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3481. 

How to Conduct Productive Meetings

How to Conduct Productive Meetings

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Publisher: American Society for Training & Development

Publication Date: 01-JUL-2006

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Meetings are often poorly planned and executed events that produce no meaningful business results. How to Conduct Productive Meetings is a book designed to provide practical tools and advice for anyone planning or facilitating a meeting. Legendary evaluation guru Donald Kirkpatrick offers solid and timely advice to ensure that a meeting is necessary, the presentation is professional and effective, the participants contribute in constructive ways and the outcome is measurable. ...

3482. 

Capitalism 4.0: The Birth of a New Economy in the Aftermath of Crisis

Capitalism 4.0: The Birth of a New Economy in the Aftermath of Crisis

By: Anatole Kaletsky

Publisher: PublicAffairs

Publication Date: 07-JUN-2011

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In this controversial book, Anatole Kaletsky puts the upheavals of 2007-2009 in historical and ideological perspective. He shows how the forces that precipitated the financial meltdown are now creating a new and stronger version of the global capitalist system-- one that will continue to be led and shaped by the U.S. if its businesses and politicians play their cards well. This is Capitalism 4.0, and it will change politics, finance, international relations, and economic thinking in the coming decades. ...

3483. 

Building Social Business: The New Kind of Capitalism That Serves Humanity's Most Pressing Needs

Building Social Business: The New Kind of Capitalism That Serves Humanity's Most Pressing Needs

By: Muhammad Yunus

Publisher: PublicAffairs

Publication Date: 19-APR-2011

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Muhammad Yunus, the practical visionary who pioneered microcredit and, with his Grameen Bank, won the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, has developed a new dimension for capitalism which he calls "social business." The social business model has been adopted by corporations, entrepreneurs, and social activists across the globe. Its goal is to create self-supporting, viable commercial enterprises that generate economic growth as they produce goods and services to fulfill human needs. In Building Social Business, Yunus shows how social business can be put into practice and explains why it...

3484. 

The Art of War

The Art of War

By: Ralph Sawyer; Sun Tzu

Publisher: Basic Books

Publication Date: 21-JAN-1994

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The Art of War is almost certainly the most famous study of strategy ever written and has had an extraordinary influence on the history of warfare. The principles Sun-tzu expounded were utilized brilliantly by such great Asian war leaders as Mao Tse-tung, Giap, and Yamamoto. First translated two hundred years ago by a French missionary, Sun-tzu’s Art of War has been credited with influencing Napoleon, the German General Staff, and even the planning for Desert Storm. Many Japanese companies make this book required reading for their key executives. And...

3485. 

Approaches to Training and Development

Approaches to Training and Development

By: Sharon Naquin; Dugan Laird; Elwood F. Holton

Publisher: Basic Books

Publication Date: 28-MAY-2003

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Approaches to Training and Development provides a comprehensive and practical introduction to the field of organizational training and human-resource development. It surveys the methods, functions, and goals of training--from needs assessment to implementation--illustrating each step of an effective training program. This new edition includes updates throughout, with fresh examples and current references, with an emphasis on evaluating and explaining new training. Comprehensive, authoritative, and accessible, this new edition will prove an essential resource to a new generation...

3486. 

Basic Economics: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy, Fourth Edition

Basic Economics: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy, Fourth Edition

By: Thomas Sowell

Publisher: Basic Books

Publication Date: 07-DEC-2010

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The fourth edition of Basic Economics is both expanded and updated. A new chapter on the history of economics itself has been added, and the implications of that history examined. A new section on the special role of corporations in the economy has been added to the chapter on government and big business, among other additions throughout the book. Basic Economics, which has now been translated into six languages, has grown so much that a large amount of material in the back of the book in previous editions has now been put online instead, so the book itself and its price will...

3487. 

Introduction to Security, 8th Edition

Introduction to Security, 8th Edition

By: Robert Fischer; Edward Halibozek

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 18-MAR-2008

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Introduction to Security, 8th Edition, has been the leading introduction to private security for over thirty years, celebrated for its balanced and professional approach to this increasingly important area. Now the eighth edition expands the key topics and adds material on important issues in the 21st c environment. The author team brings together top-level professional experience in industry with years of teaching experience. As a recommended title for security certifications, it is a crucial resource for the 30,000+ ASIS International members, and is also used as a core security...

3488. 

Forecasting Expected Returns in the Financial Markets

Forecasting Expected Returns in the Financial Markets

By: Stephen Satchell

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 16-AUG-2007

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Forecasting returns is as important as forecasting volatility in multiple areas of finance. This topic, essential to practitioners, is also studied by academics. In this new book, Dr Stephen Satchell brings together a collection of leading thinkers and practitioners from around the world who address this complex problem using the latest quantitative techniques. *Forecasting expected returns is an essential aspect of finance and highly technical *The first collection of papers to present new and developing techniques *International authors present both academic and practitioner...

3489. 

Stress Testing for Risk Control Under Basel II

Stress Testing for Risk Control Under Basel II

By: Dimitris N. Chorafas

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 20-DEC-2006

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The Consultative paper issued by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (Basel II) cites the failure of bankers to adequately stress test exposures as a major reason for bad loans. Sample quotes from this crucial document: * "Banks should take into consideration potential future changes in economic conditions when assessing individual credits and their credit portfolios, and should assess their credit risk exposures under stressful conditions." * "The recent disturbances in Asia and Russia illustrate how close linkages among emerging markets under stress conditions and previously...

3490. 

Risk Management Technology in Financial Services

Risk Management Technology in Financial Services

By: Dimitris N. Chorafas

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 23-JUL-2007

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Written for professionals in financial services with responsibility for IT and risk management, Dimitris Chorafas surveys the methodology required and IT systems and structures to support it according to Basel II. The book is consistent with the risk management certification process of GARP, as well as the accounting rules of IFRS, based on research the author conducted with IASB. The author provices an in-depth discussion of the types of risk, stress analysis and the use of scenarios, mathematical models, and IT systems and infrastructure requirements. * Written in clear,...

3491. 

Process of Investigation, 3rd Edition

Process of Investigation, 3rd Edition

By: Charles A. Sennewald; John Tsukayama

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 15-MAY-2006

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The Process of Investigation, Third Edition, is a book written to address the needs of the private investigator in the security field. Continuing in the tradition of its previous editions, this book covers essential topics which are often overlooked in works that concentrate on the public aspects of investigation. Investigative skills such as surveillance techniques, interviewing and interrogation, evidence, and confessions and written statements are all discussed, and supplemented with updated case studies and examples from the authors’ own experiences. Major revisions to The...

3492. 

Risk Analysis and the Security Survey, 3rd Edition

Risk Analysis and the Security Survey, 3rd Edition

By: Gene Tucker; James F. Broder

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 22-FEB-2006

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Security and risk management are principally concerned with the protection and conservation of corporate assets and resources. The task of protection continues to be an increasingly complex one in a time when technology is creating new products (and thus risk) at an explosive rate. Add this to the crime rate -- now aggravated by domestic and international terrorism -- and the importance of risk analysis and evaluation to design proper protection becomes self-evident. With an awareness of the growing threat of global terrorism, the third edition of RISK ANALYSIS AND THE SECURITY SURVEY...

3493. 

Integrated Security Systems Design

Integrated Security Systems Design

By: Thomas L. Norman

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 23-JAN-2007

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Integrated Security Systems Design is a one-stop resource for security directors, consultants, engineers and installation managers who are interested in providing enterprise-class security in goverment and corporate installations worldwide. An integrated security system is a system that has been incorporated into other programs (such as Access Control, Private Branch Exchanges, Human Relations, Security Video, and Intercommunications) to perform tasks in a manner consistent with corporate or agency policies and procedures. This book explains how to accomplish such integration, thereby...

3494. 

Security Operations Management, 2nd Edition

Security Operations Management, 2nd Edition

By: Robert McCrie

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 04-DEC-2006

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The second edition of Security Operations Management continues as the seminal reference on corporate security management operations. Revised and updated, topics covered in depth include: access control, selling the security budget upgrades to senior management, the evolution of security standards since 9/11, designing buildings to be safer from terrorism, improving relations between the public and private sectors, enhancing security measures during acute emergencies, and, finally, the increased security issues surrounding the threats of terrorism and cybercrime. An ideal reference for...

3495. 

Handbook of Sports and Lottery Markets

Handbook of Sports and Lottery Markets

By: Donald B. Hausch; W.T. Ziemba

Publisher: North Holland

Publication Date: 02-SEP-2008

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Its basic empirical research and investigation of pure theories of investment in the sports and lotto markets make this volume a winner. With new overviews of scholarship on the industry side of racetrack and other betting markets to betting exchanges and market efficiencies, contributors consider a variety of sports in countries around the world. The result is not only superior information about market forecasting, but macro- and micro-analyses that are relevant to other markets as well. * Major focus on the variety of market efficiencies * Significant coverage of sports from racing...

3496. 

Your Training Questions Answered

Your Training Questions Answered

By: Cheryl Gamble (editor)

Publisher: American Society for Training & Development

Publication Date: 01-DEC-2010

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This issue responds to the most frequently asked questions by ASTD Members about training. Specifically, the material focuses on informal learning, trends, importance of credentialing to the profession, and reducing variables in training career paths. ...

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Addressing the Skills Gap

Addressing the Skills Gap

By:  ASTD Public Policy Department

Publisher: American Society for Training & Development

Publication Date: 01-NOV-2010

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For every practitioner in the learning field, understanding the skills gap and having an action plan for taking charge to close the gap is a vital skill. This issue delineates six steps and their processes that can assess whether a skills gap exists, and if so, how to successfully manage it within your organization. ...

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The Basics of ISD Revisited

The Basics of ISD Revisited

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Publisher: American Society for Training & Development

Publication Date: 01-OCT-2010

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This Infoline sets the stage for ISD by first explaining its origin and approach and then presenting the classic ADDIE Model, with each phase of the model discussed in turn. Then it examines the role that objectives and evaluation play in instructional design as well as new developments in emerging technologies and ISD quality control. ...

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Create Better Multiple-Choice Questions

Create Better Multiple-Choice Questions

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Publisher: American Society for Training & Development

Publication Date: 01-SEP-2010

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To ensure accurate testing results, developing defensible multiple-choice assessments to accompany classroom, online, or blended instruction is a skill that must be mastered by those who develop instruction and assessments. This issue provides guidance for writing well-written multiple choice questions and not making the most common mistakes. ...

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Enhance Your Training Brand

Enhance Your Training Brand

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Publisher: American Society for Training & Development

Publication Date: 01-JUN-2010

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In this Infoline, you will discover how organizations use their brands to create expectations for current and potential customers. You will also gain an understanding of how strong brands present specific personality traits to make the organization easy to relate to and remember. Finally, you will learn how you can apply these simple concepts to your training brand, allowing you to build a more successful and effective team or organization. ...