Featuring the voices and perspectives of ten diverse senior foundation executives, this book explores the nexus of philanthropy, racial equity, poverty, and community in the American South. In the... More > form of one-on-one conversations, philanthropic leaders reflect on their lives’ work and share lessons on how to lead these critical institutions with integrity and creativity. These inspiring stories challenge readers to take a fresh look at philanthropy’s potential to effect change.< Less
The Great Recession of 2008-9 was the worst slump in the world economy since the Great Depression in the 1930s. Michael Roberts forecast that it would happen a few years before and in this book he... More > explains why the Great Recession happened - relying on Marx's analysis of the laws of motion in a capitalist economy. And he makes predictions of whether and when it could happen again.< Less
“Grain Marketing is Simple (it’s just not easy)” is an exciting new book by Edward Usset, Grain Marketing Specialist for the University of Minnesota Center for Farm Financial... More > Management.
Grain marketing is a serious topic, this book tackles the issues with relevant information and a bit of fun. “Grain Marketing is Simple” is not a textbook – there aren’t many textbooks that would introduce you to celebrity producers like Barney Binless, Hank Holder or Darla Discipline. This book was written for grain producers and ag professionals who have interest in grain markets and marketing.< Less
101 Advisor Solutions: A Financial Advisor's Guide to Strategies that Educate, Motivate and Inspire is a must read for any financial advisor looking for tools, techniques, strategies and real world... More > solutions to conquering common challenges! This book is designed to help you build a better business...one solution at a time.< Less
I believe a contractor should know how to sell his or her work as well as he or she knows how to drive a nail. How many do? This book spells out a complete step-by-step procedure. No high-pressure,... More > nothing uncomfortable—just a sensible, logical way to present information to the prospect in a manner that helps them make the right decision. And it’s proven to work. The information is arranged chronologically as a linear process. Following the process allows contractors to become more efficient at each point of contact with the prospect, beginning with the information gathering phone call. By approaching sales without the dreaded “high pressure” this book provides a comfortable routine for those who hate to sell.< Less
Susie Barron-Stubley has travelled the world training Executive Assistants in how to work productively and effectively with their Executives. Now she has turned the tables in a bid to give Executives... More > the framework and competative edge in creating the ultimate partnership with their Assistant.
"What this book does is give you the perfect framework to ensure that with both the role and the relationship you are both getting the most from each other and doing it in a way
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This short book has 100's of practical investing and money making tips. Originally written for young women, everyone can benefit from the sound investment principles and rules of thumb. A must read... More > for those he want to reach their financial dreams and retire rich.< Less
Brickstarter is a prototype for a 21st century social service, described in this book. It proposes a new model for how we make shared decisions about shared spaces. Brickstarter tests the exciting... More > potential of crowdfunding and crowdsourcing against the practical realities of debating, governing, investing in, and ultimately delivering the built environment.
This service doesn’t exist yet, though we purposefully talk about it as if it does. Brickstarter was executed as a prototype and a provocation intended to bring attention to both the exciting potential and the difficulties of working at the intersection of technology and urban environments. This book gives you the tools to take it forward. Will Brickstarter be built by you?< Less
Doing Business and Investing in Vietnam Guide Volume 1 Strategic and Practical Information Ultimate guide for conducting investment,export-import activity in the country. Strategic and business... More > info,contacts,regulations and more. Updated annually< Less
If you are one of the 100,000 sales professionals, brokers or manufacturers that sell to, serve or negotiate with chefs and restaurant owners, this book is was written for you. You, or you and your... More > entire sales team, will learn step by step how to build better relationships and negotiate win/win contracts with every customer resulting in increased sales starting immediately< Less
The tea cultivation and processing have changed to a phenomenal extent in the last century. On the contrary, the traditional tea tasting still remains as an art and has not developed into a... More > scientific evaluation technique.
All the teas processed in factories do not exhibit same characters. They show differences in color, taste and flavor with change in elevation, soil, climate, cultivation practices, harvesting and manufacturing process.
However, we need to meet our consumers’ demands in the form of good tea blends with consistency. We shall adopt the modern scientific tea testing, tasting and blending techniques to bring desired blends.
The book titled “TEA TASTER” elaborates a new scientific methodology to tide over the problem of biased evaluation and inconsistent blends.
This book is ideally suited to the needs of tea tasters, tea merchants, students and research scholars of tea science and industry.< Less
40-page Indoor Park and Family Entertainment Center Business Plan including 24-months of company financials to help secure financing for your own indoor park, indoor playground, inflatable or family... More > fun entertainment center business. Simply fill in your city stats and attach your resume! This plan was approved by a bank.< Less
(eBook version) In the early 1980s famed construction management pioneer George Heery began developing a new form of construction project delivery designed to reduce risks and unnecessary costs to... More > owners. As it came to be known, this “Bridging” method has gained popularity in the ensuing quarter decade and there are a new generation of people using (and misusing) the method. To bring clarity to the industry, George Heery has assembled a comprehensive explanation and review of the Bridging method, including sample contract forms. This book is a must for professionals involved in the execution of Bridging projects.< Less
90% of internet businesses fail. I know it is a harsh statement, but it is true. This number is likely to go up as technology is making it cheaper and easier for people to enter the online... More > marketplace. Add to this that big companies are shifting millions of dollars online as their customers are going online. In this book, Danny DeMichele breaks down what you should be doing online, as well, what traps to stay away from.< Less
Are you wrong or right implementing a counterintuitive solution? Will your business prosper or fail with this breakthrough opportunity? The answer depends on whether or not you can properly identify... More > and address the unsolvable business problems. This "art of science" is not in MBA curriculums. The second volume of OutCompete Innovative Series fills this gap in business education. Read, learn, use - and OutCompete!< Less
This book is the culmination of visiting with over 8,000 screenprinters during the past 30 years and asking each how they increased their business to become successful. The replies contained many... More > overlapping ideas and they were culled down to the top 50 ideas, then we added 122 real life examples of how screenprinters put these ideas to practice to become successful.< Less
A Practical Guide to the Retail Rate Setting Process for Regulated Electric and Natural Gas Utilities. This book explains how the traditional rate-setting process is commonly done for energy... More > utilities. This book includes a discussion of revenue requirement, rate base, cost of capital, expenses, revenues, rate-making objectives, cost of service studies, rate design, the rate case process, tariff policies, metering, service quality and other types of cases affecting rates. The book concludes with a numerical example showing the calculation steps from revenue requirement to rate design.< Less
"Intromediate Microeconomics" is a textbook for students who really want to learn how to use microeconomic theory. At an introductory level, this book covers topics that are typically... More > reserved for intermediate courses in microeconomics. Yet, this book is accessible to any inquiring student who has mastered high school algebra and who is up for a challenge.
The efficient design of this book allows it to cover intermediate topics starting from a basic level. This text has no needless sidebars or distracting anecdotes about economists. Every discussion has a point, but make no mistake, this book is not boring on account of its efficiency. It is actually a fun read.
Welcome to intromediate microeconomics! I hope your study of microeconomics challenges you, inspires you, and causes you to think more carefully about human behavior. I expect that you will ultimately find the study of microeconomics rewarding.< Less
If you��re a web developer or designer ready to learn Rails, this unique book is the ideal way to start.
Rather than throw you into the middle of the framework��s... More > Model-View-Controller architecture, Learning Rails 3 works from the outside in. You��ll begin with the foundations of the Web you already know, and learn how to create something visible with Rails�� view layer. Then you��ll tackle the more difficult inner layers: the database models and controller code.< Less
This no-nonsense guide covers the basics as to how to start a business as a Natural Health Practitioner. Relevant and up-to-date, it covers topics such as schools, accreditation, credentials, legal... More > issues, malpractice insurance, forms, assessment systems, marketing, compliance, appointment structuring, the two things never to do with a new client and much more. It contains all the nuances as to how to succeed and is a must for anyone interested in the field.< Less
Whilst there are numerous management tools and techniques commonly used, the EFQM Excellence Model provides an holistic view of the organisation and it can be used to determine how these different... More > methods fit together and complement each other. The Model can therefore be used in conjunction with any number of these tools, based on the needs and function of the organisation, as an overarching framework for developing sustainable excellence.
Excellent Organisations achieve and sustain outstanding levels of performance that meet or exceed the expectations of all their stakeholders.
All organisations strive to be successful, some fail, some achieve periods of success but ultimately fade from view, and a few achieve sustainable success, gaining deserved respect and admiration.
The EFQM Foundation was formed to recognise and promote sustainable success and to provide guidance to those seeking to achieve it.< Less
With ABC trend reading technique you will learn about price action! Price action and reaction is number one indicator. Headlines: BASIC SHAPE, ANALYZING THE WHOLE PICTURE, SET UP YOUR CHARTS, HOW TO... More > MARK THE TREND WITH ABC. (With pictures and explanation) Conclusion: You will learn that trading is not about predicting price direction! It is about reading the facts from your screen, from your chart, from the past. Past is telling you what has just happened. Trend can either continue or it can change its direction.< Less