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Recovery, Reframing, and Renewal

Recovery, Reframing, and Renewal

By: Oliver Cutshaw

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 04-MAR-2011

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This book examines the difficulties confronting information professionals who, due to financial downturns, technological change, or personal crises, are forced to re-evaluate their career options. It is divided between a case study (based on the author’s own experiences) of career dislocation and eventual career renewal, and several sections that offer pragmatic advice on how to recover from job loss, conduct a skills assessment and develop a practical job search strategy. The author, with honesty, confronts the serious and sometimes troubling psychological and professional consequences...

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Stressaholic: 5 Steps to Transform Your Relationship with Stress

Stressaholic: 5 Steps to Transform Your Relationship with Stress

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 21-JAN-2014

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A guidebook for the journey from exhaustion to enlightenment Chronic multitasking and ever-increasing demands on our time and energy have caused a neurochemically-based dependence on sources of stress and stimulation to provide fuel for our chaotic lifestyles. While this may boost performance in the short-term, studies have consistently shown that when stress hormones are elevated over time they create the worst form of internal wear and tear; decreasing productivity, wasting time, and even killing brain cells. As a result, modern society is tired and wired, suffering from physical...

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A revised and updated new edition of the bestselling workbook and grammar guide The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation is a concise, entertaining workbook and guide to English grammar, punctuation, and usage. This user-friendly resource includes simple explanations of grammar, punctuation, and usage; scores of helpful examples; dozens of reproducible worksheets; and pre- and post-tests to help teach grammar to students of all ages. Appropriate for virtually any age range, this authoritative guide makes learning English grammar and usage simple and fun. This updated Eleventh Edition...

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An original approach to trend discovery and trade entry Initial forays into day trading stock index futures reveal a starkly different decision environment. There is no time to dwell on technical conditions. Intraday volatility in the stock indices is far more exaggerated than the daily bar charts of other markets, partly due to the extreme leverage, partly due to the intense attention. And positioning techniques that prove reliable in the action of the long-term trends in other instruments tend to fail in the countertrend reactions of the highly leveraged S&P futures contract within the...

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Discrimination Law Issues for the Safety Professional

Discrimination Law Issues for the Safety Professional

By: Thomas Schneid

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 05-DEC-2011

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Written for safety professionals, this book provides general knowledge of the various laws and regulations that offer protection to employees and individuals against discrimination in the workplace. It takes a proactive approach to identifying situations where potential discrimination against an employee or individual may occur, and provides guidance on how to take immediate action to address the potential discriminatory situation. The book discusses new laws and amendments to existing laws, and illustrates the filing process for claims. Chapters cover the Americans with Disabilities Act,...

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Trajectory

Trajectory

By: David L. Van Rooy

Publisher: AMACOM

Publication Date: 21-MAY-2014

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When the economy's difficult and jobs aren't secure, people tend to focus on the short term...on survival. But what they don't grasp is how their current position could be a springboard to their next position--or even the one after that. Caught between a fear of failure and a desire for instant success, they limit the risks they take, unwittingly limiting their opportunities. As much as they want to get ahead, they simply can't see how to get there. Trajectory is the answer. Each and every person has their own "trajectory" or career path--and this timely and refreshingly practical new book...

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A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens

A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens

By: Joani Geltman

Publisher: AMACOM

Publication Date: 07-MAY-2014

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Turn back the clocks! Your sweet child has morphed into a teen. And it's no longer just a messy bedroom or an attitude with a capital "A" causing concern. There's a whole new range of issues on the horizon. What if your daughter texts a naked picture to a "boyfriend"...which he then forwards to the entire class? What if your son becomes increasingly withdrawn...Or your child is being bullied online? Would you know what to do? You could read a whole book on teen psychology--but who has the time! As a parent, what you need most is quick and candid advice for dealing with the issue at hand....

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Networks in Society: Links and Language

Networks in Society: Links and Language

By: Robert Stocker; Terry Bossomaier

Publisher: Pan Stanford Publishing

Publication Date: 07-FEB-2014

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This book covers technical fundamentals, complexity and social networks, and communication and language. It raises readers’ interest in social networks, the importance of language in the emergence and maintenance of networks, the integral patterns of interconnectivity, and the means to measure and model social structure. It presents a broad range of ideas from several fields of research endeavor. It also explores social networks and their integration with communication and language, thereby providing a discussion of relevant theory, modeling, metrics, and application to business, natural...

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Writing for Visual Media, 4th Edition

Writing for Visual Media, 4th Edition

By: Anthony Friedmann

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 16-APR-2014

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This updated edition of Writing for Visual Media will enable you to understand the nature of visual writing that lies behind the content of all visual media. This unique kind of writing must communicate to audiences through content producers, since audiences don’t read the script. Most media content provides a solution to a communication problem, which the writer must learn to analyze and solve before writing the script. The new edition strengthens the method for creating content and writing in the correct language and established format for each visual medium, including commercial...

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The Art Of The Business Lunch

The Art Of The Business Lunch

By: Robin Jay

Publisher: Career Press

Publication Date: 01-FEB-2006

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What’s the one entree you should never order at a business lunch? Is it ever okay to order alcohol? When should you bring up the subject of business? The Art of the Business Lunch takes you through every aspect of the business lunch. Robin Jay, the “Queen of the Business Lunch”, teaches you proven methods for making the people with whom you do business choose to work with you, instead of your competition, time and time again. ...

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Everyday Letters for Busy People: Hundreds of Samples You Can Adapt at a Moment's Notice

Everyday Letters for Busy People: Hundreds of Samples You Can Adapt at a Moment's Notice

By: Debra Hart May; Regina McAloney

Publisher: Career Press

Publication Date: 15-DEC-2003

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Here are hundreds of tips, techniques, and samples that will help you create the perfect letter (or e-mail!) no matter what the occasion or circumstance, no matter how little time you have.A phone call, page, or text message may be faster, but sometimes only a letter will do. What do you do when you’re a wizard of technological communication, but still aren’t sure what an inside address is? Use Everyday Letters for Busy People as your reference and guide. ...

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Work Smarts: What CEOs Say You Need To Know to Get Ahead

Work Smarts: What CEOs Say You Need To Know to Get Ahead

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 09-DEC-2013

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Award-winning Bloomberg television host Betty Liu compiles the wisdom of the world's best CEOs into a fun, insightful, and practical guide for success. Betty Liu is famous the world over for asking the tough questions of today's most successful people—and for her uncanny ability to get straight answers where others have failed. As an award-winning financial journalist and Bloomberg Television anchor, Betty has sat down with billionaires, CEOs, politicians, and celebrities to get their views from the top. Now, in Work Smarts, Betty helps you get to the top by distilling the wisdom of...

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The Four Steps to the Epiphany, 2nd Edition

The Four Steps to the Epiphany, 2nd Edition

By: Steve Blank

Publisher: K&S Ranch Press

Publication Date: 17-JUL-2013

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The bestselling classic that launched 10,000 startups and new corporate ventures - The Four Steps to the Epiphany is one of the most influential and practical business books of all time.  The Four Steps to the Epiphany launched the Lean Startup approach to new ventures. It was the first book to offer that startups are not smaller versions of large companies and that new ventures are different than existing ones. Startups search for business models while existing companies execute them.  The book offers the practical and proven four-step Customer Development process for search and...

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The Startup Owner's Manual

The Startup Owner's Manual

By: Steve Blank; Bob Dorf

Publisher: K&S Ranch Press

Publication Date: 01-MAR-2012

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More than 100,000 entrepreneurs rely on this book for detailed, step-by-step instructions on building successful, scalable, profitable startups.  The National Science Foundation pays hundreds of startup teams each year to follow the process outlined in the book, and it's taught at Stanford, Berkeley, Columbia and more than 100 other leading universities worldwide.  Why? The Startup Owner's Manual guides you, step-by-step, as you put the Customer Development process to work. This method was created by renowned Silicon Valley startup expert Steve Blank, acknowledged catalyst of the...

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Enhancing the Managerial DNA of Your Small Business

Enhancing the Managerial DNA of Your Small Business

By: Pat Roberson-Saunders; Barron H. Harvey

Publisher: Business Expert Press

Publication Date: 30-APR-2014

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Most people who start businesses do so with little or no experience and no formal education in business or management training. If this sounds familiar, this book has been written expressly for you and anyone who aspires to create a business. This book fills some critical gaps in managerial knowledge that cause many of the problems that small business owners face as they try to navigate the business world with inadequate knowledge of how to manage a business. Inside, you will learn five core topics that will make the difference between success and failure: strategic planning,...

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Reinventing American Health Care

Reinventing American Health Care

By: Ezekiel Emanuel

Publisher: PublicAffairs

Publication Date: 04-MAR-2014

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The definitive story of American health care today—its causes, consequences, and confusions In March 2010, the Affordable Care Act was signed into law. It was the most extensive reform of America’s health care system since at least the creation of Medicare in 1965, and maybe ever. The ACA was controversial and highly political, and the law faced legal challenges reaching all the way to the Supreme Court; it even precipitated a government shutdown. It was a signature piece of legislation for President Obama’s first term, and also a ball and chain for his second. Ezekiel J. Emanuel, a...

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Time Management In An Instant

Time Management In An Instant

By: Karen Leland

Publisher: Career Press

Publication Date: 15-JUN-2008

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Surveys show that people in corporations receive an average of 175 messages per day. Topping the list is e-mail, surpassing voice mail, faxes, and telephone messages as the most frequent type of message received. While e-mail is the biggest communication tool for business use, its remote nature--which eliminates tone of voice and body language--presents a huge potential for misunderstanding and misinterpretation. Many people find themselves dealing with dozens of e-mails every day whose impact has been lost in cyberspace and, as a result, frequently miss the mark. ...

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Success as an Introvert For Dummies

Success as an Introvert For Dummies

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Publisher: For Dummies

Publication Date: 04-DEC-2013

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Thrive as an introvert in an extrovert world Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and author J.K. Rowling have more in common than being highly successful. They're also introverts. Success as an Introvert For Dummies identifies common misunderstandings about introverts and highlights the strengths often found in people associated with this worldview. Success as an Introvert For Dummies examines the traits common to introverts and the benefits they bring to both work and life. You'll learn: how to boost your confidence while learning strategies for successfully living in an extrovert world; how...

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Way of the Trade: Tactical Applications of Underground Trading Methods for Traders and Investors, + Online Video Course

Way of the Trade: Tactical Applications of Underground Trading Methods for Traders and Investors, + Online Video Course

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Publisher: Bloomberg Press

Publication Date: 05-AUG-2013

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Praise for Way of the Trade + Online Video Course "Jea Yu's Way of the Trade offers serious traders a comprehensive and compelling approach to short-term trading. Jea writes in a reader-friendly style, connecting market realities with sound trading techniques and risk management strategies. If you are dedicated to succeeding in the trading world, Way of the Trade belongs on your bookshelf." —Toni Turner, President, TrendStar Trading Group, Inc.; author of A Beginner's Guide to Day Trading Online and Invest to Win: Earn and Keep Profits in Bull and Bear Markets with the GainsMaster...

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The Myth of the Spoiled Child

The Myth of the Spoiled Child

By: Alfie Kohn

Publisher: Da Capo Press

Publication Date: 25-APR-2014

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Somehow, a set of deeply conservative assumptions about children--what they're like and how they should be raised--have congealed into the conventional wisdom in our society. Parents are accused of being both permissive and overprotective, unwilling to set limits and afraid to let their kids fail. Young people, meanwhile, are routinely described as entitled and narcissistic...among other unflattering adjectives. In  The Myth of the Spoiled Child , Alfie Kohn systematically debunks these beliefs--not only challenging erroneous factual claims but also exposing the troubling ideology that...