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This new book builds on the original classic textbook entitled: An Introduction to Computational Fluid Mechanics by C. Y. Chow which was originally published in 1979. In the decades that have passed since this book was published the field of computational fluid dynamics has seen a number of changes in both the sophistication of the algorithms used but also advances in the computer hardware and software available. This new book incorporates the latest algorithms in the solution techniques and supports this by using numerous examples of applications to a broad range of industries from mechanical and aerospace disciplines to civil and the biosciences. The computer programs are developed and available in MATLAB. In addition the core text provides up-to-date solution methods for the Navier-Stokes equations, including fractional step time-advancement, and pseudo-spectral methods. The computer codes at the following website: www.wiley.com/go/biringen
Essential guidance for preventing fraud in the card-not-present (CNP) space This book focuses on the prevention of fraud for the card-not-present transaction. The payment process, fraud schemes, and fraud techniques will all focus on these types of transactions ahead. Reveals the top 45 fraud prevention techniques Uniquely focuses on eCommerce fraud essentials Provides the basic concepts around CNP payments and the ways fraud is perpetrated If you do business online, you know fraud is a part of doing business. Essentials of On-line Payment Security and Fraud Prevention equips you to prevent fraud in the CNP space.
Now fully revised and updated-the classic book on effective R&D management "This thoughtful and detailed work outlines what is required in order to achieve the desired end results in a networked world where teamwork and collaboration are increasingly important to globally dispersed workforces. " -John Chambers, Chairman and CEO, Cisco Praise for the Second Edition "This is a superbly written book and could make an excellent reference and text for related university courses. " -E. Lile Murphree, Jr. , PhD, former Chairman, Department of Engineering Management, The George Washington University "Provides a superb exposition of the role that social and psychological phenomena play in today's organizations. " -Fred E. Fiedler, Professor of Psychology Emeritus, University of Washington, Seattle As the economy shifts from producing goods to producing information, the role of researchers in shaping the future has become immense. By taking advantage of modern technology, the highly trained and predominantly autonomous researchers from around the globe collect and share information better than ever-yet, there is still a lack of an effective centralized structure for an R&D organization manager to integrate the efforts from many disparate individuals into a unified plan. Managing Research, Development, and Innovation, Third Edition covers the management skills and leadership theories essential to generating products and excelling in today's global economy. Topics of interest include how to design jobs, organize hierarchies, resolve conflicts, motivate employees, and create an innovative work environment. Discover how superior management skills can increase funding, generate profit, and improve the effectiveness of technologically based organizations. This new revised edition: Covers all aspects of the research and development process-with focus on the human management function Includes two new chapters covering the innovation process critical to research and development of new products and services Outlines the challenging issues related to diversity in science and technology organizations and provides insights as to how diversity can be used to enhance creativity Managing Research, Development, and Innovation, Third Edition is the most complete, insightful book of its kind. Useful for professionals and graduate students alike, the text demonstrates in clear, straightforward prose how good management skills will shape the future.
The next wave of business intelligence, Self-Service BI, seeks to meet the demands of powerful hardware and shorter decision time frames. This book introduces PowerPivot for Excel and SharePoint, showing you how to use this innovative software for self-service analytics and reporting. Authored by key members of the Microsoft team that built the product, this book will guide you through the use of in-memory BI server technology, data analytics eXpressions, and report gallery. The book also discusses how to deploy and manage sandbox servers, and a companion website provides sample reports and applications.
The complete guide to portfolio development for interior designersIt's a widely known fact that interior designers need a strong visual presence in the form of a well-crafted, professional-looking portfolio. Surprisingly, however, many interior designers aren't equipped with the expertise required to organize and unify their work in a fashion that optimally conveys their talents and skills.Portfolios for Interior Designers helps demystify the process by guiding the reader toward mastery in assembling a winning portfolio. It delivers essential step-by-step instruction presented in a manner that shows interior designers how to properly and effectively display their designs. This book also includes:Color and black-and-white illustrations showing portfolio elements and optionsGraphic design concepts necessary for portfolio developmentSpecific information for the design of digital portfoliosSupplemental teaching resources that direct readers to a companion Web siteUseful tips on the ways that popular graphics software applications can be best implemented for certain portfolio elementsSamples of cover letters and resumes, along with discussion of job search proceduresWith the aid of real-world examples, Portfolios for Interior Designers examines how a portfolio can be used as an effective tool for communicating with clients and other professionals. A much-needed guide, this book eliminates the uncertainty surrounding portfolio development so that interior designers can showcase their abilities success-fully--and land the next job.
Don't miss the new updated edition of the complete guide to the creative processes behind successful advertising design.The second edition of Advertising by Design has been developed and greatly expanded. Sill the most comprehensive text on creative concept generation and designing for advertising, the book includes a number of features that make it an effective tool for instructors, students, or anyone interested in this field. This includes a practical approach to generating and designing creative integrated-media advertising for brands, organizations, and causes that encompasses brand-building through engagement, community building, added value, and entertainment.Fully supplemented with interviews from esteemed creative directors, along with real-world examples, Advertising by Design is both a perfect text for courses that incorporate advertising concepts and design, and a valuable reference for anyone interested in the creative side of advertising."While the blank piece of paper is exciting, it can also be a very scary place. Robin Landa has created a valuable tool for jump-starting the creative process across all platforms. This book is a must-read for beginners and seasoned veterans."-- Paul Renner, EVP Group Creative Director, Arnold Worldwide, Boston"This is still the quintessential, step-by-step textbook for anyone interested in learning or teaching the fundamentals of advertising."-- Alan Rado, IADT/Harrington College of Design"The most enlightening textbook on advertising I've ever seen. A must-read for any student of the ad biz." -- Drew Neisser, CEO, Renegade"So perfect for a creative strategist, transformational world. Very few books get it right about the evolution of creative. This one does, from strategy to storytelling to multiple media solutions. And it's still all about doing beautiful work."-- Deborah Morrison, Chambers Distinguished Professor of Advertising, University of Oregon
A revision to the bestselling visual guide to becoming a graphic designerBecoming a Graphic Designer, Fourth Edition provides a comprehensive survey of the graphic design market, including complete coverage of print and electronic media and the evolving digital design disciplines that offer today's most sought-after jobs. Featuring 65 interviews with today's leading designers, this visual guide has more than 600 illustrations and covers everything from education and training, design specialties, and work settings to preparing an effective portfolio and finding a job. The book offers profiles of major industries, coverage of careers in exhibition design and illustration, and new focus on designing across disciplines.Fully updated to include information on the latest trends in evolving design disciplinesNew coverage of digital editorial design, information design, packaging design, design management, and entrepreneurshipFrom an author of over 100 books on designComplete with compact, easy-to-use sections, useful sidebars, and sample design pieces, this outstanding guide is invaluable for anyone interested in launching or developing a career in graphic design.
As more factors, perspectives, and metrics are incorporated into the planning and building process, the roles of engineers and designers are increasingly being fused together. Sustainable Infrastructure explores this trend with in-depth look at sustainable engineering practices in an urban design as it involves watershed master-planning, green building, optimizing water reuse, reclaiming urban spaces, green streets initiatives, and sustainable master-planning. This complete guide provides guidance on the role creative thinking and collaborative team-building play in meeting solutions needed to affect a sustainable transformation of the built environment.
Praise for Leading Organization Design"Designing organizations for performance can be a daunting task. Kesler and Kates have done an admirable job distilling the inherent complexity of the design process into manageable parts that can yield tangible results. Leading Organization Design provides an essential hands-on roadmap for any business leader who wants to master this topic." -Robert Simons, Charles M. Williams Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School"Kesler and Kates have encapsulated their wealth of knowledge and practical experience into an updated model on organizational design that will become a new primer on the subject." -Neville Isdell, retired chairman and CEO, The Coca-Cola Company"In today's world of global business, organizational design is a critical piece of long-term success. Kesler and Kates have captured multiple approaches to optimize global opportunities, while highlighting some of the keys to managing through organizational transition. A great read for today's global business leaders." -Charles Denson, president, Nike Brand"Leading Organization Design has some unique features that make it valuable. It is one of the few and certainly only recent books to take us through an explicit process to design modern organizations. This is accomplished with the five-milestone process. The process is not a simple cookbook. Indeed, the authors have achieved a balance between process and content. In so doing, Kesler and Kates show us what to do as well as how to do it."-Jay Galbraith, from the Foreword"Sheds light on the challenges of organization design in a complex enterprise and more importantly provides aninsightful and practical roadmap for business decisions."-Randy MacDonald, SVP, human resources, IBM
Exploit the full power of the revolutionary Google Nexus One superphoneNexus One is Google's answer to Apple's iPhone and RIM's BlackBerry. Covering a range of how-to topics, from the most useful Nexus One features and tricks of the core applications, to techniques to get the most out of the device, Nexus One For Dummies is the practical user's guide to the Google Nexus One smartphone.Uses full-color to showcase all the features of the Nexus One, approaching each from the point of view of the user who is new to the technology or discouraged with the scant documentation and online supportCovers a broad range of topics, from setup and configuration, to texting, emailing, accessing the Internet, synching with a PC, using the camera, and expanding the phone's potential with new softwareWritten by the most popular For Dummies author, known throughout the world for his ability to make complex topics easy to understand with his fun and friendly writing styleNexus One For Dummies empowers you to maximize the performance of Google's superphone. After all, what's the point of buying the world's latest, greatest smartphone and never understanding how the thing works?
The fun and easy way to get a grip on photovoltaic design and installationDesigning and installing solar panel systems is a trend that continues to grow. With 'green collar' jobs on the rise and homeowners looking for earth-friendly ways to stretch their dollars and lesson their carbon imprint, understanding photovoltaic design and installation is on the rise.Photovoltaic Design & Installation For Dummies gives you a comprehensive overview of the history, physics, design, installation, and operation of home-scale solar-panel systems. You'll also get an introduction to the foundational mathematic and electrical concepts you need to understand and work with photovoltaic systems.Covers all aspects of home-scale solar-power systemsViable resource for professionals, students, and technical laymenCan be used to study for the NABCEP examWhether you're a building professional looking to expand your business and skills to meet the growing demand for solar power installation or are seeking a career in this rapidly expanding field, Photovoltaic Design & Installation For Dummies has you covered!
How to find diverse investment opportunities in the emergent global economyThis just-in-time book will help any investor find safe havens that will turn the economic downturn into a unique wealth-building experience. As long as stocks continue to post new highs and surprising lows, investors will need dynamic strategies to make a profit. Wealth Building Strategies in Energy, Metals, and Other Markets explains that money management and long-term trend identification are the keys to investing success. This groundbreaking book includes a proprietary investing system that targets the widest possible array of global indexes with low correlations.Examines what's next for the housing and energy marketsBreaks down major topics such as banking, credit, inflation and deflation, and the mortgage bubble, and shows investors what to expectOffers a key to turning finances around and a path for continued successful investingThe author-host of the popular Goldseek Radio show-includes frequently asked questions and offers expert investing advice.
What to say in today's toughest workplace situationsWhatever trust previously existed between employer and employee has been torn into millions of pink slips, thanks to the latest recession. As a result, the rules for how managers and employees can successfully communicate have been irrevocably changed. Whether you're a manager or employee, Workscripts explains what to say in life's toughest situations at work, including:* Negotiating severance* Performance reviews* Responding to a pay cut* Asking for a raise or promotion* Terminating a friend* Job interviews* Dealing with difficult bosses* And many more
Award-winning strategies to drive game changing meaningful results during the most challenging economy in decadesDrawing from executive and thought leader Bob Paladino's research and advisory experiences and collaboration with award-winning and high-performing organizations, this sequel his global best seller Innovative Corporate Performance Management: Five Key Principles to Accelerate Results provides a clear road map for executing enterprise strategy.Reveals a proven implementation model that has accelerated breakthrough resultsShares over 40 new, innovative best practices common to Malcolm Baldrige, Balanced Scorecard Hall of Fame, Sterling quality, Fortune 100 Best, APQC, and Forbes award winnersProvides a CPM Process Blueprint and diagnostic to score your organization and establish a plan for your award winning performanceOffers a fresh approach to integrating proven methodologies proven by case companies that have been awarded over 100 awardsIncludes key process maps, strategic planning frameworks, strategy maps, customer and competitor intelligence methods, balanced scorecards, comparative tables, project plans, testimonials, charts, graphs, and screen shots of CPM, CRM, BSC and KM systemsAll-new case studies and best practice research are included from world-renowned enterprises as well as insights from executives who have won the most globally recognized awards in business.
Emerging markets in real estate investing have been an increasing focus for institutional real estate investors worldwide. Part of the Fabozzi series, this book is an insightful overview of international real estate focusing on three of the BRICs: China, India, and Brazil. The authors provide a framework for thinking about these dynamic markets characterized by youthful populations, extraordinary demand, capital inefficiency, and aspiration. Also discussed are the sociopolitical issues, policy, and entry/exit strategies. Notably, the book makes a sanguine assessment of the risks and opportunities of alternative strategies in each country.
Insider secrets to competing-and winning-in the tech-savvy marketplaceThe new generation of technology savvy workers is changing the way we look at productivity. Agility uniquely describes how technology agility impacts your business's performance and can become a critical success factor. A must-read for leaders defining business strategy and technology implementation, the methodology it describes will show how to measure and drive technology adoption and the derived impact on business results.Includes international cases of various industries, from industry leaders Incorporates the ideas of flexibility, balance, adaptability, and coordination under one umbrella Uniquely describes how technology agility impacts business performanceWhat differentiates Audi, BMW and Mercedes or GM? Understanding it can make or break the future of an organization. Agility makes it clear: the digital divide will be seen in those who take full advantage of the technology versus those merely have it.
Praise for Acceptance and Mindfulness in Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Understanding and Applying the New Therapies"One of the most fruitful aspects of the encounter between classical Buddhist knowledge and modern science has been the emergence of new therapeutic and educational approaches that integrate contemplative practice, such as mindfulness, and contemporary psychology methods, such as those of cognitive therapy. The systematic approach of this book, wherein the insights of both classical Buddhist and contemporary psychology are integrated, represents a most beneficial and powerful method of ensuring a healthy mind and heart."--His Holiness the Dalai Lama"What has been missing in the midst of partisan battles between orthodox CBT therapists and enthusiastic proponents of newer acceptance/mindfulness approaches is a reasoned, scientifically grounded discourse that would help researchers and clinicians alike sort through the various claims and counterclaims. This book, skillfully conceived and edited by James Herbert and Evan Forman, provides just such a sober and open-minded appraisal of a trend that has sometimes suffered both from too much hype from one side and too sweeping a rejection by the other. This volume encourages careful consideration of both positions and can advance evidence-based psychosocial therapy both conceptually and procedurally to the benefit of all."--From the Foreword by Gerald C. Davison, PhD, University of Southern CaliforniaAcceptance and Mindfulness in Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Understanding and Applying the New Therapies brings together a renowned group of leading figures in CBT who address key issues and topics, including:Mindfulness-based cognitive therapyMetacognitive therapyMindfulness-based stress reductionDialectical behavior therapyUnderstanding acceptance and commitment therapy in context
Clear, concise, and comprehensive, this essential resource will help managers?from HR experts to those with minimal experience with benefits?create coherent policies based on a clearer understanding of all employee benefits. Organized by topical area, in an easy to follow question-and-answer format, The Employee Benefits Answer Book includes practical information needed for responding to issues that arise in day-to-day business. Topics discussed include the benefits package, paid time off, enrollment and changes, medical, dental, and vision plan basics; FSAs, transportation, and tuition assistance programs, life insurance and disability, COBRA, and cost control.
Ruthless is a candid exploration of the criminal subculture of Wall Street, and one of the first books to speak for the victims of the financial meltdown. On February 14, 2008, author Phil Trupp received a call from one of his brokers telling him a large portion of his investments were frozen--on ice--turning his life and plans for retirement upside down. When the fog started to clear, Trupp realized he was one of many investors caught up in what experts called the greatest attempted securities fraud in modern Wall Street history--a $336 billion scam which made the savings and loan scandal of the 1980s look like a simple street mugging.The path to destruction, financial or otherwise, often begins with a simple proposition. For author Phil Trupp it came from one of his stock brokers: "Take it, Phil. It's free money." This free money came from auction-rate securities (ARS). Auction-Rate Securities are corporate or municipal bonds with a long-term maturity for which the interest rate is reset at frequent auctions. ARS interest rates were higher than money markets and were sold as completely safe, liquid, Triple-A rated "cash equivalents," a deceptive sales pitch that lured hundreds of thousands of investors to buy the securities. Since 2008, most auctions have failed leaving the market largely frozen. The victims ranged from individual investors to the Joffee Foundation, a nonprofit that can no longer fund programs that help prevent AIDS in Africa, to the Port Authority of New York.While this is a classic 21st century tale of Wall Street greed and betrayal, it is also a story of redemption and the life-altering struggle of American investors and others around the world who, in the end, beat the Wall Street fraud-masters. Ruthless is a story of how individual investors became mad as hell and joined together to reclaim their cash investments. So far they've reclaimed more than $200 billion and continue fighting for the rest. A lively, page-turning guide for any investor with a stunning lesson on how to fight back and win.
The definitive text-completely revised-on the professional and legal standards of school psychology Fully revised and now in its sixth edition, the single best source of authoritative information on the ethical and legal issues associated with school psychological practice includes the most up-to-date standards and requirements of the profession. Citing recent legal rulings and publications as well as historical references, Ethics and Law for School Psychologists provides the most comprehensive foundation for scholarship in this area.A key reference for understanding and delivering ethically and legally sound services, the text combines the expertise of three leading professionals at the forefront of the field. Completely updated to reflect the National Association of School Psychologists' (NASP) revised 2010 Principles for Professional Ethics, the new edition of this classic text also addresses the final regulations in implementing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the amended Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In addition, the Sixth Edition features:New material on the management of sensitive, private student information and a revised section on privileged communicationBroader coverage of ethical-legal issues in school-based intervention, including a new section on interventions in the general education classroomThe latest research and professional literature related to ethics and law in school psychologyCovering the ethical and legal issues that impact every school psychologist, and with numerous pedagogical features including case vignettes, end-of-chapter questions, and topics for discussion, Ethics and Law for School Psychologists, Sixth Edition is well suited for graduate students in school psychology and is a must-have resource for all practicing school psychologists, educators, and school administrators.
The first comprehensive guide for mastering venture capitalEssentials of Venture Capital is your guide to understanding how venture capital and technology finance works from the inside out. Author Alexander Haislip easily explains the most complex concepts in venture capital and how the business is evolving to meet modern market needs. He illuminates the opaque industry that drives innovation in Silicon Valley and beyond.Learn how venture capital firms are organized and managedDevelop techniques for fundraising and making high-growth investmentsUnderstand preferred stock provisions and startup valuation methodsNavigate recent regulatory changes and evaluate investment returnsThe author draws on more than half a decade of experience and interviews with high-level investors in the U.S. and abroad. Whether you are contemplating a career in this industry, hoping to raise money for an entrepreneurial endeavor, or are already a seasoned veteran of venture finance, the book's insights and real-world examples will cement your understanding. Essentials of Venture Capital is the first comprehensive book to explain venture capital, how it is changing and what it will look like in the future.
A unique approach to personal finance that tackles money like a jiu-jitsu fighter would tackle an opponentIn martial arts and personal finance, fundamentals are important. But while failing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu may be disappointing, it's nothing compared to failing to build wealth and creating a better future for your family.Nobody understands this better than Scott Ford, a top-ranked financial advisor and Jiu-Jitsu enthusiast. Now, in Financial Jiu-Jitsu, he shows you how to overcome your emotions and state of mind to excel at your investing endeavors. Along the way, Ford teaches you fundamental skills such as automating your savings and investments, the importance of paying yourself first, and managing credit wisely.Compares the patience and practice of the martial arts, specifically Jiu-Jitsu, to investingOffers an approach to adapting to financial change as you move through life, while maintaining the same guiding principlesAuthor Scott Ford is ranked in the top one percent of all financial advisorsThe guiding principles in this book are the foundation of your financial fight plan and the keys to reaching your financial dreams. No matter what punches the market or the economy throws at you, if you follow these principles you'll always react well in the face of adversity.
Written by Peter J. Fos-an expert in epidemiology with more than twenty years teaching experience-Epidemiology Foundations offers an ideal introduction to the theory and practice of public health epidemiology. This important text discusses both the historical perspective and future trends of epidemiology, reviews health and disease, and explains how they are measured. The book's overview of epidemiological studies shows how they are used in practice. Epidemiology Foundations takes a social and community perspective and includes information about global diseases and epidemics. Emphasis on concepts such as population health, social determinants, and global health make this book especially interesting and accessible to those new to the subject. Each chapter is supplemented with problem-solving exercises and research assignments to aid readers in understanding its epidemiology principles. Reflecting and expanding on recommendations of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, Epidemiology Foundations is the ideal text for any course introducing epidemiology in public health.
A breakthrough game plan illustrating the need for better collaboration between Project Managers and Business AnalystsIn The Business Analyst/Project Manager, author Robert Wysocki draws on his forty-five years of professional experience as a PM/BA to shed light on the similarities and differences of the roles and responsibilities of these two positions, the need for greater collaboration, and how to staff a project with one or both of these professionals.Examines the boundaries and interactions between the BA and the PMLooks at how to identify the skill sets needed to make the project a successThe typical relationship of the BA and PM across the project management life cycleMaking the best configuration of leadership assignments based on project characteristicsWhere the responsibilities of the BA leave off and the PM's begins and where the two have collaborative responsibilitiesHow to use a PM/BA to enhance project performanceHow to foster a "dual career path" for PM/BAs developmentThe in-depth discussion of the synergies between the two roles and the advantages of a combined PM/BA makes The Business Analyst/Project Manager a valuable contribution in your ability to be successful on the complex projects of the 21st century.
"Smith-Acuña illuminates the structural hierarchy, roles, and boundaries that give a system structure. The relationship between parts and wholes is both simple and profound, and particularly important in looking at systems structure. These morsels of wisdom are good examples of Smith-Acuña's grace as a systems theory tour guide: one moment she's digging deeper into the nuances among the theories, the next moment she's simplifying without dumbing down, but in a manner that is enormously liberating. We enjoy the fun, full, and informed journey with her." -Frank S. Pittman III, MDA practical presentation of systems theory as a fundamental model for clinical practiceValuable for seasoned mental health professionals as well as those in training, Systems Theory in Action presents systems theory-the unifying principles surrounding the organization and functioning of systems-as it applies to individual, couples, and family therapy.This innovative book explores systems theory as an effective model for general mental health practice. It examines the role systems theory can play, specifically in understanding clients' presenting problems in context, within the various systems and subsystems in which the problems are embedded.Filled with realistic clinical stories illustrating relevant concepts that tie theory to technique, Systems Theory in Action takes an in-depth look at: Systems theory as a solid guide through the dynamic process of psychotherapy The multilayered value of observing human interactions through a systems view Systemic thinking, its core components, and how it serves to reveal a "big picture" view of clients and their presenting problemsSystems Theory in Action is a unique contribution to the field, translating the technical terminology of general systems thinking into common, everyday language.
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