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Did you know this?In 2006, U.S. exporters shipped four and a half times as much product to Latin America as to China.Latin America has more than 500 million consumers ready to buy U.S. manufactured goods.Now is the time to enter this emerging new market-but doing business in Latin America is not always easy.In An American's Guide to Doing Business in Latin America, author and international trade expert Lawrence W. Tuller shows you how to determine market risk, select reliable Latin American partners, and use export-trading companies to grow your business opportunities. He also provides up-to-date facts on the politics of the region and U.S.-Latin American relations.Following Tuller's advice, you'll learn how to:Finance exports and direct investmentCreate advertising strategiesPartner with Latin American companiesLatin America is ripe and ready for American business and investment. Are you ready to cash in?This book includes detailed information on:Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela
Did you know that . . .U.S. money pours into India at a rate of over $25 million every day? India's economic growth has averaged 8.6 percent a year since 2004? At this rate, India will become the fifth largest consumer market by 2025 (up from #12 today)? U.S. venture firms will raise $1 billion for India by the end of 2007? U.S. exports to India have more than doubled over the last five years? China aside, India is the world's most rapidly growing economy. But cashing in on that opportunity can be as challenging as it is rewarding. Whether you work for a company doing business in India or are an entrepreneur looking to export your goods and services, An American's Guide to Doing Business in India will help you navigate all aspects of this complex market. Esteemed industry consultant Eugene M. Makar offers his proven tips, tools, and techniques to help you: Break into the market; Weigh the pros and cons of investments; Find joint venture partners; Hire local representation; and more.You'll also learn to recognize key social and cultural differences. From where to bank to what to wear, you'll discover what makes India different-and how you can best position yourself there for success.
You know breastfeeding sucks when... Your breast pump starts to resemble a medieval torture device Your latest scent is eau de' cabbage leaves Your breasts rival Old Faithful as a must-see attraction If you need to latch on to something with your free hand while your little miracle is latched on to you, then Breastfeeding Sucks is the book for you. Inside, Joanne Kimes covers: How to prepare for breastfeeding before the birth Physical and emotional challenges that face both you and your little leech-er, infant Nursing in public and pumping at the office without feeling like a freak-show attraction Weaning that little tot before his eighth birthday In the hilarious, real-mom style that made Pregnancy Sucks a hit, Kimes lays it all out. She gives as much mitigating advice as she can muster to reduce the nipple pain, engorgement, fatique, and frustration that come with breastfeeding. Breastfeeding Sucks is the only book you need on the long road to sippy cups.
So your bros are hanging around the grill, shooting the shit while putting back brews from a pony keg. The air's heavy with barbecue sauce, stale belches, and testosterone. And you want to sound manly, like you read Maxim, not GQ. Like you watch football, not gymnastics. You want to use words like "crack-back," "low rider," and "mojo." You need ManWords. If you want to be a high roller, a mac daddy, or a player, you also need this book.And if "taupe," "ruching," and "brow gel" are words you actually know, get this book now. You can probably still be saved.
So you think he's cheating? This book gives you simple yet versatile tools--from lists of telling clues to stealthy cell phone apps--that will help you confirm your suspicions or ease your fears. Expert authors Rea Frey and Stephany Alexander pair online savvy with the tips and tricks of a private investigator, priming you to outwit your man--no matter how sneaky he's been. You'll get inside his head to learn everything there is to know about where he's been and what you need to do next. When you're done, you'll know:How to catch him in the actWhich rules cheaters live byWhen there's a way to forgiveWhen there's no choice but to forgetWith this book, you'll know when he cheats, how to catch him red-handed, and where to find a relationship that will make you happy for a lifetime.
A happy marriage is within every couple's reach--all it takes is five minutes. In marriage, happiness is a state of mind that you can create together in mere minutes. In this book, bestselling author and marriage expert Dr. Bonnie Jacobson shows you how to make each other happy with the small yet meaningful gestures that add up to a big difference--one day at a time. From turning your everyday interactions like housework and making dinner into playful bonding to quick ways to have good sex (or start having good sex), these are psychologically sound methods that teach the both of you to bring out the best in each other--and your relationship. With this easy primer to marital bliss, not only will you strengthen your marriage in no time, you'll also learn how to keep it strong--and happy--for years to come.
Unlike other career books, this book offers managers a team-focused approach to neutralizing a not-so-pleasant or -productive--working atmosphere. Instead of isolating the one problem employee, relevant teams are considered as part of the solution. The result? Solutions stick and there's less likelihood of the bad apple ruining the bunch. Complete with situational advice and case studies taken straight from the trenches, this simple and straightforward guide teaches managers how to: Calm down combatants Motivate wasters Silence gossips De-arm backstabbers Convince passive-aggressives to open up Teach narcissists the importance of the team This book helps managers decide what the right course of action is--whether it means chastising negative behavior, encouraging positive outlooks, separating certain folks, creating teams for success, giving employees warnings, and/or firing the ones who are pretty much rotten through and through. This book is essential reading for any manager looking to ensure a pleasant, productive--and fruitful--work environment
Lily and Rose--feminine names from the world of flowers Jordan and Joseph--a strong pair of J names rich with religious meaning Charles, Lucie, and Alexandre--a trio of timeless names from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens Choosing the perfect name for a baby is hard enough; choosing complimentary names for multiples and siblings can prove even harder! This book presents more than 10,000 such names. This one-of-a-kind moniker manual provides parents with unique naming strategies and clever ideas for combinations, including name pairings inspired by: rhyme and meter, alliteration, great literature, music, religious beliefs, and more. With pronunciation guides, etymological information, and word meanings, this unique collection of baby names is all parents need to bless their babies with perfect names!
Everyone loves a good dog story. In this moving collection, readers will enjoy fifty great dog stories that will have them laughing and crying as they enjoy this tender and touching volume with their own dogs at their feet. Following the success of the original edition, readers will be thrilled with this follow-up edition. In it, they will find new stories that are just waiting to be discovered and adored--from a new puppy bringing renewed energy into his elderly owner's home to a walk down memory lane for a visit with a dog who made her owner's childhood an adventure. This story collection will bring love, joy, and a sense of companionship into every reader's heart.
It takes a loving and caring couple to bring an adopted child into their home. And every year, thousands of couples make room in their homes--and their hearts--for these special children. This story collection celebrates the individuals and families who experience these feelings firsthand. From first-time parents, anxiously awaiting the phone call that their little one has arrived to a single woman who crosses the Atlantic to find her heart's child, this inspiring collection will touch every person who picks it up. The newest volume from the beloved and bestselling Cup of Comfort® series is sure to resonate with the thousands of happy couples who adopt children every year--and those looking to become mothers and fathers.
Your roommate keeps piling crap on your side of the room. It's the day before Christmas break and your ride home ditches you. Your knee gives out and you lose your baseball scholarship. Halfway through your final semester, you realize you're a credit short of graduating. And all you can think is . . . WTF?Like Rodney Dangerfield in Back to School, we're heading to campus to lend a helping hand to all those college kids who can't quite make the grade. Inside they'll find hilarious solutions to all the obstacles that lie between them and that elusive diploma. From indecisions about major selection to problems picking up that hot classmate to cramming for finals, this book covers all the awful, awkward, and annoying instances that would have college students IMing, posting, or texting: "WTF?" Be it in the dorm room or classroom, during finals week or spring break, campus's most f*#!-ed-up situations are handled in this entertaining step-by-step guide.
The bad news is: You have to learn to write. The good news is: Learning to write just became easier. In this book, writers learn to write like they were born that way from one of America's greatest literary geniuses--Ernest Hemingway. Noted writing teacher Dr. R. Andrew Wilson calls writers to an adventure in writing Hemingway himself would love. Along the way they discover what really makes him a Great Writer, and how they can apply those lessons in voice, character, setting, and more to enhance their own writing. Whether agonizing over style, perfecting prose, or puzzling out plot, student writers find the answers they need to write their own masterworks. They'll also benefit from Papa's advice to beginning writers, comments on the work of other great authors, and daily writing habits. In this enlightening and informative book, writers find the mentor they need to master the art of writing.
So you thought you'd never have to live with Mom again? Think again. As the population ages, elderly parents everywhere are moving in with their children--and changing everything. Making room--physically, emotionally, and financially--for an elderly parent can push families to their limits. This book helps family members deal with the far-reaching implications such a move can have on every aspect of a family's life. Written by an acclaimed expert and medical educator who's been there, this straightforward guide walks families through the planning and execution necessary to make it work. They will learn how to:Assess the pros and cons of an aging parent moving inAnticipate and avoid possible pitfalls Streamline and smooth the transitionManage and protect everyone's assetsCreate a new family dynamic without destroying your marriage and other family relationshipsWith personal stories, case studies, and expert quotes, this book offers families the skills and strategies they need for an easy and harmonious transition.
From e-mail to YouTube, Facebook to webvertising--the tools of marketing have never changed so quickly. Now marketing professionals can ensure their business has the best marketing plan, supported by the most cutting-edge techniques. This book gives marketers what they need to make their businesses thrive. In simple, nontechnical language, Paula Peters shows professionals how to use marketing tools like:Blogs and bloggingPay-per-click advertisingSearch engine optimizationE-mail offersE-newslettersFilled with samples and resource lists, this book is the only book a marketing professional will ever need.
Getting a book successfully published is as much about talent and creative drive as it is a matter of determination and business practice. Luckily for would-be authors, this book delivers the how-to on both the creativity and the business. Lecturer and writing retreat leader Tom Bird introduces authors to their Divine Author Within, and guides them through the process of listening to this inner muse. They will learn how to tap into their "creative connected mind" and relax their "logical critical mind" so they will be able to write the book they've always wanted to--in just two drafts! Once the book is complete, writers learn how to sell their book. Bird instructs his readers how to successfully navigate the publishing world so that they can make the right choices for their work.
You will now be able to wow your friends, scare your kids, and bargain with your spouse as you use this book to legitimize bad decisions, idle threats, and risky ventures. With this one-stop statistical resource, you will have plenty of numbers to back up whatever you want (or don't want) to do. Covering all aspects of everyday life, this enlightening little trivia book shows you that numbers can be informative yet entertaining--and work to your advantage. Inside you will learn interesting tidbits like:While 30% of all shoplifters are under thirty, 95% of shoplifters are females--just another thing for teenage boys to throw in their parents' facesDitching a diet is the fad thing to do, as 60% of dieters fail and go back to eating fatty foodsFinding a faithful contractor is much easier than finding a faithful husband: Only 10% of home improvement contractors are reported larcenous while 22% of married men have committed adulteryThe world would have a whole lot more female vegetarians if people had to kill their dinner--90% of women would give up beef if they had to kill the cowAmericans have a 40% chance of just dropping dead every dayIt's a guaranteed enlightening read 100% of the time.
As tens of millions of people have discovered, debt can be a crushing burden. It can tear down dreams and destroy lives. But debt can be avoided. With fiscal discipline and a clear plan, anyone can get out of debt and live debt-free. In the easy-to-read, accessible style of the 250 Questions series, authors David and Marcia Rye explain how to: Assess debt problemsUse home equity to get rid of debtCut college expensesLive within a budgetUnderstand bankruptcy lawStay out of debtNo one has to live in the shadow of financial insecurity any longer. When the economy takes a turn for the worse, it's essential to get out of debt. With this book at their side, readers can conquer debt and secure their financial future.
Gen Yers are coming into their own. Now making up the largest segment of the workforce at 80 million strong, many are new managers. With so many Baby Boomers holding off on retirement, these new Gen Y managers often must direct people their parents' age--and older. Vast differences in communication styles, job expectations, and management techniques mean that Gen Yers have much to learn when it comes to managing those of their parent's generation, including:How to respond to an older employee who believes his seniority guarantees a promotion and raise, even though his work performance has been below averageWhat to do when a younger manager relies on e-mail, texting, and IMing to communicate with coworkers, and his older employee prefers face-to-face communicationHow to demonstrate leadership and gain respect from the employees who already have years of rich business experience in the workplaceThis book is every manager's field guide for managing the new generationally diverse workforce.
Problem solving handbook whose features appeal to help students understand. It uses pictures and illustrations; clearly collated with various examples with Plan and Solve following to gauge their understanding. A math textbook designed to get the third graders through to the next level successfully
Virgos are suckers for roleplaying fantasy games.Cancers crave good food and great sex--but not necessarily in that order.No wimps need apply for the job of Scorpio's lover.In this wickedly informative book, noted astrologer and tarot card reader Phyllis Vega reveals how the moon, Mars, and Venus affect our heavenly human bodies--in and out of bed. Part One is all about sex, and how the Sun and Mars together determine our sexual personalities and rule our sex drives--for better or for worse. Part Two is all about love, and how the Moon and Venus influence and illuminate our love natures--and what that means for us sexually. You'll also learn how to:Find true love and lasting passion by the light of the starsDetermine their Venus, Mars, and Moon signsPlease any and all lovers, sign by signDecide if they are sexually compatible with their partnerExperience sexual ecstasy day in and night out, no matter what their signThanks to this book, you will enjoy a sex life that's out of this world!
More than six million students in the U.S. receive special education services and that number is on the rise. Frequent changes in educational philosophy and special-education law have made it increasingly difficult for parents to establish an appropriate education plan for their children. This book looks at the many ways that parents can advocate for their children. including how to:Communicate with teachersGet homework doneBecome involved at schoolEnsure their children are well restedStart a school day on the right footAdvocacy comes in all forms, and sometimes it's as simple as helping people get to know their child and family in a positive way. This useful book will serve as an invaluable tool for parents looking to establish the best educational plan for their children.
Day trading is difficult. The path is fraught with risk. But a pot of gold awaits those who learn their lessons well. After four decades in the markets as a trader, analyst, author, educator, and system developer, Jacob Bernstein sets down a comprehensive guide to the art of day trading.You will learn:New day trading methodsOrder entry strategiesHow to avoid costly errors when using electronic trading platformsDetailed strategies to maximize profitsWith this book, readers will have the complete guide they need to profit from this risky but exciting field. Trading profits are just a day away.
War, physical and sexual abuse, and natural disasters. All crises have one thing in common: Victims often suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and their loved ones suffer right along with them. In this book, couples will learn how to have a healthy relationship, in spite of a stressful and debilitating disorder. They'll learn how to:Deal with emotions regarding their partner's PTSD Talk about the traumatic event(s)Communicate about the effects of PTSD to their childrenHandle sexual relations when a PTSD partner has suffered a traumatic sexual eventHelp their partner cope with everyday life issues When someone has gone through a traumatic event in his or her life, he or she needs a partner more than ever. This is the complete guide to keeping the relationship strong and helping both partners recover in happy, healthy ways.
"25 Sales Mistakes is essential for any professional or organization committed to sales excellence."--Michael A. Berman, Chief Operating Officer, Outside Ventures In the newest edition of this valuable manual, Stephan Schiffman offers updated advice to salespeople about getting prospects and making the sale. It's not just what you do--it's what you don't do: Don't sell against a competitor Don't be satisfied Don't stop getting ideas Don't use boilerplate proposals Don't overuse e-mail The book also includes a new introduction and updated text. Schiffman offers salespeople the kind of advice--from listening to the client to following up on the sale--that has made him the best corporate sales trainer today. With Schiffman's book in their pocket, salepeople can avoid common blunders and make the sale.
"When the student is ready, the teacher will appear."--Lao TzuBut is the teacher ready? That's the question that haunts every teacher that fateful first day in the classroom. Making it through that day and the 179 school days that follow is how every career in education--and lifelong learning--truly begins. In this collection, fifty teachers share the trials, tribulations, and triumphs they've experienced during their first year on the job. Organized along the lines of the school calendar, these touching tales illustrate the learning curve experienced by new teachers:Facing Day OneMeeting the StudentsSurprising the StudentsBonding with Faculty and StaffBeing Surprised by the StudentsWatching the Students BloomSaying FarewellFrom the hilariously obsessive-compulsive preparation of a rookie English professor to the poignant lesson a bold third grader imparts upon his novice teacher about love and acceptance, this moving collection is sure to motivate new and veteran teachers alike.
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