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The Business Skills Collection: 30 Minute Reads

by Nicholas Bate

Introducing the 30 minute reads e-book series! You're half an hour away from a pain free working life! So why not fill your down-time with some up-skilling? The average commute to work is 30 minutes. Why not kick start your New Year good intentions by using your commuting time to skill-up?! And with five books in the series you could have the most productive week of your life!Digitally native content optimized to be read on-screen Each book contains 10 short, sharp and to-the-point chapters, finishing with an 'Action Plan' with clear, super-structured, super-easy steps to no more pain!Brand new series of short form e-booksEach can be read in just 30 minutes!Covering core business skills and problems to make your work life more productive, less painful and more successful

Business Statistics: A Decision-Making Approach (8th edition)

by David F. Groebner Patrick W. Shannon Phillip C. Fry Kent D. Smith

A direct approach to business statistics, ordered in a signature step-by-step framework. Business Statistics uses a direct approach that consistently presents concepts and techniques in way that benefits readers of all mathematical backgrounds. This text also contains engaging business examples to show the relevance of business statistics in action. The eighth edition provides even more learning aids to help readers understand the material.

Business Statistics for Competitive Advantage with Excel 2010

by Cynthia Fraser

Exceptional managers know that they can create competitive advantages by basing decisions on performance response under alternative scenarios. To create these advantages, managers need to understand how to use statistics to provide information on performance response under alternative scenarios. This updated edition of the popular text helps business students develop competitive advantages for use in their future careers as decision makers. Students learn to build models using logic and experience, produce statistics using Excel 2010 with shortcuts, and translate results into implications for decision makers. The author emphasizes communicating results effectively in plain English and with compelling graphics in the form of memos and PowerPoints. Statistics, from basics to sophisticated models, are illustrated with examples using real data such as students will encounter in their roles as managers. A number of examples focus on business in emerging global markets with particular emphasis on China and India. Results are linked to implications for decision making with sensitivity analyses to illustrate how alternate scenarios can be compared. Chapters include screenshots to make it easy to conduct analyses in Excel 2010 with time-saving shortcuts expected in the business world. PivotTables and PivotCharts, used frequently in businesses, are introduced from the start. Monte Carlo simulation is introduced early, as a tool to illustrate the range of possible outcomes from decision makers' assumptions and underlying uncertainties. Model building with regression is presented as a process, adding levels of sophistication, with chapters on multicollinearity and remedies, forecasting and model validation, autocorrelation and remedies, indicator variables to represent segment differences, and seasonality, structural shifts or shocks in time series models. Special applications in market segmentation and portfolio analysis are offered, and an introduction to conjoint analysis is included. Nonlinear models are motivated with arguments of diminishing or increasing marginal response, and a chapter on logit regression models introduces models of market share or proportions. The Second Edition includes more explanation of hypothesis tests and confidence intervals, how t, F, and chi square distributions behave. The Data Files, Solution Files, and Chapter PowerPoints: The data files for text examples, cases, lab problems and assignments are stored on Blackboard and may be accessed using this link:https://blackboard.comm.virginia.edu/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp Instructors can gain access to the files, as well as solution files and chapter PowerPoints by registering on the Springer site: http://www.springer.com/statistics/business%2C+economics+%26+finance/book/978-1-4419-9856-9?changeHeader Business people can gain access to the files by emailing the author cfg8q@virginia.edu. https://blackboard.comm.virginia.edu/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp Instructors can gain access to the files, as well as solution files and chapter PowerPoints by registering on the Springer site: http://www.springer.com/statistics/business%2C+economics+%26+finance/book/978-1-4419-9856-9?changeHeader Business people can gain access to the files by emailing the author cfg8q@virginia.edu.

Business Statistics For Dummies

by Alan Anderson

Score higher in your business statistics course? Easy.Business statistics is a common course for business majors and MBA candidates. It examines common data sets and the proper way to use such information when conducting research and producing informational reports such as profit and loss statements, customer satisfaction surveys, and peer comparisons.Business Statistics For Dummies tracks to a typical business statistics course offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels and provides clear, practical explanations of business statistical ideas, techniques, formulas, and calculations, with lots of examples that shows you how these concepts apply to the world of global business and economics.Shows you how to use statistical data to get an informed and unbiased picture of the marketServes as an excellent supplement to classroom learningHelps you score your highest in your Business Statistics courseIf you're studying business at the university level or you're a professional looking for a desk reference on this complicated topic, Business Statistics For Dummies has you covered.

Business Storytelling For Dummies

by Lori L. Silverman Karen Dietz

Use storytelling to influence people and move them to actionNeed to get your point across? Get staff on board with change? Foster collaboration? Increase sales? Strengthen employee engagement? Build customer loyalty? Drive innovation and creativity? Capture best practices? Align people around a goal? Grow your business? Business Storytelling For Dummies can help you do this--and more. Pre-order your copy today through Amazon! Discover:Expert advice with real-world examplesProven case studies, tips, and templatesHow to get results by capturing, crafting, telling stories, and more

Business Strategy

by Patrick J. Stroh

Embrace strategies for improving your business and reaching your organization's goals"I wholeheartedly agree with Patrick Stroh: Good leaders understand strategy and good strategists need to be good leaders. Make this book a strategic tool for improving your business strategy." -- Harvey Mackay, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Swim With The Sharks Without Being Eaten AliveIn today's fast-moving and competitive business environment, strong leadership, insightful strategy, and effective innovation are critical links to staying ahead of your competition. Getting your business house in order can often be complicated, but does it really have to be? How do you take MBA 101 lessons, great models, and exceptional concepts and put them into play in the real world? Business Strategy: Plan, Execute, Win! strives to answers these questions in an educational and entertaining format. Working as a Fortune 20 practitioner with C-level executives, author Patrick Stroh has a keen understanding of the role played by current day strategists.With 5 chapters following the format of "All I Ever Needed to Learn About Business Strategy I Learned..." At the Movies, On the Farm, On Shark Tank, On Hell's Kitchen, and From the Bible, readers will gain valuable strategic insight regardless of industry, business maturity, or current business turbulence and how to apply these insights based on the factors impacting their own business. Each chapter ends with a One Chapter Conclusion, Two Gold Nuggets the reader is to write down and Three Additional Resources/Tools for more information, offering a practical roadmap to simplifying your success.

Business Stripped Bare

by Richard Branson

In his trademark charismatic and honest style, Richard Branson shares the inside track on some of his greatest achievements over 40 years in business as well as the lessons he has learned from his setbacks. In Business Stripped Bare he discusses why he took on one of the world's biggest superbrands, how he built Virgin Mobile USA into the fastest growing company in history to reach a billion dollars in revenue, faster than Microsoft, Google or Amazon. com, and how he is the only person in the world to have built seven billion-dollar companies from scratch in seven completely different sectors. Richard tells the story behind the launch of Virgin America, his new airline in the USA, how Virgin Galactic is set to initiate a new era of space tourism from a spaceport deep in the Mojave desert, and what he has learned about business from a diverse group of leaders, including Nelson Mandela, Jack Welch, Herb Kelleher, Steve Jobs and the founders of Google. He also shares his thoughts on the changing face of the global economy and how businesses worldwide need to work together to tackle environmental challenges and invest in the future of our world. Combining invaluable advice with remarkable and candid inside stories, Business Stripped Bare is a dynamic, inspirational and truly original guide to success in business and in life. Whether you are an executive, an entrepreneur or just starting out in the business world, Richard strips down business to show how you can succeed and make a difference.

Business @ the Speed of Thought: Using a Digital Nervous System

by Bill Gates

In his new book, Microsoft chairman and CEO Bill Gates discusses how technology can help run businesses better today and how it will transform the nature of business in the near future. Gates stresses the need for managers to view technology not as overhead but as a strategic asset, and offers detailed examples from Microsoft, GM, Dell, and many other successful companies. Companion Web site.

Business Through the Eyes of Faith

by Richard C. Chewning John W. Eby Shirley J. Roels

Is capitalism Christian? Is there a Christian perspective on business? How should a Christian use power in the workplace? In addressing such difficult questions as these, Business Through the Eyes of Faith demonstrates how God can dwell at the center of one's life even in the secular marketplace. Here is pragmatic affirmation of the role that committed Christians can play in the business world. The authors stress the connections between Christian principles and good management and provide biblical passages that support their principles and relate them to the practical issues faced by Christian managers. Issues such as employee motivation, workplace communication, business leadership, the role of profit, and social responsibility are all addressed in concrete terms and reinforced by short vignettes, suggested biblical passages to explore, and commentaries from contemporary theorists and practitioners. Business Through the Eyes of Faith shows that business can and should be a reflection of God's kingdom. It is an invaluable resource for Christian business students, managers, and those who wish to understand the concerns and motives of Christians in the business world.

Business Unusual

by Tim Heald

In the dullest town in England, Bognor becomes enmeshed in a civic club murderEnglish politicians love to prattle on about the honest mettle of towns like Scarpington--mid-sized cities full of ugly buildings, ugly people, and a surfeit of wholesome values. In hopes of learning more about just what the nation's heartland is up to, the Board of Trade orders special investigator Simon Bognor to relocate to Scarpington and not to return until he knows what makes the place tick. It does not take long for him to find the answer. Like everywhere else he's ever visited, Scarpington runs on a toxic mixture of greed, sex, and murder. Bognor is sitting in on the meeting of the local Artisans' Lodge when the keynote speaker keels over dead. Bognor has seen enough murder to know it on sight. As he looks for the culprit, he discovers dark secrets beneath Scarpington's homely facade--and a civic character that would horrify even the most depraved of politicians.

Business Valuation For Dummies

by Lisa Holton Jim Bates

Business Valuation For Dummies is filled with expert guidance that business owners, managers at all levels, investors, and students can use when determining the value of a business. It contains a solid framework for valuation, including advice on analyzing historical performance, evaluating assets and income value, understanding a company's financial statements, estimating the cost of capital, business valuation models, and how to apply those models to different types of businesses.

The Business Wisdom of Steve Jobs

by Alan Ken Thomas

Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Inc., was truly one of this generation's most innovative and forward-thinking entrepreneurs. Apple, under his vision and direction, changed the way people interact with each other and think about technology. Known as much for his genius as his privacy, the advice and knowledge he did share with the world gives exclusive insight into the most important man of the past century. "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma-which is living with the results of other people's thinking." "We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas." "The cure for Apple is not cost-cutting. The cure for Apple is to innovate its way out of its current predicament." "Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything-all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure-these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important."

The Business Writer's Handbook (10th Edition)

by Gerald J. Alred Charles T. Brusaw Walter E. Oliu

Now in its tenth edition, this classic book remains the complete business-writing reference for students and professionals alike. Alphabetically organized and easy-to-use, its nearly 400 entries provide guidance for writing all the most common types of business documents and correspondence, from brochures, press releases, and resumes, to executive summaries, proposals, and reports. Abundant, real-world sample documents and visuals throughout the book demonstrate effective business communication, reflecting current practices for formatting documents and using email. In addition, advice for organizing, researching, writing, and revising complements thorough treatment of grammar, usage, style, and punctuation to provide comprehensive help with writing skills. Up-to-date coverage of workplace technology gives users the latest advice on writing for the Web, designing Web pages, conducting Internet research, using software tools, and working with electronic documents. This edition has been thoroughly revised to include expanded coverage of audience and context and reflects the impact that e-mail and technology have had on workplace communication. Comprehensive yet concise, The Business Writer's Handbookremains the quick reference faithful users have come to appreciate.

Buskers

by Heth Weinstein Jed Weinstein

Frustrated by the indifference of the music industry and the stacks of homemade CDs gathering dust in their closets, brothers Heth and Jed Weinstein made the radical decision to bring their music directly to the masses. They began playing on street corners, in subway stations, and wherever else they could connect with a live audience. To their surprise, far from this being the terminal stop of a dead-end career, busking turned out to be just the beginning as crowds of stressed-out commuters gathered around, cheering them on, subscribing to their mailing lists, and actually buying some of those stockpiled CDs-40,000 and counting.In Buskers, Heth and Jed recount their turbulent, drug- and crime-filled adolescence in the nowhere-land of Livingston, New Jersey, their valiant attempts to achieve rock 'n' roll success through traditional channels, and their unexpected path to circumventing the outmoded music industry. They divulge fascinating details about the technical and legal aspects of street performance, New York busking culture, and the lives of their fellow troubadours.A world of possibilities opens up when the brothers take it to the streets, proving the value of their music to themselves and anyone who'll listen. Read their story, and your commute will never be the same.

Busman's Honeymoon

by Dorothy L. Sayers

Everything is perfect when the newly wedded couple Lord Peter and Harriet arrive at their honeymoon cottage. The honeymoon takes an untoward turn as the house owner is found dead and they start investigating the death.

BUSN 6

by Chuck Williams Jim Mcgowen Marcella Kelly

Created through a "student-tested, faculty-approved" review process with over 2,000 students and faculty, BUSN 6e is an engaging and accessible solution to accommodate the diverse lifestyles of today's learners at a value-based price. BUSN delivers all the topics found in lengthy Introduction to Business texts, but provides this content in a streamlined, riveting, less cluttered design that captivates students and saves you valuable time with powerful, integrated resources. CengageNOW is now being offered with BUSN 6e. Written by experienced business instructors in touch with the needs of today's instructors and students, this edition provides a more student-focused, less linear proven learning model. BUSN 6's lively engaging approach immediately draws students into business fundamentals with a compelling design that addresses all core Introduction to Business topics in only seventeen succinct chapters, including a unique chapter on Business Communication. Your students stay on top of the timeliest developments with the book's well-balanced presentation and wealth of supplements, including CourseMate, an interactive teaching and learning solution. All supplements are tightly integrated with the sixth fifth edition of BUSN to ensure your students master critical communication skills and chapter concepts. Keep all of your students motivated and excited about business today, no matter what their major, with the powerful, unique approach and resources found in BUSN 6.

The Bust Guide to the New Girl Order

by Debbie Stoller Marcelle Karp

Both a literary magazine and a chronicle of girl culture, Bust was born in 1993. With contributors who are funny, fierce, and too smart to be anything but feminist, Bust is the original grrrl zine, with a base of loyal female fans--all those women who know that Glamour is garbage, Vogue is vapid, and Cosmo is clueless. The Bust Guide to the New Girl Order contains brand new, funny, sharp, trenchant essays along with some of the best writings from the magazine: Courtney Love's (unsolicited) piece on Bad Girls; the already immortal "Dont's For Boys"; an interview with girl-hero Judy Blume; and lots of other shocking, titillating, truthful articles. A kind of Our Bodies, Ourselves for Generation XX, The Bust Guide to the New Girl Order is destined to become required reading for today's hip urban girl and her admirers.

Busted

by Fred Von Kamecke

People say a lot of things about the Bible, God, Jesus, and Christianity that are simply not true. So in the style of the popular cable show Mythbusters, a New Testament scholar uses biblical and historical evidence-and humor-to do a little myth busting of his own.

Busted (Novella)

by Karin Slaughter

From Karin Slaughter comes a fast and furious tale in which no one is quite who they seem. This electrifying eBook novella featuring Will Trent is a prequel to Slaughter's upcoming novel, Unseen. Detective Will Trent is standing in a Georgia convenience store, waiting on an obstinate Icee frozen drink machine. To the surveillance cameras and bored staff of the Lil' Dixie Gas-n-Go, however, Will appears to be someone very different--the menacing ex-con Bill Black. Going undercover as Bill, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent is about to infiltrate the most corrupt town in the most corrupt county in the new American South. But first: his Icee. Everything changes in one horrific instant, as all hell breaks loose at the Lil' Dixie. A cop is shot. A bag of cash goes flying across the floor. A young woman disappears while a killer takes off in a battered pick-up truck. Within seconds, Will is in pursuit. Includes an exclusive preview of Karin Slaughter's thrilling new novel of suspense, Unseen. PRAISE FOR THE CRIME FICTION OF KARIN SLAUGHTER "Karin Slaughter is one of the best crime novelists in America."--The Washington Post "Crime fiction at its finest."--Michael Connelly "An absolute master."--Chicago Tribune "Slaughter writes with a razor. . . . Better than Cornwell can ever hope to be."--The Plain Dealer "Slaughter will have you on the edge of your seat."--Seattle Post-Intelligencer "One of the boldest thriller writers working today."--Tess Gerritsen "Move over, Catherine Coulter--Slaughter may be today's top female suspense writer."--Library Journal (starred review)

Busted Sanctions: Explaining Why Economic Sanctions Fail

by Bryan R. Early

Powerful countries like the United States regularly employ economic sanctions as a tool for promoting their foreign policy interests. Yet this foreign policy tool has an uninspiring track record of success, with economic sanctions achieving their goals less than a third of the time they are imposed. The costs of these failed sanctions policies can be significant for the states that impose them, their targets, and the other countries they affect. Explaining economic sanctions' high failure rate therefore constitutes a vital endeavor for academics and policy-makers alike. Busted Sanctions seeks to provide this explanation, and reveals that the primary cause of this failure is third-party spoilers, or sanctions busters, who undercut sanctioning efforts by providing their targets with extensive foreign aid or sanctions-busting trade. In quantitatively and qualitatively analyzing over 60 years of U. S. economic sanctions, Bryan Early reveals that both types of third-party sanctions busters have played a major role in undermining U. S. economic sanctions. Surprisingly, his analysis also reveals that the United States' closest allies are often its sanctions' worst enemies. The book offers the first comprehensive explanation for why different types of sanctions busting occur and reveals the devastating effects it has on economic sanctions' chances of success.

Buster Keaton

by Marion Meade

An American icon, Joseph Frank "Buster" Keaton is easily acknowledged as one of the greatest filmmakers in early cinema and beyond. His elaborate slapstick made audiences scream with laughter. But, his stone face hid an internal turmoil. In BUSTER KEATON: CUT TO THE CHASE, biographer Marion Meade seamlessly lays out the life and works of this comedy genius who lacked any formal education."Buster" made his name as a child of vaudeville, thrown around the stage by his father in a cartoon pantomime of very real abuse. The lessons he carried forward from that experience translated into some of the greatest silent films of all time. Keaton wrote, directed, performed, and edited dozens of features and shorts, including his masterpiece, The General. However, those early scars also led to decades of drinking and mistreatment of women. Keaton saw huge successes, Hollywood sex scandals, years of neglect from studios and audiences, and finally a shaky resurrection that assured his place in Hollywood's film canon.Meticulously researched, this book brings together four years of research and hundreds of interviews to paint a nuanced portrait of a compelling artist. No comedy fan or film buff should miss this insider story of the man behind the stone face.

Buster's Diaries

by Roy Hattersley

Buster, a half-German Shepherd mutt, was adopted by Roy Hattersley in December 1995. He began to dictate his diaries soon after his arrival. Buster became England's most famous dog in 1996 when he defended himself against a goose in St. James's Park -- a goose which, unfortunately, belonged to the Queen. Pursued by the press ever since, he has sought solace in writing. Buster's Diaries is the comically heart-warming true story of Buster's triumph over adversity, as he describes his rescue from a paw-to-mouth existence on scraps to his new life in the lap of luxury -- and at the same time reveals the secrets of the strange relationship between dog and the Man on the other end of the lead. Never before have readers been offered such insights into the aromatic canine world. The irresistible fragrance of chicken bones picked off the sidewalk. The special rituals required to receive delicious treats (pig ears, dog biscuits). The sawdust balls Buster must eat to stay healthy while the Man gobbles down chocolate cookies. The painful digestive consequences of eating cream filled cookies while still wrapped. The diaries also reveal the strain of living with the Man -- the constant power struggle of who's boss, the "training" ceremonies, the Man's strange excrement collection syndrome and reliance on new dog humiliation technology. Buster's Diaries will make you laugh and it will make you cry but it has a happy ending. While it exposes the man-made myths about d

Buster's Farm

by Edwin Thompson

Follows the actions and antics of the animals of Buster's Farm.

Buster's Secret Diaries

by Roy Hattersley

Buster has written these diaries himself - whenever he could remember where he hid the manuscript in his garden. In it he lays bear the truth of how The Man has held Buster back, pretending to protect fur and feathers. Buster's last book was an instant bestseller and, outrageously, The Man took all the credit. To add insult to injury, there were no extra biscuits. Worse, The Man forced Buster to eat low-fat ones, while he himself continued to eat lots of chocolate ginger nuts.As Buster says, 'No more Mr Nice Dog.'

Busty, Slag and Nob End

by Russell Ash

Building on the phenomenal success of POTTY, FARTWELL AND KNOB, this new collection of extraordinary but true names goes a step further... In BUSTY, SLAG AND NOB END, Russell Ash has compiled real names from around the world that are really rude and are of places and products as well as people. The result of painstaking research, each name has been thoroughly checked and authenticated: you will marvel at the range of naughty nomenclature and hoot at the unwitting innuendo. From Harriet Nicewonger (born Derbyshire c.1876) and Connie Lingus (resident of Indiana, USA) to Dick Swinger (born Switzerland c.1842) and Blo Job (US immigrant from Slovakia, born c.1897); from Titty Ho in Northamptonshire to Dildo in Newfoundland; and from Cock Soup to Pee Cola - this compendium of sauciness is guaranteed to make you laugh out loud.

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