Joseph John Maddon, Jr. is an American professional baseball manager for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball. Previously, he managed the Tampa Bay Rays and the Chicago Cubs.

  • Managing Millennials for Dummies

    Everything you need to harness Millennial potential., is the field guide to people-management in the modern workplace. Packed with insight, advice, personal anecdotes, and practical guidance, this book shows you how to manage your Millennial workers and teach them how to manage themselves. You’ll learn just what makes them tick–they’re definitely not the workers of yesteryear–and how to uncover the deeply inspirational talent they have hiding not far below the surface. Best practices and proven strategies from Google, Netflix, LinkedIn, and other top employers provide real-world models for effective management, and new research on first-wave versus second-wave Millennials helps you parse the difference between your new hires and more experienced workers. You’ll learn why flex time, social media, dress code, and organizational structure are shifting, and answer the all-important question: ,?,Millennials are the product of a different time, with different values, different motivations, and different wants–and in the U.S., they now make up the majority of the workforce. This book shows you how to bring out their best and discover just how much they’re really capable of.,The pop culture narrative would have us believe that Millennials are entitled, lazy, spoiled brats–but the that couldn’t be further from the truth. They are the generation of change: highly adaptive, bright, and quick to take on a challenge. Like any generation of workers, performance lies in management–if you’re not getting what you need from your Millennials, it’s time to learn how to lead them the way they need to be led. , is your handbook for allowing them to exceed your expectations.

  • Travels with Charley

    In September 1960, John Steinbeck embarked on a journey across America. He felt that he might have lost touch with the country, with its speech, the smell of its grass and trees, its color and quality of light, the pulse of its people. To reassure himself, he set out on a voyage of rediscovery of the American identity, accompanied by a distinguished French poodle named Charley; and riding in a three-quarter-ton pickup truck named Rocinante. ,His course took him through almost forty states: northward from Long Island to Maine; through the Midwest to Chicago; onward by way of Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana (with which he fell in love), and Idaho to Seattle, south to San Francisco and his birthplace, Salinas; eastward through the Mojave, New Mexico, Arizona, to the vast hospitality of Texas, to New Orleans and a shocking drama of desegregation; finally, on the last leg, through Alabama, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey to New York.,Travels with Charley in Search of America is an intimate look at one of America’s most beloved writers in the later years of his life???a self-portrait of a man who never wrote an explicit autobiography. Written during a time of upheaval and racial tension in the South???which Steinbeck witnessed firsthand???Travels with Charley is a stunning evocation of America on the eve of a tumultuous decade. This Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition also features French flaps and deckle-edged paper.,For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.