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Seventeen Trees

Seventeen Trees Author Marianne Micros
ISBN-10 1550712438
Release 2007
Pages 81
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Marianne Micros, in Seventeen Trees, re-creates her deeply personal journeys to the land of her ancestors, a Greece where myth, spiritual sites, family folklore, and human encounters converge to intensify the poet's awareness of her origins, permitting her to mourn and celebrate, to reflect and dance.



Valuation

Valuation Author McKinsey & Company Inc.
ISBN-10 9781118874134
Release 2015-07-31
Pages 848
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McKinsey & Company's #1 best-selling guide to corporate valuation, now in its sixth edition Valuation is the single best guide of its kind, helping financial professionals worldwide excel at measuring, managing, and maximizing shareholder and company value. This new sixth edition provides insights on the strategic advantages of value-based management, complete detailed instruction, and nuances managers should know about valuation and valuation techniques as applied to different industries, emerging markets, and other special situations. Valuation lies at the crossroads of corporate strategy and finance. In today's economy, it has become an essential role — and one that requires excellence at all points. This guide shows you everything you need to know, and gives you the understanding you need to be effective. Estimate the value of business strategies to drive better decision making Understand which business units a corporate parent is best positioned to own Assess major transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, and restructurings Design a capital structure that supports strategy and minimizes risk As the valuation function becomes ever more central to long- and short-term strategy, analysts and managers need an authoritative reference to turn to for answers to challenging situations. Valuation stands ahead of the field for its reputation, quality, and prestige, putting the solutions you need right at your fingertips.



May the Best Team Win

May the Best Team Win Author Andrew Zimbalist
ISBN-10 081571940X
Release 2010-12-01
Pages 198
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The business of baseball stands in sharp contrast to the game’s wholesome image as America’s favorite pastime. Major league baseball is a deeply troubled industry, facing chronic problems that threaten its future: persistent labor tensions, competitive dominance by high-revenue teams, migration of game telecasts to cable, and escalating ticket prices. Amid the threat of contraction, existing franchises are demanding public subsidies for new stadiums, while viable host cities are begging for teams. The game’s core base of fans is aging, and MLB is doing precious little to attract a younger audience. According to Andrew Zimbalist, these problems have a common cause: monopoly. Since 1922 MLB has benefited from a presumed exemption from the nation’s antitrust laws. It is the only top-level professional baseball league in the country, and each of its teams is assigned an exclusive territory. Monopolies have market power, which they use to derive higher returns, misallocate resources, and take advantage of consumers. Major league baseball is no exception. In May the Best Team Win, Zimbalist provides a critical analysis of the baseball industry, focusing on the abuses and inefficiencies that have plagued the game since the 1990s, when franchise owners appointed their colleague Bud Selig as MLB’s “independent” commissioner.



Lean for Systems Engineering with Lean Enablers for Systems Engineering

Lean for Systems Engineering with Lean Enablers for Systems Engineering Author Bohdan W. Oppenheim
ISBN-10 1118063988
Release 2011-09-15
Pages 336
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"Bohdan W. Oppenheim has pulled together experience-based insights of experts across industry, government, and academia into a comprehensive sourcebook for lean systems engineering principles and practices. This book can educate those new to lean engineering, as well as provide new insights and enablers that best-in-class organizations will want to adopt." —Dr. Donna H. Rhodes, Principal Research Scientist, SEAri and LAI, Massachusetts Institute of Technology "Lean for Systems Engineering is targeted at the practitioner who is trying to make systems engineering more effective in her or his organization or program, yet its scholarly underpinnings make the text very suitable for teachers. Educators and trainers who wish to weave lean thinking into their systems engineering curriculum will find this an invaluable text." —Earll M. Murman, Ford Professor of Engineering Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology "At last, a book that distills years of research and scholarly inquiry into a concise and coherent form for both the student and practitioner. This book will become the favored guide and 'must read' for any engineer and manager trying to establish and maintain lean practices and principles in their systems engineering/product development processes. —J. Robert Wirthlin, PhD, Lt. Col., USAF, Program Director of the Graduate Research and Development Management Program, Air Force Institute of Technology Visiting Faculty, U.S. Air Force Center for Systems Engineering "A vital contribution to linking lean practices to systems engineering. I will definitely use it as a reference for my course and writings on a value approach to product and system development." —Dr. Stanley I. Weiss, Consulting Professor, Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University "Taking the opportunity to develop and refine the Lean Enablers for Systems Engineering provided clear direction for Lean Engineering Accelerated Planning at Rockwell Collins. The Lean Enablers form a solid basis for Lean Product Development. Following this checklist and methodology promotes Lean value and waste elimination—and commonsense best practices." —Deborah A. Secor, Principal Project Manager and Lean Master, Rockwell Collins "Bo Oppenheim has been at the forefront of lean systems engineering for the better part of the last decade...An ardent advocate of lean systems engineering, the author has offered an honest appraisal of where lean systems engineering stands today. Practitioners interested in lean systems engineering will find the Lean Enablers especially useful."— Azad M. Madni, PhD, Professor and Director, SAE Program, Viterbi School of Engineering; Professor, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California



Surrender

Surrender Author Nicholas Comfort
ISBN-10 9781849543163
Release 2012-02-23
Pages 368
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British industry at the start of the New Elizabethan Age was a world leader. The first - British - jet airliner was taking to the skies, the first nuclear power station was under construction at Calder Hall and British firms were pioneering the computer. Our shipyards reigned almost supreme, and from Britain's factories came cars, lorries, buses, heavy machinery, aircraft and locomotives, exported all over the world. Sixty years on, many of these industries and millions of jobs have disappeared, while competitors have flourished. Much of what remains is under foreign ownership. Britain has lost many export markets, and essential goods have to be imported. How did all this happen? Britain's loss of competitiveness has traditionally been blamed on outdated working practices, failure to invest and modernise, poor management, bloody-minded unions, the loss of Empire and the ability of post-war Germany and Japan to rebuild from scratch. All this is true, but the picture is far more complex. The role of Whitehall and successive governments, Britain's relationship with Europe, corporate greed, misjudgement and even suicide, and sheer bad luck all play a part. In Surrender, Nicholas Comfort revisits the past six decades and identifies some of the factors behind the greatest mass extinction since the dinosaurs.



Academic Capitalism in the Age of Globalization

Academic Capitalism in the Age of Globalization Author Brendan Cantwell
ISBN-10 9781421415376
Release 2014-10-07
Pages 296
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Today, nearly every aspect of higher education—including student recruitment, classroom instruction, faculty research, administrative governance, and the control of intellectual property—is embedded in a political economy with links to the market and the state. Academic capitalism offers a powerful framework for understanding this relationship. Essentially, it allows us to understand higher education’s shift from creating scholarship and learning as a public good to generating knowledge as a commodity to be monetized in market activities. In Academic Capitalism in the Age of Globalization, Brendan Cantwell and Ilkka Kauppinen assemble an international team of leading scholars to explore the profound ways in which globalization and the knowledge economy have transformed higher education around the world. The book offers an in-depth assessment of the theoretical foundations of academic capitalism, as well as new empirical insights into how the process of academic capitalism has played out. Chapters address academic capitalism from historical, transnational, national, and local perspectives. Each contributor offers fascinating insights into both new conceptual interpretations of and practical institutional and national responses to academic capitalism. Incorporating years of research by influential theorists and building on the work of Sheila Slaughter, Larry Leslie, and Gary Rhoades, Academic Capitalism in the Age of Globalization provides a provocative update for understanding academic capitalism. The book will appeal to anyone trying to make sense of contemporary higher education.



BP Blowout

BP Blowout Author Daniel Jacobs
ISBN-10 9780815729099
Release 2016-09-30
Pages 210
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The story of the worst environmental disaster in American history and its enduring consequences BP Blowout is the first comprehensive account of the legal, economic, and environmental consequences of the disaster that resulted from the April 2010 blowout at a BP well in the Gulf of Mexico. The accident, which destroyed the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, killed 11 people. The ensuing oil discharge–the largest ever in U.S. waters—polluted much of the Gulf for months, wreaking havoc on its inhabitants and the environment. A management professor and former award-winning Justice Department lawyer responsible for enforcing environmental laws, Daniel Jacobs tells the story that neither BP nor the federal government wants heard: how the company and the government fell short, both in terms of preventing and responding to the disaster. Critical details about the cause and aftermath of the disaster have emerged through court proceedings and with time. The key finding of the federal judge who presided over the civil litigation was that the blowout resulted from BP’s gross negligence. BP has paid tens of billions of dollars to settle claims and lawsuits. The company also has pled guilty to manslaughter in a separate criminal case, but no one responsible for the tragedy is going to prison. BP Blowout provides new and disturbing details in a definitive narrative that takes the reader inside BP, the White House, Congress and the courthouse. This is an important book for readers interested in the environment, sustainability, public policy, leadership, and risk management.



Transforming Health Care

Transforming Health Care Author Phil Fasano
ISBN-10 9781118416785
Release 2013-01-29
Pages 240
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The future of healthcare technologies, and what they mean for investors and entrepreneurs The healthcare technology revolution is just around the corner. And when it arrives, it will change and enrich our lives in ways we can only begin to imagine. Doctors will perform blood pressure readings via video chat and nutritionists will analyze diet based on photos taken with cellphone cameras. Transforming Health Care combines healthcare, technology, and finance in an innovative new way that explains the future of healthcare and its effects on patient care, exploring the emergence of electronic tools that will transform the medical industry. Explaining how technology, not politics, will lead the future of the healthcare revolution, author and healthcare technology expert Phil Fasano presents real-life examples that show how the next generation of medical breakthroughs will come from the instant exchange of information across the world Explores how new technologies will radically change the future of healthcare by making it easier to share information rapidly Explains what the future of the high tech medical industry means for investors and entrepreneurs Written by a respected healthcare and health technology expert Offering an unprecedented look at how technology is transforming the healthcare industry, and what it will mean for future investors and entrepreneurs, Transforming Health Care is a remarkable insight into the next generation of health technologies.



Outwitting the Devil

Outwitting the Devil Author Napoleon Hill
ISBN-10
Release 2014-11-27
Pages 288
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Using his legendary ability to get to the root of human potential, Napoleon Hill digs deep to reveal how fear, procrastination, anger, and jealousy prevent us from realising our personal goals. This long-suppressed parable, once considered too controversial to publish, was written by Hill in 1938 following the publication of his classic bestseller, Think and Grow Rich. This book- now available in a smaller paperback format- is profound, powerful, resonant, and rich with insight.



Inspired

Inspired Author Vik Venkatraman
ISBN-10 047093378X
Release 2010-12-15
Pages 256
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The definitive reference guide for developing, launching, and rolling out a new product Each year, thousands of new products are introduced to market. Most fail. What's worse is it doesn't have to be this way. The fact is product failure is rarely the result of either a lack of need or desire for a product, but, rather, is due to an entrepreneur who lacks the know-how to successfully develop, launch and rollout his or her product. Inspired! Take Your Product Dream from Concept to Shelf helps entrepreneurs to successfully navigate the marketplace, avoiding the common mistakes most people make, while finding traction faster, and building an attractive brand that players across the value chain will want will want to buy. Provides readers with inspiring true stories and anecdotes, as well as insightful interviews with top entrepreneurs and merchandisers Presents invaluable research as to producers, designers, distributors, and retailers Divided into three easy-to-follow sections – Development, Launch, and Rollout With unemployment hovering around 10%, many individuals are turning to the world of entrepreneurship. Now more than ever individuals, start-ups, and small businesses need expert guidance on how to bring their products from concept to shelf. Inspired! provides that guidance.



Safe Strategies for Financial Freedom

Safe Strategies for Financial Freedom Author Van Tharp
ISBN-10 0071442901
Release 2004-05-22
Pages 350
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Commonsense Rules for Financial Freedom--Anyone Can Do It! Safe Strategies for Financial Freedom shows you how to know in 30 seconds whether you should be in or out of the market. The authors show you how great investors avoid mistakes--and win big. With Van Tharp's legendary risk-control techniques, learn how the world's most profitable investors reduce their risk and leave their wealth-generating potential unlimited, and how you can too. You'll learn how to invest wisely--in every type of market, protecting what you earn, and developing sources of regular income to achieve financial independence. Safe Strategies for Financial Freedom provides you with a specific program for freeing yourself from the workplace--forever. Let it show you how to seize control of your financial life by investing in the assets that will provide you with steady income until the day when your investment income surpasses your monthly expenses--and you are, once and for all, financially free.



Service Learning

Service Learning Author Sally Berman
ISBN-10 9781632209856
Release 2015-05-26
Pages 232
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Service learning offers students the unique opportunity to learn both in the classroom and in the real world. This exciting teaching strategy, detailed in Berman’s second edition of Service Learning, motivates students to learn content information, processes, and skills while making authentic connections to their surrounding community. This valuable resource explains the benefits of service learning and provides a step-by-step guide for using the instructional model. It features nine service-learning projects that are broken down into basic, intermediate, and advanced levels. Each project features: - Strategies for aligning service and curricular goals - Tips for involving students in decision-making - Guidelines for managing different phases of the project - Activities that foster reflection and self-evaluation - Tips for differentiating by tapping into multiple intelligences In this single resource, teachers will find everything they need to successfully implement service learning projects, helping students gain deeper understandings of content while positively impacting their communities.



Even the Odds

Even the Odds Author Karen Firestone
ISBN-10 9781351861861
Release 2016-10-14
Pages 256
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In Even the Odds, Karen Firestone explains how risk assessment plays a prominent role in all aspects of life. We may all define risk, and our tolerance for it, somewhat differently, but we might all agree it plays a pivotal role in guiding us toward an optimal outcome. As a long-time investment advisor, Firestone has grown accustomed to interpreting risk on a daily basis. She has developed four core tenets of risk-taking we can all apply to anticipating, evaluating, and responding to the risks we face in our business, investing, and personal lives. These tenets are right-sizing; right-timing; relying on skill, knowledge, and experience; and staying skeptical about numbers, promises, and forecasts. Firestone's approach is both practical and accessible to individuals who are making important decisions, such as embarking on new career or life changes, starting or running an enterprise, making a sizable investment, or deciding how to balance across a full portfolio of assets. The book is rich with anecdotes and examples of how many prominent leaders in their fields encountered and dealt with risk along the way. Firestone also shares her own successes and failures, in particular when she decided to risk it all--a fabulous career managing billions of dollars at a premium investment company, her reputation, and the security at home that comes with a strong and stable job--to go out on her own. Even the Odds helps us understand the broader implications of risk--and how it guides our decision-making--so that we can improve outcomes across multiple facets of our lives, from our businesses and investments, to the personal choices we make.



The Reference Handbook on the Comprehensive General Liability Policy

The Reference Handbook on the Comprehensive General Liability Policy Author Alan S. Rutkin
ISBN-10 1616320559
Release 2010
Pages 455
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In the commercial insurance industry, the Commercial General Liability (CGL) policy is the most prevalent product, purchased by both public and private sectors throughout the United States. And CGL policies are the most litigated insurance product in the marketplace. CGL policies provide the insured with the broadest spectrum of protection and transfer to the insurer the risk of all liabilities for unintentional and unexpected personal injury or property damage.



Outsource Smart Be Your Own Boss Without Letting Your Business Become the Boss of You

Outsource Smart  Be Your Own Boss       Without Letting Your Business Become the Boss of You Author Daven Michaels
ISBN-10 9780071799805
Release 2012-11-23
Pages 240
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The New York Times and Los Angeles Times Bestseller Be your own boss, do what you love, and live the entrepreneurial dream by putting your business on autopilot! Filled with expert advice and practical tools, Outsource Smart reveals a proven system for developing and sharpening the productivity and problem-solving skills most essential to success. Learn how to hire, train, and manage a virtual assistant and successfully outsource all the critical tasks of running your own business. "Outsource Smart is a must-read for someone wanting to live the laptop lifestyle." -- Mike Filsaime, Internet marketing expert "This book gives you great ideas and strategies to save time and money and serve your customers better than you could trying to do it all by yourself." -- Brian Tracy, coauthor of Now, Build a Great Business "This book is fantastic. It is a must-read for anyone who wants to conquer the world of business today. The lesson here is that you cannot do it on your own. Daven shows the small-business person how to compete with the big boys and win." -- Les Brown, motivational speaker and author of Live Your Dreams If you are interested in working smart, achieving more, and joining the growing ranks of successful 'Laptop Entrepreneurs,' make sure you read Daven Michaels's outstanding book." -- Mark Anastasi, New York Times bestselling author of The Laptop Millionaire



Corporate Valuation

Corporate Valuation Author Bradford Cornell
ISBN-10 1556237308
Release 1993
Pages 303
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Shows readers how to rethink the investment process for the '90s, using strategies for measuring value that combine the science of business appraisal with the art of projecting factors, which may influence how value is perceived by the marketplace. Detailed examples illustrate how to best measure and predict value.



Firestarters

Firestarters Author Kelly Beatty
ISBN-10 1593573103
Release 2006
Pages 246
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Collects profiles of one hundred women who found fulfilling careers, describing their jobs and explaining how they got them.