Popular Mechanics by

Popular Mechanics
  • Title : Popular Mechanics
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  • Pages : 262
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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.


Best Life by N.A

Best Life
  • Title : Best Life
  • Author : N.A
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  • 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
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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.


Los Angeles Magazine by N.A

Los Angeles Magazine
  • Title : Los Angeles Magazine
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : 212
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  • Language : English
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Los Angeles magazine is a regional magazine of national stature. Our combination of award-winning feature writing, investigative reporting, service journalism, and design covers the people, lifestyle, culture, entertainment, fashion, art and architecture, and news that define Southern California. Started in the spring of 1961, Los Angeles magazine has been addressing the needs and interests of our region for 48 years. The magazine continues to be the definitive resource for an affluent population that is intensely interested in a lifestyle that is uniquely Southern Californian.


Weekly World News by N.A

Weekly World News
  • Title : Weekly World News
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : 44
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  • Language : English
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Rooted in the creative success of over 30 years of supermarket tabloid publishing, the Weekly World News has been the world's only reliable news source since 1979. The online hub www.weeklyworldnews.com is a leading entertainment news site.


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."


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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Chromebook For Dummies by Mark LaFay

Chromebook For Dummies
  • Title : Chromebook For Dummies
  • Author : Mark LaFay
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1118951271
  • Pages : 368
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Get the most out of your Google Chromebook Are you the proud new owner of a Google Chromebook and a little—or a lot—intimidated by the technology? You've come to the right place! Chromebook For Dummies walks you through setting up the device, transitioning from traditional computers and working in the cloud, customizing Chromebook to suit your needs, navigating the apps and their uses, and applying advanced settings and features. Fear not: with the step-by-step guidance and helpful information inside, there's no reason to break a sweat. Chromebooks are affordable, fast, and sleek—and with Google driving the initiative, they're impossible to ignore. So it's no wonder they're gaining popularity and enticing people from all walks of life to make the switch from a traditional PC or laptop. If you're one of those people and want to make the most of your experience, this book is a practical user's guide to all things Chromebook. Covers all Chromebooks on the market Provides coverage of all Chromebook features in an easy-to-follow manner Serves as the go-to reference for successfully using a Chromebook Includes step-by-step coverage of everything you'll encounter with your Chromebook If you're a new or inexperienced user who wants to maximize the performance of your Google Chromebook, you'll turn to this friendly guide time and again.


Management Consultancy by Joe O'Mahoney,Calvert Markham

Management Consultancy
  • Title : Management Consultancy
  • Author : Joe O'Mahoney,Calvert Markham
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199645477
  • Pages : 408
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Management Consultancy provides a comprehensive introduction to the consulting industry. The text uses theory as a basis for critical discussion, ensuring students understand both the theory and its limitations. The authors' engaging writing style is combined with a wealth of real-world practical examples, putting theory into context.


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


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.


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
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  • 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.


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
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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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.


Using Open Source Platforms for Business Intelligence by Lyndsay Wise

Using Open Source Platforms for Business Intelligence
  • Title : Using Open Source Platforms for Business Intelligence
  • Author : Lyndsay Wise
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • ISBN Code : 0124158765
  • Pages : 232
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Open Source BI solutions have many advantages over traditional proprietary software, from offering lower initial costs to more flexible support and integration options; but, until now, there has been no comprehensive guide to the complete offerings of the OS BI market. Writing for IT managers and business analysts without bias toward any BI suite, industry insider Lyndsay Wise covers the benefits and challenges of all available open source BI systems and tools, enabling readers to identify the solutions and technologies that best meet their business needs. Wise compares and contrasts types of OS BI and proprietary tools on the market, including Pentaho, Jaspersoft, RapidMiner, SpagoBI, BIRT, and many more. Real-world case studies and project templates clarify the steps involved in implementing open source BI, saving new users the time and trouble of developing their own solutions from scratch. For business managers who are hard pressed to indentify the best BI solutions and software for their companies, this book provides a practical guide to evaluating the ROI of open source versus traditional BI deployments. The only book to provide complete coverage of all open source BI systems and tools specifically for business managers, without bias toward any OS BI suite A practical, step-by-step guide to implementing OS BI solutions that maximize ROI Comprehensive coverage of all open source systems and tools, including architectures, data integration, support, optimization, data mining, data warehousing, and interoperability Case studies and project templates enable readers to evaluate the benefits and tradeoffs of all OS BI options without having to spend time developing their own solutions from scratch


Issues in Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Drug Research, and Drug Innovation: 2011 Edition by N.A

Issues in Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Drug Research, and Drug Innovation: 2011 Edition
  • Title : Issues in Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Drug Research, and Drug Innovation: 2011 Edition
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : ScholarlyEditions
  • ISBN Code : 1464963444
  • Pages : 4229
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Issues in Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Drug Research, and Drug Innovation: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Drug Research, and Drug Innovation. The editors have built Issues in Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Drug Research, and Drug Innovation: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Drug Research, and Drug Innovation in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Drug Research, and Drug Innovation: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.


A Basic Guide to Exporting by N.A

A Basic Guide to Exporting
  • Title : A Basic Guide to Exporting
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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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.


Social Capital by Partha Dasgupta,Ismail Serageldin

Social Capital
  • Title : Social Capital
  • Author : Partha Dasgupta,Ismail Serageldin
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • ISBN Code : 9780821350041
  • Pages : 424
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  • Language : English
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This book contains a number of papers presented at a workshop organised by the World Bank in 1997 on the theme of 'Social Capital: Integrating the Economist's and the Sociologist's Perspectives'. The concept of 'social capital' is considered through a number of theoretical and empirical studies which discuss its analytical foundations, as well as institutional and statistical analyses of the concept. It includes the classic 1987 article by the late James Coleman, 'Social Capital in the Creation of Human Capital', which formed the basis for the development of social capital as an organising concept in the social sciences.


The Changing Paradigm of Consulting by Anthony F. Buono,Ralph Grossmann,Hubert Lobnig,Kurt Mayer

The Changing Paradigm of Consulting
  • Title : The Changing Paradigm of Consulting
  • Author : Anthony F. Buono,Ralph Grossmann,Hubert Lobnig,Kurt Mayer
  • Publisher : IAP
  • ISBN Code : 1617354198
  • Pages : 465
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The 13th volume in the RMC series, The Changing Paradigm of Consulting, is based on the best papers presented at the Academy of Management’s Management Consulting Division’s fourth international conference (2009) on the underlying dynamics within the fastpaced world of business and management consulting. Held in Vienna, Austria, the conference brought together academicians, consultants and organizational practitioners to examine the changes taking place within the consulting field. The book’s 19 chapters are divided into five sections that explore the emergence and implications of this new paradigm, delineating and illustrating the paradigm shift taking placing within consulting, exploring the ramifications for global consulting, examining the challenges inherent in attempts to capture collaboration and cooperation in interorganizational networks, analyzing the push toward the professionalization – and professionalism – of consultancy, and assessing new approaches to management consulting, focusing on innovative instruments, tools and intervention frameworks. The book captures the myriad complexities and uncertainties faced by consultants and their clients and the concomitant search for appropriate mindsets, attitudes and orientations as well as methods, tools and techniques. As each of the chapters indicates, while there are significant challenges facing the consulting industry, there are also a number of promising frameworks and approaches that can help us successfully meet these challenges.


Business Dynamics: Systems Thinking and Modeling for a Complex World with CD-ROM by John Sterman

Business Dynamics: Systems Thinking and Modeling for a Complex World with CD-ROM
  • Title : Business Dynamics: Systems Thinking and Modeling for a Complex World with CD-ROM
  • Author : John Sterman
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
  • ISBN Code : 9780072389159
  • Pages : 982
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Today’s leading authority on the subject of this text is the author, MIT Standish Professor of Management and Director of the System Dynamics Group, John D. Sterman. Sterman’s objective is to explain, in a true textbook format, what system dynamics is, and how it can be successfully applied to solve business and organizational problems. System dynamics is both a currently utilized approach to organizational problem solving at the professional level, and a field of study in business, engineering, and social and physical sciences.


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
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  • 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.


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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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.


Ergonomic Checkpoints by International Labour Office

Ergonomic Checkpoints
  • Title : Ergonomic Checkpoints
  • Author : International Labour Office
  • Publisher : International Labour Organisation
  • ISBN Code : 9789221226666
  • Pages : 303
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Prepared in collaboration with the International Ergonomics Association, this book presents a compilation of 132 illustrated ideas which identify practical and inexpensive solutions to ergonomic problems in the workplace. The checkpoints can be used either to check working conditions on the spot or at the design stage, and are suited to a wide variety of premises. Each checkpoint indicates an action, explains why it is necessary, gives advice on its implementation and other relevant information. Ergonomic issues covered include: materials storage and handling; hand tools; machine safety; improving workstation design; lighting; premises; control of hazardous substances; welfare facilities; and work organisation.


Rebuilding of marine fisheries Part 2: by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Rebuilding of marine fisheries Part 2:
  • Title : Rebuilding of marine fisheries Part 2:
  • Author : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
  • ISBN Code : 9251307865
  • Pages : 234
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This report provides 13 case studies of fisheries rebuilding initiatives, including measures to regulate exploitation patterns for cod and herring in the Northeast Atlantic, and a performance assessment for Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean Bluefin tuna.


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.


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.


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."


Why Nations Fail by Daron Acemoglu,James A. Robinson

Why Nations Fail
  • Title : Why Nations Fail
  • Author : Daron Acemoglu,James A. Robinson
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • ISBN Code : 1847654614
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Shortlisted for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2012. Why are some nations more prosperous than others? Why Nations Fail sets out to answer this question, with a compelling and elegantly argued new theory: that it is not down to climate, geography or culture, but because of institutions. Drawing on an extraordinary range of contemporary and historical examples, from ancient Rome through the Tudors to modern-day China, leading academics Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson show that to invest and prosper, people need to know that if they work hard, they can make money and actually keep it - and this means sound institutions that allow virtuous circles of innovation, expansion and peace. Based on fifteen years of research, and answering the competing arguments of authors ranging from Max Weber to Jeffrey Sachs and Jared Diamond, Acemoglu and Robinson step boldly into the territory of Francis Fukuyama and Ian Morris. They blend economics, politics, history and current affairs to provide a new, powerful and persuasive way of understanding wealth and poverty.


Digital Marketing Analytics by Kevin Hartman

Digital Marketing Analytics
  • Title : Digital Marketing Analytics
  • Author : Kevin Hartman
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 264
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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From Kevin Hartman, Director of Analytics at Google, comes an essential guide for anyone seeking to collect, analyze, and visualize data in today's digital world (printed in brilliant full color). Even if you know nothing about digital marketing analytics, digital marketing analytics knows plenty about you. It's a fundamental, inescapable, and permanent cornerstone of modern business that affects the lives of analytics professionals and consumers in equal measure. This five-part book is an attempt to provide the context, perspective, and information needed to make analytics accessible to people who understand its reach and relevance and want to learn more. PART 1: The Day the Geeks Took Over The ubiquity of data analytics today isn't just a product of the past half-century's transformative and revolutionary changes in commerce and technology. Humanity has been developing, analyzing, and using data for millennia. Understanding where digital marketing analytics is now and where it will be in five, 10, or 50 years requires a holistic and historical view of our relationship and interaction with data. Part 1 looks at modern analysts and analytics in the context of its distinct historical epochs, each one containing major inflection points and laying a foundation for future advancements in the ART + SCIENCE that is modern data analytics. PART 2: Consumer/Brand Relationships The methods that brands use to build relationships with consumers - online video, search, display ads, and social media - give analysts a wealth of data about behaviors on these platforms. Knowing how to assess successful consumer/brand relationships and understanding a consumer's purchase journey requires a useable framework for parsing this data. In Part 2, we explore each digital channel in-depth, including a discussion of key metrics and measurements, how consumers interact with brands on each platform, and ways of organizing consumer data that enable actionable insights. PART 3: The Science of Analytics Part 3 focuses on understanding digital data creation, how brands use that data to measure digital marketing effectiveness, and the tools and skill sets analysts need to work effectively with data. While the contents are lightly technical, this section veers into the colloquial as we dive into multitouch attribution models, media mix models, incrementality studies, and other ways analysts conduct marketing measurement today. Part 3 also provides a useful framework for evaluating data analysis and visualization tools and explains the critical importance of digital marketing maturity to analysts and the companies for which they work. PART 4: The Art of Analytics Every analyst dreams of coming up with the "Big Idea" - the game-changing and previously unseen insight or approach that gives their organization a competitive advantage and their career a huge boost. But dreaming won't get you there. It requires a thoughtful and disciplined approach to analysis projects. In this part of the book, I detail the four elements of the Marketing Analytics Process (MAP): plan, collect, analyze, report. Part 4 also explains the role of the analyst, the six mutually exclusive and collectively exhaustive ("MECE") marketing objectives, how to find context and patterns in collected data, and how to avoid the pitfalls of bias. PART 5: Storytelling with Data In Part 5, we dive headlong into the most important aspect of digital marketing analytics: transforming the data the analyst compiled into a comprehensive, coherent, and meaningful report. I outline the key characteristics of good visuals and the minutiae of chart design and provide a five-step process for analysts to follow when they're on their feet and presenting to an audience.


Strategic Theory for the 21st Century: The Little Book on Big Strategy by N.A

Strategic Theory for the 21st Century: The Little Book on Big Strategy
  • Title : Strategic Theory for the 21st Century: The Little Book on Big Strategy
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1428916229
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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World Development Report 2015 by World Bank

World Development Report 2015
  • Title : World Development Report 2015
  • Author : World Bank
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • ISBN Code : 1464803439
  • Pages : 234
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Development economics and policy are due for a redesign. In the past few decades, research from across the natural and social sciences has provided stunning insight into the way people think and make decisions. Whereas the first generation of development policy was based on the assumption that humans make decisions deliberatively and independently, and on the basis of consistent and self-interested preferences, recent research shows that decision making rarely proceeds this way. People think automatically: when deciding, they usually draw on what comes to mind effortlessly. People also think socially: social norms guide much of behavior, and many people prefer to cooperate as long as others are doing their share. And people think with mental models: what they perceive and how they interpret it depend on concepts and worldviews drawn from their societies and from shared histories. The World Development Report 2015 offers a concrete look at how these insights apply to development policy. It shows how a richer view of human behavior can help achieve development goals in many areas, including early childhood development, household finance, productivity, health, and climate change. It also shows how a more subtle view of human behavior provides new tools for interventions. Making even minor adjustments to a decision-making context, designing interventions based on an understanding of social preferences, and exposing individuals to new experiences and ways of thinking may enable people to improve their lives. The Report opens exciting new avenues for development work. It shows that poverty is not simply a state of material deprivation, but also a tax ? on cognitive resources that affects the quality of decision making. It emphasizes that all humans, including experts and policy makers, are subject to psychological and social influences on thinking, and that development organizations could benefit from procedures to improve their own deliberations and decision making. It demonstrates the need for more discovery, learning, and adaptation in policy design and implementation. The new approach to development economics has immense promise. Its scope of application is vast. This Report introduces an important new agenda for the development community.


Retail Survival of the Fittest: 7 Ways to Future Proof Your Retail Store by Francesca Nicasio

Retail Survival of the Fittest: 7 Ways to Future Proof Your Retail Store
  • Title : Retail Survival of the Fittest: 7 Ways to Future Proof Your Retail Store
  • Author : Francesca Nicasio
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • ISBN Code : 1483420752
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Retail Survival of the Fittest: 7 Ways to Future-Proof Your Retail Store is a practical guide to modern-day retail success. Learn how to use mobile technology, big data, and other digital tools to improve your brick-and-mortar store and ensure that it is well-equipped to engage and convert today’s savvy shoppers. From understanding consumers and boosting customer loyalty to leveraging data and implementing an omnichannel retail strategy, Retail Survival of the Fittest gives you need-to-know lessons on how to adapt to the new and increasingly competitive retail playing field. In addition to providing insights and how-to tips, Retail Survival of the Fittest also introduces you to other successful merchants and shows you exactly what they do to thrive in the modern retail realm. Most important, each chapter comes with a set of action steps to help you implement the tips discussed in the book and enable you to get started on future-proofing your store.


RAPID Value Management for the Business Cost of Ownership by Andrew Wigodsky

RAPID Value Management for the Business Cost of Ownership
  • Title : RAPID Value Management for the Business Cost of Ownership
  • Author : Andrew Wigodsky
  • Publisher : Digital Press
  • ISBN Code : 9781555582890
  • Pages : 297
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The model presented in this manual for the IT professional helps managers work with tech workers and their customers to make a clear and well-substantiated argument for IT service investments. In order to validate and fully explain this model, Wigodsky presents an overview of the "why" behind technology investment for any organization, and combines this with detailed real-world solutions that maximize BCO efficiency. By eliminating the "futz factor" commonly associated with system ownership costs, the book provides a glimpse of the next generation IT architecture, a repeatable process for identifying organization-wide system costs, and a customizable model for integrating BCO management with your people, processes, and technology. · Provides detailed technical architectures, processes, and integrated solutions using common computing technologies · Helps the reader build a customized model for reviewing the long-term potential costs and benefits of interrelated IT investments · Includes observations of HP thought leaders, experienced consultants, and customers on past projects


Big Data by N.A

Big Data
  • Title : Big Data
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 156
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  • Language : English
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In the Light of Evolution by National Academy of Sciences

In the Light of Evolution
  • Title : In the Light of Evolution
  • Author : National Academy of Sciences
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • ISBN Code : 0309444225
  • Pages : 432
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  • Language : English
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Biodiversity-the genetic variety of life-is an exuberant product of the evolutionary past, a vast human-supportive resource (aesthetic, intellectual, and material) of the present, and a rich legacy to cherish and preserve for the future. Two urgent challenges, and opportunities, for 21st-century science are to gain deeper insights into the evolutionary processes that foster biotic diversity, and to translate that understanding into workable solutions for the regional and global crises that biodiversity currently faces. A grasp of evolutionary principles and processes is important in other societal arenas as well, such as education, medicine, sociology, and other applied fields including agriculture, pharmacology, and biotechnology. The ramifications of evolutionary thought also extend into learned realms traditionally reserved for philosophy and religion. The central goal of the In the Light of Evolution (ILE) series is to promote the evolutionary sciences through state-of-the-art colloquia-in the series of Arthur M. Sackler colloquia sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences-and their published proceedings. Each installment explores evolutionary perspectives on a particular biological topic that is scientifically intriguing but also has special relevance to contemporary societal issues or challenges. This tenth and final edition of the In the Light of Evolution series focuses on recent developments in phylogeographic research and their relevance to past accomplishments and future research directions.


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.


Jobs to Be Done by Anthony W. Ulwick

Jobs to Be Done
  • Title : Jobs to Be Done
  • Author : Anthony W. Ulwick
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780990576747
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Why do some innovation projects succeed where others fail? The book reveals the business implications of Jobs Theory and explains how to put Jobs Theory into practice using Outcome-Driven Innovation.


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
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  • 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.


Applications and Theory of Analytic Hierarchy Process by Fabio De Felice,Antonella Petrillo,Thomas Saaty

Applications and Theory of Analytic Hierarchy Process
  • Title : Applications and Theory of Analytic Hierarchy Process
  • Author : Fabio De Felice,Antonella Petrillo,Thomas Saaty
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN Code : 9535125605
  • Pages : 322
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  • Language : English
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The purpose of this book is to provide an introduction to the theory and applications in the field of decision making, especially focused on Analytic Hierarchy Process, a structured technique for organizing and analyzing complex decisions, based on mathematics and psychology. It was developed by Prof. Thomas L. Saaty in the 1970s and has been extensively studied and refined since then. The idea of the book is to expand the reader's consciousness to deal with problems regarding the decision making. This book presents some application examples of Analytic Hierarchy. It contains original research and application chapters from different perspectives, and covers different areas such as supply chain, environmental engineering, safety, and social issues. This book is intended to be a useful resource for anyone who deals with decision making problems.