The Charts were an American doo-wop group of the s, most famous for their recording "Deserie". They were signed to the Everlast label, owned by Bobby Robinson 's brother Danny, who released their first single "Deserie" in May The song's authorship was credited to Cooper and Johnson, although singer Joe Grier later claimed that he had written the song along with the group's other material. The record was No. After a few more singles for Everlast, the original Charts disbanded in when Grier went into the service.
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Until the pop music charts were notoriously unreliable. Paying off record store employees with free albums, concert tickets and even vacations and washing machines was the standard music-business method of manipulating record sales figures. Even the Billboard magazine charts, considered the most prestigious in the business, were compiled from store managers' oral reports, which were inaccurate to begin with and easily swayed. That was before Soundscan. Five years ago, this company in Hartsdale, N. Soundscan added a legitimacy and authority to the charts. Payoffs became a thing of the past. That may be true, but like accountants searching for loopholes in a tax law, there are those in the music business who have found ways to exploit even Soundscan's sophisticated system. Before , a single had never e'tered the pop charts in any of the top five positions in its first week of release.
All rights reserved. Extreme heat kills hundreds every year across the U. Without any action to stop climate change, the global average temperature is expected to rise 7. Many parts of the country are going to experience over a month more sweltering days by , and some of the largest metro areas will be baking for almost half the year. Presidio county in Texas is predicted to go from 41 to 97 dangerous days per year. When the combined heat index reaches 90F, many groups of people are at serious risk.
Many executives invest considerable resources in restructuring their companies, drawing and redrawing organizational charts only to be disappointed by the results. Often what needs attention is the informal organization, the networks of relationships that employees form across functions and divisions to accomplish tasks fast. These informal networks can cut through formal reporting procedures to jump start stalled initiatives and meet extraordinary deadlines. Learning how to map these social links can help managers harness the real power in their companies and revamp their formal organizations to let the informal ones thrive. If the formal organization is the skeleton of a company, the informal is the central nervous system driving the collective thought processes, actions, and reactions of its business units. Designed to facilitate standard modes of production, the formal organization is set up to handle easily anticipated problems. But when unexpected problems arise, the informal organization kicks in. Its complex webs of social ties form every time colleagues communicate and solidify over time into surprisingly stable networks. Highly adaptive, informal networks move diagonally and elliptically, skipping entire functions to get work done.