Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists by

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
  • Title : Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
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  • Pages : 88
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  • Language : English
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Best Life by N.A

Best Life
  • Title : Best Life
  • Author : N.A
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  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 128
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  • Language : English
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Best Life magazine empowers men to continually improve their physical, emotional and financial well-being to better enjoy the most rewarding years of their life.


Popular Mechanics by N.A

Popular Mechanics
  • Title : Popular Mechanics
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 140
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  • Language : English
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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.


The Advocate by N.A

The Advocate
  • Title : The Advocate
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 96
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  • Language : English
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The Advocate is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) monthly newsmagazine. Established in 1967, it is the oldest continuing LGBT publication in the United States.


Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists by N.A

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
  • Title : Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 64
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  • Language : English
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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is the premier public resource on scientific and technological developments that impact global security. Founded by Manhattan Project Scientists, the Bulletin's iconic "Doomsday Clock" stimulates solutions for a safer world.


Story-Based Inquiry: A Manual for Investigative Journalists by Mark Lee Hunter,gratuit,Unesco

Story-Based Inquiry: A Manual for Investigative Journalists
  • Title : Story-Based Inquiry: A Manual for Investigative Journalists
  • Author : Mark Lee Hunter,gratuit,Unesco
  • Publisher : UNESCO
  • ISBN Code : 9231041894
  • Pages : 87
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  • Language : English
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The Publishers' Trade List Annual by N.A

The Publishers' Trade List Annual
  • Title : The Publishers' Trade List Annual
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Ten Steps to a Results-based Monitoring and Evaluation System by Jody Zall Kusek,Ray C. Rist

Ten Steps to a Results-based Monitoring and Evaluation System
  • Title : Ten Steps to a Results-based Monitoring and Evaluation System
  • Author : Jody Zall Kusek,Ray C. Rist
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • ISBN Code : 9780821382899
  • Pages : 248
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  • Language : English
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An effective state is essential to achieving socio-economic and sustainable development. With the advent of globalization, there are growing pressures on governments and organizations around the world to be more responsive to the demands of internal and external stakeholders for good governance, accountability and transparency, greater development effectiveness, and delivery of tangible results. Governments, parliaments, citizens, the private sector, NGOs, civil society, international organizations and donors are among the stakeholders interested in better performance. As demands for greater accountability and real results have increased, there is an attendant need for enhanced results-based monitoring and evaluation of policies, programs, and projects. This Handbook provides a comprehensive ten-step model that will help guide development practitioners through the process of designing and building a results-based monitoring and evaluation system. These steps begin with a OC Readiness AssessmentOCO and take the practitioner through the design, management, and importantly, the sustainability of such systems. The Handbook describes each step in detail, the tasks needed to complete each one, and the tools available to help along the way."


El-Hi Textbooks & Serials in Print, 2000 by N.A

El-Hi Textbooks & Serials in Print, 2000
  • Title : El-Hi Textbooks & Serials in Print, 2000
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780835242721
  • Pages : 2625
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  • Language : English
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The United Nations world water development report, 2017 by WWAP,UNESCO

The United Nations world water development report, 2017
  • Title : The United Nations world water development report, 2017
  • Author : WWAP,UNESCO
  • Publisher : UNESCO Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9231002015
  • Pages : 180
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  • Language : English
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The Road to Results by Linda G. Morra-Imas,Linda G. Morra,Ray C. Rist

The Road to Results
  • Title : The Road to Results
  • Author : Linda G. Morra-Imas,Linda G. Morra,Ray C. Rist
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • ISBN Code : 0821379119
  • Pages : 582
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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'The Road to Results: Designing and Conducting Effective Development Evaluations' presents concepts and procedures for evaluation in a development context. It provides procedures and examples on how to set up a monitoring and evaluation system, how to conduct participatory evaluations and do social mapping, and how to construct a "rigorous" quasi-experimental design to answer an impact question. The text begins with the context of development evaluation and how it arrived where it is today. It then discusses current issues driving development evaluation, such as the Millennium Development Goals and the move from simple project evaluations to the broader understandings of complex evaluations. The topics of implementing 'Results-based Measurement and Evaluation' and constructing a 'Theory of Change' are emphasized throughout the text. Next, the authors take the reader down 'the road to results, ' presenting procedures for evaluating projects, programs, and policies by using a 'Design Matrix' to help map the process. This road includes: determining the overall approach, formulating questions, selecting designs, developing data collection instruments, choosing a sampling strategy, and planning data analysis for qualitative, quantitative, and mixed method evaluations. The book also includes discussions on conducting complex evaluations, how to manage evaluations, how to present results, and ethical behavior--including principles, standards, and guidelines. The final chapter discusses the future of development evaluation. This comprehensive text is an essential tool for those involved in development evaluation.


Improving School Leadership, Volume 1 Policy and Practice by Pont Beatriz,Nusche Deborah,Moorman Hunter

Improving School Leadership, Volume 1 Policy and Practice
  • Title : Improving School Leadership, Volume 1 Policy and Practice
  • Author : Pont Beatriz,Nusche Deborah,Moorman Hunter
  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 926404471X
  • Pages : 196
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Based on an OECD study of school leadership practices and policies around the world, this book identifies four policy levers and a range of policy options to help governments improve school leadership now and build sustainable leadership for the future.


Educating Everybody's Children by Robert W. Cole W. Cole

Educating Everybody's Children
  • Title : Educating Everybody's Children
  • Author : Robert W. Cole W. Cole
  • Publisher : ASCD
  • ISBN Code : 1416612491
  • Pages : 295
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  • Language : English
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Designed to promote reflection, discussion, and action among the entire learning community, Educating Everybody's Children encapsulates what research has revealed about successfully addressing the needs of students from economically, ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse groups and identifies a wide range of effective principles and instructional strategies. Although good teaching works well with all students, educators must develop an extensive repertoire of instructional tools to meet the varying needs of students from diverse backgrounds. Those tools and the knowledge base behind them are the foundation of this expanded and revised second edition of Educating Everybody's Children. Each strategy discussed in the book includes classroom examples and a list of the research studies that support it. The most important thing we have learned as a result of the education reform movement is that student achievement stands or falls on the motivation and skills of teachers. We must ensure that all teachers are capable of delivering a standards‐based curriculum that describes what students should know and be able to do, and that these standards are delivered by means of a rich and engaging "pedagogy of plenty." By these two acts we can ensure that all schools will be ready and able to educate everybody's children.


Good to Great by James Charles Collins,Jim Collins

Good to Great
  • Title : Good to Great
  • Author : James Charles Collins,Jim Collins
  • Publisher : Random House
  • ISBN Code : 0712676090
  • Pages : 300
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Can a good company become a great one and, if so, how?After a five-year research project, Collins concludes that good to great can and does happen. In this book, he uncovers the underlying variables that enable any type of organization to


Ten Strategies of a World-Class Cybersecurity Operations Center by Carson Zimmerman

Ten Strategies of a World-Class Cybersecurity Operations Center
  • Title : Ten Strategies of a World-Class Cybersecurity Operations Center
  • Author : Carson Zimmerman
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780692243107
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Ten Strategies of a World-Class Cyber Security Operations Center conveys MITRE's accumulated expertise on enterprise-grade computer network defense. It covers ten key qualities of leading Cyber Security Operations Centers (CSOCs), ranging from their structure and organization, to processes that best enable smooth operations, to approaches that extract maximum value from key CSOC technology investments. This book offers perspective and context for key decision points in structuring a CSOC, such as what capabilities to offer, how to architect large-scale data collection and analysis, and how to prepare the CSOC team for agile, threat-based response. If you manage, work in, or are standing up a CSOC, this book is for you. It is also available on MITRE's website, www.mitre.org.


A Basic Guide to Exporting by N.A

A Basic Guide to Exporting
  • Title : A Basic Guide to Exporting
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : 254
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  • Language : English
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From the Publisher: A Basic Guide to Exporting provides a complete overview of the basics of exporting.


Strategic Modelling and Business Dynamics by John D. W. Morecroft

Strategic Modelling and Business Dynamics
  • Title : Strategic Modelling and Business Dynamics
  • Author : John D. W. Morecroft
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1118994817
  • Pages : 500
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  • Language : English
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Insightful modelling of dynamic systems for better business strategy The business environment is constantly changing and organisations need the ability to rehearse alternative futures. By mimicking the interlocking operations of firms and industries, modelling serves as a ‘dry run’ for testing ideas, anticipating consequences, avoiding strategic pitfalls and improving future performance. Strategic Modelling and Business Dynamics is an essential guide to credible models; helping you to understand modelling as a creative process for distilling and communicating those factors that drive business success and sustainability. Written by an internationally regarded authority, the book covers all stages of model building, from conceptual to analytical. The book demonstrates a range of in-depth practical examples that vividly illustrate important or puzzling dynamics in firm operations, strategy, public policy, and everyday life. This updated new edition also offers a rich Learners' website with models, articles and videos, as well as a separate Instructors' website resource, with lecture slides and other course materials (see Related Websites/Extra section below). Together the book and websites deliver a powerful package of blended learning materials that: Introduce the system dynamics approach of modelling strategic problems in business and society Include industry examples and public sector applications with interactive simulators and contemporary visual modelling software Provide the latest state-of-the-art thinking, concepts and techniques for systems modelling The comprehensive Learners' website features models, microworlds, journal articles and videos. Easy-to-use simulators enable readers to experience dynamic complexity in business and society. Like would-be CEOs, readers can re-design operations and then re-simulate in the quest for well-coordinated strategy and better performance. The simulators include a baffling hotel shower, a start-up low-cost airline, an international radio broadcaster, a diversifying tyre maker, commercial fisheries and the global oil industry. "Much more than an introduction, John Morecroft’s Strategic Modelling and Business Dynamics uses interactive ‘mini-simulators and microworlds’ to create an engaging and effective learning environment in which readers, whatever their background, can develop their intuition about complex dynamic systems." John Sterman, Jay W. Forrester Professor of Management, MIT Sloan School of Management "Illustrated by examples from everyday life, business and policy, John Morecroft expertly demonstrates how systems thinking aided by system dynamics can improve our understanding of the world around us." Stewart Robinson, Associate Dean Research, President of the Operational Research Society, Professor of Management Science, School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University


Towards Sustainable Development Environmental Indicators by OECD

Towards Sustainable Development Environmental Indicators
  • Title : Towards Sustainable Development Environmental Indicators
  • Author : OECD
  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9264163204
  • Pages : 132
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This publication presents leading environmental indicators from the OECD Core Set and thus contributes to measuring environmental performance and progress towards sustainable development.


Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger by Christopher Moseley

Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger
  • Title : Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger
  • Author : Christopher Moseley
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9789231040955
  • Pages : 216
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"Languages are not only tools of communication, they also reflect a view of the world. Languages are vehicles of value systems and cultural expressions and are an essential component of the living heritage of humanity. Yet, many of them are in danger of disappearing. UNESCO's Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger tries to raise awareness on language endangerment. This third edition has been completely revies and expanded to include [a] new series of maps and new points of view."--cover, p.4.


Seven Strategy Questions by Robert Simons

Seven Strategy Questions
  • Title : Seven Strategy Questions
  • Author : Robert Simons
  • Publisher : Harvard Business Press
  • ISBN Code : 1422171639
  • Pages : 224
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  • Language : English
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To stay ahead of the pack, you must translate your organization's competitive strategy into the day-to-day actions carried out in your company. That means channeling resources into the right efforts, achieving the right balance between innovation and control, and getting everyone pulling in the same direction. How to keep all this on track? Identify critical gaps in your strategy execution processes, focus on the most important choices you must make, and understand what's at stake in each one. In this concise guide, Harvard Business School professor Robert Simons presents the seven key questions you and your team must continually ask, beginning now. These questions--including "Who is our primary customer?" "What critical performance variables are we tracking?" and "What strategic uncertainties are keeping us awake at night?"--force you to reexamine the emerging data and unspoken assumptions underlying your strategy and how it's implemented through your business processes and structures. Simons's extensive examples then help you understand your options and position you to make the tough choices needed to excel at execution. Drawing on decades of research into performance management systems and organization design, Seven Strategy Questions is a no-nonsense, must-read resource for all leaders in your organization.


The Growth of Incarceration in the United States by Committee on Causes and Consequences of High Rates of Incarceration,Committee on Law and Justice,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,National Research Council

The Growth of Incarceration in the United States
  • Title : The Growth of Incarceration in the United States
  • Author : Committee on Causes and Consequences of High Rates of Incarceration,Committee on Law and Justice,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780309298018
  • Pages : 800
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  • Language : English
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After decades of stability from the 1920s to the early 1970s, the rate of imprisonment in the United States has increased fivefold during the last four decades. The U.S. penal population of 2.2 million adults is by far the largest in the world. Just under one-quarter of the world's prisoners are held in American prisons. The U.S. rate of incarceration, with nearly 1 out of every 100 adults in prison or jail, is 5 to 10 times higher than the rates in Western Europe and other democracies. The U.S. prison population is largely drawn from the most disadvantaged part of the nation's population: mostly men under age 40, disproportionately minority, and poorly educated. Prisoners often carry additional deficits of drug and alcohol addictions, mental and physical illnesses, and lack of work preparation or experience. The growth of incarceration in the United States during four decades has prompted numerous critiques and a growing body of scientific knowledge about what prompted the rise and what its consequences have been for the people imprisoned, their families and communities, and for U.S. society. The Growth of Incarceration in the United States examines research and analysis of the dramatic rise of incarceration rates and its affects. This study makes the case that the United States has gone far past the point where the numbers of people in prison can be justified by social benefits and has reached a level where these high rates of incarceration themselves constitute a source of injustice and social harm. The Growth of Incarceration in the United States examines policy changes that created an increasingly punitive political climate and offers specific policy advice in sentencing policy, prison policy, and social policy. The report also identifies important research questions that must be answered to provide a firmer basis for policy. This report is a call for change in the way society views criminals, punishment, and prison. This landmark study assesses the evidence and its implications for public policy to inform an extensive and thoughtful public debate about and reconsideration of policies.


Sustainable Consumption and Production by United Nations Publications

Sustainable Consumption and Production
  • Title : Sustainable Consumption and Production
  • Author : United Nations Publications
  • Publisher : UN
  • ISBN Code : 9789280733648
  • Pages : 212
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"This Handbook is an output of UNEP's work towards the implementation of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP). This global edition is based on a pilot edition for Asia and the Pacific region that was developed under the EU funded and UNEP managed Regional Policy Support Component of the SWITCH-Asia programme. It is designed to assist policymakers in developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating policies that support the transition towards SCP. It includes numerous case studies highlighting SCP opportunities and existing successful initiatives from across the world."--Publisher's description.


Report of the Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development 2020 by Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Report of the Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development 2020
  • Title : Report of the Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development 2020
  • Author : Department of Economic and Social Affairs
  • Publisher : United Nations
  • ISBN Code : 9213583346
  • Pages : 204
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Financing for Sustainable Development Report (FSDR) assesses progress in implementing the commitments and actions in the Addis Ababa Action Agenda. Its 2020 edition puts an emphasis on digital technologies, and their potential to accelerate progress in financing for development and SDG achievement, as well as the risks and challenges they create.


Becoming a Knowledge-Sharing Organization by Steffen Soulejman Janus

Becoming a Knowledge-Sharing Organization
  • Title : Becoming a Knowledge-Sharing Organization
  • Author : Steffen Soulejman Janus
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781464809439
  • Pages : 197
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This volume offers a simple, systematic guide to creating a knowledge sharing practice in your organization. It shows how to build the enabling environment and develop the skills needed to capture and share knowledge gained from operational experiences to improve performance and scale-up successes. Its recommendations are grounded on the insights gained from the past seven years of collaboration between the World Bank and its clients around the world ministries and national agencies operating in various sectors who are working to strengthen their operations through robust knowledge sharing. While informed by the academic literature on knowledge management and organizational learning, this handbook s operational background and many real-world examples and tips provide a missing, practical foundation for public sector officials in developing countries and for development practitioners. However, though written with a public sector audience in mind, the overall concepts and approaches will also hold true for most organizations in the private sector and the developed world."


Child Protective Services by Diane Depanfilis

Child Protective Services
  • Title : Child Protective Services
  • Author : Diane Depanfilis
  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9780788119484
  • Pages : 98
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  • Language : English
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Provides the foundation for casework practice in Child Protective Services (CPS). Describes the basic stages of the CPS process and the steps necessary to accomplish successfully each stage: intake, initial assessment/investigation, family assessment, case planning, service provision, and evaluation of family progress and case closure. Designed primarily for CPS caseworkers, supervisors, and administrators. Glossary. Bibiography.


Migration, Environment and Climate Change by Frank Laczko,Christine Aghazarm

Migration, Environment and Climate Change
  • Title : Migration, Environment and Climate Change
  • Author : Frank Laczko,Christine Aghazarm
  • Publisher : United Nations Publications
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 441
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  • Language : English
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Gradual and sudden environmental changes are resulting in substantial human movement and displacement, and the scale of such flows, both internal and cross-border, is expected to rise with unprecedented impacts on lives and livelihoods. Despite the potential challenge, there has been a lack of strategic thinking about this policy area partly due to a lack of data and empirical research on this topic. Adequately planning for and managing environmentallyinduced migration will be critical for human security. The papers in this volume were first presented at the Research Workshop on Migration and the Environment: Developing a Global Research Agenda held in Munich, Germany in April 2008. One of the key objectives on the Munich workshop was to address the need for more sound empirical research and identify priority areas of research for policy makers in the field of migration and the environment.


5 Easy Steps to Financial Freedom by Duane Harden

5 Easy Steps to Financial Freedom
  • Title : 5 Easy Steps to Financial Freedom
  • Author : Duane Harden
  • Publisher : CEOeBooks
  • ISBN Code : 0984822704
  • Pages : 216
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Book Praise & Reviews ""As a how-to guide, this book contains everything you may need to know to turn your passions into profits."" Bill Bartmann (Billionaire entrepreneur, author, speaker, educator) Read & Give Program A portion of the sale of this book is donated to charity. Book Description Are you unhappy in your job? Are you tired of living paycheck to paycheck and feel like you just don't have enough money, skills, or education to turn your life around? Even if you're not sure you know what it is you like to do, you can change your life and get rich doing it, says entrepreneur Duane Harden in his wise and entertaining new book, 5 Easy Steps to Financial Freedom: Do What You Love & Get Rich Doing It. Turning your passion into a profitable business is easy, fast, and fun, says Harden, and you can become rich in just five easy steps. First, start by saying yes to financial freedom. Attitude is everything and as the Law of Attraction states, what you put out into the universe is often what you attract. If you imagine yourself financially secure and happy, you will be. Imagining a new life for yourself is the inspiration you need to go out and do the concrete things to turn your dreams into a reality. Conversationally written and filled with humorous drawings, helpful worksheets, and key tips, 5 Easy Steps to Financial Freedom also offers a 90-day action plan that includes blueprints for success that Harden himself used to build his wealth. His own journey included the purchase of numerous real-estate properties, opening a restaurant, starting a music company, and much more. Harden gives you "Life Assignments" that get you thinking and acting differently. Beware of what he calls the "crabs in a pot" mentality, where everyone is trying to pull everyone else down in order to struggle to the top. Instead, he advises, think positively. Stay away from the naysayers and feed your dream. Soon you will realize that your inner life is reflected in your outer life. Harden helps you to discover the real you, what you want, and how much money you want to be there for you now and in the future. He explains how the real difference between rich people and poor people is fear and an unwillingness to keep an open mind to new opportunities. Rich people are not afraid to take risks, and well-planned risks almost always pay off. Success, he reminds you, is your birthright and it's your job to claim it. Review your credit and your financial house. Clean up the clutter in your life, whether it is the wrong way of thinking or a messy desk. Discover what really makes you tick because when you love what you do it's never really work, and when passion is present the money will miraculously follow. Keep daily positive reminders taped where you can see them, or even have a vision board filled with photographs of where you want to be in life. Write your resignation letter to your boss, but don't send it yet. Just the act of writing it puts you in the right frame of mind for moving on to something much better. "You are what you think and will become what you dream," says Harden. You'll learn to be a PIG (passive income generator) Farmer, which requires little work but makes you tons of money. 5 Easy Steps to Financial Freedom shows you how go from rags to riches and is understandable and easy to read. This invaluable guide will change your life!


Why Nations Fail by Daron Acemoğlu,James A. Robinson

Why Nations Fail
  • Title : Why Nations Fail
  • Author : Daron Acemoğlu,James A. Robinson
  • Publisher : Crown Business
  • ISBN Code : 0307719219
  • Pages : 529
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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An award-winning professor of economics at MIT and a Harvard University political scientist and economist evaluate the reasons that some nations are poor while others succeed, outlining provocative perspectives that support theories about the importance of institutions.


Culture is Everything by Jeff Veyera

Culture is Everything
  • Title : Culture is Everything
  • Author : Jeff Veyera
  • Publisher : Quality Press
  • ISBN Code : 1951058054
  • Pages : 214
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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As organizational leaders and managers, we can successfully apply all of the Lean Six Sigma principles, quality ideas, and best practices we know and still fail because we have done so within a company culture utterly hostile to such endeavors. In this book, Jeff Veyera shows you how to diagnose your company’s culture in terms of its suitability for your preferred quality improvement approach and then offers guidance on how to either tailor your approach to that culture or change the culture to better suit your approach. If you’ve ever executed a brilliant initiative only to see it chewed up in the prevailing culture of your company, this book is your protection against such soul-crushing setbacks in the future.


High School Mathematics at Work by National Research Council,Mathematical Sciences Education Board

High School Mathematics at Work
  • Title : High School Mathematics at Work
  • Author : National Research Council,Mathematical Sciences Education Board
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780309174732
  • Pages : 192
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Traditionally, vocational mathematics and precollege mathematics have been separate in schools. But the technological world in which today's students will work and live calls for increasing connection between mathematics and its applications. Workplace-based mathematics may be good mathematics for everyone. High School Mathematics at Work illuminates the interplay between technical and academic mathematics. This collection of thought-provoking essays--by mathematicians, educators, and other experts--is enhanced with illustrative tasks from workplace and everyday contexts that suggest ways to strengthen high school mathematical education. This important book addresses how to make mathematical education of all students meaningful--how to meet the practical needs of students entering the work force after high school as well as the needs of students going on to postsecondary education. The short readable essays frame basic issues, provide background, and suggest alternatives to the traditional separation between technical and academic mathematics. They are accompanied by intriguing multipart problems that illustrate how deep mathematics functions in everyday settings--from analysis of ambulance response times to energy utilization, from buying a used car to "rounding off" to simplify problems. The book addresses the role of standards in mathematics education, discussing issues such as finding common ground between science and mathematics education standards, improving the articulation from school to work, and comparing SAT results across settings. Experts discuss how to develop curricula so that students learn to solve problems they are likely to encounter in life--while also providing them with approaches to unfamiliar problems. The book also addresses how teachers can help prepare students for postsecondary education. For teacher education the book explores the changing nature of pedagogy and new approaches to teacher development. What kind of teaching will allow mathematics to be a guide rather than a gatekeeper to many career paths? Essays discuss pedagogical implication in problem-centered teaching, the role of complex mathematical tasks in teacher education, and the idea of making open-ended tasks--and the student work they elicit--central to professional discourse. High School Mathematics at Work presents thoughtful views from experts. It identifies rich possibilities for teaching mathematics and preparing students for the technological challenges of the future. This book will inform and inspire teachers, teacher educators, curriculum developers, and others involved in improving mathematics education and the capabilities of tomorrow's work force.


Educate to Innovate by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,National Academy of Engineering,Lalit Patil,Debasish Dutta,Arden Bement, Jr.

Educate to Innovate
  • Title : Educate to Innovate
  • Author : University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,National Academy of Engineering,Lalit Patil,Debasish Dutta,Arden Bement, Jr.
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • ISBN Code : 0309368820
  • Pages : 102
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Robust innovation in the United States is key to a strong and competitive industry and workforce. Efforts to improve the capacity of individuals and organizations to innovate must be a high national priority to ensure that the United States remains a leader in the global economy. How is the United States preparing its students and workers to innovate and excel? What skills and attributes need to be nurtured? The aim of the Educate to Innovate project is to expand and improve the innovative capacity of individuals and organizations by identifying critical skills, attributes, and best practices - indeed, cultures - for nurturing them. The project findings will enable educators in industry and at all levels of academia to cultivate the next generation of American innovators and thus ensure that the U.S. workforce remains highly competitive in the face of rapid technological changes. Educate to Innovate summarizes the keynote and plenary presentations from a workshop convened in October 2013. The workshop brought together innovators and leaders from various fields to share insights on innovation and its education. This report continues on to describe the specific skills, experiences, and environments that contribute to the success of innovators, and suggests next steps based on discussion from the workshop.


Cover Letter Magic by Wendy S. Enelow,Louise Kursmark

Cover Letter Magic
  • Title : Cover Letter Magic
  • Author : Wendy S. Enelow,Louise Kursmark
  • Publisher : Jist Works
  • ISBN Code : 9781563709869
  • Pages : 412
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Professional resume and cover letter writers reveal their inside secrets for creating phenomenal cover letters that get attention and land interviews. Features more than 150 sample cover letters written for all types of job seekers, including the Before-and-After transformations that can make boring letters fabulous.


The Requirements Engineering Handbook by Ralph Rowland Young

The Requirements Engineering Handbook
  • Title : The Requirements Engineering Handbook
  • Author : Ralph Rowland Young
  • Publisher : Artech House
  • ISBN Code : 9781580536189
  • Pages : 254
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Gathering customer requirements is a key activity for developing software that meets the customer's needs. A concise and practical overview of everything a requirement's analyst needs to know about establishing customer requirements, this first-of-its-kind book is the perfect desk guide for systems or software development work. The book enables professionals to identify the real customer requirements for their projects and control changes and additions to these requirements. This unique resource helps practitioners understand the importance of requirements, leverage effective requirements practices, and better utilize resources. The book also explains how to strengthen interpersonal relationships and communications which are major contributors to project effectiveness. Moreover, analysts find clear examples and checklists to help them implement best practices.


Third-Party Funding in International Arbitration by Lisa Bench Nieuwveld,Victoria Shannon Sahani

Third-Party Funding in International Arbitration
  • Title : Third-Party Funding in International Arbitration
  • Author : Lisa Bench Nieuwveld,Victoria Shannon Sahani
  • Publisher : Kluwer Law International B.V.
  • ISBN Code : 9041161120
  • Pages : 330
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Since the first edition of this invaluable book in 2012, third-party funding has become more mainstream in international arbitration practice. However, since even the existence of a third-party funding agreement in a dispute is often kept secret, it can be difficult to glean the specifics of successful funding agreements. This welcome book, now updated, expertly reveals the nuances of third-party funding in international arbitration, examines the phenomenon in key jurisdictions, and provides a reliable resource for users and potential users that may wish to tap into and make use of this distinctive funding tool. Focusing on Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, the Netherlands, Canada, and South Africa, the authors analyze and assess the legal regime based upon legislation, judicial opinions, ethics opinions, and practitioner anecdotes describing the state of third-party funding in each jurisdiction. In addition to updating summaries of the law of the various jurisdictions, the second edition includes a new chapter addressing third-party funding in investor-state arbitration. Among the issues raised and examined are the following: · payment of adverse costs; · “Before-the-Event” (BTE) and “After-the-Event” (ATE) insurance; · attorney financing: pro bono representation, contingency representation, conditional fee arrangements; · loans; · ethical doctrines affecting the third-party funding industry; · possible future bundling, securitization, and trading of legal claims; · risk that the funder may put its own interests ahead of the client’s interests; and · whether the existence of a funding agreement must or should be disclosed to the decision maker. The second edition also includes discussion of recent institutional developments as they relate to third-party funding, including the work of the ICCA-Queen Mary Task Force on Third-Party Funding and how third-party funding is being incorporated into arbitral rules and investment treaties. Ably providing a thorough understanding of what third-party funding entails and what legal parameters exist, this book will be of compelling interest to parties aiming to take advantage of the high values, speed, reduced evidentiary costs, outcome predictability, industry expertise, and high award enforceability characteristic of the third-party funding arrangements available in international arbitration.


How to Write a Book in a Week by Marie Stern,Esther Jacobs

How to Write a Book in a Week
  • Title : How to Write a Book in a Week
  • Author : Marie Stern,Esther Jacobs
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN Code : 9781539954514
  • Pages : 94
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Is this the year you are finally going to share your message with the world? Don't let the idea of having to write a book hold you back. It's easier than you think, and you don't even have to actually write the book yourself... Never thought about writing a book? Maybe you should consider it! Publishing a book will give you expert status, help spread your message and increase sales of your other products and services. It may even kick-start or boost your public speaking career. Writing, publishing and promoting a book has never been easier. You can do it in a week. This guide will teach you: The best kept secrets to a quick start for writing, promotion and sales Smart writing process hacks Alternatives to writing the book yourself Self-publishing The keys to launching a successful book, superfast "I just published my book. What I haven't been able to achieve in the past three years I did in just 7 days!" Chris About the authors Esther Jacobs (The Netherlands, 1970) is an international (TEDx) speaker and author. Esther has given over 1000 keynotes and is (co)author of 21 books. Her workshops have helped over 400 entrepreneurs to write their book. The NO EXCUSES LADY helps leaders and entrepreneurs to transform their challenges into opportunities. Marie Stern (Germany, 1982) is an "Amazon Self-Publishing Ninja." She authored 7 bestselling Amazon books, even though she wasn't even good at writing in school. However, she spent many hours browsing and reading in bookstores, discovering the secret behind successful books. As a former data mining analyst, she knows how important research is and how to find structure in any process. Marie helped many non-writers have their book written and likes to share her best knowledge on how to self-publishing and sell books. Esther and Marie met at a conference, where they were giving a book writing workshop. They decided to write this book in just one day, using their own tested method. And now they're inviting you to try it, too!


The Future of Nursing by Institute of Medicine,Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine

The Future of Nursing
  • Title : The Future of Nursing
  • Author : Institute of Medicine,Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • ISBN Code : 0309208955
  • Pages : 700
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Future of Nursing explores how nurses' roles, responsibilities, and education should change significantly to meet the increased demand for care that will be created by health care reform and to advance improvements in America's increasingly complex health system. At more than 3 million in number, nurses make up the single largest segment of the health care work force. They also spend the greatest amount of time in delivering patient care as a profession. Nurses therefore have valuable insights and unique abilities to contribute as partners with other health care professionals in improving the quality and safety of care as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted this year. Nurses should be fully engaged with other health professionals and assume leadership roles in redesigning care in the United States. To ensure its members are well-prepared, the profession should institute residency training for nurses, increase the percentage of nurses who attain a bachelor's degree to 80 percent by 2020, and double the number who pursue doctorates. Furthermore, regulatory and institutional obstacles -- including limits on nurses' scope of practice -- should be removed so that the health system can reap the full benefit of nurses' training, skills, and knowledge in patient care. In this book, the Institute of Medicine makes recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.


Handbook on Poverty + Inequality by Jonathan Haughton,Shahidur R. Khandker

Handbook on Poverty + Inequality
  • Title : Handbook on Poverty + Inequality
  • Author : Jonathan Haughton,Shahidur R. Khandker
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • ISBN Code : 9780821376140
  • Pages : 442
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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For anyone wanting to learn, in practical terms, how to measure, describe, monitor, evaluate, and analyze poverty, this Handbook is the place to start. It is designed to be accessible to people with a university-level background in science or the social sciences. It is an invaluable tool for policy analysts, researchers, college students, and government officials working on policy issues related to poverty and inequality.


Human Development Report 2016 by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Human Development Report 2016
  • Title : Human Development Report 2016
  • Author : United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • Publisher : United Nations
  • ISBN Code : 9210600363
  • Pages : 286
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This report focuses on how human development can be ensured for everyone, now and in future. It starts with an account of the hopes and challenges of today’s world, envisioning where humanity wants to go. This vision draws from and builds on the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. It explores who has been left behind in human development progress and why. It argues that to ensure that human development reaches everyone, some aspects of the human development framework and assessment perspectives have to be brought to the fore. The Report also identifies the national policies and key strategies to ensure that will enable every human being achieve at least basic human development and to sustain and protect the gains.


Strategy That Works by Paul Leinwand,Cesare R. Mainardi

Strategy That Works
  • Title : Strategy That Works
  • Author : Paul Leinwand,Cesare R. Mainardi
  • Publisher : Harvard Business Review Press
  • ISBN Code : 1625275218
  • Pages : 288
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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How to close the gap between strategy and execution Two-thirds of executives say their organizations don’t have the capabilities to support their strategy. In Strategy That Works, Paul Leinwand and Cesare Mainardi explain why. They identify conventional business practices that unintentionally create a gap between strategy and execution. And they show how some of the best companies in the world consistently leap ahead of their competitors. Based on new research, the authors reveal five practices for connecting strategy and execution used by highly successful enterprises such as IKEA, Natura, Danaher, Haier, and Lego. These companies: • Commit to what they do best instead of chasing multiple opportunities • Build their own unique winning capabilities instead of copying others • Put their culture to work instead of struggling to change it • Invest where it matters instead of going lean across the board • Shape the future instead of reacting to it Packed with tools you can use for building these five practices into your organization and supported by in-depth profiles of companies that are known for making their strategy work, this is your guide for reconnecting strategy to execution.


The Structuring of Organizations by Henry Mintzberg

The Structuring of Organizations
  • Title : The Structuring of Organizations
  • Author : Henry Mintzberg
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 512
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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How do organizations structure themselves? A synthesis of the empirical literature in the field, supported by numerous examples and illustrations, provides images that produce a theory. The author introduces five basic configurations of structure - the simple structure, the machine bureaucracy, the professional bu- reaucracy, the divisionalized form, and the adhocracy. This book reveals that structure seems to be at the root of many questions about organizations and why they function as they do.