Friday, July 30, 2010

2500 Keywords to Get You Hired

Jay A. Block, Michael Betrus, "2500 Keywords to Get You Hired"
McGraw-Hill | 2002 | ISBN: 0071406735 | 224 pages | PDF | 1,9 MB

Now that 70 percent of job searches are conducted online, and resumes are processed by computers programmed to scan for keywords, knowing the right keywords??or buzzwords associated with a profession, industry, or job function??and how to use them effectively has never been a more critical job-search skill.
The most comprehensive reference of its kind, this powerful resume-writing resource gives readers instant access to 2,500 indispensable keywords germane to 300 careers in nine employment categories??from business, the law, and health care, to the arts, education and media??and shows how to use them effectively.
In 2,500 Keywords to Get You Hired, readers will find:
* Keywords for hundreds of individual careers
* A complete listing of critical keywords for each career
* Boxed examples demonstrating how keywords can be deployed strategically in a resume
* Sample resumes incorporating keywords


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Joomla! E-Commerce with VirtueMart

Joomla! E-Commerce with VirtueMart By Suhreed Sarkar
Publisher: Packt Publishing 2009 | 476 Pages | ISBN: 1847196748 | PDF | 19 MB



Build feature-rich online stores with Joomla! 1.0/1.5 and VirtueMart 1.1.x
Build your own e-commerce web site from scratch by adding features step-by-step to an example e-commerce web site
Configure the shop, build product catalogues, configure user registration settings for VirtueMart to take orders from around the world
Manage customers, orders, and a variety of currencies to provide the best customer service
Handle shipping in all situations and deal with sales tax rules
Covers customization of site look and feel and localization of VirtueMart

In Detail
VirtueMart is a widely used component for adding e-commerce to a Joomla! site. VirtueMart covers all the aspects of e-commerce in an easy-to-use fashion and allows administrators to configure the various factors such as those of the shop, selling workflow, payment, products, and more. It also has many other features, which include managing customers and orders, so that every aspect of the shop is handled on-line for your comfort.
This book demonstrates the setting up of an on-line Joomla! e-commerce site from scratch using VirtueMart. It focuses specifically on e-commerce and VirtueMart. It teaches all the aspects of quickly setting up a feature-packed, easy-to-build e-commerce site--from basic installation and configuration of Joomla and VirtueMart through adding features step-by-step to an example web site to deployment.
The book begins with an introduction to VirtueMart with an explanation of its capabilities and how you can use it to earn money from your Joomla! site. This is followed by the necessary installation and configuration of Joomla! and VirtueMart to enable you to lay the foundation of your web site. Then it explains configuration of the VirtueMart store, which includes payment and shipping methods, configuring zones, and currencies.
The book then looks at managing products, customers, and orders, and customizing the web site appearance, all through demonstration so that you can build your own store with minimum effort, investment, and time. It also illustrates the promotion and public-relations factors such as banner ads, featured products, coupons, and more, so that you can build a wide customer base. It follows this up with examples of more advanced features such as localization and using extensions for bulk import/export of products to your VirtueMart shop, to suit your individual store needs. Maintenance, troubleshooting, and security, which are essential for running your site, are also explained. There is also an Appendix provided for configuring shipping and payment modules.

Magento: Beginner's Guide

Magento: Beginner's Guide By William Rice
Publisher: Packt Publishing 2009 | 300 Pages | ISBN: 1847195946 | PDF | 11 MB



Create a dynamic, fully featured, online store with the most powerful open source e-commerce software
Step-by-step guide to building your own online store
Focuses on the key features of Magento that you must know to get your store up and running
Customize the store's appearance to make it uniquely yours
Clearly illustrated with screenshots and a working example

In Detail
Magento is the world's most evolved e-commerce solution. It runs on the Apache/MySQL/PHP platform. From one installation, you can control multiple storefronts, all sharing customer and product information. Magento's templates and themes enable you to customize the look and feel of your store, even optimizing it for mobile phones. Extensions enable you to connect Magento to a large number of payment gateways and shipping services. Modular code enables you to upgrade your Magento installation while retaining your customizations. Support is provided free by an active open source community and by subscription to Varien, the company behind Magento.
Magento is one of the most exciting, flexible, and customizable e-commerce systems. It offers you an extensive suite of powerful tools for creating and managing an online store. As your online store grows, you can be sure that this robust e-commerce system can handle your needs. However, getting started with Magento can be difficult without the right guidance.
This book provides that guidance in the form of a step-by-step approach to building a simple, effective online store. The book covers the key features of Magento that will help you get your store up and running. It guides you through installation, configuration, populating your store with products, accepting payments, maintaining relationships with your customers, and fulfilling orders.
When you create an online store with Magento, you usually follow a defined series of steps. This book is arranged to support that process. Each chapter shows you how to get the most from one step.
You will learn to customize the default Magento storefront so that it becomes your store and also about Magento's directory structure and where some of the elements of a store are customized. This experience will help you if you decide to go beyond this book and install new themes or create your own themes.
As you work your way through each chapter, your store will grow in scope and sophistication. By the time you finish this book, you should have a basic but complete, working online store.

Friday, July 23, 2010

JavaScript Cookbook

JavaScript Cookbook By Shelley Powers
Publisher: O'Reilly Media 2010 | 560 Pages | ISBN: 0596806132 | PDF | 10 MB



Why reinvent the wheel every time you run into a problem with JavaScript? This cookbook is chock-full of code recipes that address common programming tasks, as well as techniques for building web apps that work in any browser. Just copy and paste the code samples into your project -- you’ll get the job done faster and learn more about JavaScript in the process.
You'll also learn how to take advantage of the latest features in ECMAScript 5 and HTML5, including the new cross-domain widget communication technique, HTML5's video and audio elements, and the drawing canvas. You'll find recipes for using these features with JavaScript to build high-quality application interfaces.
Create interactive web and desktop applications
Work with JavaScript objects, such as String, Array, Number, and Math
Use JavaScript with Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) and the canvas element
Store data in various ways, from the simple to the complex
Program the new HTML5 audio and video elements
Implement concurrent programming with Web Workers
Use and create jQuery plug-ins
Use ARIA and JavaScript to create fully accessible rich internet applications

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Take Control of iPad Networking & Security

Glenn Fleishman, "Take Control of iPad Networking & Security"
TidBITS Publishing | 2010 | ISBN: 1615420541 | 152 pages | PDF | 4,5 MB

The basics of networking an iPad are simple, but once you move beyond connecting to a simple home Wi-Fi network or using 3G data, you’ll want to read networking expert Glenn Fleishman’s discussion of how to integrate your iPad into more-complex networks and keep its data safe from prying eyes. Along with advice about Wi-Fi, 3G, and Bluetooth networking, Glenn explains how to transfer documents to and from the iPad using a variety of apps and techniques, how to protect your data in transit and on the iPad itself, how you can control computers remotely from your iPad, and more.

Inside, you’ll find advice and steps for how to:

* Make Wi-Fi connections: Connect via Wi-Fi at home or work, at a public hotspot, and with (or without) various forms of security. Glenn discusses the security pros and cons of MAC address filtering, WEP, WPA, WPA2, and VPNs.
* Connect via 3G: This topic is most detailed in its discussions of AT&T’s plans in the United States, but it also takes a global perspective, with brief details about some data plans outside the United States and what to consider when traveling to a different country with your iPad. (For the latest on AT&T’s changing rate plans, check the Blog tab above and stay tuned for version 1.1.). You’ll also learn about connecting to a 3G network using alternative methods and devices.
* Use Bluetooth: Connect Bluetooth devices, such as keyboards and headsets, to your iPad.
* Access remote documents: You’ll learn how to access remote documents wirelessly and find steps for using a variety of file-sharing apps, including Air Sharing HD, GoodReader, Dropbox, and iDisk.
* Control a computer remotely from an iPad: Use a third-party app on the iPad to take control of other computers remotely. Specific steps are given for iTeleport and LogMeIn Ignition.
* Protect your data and privacy: Understand what aspects of your documents, passwords, and privacy could be at risk if the wrong person gained access to your iPad or its network communications. You’ll get ideas for how to take preventative actions, such as installing remote-tracking software, and you’ll find out how to proceed if you iPad is lost or stolen.


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Take Control of Media on Your iPad

Take Control of Media on Your iPad
TidBITS Publishing | 2010 | ISBN: 1615420533 | 123 pages | PDF | 3,4 MB

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no, it’s an iPad, and while it may not be able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, the iPad is a lean, mean, media machine for reading books, listening to music, watching videos, viewing photos, controlling iTunes and your Apple TV, and more. Jeff Carlson, our most media-savvy author, explains how to purchase or acquire ebooks to read in iBooks and helps you understand the subtleties of iBooks. After that, you’ll find advice and steps for listening to audio in the iPod app, including how to control the playback interface and complex tasks like creating smart playlists. Then it’s on to figuring out how put videos on your iPad, using the Videos app, and streaming video from the Web. Next up are photos—learning how to store photos on the iPad, use the Photos app, set up the iPad as a digital picture frame, and sharing photos and videos. The ebook also covers how to use an iPad as a remote control for iTunes, an Apple TV, and other consumer electronics.

You’ll learn how to:
Mind your media: Get an overview of options for moving media to your iPad.

Read ebooks: Find free and commercial ebooks to read in iBooks, transfer ebooks from a desktop computer to iBooks, and learn how to use iBooks so you can go beyond flipping pages. And, if iBooks isn’t your cup of tea or if you want to include multiple ebook-reading apps in your repertoire, or read magazines or comics, you’ll find ideas for a few third-party options.

Listen to audio: Jeff covers the basics of controlling your music and podcasts in the iPod app, and he gives steps for creating regular and smart playlists, and for using Apple’s handy Genius feature. You’ll also learn how to stream music directly to your iPad with a third-party app.

Watch video: Find directions for adding media to your iPad, whether you want to buy it from Apple or add it from an independent source. Specific topics include iTunes Store rentals, ripping DVDs, exporting from iMovie, a GoodReader workaround, and an SD card tip. You’ll also learn how to output from your iPad to a television, and get ideas for streaming video to your iPad, with quick looks at YouTube, Netflix, and Safari.

View photos: Benefit from Jeff’s experience as an enthusiastic amateur photographer as he discusses moving photos (and certain videos) to an iPad from an external device or from a computer. Jeff also covers how to share your photos once they are on the iPad, whether with a slideshow, Picture Frame mode, or via email attachment. You’ll even learn what happens when you transfer a raw image file from an external device to an iPad.

Control your electronics: If you truly want to use your iPad as a big iPod touch, here’s one opportunity as a big remote control. Jeff shows you how to use Apple’s Remote app to control iTunes on a computer or to control an Apple TV, and he offers ideas for how to trick out your iPad so it can serve as a remote control for other consumer electronic devices like TVs and stereos.


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Take Control of iPad Basics

Take Control of iPad Basics
TidBITS Publishing | 2010 | ISBN: 1615420517 | 113 pages | PDF | 2,6 MB

Whether you’ve already used an iPad or you’re starting from a blank slate, Take Control editor-in-chief Tonya Engst helps you patch the blank spots in your basic iPad know-how. She walks those who haven’t yet made the leap through deciding which iPad and accessories to buy, after which she helps you understand the iPad’s buttons and ports, learn multi-touch gestures, download apps, sync data and media, find your stuff, and avoid newbie mistakes. The ebook wraps up with a discussion of how to impress your friends with a great iPad demo!

Why is this ebook free? Two reasons. The iPad is easy to use, but it’s also completely unfamiliar for many people, and we wanted to help new users become comfortable more quickly. Also, we have a number of other Take Control ebooks about the iPad, and by collecting all the iPad basics in this ebook, those books can instead focus on the more-subtle details and expert advice that sets Take Control titles apart.

Four more Take Control ebooks pick up where this one leaves off, helping you read books and listen to audio (Take Control of Media on Your iPad), get productive work done (Take Control of Working with Your iPad), manage your email (Take Control of Mail on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch), and go under the hood with networking and security details (Take Control of iPad Networking & Security).


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Take Control of iPad Networking & Security

Glenn Fleishman, "Take Control of iPad Networking & Security"
TidBITS Publishing | 2010 | ISBN: 1615420541 | 152 pages | PDF | 4,5 MB

The basics of networking an iPad are simple, but once you move beyond connecting to a simple home Wi-Fi network or using 3G data, you’ll want to read networking expert Glenn Fleishman’s discussion of how to integrate your iPad into more-complex networks and keep its data safe from prying eyes. Along with advice about Wi-Fi, 3G, and Bluetooth networking, Glenn explains how to transfer documents to and from the iPad using a variety of apps and techniques, how to protect your data in transit and on the iPad itself, how you can control computers remotely from your iPad, and more.

Inside, you’ll find advice and steps for how to:

* Make Wi-Fi connections: Connect via Wi-Fi at home or work, at a public hotspot, and with (or without) various forms of security. Glenn discusses the security pros and cons of MAC address filtering, WEP, WPA, WPA2, and VPNs.
* Connect via 3G: This topic is most detailed in its discussions of AT&T’s plans in the United States, but it also takes a global perspective, with brief details about some data plans outside the United States and what to consider when traveling to a different country with your iPad. (For the latest on AT&T’s changing rate plans, check the Blog tab above and stay tuned for version 1.1.). You’ll also learn about connecting to a 3G network using alternative methods and devices.
* Use Bluetooth: Connect Bluetooth devices, such as keyboards and headsets, to your iPad.
* Access remote documents: You’ll learn how to access remote documents wirelessly and find steps for using a variety of file-sharing apps, including Air Sharing HD, GoodReader, Dropbox, and iDisk.
* Control a computer remotely from an iPad: Use a third-party app on the iPad to take control of other computers remotely. Specific steps are given for iTeleport and LogMeIn Ignition.
* Protect your data and privacy: Understand what aspects of your documents, passwords, and privacy could be at risk if the wrong person gained access to your iPad or its network communications. You’ll get ideas for how to take preventative actions, such as installing remote-tracking software, and you’ll find out how to proceed if you iPad is lost or stolen.

http://uploading.com/files/2fdc5m72/1615420541iPadNetworking.rar/

Programming the Mobile Web



Maximiliano Firtman, "Programming the Mobile Web"
O'Reilly Media | 2010 | ISBN: 0596807783 | 512 pages | PDF | 6,6 MB

Today's market for mobile apps goes beyond the iPhone to include BlackBerry, Nokia, Windows Phone, and smartphones powered by Android, webOS, and other platforms. If you're an experienced web developer, this book shows you how to build a standard app core that you can extend to work with specific devices. You'll learn the particulars and pitfalls of building mobile apps with HTML, CSS, and other standard web tools.

You'll also explore platform variations, finicky mobile browsers, Ajax design patterns for mobile, and much more. Before you know it, you'll be able to create mashups using Web 2.0 APIs in apps for the App Store, App World, OVI Store, Android Market, and other online retailers.

•Learn how to use your existing web skills to move into mobile development
•Discover key differences in mobile app design and navigation, including touch devices
•Use HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Ajax to create effective user interfaces in the mobile environment
•Learn about technologies such as HTML5, XHTML MP, and WebKit extensions
•Understand variations of platforms such as Symbian, BlackBerry, webOS, Bada, Android, and iOS for iPhone and iPad
•Bypass the browser to create offline apps and widgets using web technologies

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Wealth Management

This book has two themes: Private Banking and investment decisions regarding Structural Financial Products. Dr. Dimitris Chorafas examines in a rigorous way whether structured financial products are advisable investments for retail and institutional investors and, if yes, which risks they entail. As our society becomes increasingly affluent, and state-supported pension schemes find it difficult to survive, a growing number of high net-worth individuals, and families, have become retail investors - looking for ways and means to optimize wealth management, and Private Banking deals with these sorts of clients. Private banking also deals with clients that are institutional investors, such as pension funds, mutual funds, and insurance companies, as well as not-for-profits, foundations and companies explicitly set up for wealth management. Both institutional and retail investors are being offered by the banks they work with structured products. Typically, these are securities that provide them with a redemption amount, with may be either with full or partial capital protection, and some type of return. The book examines structured financial products, their polyvalent nature, and the results which could be expected from them.
Return on structural instruments, which are essentially derivatives, is paid in function of a specific investment strategy on selected underlying asset(s). This essentially means on the performance of the underlyings, obtained by asset managers, which may be banks or hedge funds, through purchase or sale of embedded options. But there are risks. Both risk and return from structured products are related to three main issues: the volatility of future value of an underlying, the uncertainty of future events, and the exposure of the product. Every type of investment is subject to market forces, and the more leveraged a portfolio is, the greater will probably be both the assumed risk and the expected reward. The fact that structured financial products appeal, or at least are being marketed, to both retail investors and institutional investors makes the dual approach deliberately chosen in this book most advisable. This book addresses all these issues in a practical manner with numerous case studies and real-world examples drawn from the author's intensive research.
*Because it is based on intensive research, the book is rich in practical examples and case studies
*Addresses the growing trend towards the use of structured financial instruments in private banking
*Thorough treatment of structured financial products that keeps maths to a minimum

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How to Increase the Value of Your Home

Vicki Lankarge, Dan Nahorney, «How to Increase the Value of Your Home: Simple, Budget-Conscious Techniques and Ideas That Will Make Your Home Worth Up to $100,000 More!»
Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (August 9, 2004) | ISBN-10: 0071436936 | ISBN-13: 978-0071436939 | 190 Pages | PDF | 1.09 MB

The guide to maximizing the value of your most valuable asset
Millions of Americans are investing in home improvements, hoping to increase the long-term value of their most valuable asset. But do you know which home improvements will make your home's value jump, and those that won't? This practical guide covers all of the topics every homeowner must consider before getting started--improvements that add the most value, which should be undertaken first, and how to do it right from the very start. From remodeling the kitchen to landscaping the front yard and everything in between, you'll learn which improvements you should undertake, and which are a waste of your time and money.
How to Improve the Value of Your Home will help you get the most bang for your home-improvement buck--with handy tips on lowering the cost of home maintenance and home improvement projects. If you aren't sure whether now is the right time to remodel, a simple quiz helps you to determine what you can afford to do and what to expect as a long-term payoff.
And there's more:
*Calculate the cost versus the value of improvements
*What homework you need to do before tackling additions
*How to find the resources and information you need
*Where to find the right contractor to do the work
*How to set a home-improvement budget
*Ways to improve home energy efficiency
*Tips on saving on home insurance
*Simple ways to create curb appeal

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Portfolio Management in Practice

Christine Brentani, «Portfolio Management in Practice (Essential Capital Markets)»
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann; 1 edition (January 12, 2004) | ISBN-10: 0750659068 | ISBN-13: 978-0750659062 | 240 Pages | PDF | 767 KB

As individuals are becoming more and more responsible for ensuring their own financial future, portfolio or fund management has taken on an increasingly important role in banks' ranges of offerings to their clients. In addition, as interest rates have come down and the stock market has gone up and come down again, clients have a choice of leaving their saving in deposit accounts, or putting those savings in unit trusts or investment portfolios which invest in equities and/or bonds. Individuals are becoming aware that they might need to top up government pension allocations. Likewise, corporations who run employee pension schemes have to ensure that they are able to cover their current and future liabilities. Investing in unit trusts or mutual funds is one way for individuals and corporations alike to potentially enhance the returns on their savings.
Introduction to Portfolio Management covers the:
*Theoretical underpinnings of portfolio management
*Basics of portfolio construction
*Constraints to be considered when building a client portfolio
*Types of analysis used for asset allocation and stock selection
*Main types of funds available to investors
*Inspired from the basic entry level training courses that have been developed by major international banks worldwide.
*Will enable MSc Finance students, MBA students and those already in the finance profession to gain an understanding of the basic information and principles underlying the topic under discussion
*Questions with answers, study topics, practical "real world" examples and text with an extensive bibliography and references ensure learning outcomes can be immediately applied

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Managing Multiple Projects By Michael Tobis, Irene Tobis (THE BRIEFCASE BOOKS SERIES)

Michael Tobis, Irene Tobis, «Managing Multiple Projects»
Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (March 5, 2002) | ISBN-10: 0071388966 | ISBN-13: 978-0071388962 | 180 Pages | PDF | 2.46 MB

THE BRIEFCASE BOOKS SERIES
Now translated into nine languages! This reader-friendly, icon-rich series is must reading for all managers at every level.
All managers, whether brand new to their positions or well established in the corporate hierarchy, can use a little "brushing up" now and then. The skills-based Briefcase Books series is filled with ideas and strategies to help managers become more capable, efficient, effective, and valuable to their corporations.
Today's workplace is often complex and unpredictable, yet most project management books address only the topic of managing individual projects and solving specific problems. Managing Multiple Projects presents a realistic method for developing the individual and group skills needed to cope with competing demands. It shows readers how to develop a reliable system for taking on multiple projects, work with others to allocate conflicting workloads, cope with the stress that comes from managing multiple projects, and more.
From the Back Cover
Proven Techniques for Keeping Simultaneous Projects On Course­­and Ensuring Their Successful Completion
As a manager today you must be a master juggler, responsible for keeping several balls in the air even as new balls are randomly tossed in from all sides. Managing Multiple Projects provides the organizational skills and management strategies you need to tackle multiple projects, roles, and responsibilities­­and get the results you want. Turn to this latest addition to McGraw-Hill's skills-based Briefcase Books series for hands-on techniques you can use to:
Develop a reliable, repeatable system for addressing competing demands
Work with others to effectively allocate workloads
Handle the emotional demands­­both for yourself and others­­of project overload
While numerous books have addressed specific project management issues, few­­until now­­have contained proactive strategies for consistently achieving multiple objectives. Managing Multiple Projects draws on skills from time management, task completion, organizational psychology, and more to provide a proven system for easily managing concurrent projects, and guiding each to its successful completion.
Briefcase Books, written specifically for today's busy manager, feature eye-catching icons, checklists, and sidebars to guide managers step-by-step through everyday workplace situations. Look for these innovative design features to help you navigate through each page:
Clear definitions of important terms, concepts, and jargon

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Dreamweaver CS5 All-in-One For Dummies

Sue Jenkins, Richard Wagner, "Dreamweaver CS5 All-in-One For Dummies"
For Dummies | 2010 | ISBN: 0470610778 | 864 pages | PDF | 11,1 MB

Everything Web designers need to build sites with Dreamweaver

Dreamweaver is the leading Web site creation tool, with 90 percent of the market share. The nine minibooks that make up this guide cover getting started with Dreamweaver CS5, creating and publishing great sites, making pages dynamic, building Web applications, and much more, including all the upgrades in the newest version.

•Dreamweaver is the gold standard for Web site development software; this complete reference covers what both beginners and intermediate-level users need to know to make the most of newest release and create professional-quality sites
•Nine minibooks cover getting started, mastering Dreamweaver basics, working like a pro, energizing your site, publishing your site, working collaboratively, building Web applications, making pages dynamic, and developing applications rapidly
•Teaches how to customize the workspace; understand the Panels and Properties Inspector; plan, design, and manage your site; work with text and graphics; add Flash, movies, and sound; work with Cascading Style Sheets, JavaScript, and Ajax, connect to a database, and much more
Dreamweaver CS5 All-in-One For Dummies gives Web designers essential information for creating, managing, and maintaining all types of Web sites.


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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Leadership Development: A guide for HR and training professionals


Rosemary Ryan - Leadership Development: A guide for HR and training professionals
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann | 2007-11-13 | ISBN: 0750681934 | PDF | 288 pages | 5.33 MB


Written from a practitioner viewpoint with case studies and examples from a wide variety of industries, this is a practical text for Learning & Development and Human Resource practitioners, providing an in-depth treatment of all the aspects of people development within today's organizations. Readers will want more than just the theory - they want to know how to apply it as an internal consultant and what the potential pitfalls can be. Most importantly, they want practical strategies for introducing and implementing new management development practices. The text shows how to apply new approaches to old problems and provide new ways of creating high performance within an organization.
This book offers an in-depth explanation of the key principles, problems to be addressed and strategies for success in developing effective managers and leaders. The style is both pragmatic and tactical, based on academic theory but grounded in the day to day reality of what is possible in today's organizations.
* Shows how to motivate both the high performers and the low performers to deliver performance.
* Workable strategies for developing the role of internal Learning and Development consultants within a changing and flexible environment.
* Highly practical based on proven theory and practical experience.


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"International Migration. The human face of globalisation" by Brian Keeley



"International Migration. The human face of globalisation" by Brian Keeley
OECD | 2009 | ISBN: 926404728X | 174 pages | PDF | 5 Mb

Drawing on the unique expertise of the OECD, this book moves beyond rhetoric to look at the realities of international migration today: Where do migrants come from and where do they go? How do governments manage migration? How well do migrants perform in education and in the workforce? And does migration help – or hinder – developing countries?


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Just a Job?: Communication, Ethics, and Professional Life



Just a Job?: Communication, Ethics, and Professional Life 
OUP USA | 19-Nov-2009 | ISBN: 0195182774 | 312 pages | PDF | 1.1MB

The concept of 'professionalism' has gained everyday resonance in the twenty-first century, especially given recent corporate scandals. However, George Cheney argues, as much as it may be discussed, professionalism has lost much of its broader social and community-related implications, as the trends of careerism, consumerism, and contingent employment have challenged and eroded collective senses of professional responsibility. In addition, professionalism has become depoliticized, even as it has continued to manifest certain racial, class-oriented, and gender biases in many contexts.
In Professional Ethics, Cheney will explore everyday practices in contemporary professional ethics. Specifically, he analyzes the broad patterns of our talk about 'being a professional' in contemporary industrialized societies and in global elite networks. Above all, he aims to produce a thematically unified, theoretically informed, and accessibly written account of the ways we understand not only specific ethical issues at work (e.g., advance notification of corporate layoffs, or conflicts of interest in commerce and politics) but also the ways we frame professional ethics today. Throughout, Cheney passionately describes the limited roles and absences of ethics in professional decisions and behavior today, and lays out the groundwork for a resurrection of professional citizenship. This volume should appeal to practicing managers, academics, and upper-division and graduate students in communication and business ethics.


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The Equity Risk Premium: Essays and Explorations



The Equity Risk Premium: Essays and Explorations 
Oxford University Press | 2006-09-29 | ISBN: 0195148142 | 576 pages | PDF | 2.14MB

This book aims to create a strong understanding of the empirical basis for the equity risk premium. Through the research and anaylsis of two scholars who are experts in this field, this volume presents the key issues that are paramount to investors, including whether or not to use historical data as a method of equity investing, and can the equity premium reflect changes in fundamental values and cash flows of the market.

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Oracle Essbase & Oracle OLAP: The Guide to Oracle's Multidimensional Solution

Oracle Essbase & Oracle OLAP: The Guide to Oracle's Multidimensional Solution
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media | ISBN: 0071621822 | edition 2009 | PDF | 529 pages | 14,3 mb

The only book to cover and compare Oracle's online analytic processing products
With the acquisition of Hyperion Systems in 2007, Oracle finds itself owning the two most capable OLAP products on the market--Essbase and the OLAP Option to the Oracle Database. Written by the most knowledgeable experts on both Essbase and Oracle OLAP, this Oracle Press guide explains how these products are similar and how they differ. Oracle Essbase & Oracle OLAP will help you architect the Oracle OLAP product that is most appropriate for your application, and build, tune, and maintain OLAP solutions.

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Handbook of Mobile Communication Studies

E. Katz, Manuel Castells, "Handbook of Mobile Communication Studies"
The MIT Press | 2008 | ISBN: 0262113120 | 472 pages | PDF | 2,3 MB

Mobile communication has become mainstream and even omnipresent. It is arguably the most successful and certainly the most rapidly adopted new technology in the world: more than one of every three people worldwide possesses a mobile phone. This volume offers a comprehensive view of the cultural, family, and interpersonal consequences of mobile communication across the globe. Leading scholars analyze the effect of mobile communication on all parts of life, from the relationship between literacy and the textual features of mobile phones to the use of ringtones as a form of social exchange, from the "aspirational consumption" of middle class families in India to the belief in parts of Africa and Asia that mobile phones can communicate with the dead.

The contributors explore the ways mobile communication profoundly affects the tempo, structure, and process of daily life around the world. They discuss the impact of mobile communication on social networks, other communication strategies, traditional forms of social organization, and political activities. They consider how quickly miraculous technologies come to seem ordinary and even necessary—and how ordinary technology comes to seem mysterious and even miraculous. The chapters cut across social issues and geographical regions; they highlight use by the elite and the masses, utilitarian and expressive functions, and political and operational consequences. Taken together, the chapters demonstrate how mobile communication has affected the quality of life in both exotic and humdrum settings, and how it increasingly occupies center stage in people’s lives around the world.

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Microsoft Silverlight 3: A Beginner's Guide

Microsoft Silverlight 3: A Beginner's Guide
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media | ISBN: 0071590439 | edition 2009 | PDF | 286 pages | 12,1 mb

Essential Skills Made Easy!
This hands-on guide prepares software developers to create next-generation Web and Windows applications using Microsoft Silverlight--the new technology that extends the .NET Framework to the client. The book covers Microsoft Silverlight 2.0, the .NET Framework 3.5, and prerequisite technologies. You will learn to use Silverlight to stream multimedia content across the Web, create dynamic, data-driven Silverlight applications, and implement security.

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Saturday, July 10, 2010

BBC - Seven Wonders of the Industrial World: The Sewer King (2003)

BBC - Seven Wonders of the Industrial World: The Sewer King (2003)
English | PDTV | 00:45:57 | 640x416 | DivX5 - 1001Kbps | 25.000fps | MP3 - 128Kbps | 374MB
Genre: Documentary

Set in London during the 1850s, this episode focusses on the construction of the London sewerage system, built to replace the antiquated medieval system that was overworked and inadequate for the needs of the-then largest metropolis in the world, causing epidemics of disease and a permanent foul stench to fill the air. The episode follows the efforts and work of Joseph Bazalgette, the brilliant engineer who designed the influential and modern sewer system that would purify the city, transform the streets above and would result in the end of the epidemics of cholera and typhoid that had ravaged the population - although, ironically not for the reasons that he initially thought.

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

IT Manager's Handbook

Bill Holtsnider, Brian D. Jaffe , "IT Manager's Handbook: The Business Edition"
Morgan Kaufmann | 2009 | ISBN: 0123751101 | 392 pages | PDF | 1,4 MB

IT Manager's Handbook: The Business Edition is a MUST-HAVE guide for the advancing technology professional who is looking to move up into a supervisory role, and is ideal for newly-promoted IT managers who needs to quickly understand their positions. It uses IT-related examples to discuss business topics and recognizes the ever-changing and growing demands of IT in today's world as well as how these demands impact those who work in the field. Specific attention is paid to the latest issues, including the challenges of dealing with a mobile and virtual workforce, managing Gen-X/Yers, and running an IT organization in a troubled economy. Rich with external references and written in-easy-to-read sections, IT Manager's Handbook: The Business Edition is the definitive manual to managing an IT department in today's corporate environment.

•Focuses on Web 2.0 ideas and how they impact and play into today's organizations, so you can keep up on social networking, YouTube, web conferencing, instant messaging, Twitter, RSS Feeds, and other collaboration tools.
•Provides strategies on how to get employees to focus in the 24/7 data word.
•Discusses key IT topics in 'layman's terms' for business personnel who need to understand IT topics.

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Financial Accounting and Reporting

Barry Elliott, Jamie Elliott - Financial Accounting and Reporting
Publisher: Prentice Hall | 2006-09-30 | ISBN: 0273708708 | PDF | 872 pages | 10.69 MB

The fully updated Edition of Elliott and Elliot's market-leading 'financial accounting and Reporting' uses the latest International Accounting Standards as its framework. It offers a unique balance of theoretical and conceptual coverage with up-to-date practical applications and illustrations taken from real world international company reports and accounts. The text is ideal for financial accounting, reporting and analysis modules on second and final year undergraduate courses in Accounting, Business Studies and Combined Studies, MBA courses, specialist MSc courses and professional courses preparing students for professional accountancy examinations.


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Critical Interventions in the Ethics of Healthcare

Stuart J. Murray and Dave Holmes - Critical Interventions in the Ethics of Healthcare
Publisher: Ashgate | 2009-04-01 | ISBN: 0754673960 | PDF | 258 pages | 5.67 MB

"Critical Interventions in the Ethics of Healthcare" argues that traditional modes of bioethics are proving incommensurable with burgeoning biotechnologies and consequently, emerging subjectivities. Drawn from diverse disciplines, this volume works toward a new mode of discourse in bioethics, offering a critique of the current norms and constraints under which Western healthcare operates. The contributions imagine new, less paternalistic, terms by which bioethics might proceed - terms that do not resort to exclusively Western models of liberal humanism or to the logic of neoliberal economies. It is argued that in this way, we can begin to develop an ethical vocabulary that does justice to the challenges of our age. Bringing together theorists, practitioners and clinicians to present a wide variety of related disciplinary concerns and perspectives on bioethics, this volume challenges the underlying assumptions that continue to hold sway in the ethics of medicine and health sciences.

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Marketing Without Advertising. Easy Ways to Build a Business Your Customers Will Love&Recommend

"Marketing Without Advertising. Easy Ways to Build a Business Your Customers Will Love and Recommend" by Michael Phillips, Salli Rasberry
6th Edition
NOLO | 2008 | ISBN: 1413306323 | 408 pages | PDF | 2 Mb

The 6th edition is completely rewritten with and updated with real world examples and resources. It also discusses the latest marketing trends, such as international Internet marketing and blogs.

Marketing Without Advertising teaches small business owners practical strategies to: encourage customers to spread the good word about your business attract new customers and gain their trust turn dissatisfied customers into loyal supporters list your products or services widely and inexpensively plan marketing events that will keep customers involved encourage the media to comment positively on your business 
 

Advertising: A Very Short Introduction

Winston Fletcher, "Advertising: A Very Short Introduction"
Oxford University Press, USA | 2010 | ISBN: 0199568928 | 144 pages | PDF | 1,5 MB

John Wanamaker famously observed that "half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is, I don't know which half." Indeed, though advertising is pervasive in our society, how it works (if and when it works) is not a question most of us can answer. In this Very Short Introduction, Winston Fletcher, a seasoned advertising veteran with extensive inside knowledge, offers an illuminating look at this billion-dollar business, dispelling some of the myths and misunderstandings surrounding the industry. Fletcher offers a short history of advertising and explains how the industry works and how each of the parties--the advertisers, the media, and the agencies--contribute to the process. He also looks at the financial side of advertising and asks how today's Wanamakers know if they have been successful, or whether their money has in fact been wasted. The book concludes with a discussion of controversial and unacceptable areas of advertising, such as advertising aimed at children and the promotion of products such as cigarettes and alcohol.

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Mathematics of Program Construction

Claude Bolduc, Jules Desharnais, Bechir Ktari, "Mathematics of Program Construction"
Springer | 2010 | ISBN: 3642133207 | 427 pages | PDF | 3,3 MB

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Mathematics of Program Construction, MPC 2010, held in Qu├ębec City, Canada in June 2010. The 19 revised full papers presented together with 1 invited talk and the abstracts of 2 invited talks were carefully reviewed and selected from 37 submissions. The focus is on techniques that combine precision with conciseness, enabling programs to be constructed by formal calculation. Within this theme, the scope of the series is very diverse, including programming methodology, program specification and transformation, program analysis, programming paradigms, programming calculi, programming language semantics, security and program logics.


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Competing Schools of Economic Thought



Lefteris Tsoulfidis, "Competing Schools of Economic Thought"
Springer | 2010 | ISBN: 3540926925 | 416 pages | PDF | 1,7 MB

The greatest works of economists have the potential to provide insights on current economic developments and policy challenges long after they are written. This book seeks to investigate the evolution of the core ideas and policy recommendations of the major schools of economic thought, and to present and critically evaluate those theories that have survived over time and can inform us about current developments and economic policies. The theories of major economists are presented and used to promote an understanding of the underlying mechanisms of the economy and to address contemporary problems and issues. In addition, the book explores the fascinating dynamics of shifting from one school of economic thought to another. Each chapter concludes with a summary, critical remarks, a set of questions for reflection and discussion, and recommendations for further reading.

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Self-Promotion for Introverts: The Quiet Guide to Getting Ahead

Nancy Ancowitz, "Self-Promotion for Introverts: The Quiet Guide to Getting Ahead"
McGraw-Hill 2009 | ISBN-10: 007159129X | 288 Pages | PDF | 1 MB

Get noticed . . . and get ahead!

All too often, introverts get passed over for job offers and promotions while their more extroverted colleagues get all of the recognition. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

In Self-Promotion for Introverts®, business communication coach and intrepid introvert Nancy Ancowitz helps introverts tap into their quiet strengths, articulate their accomplishments, and launch an action plan for gaining career advancement. You will learn how to:

Promote yourself without bragging— when networking, on job interviews, and at work
Use your quiet gifts (writing, researching, and listening) to your advantage
Be a commanding presenter, despite your quieter nature
Formulate your best plans, set goals, take action— and even find a better job
Featuring exclusive advice from Warren Buffett, Bill Clinton, Hearst Magazines president Cathie Black, and marketing guru Seth Godin, Self-Promotion for Introverts® helps you progress inward, outward, and onward.

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Perfect Phrases for Writing Grant Proposals

 
Beverly Browning, "Perfect Phrases for Writing Grant Proposals"
McGraw-Hill | 2007 | ISBN: 0071495843 | 192 pages | PDF | 13,7 MB

The Right Phrase for Every Situation!Every Time These days, it's not enough to work for a good cause or worthy organization. If you want to receive funding from a corporation, community, foundation, or government institution, it all comes down to one thing: your proposal. With hundreds of ready-to-use "Perfect Phrases," you'll quickly know the right words to use for the three major sections of every successful grant proposal: How to introduce yourself, your program, and your achievements How to describe your goals-and what funding will accomplish What you should include as your supporting documents With this comprehensive, user-friendly approach to grant writing, you'll be able to tackle the various proposal formats, create a professional purpose statement, and back up your plan with solid data. Plus, you'll discover some insider secrets that will really get the attention you want-and the funding you need.
Synopsis
Perfect phrases for the right situation, every time. Whether it's writing grants or generating sales leads, the "Perfect Phrases" series has the tools for precise, effective communication in any situation. With "Perfect Phrases" books, you have all the phrases you need to get things done, right at your fingertips!

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The Manager's Guide to Fostering Innovation and Creativity in Teams

Dr. Charles Prather, "The Manager's Guide to Fostering Innovation and Creativity in Teams"
Mg-H | 2009 | ISBN: 0071627979 | 240 pages | PDF | 2,5 MB

Unleash your employees’ hidden talent for innovation and creativity—the key to organizational success!

For any organization competing today, nothing is more important than building teams of creative thinkers and problem solvers. With practical, simple-to-implement leadership techniques, Manager’s Guide to Fostering Innovation and Creativity in Teams explains how you can

Create an environment that gets people thinking creatively
Align teams to work toward creative, original solutions
Lead the charge toward a newly innovative organization
Build a self-sustaining culture of innovation
Use Manager’s Guide to Fostering Innovation and Creativity in Teams to generate better business ideas, create a more compelling workplace, and lead your company well into the twenty-first century.

Briefcase Books, written specifically for today’s busy manager, feature eye-catching icons, checklists, and sidebars to guide managers step-by-step through everyday workplace situations. Look for these innovative design features to help you navigate through each page:

Clear definitions of key terms, concepts, and jargon
Tactics and strategies for driving innovation and creativity within teams and organizations
Insider tips for getting the most innovative and creative thinking from your teams
Practical advice for building creative teams
Warning signs when creating teams focused on innovation and creativity
Stories and insights from the experiences of others
Specific creative-thinking procedures, tactics, and hands-on techniques

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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Get Motivated!



Lowe, cofounder and executive vice president of Get Motivated Inc., producer of the worlds largest business seminars, shares a system for motivating yourself and others based on an eight-year study conducted with more than 100,000 people. Identifying drive as the single greatest key to success in every area of life, the author investigates its origins, concluding that everyone is hardwired with a specific motivational pattern, or DNA, and that anyone can nurture and harness its potential in themselves, their children and co-workers. The author explores the motivational value of money and relationships, and distills lessons from such high achievers as Jerry Lewis, Colin Powell, George Foreman, Joe Montana and Mother Teresa. A substantial section on raising positive, focused children sheds light on the phases of childhood and correlating motivators at each stage. Full of practical tools and techniques (including a useful Goal Achievement Blueprint), this refreshing and inspirational book is sure to keep readers on a path to self-realized, self-motivated success.

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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Paul Mckenna - I Can Make You Rich


Paul Mckenna - I Can Make You Rich - (AudioBook)
Paul Mckenna | ISBN: N/a | 2008 | MP3 | 52 Mb
Are you ready to become rich? If you've ever wondered why it is that some people find it easy to make money while others struggle, it's not because they are more intelligent, work harder or have better - luck - it's simply because they think and act differently. Do you want to make more money? Do you want to improve the quality of your life? Do you believe you can be rich? What if it was easier than you think? Over the past decade, Paul McKenna PhD has made a unique study of the mindset of people rich not only in money but also in happiness and quality of life. In this groundbreaking new book, he makes use of proven psychological techniques to help you install that same rich mind-set inside yourself. Soon, you will be seeing the world in an entirely new way, thinking and living richer than ever before! In assembling this system he has had personal access to a number of the wealthiest people in the world including: Sir David Barclay, Sir Richard Branson, Stelios Haji-Ioannou, Sir Philip Green, Peter Jones, Sol Kerzner and Dame Anita Roddick. What he's learned is that making money is just a skill - but becoming rich is an art. This book will help you to develop that skill while mastering the art of living with more freedom and greater passion than ever before. If you're ready to experience the same levels of creativity, confidence and business genius as the super achievers, the system in this book can make you truly rich!

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Thursday, July 1, 2010

The 8 Biggest Mistakes People Make With Their Finances Before and After Retirement

The 8 Biggest Mistakes People Make With Their Finances Before and After Retirement By Terence L. Reed
Publisher: Dearborn Trade 2001 | 240 Pages | ISBN: 0793149061 | PDF | 27 MB



According to financial expert and author Terrence L. Reed, there are eight mistakes that he has seen with painful regularity in his years of practice as a financial advisor. These are: #1 Not investing for the long term #2 Taking on financial risk #3 Failing to do dignity planning #4 Not having good long-term care coverage #5 Not properly planning for estate transfer #6 Paying too much in taxes #7 Using the wrong investment strategies #8 Having the wrong type of life insurance
To fix these eight mistakes, follow the proven, commonsense strategies outlined in The 8 Biggest Mistakes People Make with Their Finances Before & After Retirement. Guiding readers how to live comfortably in retirement, the author suggests course corrections. He explains and illustrates how to protect retirement funds, safeguard financial security, provide for loved ones, use the best retirement funds distribution options, avoid excessive risk, minimize tax exposure, select low-cost investments with the highest potential returns, and invest for the future.

About the Author
Terrence L. Reed, CFP, is a director of the Center for Wealth Preservation and operates as a registered investment advisor through Sigma Planning Corporation. In private practice with more than 350 clients in the Detroit area, Reed is a popular seminar presenter and speaker. His extensive background in financial education includes designations from Denver’s College of Financial Planning, the Institute of Business and Finance, and the Life Underwriters Training Council. He is a member of the International Association of Registered Financial Consultants and teaches for the Financial Education Network. A popular financial radio host in the greater Detroit area, he hosted Let’s Talk Money on two Detroit stations for more than a decade.

Basic Electrical Installation Work, 5 Edition


Trevor Linsley, "Basic Electrical Installation Work, 5 Edition"
Newnes 2008 | ISBN-10: 0750687517 | 408 Pages | PDF | 9,3 MB

Trevor Linsley's textbooks have helped thousands of students to gain their electrical installation qualifications. In a concise and practical way, Basic Electrical Installation Work supports the City & Guilds 2330 Level 2 Certificate in Electrotechnical Technology.

Units covered:

* Unit 1 Working effectively and safely in the electrotechnical environment

* Unit 2 Principles of electrotechnology

* Unit 3 Application of health and safety and electrical principles

* Unit 4 Installation (Buildings & Structures)


The fifth edition has been updated in line with the 17th Edition Wiring Regulations so that students can be sure to work to the latest regulations. The structure of the book has been overhauled and it now covers each learning outcome in a dedicated chapter. Learning features, such as key facts, definitions, safety tips and end of chapter questions with answers help students to check their understanding and revise for the exams. The text is highly illustrated and the book is now in full colour.

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Advanced Electrical Installation Work, 5th Edition


Trevor Linsley, "Advanced Electrical Installation Work, 5th Edition"
Newnes 2008 | ISBN-10: 0750687525 | 411 Pages | PDF | 6,9 MB

Trevor Linsley's textbooks have helped thousands of students to gain their electrical installation qualifications. In a concise and practical way, Advanced Electrical Installation Work supports the City & Guilds 2330 Level 3 Certificate in Electrotechnical Technology and the 2356 Level 3 NVQ in Electrotechnical Services.

Units covered:
• Unit 1 Application of health and safety and electrical principles
• Unit 2 Installation (Buildings and Structures): inspection, testing and commissioning
• Unit 3 Installation (Buildings and Structures): fault diagnosis and rectification

The 5th edition has been updated in line with the 17th Edition Wiring Regulations so that students can be sure to work to the latest regulations.
The structure of the book has been overhauled and it now covers each learning outcome in a dedicated chapter. Learning features, such as key facts, definitions, safety tips and end of chapter questions with answers help students to check their understanding and revise for the exams. The text is highly illustrated and the book is now in full colour.

* Fully up-to-date with the 17th Edition Wiring Regulations
* Directly matched to the C&G Level 3 syllabus with one chapter for each learning outcome for all core units
* Tried and trusted content now with improved page design and in full colour

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Engineering Materials 2, Third Edition: An Introduction to Microstructures, Processing and Design


Michael F. Ashby, D R H Jones - Engineering Materials 2, Third Edition: An Introduction to Microstructures, Processing and Design
Butterworth-Heinemann | ISBN: 0750663812 | 2005-12-17 | PDF | 352 pages | 4.80 Mb

Engineering Materials 2 is a best-selling stand-alone text in its own right for more advanced students of materials science and mechanical engineering, and is the follow-up to its renowned companion text, Engineering Materials 1: An Introduction to Properties, Applications & Design . This book develops a detailed understanding of the fundamental properties of engineering materials, how they are controlled by processing, formed, joined and finished, and how all of these factors influence the selection and design of materials in real-world engineering applications.

- One of the best-selling materials properties texts; companion text to Ashby & Jones' 'Engineering Materials 1: An Introduction to their Properties and Applications' book
- New student friendly format, with enhanced pedagogy including more case studies, worked examples, student questions and a full instructor's manual
- World-renowned author team

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The Policy Governance Model and the Role of the Board Member, Adjacent Leadership Roles: CGO and CEO



The Policy Governance Model and the Role of the Board Member, Adjacent Leadership Roles: CGO and CEO
Jossey-Bass | December-9-2009 | ISBN: B0030V0PPQ | 40 pages | PDF | 1MB

The Carver Policy Governance Guide series includes six booklets that offer board members a description of John Carver's Policy Governance model of board leadership. Policy Governance enables a board to fulfill its accountability to its organization's "owners," whether the owners are association members, city residents, company shareholders, or a community of interest. Policy Governance addresses the board's engagement in financial, programmatic, and personnel matters; roles of officers and committees; reporting and evaluation; agendas; and other aspects of the board job.

or boards pursuing, or wanting to pursue, the Policy Governance model, Adjacent Leadership Roles: CGO and CEO examines the leadership roles needed in the boardroom and the executive suite. This guide reveals the two important and separate functions that are key to enabling both governance and management to have the benefit of optimal leadership.

The Policy Governance model is based on the functions rather than the structure of a governing board. It outlines commonsense principles about governing that fit together into an entire system. The practices of the Policy Governance board, which are consistent with the principles, allow it to control without meddling, focus on long-term organizational outputs, powerfully delegate to a CEO and staff, and discharge its fiduciary responsibility in a visionary, strategic manner. Because the model is a total system, the Carver Policy Governance Guide series offers boards a complete set of principles for fulfilling their various obligations.


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CIMA Official Learning System Management Accounting Decision Management, Fifth Edition



Jo Avis, Louise Burke, Colin Wilks - CIMA Official Learning System Management Accounting Decision Management, Fifth Edition
CIMA Publishing | ISBN: 0750689587 | 2008-09-25 | PDF | 604 pages | 2.48 Mb

The new edition of CIMA's Official Learning Systems has been written in conjunction with the Examiner and the CIMA faculty to fully reflect what could be tested in the exam.
Updated with new case studies and worked examples, the Learning Systems provide complete study material for the May and November 2009 exams.

The fully revised paperback editions feature full colour throughout and include:
- practice questions throughout
- complete revision section
- topic summaries
- recommended reading articles from a range of journals
- Q & A's

CIMA Official Learning Systems are the only materials written and endorsed by the CIMA Faculty.

- The Official Learning Systems are the only study materials endorsed by CIMA
- Fully revised with new examples and case studies
- Written by the Examiner
- Complete integrated package incorporating syllabus guidance, full text, recommended articles, revision guides and extensive question practic

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The Effectiveness of Domestic Human Rights NGOs: A Comparative Study



The Effectiveness of Domestic Human Rights NGOs: A Comparative Study
Bril | November-15-2008 | ISBN: 9004170219 | 310 pages | PDF | 1.1MB

Although human rights NGOs, and especially domestic human rights NGOs, have become crucial to the human rights movement over the years very little literature exists which describes their operations or sets out a framework in which they can be critically examined. This book sets out to begin to fill this gap by focusing on how NGOs mobilise the law and how their effectiveness could be measured. Focusing on case studies of actual domestic human rights NGOs, and using a comparative methodology, this book focuses its analysis on the real life problems of human rights NGOs. The result is a revealing snapshot of the legal work of human rights NGOs and a vision of how they could become even more important in the future.


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The Organization of the Future 2: Visions, Strategies, and Insights on Managing in a New Era


Frances Hesselbein, Marshall Goldsmith, "The Organization of the Future 2: Visions, Strategies, and Insights on Managing in a New Era"
Jossey-Bass | ISBN: 0470185457 | February 3, 2009 | 368 pages | PDF | 3.3 MB

The world has changed dramatically since the best-selling The Organization of the Future was published in 1999. More than ever before, organizations and leaders need guidance for meeting the challenges of today's complex environment in order to thrive in the future.
Filled with wisdom and insight on the most important issues facing organizations today, the twenty six chapters in The Organization of the Future 2 offer the wisdom of some of the most recognized thought leaders of our day. These experts share their unique vision of what the organization of the future should look like and what organizational leaders must do to survive in the tumultuous twenty-first century.


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Owning Up: The 14 Questions Every Board Member Needs to Ask


Ram Charan, "Owning Up: The 14 Questions Every Board Member Needs to Ask"
Jossey-Bass | ISBN: 0470397675 | April 13, 2009 | 224 pages | PDF | 1.1 MB

Your world as a director has suddenly changed. You've seen members of other boards take the heat when their companies imploded. The managements of Lehman Brothers, Bear Stearns, Merrill Lynch, and Washington Mutual clearly failed, but so did their boards. Now the board of every company beset with problems is coming under scrutiny.
The pressure is on. Your board must own up to its accountability for the performance of the corporation. Governance now means leadership.

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Restoring Financial Stability: How to Repair a Failed System (Wiley Finance)


LASTNew York University Stern School of Business, Viral Acharya, Matthew Richardson, "Restoring Financial Stability: How to Repair a Failed System (Wiley Finance)"
Wiley | ISBN: 0470499346 | March 23, 2009 | 416 pages | PDF | 2.9 MB

"This an excellent book. It is the first academic book to consider the crisis in depth and to propose policy responses and solutions. . . broad and deep overview of the crisis [that makes] suggestions for how to minimize the chances of a recurrence going forward. . . essential institutional detail and makes sensible and often original suggestions for reform. One of the remarkable aspects of the book is the speed with which it was produced. . . This book should be read by every serious observer of the crisis. It is an outstanding contribution."

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50 Successful Ivy League Application Essays : Includes Advice from College Admissions Officers and the 25 Essay Mistakes That Guarantee Failure



Gen Tanabe, Kelly Tanabe, "50 Successful Ivy League Application Essays : Includes Advice from College Admissions Officers and the 25 Essay Mistakes That Guarantee Failure"
Supercollege, Llc | 2009 | ISBN: 00193266240500 | 224 pages | PDF | 4,8 MB

The powerful tools in this invaluable resource equip students with the skills to write successful entrance essays for top-notch universities. The strengths and weaknesses of 50 application compositions from Ivy League schools, as well as Caltech, Duke, MIT, Stanford, and University of Chicago, are analyzed in detail, highlighting techniques to emulate and mistakes to avoid. College admission officers from some of these schools provide informative strategies and inside information on their writing assessment criteria. A comprehensive writing workshop provides tips toward selecting topics, developing stories, editing drafts, and applying finishing touches. Acknowledging that the written portion of the process is one of the most important factors for admission into highly selective schools, this helpful guidebook offers sage advice and inspiration to keep applicants on the right track.

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