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The IT Professional's Guide to Researching a New Industry

The IT Professional's Guide to Researching a New Industry

By: Tom Taulli

Publisher: Impackt Publishing

Publication Date: 03-APR-2014

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IT is a booming sector that is a key part of any industry. As a result IT professionals of all backgrounds and specialisms could find themselves working in almost anything from insurance to entertainment. Navigating your way around the job market can be a tricky task; you need to know where to look and what questions to ask to ensure that you make the right decisions about your career. This quick and practical guide will help you navigate the huge range of industries for which IT is becoming essential. With ideas and tips to help you with your research, this book will get you asking the...

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Safely Prosperous or Really Rich: Choosing Your Personal Financial Heaven

Safely Prosperous or Really Rich: Choosing Your Personal Financial Heaven

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 25-NOV-2013

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Praise for SAFELY PROSPEROUS or REALLY RICH? "Howard's brilliant concept that the roads to Prosperity and Riches are very different is very liberating. In most financial books, the author would never do what Howard has done-recount with unflinching honesty the big financial mistakes he and his subscribers have made over the years so readers can avoid the same stumbling blocks and pitfalls. Only a very secure man would have the guts to do that." -Robert Allen author of Multiple Streams of Income and Nothing Down "Howard Ruff is back, offering a wealth of powerful new financial...

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High-Powered Investing All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition

High-Powered Investing All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition

By: Consumer Dummies

Publisher: For Dummies

Publication Date: 23-DEC-2013

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Your key to success in high-end investments Looking for help making smarter, more profitable high-end investment decisions? Why buy 13 books that cover each of the major topics you need to understand, when High-Powered Investing All-In-One For Dummies gives you 13 expert guides for the price of one? This hands-on resource arms you with an arsenal of advanced investing techniques for everything from stocks and futures to options and exchange-traded funds. You'll find out how to trade on the FOREX market, evaluate annuities, choose the right commodities, and buy into hedge funds. Plus,...

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The Power of Understanding People: The Key to Strengthening Relationships, Increasing Sales, and Enhancing Organizational Performance

The Power of Understanding People: The Key to Strengthening Relationships, Increasing Sales, and Enhancing Organizational Performance

By: Dave Mitchell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 16-DEC-2013

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How to build lasting connections through meaningful communication Developing successful relationships is critical to our success in both our personal and professional lives. The Power of Understanding People shows you how to establish and develop extremely effective relationships by providing you with techniques to better identify and understand the intrinsic needs of others. As a result, you will achieve better team dynamics, increased sales and client satisfaction, higher levels of employee engagement and performance, and even more satisfying marriages and friendships. This book...

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The Way You Do Anything is the Way You Do Everything: The Why of Why Your Business Isn't Making More Money

The Way You Do Anything is the Way You Do Everything: The Why of Why Your Business Isn't Making More Money

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 03-FEB-2014

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Why your business isn't succeeding and what you can do about it While business consultants are having you scour over profit and loss statements, the real truth is businesses don't fail; people quit. The Way You Do Anything Is the Way You Do Everything offers a realistic, sarcastic, and fiercely honest look at how business owners fail to commit. Business success is all about mindset, and author Suzanne Evans helps you uncover your goals and blast away the obstacles that are standing in your way. She offers ways to make more money, more quickly and eliminate everything that doesn't...

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Brief: Make a Bigger Impact by Saying Less

Brief: Make a Bigger Impact by Saying Less

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 10-FEB-2014

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Get heard by being clear and concise The only way to survive in business today is to be a lean communicator. Busy executives expect you to respect and manage their time more effectively than ever. You need to do the groundwork to make your message tight and to the point. The average professional receives 304 emails per week and checks their smartphones 36 times an hour and 38 hours a week. This inattention has spread to every part of life. The average attention span has shrunk from 12 seconds in 2000 to eight in 2012. So, throw them a lifeline and be brief. Author Joe McCormack...

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The New Retirementality: Planning Your Life and Living Your Dreams...at Any Age You Want, 4th Edition

The New Retirementality: Planning Your Life and Living Your Dreams...at Any Age You Want, 4th Edition

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 17-FEB-2014

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Stop making a living and start making a life with The New Retirementality When Mitch Anthony first presented the concept of a new way of thinking about retirement in 2000, it was novel and many critics didn't buy into it. Originally written to get the attention of baby boomers who were approaching 55, Mitch started a revolution by showing people why they needed to have a new attitude about retirement–a "new retirementality." More than a decade later, most of us are facing a very different retirement reality than previous generations–failing pensions, an endangered social security system,...

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The Eventual Millionaire: How Anyone Can Be an Entrepreneur and Successfully Grow Their Startup

The Eventual Millionaire: How Anyone Can Be an Entrepreneur and Successfully Grow Their Startup

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 24-FEB-2014

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Become a millionaire by learning from millionaires An Eventual Millionaire is someone who knows they will be a millionaire, eventually. But they want to do it on their own terms—with an enjoyable life and an enjoyable business. Eventual Millionaires are everywhere, from the airplane pilot looking to start his own business for more freedom and money to a student looking to start her life on the right foot to a successful business owner needing inspiration and wondering how to take her business to the next level. There are many ways to become a millionaire, but research has often shown...

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A "hands-on" guide to applied equity analysis and portfolio management From asset allocation to modeling the intrinsic value of a stock, Applied Equity Analysis and Portfolio Management + Online Video Course offers readers a solid foundation in the practice of fundamental analysis using the same tools and techniques as professional investors. Filled with real-world illustrations and hands-on applications, Professor Weigand's learning system takes a rigorous, empirical approach to topics such as analyzing the macro-finance environment, sector rotation, financial analysis and valuation,...

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Trading Weekly Options + Online Video Course: Pricing Characteristics and Short-Term Trading Strategies

Trading Weekly Options + Online Video Course: Pricing Characteristics and Short-Term Trading Strategies

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 28-JAN-2014

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A comprehensive resource for understanding and trading weekly options Weekly options are traded on all major indices, as well as high volume stocks and ETFs. They continue to surge in popularity, accounting for as much as twenty percent of daily options volume. And while existing options strategy can be used with weeklys, they are particularly conducive to premium selling strategies and short-term trades based on a news item or technical pattern. With this timely guide, and its companion video, you'll learn exactly how to use weeklys to make more money from option selling strategies and...

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The Money Compass: Where Your Money Went and How to Get It Back

The Money Compass: Where Your Money Went and How to Get It Back

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 21-JAN-2014

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Between the ongoing recession, the collapse of the housing market, and the crumbling of the middle class, many Americans are left wondering what happened to the American Dream. They're also wondering what happened to their money. For millions of people, just making ends meet is challenging enough. So when it comes to saving and investing, it seems like the deck is stacked against you. The bad news is that you're right. If the economy were a card game, the dealer would hold all the aces. But the good news is that you don't have to play by the house rules. Renowned for his unvarnished...

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Investing with the Trend: A Rules-based Approach to Money Management

Investing with the Trend: A Rules-based Approach to Money Management

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 31-DEC-2013

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Investing with the Trend provides an abundance of evidence for adapting a rules-based approach to investing by offering something most avoid, and that is to answer the "why" one would do it this way. It explains the need to try to participate in the good markets and avoid the bad markets, with cash being considered an asset class. The book is in three primary sections and tries to leave no stone unturned in offering almost 40 years of experience in the markets. Part I - The focus is on much of the misinformation in modern finance, the inappropriate use of Gaussian statistics, the...

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What Your Boss Really Wants from You

What Your Boss Really Wants from You

By: Steve Arneson

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Publication Date: 05-MAY-2014

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Take Charge of the Relationship That Matters Most to Your Career Your most important work relationship is with your boss. You need it to go well. But even the best bosses can be hard to read, and some seem downright inscrutable. Your boss isn’t going to change for you—don’t waste your time trying. The solution lies in figuring out what makes your boss tick and adapting your own work style to make the relationship better. But how do you do that? In this pragmatic and accessible guide, top executive coach Steve Arneson shows how to find the answers to fifteen essential questions that will help...

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The Basics of Achieving Professional Certification: Enhancing Your Credentials

The Basics of Achieving Professional Certification: Enhancing Your Credentials

By: Willis Thomas

Publisher: Productivity Press

Publication Date: 14-NOV-2013

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This easy-to-use guide can help anyone looking to achieve professional certification make informed decisions about the many options available. It can also help avoid the pitfalls of making the wrong choice as a result of being incorrectly informed. Examining the range of professional certifications offered by associations and organizations, it explains how to select the right professional certification and outlines best practices for completing the certification process. It includes a CD that supplies permanent access to a suite of helpful training and development tools and software. ...

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Life at the Speed of Passion

Life at the Speed of Passion

By: Wright Eve

Publisher: Career Press

Publication Date: 21-APR-2014

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Life at the Speed of Passion will revolutionize the way you think about what your life looks like, what you do for a living and why you do it. Through her meteoric rise in the corporte and sports world, Eve has learned to master the craft of confident decision-making while blending it with personal integrity to create a life more passionate and purposeful than she ever imagined. ...

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The Professional Woman's Guide to Giving Feedback

The Professional Woman's Guide to Giving Feedback

By: Katie Botten

Publisher: Impackt Publishing

Publication Date: 25-MAR-2014

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It can be difficult for women to get ahead at work, particularly in male-dominated environments. However, there are ways to get an edge at work and great feedback is one of them. It may seem like a small element of business life, but knowing how to use feedback effectively can not only allay everyday stresses and anxieties, but it can drive business performance to excellent results. This book will demonstrate exactly how women can use feedback in this way, explaining with clarity and practicality exactly how to make the most out of feedback, and to bring confidence and results at...

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Be the Best Bad Presenter Ever

Be the Best Bad Presenter Ever

By: Karen Hough

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Publication Date: 13-MAY-2014

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If you’re like most people, the phrase “You’ll be giving a presentation” is on a par with “It looks like that molar will have to come out.” Well, let’s be honest: you’d prefer the surgery, wouldn’t you? One reason most people regard public speaking as a nightmare is that they have to be “perfect.” They drive themselves crazy trying to conform to all sorts of handed-down rules that tie them up in knots and put their audiences to sleep. But Karen Hough knows that by throwing out those rules, relaxing, being yourself, and even making “mistakes,” you’ll connect with your audience much more...

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A little book full of enormous value for novices and seasoned venture capitalists alike After having been thrown for a loop by the bursting of the tech bubble more than a decade ago, the venture capital industry suddenly has come roaring back to life over the past two years. In 2011 alone, more than $7.5 billion in venture capital was invested—representing more than a 19% increase over the previous year—in more than 966 companies. A majority of these companies reside in the life sciences, Internet, and alternative energy sectors. In today's weak job market, VC is more important than...

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Decide: Work Smarter, Reduce Your Stress, and Lead by Example

Decide: Work Smarter, Reduce Your Stress, and Lead by Example

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 03-FEB-2014

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How to make better decisions and achieve your goals What shapes a person's career and life, and defines them as a leader? Their decisions. We all want to be more productive and deliver our best results. But doing this effectively—and consistently over time—is a significant challenge. Managing it all is hard, and leading in today's hyper-paced world is even harder. The good news is that leadership expert Steve McClatchy makes it easier. In Decide, McClatchy—who works with Fortune 1000 people every day to help them achieve outstanding levels of performance—shows you how to cut through...

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Profiting from Market Trends: Simple Tools and Techniques for Mastering Trend Analysis

Profiting from Market Trends: Simple Tools and Techniques for Mastering Trend Analysis

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 03-FEB-2014

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An accessible guide to identifying and profiting from financial market trends Profiting from long-term trends is the most common path to success for traders. The challenge is recognizing the emergence of a trend and determining where to enter and exit the market. No body is more familiar with this situation than author Tina Logan. Now, in Profiting from Market Trends, she shares here extensive insights in this area with you. Divided into four comprehensive parts trend development, change in trend direction, reading the market, and profiting from technical analysis this reliable...