The word “anarchy” evokes images of dangerous mobs, spiky-haired youths hurling garbage cans through Starbucks windows, and the chaos of the war of all against all.
However, the word... More > “anarchy” simply means “without rulers” - and this state of affairs is something we desperately desire and defend in so many areas of our own lives. If a political ruler were to tell us who to marry, what to learn, and which job to take, we would rebel against such tyrannical intrusions on our freedoms. How can we reconcile this contradiction? Is being “without rulers” good, or bad? How can we fear something so terribly, while at the same time treasuring it so mightily?
“Everyday Anarchy” addresses this challenge head-on, arguing that being free of rulers is not something to fear - personally or politically - but rather a goal that we must constantly strive towards.< Less
Tools of the Trade provides state-of-the-art integrated disability and absence management (IDAM) knowledge in one easy-to-use desk reference. It contains useful tools to help build the business case... More > for programs and move projects forward. Included are numerous illustrations, charts, statistics, best practices, employer checklists, and references to credible industry sources< Less
This glossary, with more than 870 words, phrases and terms, is the final publication in a three-book resource guide series for absence, wellness and disability professionals.
Industry practitioners... More > and thought leaders will find this manual a valuable reference in developing programs that seek to improve the health and productivity of their workforce. Previous books cover the development of integrated disability, absence and productivity models and establishment the of return-to-work programs.< Less
The original how-to guide for people who want to launch and run a successful freelance translation business! With over 4,000 copies in print, the first edition of How to Succeed as a Freelance... More > translator has become a widely-cited reference for the translation industry. The fully revised second edition includes 200+ pages of practical tips on writing a translation-targeted resume and cover letter, preparing a marketing plan, setting up a functional home office, finding and keeping well-paying clients and more! New in this edition: separate sections on marketing to agencies and direct clients, a new chapter focusing on your first year as a freelance translator and a new chapter on online networking and social media. Plus a preview of the author's next book, "Thoughts on Translation"< Less
Bat-Socks, Vegas & Conservative Investing by author and financial planner Dave Vick, captures the essence of conservative investing with his colorful stories and impassioned insights into the... More > world of retirement planning. The book illuminates a conservative investment strategy called the ABC Model of Investing, which gives the average investor the ability to know with confidence how and what types of assets they need to accomplish their goals.
With chapters like, "Santa & Six Wall Street Myths," the author makes the case that Wall Street is a broken, Greed is Good culture which functions solely for it's own benefit while leaving the conservative investor wondering where to go for advice.< Less
Corinne McKay's blog Thoughts on Translation is one of the web's liveliest gathering places for freelance translators...now available in book format! Wondering whether to charge by the word or by the... More > hour? How to receive payments from clients in foreign countries? How to write a translation-targeted resume? It's all in here, in chunks that take just a few minutes to read.
Corinne McKay is also the author of "How to Succeed as a Freelance Translator," the original career how-to guide for freelance translators, with over 5,000 copies in print. Her practical, down-to-earth tips are based on her own experience launching and running a successful freelance translation business after a first career as a high school teacher.< Less
This book details key property and casualty concepts rarely discussed or found in print; rather they are often left to be “discovered” over time. These important concepts are now written... More > down for all insurance practitioners to easily access. Examples of the topics and concepts found in this book include rules for reading ANY insurance policy; why losses are excluded; contractual risk transfer; legal liability theories; “COPE” details; and the proper explanation of coinsurance concepts. Also included is a rather extensive glossary of insurance and insurance-related terms. Readers will:
1) Gain a deeper understanding of insurance theories;
2) Be better prepared to explain insurance concepts to their clients; and
3) Develop a greater appreciation and understanding of the claims valuation process.< Less
Imagine a world without government – this thought exercise seems impossible for many, because the power and reach of state monopolies is so omnipresent in our lives. However, there is no... More > rational, economic or moral reason to assume that governments are necessary for the provision of roads, healthcare, charity, dispute resolution, courts, policing, national defense, jails – or any of the other services currently monopolized by the state.
Governments are extremely dangerous, responsible for over 250 million deaths in the 20th century alone – if it is possible to run a society without a government, surely this is something that we must strive towards as a species.
Practical Anarchy makes strong case for the private – that is to say voluntary – provision for public services. It reveals the idea of government as a dangerous and unnecessary anachronism, and points the way towards a peaceful and voluntary future for mankind.< Less
A collection of eight essays with abundant photos, drawn from the experiences of U.S. activists recently visiting Vietnam. In addition to stories of life in Vietnam today, it also includes a brief... More > history of Vietnam, and account to the 'Doi Moi' economic renewal reforms, and the ongoing tragedies of the survivors of 'Agent Orange' poisoning.< Less
An easy-to-comprehend introduction to the Mortgage Industry for the new, recently-hired, and aspiring real estate professional focusing on origination fundamentals, sales techniques, winning customer... More > service strategies, referral generation tips, and much more.< Less
Mobile market research offers researchers new options: getting closer to the moment where interesting things happen, capturing emotions as they occur, using photos, videos, audiofiles. It overcomes... More > memory gaps. Richer and more accurate, mobile MR also presents its own challenges - it's a playful, fleeting medium. Market Research surveys need to be designed accordingly. This book examines how mobile can be used, for what types of research needs, and how to optimise the mobile survey participant experience. It is based on expert interviews, secondary statistics, and contains numerous case studies demonstrating the impact of mobile research.< Less
2013 Leadership Book Award for Innovation and Cutting-Edge Perspective
Contextual Intelligence is a leadership model that will help you navigate constantly shifting environments. This book... More > integrates a cutting-edge 3D Thinking framework with 12 core behaviors that will help you diagnose your context and lead others to higher levels of performance. Today’s leadership landscape is dynamic and challenging. Earlier theories and assumptions appear to be inadequate and over simplistic in their ability to flex with the volatility and complexity of organizations which function in a knowledge economy at a local, national and global level. This book extends the non-Newtonian-based leadership paradigms by integrating the principles of tacit knowledge, synchronicity and time orientation, which are essential competencies for today’s leaders.< Less
Travel Agents: Do you love when new internet leads drop in the box or do you shrug? Are customers using your online contact forms because they really need your help or are they time-wasters? Chief... More > Motivation Officer Stuart will show you exactly how to transform these mysterious inbox leads into healthy new business. You'll learn how to stop 'e-shoppers' in their tracks and transform them into clients. The sound of new leads dropping into your inbox will be music to your ears! Written by Stuart Lloyd Cohen, based on his powerful and popular professional development workshop. Edited by Richard Kreitner.< Less
This book is a follow up to Dr. Pinto's highly acclaimed manuals on ethical leadership and business management: The Management Syndrome: How to Deal with It!, Leadership: Flirting with Disaster!,... More > Management: Tidbits for the New Millennium!, Ethical Leadership: Fact or Fiction?, and Small Business Survival in the 21st Century.
This book stresses the importance of the recruitment, training and motivation of employees, who have been selected on the basis of merit (alone). An ethical approach to business includes the sharing of rewards resulting from teamwork, instead of merely offering "a smile, a pat on the back and a cheap lunch." Making false promises and unreasonable demands on employees and others, preventing participative management, whitewashing, talking about a "green" approach, while engaging in greenwashing, workplace inequality, bullying, sexual harassment, etc., are unacceptable practices. Ethics is conscience-based, knowledge-based and attitude-based; its importance cannot be undermined!< Less
Option traders! Looking for a conservative, safe and reliable strategy? The “Best Option Strategy Ever” produces a potential 3% to 7% return on investment each month.
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Ruth E. Thaler-Carter is a seasoned and successful freelance editor who takes readers through the steps necessary to establishing a successful freelance editing career. Ms. Thaler-Carter has worked... More > for many years both writing and editing in many areas, and she is often the editorial expert people turn to in online blogs and discussions. Her advice has always been greatly valued.< Less