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Presents key principles of communication that support clear exchanges in a technical context and help engineers learn effective communication skills Effective communication is a necessity for engineers. Even minor on-the-job misunderstandings can cost time, money, or worse. Yet even though recent studies show that improved communication makes for better engineers, the ability to speak clearly and listen carefully have historically been considered "soft skills" and are not typically or explicitly addressed in engineering programs. Working from basic units called microskills, Effective Interpersonal and Team Communication Skills for Engineers shows readers, one step at a time, how to engage, listen, manage conflict, and influence others with highly constructive, repeatable communication exchanges. This career-enhancing handbook: Presents communication skills for both technical issues and social situations in an engineering context Breaks skills down to elemental usage forms as microskills Includes plenty of practice exercises, case studies, and self-assessment tools Helps develop higher-level skills for more complex situations, such as dealing with confrontation and conflict negotiation Features a direct, user-friendly, practice-oriented format Effective Interpersonal and Team Communication Skills for Engineers is a must-have guide for professionals and an important supplement for engineering programs at all levels.
Why investors lose money and how NOT to. Wall Street makes it easy to jump into the game of trading. After all, they love taking your money. Trading without proper preparation could be a windfall for your broker, but fatal for your account. In this e-book, bestselling financial writer and trading expert Van K. Tharp shares eight essential rules that will help you NOT lose your shirt and even make a profit in the world of trading. In Eight Edges You Must Have: Your Written Trading Plan, Van K. Tharp explains that success in the markets takes the same amount of--perhaps even more--work, study, and commitment that any other profession requires. For those people who are committed to learn how to trade properly, who do the obligatory work and possess the necessary talents, it is quite possible to make a lot of money in the market in the long run. To that end, he outlines the eight key reasons why people lose money in their trading and investing and shows how to avoid them. Lists the eight essential reasons people fail at trading--from the fact that you're playing Wall Street's game to the common misconception that trading is technical when in fact, it's 100% psychological Written by recognized trading expert Van K. Tharp, bestselling author of Trade Your Way to Financial Freedom Reveals the secrets of trading psychology that can give traders a significant advantage Utilizing charts and solid data throughout the book, Tharp arms traders with eight essential rules to follow to protect themselves from falling into the traps awaiting the poorly prepared and to maximize their potential for coming out winners in the game of the trade.
A practical guide for solving real-world circuit board problems Electrical, Electronics, and Digital Hardware Essentials for Scientists and Engineers arms engineers with the tools they need to test, evaluate, and solve circuit board problems. It explores a wide range of circuit analysis topics, supplementing the material with detailed circuit examples and extensive illustrations. The pros and cons of various methods of analysis, fundamental applications of electronic hardware, and issues in logic design are also thoroughly examined. The author draws on more than twenty-five years of experience in Silicon Valley to present a plethora of troubleshooting techniques readers can use in real-life situations. Plus, he devotes an entire chapter to the design of a small CPU, including all critical elements--the complete machine instruction set, from its execution path to logic implementation and timing analysis, along with power decoupling, resets, and clock considerations. Electrical, Electronics, and Digital Hardware Essentials for Scientists and Engineers covers: Resistors, inductors, and capacitors as well as a variety of analytical methods The elements of magnetism--an often overlooked topic in similar books Time domain and frequency analyses of circuit behavior Numerous electronics, from operational amplifiers to MOSFET transistors Both basic and advanced logic design principles and techniques This remarkable, highly practical book is a must-have resource for solid state circuit engineers, semiconductor designers and engineers, electric circuit testing engineers, and anyone dealing with everyday circuit analysis problems. A solutions manual is available to instructors. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request the solutions manual. An errata sheet is available.
Michael Davidson and his wife, Jennifer, knew what they wanted from life and had some pretty good financial habits, but they were far from prepared for the future. Despite a healthy income and successful career, Michael--who's facing down thirty, with a wife who also works, and two kids--can't seem to accumulate any savings, and the family continues to live from paycheck to paycheck. Frustrated by his situation, Michael seeks the advice of a person who, in his eyes, has found a way to overcome this challenge--his now comfortably retired Aunt Katherine. What follows is a series of conversations in which Michael discovers that some fundamental concepts, all under his control, can put his family in a better financial position. Engaging and informative, The Elephant in the Room follows the fictional weekly meetings--based on the real-world experiences of financial advisors and employees from First Command Financial Planning--between Michael and Aunt Katherine as they discuss the elements that guide their financial behavior and prepare a plan to achieve his family's financial objectives. A refreshing look at what it really takes to secure your financial future, The Elephant in the Room contains insights and advice that will put you on the path to prosperity..
Create a culture of engagement and build high-performance culture The Engagement Equation explains the drivers of employee engagement, and how you can use improved engagement to execute strategy, reduce costs, and meet your organizational goals. This book describes a unique engagement model that focuses on individuals' contribution to a company's success and personal satisfaction in their roles. Aligning employees' values, goals, and aspirations with those of the organization is the best method for achieving the sustainable employee engagement. The Engagement Equation is designed to provide a framework that will help you move the needle on engagement. Explains how to plan and execute a sustainable organization-wide engagement initiative Shows how to avoid the engagement survey analysis-paralysis trap Shares ways to align employee contribution with strategy Encourages leaders to pay attention to and better understand your organizational culture, and much more Ultimately, it's the daily dynamics at play in your team, your division, and your organization that matter most.
A definitive guide to growing your small business through "Engagement Marketing" As a small business owner, you've always relied on word-of-mouth referrals to grow your business. Thanks to social media--and its nimble partner, mobile technology--it's now easier than ever to turn customers and clients into engaged fans who spread the word about your business across a variety of online platforms. And that's what Engagement Marketing is all about. Written for anyone who owns or manages a small business or non-profit, this book is filled with practical, hands-on advice based on the author's experience of working with thousands of small businesses for over a decade. You'll learn how to attract new prospects--as well as how to increase repeat sales--using your existing customers and social networks. Learn how to create customer experiences that increase positive customer reviews and endorsements Get practical advice on how to entice people to join your social networks and run engagement campaigns that increase visibility--and endorsements--for your business Understand why engagement is so important--and how you can use it to turn passionate fans in your social networks into tomorrow's new business Author Gail Goodman is CEO of Constant Contact, America's leading email and social media marketing company for small businesses Engagement Marketing will help you make a bigger name for your company, build your network, and reach your goals.
Focusing on basic skills and tips for career enhancement, Engineer Your Own Success is a guide to improving efficiency and performance in any engineering field. It imparts valuable organization tips, communication advice, networking tactics, and practical assistance for preparing for the PE exam--every necessary skill for success. Authored by a highly renowned career coach, this book is a battle plan for climbing the rungs of any engineering ladder.
A wealth of resources and topics of discussion from the Engineering Solutions for Sustainability: Materials and Resources workshop held in Switzerland in 2009 Natural resources are the lifeblood of agricultural and industrial endeavors that contribute to our social and economic well-being. Yet, even as these resources dwindle from mismanagement, there is still no clear consensus in the engineering community of what actually defines "sustainable engineering. " This publication offers the engineering profession a multi-disciplinary blueprint for action by presenting topics of discussion from the Engineering Solutions for Sustainability: Materials and Resources workshop held at the ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland, July 22-24, 2009. It includes an extensive bibliography and recommended readings section, and a summary of key, cross-cutting initiatives recommended as priorities because of their potential to create common principles for advancing societal sustainability through technological, educational, and public policy solutions. The resources, tools, and concepts delivered in this report draw from the unique perspectives and expertise of an array of engineering disciplines, represented by delegates from the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). The intent of this publication is to forge a better understanding of the role and responsibility of engineering in achieving global sustainability, while also laying the foundation for an ongoing and productive interdisciplinary dialogue in other forums.
Today's top erotic romance writers come together for a steamy read of four sexy stories about women who discover that real men last all night. . . Luring Lucy by Lori Foster: All Lucy was looking for when she went to her vacation home was in innocent fling to quell the yearning she had felt since her husband died four years ago. She never expected her long-time friend Bram to lure her into a love affair so hot. Cooper's Fall by Lora Leigh: Former ranger turned bar owner Ethan Cooper never expected to get an eyeful of prim Miss Sarah Fox from his attic window one hot summer afternoon. But now his blood is on fire for the delicious little minx. The Edge of Sin by Cheyenne McCray: Zane Steele lives a life of extraordinary danger as a government agent and has never let anyone get too close. Then he sees the one woman who changes his life forever. Wanted: A Real Man by Heidi Betts: Claire left her high school sweetheart Linc, in search of a better life. Ten years later she needs his help as a US Marshal to find her missing daughter... Linc's daughter. Reeling with the knowledge of a daughter he's never known, Linc sets out to claim what's his.
When Mary Ellen gets bored with her reading, Grandpa knows a hunt for a bee tree is just what she needs. <P><P>Half the town joins the exciting chase, but it's not until everyone returns home that Mary Ellen makes a discovery of her own: Sometimes, even the sweetest of things must be worked for. 'Polacco has created another charming picture book featuring a child learning from a grandparent in an idyllic pastoral setting?Both the writing and artwork are fresh and inviting. ' ? School Library Journal, starred review?The newest gem from Polacco's treasure chest of family stories extols the virtue of reading'and of taking a study break. 'Like Mary Ellen, readers will emerge refreshed from this respite, ready to seek out new adventures. ' ? Publishers Weekly?Young readers will savor this. '? ? The Horn BookPatricia Polacco lives in Union City, MI.
How are women transforming the practice of leadership in the 21st century? Enlightened Power is a first-of-a-kind book that answers this question--and forever changes the traditional notions involving women in leadership. The book features the accumulated wisdom of 40 influential men and women who represent the most compelling voices in the field, including: Dynamic business leaders such as Eileen Fisher (founder, Eileen Fisher, Inc.), Barbara Corcoran (founder and chairman, The Corcoran Group), and Pat Mitchell (president and CEO, PBS) Trailblazing women from other arenas such as politics (Ambassador Swanee Hunt), the military (Rear Admiral Deborah A. Loewer, USN), and sports (U.S. Olympian Marilyn King) Renowned thought leaders such as Riane Eisler, Rayona Sharpnack, Sally Helgesen, Peggy Klaus, Bruce Patton, Nancy J. Adler, and Gail Evans Leading-edge academics, activists, executives, entrepreneurs, and practitioners
In the era of high biological data throughput, biomedical engineers need a more systematic knowledge of the cell in order to perform more effective data handling. Epistemology of the Cell is the first authored book to break down this knowledge. This text examines the place of biological knowledge within the framework of science as a whole and addresses issues focused on the specific nature of biology, how biology is studied, and how biological knowledge is translated into applications, in particular with regard to medicine. The book opens with a general discussion of the historical development of human understanding of scientific knowledge, the scientific method, and the manner in which scientific knowledge is represented in mathematics. The narrative then gets specific for biology, focusing on knowledge of the cell, the basic unit of life. The salient point is the analogy between a systems-based analysis of factory regulation and the regulation of the cell. Each chapter represents a key topic of current interest, including: Causality and randomness Translational science Stochastic validation: classification Stochastic validation: networks Model-based experimentation in biology Epistemology of the Cell is written for biomedical researchers whose interests include bioinformatics, biological modeling, biostatistics, and biological signal processing.
The Era of Uncertainty: Global Investment Strategies for Inflation, Deflation, and the Middle Groundby Katherine Krantz Francois Trahan
Macroeconomic Investment Strategies for an Era of EconomicUncertainty "Over the years, François' insightful analysesof the business cycle has led to market calls that have bothbenefitted investors on the upside and (more important to many)protected them from losses on the downside. François'incredible track record in successfully interpreting the trendsthat can be found in leading indicators and other macroeconomicdata have also led to his well deserved reputation as an expert insector rotation - providing investors on both the long and shortside of the market opportunities to profit from his ideas. In myopinion, his most important and influential macro prediction todate was his call in the middle of the last decade when hepredicted that the worst housing crisis in American history wouldsoon be upon us, and that it would have far-ranging implicationsfor both the global economy and world financial markets."
Thoroughly revised and updated, this second edition of the classic book The Essential Department Chair is comprehensive and up-to-date. The new edition incorporates many timely topics and is now truly more than a guide--it's a much-needed desk reference, a book that includes "everything you need to know to be a department chair." The book contains a wealth of new case studies and shows new department chairs how the guidelines would perform in a real-life situation.
A unique travel memoir, The Scent Trail charts a woman's journey as she explores the magic and history behind the ingredients of her own bespoke perfume.<P><P>When Celia Lyttelton visits a bespoke perfumer in London, she enters the heady and exotic world of scent. On a London backstreet she is transported to a world made up of thousands of oils, unguents and balms -- all hidden away in an old Chinese medicine chest.And so begins Celia's remarkable quest to discover the origin, history and culture of the many ingredients that make up her unique custom-made perfume. It is a quest that will take her from Tuscany to Morocco, from Sri Lanka to Tibet, from the peasants and farmers growing their own crops and the traders who sell to the perfume houses, to the "noses" who create the scents and the marketing kings involved in this billion dollar industry. As Celia explores the mythology, history and culture behind ingredients such as jasmine, nutmeg, musk and ambergris, she paints a vivid portrait of this mysterious, sensual world, conjuring up the people she has met and the places she has visited on her scent trail.
In her mid-30s and recently widowed, Sky Taylor left the big city for Pigeon Cove, a hamlet off the Massachusetts coast. Sky is re-adapting to single life-with a newspaper column and her knack for creative cleaning increasingly in demand. Then she discovers a patron of the Millwood Inn permanently checked-out. Now Sky's juggling the police chief's questions with advances from the newest-and handsomest-crime reporter in town. But if she wants to clear her name, she has some scouring to do.
From custom blended oils to relaxing spa services, the store Venus Envy takes care of all the beauty needs of Gull Harbor, Washington. Behind the counter is Persia Vanderbilt, a woman with a nose for mixing scents--and a mind for solving murder.
Thunder Rose vows to grow up to be more than just big and strong, thank you very kindly--and boy, does she ever! But when a whirling storm on a riotous rampage threatens, has Rose finally met her match?
For the fanciest girl around, the outdoors are out of this world! Fancy Nancy and her best friend, Bree, set out to explore the fascinating world of wildflowers, trees, leaves, birds, and, of course, butterflies in their exclusively glamorous Explorers' Club.<P><P> With recipes for pinecone bird feeders and extra-fancy lemonade, an official club bird, and an exclusive map of the territory, Fancy Nancy is one Explorer Extraordinaire! Take a look at Nancy's very own enlightening discoveries and find out just how fancy the outdoors can be!
When a Massachusetts boy is accused of mass murder, his socially prominent grandmother, who hires Spenser to investigate, is convinced of his innocence. But Spenser isn't convinced of anything--except that there's trouble ahead...
Neil and Sarah are the ultimate happy couple. Until, that is, Neil's new job leaves Sarah alone to juggle the baby, domestic drudgery, and her own career. <P><P>When Neil fails to come home one night, Sarah rushes home to her mother, who has always wished that Sarah had married her childhood sweetheart, the fabulously rich lawyer Colin, who has coincidentally reappeared in her life. The stage is set for divorce, but Neil has other ideas. Distraught at the prospect of losing Sarah and recognizing what an idiot he has been, he enrolls in an experimental "School for Husbands," a clinic aimed at helping hopeless spouses mend their ways. But will its intensive tuition in everything from emotional self-expression to putting the toilet seat down be enough to get Neil back together with his wife? Not if Colin and Sarah's mother have anything to do with it.
Ever since Julie's family moved, she has been very homesick. But when Storm, an Old English Sheepdog magically appears, Julie can't stop smiling. Julie and her new friend have a blast together at puppy training school.
When Amery Hardwick first met martial arts master Ronin Black, she wasn't ready for the primal urges his sensual rope artistry released in her. As it turned out Amery and Ronin were made for each other. <P><P>But when they head to Japan for a delayed honeymoon and Ronin's annual training with his sensei, Amery struggles to adapt to the foreign customs as well as running her burgeoning business from afar. But culture shock is the least of her worries when faced with the changes in Ronin--it feels as if she's married a stranger. Caught between his sensei's demands and pleasing his wife, Ronin is at war with himself over choosing advancement in his jujitsu training, or staying at home with the woman who owns his heart and soul. As the limits of their relationship are tested once again, Ronin and Amery discover that they both have a lot to learn about each other....and what it takes to build a love that'll pass all life's little tests. Includes a preview of the new Mastered series novel, Unraveled. Praise for Lorelei James "A must read for anyone craving more kink in their romance."--*Tara Sue Me, New York Times bestselling author "No one writes contemporary erotic romance better than Lorelei James."--# 1 New York Times Bestselling Author Maya Banks "Sweet, seductive, and romantic."--New York Times bestselling author Jaci Burton Lorelei James is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Mastered Series novels, Unraveled, Unwound, and Bound, as well as the Blacktop Cowboys novels which include Wrangled and Tangled, Hillbilly Rockstar, and Corralled. Her books have won the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award, as well as the CAPA Award. Lorelei lives in western South Dakota with her family...and a whole closetful of cowgirl boots.
Before Robert Silverberg won multiple Hugo and Nebula awards and became Grand Master of science fiction, he was a young man learning the art and craft of writing the genre.<P><P> In Science Fiction: 101, Silverberg reveals the roots of modern science fiction with thought-provoking essays about some of the field's most groundbreaking stories--included in this volume--which inspired him and taught him to write. These insightful analyses, along with the skills and strategies Silverberg developed to build his successful career, make this an indispensable volume for readers interested in science fiction history. Featuring Thirteen Classic Stories by Brian W. Aldiss, Alfred Bester, James Blish, Philip K. Dick, Damon Knight, C. M. Kornbluth, Henry Kuttner, C. L. Moore, Frederik Pohl, Bob Shaw, Robert Sheckley, Cordwainer Smith, and Jack Vance
Anok Wati, a young warrior of the streets, strikes a pact with an ancient and forbidden god who gives him a seemingly impossible task. <P><P>To unravel the mysteries of the past and avenge his father's death, Anok must join the sinister cult of the snake-god Set--and destroy them from within.
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