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The Gamification Toolkit

by Dan Hunter Kevin Werbach

Take your gamification efforts to the next levelWhen The Economist covered Kevin Werbach and Dan Hunter's new book For the Win in 2012, they referred to gamification as a "management craze." Since then, gamification has proved to be much more than a fleeting fad: it is a global movement. For the Win has been published globally in English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Spanish, and more than a quarter of a million people have taken Werbach's gamification course on Coursera.Now, in their new ebook The Gamification Toolkit, Werbach and Hunter go deeper into the key game elements and provide you with the tools to take gamification to the next level. This brief but comprehensive ebook is a user's guide to help you build a game-for the win.

Boston Blackie

by Jack Boyle

Boston Blackie is the novelization of a group of pulp short stories by Jack Boyle (1881-1928). Blackie, an ex-con with a college education, is a jewel thief based in San Francisco, who outwits the cops with the help of his wife Mary. The character was altered for a later series of popular films and radio shows to become a "reformed" jewel thief turned private eye.

Guys Like Me

by Howard Curtis Dominique Fabre

"Fabre is a genius of these nuanced, interior moments ... The story Fabre tells is that of every one of us: looking for meaning in the mundane, moving through our lives, our interactions, as if through the fabric of a dream ... How do we live? it asks to consider. And: What does our existence mean?"--Los Angeles Times"Guys Like Me is a short, arresting tale that ...not only offers keen insights into the mind of its middle-aged protagonist, but also provides the reader with a unique tour of what everyday life in the low-key suburbs of Paris must truly be like."--Typographical Era"Readers will take pleasure in this well-told tale with a satisfying ending."--Publishers Weekly"The setting may be Paris, but it's not the Paris of grand avenues and pricey cafés. In fact, Fabre's hero is a recognizable everyman, from any country."-Library JournalA smile like a soft flash of light . . . travels through this moving novel and tells, in words that are muted and profoundly humane, of life as it is."-Le Monde"Fabre speaks to us of luck and misfortune, of the accidents that make a man or defeat him. He talks about our ordinary disappointments and our small moments of calm. Fabre is the discreet megaphone of the man in the crowd."-Elle"In this novel one finds the intimate geography of an author who lays bare the essence of Paris and its outskirts."-La Quinzaine littéraireDominique Fabre, born in Paris and a lifelong resident of the city, exposes the shadowy, anonymous lives of many who inhabit the French capital. In this quiet, subdued tale, a middle-aged office worker, divorced and alienated from his only son, meets up with two childhood friends who are similarly adrift, without passions or prospects. He's looking for a second act to his mournful life, seeking the harbor of love and a true connection with his son. Set in palpably real Paris streets that feel miles away from the City of Light, Guys Like Me is a stirring novel of regret and absence, yet not without a glimmer of hope.Dominique Fabre, born in 1960, writes about people living on society's margins. He is a lifelong resident of Paris, France. His previous novel, The Waitress Was New, was also translated into English.

Who Is Martha?

by Arabella Spencer Marjana Gaponenko

"A sweet, sad, sunny meditation on birds and music and the gentle approach of death."- John Rockwell, former New York Times arts critic and editor and founding director of Lincoln Center Festival"A book like a fantastic party, as unshakeable as a child's faith. . . . Astonishes to the very end."-Neue Zürcher Zeitung"With layers of inventive language, vividly drawn characters, history, music, birds, love, loneliness, and wisdom, this is a brilliant book, rich and satisfying as a Viennese torte."-Sy Montgomery, author of Birdology"A celebration of creation and all its wonders, full of the joy of life."-Der Spiegel"A work of unbridled imagination. Marjana Gaponenko is exuberantly talented, and here she pulls out all the stops."-Die Welt"A panorama of twentieth century Central European history."-Citation for the 2013 Adelbert von Chamisso PrizeIn this rollicking novel, 96-year-old ornithologist Luka Levadski foregoes treatment for lung cancer and moves from Ukraine to Vienna to make a grand exit in a luxury suite at the Hotel Imperial. He reflects on his past while indulging in Viennese cakes and savoring music in a gilded concert hall. Levadski was born in 1914, the same year that Martha - the last of the now-extinct passenger pigeons - died. Levadski himself has an acute sense of being the last of a species. He may have devoted much of his existence to studying birds, but now he befriends a hotel butler and another elderly guest, who also doesn't have much time left, to share in the lively escapades of his final days. This gloriously written tale, in which Levadski feels "his heart pounding at the portals of his brain," mixes piquant wit with lofty musings about life, friendship, aging and death.Marjana Gaponenko was born in 1981 in Odessa, Ukraine. She fell in love with the German language as a young girl, and began writing in German when she was sixteen. She now lives in Vienna and Mainz.

My Spirit Took You In

by Christine Wicker Louise Troh

Louise Troh-fiancée of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first man ever to die of Ebola in America-breaks her silence about her experience in this deeply moving memoir, chronicling the decade-long love story that starts in Liberia and ends in an isolation ward in Dallas, Texas.

Crackling Mountain and Other Stories

by James A. O'Brien Osamu Dazai

Crackling Mountain and Other Stories features eleven outstanding works by Osama Dazai, widely regarded as one of the twentieth-century Japan's most gifted writers and a master teller of tales. Dazai experimented with a wide variety of short story styles and brought to each a sophisticated sense of humor, a broad empathy for the human condition, and a tremendous literary talent. The eleven stories in this collection present the most fully rounded portrait available of a tragic, multifaceted genius of modern Japanese letters.

The Tao of Philosophy

by Alan Watts

The Tao of Philosophy is a literary adaptation of talks selected to introduce the new "Love of Wisdom" series to today's audiences. The following chapters provide rich examples of the way in which the philosophy of the Tao is as contemporary today as it was when it flourished in China thousands of years ago. Perhaps most significantly, these selections offer modern society a clearerunderstanding of what it will take for a successful reintegration of humans in nature.

The Café Spice Cookbook

by Jack Turkel Hari Nayak

"Cookbook consumers are always hungry for simple, accessible recipes that deliver authentic flavor, and this volume makes it easy for today's health-conscious home cooks to prepare light and fresh versions of classic dishes like chicken tikka masala." - Publishers WeeklyThis easy-to-follow Indian cookbook allows home chefs to recreate their favorite dishes with delicious results. The name "Hari Nayak" is rapidly becoming synonymous with all-natural Indian cooking, due in large part to his collaboration with Cafe Spice, the quick-serve restaurant chain and line of "Meals to Go" for which he is Culinary Director. The Cafe Spice Cookbook provides devotees with the recipes and tips they need to prepare healthy and authentic Indian dishes, using ingredients available at any supermarket or health food store, for that Cafe Spice taste without having to run to the prepared foods isle or nearest location.So how did Nayak turn delicious and wholesome Indian food into an American success story? As a young boy, he watched his grandmother grind fresh spices in the traditional stone mortar, heard the splutter of curry leaves being thrown into hot oil, and knew that making good food was his destiny. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, he met restaurateur Sushil Malhotra, founder of Cafe Spice. Today, his Cafe Spice recipes are in the hot bars and refrigerators of a range of outlets nationwide, including Whole Foods Market, Amazon Fresh and Costco, a number of college campuses such as UMASS, MIT, Tulane, and KU and corporate dining courts like Chrysler and JP Morgan Chase. Cookbook consumers are always hungry for simple, accessible recipes that deliver authentic flavor, and The Cafe Spice Cookbook makes it easy for today's health-conscious home cooks to prepare light and fresh versions of classic dishes like Chicken Tikka Masala or Shrimp and Mango Curry as well as a bounty of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free recipes.Indian recipes include:Shrimp Stuffed PappadumChickpea Curry with Sweet PotatoOkra MasalaPaneer with Creamed SpinachLobster KhadaiTandoori Spiced Roasted ChickenPork VindalooTomato and Curry Leaf QuinoaNaan BreadMilk Dumplings in Saffron Syrup

Keep Calm ... It's Just Real Estate

by Egypt Sherrod Amber Noble Garland

Egypt Sherrod knows how to take nervous prospective home-buyers by the hand and lead them through the process. She does it every week as host of HGTV's highly-rated show, Property Virgins. Now she translates her reassuring personality onto the page, with this "No-Stress" guide to buying a home. Egypt takes readers through, simplifying all the many steps of the process, and giving them invaluable information, including: -Top ten things to consider before buying a home -How sticking with one agent works in your favor -Eight ways to be an attractive homebuyer on paper, and ease the mortgage-approval process. -What to do in a bidding war -Why you should NEVER overlook the home inspection -And much more! Egypt blends her professional know-how and her personable touch with this down-to-earth guide, providing plenty of anecdotes, handy lists, and even a glossary to ensure that readers keep calm. . . and experience the thrill of home ownership.

Midnight Sins

by Cynthia Eden

"Edgy and compelling...sizzles." --Alyssa DayEyeing the gorgeous blond nightclub singer, Atlanta detective Todd Brooks feels sure there's a higher power somewhere. But a twisted killer is leaving a trail of bodies in seedy hotel rooms across town. The male victims show no wounds--it's as if the life was simply drained from them. And right now, the mysterious Cara Firon is Todd's only suspect. Cara knows it's foolish to be so drawn to a man who thinks she's a murderer. She also knows Detective Brooks would find the truth even harder to swallow. Cara is one of the Others, a race of powerful, paranormal creatures who live among humans. Cara's particular abilities make men putty in her hands--all except this rugged, sexy-as-hell detective. But now someone, or something, has singled Cara out for serious payback. . .

Til Dirt Do Us Part

by Edith Maxwell

The produce is local--and so is the crime--when long-simmering tensions lead to murder following a festive dinner on Cam Flaherty's farm. It'll take a sleuth who knows the lay of the land to catch this killer. But no one ever said Cam wasn't willing to get her hands dirty. . . Autumn has descended on Westbury, Massachusetts, but the mood at the Farm-to-Table Dinner in Cam's newly built barn is unseasonably chilly. Local entrepreneur Irene Burr made a lot of enemies with her plan to buy Westbury's Old Town Hall and replace it with a textile museum--enough enemies to fill out a list of suspects when the wealthy widow turns up dead in a neighboring farm. Even an amateur detective like Cam can figure out that one of the resident locavores went loco--at least temporarily--and settled a score with Irene. But which one? With the Fall harvest upon her, Cam must sift through a bushelful of possible killers that includes Irene's estranged stepson, her disgruntled auto mechanic, and a fellow CSA subscriber who seems suspiciously happy to have the dead woman out of the way. The closer she gets to weeding out the culprit, the more Cam feels like someone is out to cut her harvest short. But to keep her own body out of the compost pile, she'll have to wrap this case up quickly. Praise For A Tine To Live, A Tine To Die "Absorbing. . . Builds to an exciting climax. " --Publishers Weekly "A fresh new voice on the cozy mystery scene, Edith Maxwell serves up a tasty plot and a bumper crop of colorful characters in her debut novel, A Tine to Live, A Tine to Die. Fans of Sheila Connolly and Dorothy St. James will be happy to discover a smart, new sleuth who isn't afraid to get her hands dirty. " --Rosemary Harris, Anthony and Agatha Award-nominated author of Pushing Up Daisies "Another topically relevant cozy debut. " --Library Journal "A sparkling read. It's a down on the farm murder mystery with a bumper crop of locally grown suspects and red herrings. " --Reed Farrel Coleman, three-time Shamus Award-winning author of Gun Church "With an insider's look at organic farming and a loyal, persistent heroine, Maxwell offers a series that cozy mystery fans will root for. " --Lucy Burdette, author of Death in Four Courses

Family of Lies

by Mary Monroe

"New York Times "bestselling author Mary Monroe weaves a stunning portrait of a family immersed in deceit . . . and the women whose happiness depends on the secrets they keep. . . After growing up poor in Texas, Vera Lomax used every gold-digging trick in the book to land a rich husband. Now living in the lap of luxury in San Francisco, her only job is to fawn over her much-older husband, so it's been easy for her to balance a life of shopping and affairs with younger men with a major secret: the sixteen-year bribery of one of her husband's mistresses to keep her pregnancy under wraps. Vera figures that a little hush money every month will ensure her husband's fortune is hers alone. . . Unfortunately for Vera, Sarah Cooper is the child Kenneth Lomax always wanted. When the father she never knew shows up at her mother's funeral to claim her, it's a fairy tale journey from the ghetto to a mansion on a hill. But Sarah's life is not as carefree as her father wants it to be . . . because Sarah knows from the start that her step-mother is as two-faced as they come. And after losing all the family she's ever known, she wants a life that's richer than what Vera's got planned for her. Neither woman can be sure who will win Kenneth's heart and fortune. But as Vera and Sarah scheme to get what they want, everyone they know will be choosing sides, taking chances, and gambling it all to come out on top. . . Praise for the novels of Mary Monroe"Once again, Monroe displays her gift as a marvel with this sensational novel. " --"RT Book Reviews "on "Lost Daughters""Reminiscent of Zora Neale Hurston, but the story has a bizarre, violent edge a la Stephen King. . . a candid portrayal of the cold-blooded yet fascinating Mama Ruby. " --"Publishers Weekly "on "The Upper Room""Monroe's style, like her characters, is no-holds-barred earthy. . . . Monroe's characters deal with their situations with a weary worldliness and fatalism that reveal their vulnerability as well as their flaws. " --"Booklist "on "Mama Ruby""Another witty and wise installment to her God series. . . If this raunchy and rambunctious book is any indication, Monroe's series has a lot of life left in it. " --"Publishers Weekly "on "God Ain't Through Yet""A fast-paced, sexy, tense story that will make readers think twice before getting tangled up in an affair. " -- "Booklist "on "God Ain't Blind""Readers are left on edge. . . Monroe once again skillfully delivers a crafty story wrapped around a host of heartwarming characters battling everyday struggles and obstacles, even as she entertains readers with spurts of unexpected comedy and tragedy. " --"Library Journal "on "God Don't Play""A highly satisfying page-turner--and one that will stand out. " --"Publishers Weekly "on "God Don't Like Ugly"

Get A Clue

by Jill Shalvis

And You Think You've Had A Bad Day<P><P> City girl Breanne Mooreland gets left at the altar, takes the flight from hell to her honeymoon--alone--loses her luggage, and ends up snowed in at a Sierra mountains lodge run by the kookiest staff this side of the Addams Family. Oh, and there's a gorgeous naked man taking a shower in her suite who says he isn't going anywhere. That's just the first 24 hours...<P> Burned-out vice cop Cooper Scott is in serious need of this vacation, and he's not about to give up the only available room because an upset--okay, make that insane--woman is having a conniption fit. They'll just have to make the best of it--her side of the bed versus his. But when Cooper wakes up kissing the long, leggy Breanne, he wants to show her exactly what the honeymoon suite is intended for. But that will have to wait, because a screaming Breanne has just stumbled on a very dead body. So much for vacation...

Taking Care of Business

by Lutishia Lovely

Lutishia Lovely cooks up a riveting portrait of a trailblazing family expanding their booming soul food dynasty. . . After a long bout of misfortune, betrayal, and broken hearts, the Livingstons and their soul food empire are thriving. Toussaint Livingston is the Food Network darling, Malcolm Livingston's BBQ Soul Smoker is still the toast of QVC, and Bianca Livingston's brainchild TOSTS--Taste Of Soul Tapas Style--is a sizzling sensation on L. A. 's Sunset Strip. It seems that nothing can stop the progress of this third generation--until a dish called trouble gets added to the menu. Jefferson Livingston is the only sibling who feels he hasn't made his mark, a fact for which he partly blames Toussaint. But with a recent promotion and a sexy new assistant, Jefferson is ready to show his cousin just how big a mistake he made. Then a fire breaks out, an old enemy rears his ugly head, and a stranger threatens the family's legacy. Jefferson and Toussaint must now work together to keep the dynasty from falling apart. Can they put their differences aside long enough to take care of business? There's only one way to find out. . . . "A great new taste in the literary world. " --Carl Weber

Lifestyles of the Rich and Shameless

by Kiki Noire Swinson

Shamelessly Rich KIKI SWINSON Exclusive parties, high-end rides, designer everything--for Virginia Beach heiress Megan Rich, it's just an ordinary day. And one taste of Eric Chambers' thug loving has her spending like crazy to keep him primed, hot, 'n ready. But when her parents cut off the cash flow, this poor little bad girl makes a dangerous, life-changing choice. . . Puttin' Shame in the Game NOIRE Zsa Zsa, Malisha, and Kiki will do anything for a man who'll pay their bills and keep them in the style every trophy wife deserves. These gorgeous sistahs are using every lie, trick, and scheme in the book to seduce wealthy NYC police officer Noble into making one of them his one and only. But sometimes the only way to win is to know when to walk away. . .

No Mercy

by John Gilstrap

Reprint Edition."The launch of a really exciting series." -Joseph Finder "No Mercy will leave you breathless." --Harlan CobenWhen those inside the corridors of power need help outside the law, they know who to call. Jonathan Grave, covert rescue specialist, always gets results. No names. No feds. No trace evidence. When an Indiana college student is abducted, Jonathan and his team of ace operatives unravel a deadly scheme the government wants ignored. Someone wants to control a devastating secret. Someone rich, powerful, and willing to kill anyone to get it. Even the people Jonathan loves most. Praise for John Gilstrap "One of the finest thriller writers on the planet." --Tess Gerritsen"If you like Vince Flynn and Brad Thor, you'll love John Gilstrap." --Gayle Lynds"Gilstrap pushes every thriller button."--San Francisco Chronicle"When you pick up a Gilstrap novel you are going to be entertained at a high rate of speed." --Suspense Magazine160,000 Words

Desperate

by Daniel Palmer

"Palmer burnishes his status as one of today's best thriller writers with this emotionally gripping and steel-trap plotted standalone. Palmer is so successful at getting readers to invest in Gage that his travails are almost too painful to read about. " --Publishers Weekly (starred review) "This is one of those thrillers where you know something is going on, and the writer gives you plenty of clues, but there are still some twists and turns he keeps hidden away until just the right moment. A smartly constructed tale that operates on multiple levels. " - Booklist "Fans of well-crafted Hitchcock-like thrillers will enjoy Desperate. " - Associated Press "If you've somehow missed reading Daniel Palmer, it's time to -- pardon the pun -- get Desperate. " --Harlan Coben, #1 New York Times bestselling author Brimming with suspense and unrelenting twists, acclaimed author Daniel Palmer's latest thriller delves into the waking nightmare of a well meaning couple whose biggest--and most ordinary--dream has gone terrifyingly awry. . . Gage Dekker still blames himself for the car accident that claimed the lives of his first wife and young son. Then he meets Anna, who understands grief all too well. Within a year, Gage and Anna are married, his career is thriving, and both feel ready to become parents once more. After a heartbreaking miscarriage, they begin the long adoption process, until fate brings Lily into their lives. Young, pregnant, and homeless, Lily agrees to give her baby to Gage and Anna in exchange for financial support. It's the perfect arrangement for everyone. Seeing his wife's happiness and optimism for their new life and child, Gage begins to feel a sense of hope he thought he'd lost forever. But something isn't right once Lily enters their lives. At work and at home, Gage is being sabotaged, first in subtle ways, then things take a more sinister turn. Every attempt he makes to uncover the truth only drives a wedge between him and Anna. Even as he's propelled toward an unthinkable choice to save his marriage and his job, Gage discovers that the most chilling revelations are still to come. . . Praise for the novels of Daniel Palmer Desperate"If you've somehow missed reading Daniel Palmer, it's time to--pardon the pun--get Desperate. " --Harlan Coben Stolen "Unrelentingly suspenseful. " --Publishers Weekly "A twisting, suspenseful chiller of a book. " --William Landay Helpless "Warning: once you start reading this novel, you will not stop!" -Lisa Gardner Delirious "Not just a great thriller debut, but a great thriller, period. " --Lee Child

Tripwire

by Lee Child

A stranger looking for ex-military cop Jack Reacher is murdered. Now Reacher follows the man's cold trail back to where he came from--and into Reacher's own haunted past.

The Ruby Circle

by Richelle Mead

The epic conclusion to Richelle Mead's New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series is finally here...Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets--and human lives.After their secret romance is exposed, Sydney and Adrian find themselves facing the wrath of both the Alchemists and the Moroi in this electrifying conclusion to Richelle Mead's New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series. When the life of someone they both love is put on the line, Sydney risks everything to hunt down a deadly former nemesis. Meanwhile, Adrian becomes enmeshed in a puzzle that could hold the key to a shocking secret about spirit magic, a secret that could shake the entire Moroi world.

Cactus Thorn

by Afterword By Mary H. Austin Melody Graulich Foreword

Set primarily in the lonesome southwest desert lands of the 1920s, this previously unpublished novella is a powerful story in which landscape reflects and defines character. In this beautifully written tale, a promising young politician, Grant Arliss, flees from his complicated and pressure-ridden life in New York City to the serenity of the desert's open spaces, finding a love and a landscape that will change his life. The foreword and afterword add a great deal of context. Despite the note in the foreword that errors had been removed from the manuscript, some remained. Those errors are left in this digital copy.

Manufacturing of Pharmaceutical Proteins

by Stefan Behme

Structured like a textbook, the second edition of this reference covers all aspects of biopharmaceutical manufacturing, including legal and regulatory issues, production facility design, and quality assurance, with a focus on supply chain management and regulations in emerging markets and cost control. The author has longstanding industrial expertise in biopharmaceutical production and years of experience teaching at universities. As such, this practical book is ideal for use in academia as well as for internal training within companies.

Google Analytics Integrations

by Daniel Waisberg

Turn Google Analytics into a centralized marketing-analysis platform Are you looking to get more useful data about your customers' behavior? Google Analytics Integrations paves the way. Written by Google expert Daniel Waisberg, this step-by-step guide shows you how to integrate and analyze AdWords, Webmaster Tools, AdSense, YouTube, DoubleClick, and other tools using the Google Analytics interface. Many marketers are still seeing only a single part of their visitors' interaction with their business, rather than all the factors and data that affect their websites and apps. This happens mainly because data is scattered over multiple data silos, making it hard for professionals to integrate all sources of information into one place. Google Analytics Integrations offers practical and easy-to-implement guidance on getting around those tricky roadblocks, arming you with the know-how to capture the information you need to get to know your customer base and make your brand grow. Includes best practices for setting up the Google Analytics interface Offers proven techniques to gather clean and accurate customer data Provides straightforward guidance on keeping the implementation under control Shows you how to integrate and import all of your data into Google Analytics You will learn proven techniques to gather clean and accurate data from the outset, as well as a straightforward way to keep the implementation under control, which is especially important for large enterprises. Harness the full power of Google Analytics to get better results and drive revenue with Google Analytics Integrations

Getting an IT Help Desk Job For Dummies

by Tyler Regas

Stand out in one of IT's fastest growing job markets If you're looking for a job in IT, the help desk is the heart and soul of most IT operations, and an excellent starting point for a promising career. With the help of Getting an IT Help Desk Job For Dummies, you'll gain the knowledge and know-how to cut through the confusion of navigating the Information Technology job market. IT can be intimidating to hopeful-yet-inexperienced job candidates, but this guide will help you find and land the job of your dreams. Through easy-to-follow explanations, authoritative information, and a bit of humor, Getting an IT Help Desk Job For Dummies serves as your thorough and approachable guide to maximizing your competitive edge in this booming market. The IT job market has continued to expand as technology matures and deepens its roots in business operations. This is good news for you! However, it makes it that much harder to get a job in IT, as recent grads and other professionals are practically stampeding to get their feet in the door of this rapidly expanding industry. Luckily, Getting an IT Help Desk Job For Dummies gives you an advantage by providing expert instruction on how to score an interview and secure a job offer, the skills needed to obtain and maintain an IT position, and authoritative information on how to establish a career path in the IT field. Explore careers in the IT Help Desk field and establish the path you want to follow Plan for post-education certifications and training to make yourself more marketable Get expert guidance for creating a winning resume and cover letter Prepare for your IT Help Desk interview Loaded with simple, straight-forward advice, Getting an IT Help Desk Job For Dummies is your all-in-one guide to starting your IT career on the right foot!

How to Calculate Options Prices and Their Greeks

by Pierino Ursone

A unique, in-depth guide to options pricing and valuing their greeks, along with a four dimensional approach towards the impact of changing market circumstances on options How to Calculate Options Prices and Their Greeks is the only book of its kind, showing you how to value options and the greeks according to the Black Scholes model but also how to do this without consulting a model. You'll build a solid understanding of options and hedging strategies as you explore the concepts of probability, volatility, and put call parity, then move into more advanced topics in combination with a four-dimensional approach of the change of the P&L of an option portfolio in relation to strike, underlying, volatility, and time to maturity. This informative guide fully explains the distribution of first and second order Greeks along the whole range wherein an option has optionality, and delves into trading strategies, including spreads, straddles, strangles, butterflies, kurtosis, vega-convexity , and more. Charts and tables illustrate how specific positions in a Greek evolve in relation to its parameters, and digital ancillaries allow you to see 3D representations using your own parameters and volumes. The Black and Scholes model is the most widely used option model, appreciated for its simplicity and ability to generate a fair value for options pricing in all kinds of markets. This book shows you the ins and outs of the model, giving you the practical understanding you need for setting up and managing an option strategy. * Understand the Greeks, and how they make or break a strategy * See how the Greeks change with time, volatility, and underlying * Explore various trading strategies * Implement options positions, and more Representations of option payoffs are too often based on a simple two-dimensional approach consisting of P&L versus underlying at expiry. This is misleading, as the Greeks can make a world of difference over the lifetime of a strategy. How to Calculate Options Prices and Their Greeks is a comprehensive, in-depth guide to a thorough and more effective understanding of options, their Greeks, and (hedging) option strategies.

WordPress 24-Hour Trainer

by George Plumley

The eagerly anticipated second edition, completely updated for WordPress 3.1As an open source content management system, WordPress allows users to easily build feature-rich web sites with no programming experience. This unique book-and-video package is a friendly, self-paced beginners guide to the latest release of WordPress. Lessons are focused on practical, everyday tasks that users will need to create and maintain their sites: entering new content, creating new pages, managing menus, making content search-engine friendly. Plus you'll find lots of tips based on years of experience teaching people to use WordPress.You'll also learn how to extend the functionality of WordPress by using the thousands of plugins available. Connecting to social media, creating membership and e-commerce sites, setting up events calendars, making your site mobile-friendly--these are just some of the plugins you'll be introduced to. Each lesson in the book is supplemented by an instructional video intended to enhance your learning experience. Plus, a trouble-shooting appendix addresses various issues to help you solve any challenges you may face.Note: As part of the print version of this title, video lessons are included on DVD. For e-book versions, video lessons can be accessed at wrox.com using a link provided in the interior of the e-book.

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