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Fully revised and updated from the hugely popular first edition, this book is an accessible and convenient one-volume introduction to international capital markets, ideal for those entering or planning to enter investment banking or asset management. As well as serving as an invaluable reference tool for professionals already working in the industry looking to extend their knowledge base it will also benefit all those working in trading, sales and support roles.Describing how the key products and markets work, who the principle participants are and their overall goals and objectives, Andrew Chisholm provides a thorough overview of the global capital markets. The book covers a wide range of equity, debt, foreign exchange and credit instruments as well as the principal derivative products. In a step-by-step fashion, making extensive use of real world cases and examples, it explains money markets, foreign exchange, bond markets, cash equity markets, equity valuation techniques, swaps, forwards, futures, credit derivatives, options, option risk management and convertible bonds. An extensive glossary also explains concisely many of the 'jargon' expressions used in the financial markets.Boasting an international focus, examples are drawn from major international markets around the world. It makes extensive use of numerical examples and case studies to help explain a wide range of cash and derivative products used in the capital markets business. It covers both debt and equity products and includes new material on credit products such as collateralized debt obligations and credit derivative structures; equity fundamental analysis, portfolio theory and convertible bonds. Market data has been fully updated from the first edition and recent events such as the 'credit crisis' are discussed.
It's the Subtleties that Matter!What is the real difference between competent leader and extraordinary executive? Is it pedigree, experience, intelligence? The answer is yes...and much more. Exceptional leadership hinges on a complex interaction between individual psychology and unique business needs. At the top rung of the ladder, where the dynamics are most complicated, subtle adjustments in style can produce outstanding results.In his new book, The Intangibles of Leadership, Management Psychologist Richard Davis, Ph.D., uncovers patterns in the attributes that truly distinguish those who succeed at the top. What he found was that extraordinary leaders possess certain characteristics that fall between the lines of existing leadership models, yet are fundamental to executive success. Davis explains each of these qualities, the people who exemplify them, how to detect them in others, and most importantly, how to develop the subtle characteristics that will enable them to stand out from the pack.Learn why...It's often better to aim for silver than for goldPlaying hard to get attracts people to youIt's important to have a slightly inflated view of your abilitiesYour peripheral vision is so importantIt's ok to get angry with your teamSo many extraordinary executives have gone through crises early in their lives
Infectious Diseases of Egypt is one in a series of GIDEON ebooks which summarize the status of individual infectious diseases, in every country of the world. Data are based on the GIDEON web application (www.gideononline.com) which relies on standard text books, peer-review journals, Health Ministry reports and ProMED, supplemented by an ongoing search of the medical literature. Chapters are arranged alphabetically, by disease name. Each section is divided into four sections: 1. Descriptive epidemiology2. Summary of clinical features3. Status of the disease in Egypt4. References There are 347 generic infectious diseases in the world today. 220 of these are endemic, or potentially endemic, to Egypt. A number of other diseases are not relevant to Egypt and have not been included in this book. In addition to endemic diseases, all published data regarding imported diseases and infection among expatriates from Egypt are included.
Infectious Diseases of Denmark is one in a series of GIDEON ebooks which summarize the status of individual infectious diseases, in every country of the world. Data are based on the GIDEON web application (www.gideononline.com) which relies on standard text books, peer-review journals, Health Ministry reports and ProMED, supplemented by an ongoing search of the medical literature. Chapters are arranged alphabetically, by disease name. Each section is divided into four sections: 1. Descriptive epidemiology2. Summary of clinical features3. Status of the disease in Denmark4. References There are 347 generic infectious diseases in the world today. 191 of these are endemic, or potentially endemic, to Denmark. A number of other diseases are not relevant to Denmark and have not been included in this book. Denmark disease notes include separate sections on Greenland. In addition to endemic diseases, all published data regarding imported diseases and infection among expatriates from Denmark are included.
Digital Makers experiment at the intersection between the creative and the practical. They are driven by curiosity and playfulness, by manifesto pledges to fail fast and fail often. To bring new designs into reality, they must draw upon inspiring and insightful contributions from a wide variety of fields; art, design, science or technology, before applying them with laser-focus to the particular problem they have in mind.As part of their craft, makers must tackle issues of materials science, algebra, logic and a myriad of other subjects every day as part of their inventive leisure activities. Of course, this means drawing a boundary around the knowledge relevant to 'making' represents an impossible task. Instead, this bibliography attempts to summarize and explain the recurring themes that have emerged from the craft and have become fascinations for makers the world over. These are the tools, techniques, deployment domains, audiences and ways of thinking which are chosen over and over again for their power, accessibility, flexibility, elegance, or cool factor.
The contents of this guide take you through the basics of C and C++ programming, from understanding the language form and layout through to using libraries and structures that enable you to build software. Some programming experience is expected in any other language.Developing application using C or C++ requires understanding the core elements of the language, such as the structure and format, alongside the ability to use both functional and object-oriented programming architectures to achieve your goals. C/C++ includes a wide variety of different libraries and environments, such as the Standard Template Library, and these extend the functionality and interface of the C/C++ programming environment to support a rich development environment. Following this bibliography will give you an excellent grounding in C and C++ programming using the books and content of Safari Books Online.
Today it is difficult to avoid networking, from phones to computers and even modern home appliances. Using this bibliography, you will learn to understand how networking works at the low level, how different networks can be connected together and how the Internet works to route data around the world. You will also gain an understanding of the higher level networking principles such as protocol designs and networking application fundamentals.This bibliography is aimed at people with basic network experience. It will guide you through a deeper understanding of how the basics of networking operate, from the physical level, to low-level protocols, network routing and high-level protocol and networking systems. If you are a developer or a network administrator, this will help you acquire a deeper understanding of networking environments.
One of the greatest changes in the computing world has been the move to using common, distributed hardware and software to support services, coined cloud computing. We have chosen a selection of the most useful books in cloud computing within this bibliography. First we look at the basics and some of the key concepts and issues that arise in Cloud computing in general. Then we examine how the 'as a service' (aaS) has helped to drive and expand the reach of the cloud deployment environment. Next, the role of different cloud services, both internal to support cloud operations, and externally provided as a part of the web of cloud operational support are covered. Virtualization, the effective division of computing to more essential computing units has helped to make broad-spectrum web services effective and distributed, and is another key driver behind understanding the cloud. Combining both cloud services and existing datacenters is the role of the Hybrid cloud, aiming to take advantage of the best of both worlds. An array of cloud deployment and development platforms are described, covering both public and private cloud services. Throughout the cloud environment security is a major concern, especially when sharing and distributing user and customer data. Finally, the role of development tools and environments are examined, covering both key tools and entire development stacks. So, be sure to take advantage of the books and videos on cloud computing that you will find in the Safari Books Online library.
Agile is an approach to software development that improves quality and customer satisfaction. It also reduces risk by focusing on effective collaboration between software developers and business experts, and the frequent delivery of deployable releases that contain new and valuable business features. Agile, by its very nature, is iterative and uses fixed timebox sprints created by self-organizing cross-functional teams. Face-to-face interactions are preferred over written documentation, since those instruments typically become obsolete long before the project comes to fruition. Popular agile methodologies include XP, Scrum and the earlier Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM). The success of agile has been remarkable and recent advances have come in the form of approaches that support scaling agility, and working in organizations that have audit and compliance requirements. Also important is meeting the needs of organizations that have resources spread across multiple locations that may be too far to allow for face-to-face interactions. Agile is evolving and gaining in popularity with its focus on managing risk, improving quality and productivity, while maintaining both customer and a results-oriented focus that leads to successful systems and successful businesses! Follow along in this Safari Books Online bibliography to learn more about all of the Agile aspects that have been covered here.
Globe-trotting travelers have long resorted to handy, pocket-size dictionaries as an aid to communicating across the language barrier. Dan Pilone's UML 2.0 Pocket Reference is just such an aid for on-the-go developers who need to converse in the Unified Modeling Language (UML). Use this book to decipher the many UML diagrams you'll encounter on the path to delivering a modern software system. Updated to cover the very latest in UML, you'll find coverage of the following UML 2.0 diagram types:Class diagrams Component diagrams* Sequence diagrams* Communication diagrams* Timing diagrams* Interaction Overview diagrams* Package diagrams* Deployment diagrams* Use case diagrams Composite structure diagrams* Activity diagrams* Statechart diagrams* * New or expanded coverage in this edition Also new in this edition is coverage of UML's Object Constraint Language (OCL). Using OCL, you can specify more narrowly the functionality described in a given diagram by recording limits that are the result of business rules and other factors. The UML 2.0 Pocket Reference travels well to meetings and fits nicely into your laptop bag. It's near impossible to memorize all aspects of UML, and with this book along, you won't have to.
Exim delivers electronic mail, both local and remote. It has all the virtues of a good postman: it's easy to talk to, reliable, efficient, and eager to accommodate even the most complex special requests. It's the default mail transport agent installed on some Linux systems, runs on many versions of Unix, and is suitable for any TCP/IP network with any combination of hosts and end-user mail software. Exim is growing in popularity because it is open source, scalable, and rich in features such as the following: Compatibility with the calling interfaces and options of Sendmail (for which Exim is usually a drop-in replacement) Lookups in LDAP servers, MySQL and PostgreSQL databases, and NIS or NIS+ services Support for many kinds of address parsing, including regular expressions that are compatible with Perl 5 Sophisticated error handling Innumerable tuning parameters for improving performance and handling enormous volumes of mail Best of all, Exim is easy to configure. You never have to deal with ruleset 3 or worry that a misplaced asterisk will cause an inadvertent mail bomb. While a basic configuration is easy to read and can be created quickly, Exim's syntax and behavior do get more subtle as you enter complicated areas like virtual hosting, filtering, and automatic replies. This book is a comprehensive survey that provides quick information for people in a hurry as well as thorough coverage of more advanced material.
"Data is here, it's growing, and it's powerful." Author Cathy O'Neil argues that the right approach to data is skeptical, not cynical--it understands that, while powerful, data science tools often fail. Data is nuanced, and "a really excellent skeptic puts the term 'science' into 'data science.'" The big data revolution shouldn't be dismissed as hype, but current data science tools and models shouldn't be hailed as the end-all-be-all, either.
You're sitting on a pile of interesting data. How do you transform that into money? It's easy to focus on the contents of the data itself, and to succumb to the (rather unimaginative) idea of simply collecting and reselling it in raw form. While that's certainly profitable right now, you'd do well to explore other opportunities if you expect to be in the data business long-term. In this paper, we'll share a framework we developed around monetizing data. We'll show you how to think beyond pure collection and storage, to move up the value chain and consider longer-term opportunities.
If you're getting started with iOS development, or want a firmer grasp of the basics, this practical guide provides a clear view of its fundamental building blocks--Objective-C, Xcode, and Cocoa Touch. You'll learn object-oriented concepts, understand how to use Apple's development tools, and discover how Cocoa provides the underlying functionality iOS apps need to have. Dozens of example projects are available at GitHub. Once you master the fundamentals, you'll be ready to tackle the details of iOS app development with author Matt Neuburg's companion guide, Programming iOS 7--coming in December 2013. Explore the C language to learn how Objective-C works Learn how instances are created, and why they're so important Tour the lifecycle of an Xcode project, from inception to App Store Discover how to build interfaces with nibs and the nib editor Explore Cocoa's use of Objective-C linguistic features Use Cocoa's event-driven model and major design patterns Learn the role of accessors, key-value coding, and properties Understand the power of ARC-based object memory management Send messages and data between Cocoa objects
The amazing tricks two American soldiers perform on a borrowed bicycle are a fitting finale for the school sports day festivities in a small village in occupied Japan.
When Allison tries on the red kimono her grandmother has sent her, she is suddenly aware that she resembles her favorite doll more than she does her mother and father. When her parents try to explain that she is adopted, her world becomes an uncomfortable place. She becomes angry and withdrawn. She wonders why she was given up, what her real name is, and whether other children have parents in faraway countries. Allison's doll becomes her only solace until she finds a stray cat in the garden and learns the true meaning of adoption and parental love.
Group coaching is rapidly becoming the preferred coaching option for businesses and individuals. Effective Group Coaching is a practical, resource rich, hands-on guide for the group coaching facilitator in one of the fastest growing new disciplines. Organizations, community groups and individuals are discovering that group coaching is an exciting and sustainable model and process for learning and growth. Written for internal and external coaches, HR professionals, trainers and facilitators wanting to expand their work into this area, this book provides tested methodologies and tools and tips. Both new and seasoned coaches will find the book a practical roadmap and go-to guide when designing, implementing and marketing their own group coaching programs. Case studies highlight how group coaching programs are being delivered globally through corporate and public prgrams, virtually and in person. Also, the author's dedicated web site offers resources and articles available for downloading.
Compiled by an expert team of accountants, 78 Tax Tips For Canadians For Dummies offers practical tax planning strategies. These individual tips offer straightforward advice and insight that will save readers aggravation and money.
Wills & Estate Planning For Canadians For Dummies walks you through the steps of planning your estate. This friendly guide will help you Reduce the tax you or your estate will pay Plan for your children's future Leave a charitable legacy Decipher the legal lingo in wills Prepare a living will to ensure you get the treatment you want Hire an estate planning team that will meet your needs Through practical advice from expert authors, this book helps you ensure that your affairs are in order, and your loved ones will be looked after.
<p><i>Windows 8: Out of the Box</i> gives those with little experience using tablets and computers a simple and straightforward guide to using Windows 8. Mike Halsey starts with the basics of getting your computer online and takes you step by step through the trickier parts of set up, using the new Windows 8 interface, and sharing your experiences with family and friends.</p>
It's the little things that turn a good digital product into a great one. With this full color practical book, you'll learn how to design effective microinteractions: the small details that exist inside and around features. How can users change a setting? How do they turn on mute, or know they have a new email message? Through vivid, real-world examples from today's devices and applications, author Dan Saffer walks you through a microinteraction's essential parts, then shows you how to use them in a mobile app, a web widget, and an appliance. You'll quickly discover how microinteractions can change a product from one that's tolerated into one that's treasured. Explore a microinteraction's structure: triggers, rules, feedback, modes, and loops Learn the types of triggers that initiate a microinteraction Create simple rules that define how your microinteraction can be used Help users understand the rules with feedback, using graphics, sounds, and vibrations Use modes to let users set preferences or modify a microinteraction Extend a microinteraction's life with loops, such as "Get data every 30 seconds"
Gain hands-on experience with HDF5 for storing scientific data in Python. This practical guide quickly gets you up to speed on the details, best practices, and pitfalls of using HDF5 to archive and share numerical datasets ranging in size from gigabytes to terabytes. Through real-world examples and practical exercises, you'll explore topics such as scientific datasets, hierarchically organized groups, user-defined metadata, and interoperable files. Examples are applicable for users of both Python 2 and Python 3. If you're familiar with the basics of Python data analysis, this is an ideal introduction to HDF5. Get set up with HDF5 tools and create your first HDF5 file Work with datasets by learning the HDF5 Dataset object Understand advanced features like dataset chunking and compression Learn how to work with HDF5's hierarchical structure, using groups Create self-describing files by adding metadata with HDF5 attributes Take advantage of HDF5's type system to create interoperable files Express relationships among data with references, named types, and dimension scales Discover how Python mechanisms for writing parallel code interact with HDF5
The straight facts on treating diabetes successfully and living a full and active life Want to know how to manage your diabetes? This friendly book offers you reassuring guidance in putting together a state-of-the-art treatment program. Discover all the advances in monitoring glucose, the latest medications, and how to develop a diet and exercise plan to stay healthy. Full of interesting anecdotes and helpful advice, this is your ultimate diabetes reference. Get the latest information - read about the newest recommendations from the Canadian Diabetes Association and the up-and-coming advances in medicines and monitors Handle low and high blood-glucose emergencies - learn how to identify the symptoms that require urgent attention and how to treat the problem Manage diabetes and pregnancy - know what to do during pregnancy to help ensure a healthy baby Get to know your health care team - find the health care providers you need, from your family physician to your diabetes nurse educator to your dietitian, and more Manage your diabetes through exercise and nutritional know-how - achieve and maintain good diabetes health with suggested exercises and healthy eating tips Control your blood glucose through medication - find out everything you need to know, from treatment tips to potential side-effects "Finally there is a book that I can recommend to people with diabetes. " -Dr. Anne Kenshole, Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto Open the book and find: The symptoms and causes of your diabetes How to monitor and record your blood glucose levels Tips for taking and caring for insulin Guidance on getting the vitamins and minerals you need from your diet How to incorporate exercise into your diabetes treatment plan What you need to know about alternative medicines Ways to get the best possible health care Useful Web sites to help keep you informed
Celiac Disease For Dummies is the ultimate reference for people with the disease and their family members. The book helps readers identify symptoms of the disease, and explains how doctors definitively diagnose celiac disease. It outlines how celiac disease affects the body, and what its consequences could be if untreated. The authors explain how celiac disease is treated, not only through the elimination of gluten from the diet, but with additional nutritional measures and alternative and complementary therapies. Written by two practicing physicians, the book also offers practical, helpful guidance for parents of children with celiac disease, whose treatment may be a particular challenge.