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Determine the strength of any business with fundamental analysis Have you ever wondered the key to multibillionaire Warren Buffet's five-decade run as the most successful investor in history? The answer is simple: fundamental analysis. In this easy-to-understand, practical, and savvy guide, you'll discover how it helps you assess a business' overall financial performance by using historical and present data to forecast its future monetary value--and why this powerful tool is particularly important to investors in times of economic downturn. It's more important than ever for investors to know the true financial stability of a business, and this new edition of Fundamental Analysis For Dummies shows you how. Whether you're a seasoned investor or just want to learn how to make more intelligent and prudent investment decisions, this plain-English guide gives you practical tips, tricks, and trade secrets for using fundamental analysis to manage your portfolio and enhance your understanding of shrewdly selecting stocks! Predict the future value of a business based on its current and historical financial data Gauge a company's performance against its competitors Determine if a company's credit standing is in jeopardy Apply fundamental analysis to other investment vehicles, like currency, bonds, and commodities With the help of Fundamental Analysis For Dummies, you just may find the bargains that could make you the next Warren Buffet!
Perspectives on Creativity Development: New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, Number 151by Cad Baptiste Barbot
Creativity development is a nonlinear and multifaceted process starting early in life. This new thematic issue incorporates recent insights into the intersection of creativity research and developmental science. Specifically, it addresses the development of creativity with a focus on childhood and adolescence with a multidisciplinary perspective, including developmental, neurobiological, intercultural, educational, psychosocial, and differential approaches. Topics covered include: The foundation of adult creativity in childhood and adolescence, Developmental perspectives on the issue of domain generality-specificity of creativity, The neurobiological basis of creativity in childhood and adolescence. Commentaries by established proponents of the field integrate meaningfully these multiple insights on creativity development, as a reference for developmental scientists, creativity researchers, and practitioners. This is the 151st volume in this Jossey-Bass series New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development. Its mission is to provide scientific and scholarly presentations on cutting edge issues and concepts in this subject area. Each volume focuses on a specific new direction or research topic and is edited by experts from that field.
When women succeed, we all win. Breaking Through explores the mentoring relationship, and unravels its effects on women, businesses, society, and the economy. In 2010, author Martine Liautaud founded the Women Business Mentoring Initiative (WBMI) to support women entrepreneurs with the targeted advice and personalized guidance that can only come from a mentor. In late 2015, she set up the Women Initiative Foundation to broaden her action in favor of women in the business world. This book encapsulates the WBMI mission and other similar experiences inside international and US corporations, showing how mentoring and sponsorship can take many forms--and how each form benefits women in business. Through evidence-based narratives, you'll learn what real women have gained from both sides of the dynamic, and why they credit mentoring with the strength of their business success. These stories show how mentoring yields increased efficiency, improved financials, more effective management, increased innovation, a broader talent pool, and increased revenues, and how helping women succeed in business leads to increased philanthropy and improves community sustainability. Gender equality has made huge strides in the US and Western Europe, but this progress is only apparent in the junior levels of the workplace. This book shows how mentoring women entrepreneurs and women managers provides the key that opens the door to the new economy. Understand why mentoring is key to women's economic advancement Learn how mentoring yields tangible benefits beyond the workplace Delve into the experiences of real mentor/mentee pairs Consider the effectiveness of various types of mentoring Despite the increasing opportunities for women in business, statistics and pervading stereotypes suggest that true gender equality is still far on the horizon. Mentoring and sponsorship can be tremendously helpful to women looking to achieve great things--the wisdom of experience is a powerful asset in business strategy and decision-making, and the mentor/mentee relationship benefits everyone. Breaking Through makes a compelling case for the effectiveness of mentoring, with real women's stories of success.
Common Stocks and Common Sense: The Strategies, Analyses, Decisions, and Emotions of a Particularly Successful Value Investorby Edgar Wachenheim
Deep insight and candid discussion from one of Wall Street's best investors Common Stocks and Common Sense provides detailed insight into common stock investing, using a case-study approach based on real-world investments. Author Edgar Wachenheim is the 28-year CEO of Greenhaven Associates, boasting an average annual portfolio return that exceeds Warren Buffet's. In this book, he shares his knowledge and experiences by providing detailed analyses of actual investments made by himself and other investors. The discussion covers the entire investment process, including the softer, human side, with candid insight into the joys and frustrations, intensities and pressures, and risks and uncertainties. The unique emphasis on behavioral economics and real-world cases set this book apart from the herd--but it's Wachenheim himself and his deeply-examined perspective that elevates the book beyond a mere investing guide. Between 1990 and 2014, a typical portfolio managed by Wachenheim enjoyed an average annual return of 19.9 percent, achieved using relatively conservative stocks and no financial leverage. As a proponent of evidence and example, his analysis of real cases serve as a valuable education for anyone looking to improve their own investment practices. Understand investment through the lens of a Wall Street leader Dig into the details of real-world common stock investing Learn how to invest creatively and minimize risk Go beyond theory to study strategy on a case-by-case basis Investment principles and strategies are easy to find--entire libraries have been written about theories and methods and what 'should' happen. But this book goes beyond the typical guide to show you how these ideas are applied in the real world--and what actually happened. Investors seeking real insight, real expertise, and a proven track record will find Common Stocks and Common Sense a uniquely useful resource.
The updated definitive reference for nonprofit tax law The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations is the classic reference for non-profit tax law, written by the most respected name in the field. Author Bruce R. Hopkins provides comprehensive and authoritative coverage of the taxation of exempt organizations to help both lawyers and managers make better-informed decisions regarding the actions and future of their organizations. This supplement includes the latest rulings, regulations, court opinions, and much more, including expanded discussion of the private benefit doctrine, integration of Treasury Department regulations, new rules for supporting organizations and donor-advised funds, and detailed guidance on nonprofit governance and nonprofit regional healthcare cooperatives. Written in plain English to facilitate quick and easy reference, this book is a vital part of any nonprofit's reference library. The laws pertaining to nonprofit organizations are constantly evolving, and keeping up to date with the changes may mean the difference between meeting organizational objectives or incurring costly penalties. Supplemented annually to provide a one-stop collection of pertinent updates, this book is an invaluable reference for all aspects of nonprofit law. Get up to date on the latest IRS rulings, regulatory changes, and court opinions Understand the legal guidelines relevant to your organization Become better-equipped to make short- and long-term strategy decisions Stay current on laws pertaining to governance, fund raising, business activities, and more This Eleventh Edition is an important revision and expansion to the definitive one-volume reference, and this supplement extends the utility by providing comprehensive coverage of changes and new developments. As both laws and organizations evolve, The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations is the definitive guide to nonprofit taxation and regulation.
Praise for LOADED "LOADED is that rare resource which somehow captures both theoretical and practical wisdom about money, personality, and life. Your views - and actions - with money will be much improved after reading the wonderful advice in LOADED."--James Grubman, PhD, author of Strangers in Paradise: How Families Adapt to Wealth Across Generations and co-author of Cross Cultures: How Global Families Negotiate Change Across Generations YOUR MOST VALUABLE ASSET...IS YOU. LOADED WILL TEACH YOU HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF IT. Based on decades of research and years of hands-on experience with people from all walks of life, LOADED is a must-read for anyone who finds themselves caught between the desire to thrive financially and the complex emotions and conflicting priorities that money so often brings to our lives. Inside, you will learn to: Check your stories. Pinpoint and change beliefs that hold you back. Choose your strategies. Learn how to align your money with your needs. Cultivate your value. Put your unique resources to use and earn more. Deeply researched, yet written in an approachable, conversational tone, LOADED offers insight into how your personal experiences have shaped your financial attitudes, and how you can build a healthier relationship with money.
Don't be left out--link up with this fully updated introduction to the Internet's hottest professional networking toolWith more than 225 million members from over 200 countries and territories worldwide, LinkedIn.com is an unbeatable self-marketing tool. LinkedIn For Dummies teaches you how to make the most of your LinkedIn.com profile and build connections and relationships within the world's largest professional network. This thorough introduction covers the latest LinkedIn features and how to use this valuable networking tool.Learn how LinkedIn helps you manage relationships and networks, handle recommendations, showcase your skills and endorsements, import contacts, follow thought leaders, cultivate sales leads, find investors, market yourself, and more.Provides valuable tips and explanations to help you build your profile, develop your network, manage invitations, request and write recommendations, and get involved in LinkedIn groupsCovers new and improved LinkedIn tools such as endorsements, people follow, company pages, groups, mobile apps, InMail, and LinkedIn TodayAnswers frequently asked LinkedIn and job searching questions with the clear and helpful style expected of For Dummies booksConnections have never been more vital to a successful career, and LinkedIn For Dummies is here to make sure you don't miss out on your next big opportunity!
Introduces the reader to Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs), their isolation method and analysis, and commercially available platforms Presents the historical perspective and the overview of the field of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) Discusses the state-of-art methods for CTC isolation, ranging from the macro- to micro-scale, from positive concentration to negative depletion, and from biological-property-enabled to physical-property-based approaches Details commercially available CTC platforms Describes post-isolation analysis and clinical translation Provides a glossary of scientific terms related to CTCs
Having recovered from the catastrophic events of Wildfire, the Starfleet Corps of Engineers team on the U.S.S. da Vinci meets its new second officer: Mor glasch Tev, an arrogant Tellarite who's the best there is -- and he knows it. Even as Captain Gold and Commander Gomez get used to their acerbic new officer, the S.C.E. team faces crises in its own solar system. A strange vessel appears in the middle of San Francisco that the S.C.E. must deal with -- aided by engineers extraordinaire Montgomery Scott and Miles O'Brien. Then they have to help the Venus terraforming team -- a mission that brings Bynar computer expert Soloman to a difficult crossroads. That's only the beginning of the challenges for the Corps as it faces a Ferengi with a time machine, a prison colony in a black hole -- and a mission from the Dominion War that comes back to haunt the da Vinci crew in more ways than one. . . .
Ambassador Sarek meets his future wife. Captain Ransom atones for his sins. T'Pol pursues a composer, after she is captivated by the human's music. Strands of DNA are woven together from four Starfleet captains, creating one man with one mission. An entity fights for its right to live, despite the fact that it is not alive. From the ordinary to the extraordinary, all of these stories are embraced by the vision of Star Trek®. When Gene Roddenberry created Star Trek, he also tapped a wellspring of human imagination. Viewers were transformed into fans, who embraced the show and turned the definition of "fan" on its ear. However, when what was on the screen was simply not enough, fans started writing their own stories, which they then shared among friends and family. Ten years ago, Pocket Books offered Star Trek fans a unique opportunity to become a part of the Star Trek mythos. A contest was created in which the best stories submitted by nonprofessional writers would be published. And over the course of a decade, hundreds of pounds of submissions poured in. Many of the writers who submitted to Strange New Worlds went on to become professional writers. This time there are nineteen writers: Rigel Ailur, David DeLee, M.C. DeMarco, Rick Dickson, Louis E. Doggett, Aimee Ford Foster, Edgar Governo, Robyn Sullivent Gries, Jim Johnson, Gerri Leen, Muri McCage, Brian Seidman, Randy Tatano, Paul C. Tseng, Rob Vagle, Laura Ware, Carolyn Winifred, Jerry M. Wolfe, and Jeremy Yoder. We welcome them to the book that is by the fans, for the fans.
Bad guys tremble at the sound of his name!Crime is at an all-time low in Los Angeles--but not for long. The McNasty Brothers have escaped from prison, and they want REVENGE. The superheroes need all their noggin power, and a little help from a pretzel-loving rat, to capture the baddest-smelling villains around.
From his rough beginnings to his early success as a crooner worshipped by bobby-soxers, Freedland's biography follows Sinatra's fall as a singer out of vogue and an actor labeled box-office poison, to his triumph as Oscar winner and entertainment legend.
In this fascinating collection of essays, noted cultural critic Geoffrey Hartman raises the essential question of where we can find the real or authentic in today's world, and how this affects the way we can understand our human predicament. Hartman explores such issues as the fantasy of total and perfect information available on the Internet, the biographical excesses of tell-all daytime talk shows, and how we can understand what is "true" in biographical and testimonial writing. And, what, he asks, is the ethical point of all this personal testimony? What has it really taught us? Underlying the entire book is a question of how the Holocaust has shaped the possibilities for truth and for the writing of an authentic life story in today's world, and how we can approach the world in a meaningful way. Hartman produces a meditation on how an appreciation of the aesthetic qualities of art and writing may help us to answer these questions of meaning.
Now I didn't believe a broken-down old unicorn could make wishes come true . . . not for a minute. But what if it could?Mags has a lot to wish for--a nice house with a mama who isn't tired out from work; a normal little sister; a brother who doesn't mooch for food; and, once in a while, she'd like some new clothes for school. When her sister Hannie finds a stuffed unicorn, Mags's wishes start to come true. She knows the unicorn can't really be magic, but she won't let anything ruin her newfound luck--even if it means telling her own sister to believe something that can't possibly be true.
Codie loves to spend time with her favorite aunt, Alix. Her aunt is a talented seamstress, and Codie knows that the perfect gift for Alix's new baby is a handmade blanket. Codie wants to have the blanket done before the baby is born. Suddenly, the baby is coming early. Will Codie be able to finish the blanket in time?
Tate is overjoyed when a scrawny mutt turns up in the yard one day. She even persuades Mam and Pap to let her keep Sable, named for her dark, silky fur. But before long, the dog begins to cause trouble with the neighbors and Mam and Pap decide the dog must go. But Tate doesn't give up easily . . . and neither does Sable.
You never again need feel powerless in the face of uncertainty, awkward with strangers, or helpless in new situations.With What's Holding You Back?, Sam Horn shows you the way to a solid sense of self-assurance that doesn't depend on where you are or who you're with. This is a practical, user-friendly program that is filled with techniques you can begin using immediately. In With What's Holding You Back? you will learn how to:-Walk into a room full of strangers and turn them into friends. - Be a self-coach rather than your own worst critic, able to turn mistakes into lessons instead of failures.- Converse with comfort and never again worry about what to say.- Go places alone and have fun instead of being intimidated.- Spring free from the comparison trap.With Sam Horn's down-to-earth advice, amusing anecdotes, and no-nonsense wisdom, this valuable guide will benefit anyone-- regardless of background or circumstance-- who wants to move through life with ever-present grace, serenity, and strength.
From the pages of Scientific American comes the latest information and explorations into the bizarre realm of the natural world, including:-Our oldest relatives and the discovery of missing links-Strange predators, from flesh-eating chimps to the lethal Komodo dragon-Strange plant life, such as the carnivorous Venus's flytrap and the Voodoo lily-Extinct monsters, and giant, flightless, flesh-eating birds-Mysterious denizens of the deep, such as the giant squid and the slime hag-Insect oddities: fire ants, singing caterpillars, and Africanized bees
These 34 Scientific American selections from 1995-1999 explore extreme construction projects (e.g., the world's longest suspension bridge and tallest buildings); and developments in transportation by air, space, sea, and road. Includes illustrations and suggested reading.
Finding the fairytale in Storybook Lake...Grace Wade left Storybook Lake hoping to escape her crazy family and the demands of her job as a defense attorney. But not twenty-four hours after landing in a small Texas town where she hopes to find new beginnings, Grace instead finds herself in the middle of an investigation that's turning the town inside out. Once she agrees to be the defense attorney on the case, Grace suddenly finds herself torn between twin brothers Blane Sheperd, the bad boy prosecutor on the case, and Jamie Sheperd, the sweetheart town Sheriff... Grace thought life in a small town would be simple, but simple has a way of eluding her. To find her way to a happy ending, she'll have to master the art of following her heart...
No Boards! No Boredom! Remember the games you used to play in the car as a kid? You'd enjoy playing them again, but you can't quite remember all the rules, and besides, the games were awfully easy. Well, Gladstone's Games to Go has come to the rescue. With updated classics and challenging original games, Gladstone's Games to Go delivers antidotes to boredom and entertaining ways to spend down-time, whether you're in transit, on vacation, or wiling away an afternoon at a cafe. You can play word games (like Grandmother's House, Six Degrees, and Chain Reaction), compete in coin contests (like Molecular Flip and Sliders), master strategy with dot games (like Dots and Boxes and Sprouts), and more. With little to no additional equipment required (pens and paper or a few coins will do the trick), the games are totally portable--and totally playable. All the games are for two or more players (some could even be played solo), and they appeal to both left- and right-brained gamers. Start playing today!
Congratulations! When you bought that shiny new anodized aluminum iMac, you made a great choice. Now you want take advantage and control of that baby's awesome speed, high performance, powerful operating system, and fantastic applications, and iMac for Dummies, 5th Edition is here to help you do just that!This easy-to-use guide covers both the iMac's splendid, cutting-edge hardware and Leopard, the latest version of Apple's superb Mac OS X operating system. It gives you the basic information that every iMac owner should know and then moves on to explore the software that comes with your iMac. And, everywhere you look, you'll find plenty of power-user tips and tricks that'll save you time, effort, and money. You'll find out how to:Set up and customize your iMacImport files from your old computerSend and receive mailStore, and organize digital photos, music, and videoBack up your system with Time MachineBrowse the Internet with SafariKeep in touch with iChatMake your iMac a digital media hub with iLifeConnect your iMac to a wireless networkTroubleshoot problemsKeep your iMac safe and secureYour iMac is an elegant and sophisticated machine -- and as fast, powerful, and easy-to-use as a computer can be. With the help you get from iMac For Dummies, 5th Edition you'll be an iMac power user in no time!
Your fun and easy introduction to Salesforce.com and its latest toolsThe frontrunner in the customer relationship management (CRM) market, Salesforce.com has a rapidly expanding influence over the way companies across the globe interact with their clientele. Salesforce.com For Dummies lends you an edge in building those relationships and managing your company?s sales, marketing, customer service, and support operations. With this accessible guide, you will learn how to organize contacts, schedule business appointments, use forecasting tools to predict upcoming sales, make accurate projects based on past performance, and more.Covers the latest enhancements to Salesforce.com, the world?s most popular customer relationship management software, and explains how to choose the right configuration to suit your business needsWritten by Salesforce.com insiders with years of expertise in CRM servicesDetails how to personalize your system, prospect leads, manage accounts and partners, develop contacts, track products, calculate forecasts, drive demand, utilize service and support, share insights with Chatter, enhance your online marketing, and moreClose deals faster, gain real-time visibility into sales, and collaborate instantly with help from Salesforce.com For Dummies.
Grow your stock investments in today's changing environment Updated with new and revised material to reflect the current market, this new edition of Stock Investing For Dummies gives you proven strategies for selecting and managing profitable investments. no matter what the conditions. You'll find out how to navigate the new economic landscape and choose the right stock for different situations--with real-world examples that show you how to maximize your portfolio. The economic and global events affecting stock investors have been dramatic and present new challenges and opportunities for investors and money managers at every level. With the help of this guide, you'll quickly and easily navigate an ever-changing stock market with plain-English tips and information on ETFs, new rules, exchanges, and investment vehicles, as well as the latest information on the European debt crisis. Incorporate stocks into your investment portfolio Understand and capitalize on current market conditions Balance risk and reward Explore new investment opportunities Stock Investing For Dummies is essential reading for anyone looking for trusted, comprehensive guidance to ensure their investments grow.
The classic tax guide for charitable giving, updated and expanded for 2016 The Tax Law of Charitable Giving is the leading guide to the rules, regulations, and laws governing charitable gifts, written by one of the most trusted legal authorities on tax-exempt organizations. Completely revised, revamped, and updated for 2016, this invaluable guide provides plain-English explanations and supporting documentation to assist in the decision making process. This supplement includes discussion of the new healthcare tax on investment income of trusts and the impact on pooled income funds, updates to federal estate tax law, and case law on substantiation and appraisal requirements, as well as detailed coverage of new Department of Treasury regulations concerning recordkeeping, an update of law summary for donor-advised funds, and an updated summary of recent legislation's impact on the U.S. tax system. Supporting citations and documentation are provided, and references to rulings, regulations, cases, and tax literature are included throughout. The companion website features appendices, tables, IRS examination guidelines for charitable giving, and more, to help you stay fully up-to-date with the most current tax laws related to charitable giving. Tax law changes continuously, and the rules surrounding charitable gifts are under increasing scrutiny. This book provides clear, easy-to-follow guidance on the latest updates to help ensure complete compliance and well-informed decision-making. Get up to date on the most recent charitable gift regulations Dig deep into healthcare tax, federal estate tax, donor-advised funds, and more Gain access to downloadable tables, IRS guidelines, and other helpful documents Make the right decisions about your organization's fund-development program With comprehensive, authoritative guidance and the most current applicable laws, rules, and regulations, The Tax Law of Charitable Giving is an invaluable resource for any tax-exempt organization.