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Big Vision, Small Business

Big Vision, Small Business

By: Jamie S. Walters

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Publication Date: 13-OCT-2002

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While most of the business world worships size and constant growth, Big Vision, Small Business celebrates the art—and power—of small. Based on interviews with more than seventy small-business owners and on her own experiences as a successful small-business entrepreneur, Jamie Walters shows how a business can stay small and remain vital, healthy, and rewarding. If you long to run a successful, socially conscious enterprise as one element of a fulfilling personal life, Big Vision, Small Business shows you how. Covering growth options and small-enterprise advantages, inspired visioning,...

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The Art of LEGO Design

The Art of LEGO Design

By: Jordan Schwartz

Publisher: No Starch Press

Publication Date: 13-JUN-2014

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The Art of LEGO® Design explores LEGO as an artistic medium, with a wide-ranging collection of creative techniques to help you craft your own amazing models....

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Chase's Calendar of Events 2014, 57th Edition

Chase's Calendar of Events 2014, 57th Edition

By: Editors of Chase's Calendar of Events

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

Publication Date: 19-SEP-2013

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As featured on The Today Show ! 12,500 entries. 196 countries. 365 days. Find out what's going on any day of the year, anywhere across the globe! If you're looking to tie a promotional event to a special month, create a suggested reading list based on a literary birth anniversary, travel to a music festival halfway around the world, blog about a historical milestone or do a celebrity birthday round-up on your radio show or Twitterfeed, Chase's Calendar of Events is the one resource that has it all. For broadcasters, journalists, event planners, public relations...

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Master Math: Elementary School Math

Master Math: Elementary School Math

By: Kristen Gryskevich

Publisher: Course Technology PTR

Publication Date: 18-JUN-2014

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Math instruction is changing. The subject is no longer taught the way it was when today's parents were in school. Keeping up and helping your elementary-grade child with math can be challenging and, at times, frustrating. If you're facing difficulties helping your child grasp elementary math, here's good news: You're not alone, and help is on the way. MASTER MATH: ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MATH is the key to decreasing study and test anxieties and making math easier for your child. This concise guide, written by an experienced elementary school teacher, is a fast, straightforward reference that will...

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Through the Eye of a Needle

Through the Eye of a Needle

By: Peter Brown

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Publication Date: 02-SEP-2013

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Jesus taught his followers that it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter heaven. Yet by the fall of Rome, the church was becoming rich beyond measure. Through the Eye of a Needle is a sweeping intellectual and social history of the vexing problem of wealth in Christianity in the waning days of the Roman Empire, written by the world's foremost scholar of late antiquity. Peter Brown examines the rise of the church through the lens of money and the challenges it posed to an institution that espoused the virtue of poverty and called avarice...

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Top 10 Cape Town and the Winelands

Top 10 Cape Town and the Winelands

By: Philip Briggs; Loren Minsky

Publisher: DK Publishing

Publication Date: 01-JUL-2014

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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Cape Town and the Winelands in ePub format will lead you straight to the very best this region has to offer. Whether you're looking for things not to miss at the Top 10 sights or want to find the top place to eat, this guide is the perfect companion, taking the best of the printed guidebook and adding new eBook-only features. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists--from the Top 10 museums to the Top 10 events and festivals. There's even a list of the Top 10 ways to avoid the crowds. The guide is divided by area, each with its own photo gallery and...

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Soft Skills für Softwareentwickler, 3rd Edition

Soft Skills für Softwareentwickler, 3rd Edition

By: Uwe Vigenschow; Björn Schneider; Ines Meyrose

Publisher: dpunkt

Publication Date: 16-JUN-2014

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Die Herausforderungen, denen sich Projektleiter, Führungskräfte und andere Verantwortliche in Softwareprojekten tagtäglich stellen, sind vielfältig. Sozialkompetenz und Soft Skills stellen hier maßgebliche Erfolgsfaktoren dar. In diesem Buch werden Techniken zur Führung und Weiterentwicklung von Mitarbeitern sowie zum Aufbau von Hochleistungsteams aufgezeigt und anhand konkreter Beispiele aus der IT erläutert. Die Autoren geben Antworten auf die Fragen, was Softwareentwickler motiviert, was moderne Führung gerade in den immer agiler werdenden Projekten bedeutet und wie das komplexe...

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The Art of War for Small Business

The Art of War for Small Business

By: Becky Sheetz-Runkle

Publisher: AMACOM

Publication Date: 11-JUN-2014

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Sun Tzu's ancient The Art of War has inspired military, political, and business leaders across the world with its brilliant strategies for prevailing against opponents. At the core of this classic treatise is the message that sledgehammer approaches can backfire, and size alone does not guarantee wins. Strategy, positioning, planning, leadership--all play equally significant roles, making Sun Tzu's teachings perfect for small business owners and entrepreneurs entrenched in fierce competition for customers, market share, talent . . . for their very survival. The Art of War for Small Business...

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201 Killer Cover Letters Third Edition, 3rd Edition

201 Killer Cover Letters Third Edition

By: Sandra Podesta; Andrea Paxton

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

Publication Date: 12-MAR-2014

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THE BESTSELLING GUIDE TO WRITING COVER LETTERS THAT MAKE YOU STAND OUT FROM THE COMPETITION With hundreds of ready-to-download letters--updated with strategies for networking online, social media, and responding to Internet job postings. "Wow, wow, and wow! Letters like these are what I want to see; they help me get to know the person immediately and create a very positive impression." -- Melissa Burke, co-owner, Blue Plate Minds Creative Staffing Agency "I recommend this book to all the job seekers I work with; it saves them time and expedites the search." -- Julie Hipp,...

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The Mom Inventors Handbook, How to Turn Your Great Idea into the Next Big Thing, Revised and Expanded 2nd Ed, 2nd Edition

The Mom Inventors Handbook, How to Turn Your Great Idea into the Next Big Thing, Revised and Expanded, 2nd Edition

By: Tamara Monosoff

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

Publication Date: 19-MAR-2014

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As featured on The Today Show The definitive guide for aspiring product entrepreneurs – packed with important new resources Written specifically for people seeking to turn their ideas into marketable products, this new edition of The Mom Inventors Handbook takes you step by step through the process, covering the latest, most innovative ways to create, fund, manufacture, and successfully sell products on a wide scale. A great deal has changed since the original publication in 2005. This edition covers everything novice entrepreneurs need to succeed in today’s business...

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The Rough Guide to Tokyo

The Rough Guide to Tokyo

By: Martin Zatko

Publisher: Rough Guides

Publication Date: 01-JUL-2014

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The new-look Rough Guide to Tokyo , now in full color throughout, is the ultimate travel companion to Japan's jaw-dropping capital. Augmented by stunning photography and full listings sections, this guide also contains color-coded maps that provide the key to this hectic, sometimes indecipherable city. You'll find detailed practical advice on what to see and do in Tokyo, from ancient temples and the Imperial Palace to the searing neon lights of Shibuya and Shinjuku. Whatever your budget, the best places to sleep, eat, drink, and shop are all covered, with best-of boxes picking...

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The Rough Guide to Shanghai

The Rough Guide to Shanghai

By: Simon Lewis

Publisher: Rough Guides

Publication Date: 01-JUL-2014

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The Rough Guide to Shanghai is the ultimate insider's guide to China's brash new mega city. Having hosted the extravagant 2010 world expo, Shanghai is muscling forward to take its place alongside such financial powerhouses as Tokyo and London. But it's no longer just about China's rising business clout; in everything from fashion and art to cutting-edge architecture, Shanghai is making waves. All the major and offbeat sights of this notoriously fast-changing city are covered in this fully-revised third edition, from the glorious, newly renovated Bund (set to become China's Champs...

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Guitar for Songwriters

Guitar for Songwriters

By: Leo Cavanagh

Publisher: Course Technology PTR

Publication Date: 25-JUN-2014

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Whether you're a beginning guitarist/songwriter or have been at it for a while, you'll find a wealth of tips and techniques for exploring and expanding your musical creativity in GUITAR FOR SONGWRITERS. Guitarist, composer, and teacher Leo Cavanagh is your guide on this tour of chords and chord progressions that will help you expand your use of guitar for composing and accompanying. The more you know about chords and how they go together, the stronger a songwriting tool your guitar will become. From basic chords through power chords, bar chords, and jazz chords, this book uses common...

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Careers For Creative People: Advertising: and some real world advice from ridiculously talented individuals doing jobs they love

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Careers For Creative People: Advertising: and some real world advice from ridiculously talented individuals doing jobs they love

By: ChRiS Gomersall; Dan Keston

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 15-MAY-2014

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Right now on Facebook there are over 100 million people interested in topics directly related to the Advertising industry–and that’s just in the United States alone. We know this because they’ve actively listed one or more of these things as interests under their real names right next to their profile photo. Unfortunately, the amount of people who hope to turn their creativity into a professional career wildly outnumber the very select few who actually end up doing so. Why is that? Are they lazy? Uninformed? Uninspired? In reality, it’s none of the above. The biggest reasons many...

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DELIVER THE PRESENTATION OF YOUR LIFE--AND LAUNCH YOUR CAREER A nonprofit dedicated to ideas worth spreading, TED challenges the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers to give "the speech of their lives" in 18 minutes or less. The more than 14,000 talks on TED.com have been viewed over 1 billion times and include those by such luminaries as Tony Robbins, Dan Pink, and Sheryl Sandberg. Now you can learn how to give a TED-style talk to achieve your personal and business goals. How to Deliver a TED Talk provides more than 100 invaluable tips--everything from opening...

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SuperTeams: Using the Principles of RESPECT™ to Unleash Explosive Business Performance

SuperTeams: Using the Principles of RESPECT™ to Unleash Explosive Business Performance

By: Paul Marciano; Clinton Wingrove

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

Publication Date: 25-MAR-2014

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Build Teams That SUPER PERFORM Every Day It may seem impossible at times but you can increase productivity, innovation, loyalty, and retention in your organization—dramatically. And it's a lot simpler than you think. In fact, it takes only one thing: RESPECT. Carrots and Sticks Don't Work author Paul Marciano teams up with HR guru Clinton Wingrove to reveal their exciting new system for creating the kinds of teams that transform organizations. The secret lies in developing ordinary employees into highly engaged team members who, in turn, create powerful teams that...

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Million Dollar Launch: How to Kick-start a Successful Consulting Practice in 90 Days

Million Dollar Launch: How to Kick-start a Successful Consulting Practice in 90 Days

By: Alan Weiss

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

Publication Date: 12-MAR-2014

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“[Weiss is] one of the most highly respected independent consultants in the country.” —New York Post If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, you’ve come to the right place. In Million Dollar Launch , bestselling author and superstar consultant Alan Weiss shows you how to get your business up and running—fast! Step by step, Weiss reveals how to create a revenue-producing practice quickly and successfully—while funds last and while support systems remain passionate. This is an indispensable guide to those critical first 90 days. Alan Weiss is the bestselling author of Million...

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How You Can Trade Like a Pro: Breaking into Options, Futures, Stocks, and ETFs

How You Can Trade Like a Pro: Breaking into Options, Futures, Stocks, and ETFs

By: Sarah Potter

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

Publication Date: 05-MAR-2014

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DO YOU WANT TO TAKE YOUR TRADING TO THE NEXT LEVEL? To earn a living as a trader, even part time, takes consistency. Most first-time investors find today's turbulent markets are anything but consistent. To keep from throwing your money away following obsolete trading strategies, you need a seasoned mentor like Sarah Potter to provide the latest insight, training, techniques, and action steps to become the trader you want to be. How You Can Trade Like a Pro holds the answer to fulfilling your dream of earning an income by trading. Written by an educator who now trades...

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Mobile for Good

Mobile for Good

By: Heather Mansfield

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

Publication Date: 17-MAR-2014

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"Even if you can only invest 5 staff hours and a mobile and social media budget of $1,000 annually, your nonprofit must invest in mobile and social media." -- Heather Mansfield Mobile devices are fast becoming the #1 means of digital communication. If you want a sustainable future for your nonprofit, you need to have a strong presence on prospective donors' tablets and smartphones. Statistics prove that the most successful online fundraising campaigns are those designed for portable devices--from 2-inch smartphone screens to 17-inch laptops. In this groundbreaking book,...

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Entrepreneurial Finance, Third Edition: Finance and Business Strategies for the Serious Entrepreneur, 3rd Edition

Entrepreneurial Finance, Third Edition: Finance and Business Strategies for the Serious Entrepreneur, 3rd Edition

By: Steven Rogers; Roza Makonnen

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

Publication Date: 25-MAR-2014

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The premier guide to setting up and managing your business’s finances Whatever business you run or plan to launch, Entrepreneurial Finance provides the essential tools and know-how you need to build a sturdy foundation that will support it for many years to come. Entrepreneurial Finance , Third Edition, offers potent methods for keeping firm financial control of your enterprise and insightful tips for avoiding the multitude of financial barriers that may block your entrepreneurial dream. This exciting update covers all the major topics that have made Entrepreneurial...