Jake Sasseville may be the most famous guy you've never heard of. Slightly Famous charts Jake's improbable rise to (slight) fame. At 21, he broke into Hollywood as the youngest host ever on late-night broadcast TV when his show The Edge launched after Jimmy Kimmel Live! on ABC affiliates. Months later, it crashed, burned, and Jake lost it all. Experience success from the inside of failure, as Jake shares his ridiculous tactics to win million-dollar deals, find out why Chelsea Handler hates his guts, why he wears pajamas to business meetings and how he turned his business (and his life) around after becoming a "has been" at age 22. In this deliciously absurd collection that is as hilarious as it is raw, Jake brings you inside the life of a Hollywood outsider. When he launches high-profile PR stunts, he enlists his famous friends like Rainn Wilson (The Office) to help. When his business nearly goes bankrupt, a chance meeting with a billionaire in London leads to $100,000 and a flight to a private island compound. Whether he's negotiating with AirTran Airways to give him an unlimited supply of first-class airline tickets or convincing the CEO of a hotel empire in San Francisco to give him a penthouse suite for a year, Jake's colorful life makes way for pearls of wisdom on life, business, and spirituality. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jake Sasseville. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/003364/bk_acx0_003364_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Last Layover is a fiction novel based on real places and potential scenarios where an out of control government pushes America to the brink of financial and social collapse. This vulnerable state allows the unthinkable to happen, causing the comfort, security, and conveniences of our modern first world society to quickly come to an end. Imagine yourself far from home when the world suddenly changes. Just think back to Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Sandy, and other such recent events, and you can see just how quickly society breaks down. Those situations even occurred with the nature of the emergency being confined to one specific geographic area, where help is just the next town or state away. Now also think about how that scene would play out if help was not going to come. What about all of those modern conveniences of society like ATM's, debit/credit card readers, cell phones, and the Internet? What if it all went down while you were away from home? What about our food supply chain? How much food does your family have at home to get them through if the shelves were to go empty? Do you have what it takes to defend yourself and those around you when society takes an ugly turn and violence becomes necessary for survival? In The Last Layover, an airline crew finds themselves on an overnight layover in New York City, far from their homes, when a series of events take place that bring our modern society to its knees. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joshua Bangle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/038386/bk_acx0_038386_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
While millions of consumers carry on unaware, powerful companies are racing to gain more knowledge and data than anyone, including any government, has ever had. The goal is to understand consumer behavior and desires, from mundane matters to our most private and intimate affairs. This massive trove of data represents an immense prize for these companies. In economic terms it is one of the most valuable assets on the planet. In All You Can Pay, Anna Bernasek and D. T. Mongan show how companies use what they know about you to determine how much you are willing to pay for certain products and services. Colleges calculate the price you pay based on the information revealed in the application almost all parents submit for federal aid. Hotels, sports events, and health products and services are also using this strategy. The price of everything online - from airline tickets to toilet paper - now fluctuates from moment to moment. Through a toxic combination of price discrimination and cutting-edge technology, sellers can instantly change the price they charge an individual based on their calculations of demand and supply at that point in time. Online stores use your zip code to charge you a different price from someone in another zip code. Bernasek and Mongan offer a dire warning and demonstrate how big data threatens the very icon of the American way: the free market. The ability to understand consumers on a granular level, in real time, and simultaneously to customize the price each person is offered shifts the balance of power away from the consumer so dramatically that the freedom of markets is at risk. The trend is alarming, and, if left unchecked, the destination is clear. Yet consumers and companies can still choose a different path, and in this chilling and illuminating book, Bernasek and Mongan show us how. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tavia Gilbert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/001620/bk_gdan_001620_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Seminar paper from the year 2016 in the subject Business economics - Supply, Production, Logistics, grade: 1,7, University of applied sciences, Cologne, language: English, abstract: The paper provides insight into hub-and-spoke and point-to-point logistics of the airline industry. The author weighs up the advantages and disadvantages of both strategies.This paper is dedicated to the most applied international logistic network systems, which are: hub-and-spoke and point-to-points. Airlines use these strategic networks in order to reduce different types of costs, optimize their network and flexibility of flight operations. The author elaborates on the different network strategies by putting his focus on one of the biggest German and European airline Lufthansa.
This book focuses on strategical procurement and strategical outsourcing in the airline sector. It discusses how aviation firms implement procurement and outsourcing in order to add competitive values to the entire supply chain. Moreover, the overall image that emerges from the literature is positive where it stands for how vital and essential procurement and outsourcing consideration can be to any firm.
In This book use for Uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs) are widely used to supply critical loads, such as airline computers and life-support systems in hospitals, providing protection against power failure or anomalies of power-line voltage.In general, there are two types of traditional single phase UPSs. The first one couples a battery bank to a half or full-bridge inverter with a low-frequency transformer. In this type of UPSs, the ac output voltage is higher than that of the battery bank, thus, a step-up transformer is required to boost voltage. Due to the presence of the step-up transformer, the inverter current is much higher than the load current, causing high current stress on the switches of the inverter. The transformer also increases the weight, volume, and cost of the systemIn this type of UPSs, the additional booster is needed, leading to high cost and low efficiency. The controlling of the switches in the booster also complicates the system. The dead time in the pulse width-modulation (PWM). The proposed method is also implemented on hardware by using power electronic devices such as MOSFET and PIC controller for production of control signals.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Vologda Air (Vologda State Air Enterprise) is an airline based in Vologda, Russia. It operates scheduled domestic and regional passenger services. It was formerly the Aeroflot Vologda division.An airline provides air transport services for passengers or freight, generally with a recognized operating certificate or license. Airlines lease or own their aircraft with which to supply these services and may form partnerships or alliances with other airlines for mutual benefit.
Revision with unchanged content. Recently, revenue management has become popular in many industries such as the airline, the supply chain, and the transportation industry. Decision makers realize that even small improvements in their operations can have a significant impact on their profits. Nevertheless, determining pricing and inventory optimal policies in more realistic settings may not be a tractable task. Ignoring the potential inaccuracy of parameters may lead to a solution that actually performs poorly, or even that violates some constraints. Finally, competitors impact a supplier's best strategy by influencing her demand, revenues, and field of possible actions. Taking a game theoretic approach and determining the equilibrium of the system can help understand its state in the long run. This book presents a continuous time optimal control model for studying a dynamic pricing and inventory control problem in a make-to-stock multi-product capacitated manufacturing system, in the presence of data uncertainty, and in a duopoly setting. The book is addressed to professionals in the Revenue Management and Pricing industry and researchers in Operations Research, Operations Management, and Industrial Engineering.
The history of civil aviation in India began in December 1912, with the opening of the first domestic air route between Karachi and Delhi. Thereafter, air travel remains a large and growing industry. It facilitates economic growth, world trade, international investment and tourism and is therefore central to the globalization taking place in many other industries. As the economies of developing countries grow, their own citizens are already becoming the new international tourists of the future. The more rise in demand for the air services, the more is the supply. The urge to provide more better and better services with the zeal of high profit inducing market players join the regime of Airline Industry. The Competition Act was part of the process of reform to ensure that Indian markets are competitive and that the benefits of competition go to consumer welfare and economic efficiency. To ensure that the benefits do go to the right channels the two pre-requisites are the Competition Policy and Competition Law. Competition Policy advocates that the government policy should be to shed controls and restrictions, avoid barriers to entry and should be pro-competition.