Braun Ink Limited Edition Books

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Little Did We Know:

Financing the Trans Alaska Pipeline

by John Miller

The true, detailed, and humorous story of financing and building the Trans Alaska Pipeline as told by John Miller, an engineer turned financier. He brilliantly raised many billions of dollars only to get fired by BP as soon as oil started flowing through the pipeline. Hard cover, detailed yet fun.

Great for anyone in Finance or the Oil & Gas Industry.

LuvFromLily

LuvFromLily:

Choosing to Live in Love, Not Fear

by Lily Derwin with Bill Derwin

When Lily Derwin is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, she undergoes a shift experience where she decides to live entirely in love. Lily writes about her four-point plan for living in love not fear, which includes Love & Positivity; Faith & Spirituality; Owning Her Journey; Giving & Gratitude. Beautifully produced, high-quality.

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Aging with Attitude:

108 Adventures, 45 Countries, 7 Continents, From Age 51 to the High 80s and Beyond

by Bob Gries

Bob tells tales of his remarkable mountain climbing, biking, and long-distance running adventures around the world. Incredibly, he didn’t start his 108 adventures until age 51. This story is about aging with a sense of adventure. Beautifully produced soft-cover book with gorgeous full-color photos.

Great for Athletes & Adventurers!

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Five Generations:

175 Years of Love for Cleveland

by Bob Gries

Bob tells the stories of five generations of his family, from the first Jewish settler in Cleveland to his relatives who were founders of the Cleveland Browns football team. This includes a never-before-told story of the relocation of the Browns in the 1990s. Hard cover, classic traditional feel.

Great for people who love Cleveland (and the Browns).

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One Thing Led to Another:

Life, Truth, and Bobby Jones

by John Burns

John is one of the largest collectors of golf memorabilia, and his Bobby Jones Collection is a true treasure. Readers learn about the collector, the act of collecting, and the collection itself. Beautiful, large coffee-table book with incredible photos and golf art.

Great for Golfers and Art Collectors.

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Planes, Trains, Automobiles & More:

Frederick J. Hooven and his Brilliant Inventions

by Becca Braun with Foreword by Mike Hooven

Becca writes about 20th-century Ohio inventor and Wright-brothers protégé, Frederick J. Hooven. He invented the SHORAN bombsight, the radio direction finder, and led engineering for Ford’s first unibody car, the Falcon. He was friends with the Wright brothers and Amelia Earhart. A fun, inspiring celebration of invention & engineering.

Great for Engineers & Inventors.

Using Comic Books in the Classroom

When using a comic book, business educators have the opportunity to develop these business competencies in students. Such competencies are in high demand in the business workplace.

Ask students to:

  • SUMMARIZE and SYNTHESIZE the actions, images, people, and topics.
  • DEVELOP ARGUMENTS about and CRITICALLY APPRAISE key actions and decisions made by executives.
  • OFFER SUPPORT for their arguments using text and facts.
  • REFLECT ON how the comic book characters’ views and actions compare and contrast to their own.
  • SHOW CURIOSITY about business leaders through asking questions of the main subject/CEO, if the LIVE VIDEO VISIT option is chosen by educators.

Using CEO Memoirs & Biographies in the Classroom

Memoirs and biographies combine the case method with more immersive and experiential learning because readers are immersed in the story and narrative. Narratives are arguably the most effective way to teach and learn in general. Studies have shown that students consistently recall information tied to storytelling better than material presented without storytelling. Organizational psychologists have found that learning from a well-told story is remembered “far longer” than learning derived from facts and figures and that facts are 20 times more likely to be remembered if they’re part of a story.

Braun Collection books and comic books enable business educators to use narrative to enhance the learning experience of their students. Further, it seems that people who read narratives that “oscillate” (i.e., the narratives do not offer a story of clear ascent or descent but rather a story of oscillating successes and failures) have better resilience later in their own lives and careers when making their own decisions. This is because they have reference points (the prior narratives) that consist of patterns of oscillation as opposed to clear-cut ascent or descent2. As we know in real life, decisions rarely involve clear-cut ascent or descent situations. Braun Collection materials do  show neither deeply flawed heroes nor perfect decision makers, rather people who deal with the ups and downs of the issues and
opportunities in their lives and careers.

When using a True Business Adventure Tale (CEO memoir or biography), business educators have the opportunity to develop these business competencies in students. Such competencies are in high demand in the business workplace.

Ask students to:

  • SUMMARIZE the actions, people, and topics and SYNTHESIZE all the information into the theme of the book. Synthesizing key topics and themes is important in business.
  • DEVELOP ARGUMENTS about and CRITICALLY APPRAISE key actions and decisions made by executives. Being able to develop and appraise various actions is important in business.
  • OFFER SUPPORT for their arguments using text and facts as opposed to pure opinion and conjecture. Knowing how to offer factual, even if not scientific, evidence is important in business.
  • REFLECT ON how the subjects and authors views and actions compare and contrast to their own. A level of appropriate reflection is shown to build a level of warmth and relationships that matter for business.
  • SHOW CURIOSITY about business leaders through asking questions of the authors, if the LIVE VIDEO VISIT option is chosen by educators. Asking good questions is a vital business skill.