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Empire-Building

The act or practice of a manager or employee attempting to increase his/her influence over the company for which he/she works without regard for what is best for the company. A variety of factors may influence empire-building, such as the possibility for a higher salary or simply the prestige that comes from being an important person. Empire-building is frowned upon in most sectors, as it does not benefit shareholders and can in fact harm them if an empire-builder is neglecting the actual business at hand.
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Empire builders are driven to take over headcount, information, budgets, decision rights, or other resources.
But exile has been as much a part of the American story as the rags-to-riches dream, and Chaplin's life has many other valuable lessons for us--about the way we see the empire builder and magnate, the outsider and vagabond.
This Empire Builder route begins in the town of Minor, North Dakota, which sprang to life with the arrival of the Great Northern Railroad in 1886.
Amtrak will resume operating the Empire Builder (Trains 7/27 & 8/28) on its regular schedule and route in both directions, effective with the departures of Jan.
Leavenworth is now poised to welcome visitors from communities between Seattle, Chicago and beyond aboard the Empire Builder, Amtrak's most heavily patronized long distance train.
Amtrak will continue to temporarily detour the westbound Empire Builder (Train 7/27) in North Dakota due to ongoing BNSF Railway construction work.
An expanded partnership between Amtrak and Jefferson Lines now takes passengers to and from the Amtrak Empire Builder trains in Williston, N.
As per the recent declaration from railroad, Amtrak would be momentarily alter its Empire Builder schedule west of St.
The second part of a panoramic Hollywood trilogy that began with ``The Dream Merchants,'' ``The Carpetbaggers'' focused on a ruthlessly ambitious empire builder whose domain straddled the worlds of film, finance, aviation and Las Vegas gambling.
Regular and decaffeinated varieties of the coffee are available on Amtrak's long distance trains including the Silver Service (New York - Miami), the Southwest Chief (Chicago - Los Angeles), the Empire Builder (Chicago - Seattle) and Coast Starlight (Los Angeles - Seattle) as well as the Carolinian (New York - Charlotte, N.
Amtrak Empire Builder trains will operate on a modified schedule, starting April 15, with most of the change affecting passengers between St.