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"This book is for teachers who have good days and bad --and whose bad days bring the suffering that comes only fromsomething one loves. It is for teachers who refuse to hardentheir hearts, because they love learners, learning, and theteaching life."- Parker J. Palmer [from the Introduction]Teachers choose their vocation for reasons of the heart, because they care deeply about their students and abouttheir subject. But the demands of teaching cause too manyeducators to lose heart. Is it possible to take heart in teaching once more so that we can continue to do what good teachers always do -- give heart to our students?In The Courage to Teach, Parker Palmer takes teachers on an inner journey toward reconnecting with their vocation and their students -- and recovering their passion for one of the most difficult and important of human endeavors.
The Professional's Guide to Financial Services Marketing is directed to any financial services professional-from individual representatives to executives of large financial services companies-who is looking for better ways to create the relevant marketplace differentiation and competitive advantage needed to increase productivity and profitability. The purpose of this book is not to provide a how-to manual, but rather to offer practical information, examples, and thought-provoking tips that provide ideas and insights that will enable financial services professionals to improve their own marketing approaches and achieve ambitious marketing goals. With examples drawn from basic marketing approaches and successful consumer marketing, this book provides a fresh perspective on a variety of marketing issues that can make a significant difference to corporate success.
Praise for Fundraising Consultants"In Fundraising Consultants: A Guide for Nonprofit Organizations, Gene Scanlan provides a thoughtful and deliberative guide for how to select, develop, and maintain successful relationships with consultants that can help organizations achieve their goals. It is also an excellent resource for consultants, both new and experienced, on how to best serve our clients."Barbara L. Ciconte, CFRE, Senior Vice President, Consulting ServicesDonor Strategies, Inc."Finally, a book that provides a balanced and informative perspective about fundraising consulting. Gene provides solid information for organizations to consider when using a consultant while also describing the consultant's point of view. All this can only lead to a more effective use of consultants and more successful nonprofits."Sandra Renner, MSW, CFRE, Renner ConsultingStrategic Philanthropic Counsel "This book is an excellent source for a development or foundation director to read before hiring any type of consultant. It guides you through the search process and tells you how to evaluate your prospects. This is especially important for small development offices or foundations that rely on outsourcing fundraising projects or campaigns to consultants. It even suggests how to use consultants as a creative resource!"Jeanne G. Jacob, CAE, CFRE, Executive DirectorGoodwin House Foundation
A detailed guide to investing in America's Finest CompaniesBill Staton has helped thousands of investors increase their wealth with a commonsense approach to investing. It's simple, and it works: Invest in well-run, profitable companies with long histories of rising annual earnings and dividends. Now, in Double Your Money in America's Finest Companies, Staton shows readers how to achieve this goal. He reveals how to screen public companies, scrutinize their earnings history, and invest in those that consistently pay higher yearly cash dividends. Staton's longstanding method of investing allows readers to take charge of their financial future by following an approach that has proven itself time and again.
Brain-Based Therapy with Adults: Evidence-Based Treatment for Everyday Practice provides a straightforward, integrated approach that looks at what we currently know about the brain and how it impacts and informs treatment interventions. Authors John Arden and Lloyd Linford, experts in neuroscience and evidence-based practice, reveal how this new kind of therapy takes into account the uniqueness of each client. Presentation of detailed background and evidence-based?interventions for common adult disorders such as anxiety and depression offers you expert advice you can put into practice immediately.
Essentials of WNV Assessment provides practitioners with practical, step-by-step advice for administering, scoring, and interpreting the Wechsler Nonverbal Scale of Ability (WNV), a nonverbal assessment used to assess a wide variety of individuals. Written by Kimberly Brunnert, Jack Naglieri, and Steven Hardy-Braz, the test is especially well suited for those who are not proficient in English, such as young children, recent immigrants, ESL students, and the deaf and hard of hearing. This essential guide provides you with illuminating case reports and valuable advice on its clinical applications.
Bestselling author John Talbott outlines the troublesome economic times ahead and what can be done about themTough times are here, and author John Talbott-who accurately predicted the dot.com technology stock collapse as well as the recent housing, mortgage, and financial crises-argues that the coming global recession will be unlike anything we've ever seen.In Contagion, Talbott turns his attention to this crisis and offers insights on what can be done to navigate such treacherous terrain. Talbott sets the stage by discussing how government borrowing and spending on the war, healthcare, Social Security, and corporate giveaways combined with dramatic increases in personal spending, fueled by credit card and mortgage debt, have funded unsustainable levels of personal and government consumption.Offers practical suggestions as to how investors and homeowners can best weather this storm with straightforward advice on where to investExamines real estate and housing issues to help you make the best decisions possible in this arenaDetails the best ways to utilize stocks, bonds, TIPS, and commodities, and to prosper during this global crisisIf you really want to protect yourself from the unfolding economic crisis, then Contagion is the book you need to read.
Generate a good return as well as goodwill with this guide to ethical investmentsWant to make money while you make a difference in the world? Socially Responsible Investing For Dummies, a 2010 Green Book Festival award winner, is as practical, hands-on guide to smart social investing that shows you how to maximize your profits while remaining true to your values. You get expert advice in targeting an issue you're passionate about, researching potential investments, and putting your socially responsible choices into action.Get started with social investing basics -- understand what it is, why it works, and how investors define social responsibilityNavigate the socially responsible enterprise -- discover the business principles that help ethical organizations thriveConduct your research -- determine whether an investment has financial potential and also serves your personal needsEvaluate your investment choices -- from stocks and bonds to mutual funds and ETFs to real estate and high finance, select the best investments and adjust your portfolio over timeGet help from the pros -- find brokers, financial planners, and mutual fund companies that can help you with your decisionsEnsure your success -- see how to diversify, monitor your investments, join forces with others, vote your proxies, keep your perspective, and moreKeep up with investment trends -- discover how to take advantage of new investment products and stay on top of industry changesRecognize truly socially responsible investments -- understand how to tell socially responsible investment opportunities from "feel good" opportunitiesIn Socially Responsible Investing For Dummies you will find:A clear introduction to social investingIssues to invest in, from environmental to internationalThe different types of investmentsHow to buy and sellFiduciary responsibilities for the social investorHow to use your investment clout to influence a company's performanceTen social investing traps you must avoidActivist investing success stories
Praise for Hire the American Dream"I learned early on that Dave Melton had cracked the code(about hiring and retaining great people) in his Manhattan franchise.His employees, who are all immigrants to the United States, areextremely loyal and are committed to customer service."-From the Foreword by David A. Brandon, Chairman and CEO, Domino's Pizza, Inc. "This is a must-read book for anyone managing or interested in starting a business, especially in the role of a franchisee. It's loaded with keen insights and best practices for interviewing, hiring, and motivating employees in a very challenging business environment. Dave Melton's story is truly inspirational."-Jack Whipple, President, National Council of Chain Restaurants"Hire the American Dream provides valuable lessons from the trenches. The school of hard knocks has taught Dave Melton a lot. You'll benefit fromhis experiences-you'll learn about creating incentives, enhancing customerservice, connecting on a personal level, giving feedback, and building world-class teams. Take his ideas and run with them. You'll build more successful teams."-Robert D. Reid, Dean, College of Business, James Madison University"Dave Melton shares his time-tested approach to creatingrestaurants that are brimming with energy. And it all begins withDave's amazing passion for developing the future owners ofDomino's Pizza stores. If you care this much about developing leaders,you and your business will be richly rewarded for years to come."-Cheryl Bachelder, CEO, AFC Enterprises, Inc. "Hire the American Dream really gets to the heart of selecting,training, motivating, and ultimately retaining a world-class team whowill care as much about your business as you do and deliver exceptionalcustomer service that can help any business grow."-Stuart Mathis, President, Mail Boxes Etc., Inc. "This book is filled with great commonsense approaches to customer service and leadership training with an easily understood message thatevery organization needs to hear. In these days when management thoughtis presented in complicated models, there is something refreshing about leadership principles taught by a guy who simply loves to make pizza. This book is for everyone who wants to be a better leader."-Marshall Cook, Executive Producer, Multi Image Group
Many people perceive trading as nothing more than a gamble. But there are still people who consistently make money trading. How do they do it? They've learned to separate gambling from trading. And the way they do this, says author Marcel Link, is by developing a proper plan. In Trading Without Gambling, Link shows how to create and use a sound game plan to improve every aspect of trading-including finding trades, timing, knowing how much to trade, where to exit, and how to adjust risk-while leaving very little to gambling.
Discover a variety of technical and fundamental profit-making strategies for trading the currency market with the Second Edition of Day Trading and Swing Trading the Currency Market. In this book, Kathy Lien-Director of Currency Research for one of the most popular Forex providers in the world-describes everything from time-tested technical and fundamental strategies you can use to compete with bank traders to a host of more fundamentally-oriented strategies involving intermarket relationships, interest rate differentials, option volatility, news events, and central bank intervention.
While institutional traders continue to implement quantitative (or algorithmic) trading, many independent traders have wondered if they can still challenge powerful industry professionals at their own game? The answer is "yes," and in Quantitative Trading, Dr. Ernest Chan, a respected independent trader and consultant, will show you how. Whether you're an independent "retail" trader looking to start your own quantitative trading business or an individual who aspires to work as a quantitative trader at a major financial institution, this practical guide contains the information you need to succeed.
In Financial Darwinism, author Leo Tilman lays the groundwork for understanding the new financial order by introducing his evolutionary thesis and then outlines an actionable decision-making framework that enables financial institutions and investors to fully leverage the power of business strategy, corporate finance, investment analysis, and risk management. Financial Darwinism is an invaluable road map to today's financial world and an essential guide to surviving and thriving during these challenging times.
In Clean Money, John Rubino, Editor of GreenStockInvesting.com, introduces you to the world of clean tech (also known as green tech) and its wealth creation potential. Throughout the book, he explores a variety of clean energy sources-from solar power to biofuels-and shows how these renewable resources will spawn successful companies and rising share prices. Page by page, you'll discover the technologies that will drive this boom and become familiar with the state of their markets, their growth prospects, and the companies that are best positioned to become tomorrow's success stories.
Designed for mental health professionals treating children and adolescents, Brain-Based Therapy with Children and Adolescents: Evidence-Based Treatment for Everyday Practice is a simple but powerful primer for understanding and successfully implementing the most critical elements of neuroscience into an evidence-based mental health practice. Written for counselors, social workers, psychologists, and graduate students, this new treatment approach focuses on the most common disorders facing children and adolescents, taking into account the uniqueness of each client, while preserving the requirements of standardized care under evidence-based practice.
The Forex Options Course is a practical, hands-on guide to understanding and trading forex options. Designed to build a trader's knowledge base in a step-by-step manner, this reliable resource moves from the straightforward to the more sophisticated with discussions of everything from basic plain vanilla calls and puts to intriguing first-generation exotic binary options. Written in a straightforward and accessible style, The Forex Options Course will help you develop the skills and strategies needed to succeed in today's dynamic forex market.
Written by Bjarte Bogsnes, Beyond Budgeting pioneer, Implementing Beyond Budgeting reveals best practices from actual cases where the author headed up implementation of Beyond Budgeting in large global companies. Beginning with a Foreword by Robert Kaplan, cofounder of the Balanced Scorecard, this book reveals how your organization can maximize a performance climate with teams committed to a common purpose, shared rewards, and sustained value creation. This innovative book lucidly presents how every organization can release the ambition and energy of its people who were previously slaves to the budgeting process.
An innovative A to Z guide to the world of hedge fundsThe Long and Short of Hedge Funds presents readers with a unique look at these investment vehicles, the people who run them, and those who provide services to them. This book is a detailed guide of the industry and offers rare access to hedge fund managers and industry participants. The book provides the reader with a real education about hedge funds, gaining a firm understanding of the industry.
How to diagnose and monitor key hedge fund operational risksWith the various scandals taking place with hedge funds, now more than ever, both financial and operational risks must be examined. Revealing how to effectively detect and evaluate often-overlooked operational risk factors in hedge funds, such as multi-jurisdictional regulatory coordination, organizational nesting, and vaporware, Hedge Fund Operational Due Diligence includes real-world examples drawn from the author's experiences dealing with the operational risks of a global platform of over 80 hedge funds, fundsof hedge funds, private equity, and real estate managers.
If you're accountable for accounting in a mid-level business, Microsoft Dynamics GP accounting software can be your friend. Microsoft Dynamics GP For Dummies improves the friendship by highlighting the most useful and practical features, dispelling the most common misconceptions, and letting you in on the best tips and tricks -- all in plain English!Microsoft Dynamics GP For Dummies shows you how to set up and use this modular accounting program. You'll learn to customize Dynamics Great Plains, get around the program, create a company, build an effective chart of accounts, and maintain a general ledger. You'll find out how to:Create invoices and bill your customers, manage receipts, and easily match payments to invoicesSet up vendors quickly and easilyCustomize GP fit your business perfectly and make the home page more efficientWork with the modules you'll use most often in the Purchasing, Sales, Inventory, and Financial seriesSafeguard your database and set up a disaster recovery plan containing all the right stepsUse Professional Services Tools and utilities to find and fix data discrepanciesGet inventory under controlClose your books at year end and use shortcuts to easily print reports from all the data you've collectedSave keystrokes with Quick Journal and batch frequencyLeverage the interoperability between Dynamics GP and Microsoft Office applicationsMake upgrading hassle-freeMicrosoft Dynamics GP For Dummies helps you make this sometimes-complex program do your bidding, which might account for your rising popularity in the office!Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Overwhelmed with big screen TV and home theater audio options? What do you need to build the perfect home theater experience? Home Theater For Dummies, 3rd Edition shows you how to plan a home theater system and choose components that fit your budget and your room.Beginning with the most basic information, this guide helps you choose what you need and put it all together. It explains DLP, 3LCD, HDMI, DTV, and HDTV so you can talk intelligently with salespeople at the electronics store. You'll find out about Blu-ray, explore HD and satellite radio options, and see how to incorporate a Wii, Xbox, or Playstation 3 into your set-up. Learn to:Choose among plasma, LCD, and projection TVsKnow the difference between digital TV and HDTVAssess and choose an LCD TV, a new 3D TV, or an HD radioSet up your audio system and TV for maximum performanceUse a Media Center or Home Theater PCFine-tune your system and add cool touches such as accessing home theater content from your cell phoneExplore HD and satellite radio options, CD players, DVD-Audio disks, and options for old cassettes and vinylSet up your system with the proper cables for each component, or learn what it takes to go wirelessCalibrate your video with a calibration disk, an optical comparator, or a DVD containing THX OptimizerGet the perfect home theater experience by following the expert tips and techniques presented in Home Theater For Dummies, 3rd Edition. You'll be watching movies and listening to audio in no time!
Figure Drawing For Dummies appeals to both new art students and veteran artists who find it difficult to proportionally draw the human form. The illustrations and examples in Figure Drawing For Dummies are designed to help readers capture this elusive figure.
A recommended, proven way to broaden portfolios and profitsRecommended by finance experts and used extensively by institutional investors, index funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) provide unmanaged, diversified exposure to a variety of asset classes. Index Investing For Dummies shows active investors how to add index investments to their portfolios and make the most of their money, while protecting their assets. It features plain-English information on the different types of index funds and their advantage over other funds, getting started in index investing, using index funds for asset allocation, understanding returns and risk, diversifying among fund holdings, and applying winning strategies for maximum profit.
Praise for After The Fall"Steve Bergsman provides his readers with one of the most comprehensive, yet concise overviews of real estate and all its property types."--Christopher Macke, Vice President, GE Real Estate"This is an extraordinary work of detailed research and compelling writing. I've never seen the subject presented in such a cogent and skillful manner."--Phil Hall, editor, Secondary Marketing Executive"The way out of the financial crash of 2007/2008 will come through skilled operations, astute investing, and the ability of real estate practitioners to give up their mental memory of the future! The heated success of ten-year, unprecedented growth in the real estate industry has somehow atrophied the industry's application of knowledge. What we need is a fresh look at opportunities and strategies for real estate investing. We are lucky that Bergsman's book has fit the bill--just in time."--Jack M. Cohen, CEO, Cohen Financial"Insightful and informative; connects all the dots, providing the basis and foundation for making strategic decisions about real estate."--Stephen Blank, Senior Fellow, Finance, The Urban Land Institute
Are you a seasoned system administrator charged with setting up an Oracle database? Or did you suddenly become a DBA by default? If database administration with Oracle is part of your job, you'll be glad to have Oracle 11g For Dummies in your cubicle.This nuts-and-bolts guide walks you through the mysteries of Oracle and database administration. You'll learn how to understand Oracle database architecture, set up and manage an Oracle database, and keep it running in tiptop form. Oracle 11g For Dummies covers:The building blocks behind the database engine as well as Oracle's physical and logical structuresHardware, software, system, and storage requirements for implementationHow to recognize and accommodate the differences between Oracle installations on Windows and on Linux/UNIXDaily and intermittent tasks necessary to keep your database running properlyHow to assess potential threats to your database, configure Oracle Recovery Manager, and set up backup and recovery proceduresWhen to use online, offline, controlfile, and archivelog backupsTroubleshooting methodology and how to use Oracle database logs and other diagnostic utilitiesDifferent ways to manage your databaseHow to automate jobs with the Oracle SchedulerUsing SQL in Oracle, and a great deal moreCompletely up to date for the newest release of Oracle, Oracle 11g For Dummies will give you both the information and the confidence to set up and maintain an Oracle database for your organization.
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Here is an overview of the specialized formats that Bookshare offers its members with links that go to the Help Center for more information.
- Bookshare Web Reader - a customized reading tool for Bookshare members offering all the features of DAISY with a single click of the "Read Now" link.
- DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) - a digital book file format. DAISY books from Bookshare are DAISY 3.0 text files that work with just about every type of access technology that reads text. Books that contain images will have the download option of ‘DAISY Text with Images’.
- BRF (Braille Refreshable Format) - digital Braille for use with refreshable Braille devices and Braille embossers.
- MP3 (Mpeg audio layer 3) - Provides audio only with no text. These books are created with a text-to-speech engine and spoken by Kendra, a high quality synthetic voice from Ivona. Any device that supports MP3 playback is compatible.
- DAISY Audio - Similar to the Daisy 3.0 option above; however, this option uses MP3 files created with our text-to-speech engine that utilizes Ivona's Kendra voice. This format will work with Daisy Audio compatible players such as Victor Reader Stream and Read2Go.