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20/20 Money: See the Markets Clearly and Invest Better Than the ProsTo be a more successful investor, you need to see the investment landscape more clearly. 20/20 Money--from Fisher Investments Press--can help you achieve this goal.Designed to help you think differently about your investing choices, this reliable resource addresses new ideas and challenges widely held conventions. With 20/20 Money as your guide, you'll quickly learn how gaining a firm understanding of various concepts--from stock market and systems theory to neuroscience and psychology--can help you begin making better investment decisions. Along the way, you'll also discover some of the most successful strategies for thinking and learning, and how they can be applied to your investing endeavors.To become a better investor, you have to have the discipline to make tough choices--choices that may not always be in line with tradition or commonly accepted invested wisdom. But the approach outlined throughout these pages can help you gain the vision to begin making better-informed investment decisions.
"20" is a culmination of twenty years of excellence in short fiction writing. It celebrates the hopes, dreams, and individual successes of all the authors who participated in the contest through the past two decades. The Drue Heinz Literature Prize's mission supports and recognizes those writers brave enough to tackle the challenging genre of short fiction. The stories contained in this volume stand as proof: mission accomplished.
"The Sutra of Forty-Two Chapters" is a succinct summary doctrine by which Buddhism was introduced to China. Each of the 42 sutras begins with "the Buddha said". This particular sutra deals with "20 Difficult Things to Accomplish in this World" and Osho takes us through each verse, and dissects it line by line, never omitting to explain--in clear modern terms--the real meaning of the verses.
An inspiring exploration of how unorthodox business practices and the freedom to experiment can fuel innovation We're at a crossroads. Many iconic American companies have been bailed out or gone bankrupt; others are struggling to survive as digitization and globalization remake their industries. At the same time, the tectonic forces disrupting U.S. corporations-ubiquitous bandwidth and computing power, cheap manufacturing and distribution-have enabled large organizations to foster new innovations and products through experiments that are at once more aggressive and less risky than they would have been twenty years ago. At companies such as Google, employees are encouraged to spend 20% of their work time on projects they're personally interested in. Almost half of Google's new product launches have originated from this policy, including Gmail and AdSense. Now other companies have adopted the concept, providing them a path to innovation and profits at a time of peril and uncertainty and offering employees creative freedom when many are feeling restless. The 20% Doctrine is about goofing off at work, and how that goofing off can drive innovation and profit. Here Ryan Tate examines the origins and implementation of 20% time at Google, then looks at how other organizations such as Flickr, the Huffington Post, and even a school in the Bronx have adapted or reinvented the same overall concept, intentionally and serendipitously. Along the way, he distills a series of common themes and lessons that can help workers initiate successful 20% style projects within their own organizations. Only through a new devotion to the unhinged and the ad hoc can American businesses resume a steady pace of development and profitability.
As an adoptee, do you have mixed feelings about your adoption? If you do, you are not alone - adoptees often experience complex feelings of grief, anger, and questions about their identity. Sherrie Eldridge is an adoptee and adoption expert, and in this book she draws on her personal experiences and feelings relating to adoption as well as interviews with over 70 adoptees. Sherrie reveals how you can discover your own unique life purpose and worth, and sets out 20 life-transforming choices which you have the power to make. The choices will help you discover answers about issues such as: Why do I feel guilty when I think about my birth parents? Why can't I talk about the painful aspects of adoption? Where can I gain an unshakable sense of self-esteem? Sherrie also addresses the problem of depression among adoptees and common dilemmas such as if, when and how to contact a birth mother or father. This fully updated second edition includes new material on finding support online, contacting family through social media, and features three new chapters, including Sherrie's story of reuniting with her birth brother, Jon, in adulthood.
This book shows you how to take timeless storytelling structures and make them immediate, now, for fiction that's universal in how it speaks to the reader's heart and contemporary in detail and impact. Each chapter includes brief excerpts and descriptions of fiction from many times, many genres - myth and fairy tale, genre and mainstream fiction, film plots of all types, short story and novel. Find 20 fundamental plots that recur through all fiction - with analysis and examples - that outline benefits and warnings, for writers to adapt and elaborate in their own fiction.
Give your story a solid foundation-a plot that engages readers from start to finish! The best stories linger in the hearts and minds of readers for decades. These tales gain their power through plots that connect with the audience on both an emotional and intellectual level. Inside Ronald B. Tobias details these 20 time-tested plots. Each is discussed and analyzed, illustrating how a successful plot integrates all the elements of a story. Tobias then shows you how to use these plots effectively in your own work. Tobias then goes to the next level, showing you how to choose and develop plot in fiction. He shows you how to craft plot for any subject matter, so that you develop your work evenly and effectively. As a result, your fiction will be more cohesive and convincing, making your story unforgettable for readers everywhere. "Plot isn't an accessory that conveniently organizes your material according to some ritualistic magic. You don't just plug in plot like a household appliance and expect it to do its job. Plot is organic. It takes hold of the writer and the work from the beginning. " -Ronald Tobias
Less time. More results. It seems like diet and fitness experts keep upping the ante--asking us to push ourselves harder than ever to get results. <P><P>From cleansing and fasting to extreme, time-consuming workouts--since when did getting healthy become a full-time job?From his days as a trainer on The Biggest Loser, Brett Hoebel knows firsthand the struggles people face when it comes to weight loss--including lack of time. In The 20-Minute Body, he shares a revolutionary plan for weight loss based on the latest science of fitness, which shows us that the most effective way to burn fat and lose inches is to have a well-rounded diet and work out in short, efficient bursts.Brett identifies the biggest myths surrounding weight loss. First, that the best way to work out is to log lots of cardio hours. False. Recent studies prove that long cardio workouts are not effective: short sessions of high-intensity exercise burn more fat and build more muscle. When you train this way, you build metabolic muscle--lean muscle mass that helps your body burn calories even at rest. Metabolic muscle is the secret to a fast metabolism.Brett also debunks the myth that counting calories and cutting carbohydrates are effective ways to lose weight. Super-restrictive, low-calorie diets backfire and actually cause the body to store fat, not burn it. And carbs? Contrary to what most people think, carbs aren't evil. In fact, they are your body's favorite source of energy. It's not about giving up carbs--it's about choosing the right ones.With three different diet and fitness levels, a variety of high-intensity workouts, and delicious recipes that take 20 minutes or less to prepare, The 20-Minute Body is a full lifestyle plan for getting healthy and losing weight. Give Brett 20 days, and he will give you back your body--minus 20 inches.
For today's time-strapped manager or professional, setting aside time to brush up on key management skills is almost impossible. Luckily, Harvard Business Review's 20-Minute Manager Collection is here to help. Designed to get you up to speed quickly, with learnings you can apply immediately, this digital collection will help you sharpen the most essential business skills. This set includes full digital editions of all eight books in the series, including HBR's 20-Minute Managers on: Finance Basics, Presentations, Managing Projects, Delegating, Running Meetings, Managing Time, Managing Up, and Creating Business Plans. Each of these is primer on these necessary skills-all from the most trusted name in business. Whether you're looking for a crash course or a brief refresher, you'll find just what you need to succeed in the HBR 20-Minute Manager Collection. About the HBR 20-Minute Manager series: Get up to speed fast on essential business skills. Whether you're looking for a crash course or a brief refresher, you'll find just what you need in HBR's 20-Minute Manager series-foundational reading for ambitious professionals and aspiring executives. Each book is a concise, practical primer, so you'll have time to brush up on a variety of key management topics. Advice you can quickly read and apply, from the most trusted source in business.
$20 Per Gallon: How the Inevitable Rise in the Price of Gasoline Will Change Our Lives for the Betterby Christopher Steiner
Imagine an everyday world in which the price of gasoline (and oil) continues to go up, and up, and up. Think about the immediate impact that would have on our lives. Of course, everybody already knows how about gasoline has affected our driving habits. People can't wait to junk their gas-guzzling SUVs for a new Prius. But there are more, not-so-obvious changes on the horizon that Chris Steiner tracks brilliantly in this provocative work. Consider the following societal changes: people who own homes in far-off suburbs will soon realize that there's no longer any market for their houses (reason: nobody wants to live too far away because it's too expensive to commute to work). Telecommuting will begin to expand rapidly. Trains will become the mode of national transportation (as it used to be) as the price of flying becomes prohibitive. Families will begin to migrate southward as the price of heating northern homes in the winter is too pricey. Cheap everyday items that are comprised of plastic will go away because of the rising price to produce them (plastic is derived from oil). And this is just the beginning of a huge and overwhelming domino effect that our way of life will undergo in the years to come. Steiner, an engineer by training before turning to journalism, sees how this simple but constant rise in oil and gas prices will totally re-structure our lifestyle. But what may be surprising to readers is that all of these changes may not be negative - but actually will usher in some new and very promising aspects of our society. Steiner will probe how the liberation of technology and innovation, triggered by climbing gas prices, will change our lives. The book may start as an alarmist's exercise.... but don't be misled. The future will be exhilarating.
Marketing has changed dramatically since the four classic Ps of the marketing mix (price, product, promotion and place) were proposed. The new marketing landscape is characterised by the demand for constant innovation, rising pressure on budgets, the growth of social media and the impact of issues of sustainability and ethical issues. As the business landscape has transformed so have the fundamental areas marketers need to master to succeed.The 20 Ps of Marketing provides a thorough guide to marketers at all levels of the new elements of the marketing mix they need to contend with for business success including: planning; persuasion; publicity; positioning; productivity; partnerships; passion and more. Combining practical advice with case studies it covers brands that have changed the game through mastery of the 20 Ps such as H agen Daz and Sony, and others, such as Kodak, who got left behind.This essential guide to the current face of marketing strategy provides marketers with a thorough and valuable grounding to the new fundamentals of marketing.
Surrounded by possibility but unsure of your direction? You're not alone. If you're in your twenties, you're likely feeling the combination of the excitement of this defining decade and the pressure to figure out your entire life. The thrill of newfound independence and opportunity can be quickly squelched by worry, disillusionment, or disappointment. Like thousands of other twenty somethings, you may have experienced what life coach and quarter-life expert Christine Hassler calls an "Expectation Hangover?." This manifesto explores the all-important questions and life choices of these turbulent yet exciting years. Twenty somethings may commiserate about the challenges they face, but few resources offer practical lessons or suggestions. In these pages, quarter-life men and women tell their stories, sharing their successes and failures, along with their frustrations and realizations. The author's insightful commentary and "take away" suggestions provide the tools and skills you need to create change and direction in your life. You'll recognize and articulate your personal goals, paving the way to what you truly want.
In her groundbreaking first book, Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew, Sherrie Eldridge gave voice to the very real concerns of adopted children, whose unique perspectives offered unprecedented insight. In this all-new companion volume, Eldridge shifts her focus to parents, offering practical wisdom and advice on creating a loving, nurturing environment for your adopted child.
It's time to turn back the clock! In 20 YEARS YOUNGER, Bob Greene offers readers a practical, science-based plan for looking and feeling their best as they age. The cutting-edge program details easy and effective steps we can all take to rebuild the foundation of youth and enjoy better health, improved energy, and a positive outlook on life. The four cornerstones of the program are: an exercise regimen for fighting muscle and bone loss, a longevity-focused diet, sleep rejuvenation, and wrinkle-fighting skin care. Woven throughout the text is practical advice on changing appearances, controlling stress, staying mentally sharp, navigating medical tests, and much more. Readers will walk away with a greater understanding of how the body ages and what they can do to feel-and look-20 years younger.
Tired of your humdrum workday routine? Looking for a new an exciting career path that allows you to be your own boss and make your own rules? The 200 Best Home Businesses is the book for you. This completed revised and update 2nd edition profiles 200 of the best and most profitable businesses that you can run from your home Inside, you'll find jobs for your every interest, from Computer Programmer to Personal Chef. Each business profile provides you with all of the information you need to choose the business that's right for you: The pros and cons of each business; Estimated start up costs; Skills needed; Advertising tips; Expert advice from home business entrepreneurs. No matter what your interest or level of experience, you can take charge of your life, tap into your unique background and talents, and build a solid career for the future. The 200 Best Home Businesss, 2nd Edition shows you how!
Discover the 200 jobs with the best pay, fastest growth, and most openings for people with associate's, bachelor's, and higher degrees.
This book opens your eyes to the many career possibilities through apprenticeships and includes more than 60 "best jobs" lists and detailed descriptions of the 200 best apprenticeable jobs. The best apprenticeable jobs lists are organized by pay, growth through 2016, openings, 16 career clusters/interest areas
Both an instruction book and an engaging meditation on the joys of chess, this is the final work by one of the most successful chess writers of all time. Irving Chernev blends anecdotes with his observations on inspiring moves and combinations by well- and lesser-known players, including Troitzky, Réti, Kasparyan, Benko, Kubbel, Rinck, Grigoriev, and many others. Each example is introduced with a cue ("White to play and win") and includes the composer's name, the date of its original publication if available, a clear diagram with an algebraic grid, and the winning variation presented in algebraic notion. Chernev's sparkling text is complemented by introductions by national Master Bruce Pandolfini and Adam Hart-Davis, an editor who worked with Chernev and who helped assemble this posthumous publication.Appropriate for players at every level, 200 Brilliant Endgames promises to assist chess enthusiasts in sharpening their endgame skills and to enhance their pleasure and satisfaction in the game.
With food costs growing every year, many of us can do nothing but buy the same cheap ingredients each week, resulting in us eating the same old meals every day. However, with Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook: 200 Budget Meals this will become a thing of the past. This book shows you how to take these inexpensive ingredients and, with a bit of ingenuity and flair, turn them into sumptuous meals for any occasion. From soups and starters to suppers and desserts, there are 200 recipes for every chef on a shoestring budget, including clever variations and new ideas for delicious dishes. With tastebud-tingling photography and clear step-by-step instructions for every recipe, the only thing you need to worry about is which recipe to cook next!
200 Chocolate Recipes is part of Hamlyn's hugely successful All Colour Cookbook Illustrated series, which has sold over 1500,000 copies since its launch in 2008. Over 200 irresistable recipes to indulge your sweet tooth. Everyone needs to treat themselves from time to time, and there's no better way than with the world's most naughty-but-unbelievably-nice ingredient. From cakes and bakes to desserts and sweets, Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook: 200 Chocolate Recipes provides you with over 100 irresistible recipes to satisfy every sweet tooth, plus more than 100 clever variations and new ideas. Every recipe is illustrated and includes clear step-by-step instructions, making them suitable for any cook. Whether indulging yourself on the sofa or stunning guests with these tantalising dishes, you'll never need another chocolate recipe book again. Beautiful photographs and clear instructions make this book perfect for every cook. This book includes: Five Minute Fix; Chilled To Thrill; Hot Puddings; Special Occasion; Kids' Favourites; Goodies & Gifts To Go; Twists On Classics.
The essential companion for a mouthwatering Christmas, Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook: 200 Christmas Recipes contains delicious ideas for festive mealtimes, both traditional and alternative. Why not impress friends and family with roast goose with spiced apples and figs, roasted parsnips with thyme butter, or perhaps some ginger and hazelnut ice cream? The book also contains recipes for classic cakes and cookies, edible gifts and even left-over turkey - allowing you to banish those endless turkey sandwiches!
Over 200 all-new crochet stitches, embellishments and trims make this the one-stop shop for all creative crocheters. Every stitch is shown as a clear swatch to show the effect and texture, and the pattern is given both written and as an easy-to-follow diagram. Conveniently grouped crochet motifs, stitches and edgings allow for easy browsing and location of favorites. Teaches crafters how to make the best of the textural, 3D nature of crochet - perfect when fabrics and knitting just don't cut it!
Over 200 all-new crochet stitches, embellishments and trims make this the one-stop shop for all creative crocheters. Every stitch is shown as a clear swatch to show the effect and texture, and the pattern is given both written and as an easy-to-follow diagram. Conveniently grouped crochet motifs, stitches and edgings allow for easy browsing and location of favorites. Teaches crafters how to make the best of the textural, 3D nature of crochet ? perfect when fabrics and knitting just don't cut it!
Cupcakes are a delectably indulgent treat - and so quick and easy to make! From colourful cakes to keep the kids entertained to sophisticated recipes for special occasions - Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook: 200 Cupcakes has something for everyone. Why not treat yourself to some gorgeous mocha cupcakes or delight a friend on their birthday with some maple, pecan and white chocolate muffins? Each recipe is accompanied by easy-to-follow instructions and a full page colour photograph to ensure perfect results every time.
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