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By coupling step-by-step instructions and detailed photos and illustrations, Bike Repair & Maintenance For Dummies gives readers the information they need to keep their bikes in working order, often without taking it to the shop.
Real Estate Development and InvestmentA Comprehensive ApproachWritten by real estate industry veteran Stephen Peca, this timely guide skillfully outlines the various phases of the real estate development process and addresses some of the most important issues associated with this discipline.Using numerous illustrations and anecdotes, this book takes you through the development process, from historical considerations and idea formulation to financial feasibility and asset disposition, while covering the entire cycle of real estate development for various property types. Topics touched upon throughout these pages include: The key factors affecting demand for different land uses and development The interaction of market research, financing, planning, contract negotiation, marketing, leasing, and property management The need for universal, current, and broad knowledge The importance of ethics in the development process The role of different professionals and companies involved in the development process Environmental considerations in real estate development And much moreFilled with in-depth insights and practical advice, this reliable resource will help you gain a firm understanding of the functional skills necessary to be successful in this field and familiarize you with several often-overlooked-but essential aspects of commercial real estate development.
An eye-popping, unauthorized expos? of the House of BarbieFrom Boise to Beijing, Mattel's toys dominate the universe. Its no-fun-and-games marketing muscle reaches some 140 countries, and its iconic products have been a part of our culture for generations. Now, in this intriguing and entertaining expos?, New York Times bestselling author Jerry Oppenheimer places the world's largest toy company under a journalistic microscope, uncovering the dark side of toy land, and exploring Mattel's oddball corporate culture and eccentric, often bizarre, cast of characters.Based on exclusive interviews and an exhaustive review of public and private records, Toy Monster exposes Mattel's take-no-prisoners, shark-infested corporate style. Throughout this scrupulously reported, unauthorized portrait, you'll discover how dangerous toys are actually nothing new to Mattel, and why its fearsomely litigious approach within the brutal toy business has helped their products dominate potential rivals such as Bratz.Introduces you to the larger-than-life personalities that have shaped Mattel's eccentric worldOffers an inside look- from an experienced author-at the scandals that have been a part of this iconic companyJerry Oppenheimer is also the author of Madoff with the Money, an in-depth look at Bernie Madoff the man and his billion dollar scamEngaging and accessible, Toy Monster shows you why today's toy business isn't always fun and games.
A Must-read guide to real estate investing during turbulent timesGiven the current state of the economy, you might be asking yourself if right now is the right time to be investing in real estate. With the third edition of Getting Started in Real Estate Investing as your guide, you'll quickly discover how a combination of commitment and caution can help you make it in today's market.Designed for investors who want to get started in real estate, but don't know where to begin, this reliable resource will help you break into this fast-moving field and build equity the right way. Getting Started in Real Estate Investing, Third Edition addresses everything from selecting the right properties and becoming a landlord to using the proper tax strategies and finding the right professionals to work with. It also outlines issues you must be aware of in light of recent events, including the best ways to finance your real estate investments, considering the status of mortgage financing, and new requirements that may be thrown at borrowers.The new edition is updated to include information on:Surviving in the post-bust housing marketPicking investments with the new credit realitiesLooking ahead to future housing boomsReading the emerging housing trendsWritten in straightforward and accessible style--with a focus on residential and multifamily properties--Getting Started in Real Estate Investing, Third Edition also contains helpful information that will allow you to analyze your financial ability to buy and hold real estate as well as avoid potential pitfalls.In order to excel in real estate investing, you need to start by defining what you want to do and how much risk you can afford. But ultimately, success depends on making informed decisions about where and when to invest, and Getting Started in Real Estate Investing, Third Edition gives you the tools to achieve these goals--even under the most difficult market conditions.
Living the Country Lifestyle All-in-One For Dummies features six books in one, including:Country Cooking (cast-iron cooking, canning, pickling, and outdoor cooking, among other topics)Traditional Crafts (sheering animals and producing wool, knitting, hand sewing, patchwork and quilting, candle making)Kitchen Gardening (growing and caring for vegetables, herbs, and fruit)Outdoor Skills (camp skills, fishing, navigation, outdoor family fun)Raising Farm Animals (buying, housing, and raising animals, beekeeping)Natural Health (herbal remedies, an encyclopedia of herbs, and healing foods)
How to create a successful promotional product campaign for any businessAccording to award-winning direct marketer Mitch Carson, business owners and marketers should understand the value of using promotional items for business growth, and how to create successful promotional product campaigns. In The Silent Salesmen, Carson introduces his proven, simple promotional product strategies that are guaranteed to increase sales and profits. Business owners and marketers will discover step-by-step tips on how to develop and implement a versatile marketing plan that encompasses ready-to-use samples of sales materials paired with unique and memorable promotional products. Combined, these tools will make for an extremely effective (and profitable) marketing message.
This book offers an innovative introduction to social research. The book explores all stages of the research process and it features both quantitative and qualitative methods. Research design topics include sampling techniques, choosing a research design, and determining research question that inform public opinion and direct future studies. Throughout the book, the authors provide vivid and engaging examples that reinforce the reading and understanding of social science research. "Your Turn" boxes contain activities that allow students to practice research skills, such as sampling, naturalistic observation, survey collection, coding, analysis, and report writing.
A practical guide to getting organized, beating procrastination, and working more efficientlyThe Fourth Edition of The Personal Efficiency Program continues the book's long tradition of helping overwhelmed professionals get their work lives organized to become more effective and efficient. Readers will learn how to stop procrastinating, stop feeling overwhelmed, and start feeling good about their work lives. This new edition contains new chapters on e-mail and meetings, as well as new content on portable communications and how best to utilize tools like cell phones and Blackberries. As always, this edition features Kerry Gleeson's proven, effective program for helping anyone get organized and become far more productive.
The Swing Trader's Bible provides traders with different strategies to capitalize on market fluctuations. The majority of the time, most markets move sideways, with no discernible long-term up or down trend. The key to making money in these kinds of markets is to sell when the market is near the top of its range and buy when it's near the bottom of its range. The authors explain how to use fundamental stock analysis and technical analysis to spot swing trading opportunities. They then provide very specific techniques for entering and exiting the market, including: channel analysis; momentum indicators; stock sector leaders/followers; market cycles; overbought/oversold indicators; trading volume; and money flows. The authors explain how to swing trade by taking outright positions in stocks or by using various options strategies. Most of the book is devoted to swing trading using individual stocks, but the authors also explain swing trading opportunities in stock indexes and in exchange-traded funds.
Praise for International and U.S. IPO Planning"Perhaps the greatest value of Frederick Lipman's new book on initial public offerings derives--as its title indicates--from the emphasis that it places on planning. Lipman makes abundantly clear that an IPO is not something to be rushed into by every fledgling firm, as was typical during the dot.com boom of the late 1990s. Indeed, his extensive treatment of the many aspects of preparing a company for an IPO, particularly the non financial aspects, helps the reader to focus on the most important question of all: Is an IPO appropriate for a given company? Somewhat uniquely, Lipman then asks the further question of whether an international IPO might be appropriate for that company even if a domestic one were not. By doing so, he has made a real contribution to this literature."-Kenneth C. Froewiss, Clinical Professor of Finance, NYU Stern School of Business"We are operating in a global environment in nearly every aspect of business, and structuring/planning for an IPO is no different. The recent changes in regulations for U.S.- listed companies have raised the cost of access of U.S.-listed IPO capital, making foreign exchanges much more attractive. Fred Lipman has created a wonderful guide for managers to seriously access this option for their business. I also hope his book is a wake-up call to U.S. regulators on their impact on the competitiveness of U.S. securities markets."-Bob Hellman, Managing Partner & CEO, American Infrastructure MLP Funds"This book will be of immense value to the companies planning an IPO. I am particularly struck by the research done by the author, which, in my opinion, makes it an authentic guide for private companies not only in the U.S. but also in Asia, particularly India and China, where a huge opportunity awaits companies to mature into sustainable enterprises by involving a large section of society in their IPO."-M.K. Chouhan, Chairman, Mahendra & Young Knowledge Foundation, and Vice Chairman of Global Advisory Board, Asian Centre for Corporate Governance"This book contains valuable suggestions for advanced planning for both U.S. and international IPOs and belongs in the library of every entrepreneur and business executive."-William C. Tyson, Associate Professor, Legal Studies, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania8 crucial steps to planning a successful IPOInternational and U.S. IPO Planning outlines the eight step-by-step techniques all private companies must follow to prepare for a successful IPO, either in the U.S. or internationally. From advance planning techniques for both an international and U.S. IPO, to growing a business through acquisitions and "roll-ups" prior to an IPO, to deterring unwanted suitors by inserting carefully placed provisions into the charter, and so much more, International and U.S. IPO Planning provides a wealth of practical and insightful guidance to help the private company go public, regardless of its size or location.
Internal Audit: Efficiency Through Automation teaches state-of-the-art computer-aided audit techniques, with practical guidelines on how to get much needed data, overcome organizational roadblocks, build data analysis skills, as well as address Continuous Auditing issues. Chapter 1 CAATTs History, Chapter 2 Audit Technology, Chapter 3 Continuous Auditing, Chapter 4 CAATTs Benefits and Opportunities, Chapter 5 CAATTs for Broader Scoped Audits, Chapter 6 Data Access and Testing, Chapter 7 Developing CAATT Capabilities, Chapter 8 Challenges for Audit,
There is a need for a book that provides a model of learning that is appropriate for online learning as well as teaches the user how to create potent Flash applications to deliver online learning content. This book is an Adobe Flash tutorial set in an instructional design context. It demonstrates how to develop Flash tutorials for teaching facts, concepts, principles, and procedures using Merrill s Component Display Theory. All the book s source files are provided as well as Adobe Captivate tutorials demonstrating the procedures.
The forms, letters, and other tools included in Marketing Kit For Dummies, 3rd Edition enable readers to start a successful marketing program from the beginning. The expert tips and information presented in the book take some of the mystery out of marketing and explain, step-by-step, how to implement and execute a successful marketing strategy.Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
This book provides no-nonsense, highly efficient techniques for a variety of typical training processes, including classroom and on-the-job training, and mentoring. It shows how to use these techniques in a variety of delivery systems, including computer-based and mobile learning and addresses other development techniques that can augment rapid course development methods. Training and development practitioners will appreciate the book's case examples of how each technique is applied. This book provides no-nonsense, highly efficient techniques for a variety of typical training processes, including classroom and on-the-job training, and mentoring. It shows how to use these techniques in a variety of delivery systems, including computer-based and mobile learning and addresses other development techniques that can augment rapid course development methods. Training and development practitioners will appreciate the book's case examples of how each technique is applied.
This thorougly revised classic provides guidelines for HR and Training professional on how to quickly determine performance needs before investing precious time and resources. When trainers, consultants, and problem-solvers need to figure out what's wrong with an organization--and they need a solution fast--they need this book.
The numerous incentive approaches and combinations and their implications can be dizzying even to the compensation professional. Pay for Results provides a road map for developing and implementing executive incentives that drive business needs and strategy. It is filled with specific analytic tools, including tables, exhibits, forms, checklists. In addition, it uncovers myths in performance measurement strategy and design. Timely and thorough, this book expertly shows businesses how to drive their specific needs and strategy. Human resources and compensation officers will discover how to apply performance metrics that align with shareholder investment.
Intermediate-level users learn to coax much more from PhotoshopPhotoshop is the preferred image-editing software, with more than four million users worldwide. Professional photographers, Web designers, graphic designers, and serious photo hobbyists who already know earlier versions of Photoshop will expand their skills by mastering these techniques. Fully revised for the newest Photoshop release, this guide uses step-by-step instructions and full-color screen shots to make comprehension quick and easy for the visual learner.Photoshop is the image-editing software preferred by professional photographers and designers around the world; new functionality and enhanced tools in the latest version enable new shortcuts and techniquesThis full-color guide shows intermediate-level users how to coax more from Photoshop with professional tips and tricksPacked with cool and valuable advice to help you take advantage of Photoshop's newest bells and whistles and take your skills to new heightsPhotoshop Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks provides a visual reference that teaches adventurous users how to make the most of Photoshop.
This comprehensive guide to creating fillable forms with the latest release of Adobe Acrobat is packed with real-world insights and techniques gained from daily use of Adobe Acrobat and Adobe LiveCycle Designer under business deadline situations. You'll get step-by-step instructions that show you how to easily create and implement interactive PDF forms using both Adobe Acrobat and Adobe LiveCycle Designer.Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Open, honest, and challenging, this visionary guide looks at the forces at work in creating the global philanthropic world of tomorrow. It is a must-read for every fundraiser and nonprofit manager seeking to compete and succeed in today's "borderless" world. This compelling and practical resource reveals how your nonprofit can become more flexible, adaptable, and international in approach to help it survive the coming challenges."Jon is an inspired fundraiser: wise, inventive, energetic, irrepressible. If you want to understand philanthropy, if you want a rare glimpse into the fine art of fundraising, or if you want to be charmed out of your pocketbook for causes great and small, Jon is your man."-Stephen Lewis, Chair of the BoardStephen Lewis FoundationYou have a choice. Put your head in the sand and pretend the world is still round and suffer the consequences, or take advantage of this incredible opportunity. Philanthropy in a Flat World: Inspiration Through Globalization is your insider guide to meeting and exceeding your nonprofit's goals for decades to come.
SharePoint Designer allows you to design your own collaborative systems and processes across your enterprises inside the SharePoint platform. This in-depth Bible takes you from the basics through advanced features of SharePoint Designer, from application development to ongoing management after the systems are in place. Written by a SharePoint Designer expert, this guide makes Designer accessible for newcomers but is also full of insight, tips, and techniques for veterans who want to improve their system designs and increase productivity.
Maintaining a PC is important, and troubleshooting a PC can be a challenge. Dan Gookin is great at explaining how to handle common PC problems, and he's provided a complete, plain-English manual in Troubleshooting & Maintaining Your PC All-in-One For Dummies.Liberally laced with Dan's famous humor and clear instructions, Troubleshooting & Maintaining Your PC All-in-One For Dummies is divided into six minibooks covering hardware, software, laptops, Internet, networking, and maintenance. Each one gives you some background on what causes common problems, to help you understand what's wrong as well as how to fix it. You'll learn to:Troubleshoot both Windows XP and VistaSolve e-mail and Web woes, makes friends with ActiveX, and protect your system from evil software and virusesResolve router problems, reset the modem, delve into IP addresses, and find the elusive wireless networkInvestigate startup issues, battery quirks, and power problemsTravel safely and efficiently with your laptopPerform regular maintenance and keep good backupsSolve problems with disks and printersFind missing files, successfully restore files if something major goes wrong, and pep up your PCThe bonus DVD walks you through some of the complex steps discussed in the book and demonstrates tasks like removing a hard drive. There's a great collection of free and demo software, too. Troubleshooting & Maintaining Your PC All-in-One For Dummies is tech support in a book!Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Cocoa programming is not only the favored development environment for Mac OS X, it's also a primary tool for creating iPhone and iPod Touch software. That makes this a great time to learn Cocoa, and Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X For Dummies is the ideal place to start!This book gives you a solid foundation in Cocoa and the unusual syntax of Objective-C. You'll learn what's new in Cocoa frameworks and create an application step by step. For example, you can:See how Xcode underlies your applications as the main component of Apple's IDEExamine the basics of the Objective-C language, the elements of a Cocoa interface, and object-oriented programmingUse Xcode and Interface BuilderSpruce up your apps with audio, video, Internet features, stylized text, and moreCreate applications with the stunning graphics for which Macs are famousSee how to build apps with multiple documents and even executables that aren't traditional Mac appsUse all the exciting new Cocoa featuresWork with Cocoa numbers, arrays, Booleans, and datesBuild document-based applicationsSimplify with key-value codingThe better you understand Cocoa programming, the better the applications you can create for Mac OS X, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X For Dummies makes it easy and fun!Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
The Adobe Creative Suite 4 Web Premium package has all the tools you need to create cool Web pages with interactive content, animations, 3D images, and more. Learn to use them all in Adobe Creative Suite 4 Web Premium All-in-One For Dummies.Nine handy minibooks cover:Adobe Creative Suite BasicsPhotoshop CS4Illustrator CS4Dreamweaver CS4Fireworks CS4SoundboothFlash CS4Acrobat 9.0Contribute CS4They show you the fastest, easiest ways to use each tool and how to put the pieces together for a Web experience with "wow." You can:Get a handle on the common commands and similarities among all the programsEdit images with Photoshop, adjust resolution and size, and explore 3DWork with vector tracing, create graphic styles and templates, and learn Illustrator shortcutsLearn how Dreamweaver CS4 lets you create interactive features without codingCreate cool rollover effects and great graphics with FireworksUse Soundbooth to add sound effects, create and edit audio tracks, and moreBuild Flash animations that allow for user interactionCollaboratively author, review, and publish content with Contribute--you don't even need to know HTMLYou'll discover what's new in the Photoshop workspace; how to create Web images, rollovers, image maps, and slices; how PDF files can save you money; how to manage your site with Contribute; and more. Adobe Creative Suite 4 Web Premium All-in-One For Dummies helps you get the most from this great software suite.
The long-awaited BlackBerry Storm is here! Take advantage of all the cool things your new touch-screen BlackBerry can do with BlackBerry Storm For Dummies.Your BlackBerry Storm can help you organize your calendar, surf the Internet, and stay in constant contact. it even works like a modem for your laptop. BlackBerry Storm For Dummies shows you how to unlock all of the exciting capabilities of your BlackBerry Storm. You'll discover how to:Customize your BlackBerry Storm, learn to navigate the touch screen, manage power consumption, and protect your deviceSet up your contacts, keep notes, synchronize lists with your desktop, and manage your calendarKeep in touch with e-mail, PIN-to-PIN and instant messaging, and phone callsBrowse the Internet and keep track of key sitesPlay music and videos, take pictures or mini-movies, and tune in the newsActivate Storm's built-in GPS and use Google Maps or BlackBerry MapSynchronize your BlackBerry with your desktop so your data is consistent wherever you goPrepare your laptop to use your BlackBerry Storm as a modemInstall and manage third-party applicationsKeep your personal information safeYou'll find tips for tapping and thumbing the touch screen, secrets for taking great photos and videos, and even fun games to play on your Storm. Whether you're upgrading from an earlier model or you just got your first BlackBerry, BlackBerry Storm For Dummies helps you utilize everything this handy device has to offer.
Hands-on, practical solutions to save money by making smart energy changesOne of the best and most affordable strategies people can employ to combat global warming is to improve the energy and water efficiency of their homes. Energy Efficient Homes For Dummies provides homeowners with advice, tips, and projects to reduce costs, increase energy efficiency, and cut down on waste and pollution. After performing a do-it-yourself home energy audit, readers create an action plan based on their personal goals. Readers are presented with a wide range of potential solutions, from making better use of blinds and awnings to exploring geothermal options in order to reduce household costs and their impact on the planet.Rik DeGunther (Rescue, CA) is the founder of Efficient Homes, an energy consulting firm that focuses on home energy audits and the design of efficient heating and cooling systems.
Select your format based upon: 1) how you want to read your book, and 2) compatibility with your reading tool. To learn more about using Bookshare with your device, visit the "Using Bookshare" page in the Help Center.
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.