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By Sarah J. Robbins, Zahra Al-Harazi. 2020
The trajectory of Zahra Al-harazi’s life defies expectations. In this electrifying book that travels from a small village in Yemen… to a small town in Minnesota to a Calgary suburb, Al-harazi describes surviving two civil wars; her years as a young, stay-at-home immigrant mother with little education; and how she became one of Canada’s most successful businesswomen. Navigating two worlds, Al-harazi has struggled to find her own way between East and West, religion and belief, freedom and obligation, family and desire, love and honour, despair and gratitude, war and war again. With warmth and courageous honesty, she recounts how it is only through gratitude and persistence that we can find happiness and the courage to build the life we want.
By Kevin Sylvester. 2019
Our cellphones, our clothes, our food: all are everyday things we consider essential, but we seldom think of what and… who is involved in making them and getting them into our hands. Tackles the complex dynamics of the global economy, examining the often complex journey of ordinary goods, from production right to our doorsteps. Grades 5-8. 2019.
By Brian Harvey. 2019
An adventure story set against the backdrop of a son trying to understand his fatherAfter a 25-year break from boating,… Brian Harvey circumnavigates Vancouver Island with his wife, his dog, and a box of documents that surfaced after his father’s death. John Harvey was a neurosurgeon, violinist, and photographer who answered his door a decade into retirement to find a sheriff with a summons. It was a malpractice suit, and it did not go well. Dr. Harvey never got over it. The box contained every nurse’s record, doctor’s report, trial transcript, and expert testimony related to the case. Only Brian’s father had read it all — until now.In this beautifully written memoir, Brian Harvey shares how after two months of voyaging with his father’s ghost, he finally finds out what happened in the O.R. that crucial night and why Dr. Harvey felt compelled to fight the excruciating accusations.
Examine business problems and use a practical analytical approach to solve them by implementing predictive models and machine learning techniques… using SAS and the R analytical language This book is ideal for those who are well-versed in writing code and have a basic understanding of statistics but have limited experience in implementing predictive models and machine learning techniques for analyzing real world data The most challenging part of solving industrial business problems is the practical and hands-on knowledge of building and deploying advanced predictive models and machine learning algorithms Applied Analytics through Case Studies Using SAS and R is your answer to solving these business problems by sharpening your analytical skills What You ll Learn Understand analytics and basic data concepts Use an analytical approach to solve Industrial business problems Build predictive model with machine learning techniquesCreate and apply analytical strategiesWho This Book Is ForData scientists developers statisticians engineers and research students with a great theoretical understanding of data and statistics who would like to enhance their skills by getting practical exposure in data modeling
This book explores answers to the fundamental questions driving the research, innovation and practices of the latest revolution in scientific,… technological and economic development: how does data science transform existing science, technology, industry, economy, profession and education? How does one remain competitive in the data science field? What is responsible for shaping the mindset and skillset of data scientists? Data Science Thinking paints a comprehensive picture of data science as a new scientific paradigm from the scientific evolution perspective, as data science thinking from the scientific-thinking perspective, as a trans-disciplinary science from the disciplinary perspective, and as a new profession and economy from the business perspective. The topics cover an extremely wide spectrum of essential and relevant aspects of data science, spanning its evolution, concepts, thinking, challenges, discipline, and foundation, all the way to industrialization, profession, education, and the vast array of opportunities that data science offers. The book's three parts each detail layers of these different aspects. The book is intended for decision-makers, data managers (e.g., analytics portfolio managers, business analytics managers, chief data analytics officers, chief data scientists, and chief data officers), policy makers, management and decision strategists, research leaders, and educators who are responsible for pursuing new scientific, innovation, and industrial transformation agendas, enterprise strategic planning, a next-generation profession-oriented course development, as well as those who are involved in data science, technology, and economy from an advanced perspective. Research students in data science-related courses and disciplines will find the book useful for positing their innovative scientific journey, planning their unique and promising career, and competing within and being ready for the next generation of science, technology, and economy.
By Romeo Turcan, Norman Fraser. 2018
Departing from the traditional approach of surveying current and future trends and developments this unique Handbook brings phenomena … theories and concepts from multiple disciplines together to advance entrepreneurship With original contributions from authors who are experts in their fields the collection offers state-of-the-art insights into generating new areas for research new theories and concepts and new questions for policy debates all aimed at advancing entrepreneurship Divided into four sections and covering perspectives such as neuroscience theology organisational behavior and education The Palgrave Handbook of Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Entrepreneurship is a rich source of information for researchers educators entrepreneurs leaders and managers
By Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu. 2019
This book uses case studies to highlight the environmental water footprints in the agricultural and livestock farming sector, and those… of consumer products. Water conservation is a major element of every industry’s sustainability strategy.
By Margaret Drabble, George S. Clason. 1955
Countless readers have been helped by the famous 'Babylonian parables', hailed as the greatest of all inspirational works on the… subject of thrift, financial planning and personal wealth. In simple language, these fascinating and informative stories will set readers on a sure path to prosperity and its accompanying joys.
By Thomas J. Stanley, William D. Danko. 1996
By Francesco Calabr, Lucia Spina, Carmelina Bevilacqua. 2014
This book explores the role of cities and the urban rural linkages in spurring innovation embedded in spatial… planning strategic and economic planning and decision support systems In particular the contributions examine the complexity of the current transitional phase towards achieving smart inclusive and sustainable growth and investigate the post-2020 UE cohesion policy The main topics include Innovation dynamics and smart cities Urban regeneration community-led and PPP Inland and urban area development Mobility accessibility infrastructures Heritage landscape and Identity and Risk management Environment and Energy The book includes a selection of articles accepted for presentation and discussion at the 3rd International Symposium New Metropolitan Perspectives ISTH2020 held at the University of Reggio Calabria Italy on 22 25 May 2018 The symposium which addressed the challenge of local knowledge and innovation dynamics towards territory attractiveness hosted the final event of the MAPS-LED project under Horizon2020 MSCA RISE
By Krishna Vadrevu, Toshimasa Ohara, Chris Justice. 2018
This edited volume sheds new light on the impact of rapid Land Use Cover Changes LU CC on… greenhouse gases GHG s and aerosol emissions in South and Southeast Asia Several countries in South Southeast Asia have the highest population growth rates in the world which is the main cause for LU CC Conversion of dense forests to agricultural areas and then to residential and urban areas is most commonly observed in South Southeast Asian countries with a significant release of GHG s and aerosols The book showcases several case studies on the use of remote sensing and geospatial technologies to quantify biomass burning and air pollution impacts aerosol pollution LU CC and impacts on ecosystem services The book also includes articles on regional initiatives in research capacity building and training The authors of this book are international experts in the field and their contributions highlight significant drivers and impacts of air pollution in South Southeast Asia Readers will discover the latest tools and techniques in particular the use of satellite remote sensing and geospatial technologies for quantifying GHG s aerosols and pollution episodes in this region
Game-changing terms every salesperson should knowWouldn't you like your prospects to know that you can help them develop new solutions,… create substantial efficiencies, and improve profit margins? In order for them to even give you the time of day, though, you'll need to be prepared with the words and phrases that will get you in the door.Stephan Schiffman, America's number-one corporate sales trainer, has gathered a powerful list of words and phrases that every successful salesperson needs in order to gain the competitive edge, leave a lasting and positive impression, and ultimately make a sale. Pulled from his sessions and key discussion points, these important terms will help you:Turn leads into prospects.Learn more about your clients' needs.Convey the ability to meet your clients' demands.Overcome objections during negotiations. With The 250 Power Words That Sell, you will watch your performance soar as you beat out the competition and surpass quota every quarter!
The secrets of breakout selling!Using his thirty years of experience training corporate sales forces, Stephan Schiffman has put together a… collection of the most essential techniques for succeeding in the field. From getting leads and cold calling to establishing a solid relationship and closing the deal, Schiffman covers everything you need to know in order to improve your performance and make the sale. Inside this book, you'll find his proven sales philosophy, which includes such elements as:Sales don't happen unless questions are asked.An objection is an opportunity in disguise.A salesperson's responsibility is to help the client solve a problem.No one ever made a good sale by interrupting a client. Whether you're new to the field or looking for a quick refresher, you will finally be able to beat out the competition and take your career to the next level with The Ultimate Book of Sales Techniques!
By Christopher Kremmer. 2002
Apart from oil, rugs are the Muslim world's best-known commodity. While rugs are found in most Western homes, the story… of religious, political, & tribal strife behind their creation is virtually unknown. Here, Kremmer chronicles his fascinating 10-year journey along the ancient carpet trade routes that run through the world's most misunderstood & volatile regions -- Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, India, Pakistan, & the former Soviet republics of Central Asia. He takes readers into a world where even the simplest motif on a rug can be filled with religious, tribal, & political significance, & he offers a personal, vivid, & revealing look at Islam's human face, wracked by turmoil but sustained by friendship, industry, & humor.
By Stephan Schiffman. 2005
By Francisco Javier Población García. 2017
This book provides a quantitative overview of corporate risk management for both financial and non-financial organisations It… systematically explores a range of important risks including interest rate risk equity risk commodity price risk credit risk management counterparty risk operational risk liquidity risk market risk derivative credit risk and country risk Chapters also provide comprehensive and accessible analysis of risk-related phenomena and the corporate strategies employed to minimise the impacts of risk in each case Chapters begin with an explanation of basic concepts and terminology before going on to present quantitative examples and qualitative discussion sections The author leverages his lifetime s experience of working in risk management to offer this clear and empirical guide for scholars and practitioners researching financial stability
By Dilip Dutta. 2018
After first analysing the economic development processes of emerging Asian economies in general this book explores the development implications… of India s seventy years 1947-2017 of socio-economic policy regimes It discusses structural dualism and the digital divide which it identifies as the major socio-economic structural elements of the Indian economy along with the external forces of globalisation Since the adoption of comprehensive economic reforms in 1991 India has been liberalising its economy due in part to the rising pressures of globalisation However critics have argued that Indian liberalisation policy has aggravated unemployment regional inequality and poverty and also increased India s external vulnerability This book tests the validity of these arguments and provides readers a deeper understanding of the structural and institutional elements of the articulation of Indian society It also examines the paradoxical political and economic effects of the information and communication ICT industry in India due to the economic disparities between the beneficiaries of the ICT windfall and those unable to reap those benefits Lastly by investigating the integration of key traditional sectors into modern sectors the book provides policy suggestions for tackling the sectoral and segmental disarticulation that currently characterises Indian society
By Robert Sutton. 2017
How to avoid outwit and disarm assholes from the author of the classic bestseller The No Asshole… Rule Help I m dealing with an asshole What can I do Since his book The No Asshole Rule became a national bestseller a decade ago Robert Sutton has heard that question asked in a thousand different ways He answers the question in a new book that shifts focus from building civilized workplaces to providing relief for anybody who feels plagued and pushed around by assholes Equally useful and entertaining The Asshole Survival Guide delivers a cogent and methodical game plan Sutton starts with diagnosis what kind of asshole problem exactly are you dealing with From there he provides field-tested evidence-based and sometimes surprising strategies for dealing with assholes avoiding them outwitting them disarming them sending them packing and developing protective psychological armor Sutton even teaches readers how to look inward to stifle their own inner jackass Ultimately this survival guide is about developing an outlook and personal plan that will help you preserve the sanity in your work life and will prevent all those perfectly good days from being ruined by some jerk
By Marshall Goldsmith, Mark Goulston. 2018
Goulston s ideas are a bit counter-intuitive but they really do shift the dynamic and help people diffuse… and disarm the irrational person leading to more positive outcomes -- Online MBA Because some people are beyond difficult Let s face it we all know people who are irrational No matter how hard you try to reason with them it never works So what s the solution How do you talk to someone who s out of control What can you do with a boss who bullies a spouse who yells or a friend who frequently bursts into tears In his book Just Listen Mark Goulston shared his bestselling formula for getting through to the resistant people in your life Now in his breakthrough new book Talking to Crazy he brings his communication magic to the most difficult group of all the downright irrational As a psychiatrist Goulston has seen his share of crazy and he knows from experience that you can t simply argue it away The key to handling irrational people is to learn to lean into the crazy to empathize with it That radically changes the dynamic and transforms you from a threat into an ally Talking to Crazy explains this counterintuitive Sanity Cycle and reveals Why people act the way they do How instinctive responses can exacerbate the situation and what to do instead When to confront a problem and when to walk away How to use a range of proven techniques including Time Travel the Fish-bowl and the Belly Roll And much more You can t reason with unreasonable people but you can reach them This powerful and practical book shows you how
By Donald T Phillips. 2017
The author of the classic bestseller Lincoln on Leadership answers the question: How would President Lincoln handle the pressing crises… of our modern world? Abraham Lincoln is recognized as one of history's finest leaders, a great president when the United States was under tremendous strain. But suppose he were alive today? How would Lincoln deal with today’s high-pressure issues, from politics to business? Based on a lifelong study of Lincoln’s life, writings, and speeches, best-selling author Donald T. Phillips offers compelling ideas on how Lincoln would employ his exemplary leadership and executive style. How would Lincoln handle today's frayed race relations, terrorism at home and abroad, gun control, and the influence of special interest groups on Congress? What would have been Lincoln's reaction to the invasion of Iraq? How would he have handled the Great Recession? What would be his stance on science and climate change? How did Lincoln feel about government entitlement programs? Would he have them at all? How would he feel about the growing gap between the haves and the have-nots, a worker's right to strike, the minimum wage, and labor unions? Would Lincoln have a mobile phone and embrace the whirl of social media? Phillips hews very closely to Lincoln’s extensive writings and records to offer a fascinating look at how we might solve some of our most challenging problems, Lincoln-style.