Sugar substitutes have been a part of American life since saccharin was introduced at the 1893 World's Fair. In Empty Pleasures, the first history of artificial sweeteners in America, Carolyn de la Pena blends popular culture with business and women's history, examining the invention, production, marketing, regulation, and consumption of sugar substitutes such as saccharin, Sucaryl, NutraSweet, and Splenda. She describes how saccharin, an accidental laboratory by-product, was transformed from a perceived adulterant into a healthy ingredient. As food producers and pharmaceutical companies worked together to create diet products, savvy women's magazine writers and editors promoted artificially sweetened foods as ideal, modern weight-loss aids, and early diet-plan entrepreneurs built menus and fortunes around pleasurable dieting made possible by artificial sweeteners .NutraSweet, Splenda, and their predecessors have enjoyed enormous success by promising that Americans, especially women, can "have their cake and eat it too," but Empty Pleasures argues that these "sweet cheats" have fostered troubling and unsustainable eating habits and that the promises of artificial sweeteners are ultimately too good to be true. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Navida Stein. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002723/bk_adbl_002723_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is the book every sales manager wishes they had - before they accepted the job. The advice within acts as a 24/7 coach for beleaguered sales leaders dealing with perplexing dilemmas. Sales leaders (managers, directors, and vice presidents) advocate for and often succeed in getting sales training for their reps, but when they request sales management training for themselves, the answer is often no. This lack of formal instruction lowers their chances of success. Drawn from the author's experiences as a sales manager, sales management consultant, and coach, The Sales Leader's Problem Solver offers guidance on solving common but difficult issues with the salesperson who: Sells inconsistently. Cheats on sales contests. Doesn't enter data in the CRM. Calls only on the largest or easiest clients. Won't prospect for new business. By providing a consistent format to follow, Suzanne Paling will help any sales leader level-headedly deal with any challenge by: Clarifying the issue. Creating a plan. Presenting a solution to executives. Discussing the issue with the rep(s) in question. The Sales Leader's Problem Solver is a powerful tool that will help new and experienced sales managers lead their teams and develop their reputations as fair, effective, no-nonsense problem solvers. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joyce Bean. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/008679/bk_brll_008679_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.