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Successful Project Management, Third Edition, covers the fundamentals of project management, focusing on practical skills you can apply immediately to complete projects on time, on budget, and on target! This book teaches you how to use proven strategies in large or small projects to clarify the objectives, avoid serious errors of omission, and eliminate costly mistakes. Gain the skills to: * Set measurable project objectives and create a practical plan to achieve them. * Manage the time, cost, and scope of the project. * Lead the project team and manage relationships effectively and productively across the spectrum of project stakeholders. Modern project management is a premier solution in business and nonprofit organizations. Project managers find success using a structured approach to project planning, scheduling, resourcing, decision making, and management. This book isn't just for project managers. Team members need to know how to carry out their part of the project, and business executives need to understand how they must support project management efforts in the organization. Now you can master the skills and techniques you need to bring projects in on schedule, and on budget, with Successful Project Management. No matter how complex or extensive your project, you'll understand how to exercise the strict planning, tracking, monitoring, and management techniques needed to stay on top of every project.
Successful Promotions Build Successful Brands takes a look at fourteen imaginative marketing decisions that have elevated mere products to the iconic status of brands.
The detailed, practical, step-by-step advice in this user-friendly guide will help students and researchers to communicate their work more effectively through the written word. Covering all aspects of the writing process, this concise, accessible resource is critically acclaimed, well-structured, comprehensive, and entertaining. Self-help exercises and abundant examples from actual typescripts draw on the authors' extensive experience working both as researchers and with them. Whilst retaining the user-friendly and pragmatic style of earlier editions, this third edition has been updated and broadened to incorporate such timely topics as guidelines for successful international publication, ethical and legal issues including plagiarism and falsified data, electronic publication, and text-based talks and poster presentations. With advice applicable to many writing contexts in the majority of scientific disciplines, this book is a powerful tool for improving individual skills and an eminently suitable text for classroom courses or seminars.
Does your child struggle with sleep at night, or with waking up and staying awake during the day? If so, you're not alone: 20-30% of children of all ages suffer from some form of sleep disturbance. In Successful Sleep Strategies for Kids, you'll read about the latest discoveries science has made in the field of sleep, and learn dozens of proven and effective ways to help your child get a better night's sleep and be more refreshed and alert during the day. These include: Avoiding exposure to common (yet surprising) things that wake your child's brain up and make it harder to fall asleep How spending too much time in bed can disrupt your child's sleep Training your child to fall asleep on his own (and in his own bed!) Why letting your sleep-deprived child sleep in late on the weekends can be a really bad idea Preventing sleepwalking, night terrors, and bed wetting ABOUT THE AUTHOR Dennis Rosen, MD is a pediatric pulmonologist and sleep specialist, Associate Medical Director of the Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders at Boston Children's Hospital, and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Rosen writes regularly for the medical press as well as for The New York Times and Boston Globe. His blog Sleeping Angels is mostly about children and their sleep, and he is writing a book about communication between patients and physicians which will be published in 2014.
Why are some types of societies more successful than others at promoting individual and collective well-being? Focusing on population health as an indicator of social success, this book opens up new perspectives on the ways in which social relations condition health and the public policies that address it. Based on four years of dialogue among scholars from diverse disciplines, it offers social epidemiologists broader views of the social determinants of health and social scientists a sense of the fascinating puzzles of population health. The chapters consider health inequalities in the developing, as well as developed, world. They locate their roots, not only in economic resources, but in the social resources provided by the institutions and cultural repertoires constitutive of social relations. They examine the AIDS epidemic in Africa, the sources of the health gradient, the role of collective imaginaries, destigmatization strategies, and the historical basis for effective health policies.
Successful Time Management is packed with proven tips and techniques to help you review and assess you time management and adopt new work practices to improve it. It includes great time-saving ideas, practical solutions and checklists, plus advice on: controlling paperwork; organizing your e-mail inbox; delegating and working with others; prioritizing to focus on key issues; getting and staying organized. Now in its thrid edition, this essential guide will help you minimize time-wasting and interruptions, and focus on the priority tasks that will lead to success in your job and career.
No matter how hard employees in the workplace try to get things done, there's never enough time. "Successful Time Management For Dummies" shows readers how to squeeze optimal efficiency-and satisfaction-out of their workday in order to: Reduce anxiety and stress in the workplace, identify and avoid time traps, create a time block schedule Establish and carry out priorities, establish deadlines and stick to them, cure the procrastination problem, recognize how human nature is usually the root cause of dwindling time, and pinpoint and combat the 20 most tenacious time-wasters.
This user-friendly, compact text presents the most necessary, useful skills and strategies for successful workplace writing. Based on the successful parent text, Successful Writing at Work, 8/e, the Concise Edition maintains a practical approach, an abundance of realistic situations and problems, real-world examples, and detailed guidelines for drafting, editing, and producing professional documents and graphics. The Second Edition features a contemporary, open, and user-friendly design, including a wider trim size to allow for marginal note-taking and many new and up-to-date visuals.
Successful negotiation requires a close understanding of their partner's culture, their feelings, habits and values. When planning to do business with suppliers and other partners in Asia, a thorough preparation is essential to avoid misunderstandings, confrontations and disappointments, and to ensure the mutually desired success. This book presents a complete communication and negotiation skills program with special focus on negotiation partners from the different regions of the Asian continent. Readers learn to negotiate the Chinese, the Indian or the Japanese way, and they learn to understand the ways Asians negotiate. Written by a cross-border author, both academician and practitioner, with plenty of experience from Eastern and Western cultures, this book is a valuable resource for anyone relying on business success with Asian partners.
"This is surely the best historical novel in many years," wrote Peter S. Prescott in Newsweek about Death of the Fox, George Garrett's unparalleled reentry, into the heart of the English Renaissance. His new novel, The Succession, is surely the finest since: a triumph of intellect and imagination that once more brilliantly re-creates Elizabethan England.After decades of rule, Elizabeth I lies dying. She has overcomes the Spanish, the Pope, power-hungry noblemen, even her beloved Essex. England is prospering under her; she is, they say, married to it. Who will succeed her? Who can? To read The Succession is to be plunged into the last days of this great age, to experience its humanity, color, pageantry, and drama; its grandeur, squalor, splendor, and folly. And to better imagine the procession that came before us (in any land) and the succession to follow.
In a comprehensive study of early Islamic history, Wilferd Madelung examines the conflict which developed after Muhammad's death for the leadership of the Muslim community. He pursues the history of this conflict through the reign of the four 'Rightly Guided' caliphs to its climax in the first inter-Muslim war. The outcome of the war, which marked the demise of the reign of the Early Companions, resulted in the lasting schism between Sunnite and Shi'ite Islam. Contrary to recent scholarly trends, the author brings out Ali's early claim to legitimate succession, which gained support from the Shi'a, and offers a convincing reinterpretation of early Islamic history. This book will make a major contribution to the debate over succession. Wilferd Madelung's book The Succession to Muhammad has been awarded the Best Book of the Year prize by the Islamic Republic of Iran for the year 1997.
A new novel from the acclaimed winner of the inaugural Man Booker International Prize for achievement in fiction. The Successor is a powerful political novel based on the sudden, mysterious death of the man who had been handpicked to succeed the hated Albanian dictator Enver Hoxha. The man who died was Mehmet Shehu, the presumed heir to the ailing dictator. The world was so certain that he was next in line that he was known as The Successor. And then, shortly before he was to assume power, he was found dead. Did he commit suicide or was he murdered? The Successor is simultaneously a page-turning mystery, a historical novel - based on actual events and buttressed by the author's private conversations with the son of the real-life Mehmet Shehu - and a psychological challenge to the reader to decide, How does one live when nothing is sure? The Successor seamlessly blends dream and reality, legendary past, and contemporary history, and proves again that Kadare stands alongside Marquez, Canetti, and Auster.
Make-or-break decisions involving millions of dollars are all in a day's work for Christian Gillette, chairman of Everest Capital, New York's most renowned private equity firm. He's taken on the toughest, most powerful, and often most dangerous adversaries and prevailed--all the while honing his skill for being cool under fire, literally. But now Gillette will be put to the ultimate test. He's offered the chance to seal a deal unlike any other, one that goes beyond boardrooms, balance sheets, and even Everest itself-one that will leave its mark on history. Gillette is no stranger to Jesse Wood, the first African American president of the United States, having been Wood's chosen running mate in his historic bid for the White House. Though still slightly upset over being dropped from the ticket at the eleventh hour, Gillette's not about to ignore the chief executive's summons to a top-secret meeting at Camp David. There, Wood drops a bombshell: The president of Cuba is dead. Cuba's communist regime has kept the dictator's demise hush while it races to fill the power vacuum. And the United States is poised to support a cabal of Cuban professionals plotting a coup. The President wants Gillette to meet with the conspirators and size up the chances for a successful capitalist revolution. But by no means can his mission be traced back to the White House. If anything goes wrong, Gillette is on his own. And if certain people have their way, something will go wrong. For the conspiracy to liberate Cuba isn't the only one afoot. Enemies in high places, who will go to any lengths to wreak revenge on Gillette and to unseat President Wood, have set in motion a campaign of deception, sabotage, and murder whose shockwaves will resonate from the streets of Havana to the Oval Office. But for Gillette, who has just named his alluring and ambitious protégé, Allison Wallace, as his successor at Everest, the greatest peril may lie much closer to home. The Successor is blue-chip Stephen Frey, marshaling his flawless instincts for edgy, provocative, breathtaking suspense with a master's touch.
Jackie Brighton's life as a succubus is going great: she's gone from mousy to bombshell, and although she has to have sex every forty-eight hours or die, she has two hot guys--the vampire Zane and the angel Noah--to scratch her Itch. But then her Itch accelerates to every twenty-four hours, and she's suddenly waking people's unconscious just by touching them. Something's out of control so she and Remy, her mentor, go on an adventure-filled road trip to New Orleans to consult with the oldest succubus in the United States. Jackie learns she's been cursed by a vampire queen--and reversing the curse demands a price she's not willing to pay.
Lily has what looks like the perfect life: a fabulous day job at a fashion magazine; a killer figure she can literally never lose; and a great group of girlfriends who are always there for her. Oh, and she also just-so-happens to be a succubus: an immortal demon who draws her power from other men's pleasure. Although working for the Devil does have it's perks, Lily's realising that serving up bad boys to the fiery pits of Hell is just getting . . . well, lonely. Just once, Lily would like to wake up...
The sexy heroine of "Succubus in the City," who doubles as a New York fashionista and soul-collector for Satan, returns for the second hot and hilarious adventure in a series tailor-made for fans of paranormal passion. Original.
A charming and bittersweet novel about falling in love, drifting apart, and realizing a terrible mistake.
A stellar line-up of young adult writers examines our relationship with beauty in stories that haunt, amuse, stir, and fascinate.
In 1954, revengeful over a man and her film prospects, Dolly Drake mailed a letter that ended her sister Eve Dearfield's movie career. Now in 1966, following Eve's death, her daughters, Annie and Laurel, have come to New York to develop their professions. But the sisters fall in love with the same man, and his decision will have serious consequences for all of them.
If you're not old enough to have lived through the folk scare, listening to folk music and reading this book will give you a sense of the time period and Greenwich Village. Joe Tally becomes involved in a murder of an up and coming folksinger.
In 1951, James Michener went to Korea to report on a little known aspect of America's stalemated war: navy aviators. His research inspired novel about these pilots became an overnight bestseller and, perhaps, the most widely read book ever written about aerial combat. Using Michener's notes, author David Sears tracked down the actual pilots to tell their riveting, true-life stories. From the icy, windswept decks of aircraft carriers, they penetrated treacherous mountain terrain to strike heavily defended dams, bridges, and tunnels, where well entrenched Communist anti-aircraft gunners waited to shoot them down. Many of these men became air combat legends, and one, Neil Armstrong, the first astronaut to walk on the moon. Such Men As Thesebrims with action-packed accounts of combat and unforgettable portraits of the pilots whose skill and sacrifice made epic history.
Devotion turns deadly in this second Gothic thriller from Kenneth Oppel.When does obsession become madness? Tragedy has forced sixteen-year-old Victor Frankenstein to swear off alchemy forever. He burns the Dark Library. He vows he will never dabble in the dark sciences again--just as he vows he will no longer covet Elizabeth, his brother's betrothed. If only these things were not so tempting. When he and Elizabeth discover a portal into the spirit world, they cannot resist. Together with Victor's twin, Konrad, and their friend Henry, the four venture into a place of infinite possibilities where power and passion reign. But as they search for the knowledge to raise the dead, they unknowingly unlock a darkness from which they may never return.
A hardened ex-cop with great instincts, a sharp eye, and a short fuse, Tony Valentine still catches crooks, but a very special breed of them. He nabs hustlers who rob casinos, and finds the fatal flaw that allowed the place to get ripped off in the first place. Sometimes that means biting the hand that feeds him, but Valentine isn't paid to sugarcoat the cold, hard truth. Along flashy strips and in seedy dives, if there's a game to be fixed, Valentine knows how to spot the tricks, the scams, the sleight of hand. And with his new case, there's definitely more on the table than meets the eye.Harry Smooth Stone, head of security at the Micanopy Indian Reservation Casino in South Florida, desperately needs Valentine's expertise. A blackjack dealer has rigged a game, dealt a player eighty-four winning hands in a row, and disappeared. Valentine's gut tells him a different story: that the runaway dealer is alligator food and his employers are keeping secrets.But the missing dealer is part of an even bigger, far deadlier scheme. Valentine's trail leads him to Rico Blanco, a ruthless gangster who once worked for John Gotti, his shady, elusive partner-in-crime, Victor Marks, and a bombshell named Candy Hart, a hooker with dreams of love, a combination tailored made to double-cross. It appears they have a con going down involving a cocky, filthy rich Brit and his millions of dollars. Valentine's challenge: to figure out how all the pieces of the seamy puzzle fit together . . . before his luck runs out and his life goes bust.In prose that sizzles with style and a wicked sense of humor, with plot twists that could cause whiplash, James Swain takes readers behind the neon-lit scenes of casinos and the gambling trade--and reveals a colorful cast of hustlers and con men, bookies and grifters. Make no mistake about it: on the crowded shelves of fiction, Sucker Bet is a sure thing.
Mina Hamilton's parents want her dead. (Or undead to be precise.) They're vampires, and like it or not, Mina must decide whether to become a vampire herself. But Mina's more interested in hanging out with best friend Serena and trying to catch the eye of the too-hot-for-high-school Nathan Able than in the vampire training classes she's being forced to take. How's a girl supposed to find the perfect prom date and pass third-year French when her mom and dad are breathing down her neck--literally?From the Trade Paperback edition.
The peanut-shaped planetoid of Ut was merely a punctuation mark in the universe, and barely that. In only a matter of U-Lotan standard days, this world would became the scene of one of the most peculiar natural disasters ever recorded. At noon one day in its deep rock bowl known as Shriek Loch, a mottled brown-and-white Shriek swam gracefully in chloral argon. arching its boneless- spidery body to hydro- clynamie perfection. Six webbed MOWN 1899 wark6d At its
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