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In this inspirational book, Gloria Burgess uses the touching story of her father's relationship with William Faulkner as a starting point to explore a classic topic: how to bring forth the character qualities of love, wisdom, trust, faith, gratitude, creative action, vision, and integrity. Burgess declares the sacred promises of legacy living as part of a transformational process that helps us connect to our past by honoring those who came before us, living with intention in the present, and freeing our talents so we can realize our potential. Dare to Ware Your Soul on the Outside also includes practical exercises for fostering greater authenticity and purpose in our lives.
Unclaimed Property: A Reporting Process and Audit Survival Guide breaks the unclaimed property process down into manageable steps that you can either handle on your own or with the help of a professional in the field. Author Tracey Reid presents a thorough introduction to every aspect of unclaimed property laws, clarifying what unclaimed property is, how the escheat laws apply to your particular circumstance, and how you can bring your enterprise into compliance with the least amount of manpower and cash outlay possible.
Everyone from journalists to market pros are turning to behavioral finance to explain, analyze, and predict market direction. In contrast to old-school assumptions of cool-headed rationality, the new behavioral school embraces hot-blooded human irrationality as a core feature of both individuals and financial markets. The 2002 Nobel Prize in Economics was awarded to scholars of this new scientific approach to irrationality. In Mean Markets and Lizard Brains, Terry Burnham, an economist who has a proven ability to translate complex topics into everyday language, reveals the biological causes of irrationality. The human brain contains ancient structures that exert powerful and often unconscious influences on behavior. This "lizard brain" may have helped our ancestors eat and reproduce, but it wreaks havoc with our finances. Going far beyond cataloguing our financial foibles, Dr. Burnham applies this novel approach to all of today's most important financial topics: the stock market, the economy, real estate, bonds, mortgages, inflation, and savings. This broad and scholarly investigation provides an in-depth look at why manias, panics, and crashes happen, and why people are built to want to buy at irrationally high prices and sell at irrationally low prices. Most importantly, by incorporating the new science of irrationality, readers can position themselves to profit from financial markets that often seem downright mean. Mean Markets and Lizard Brains skillfully identifies the craziness that is part of human nature, helps us see it in ourselves, and then shows us how to profit from a world that doesn't always make sense.
Former subprime lender Richard Bitner once worked in an industry that started out helping disadvantaged customers but collapsed due to greed, lack of financial control and willful ignorance. In Confessions of a Subprime Lender: An Insider's Tale of Greed, Fraud, and Ignorance, he reveals the truth about how the subprime lending business spiraled out of control, pushed home prices to unsustainable levels, and turned unqualified applicants into qualified borrowers through creative financing. Learn about the ways the mortgage industry can be fixed with his twenty suggestions for critical change.
The vast majority of software applications use relational databases that virtually every application developer must work with. This book introduces you to database design, whether you're a DBA or database developer. You'll discover what databases are, their goals, and why proper design is necessary to achieve those goals. Additionally, you'll master how to structure the database so it gives good performance while minimizing the chance for error. You will learn how to decide what should be in a database to meet the application's requirements.
If you've not programmed with Transact-SQL, this book is for you.It begins with an overview of SQL Server query operations and tools used with T-SQL, and covers both the 2005 and 2008 releases of SQL Server query tools and the query editor. The book then moves to show you how to design and build applications of increasing complexity. Other important tasks covered include full text indexing, optimizing query performance, and application design and security considerations. The companion website also provides all of the code examples from the book.
SQL Server 2008 is how-to guide for experienced DBAs. Tutorial-based, this book will get you over the learning curve of how to configure and administer SQL Server 2008. Whether you're an administrator or developer using SQL Server, you can't avoid wearing a DBA hat at some point. The book is loaded with unique tips and workarounds for the most difficult SQL Server admin issues, including managing and monitoring SQL Server, automating administration, security, performance tuning, scaling and replications, clustering, and backup and recovery. A companion website is also available.
An updated and expanded Second Edition of the popular guide to social media for the business communityMarketers must look to the Web for new ways of finding customers and communicating with them, rather than at them. From Facebook and YouTube to blogs and Twitter-ing, social media on the Internet is the most promising new way to reach customers. Marketing to the Social Web, Second Edition helps marketers and their companies understand how to engage customers, build customer communities, and maximize profits in a time of marketing confusion. Author and social media guru Larry Weber describes newly available tools and platforms, and shows you how to apply them to see immediate results and growth.Rather than broadcast messages to audiences, savvy marketers should encourage participation in social networks to which people want to belong, where dialogue with customers, and between customers, can flourish. in Networking sites like MySpace, Facebook, and even Flickr are the perfect forums for this dialog; this book shows you how to tap into this new media.In addition to the tools and tactics that made Marketing to the Social Web a critical hit among marketers, this second edition includes three entirely new chapters that cover recent changes in the field. These new chapters describe how Facebook will monetize its business and one day surpass Google; how companies can measure the influence and effectiveness of their social media campaigns; and how marketing to mobile social media will grow into an effective practice in the near future.Marketing must reach out into new forms, media, and models. Marketing to the Social Web, Second Edition presents an exceptional opportunity to use these new tools and models to reach new markets, even in today's fragmented media environment.Larry Weber has spent the last three decades building global communications companies, including Weber Shandwick Worldwide and the W2 Group. He is also the founder and Chairman of the Massachusetts Innovation and Technology Exchange, the nation's largest interactive advocate association.
Whether you're just picking up knitting needles for the first time or you've been knitting for years, Knitting For Dummies, 2nd Edition, will be your pattern for knitting success. Have you always wanted to knit, but are just not sure how or where to start? Have you been knitting for years and want to perfect your stitches? As a beginner you will learn... the tools of the tradethe basicshow to read a patternthe fundamentalsbasic stitchestechniques no knitter should be withoutwhat to do when you make a common mistaketips for knitting in the roundhow to knit some easy projectsMore advanced? Try your needles at stripes, cables, twists, lace, Fair Isle, intarsia, and full garments. Knitting For Dummies, 2nd Edition, will not only enhance the skills you already have, it'll teach you new ones, from expert knitters who will guide you every step of the way. You'll be on your way to knitting a new wardrobe in no time!
Microsoft PerformancePoint provides you with an integrated performance management application that enables you to better plan, analyze and monitor how your business is doing. It gives decision-makers in your company more control. Microsoft PerformancePoint 2007 For Dummies® shows you how to utilize this powerful tool so you can gain insights, monitor results, and resolve business problems.Even if it's your first look at a business performance management system, you'll find this handy guide makes you look like a pro! You'll find out how to set goals, create plans to get you there, and produce reports to track your progress. You'll also discover how to:Develop a plan and set goals to drive performance and accelerate business decision-makingConfigure security features to protect your informationNavigate the reporting interface to quickly find the data that will help you make the right decisionsUse different data source typesCreate key performance indicators to find out how your business is really doingWork with dashboards and scorecards to quickly view business-critical informationGet the most out of Microsoft Office PerformancePoint so you can dramatically enhance your performance management. With Microsoft PerformancePoint 2007 For Dummies, you'll find out how as you keep your business activities in line with corporate strategies.
So you're in charge of implementing a VoIP phone system for your organization? VoIP Deployment For Dummies is a crash course in Voice over Internet Protocol implementation!Here's how to analyze your network and implement a VoIP phone system, manage and maintain it, keep it secure, and troubleshoot problems. You'll learn how to plan the rollout, work with Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), handle fax issues, and keep your users happy.Understand how VoIP works, common misconceptions about it, and the pros and cons for your organizationCompare and comprehend hardware and software choicesDiscover the options for touch tones and faxing via VoIP systemsAnalyze network devices, IP addresses, connections to remote sites, and other aspects that will affect VoIP implementationDraw up a test plan, check out both voice and fax transmission, get a report, and schedule the installationInvestigate SIP call generation, identify the elements, understand cancelled calls, and re-INVITE callsTroubleshoot your system, identify call variables, trace the source of a problem, manage trouble tickets, and resolve failuresManage latency, jitter, and flap, and take advantage of WiresharkFind out what to expect when your system goes liveWritten by an expert with extensive real-world experience in VoIP implementation and management, VoIP Deployment For Dummies provides the know-how you need. You'll be able to implement your system and manage any issues proactively, which is sure to look good to your boss!
It's easy to design, build, and post a Web page with Google Page Creator or CoffeeCup HTML Editor, but a friendly guide still comes in handy. Creating Web Pages For Dummies®, 9th Edition introduces you to Web design software and online page-building tools, and walks you through the process in record time.Like its previous editions, this book gives you the skinny on getting Web pages up and running with the least amount of hassle. But not just ho-hum Web pages! Yours will look fantastic and be easy to build, and you'll even get a trial version of CoffeeCup HTML Editor and visual design tools on the bonus CD. You'll learn to:Get a simple page designed and online by the end of Chapter 3Optimize photos, video, and audio for the Web and get them onto your pageRegister for a Google account and use the versatile Google Page CreatorBuild pages using basic HTML or CoffeeCup HTML EditorIdentify and apply elements of design, avoid common errors, and create pages that get noticedMaintain control by creating and editing pages in HTML with a text editorUnderstand how image file size affects your pages, how to upload photos to Flickr, and how to add sound and video files to your Web pagesDevelop your pages into a site with CoffeeCup HTML Editor and Visual EditorYou'll even find out more about blogging and Blogger.com. The trial software on the CD is for Windows, but the instructions for building great Web pages work on any system!Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
This savvy Portable Guide shows you how to get the most from Final Cut Pro. You'll find cool and useful tips, full-color screenshots, and pages of easy-to-access shortcuts and tools that show you which editing technique is right for you, how to use Final Cut Pro as a sound and mixing tool, and the best ways to maximize the output of your final product.
CompTIA Security+ Deluxe Study Guide gives you complete coverage of the Security+ exam objectives with clear and concise information on crucial security topics. Learn from practical examples and insights drawn from real-world experience and review your newly acquired knowledge with cutting-edge exam preparation software, including a test engine and electronic flashcards. Find authoritative coverage of key topics like general security concepts, communication security, infrastructure security, the basics of cryptography and operational and organizational security. The Deluxe edition contains a bonus exam, special Security Administrators' Troubleshooting Guide appendix, and 100 pages of additional hands-on exercises.For Instructors: Teaching supplements are available for this title.Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Nonprofit Essentials: Acknowledgment, Recognition and Stewardship (Part of the AFP Fund Development Series) is a concise and professional guide to donor relations in a format that is accessible, lively, easy to read, and that provides in-depth advice from an expert in the field. The book guides in creating and implementing each aspect of a donor relation plan, providing recommended solutions to frequently encountered dilemmas and including sample documents, checklists, and other tools to help shape an effective program.
"I would strongly recommend it for library purchase and the reading list of advanced students in this field."--Microbiology Today, May 2009Nearly a decade since its landmark publication, this book has been thoroughly revised in this valuable new editionLike the successful first edition, Microbial Ecology of the Oceans, Second Edition is unique and fills a void in the rapidly growing fields of marine microbiology, microbial ecology, and microbial oceanography. Here, a carefully selected team of international experts explores issues of enduring importance to microbial ecologists, including:Genomes and metagenomes of marine microbesMicrobial evolution, as revealed by molecular techniquesMicrobes in carbon budgets and cyclesViruses and grazers of bacteriaMicrobes and N cycle reactions in sedimentsThe role of microbes in food web dynamicsBiogeochemical cycles in the oceanIn addition to drawing on the long history of microbiology, the contributors also include discussions of the latest advances in biological and chemical oceanography to examine the role of microbes and viruses in the oceans.Richly illustrated with black-and-white photographs and drawings, and complemented with a comprehensive list of additional reading for each chapter, this important new edition provides readers with current information in the fields of marine microbiology and microbial ecology. It is designed for students and researchers in biological and chemical oceanography, geochemistry, marine chemistry, freshwater ecology, and general microbiology. It is also appropriate for professionals and advanced students in related fields.
ExpDesign Studio facilitates more efficient clinical trial designThis book introduces pharmaceutical statisticians, scientists, researchers, and others to ExpDesign Studio software for classical and adaptive designs of clinical trials. It includes the Professional Version 5.0 of ExpDesign Studio software that frees pharmaceutical professionals to focus on drug development and related challenges while the software handles the essential calculations and computations. After a hands-on introduction to the software and an overview of clinical trial designs encompassing numerous variations, Classical and Adaptive Clinical Trial Designs Using ExpDesign Studio:Covers both classical and adaptive clinical trial designs, monitoring, and analysesExplains various classical and adaptive designs including groupsequential, sample-size reestimation, dropping-loser, biomarker-adaptive, and response-adaptive randomization designsIncludes instructions for over 100 design methods that have been implemented in ExpDesign Studio and step-by-step demos as well as real-world examplesEmphasizes applications, yet covers key mathematical formulationsIntroduces readers to additional toolkits in ExpDesign Studio that help in designing, monitoring, and analyzing trials, such as the adaptive monitor, graphical calculator, the probability calculator, the confidence interval calculator, and morePresents comprehensive technique notes for sample-size calculation methods, grouped by the number of arms, the trial endpoint, and the analysis basisWritten with practitioners in mind, this is an ideal self-study guide for not only statisticians, but also scientists, researchers, and professionals in the pharmaceutical industry, contract research organizations (CROs), and regulatory bodies. It's also a go-to reference for biostatisticians, pharmacokinetic specialists, and principal investigators involved in clinical trials.ERRATUMClassical and Adaptive Clinical Trial Designs Using ExpDesign StudioBy Mark ChangThe license for the ExpDesign Studio software on the CD included with this book is good for one-year after installation of the software. Prior to the expiration of this period, the software will generate a reminder about renewal for the license. The user should contact CTriSoft International (the owners of ExpDesign Studio) at www.CTriSoft.net or by email at email@example.com, about renewal for the license.This should have been made clear in the first printing of this book. We apologize for this error.
A dramatic and compelling true-crime psychological thrillerThis incredible story shows how John Douglas tracked and participated in the hunt for one of the most notorious serial killers in U.S. history. For 31 years a man who called himself BTK (Bind, Torture, Kill) terrorized the city of Wichita, Kansas, sexually assaulting and strangling a series of women, taunting the police with frequent communications, and bragging about his crimes to local newspapers and TV stations. After disappearing for nine years, he suddenly reappeared, complaining that no one was paying enough attention to him and claiming that he had committed other crimes for which he had not been given credit. When he was ultimately captured, BTK was shockingly revealed to be Dennis Rader, a 61-year-old married man with two children.
Praise for ETFs For The Long Run"As the title of the book suggests, ETFs are going to be an increasingly important reality for a broad class of investors in coming years. This book offers the reader real understanding of this growing force in our economic lives."--Robert J. Shiller, Arthur M. Okun Professor of Economics at Yale University, Co-founder and Chief Economist at MacroMarkets LLC"ETFs for the Long Run is a fascinating read. A seasoned financial industry journalist, Lawrence Carrel does an excellent job of highlighting exchange traded funds' meteoric rise in popularity over the last few years. A terrific book for anyone looking to grasp the ABCs of ETF investing."--Jerry Moskowitz, President, FTSE Americas Inc."ETFs for the Long Run provides a unique combination of a detailed history of the development of ETFs, a clear explanation of the sophisticated mechanics of ETFs, an assessment of investors' choices amongst this dynamic product area, and unbiased recommendations for appropriate portfolio allocation to these efficient investment tools. Lawrence Carrel has done investors and the industry a great service in pulling these four elements together in a highly readable and often entertaining book.--Steven Schoenfeld, Chief Investment Officer, Global Quantitative Management, Northern Trust, and Editor, Active Index InvestingDespite the incredible growth of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and the fact they've been on the market for fifteen years, some investors are still either unaware of the effectiveness of ETFs or unsure of how to use them in their investment endeavors.That's why respected ETF expert and journalist Lawrence Carrel has written ETFs for the Long Run. Filled with in-depth insights and practical advice, this reliable resource puts ETFs in perspective and reveals how they can help you profit in both up and down markets.Page by page, Carrel takes you through the ins and outs of ETFs, including their history, the tax benefits and minimal charges associated with them, and the fundamental differences between ETFs and other types of investments. He also provides you with the resources and tools needed to trade ETFs and build your own ETF portfolio.You may have heard about ETFs while researching other investments or speaking with an investment advisor. If you want to learn more about them, this book will provide you with a clear understanding of what ETFs are, how they work, and how they can be used to create a low-cost, liquid, and diversified portfolio.
This third edition of the classic resource, Building Expertise draws on the most recent evidence on how to build innovative forms of expertise and translates that evidence into guidelines for instructional designers, course developers and facilitators, technical communicators, and other human performance professionals. Ruth Colvin Clark summarizes psychological theories concerning ways instructional methods support human learning processes. Filled with updated research and new illustrative examples, this new edition offers trainers evidence-based guidelines to help them accelerate genuine expertise within their organizations.
Praise for SMALL STOCKS for BIG PROFITS"George has done it again with Small Stocks for Big Profits. His in-depth experience is invaluable in helping traders explore stocks that are $5 or less, without getting caught up in the fly-by-night idea companies that plague this investment level. He shows you where to look for opportunity and more importantly how to lock in profits in this little understood investment arena. Impressive!"--Noble DraKoln, author of Winning the Trading GameIn Small Stocks for Big Profits, George Angell outlines an effective strategy for finding up-and-coming companies with the potential of earning you incredible returns. Filled with in-depth insights and practical advice, this reliable resource shows you how using a combination of technical and fundamental analysis-along with other essential tools-can put you in a position to profit from the explosive growth of smaller companies with undervalued, low-priced stocks. Page by page, you'll discover how to incorporate this proven approach into your own investment endeavors as Angell discusses how to use it to select, place, and exit trade after profitable trade.Small, speculative stocks are quickly beginning to appear on the radar screens of investors around the world. If you want to make the most of your time in this lucrative market, pick up Small Stocks for Big Profits today and put its invaluable insights to work for you.
In this practical book, Dr. Peter Benson, a leading authority on childhood and adolescence, describes a simple yet powerful plan for awakening the spark that lives inside each and every young person. Sparks--when illuminated and nurtured--give young people joy, energy, and direction. They have the power to change a young person's life from one of "surviving" to "thriving." Grounded in new research with thousands of teenagers and parents, Sparks offers a step-by-step approach to helping teenagers discover their unique gifts, and works for all families, no matter their economic status, parenting situation, or ethnic background.
Have you ever wondered what the phrase "God is dead" means? You'll find out in Existentialism For Dummies, a handy guide to Nietzsche, Sartre, and Kierkegaard's favorite philosophy. See how existentialist ideas have influenced everything from film and literature to world events and discover whether or not existentialism is still relevant today.You'll find an introduction to existentialism and understand how it fits into the history of philosophy. This insightful guide will expose you to existentialism's ideas about the absurdity of life and the ways that existentialism guides politics, solidarity, and respect for others. There's even a section on religious existentialism. You'll be able to reviewkey existential themes and writings. Find out how to:Trace the influence of existentialismDistinguish each philosopher's specific ideasExplain what it means to say that "God is dead"See culture through an existentialist lensUnderstand the existentialist notion of time, finitude, and deathNavigate the absurdity of lifeMaster the art of individualityComplete with lists of the ten greatest existential films, ten great existential aphorisms, and ten common misconceptions about existentialism, Existentialism For Dummies is your one-stop guide to a very influential school of thought.
Ready to flex your Web development muscles and start building rich Internet applications? With Flex 3.0, you can create great RIAs that perform like desktop applications using Adobe Flash Player, which is already installed on more than 95 percent of Internet-connected computers. And the fun and easy wayTM to get up to speed on Flex is with Adobe Flex 3.0 For Dummies.This friendly guide shows you how Flex lets you leverage the power of Adobe's ubiquitous Flash technology to build large applications. If you've written code in any language, Adobe Flex 3.0 For Dummies will get you started, introduce you to FlexBuilder and the Flex framework, and have you building some really "flashy" stuff before you know it. You'll find out how to:Develop interactive applications without worrying about browser differencesUse the Event ModelWork with ActionScript and MXMLBuild simple user interface controls and data-driven controlsSet up data bindingFormat and validate user dataCreate, run, and clean a projectExplore Flex manager classesWork with styling and skinning Flex componentsAll the code used in the book is on the companion Web site to save you that much more time. Adobe Flex 3.0 For Dummies helps you become Flex-literate in a flash!Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Written by church consultant Will Mancini expert on a new kind of visioning process to help churches develop a stunningly unique model of ministry that leads to redemptive movement. He guides churches away from an internal focus to emphasize participation in their community and surrounding culture. In this important book, Mancini offers an approach for rethinking what it means to lead with clarity as a visionary. Mancini explains that each church has a culture that reflects its particular values, thoughts, attitudes, and actions and shows how church leaders can unlock their church's individual DNA and unleash their congregation's one-of-a-kind potential.
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