wealth creation. But to do that, first we need to understand what generosity is.
There is some virtue that drew you to that special woman in your life, and if you continue to see that value in her, why not commit all that you are, and all that you have to her. This book is my attempt to sound an alarm for my brothers to love these women or leave them alone. Do not trifle with their hearts any longer. They are awakening to the fact that some will never come around, and are wearied by hopes that have been repeatedly dashed to the ground. Nobody’s saying you need to get married if you are not ready, but if she is, you have some real soul searching to do, and I hope this little book will help.
The chapter titles are each power statements to represent the mindset of some women who are ready for a commitment, or to move on with their lives – NOW.
Women are devoted creatures and might even play along for a while, hoping their man might see the light she is shining upon him. A mature man will open his eyes and peer into the light. He will let it penetrate his mind and heart. It will create the eternal bond, which will carry the happy couple to overwhelming happiness. The fact is that many women are patient to a fault. They convince themselves that they can work with guys who seem to be taking a bit longer to commit to marriage. So men, do not let this opportunity slip through your fingers due to a lack of courage or insecure feelings. Seize the moment your woman is granting you now and live a blissful life.
Fresh Perspectives: Bible Stories Voiced by the Voiceless, Volume 2 (Part of the Endless Book Series) is written from the perspective of the Ground Beneath the Feet of the Adulterous Woman written of in John 8:1-11. The Lord has much to say to all in the story of an adulteress, and the Ground can give us a fresh perspective.
In this book I interview one woman, a productivity expert, who gives her ideas and opinions of what women can do to become more productive in their lives. Also, it gives you some ideas about what women should not do.