Forbes To The Limits

Author: James M. Clash

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471471660

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Following modern executives as they push themselves to thelimits in life and in business In To the Limits, adventure writer Jim Clash examines thephenomenon of corporate leaders and millionaires who test theirlimits through high-end, risky adventure-and links the life andbusiness lessons they have learned along the way. Based on hispopular column in Forbes, Clash details his own exotic adventuresand includes anecdotes from high-profile, daredevil executives whoshare his passion for adventure-from flying to the edge of space84,000 feet up (Dennis Tito, Chief Executive of WilshireAssociates), to climbing 20,000-foot mountain peaks (TimothyForbes, Chief Operating Officer of Forbes, Inc.), to racingopen-wheel cars (Mark Patterson, Vice Chairman of Credit SuisseFirst Boston), to swimming at the North Pole (Geoffrey Kent, ChiefExecutive of Abercrombie & Kent). Clash's dramatic narrativealso explores the powerful connection between extreme success inbusiness and in life, and covers topics such as risk-taking,testing personal limits, and dealing with decision-makingresponsibilities. James M. Clash (New York, NY) covers mutual funds forForbes magazine and writes a popular column called "The Adventurer"for Forbes Global. An avid wilderness enthusiast, he is a Fellow inthe Explorers Club who has undertaken a number of unforgettablechallenges-he has climbed the Matterhorn, ridden in a MiG jetfighter at two-and-a-half-times the speed of sound, driven Indycars at upwards of 180 mph, climbed virgin mountains in Antarctica,and has visited the North Pole twice. Clash has also interviewedlegendary adventurers such as Buzz Aldrin, Sir Roger Bannister, SirEdmund Hillary, and four-time Indy 500 winner Rick Mears-all ofwhom are included in this book.
Transport Infrastructure and Systems

Author: Gianluca Dell'Acqua

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781315281889

Category: Science

Page: 1134

View: 415

Transport Infrastructure Asset management in transport infrastructure, financial viability of transport engineering projects/ Life cycle Cost Analysis, Life-Cycle Assessment and Sustainability Assessment of transport infrastructure/ Infrastructures financing and pricing with equity appraisal, operation optimization and energy management/ Low-Volume roads: planning, maintenance, operations, environmental and social issues/ Public-Private Partnership (PPP) experience in transport infrastructure in different countries and economic conditions/ Airport Pavement Management Systems, runway design and maintenance/ Port maintenance and development issues, technology relating to cargo handling, landside access, cruise operations/ Infrastructure Building Information Modelling (I-BIM) / Pavement design and innovative bituminous materials/ Recycling and re-use in road pavements, environmentally sustainable technologies/ Stone pavements, ancient roads and historic railways/ Cementitious stabilization of materials used in the rehabilitation of transportation infrastructure. Transport Systems Sustainable transport and the environment protection including green vehicles/ Urban transport, land use development, spatial and transport planning/ Bicycling, bike, bike-sharing systems, cycling mobility/ Human factor in transport systems/ Intelligent Mobility: emerging technologies to enable the smarter movement of people and goods/Airport landside: access roads, parking facilities, terminal facilities, aircraft apron and the azdjacent taxiway/ Transportation policy, planning and design, modelling and decision making/ Transport economics, finance and pricing issues, optimization problems, equity appraisal/ Road safety impact assessments, road safety audits, the management of road network safety and safety inspections/ Tunnels and underground structures: preventing incidents-accidents mitigating their effects for both people and goods/ Traffic flow characteristics, traffic control devices, work zone traffic control, highway capacity and quality of service/ Track-vehicle interactions in railway systems, capacity analysis of railway networks/ Risk assessment and safety in air and railway transport, reliability aspects/ Maritime transport and inland waterways transport research/ Intermodal freight transport: terminals and logistics.