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The New Oxford Dictionary of English for BABYLON

Published by: OUP & Babylon | File size: 13.9 Mb (108.4 Mb)| File type: rar (bdc)

Authoritative and up to date, this new edition of the world-famous Oxford English Dictionary contains words, phrases, and definitions, including new words. It offers rich vocabulary coverage, with full treatment of World English, rare, historical, and archaic terms, as well as scientific and technical vocabulary, and provides hundreds of helpful notes on grammar and usage.


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Guide to Investment Strategy: How to Understand Markets, Risk, Rewards And Behavior


Peter Stanyer, Elroy Dimson, "Guide to Investment Strategy: How to Understand Markets, Risk, Rewards And Behavior"
Bloomberg Press; 1 edition (September 7, 2006) | ISBN-10: 1576602370 | 250 pages | PDF | 1,8 Mb

With detailed analysis supported by data and anecdotes drawn from investment experiences, this practical guide emphasizes the importance of basing recommendations for investment strategy on the principles of traditional finance.

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Mapping the Markets: A Guide to Stock Market Analysis


Deborah Owen, Robin Griffiths, "Mapping the Markets: A Guide to Stock Market Analysis"
Bloomberg Press; 1 edition (November 1, 2006) | ISBN:1576602389 | 134 pages | PDF | 1,3 Mb

In this guide to stock market analysis, the authors offer a global overview of business cycles and their impact on financial markets, explain how stock markets are affected by the cycles and by seasonal and secular trends, and show readers how to identify sectors and stock in which to invest.

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Markets in Profile: Profiting from the Auction Process


James F. Dalton, Robert Bevan Dalton, Eric T. Jones , "Markets in Profile: Profiting from the Auction Process "
Wiley (February 16, 2007) | ISBN: 0470039094 | 224 pages | PDF | 2,1 Mb

Markets in Profile explores the confluence of three disparate philosophical frameworks: the Market Profile, behavioral finance, and neuroeconomics in order to present a unified theory of how markets work. The Market Profile is an ever-evolving, multidimensional graphic that gives visual form to the market's continuing auction process, revealing the myriad underlying dynamics that influence market activity. Behavioral finance posits that investors are driven more by emotional factors and the subjective interpretation of minutia than by "rationality" when making investment decisions. And neuroeconomics is the study of how investor psychology permeates and affects the financial markets. Mr. Dalton explicates the ways in which irrational human behavior influences the market's natural auction process, creating frequently predictable market structure, which results in opportunities for investors to ameliorate risk. The book will improve investors ability to interpret change in markets, enabling better, more confident investment decisions.

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Fabulous Science: Fact and Fiction in the History of Scientific Discovery


John Waller , Fabulous Science: Fact and Fiction in the History of Scientific Discovery
Oxford University Press | ISBN 0192804049 | 2002 | PDF | 2 Mb | 321 Pages


With respect to Pasteur, Millikan, and Eddington, at this stage I should like to make one further observation. The twentieth-century philosopher of science Karl Popper made a useful distinction between discovery and verification in the development of scientific knowledge. A committed and eloquent believer in the ability of scientists to make sense of the world, he nonetheless saw that the discovery stage may be much less rigorous and disciplined than the point at which other scientists become involved and begin the process of verification by trying to ‘falsify’ the original researcher’s ideas. ‘The question how it happens that a new idea occurs to a man—whether it is a musical theme, or a dramatic conflict, or a scientific theory—may be of great interest to empirical psychology; but it is irrelevant to the logical analysis of scientific knowledge’ is how Popper put it in 1959. Science only becomes reliable knowledge, he argued, after its validity has been extensively tested over the course of many years. Indeed, he was ‘inclined to think that scientific discovery is impossible without faith in ideas which are of a purely speculative kind, and sometimes even quite hazy’.

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Rocking Wall Street: Four Powerful Strategies That will Shake Up the Way You Invest ...


Gary Marks, John F. Mauldin, "Rocking Wall Street: Four Powerful Strategies That will Shake Up the Way You Invest, Build Your Wealth And Give You Your Life Back"
Wiley (February 2, 2007) | ISBN: 0470124873 | 224 pages | PDF | 2,3 Mb

". . . the only four investment strategies you will ever need. . . I dare anyone to read this book and not wake up to the realities of Wall Street, and change their investing habits on the spot."
—Steve Trager Watson Retired CEO and CIO of the hedge fund Watson Investment Partners, LP

"A true Renaissance man and teacher, Gary Marks adeptly explores four investment strategies that can achieve strong results and peace of mind-two concepts usually considered mutually exclusive in the world of Wall Street investing. Using his vast experience and folksy storytelling, Gary provides lessons, anecdotes, and strategies that will help readers find multiple levels of success."
—Mitch Levine Founder and CEO, Enable Capital Management

"Rocking Wall Street brings a musician's heart and soul to the investment process, balancing strategic investing with 'living your life.' Marks's creative approach is sure to strike a major chord with both new and seasoned investors."
—Kerry Paul Altman, PhD Clinical Psychologist

"Rocking Wall Street tips the scales over to the side of the investor and away from the hype masters and media 'experts,' whose lures and promises all seem to vanish in a bear market."
—Michael J. Sell Former auditor, CPA, Investment Consultant

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The Markets Never Sleep: Global Insights for More Consistent Trading


Thomas L. Busby, Patsy Busby Dow , "The Markets Never Sleep: Global Insights for More Consistent Trading"
Wiley (March 5, 2007) | ISBN: 0470049464 | 256 pages | PDF | 2,5 Mb

The world's financial markets operate twenty-four hours a day. During virtually every hour of the day and night, someone, somewhere is trading—yet many U.S. traders seem oblivious to that reality, focusing only on the day markets in Chicago and New York.

Beginning the trading day with the opening bell of the NYSE, says veteran trader Thomas Busby, is like showing up for your eight-to-five job around two in the afternoon—you are very late. As he explains, trading is a twenty-four-hour game and those who understand that fact will be in a better position to limit risk, increase their trading opportunities, stay on the right side of the action, and be more consistent and profitable. In The Markets Never Sleep, Busby reveals how you can use modern technology to take full advantage of the twenty-four-hour nature of the markets. He lays out the basics of how global markets work and explains the significance of understanding global connections and why traders need to know them, showing how to think globally and stay alert to any major geopolitical or economic event.
Offering an insider's view of the professional trader's work day, the author reveals his own trading strategies, outlining the criteria he uses for trading equities and describing the process he uses for buying and selling stocks, as well as his techniques for trading equity index futures contracts. And since, as he shows, it is impossible to be consistently profitable without understanding and using the market's key numbers, Busby explains how to read the major statistical indicators, as well as illustrates the significance of fuel prices, precious metals, futures indices, and other market indicators. Going beyond the numbers, Busby also helps you deal with the enormous role that psychological factors play in trading, offering strategies for handling the greed/fear dilemma, techniques for staying mentally positive, and advice on how to avoid obsessing over trading and maintain your normal lifestyle.
Whether you're an experienced or novice trader interested in short-term or long-term trading, The Markets Never Sleep will provide a clear and profitable path through the financial maze of the global marketplace.

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Master Traders: Strategies for Superior Returns from Todays Top Traders


Fari Hamzei , Steve Shobin, "Master Traders: Strategies for Superior Returns from Todays Top Traders"
Wiley (October 6, 2006) | ISBN: 0471790621 | 302 pages | PDF | 17 Mb

Master Traders introduces you to an outstanding group of financial experts—from seasoned hedge fund managers to top technical analysts—who discuss the methods they use to tame today’s highly volatile and unpredictable markets. Composed of chapters contributed by leading financial professionals, Master Traders contains a variety of proven strategies and techniques that will give you an edge in the world of stocks, options, and futures


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LongShort Market Dynamics Trading Strategies for Today's Markets


Clive M. Corcoran, "LongShort Market Dynamics Trading Strategies for Today's Markets"
Wiley (March 23, 2007) | ISBN: 0470057289 | 358 pages | PDF | 3,7 Mb

Hedge funds are now the largest volume players in the capital markets. They follow a wide assortment of strategies but their activities have replaced and overshadowed the traditional model of the long only portfolio manager. Many of the traditional technical indicators and commonly accepted trading strategies have become obsolete or ineffective.
The focus throughout the book is to describe the principal innovations that have been made within the equity markets over the last several years and that have changed the ground rules for trading activities. By understanding these changes the active trader is far better equipped to profit in today’s more complex and risky markets. Long/Short Market Dynamics includes:
A completely new technique, Comparative Quantiles Analysis, for identifying market turning points is introduced. It is based on statistical techniques that can be used to recognize money flow and price/momentum divergences that can provide substantial profit opportunities.
Power laws, regime shifts, self-organized criticality, phase transitions, network dynamics, econophysics, algorithmic trading and other ideas from the science of complexity are examined. All are described as concretely as possible and avoiding unnecessary mathematics and formalism.
Alpha generation, portfolio construction, hedge ratios, and beta neutral portfolios are illustrated with case studies and worked examples.
Episodes of financial contagion are illustrated with a proposed explanation of their origins within underlying market dynamics

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Babylon 7.0.0.13 Pro


Published by: Babylon Ltd.
File size: 12mb
File type: Setup + P@tch

Version 7 presents new features:

* Spell Checker - Version 7 offers a spell checker utility for checking and correcting spelling of text in IE text entry areas, such as chatboxes, email, bolgs, comment boxes, and forms.
* Web search button - The Web search button launches a new browser window, defines the searched word with Babylon, and retrieves results for the word from the web using Babylon's search page, powered by Google.
* Expanded "GO" menu - The GO button's menu now contains in addition to the Text translation and Web Search, a Translate option, a LingoZ.com search link, Converter option, and more search languages.
* Smart Dictionary - The Smart dictionary kicks in when a direct translation from Babylon's dictionaries is not available. Babylon combines a result for the languages you selected in the Target Languages list.
* Auto-Complete - Babylon's new Auto-Complete feature predicts the word or phrase the user wishes to translate, and will automatically sugges choses for completing the word. As soon as 2 characters of text are typed into the term box, a list will open with up to 10 suggestions, based on the user's previous translations and offline dictionaries.

* Customizing Babylon's window - A new Babylon feature allows you to customize Babylon¿s Window appearance, shifting the Appearance Settings slides. The Babylon window can now be set to have a different frame and text background colors, it can be set to be transparent, and the font size can be altered by shifting the slides.

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Shorter Oxford English Dictionary (5th ed) for BABYLON


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The Fifth Edition of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary is a complete update of the most authoritative reference work for modern English. The text is based on the 20-volume Oxford English Dictionary and, in fact, the Shorter manages more than one third of the coverage of the OED in one tenth of the size. The Fifth Edition contains more than half a million definitions in its 3792 pages. Its innovative design makes this vast amount of information easy to consult, and especially makes the fascinating illustrative quotations identifiable in their surrounding text . This new edition incorporates a complete vocabulary update with over 3,500 new words and meanings, and many new illustrative quotations from modern authors. In total there are over 83,000 illustrative quotations from 7,000 authors. There is extensive coverage of scientific and technical English as well as English from around the world. The Dictionary is written on historical principles: entries show the historical development of words by listing meanings chronologically and giving datings for the first use of each sense. All major words used in English after 1700, as well as all the words in Shakespeare, Milton, Spenser's Faerie Queene, and the King James Bible, are included; many rare and obsolete words are also defined.

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English Syntax: An Introduction


Andrew Radford "English Syntax: An Introduction"
Cambridge University Press (May 10, 2004) | ISBN 0521542758 | 396 Pages | PDF | 1.9 Mb

This abridged version of Radford's Minimalist Syntax: Exploring the Structure of English offers a concise, accessible introduction to current syntactic theory, drawing on the key concepts of Chomsky's Minimalist Program. Assuming little or no prior grammatical knowledge, it leads students through a range of topics in English syntax, beginning at an elementary level and progressing in stages towards more advanced material. An extensive glossary is included and each chapter contains a workbook section with "helpful hints", exercises, and model answers, suitable for class discussion and self-study.

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Test Your Reading (Penguin Joint Venture Readers)


M. Dean "Test Your Reading (Penguin Joint Venture Readers)"
Longman (2002-03-27) | ISBN:0582469058 | 128 Pages | PDF | 2.9 Mb


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Grammar Practice for Elementary Students (GRPR)


Elaine Walker, Steve Elsworth "Grammar Practice for Elementary Students (GRPR)"
Longman (May 2, 2000) | ISBN:0582417066 | 176 Pages | PDF | 1.8 Mb


Organized into three stages, each dealing with a major area of grammar - nouns, adjectives and adverbs; prepositions; and verbs - this book provides students with straightforward grammar. It presents grammar points clearly and concisely and offers practice exercises to reinforce understanding. There are tests at the end of each stage and the book is designed for class or self-study.

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English Vocabulary in Use Pre-intermediate and Intermediate Edition with answers (Vocabulary in Use)


Stuart Redman "English Vocabulary in Use Pre-intermediate and Intermediate Edition with answers (Vocabulary in Use)"
Cambridge University Press (February 28, 1997) | ISBN:0521557372 | 272 Pages | PDF | 4.8 Mb

Vocabulary in Use Pre-intermediate and Intermediate is a vocabulary book for intermediate learners of English, primarily designed as a self-study reference and practice book, but which can also be used for classroom work. In its style and format it is similar to its upper intermediate and advanced equivalent, English Vocabulary in Use.
• 100 easy-to-use units: over 2,500 vocabulary items in a wide range of topic areas are presented, contextualise and explained and explained on left-hand pages with a variety of follow-up activities on right-hand pages.
• Helps to build on and expand existing vocabulary.
• Suggests tips and techniques for good learning habits.
• Designed to be flexible: can be used both for self-study and in class.
• Provides a comprehensive key with not only answers to the exercises but also more comments on how the language is used.
• Includes a detailed index with phonetic transcriptions.

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Grammar Practice for Pre-Intermediate Students


Elaine Walker, Steve Elsworth "Grammar Practice for Pre-Intermediate Students (GRPR)"
Longman (May 15, 2000) | ISBN:0582417104 | 176 Pages | PDF | 1.4 Mb

*Step-by-step grammar explanations with clear examples
*A wealth of varied practice exercises with write-in space on the page
*Tests to monitor students' progress
*Illustrated with lively cartoons to increase students' understanding *An index and a comprehensive contents list for easy reference
*For self-study, homework or use in class.

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New Drug Development: Design, Methodology, and Analysis


J. Rick Turne, "New Drug Development: Design, Methodology, and Analysis "
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 1 edition (2007) | ISBN: 047007373X | 270 pages | PDF | 13,4 Mb

This book acquaints students and practitioners in the related fields of pharmaceutical sciences, clinical trials, and evidence-based medicine with the necessary study design concepts and statistical practices to allow them to understand how drug developers plan and evaluate their drug development. Two goals of the book are to make the material accessible to readers with minimal background in research and to be straightforward enough for self-taught purposes. By bringing the topic from the early discovery phase to clinical trials and medical practice, the book provides an indispensable overview of an otherwise confusing and fragmented set of topics. The author’s experience as a respected scientist, teacher of statistics, and one who has worked in the clinical trials arena makes him well suited to write such a treatise.

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10 Moral Paradoxes


Saul Smilansky, "10 Moral Paradoxes"
Blackwell Publishing; 1 edition (4 Jun 2007) | ISBN: 140516087X | 160 pages | PDF | 1,1 Mb

If a severe misfortune makes your life better, was it unfortunate? Could it be that 50 per cent of competent medical doctors ought promptly to retire? Might a justice system threaten with unjust punishment, to avert the need for punishment? Could things become too good, morally? Can terrorists morally complain if innocent people they care about are harmed? The importance of paradox in the study of philosophy, from metaphysics to logic, is evident from the abundant literature on the subject. But until now, very little critical study of paradox within ethics has been available. The first of its kind, this cutting edge work of philosophical ethics makes a powerful case for the centrality of moral paradox. Presenting ten diverse and original moral paradoxes, the book challenges some of our deepest moral views. This innovative volume also asks whether the existence of moral paradox is damaging or beneficial, and explores more generally what paradoxicality can teach us about morality and life. Concise and provocative, "10 Moral Paradoxes" presents analytic moral philosophy in an engaging way; posing new questions, proposing possible solutions, and challenging the reader to wrestle with the paradoxes.

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Otto Jespersen: Essentials of English Grammar


This classic text presents the chief facts of English grammar, giving the student a real insight into the structure of the language. Grammatical rules are laid out in a clear, concise way and are illustrated with carefully selected examples.

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Opportunities Pre-Intermediate Mini-Dictionary


Author: Chrisitna Ruse
Published by: Longman
File size: 58.3 MB
File type: PDF, 58 pages

This Mini-Dictionary includes only words appearing in Opportunities Pre-Intermediate Students' Book and Language powerbook.

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Intelligent Business Intermediate Style Guide


Author: Tonya Trappe, Graham Tullis
File size: 1.4 MB
File type: PDF

The Guide is designed to help business students and practising professionals to become more familiar with the styles and techniques of business writing. It contains samples of the most common types of business document, such as letters, emails, memos, faxes, minutes and reports, all with full explanation of usage, language style and layout.

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Reading Power


Author: Beatrice S. Mikulecky, Linda Jeffries
Published by: Longman
File size: 20.7 Mb
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Reading Power, Third Edition, by Beatrice S. Mikulecky and Linda Jeffries, is a student-centered reading skills textbook with a process approach to reading improvement. Its innovative design allows intermediate-level students to use four key sections concurrently to become better readers in school, college, or business.

* Reading for Pleasure encourages students to master new reading strategies and broaden their vocabulary.
* Comprehension Skills emphasizes strategic reading skills, such as skimming, scanning, and recognizing topics and main ideas.
* Thinking Skills provides targeted practice in inference and analytical skills.
* Reading Faster features high-interest, nonfiction selections that help students build speed and flexibility in their reading.

New to the Third Edition:

* A two-color design and user-friendly format
* Updated content, additional readings, and an expanded list of suggested books for pleasure reading
* Expanded Teacher's Guide with sample syllabus
* Separate Answer Key

Test booklets contain reproducible black line masters to be used as additional practice or to test reading skills

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More Reading Power


Author: B. Mikulecky | Published by: Longman | File size: 32.6 Mb | File type: pdf

Center on the student with this powerful reading text that directs the learner's attention to his or her own process as well as the page. With a cognitive skills-based approach, the book breaks into four sections, designed to be used concurrently: Reading for Pleasure, which encourages students to master new reading strategies and broaden their vocabulary; Comprehension Skills, which teaches 10 smart reading practices such as skimming, scanning, and extracting main ideas; Thinking Skills, which provides practice in inference and critical thinking; and Reading Faster, which includes high-interest, nonfiction selections to help students build reading speed and flexibility. New features of the second edition include a friendly two-color format, an expanded Teacher's Guide with sample syllabus, and a revised list of suggested books for pleasure reading.

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The Great Divergence: China, Europe, and the Making of the Modern World Economy


Kenneth Pomeranz, "The Great Divergence: China, Europe, and the Making of the Modern World Economy."
Princeton University Press | ISBN: 0691090106 | 392 pages | PDF | 1,6 Mb

Pomeranz is a history professor at the University of California^-Irvine and the author of The Making of a Hinterland: State, Society, and Economy in Inland North China, 1853^-1937 (1993), an academic study that investigated the role of steam-powered transportation (among other developments) in the growth of China's Shantung Province. He is also the coauthor of the more popularly accessible The World That Trade Created (1999). Now he looks at the question of why sustained industrial growth began in northwestern Europe but not East Asia. To even ask the question can bring charges of Eurocentrism, but Pomeranz acknowledges the role of colonialism in Europe's growth. He emphasizes, though, Europe's access to America's resources as one of two contributing factors to industrial growth, the second being the widespread availability within Europe of coal as a fuel. After challenging the convention that Europe held an edge before 1800, he traces with scholarly diligence the diverging patterns of growth between Europe and China. David Rouse --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Oxford Picture Dictionary


Oxford Picture Dictionary
PDF/CD | 13 parts.rar | 182.25 MB | rapidshare


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The Power of Your Other Hand


The Power of Your Other Hand : A Course in Channeling the Inner Wisdom of the Right Brain
Lucia Capacchione has discovered that our non-dominant hand is a direct channel to that potential and, through the "other hand" exercises and experiments in this course, she will show you how to do such things as:

-Talk to your inner child.
-Aid in recovery from addictions.
-Channel the deep inner wisdom of your True Self.
-Help your body to heal.
-Heal your relationships.
-Uncover hidden artistic abilities.
-Change negative attitudes about yourself.


Through various drawing and writing exercises with your other hand, Lucia Capacchione hopes you will discover the power that lies hidden in your other hand. The exercises will help you explore and understand your thoughts and feelings on a completely different level, finding out things about yourself that have been buried or concealed for quite some time.

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Outline Of English History


Author: Samuel Rawson Gardiner
Published by: Unknown: (1892)
File size: 30.47 MB
Pages: 520
File type: DjVu
Outline Of English History
by Samuel Rawson Gardiner
(Rare Book Collection)

The object of this book is to attempt to tell the story of England's history for young children. Important events have been given in fuller detail than is usual, so as to awaken an interest in them, though no story has been told simply because it is interesting—room having been made for this by omitting much that would be merely burdensome to the memory. Very few dates have been inserted, with the exception of those of the kings' reigns.

The second part is intended for children a little older than those for whom the first part was written. Political changes, some of them of a complicated kind, occurred from time to time. It is impossible to pass them over, and yet it is equally impossible to make them very interesting to the young. The same may be said of the religious struggle of the seventeenth century, which is full of interest for older readers.

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The Leadership Pill : The Missing Ingredient in Motivating People Today


Author: Ken Blanchard
File size: 56M
File type: MP3

The Leadership Pill
The Missing Ingredient in Motivating People Today
How can you become a more successful manager, a stronger team leader, and a motivator who gets the best results from a group? The Leadership Pill provides the answer. An entertaining and inspiring parable about the competition between two leaders with totally different management styles, here is a story that reveals the ingredients of truly effective leadership.
Consider this tantalizing possibility: What if there was a pill that could actually stimulate the natural powers of the mind and body to provide leadership? In the story, an amazing new pill heightens one leader's powers, but contains the wrong ingredients, stimulating him in an obsessive and shortsighted direction with disastrous results.
In contrast, the "Effective Leader," working without a pill, proclaims that "only through sustainability can our teams remain motivated and successful." An inspiring and supportive leader, he supplies the right ingredients, earning his team's respect and trust with a blend of integrity, partnership, and affirmation. The hard-won result is a highly motivated team producing consistent top performance and genuine success. Ultimately it is recognized that "leadership for a lifetime" is much easier to digest than a pill for leaders looking for a quick fix.
Destined to be a transforming experience for countless listeners, The Leadership Pill shows business managers at any level how to apply the right techniques for getting both results and and the commitment of their people, even when the pressure to perform is high.

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Adapting Educational and Psychological Tests for Cross-Cultural Assessment


Author: Ronald K. Hambleton, Peter F. Merenda, Charles D. Spielberger
Published by: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
File size: 27.85 MB
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Adapting Educational and Psychological Tests for Cross-Cultural Assessment
edited by Ronald K. Hambleton, Peter F. Merenda & Charles D. Spielberger

Adapting Educational and Psychological Tests for Cross-Cultural Assessment critically examines and advances new methods and practices for adapting tests for cross-cultural assessment and research. The International Test Commission (ITC) guidelines for test adaptation and conceptual and methodological issues in test adaptation are described in detail, and questions of ethics and concern for validity of test scores in cross-cultural contexts are carefully examined. Advances in test translation and adaptation methodology, including statistical identification of flawed test items, establishing equivalence of different language versions of a test, and methodologies for comparing tests in multiple languages, are reviewed and evaluated. The book also focuses on adapting ability, achievement, and personality tests for cross-cultural assessment in educational, industrial, and clinical settings. This book furthers the ITC's mission of stimulating research on timely topics associated with assessment. It provides an excellent resource for courses in psychometric methods, test construction, and educational and/or psychological assessment, testing, and measurement. Written by internationally known scholars in psychometric methods and cross-cultural psychology, the collection of chapters should also provide essential information for educators and psychologists involved in cross-cultural assessment, as well as students aspiring to such careers.

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The Firefly Five Language Visual Dictionary: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian


Author: by Jean-Claude Corbeil and Ariane Archambault
Published by: Firefly Books
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The Firefly Five Language Visual Dictionary is an unparalleled reference to the world around us. With more than 6,000 color illustrations -- each detailed image is labeled in five languages -- The Firefly Five Language Visual Dictionary shows what other dictionaries can only describe. From the parts of a honeybee to the parts of a bulldozer, its scope and depth is immense. Each one of the 35,000 terms are included in the 5 indices by language.

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Starting Your Career as a Freelance Photographer: The Complete Marketing, Business, and Legal Guide


Publisher: Allworth Press | Language: english | ISBN: 1581152809 | Paperback: 256 pages | Data: August 1, 2003 | Format: PDF

Description: Here is a virtual treasury of advice, insight, and guidance for every freelance photographer! From creating a portfolio and promoting your work to winning the first client and running a healthy, profitable business, this book provides crucial marketing, business, and legal know-how for every step of the process.

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Medical | Handbook of Pain Relief in Older Adults


Handbook of Pain Relief in Older Adults (Aging Medicine) by Michael Gloth
Humana Press | ISBN: 1588292177 | 288 pages | 2003-12-1 | PDF | 3.6 MB

A comprehensive assessment of the clinical, psychological, legal, and cultural aspects of dealing with unnecessary pain in the elderly. The authors explore pharmacotherapy (nonopioids, opioids, and adjuvants), interventional strategies, the role of rehabilitation in managing pain in seniors, and the problems of pain management in long-term care. Supplementary features include continuing medical education (CME) certification, a CME posttest and evaluation to be completed and submitted for credit, and an appendix of analgesics that details starting oral doses, maximum daily oral doses, and special considerations for the elderly. 6.5 AMA/PRA category 1 CME credits with completion of included test.

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Medical | Diagnostic Criteria in Neurology


Diagnostic Criteria in Neurology (Current Clinical Neurology) by Alan Lerner
Humana Press | ISBN: 158829482X | 240 pages | 2006-04-01| PDF | 1.5 MB

A compendium of the latest published diagnostic criteria for a diverse group of neurological conditions. The criteria cover a wide spectrum of neurological conditions whose diagnosis does not depend solely on histopathology (e.g., brain tumors), including cerebrovascular diseases, dementias and behavioral disorders, demyelinating disorders, and disorders of consciousness and brain death. Standardized criteria are also provided for epilepsy, genetic syndromes, headache, immune-based disorders, infectious diseases, movement disorders, neuromuscular disorders, and sleep disorders. A dazzling array of tables summarizes useful information on both common and uncommon neurological conditions, including many genetic and pediatric neurological disorders. Innovative and authoritative, Diagnostic Criteria in Neurology begins to do for neurology what the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual) did for psychiatry.

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Medical | Male Hypogonadism (Contemporary Endocrinology)


Male Hypogonadism (Contemporary Endocrinology) by Stephen Winters
Humana Press | ISBN: 1588291316 | 408 pages | 2003-12-12 | PDF | 4.1 MB

This lucid interpretation of the latest scientific information on male reproductive endocrinology provides a thorough understanding of the pathophysiology, clinical characteristics, and treatments for disorders that adversely affect testicular function. The authors focus on the specific causes of gonadotropin deficiency and testicular failure arising from disorders of the brain and the testis and from gene defects and chronic illness. Additional chapters describe the endocrine mechanism for the decline of testicular function with aging, summarize the data supporting the negative impact of environmental toxins on testicular function, and discuss the testicular consequences of exercise and obesity.

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Medical | Hypertension and Hormone Mechanisms


Hypertension and Hormone Mechanisms by Robert Carey
Humana Press | ISBN: 1588294080 | 378 pages | 2007-09-14 | PDF | 4 MB
Hypertension and Hormone Mechanisms reviews novel developments in the endocrinology of hypertension with emphasis on new discovery during the past five years and perspectives on the future. Written by authors who have spearheaded recent advances, chapters cover innovations in our understanding of the reninangiotensin-aldosterone, the sympathoadrenal, and the renal dopaminergic systems. World-renowed researchers also discuss natriuretic peptides, vasoactive substances and vasopeptidases, insulin, free fatty acids, and the insulin resistance syndrome, sex hormones, and the vasculature and selected areas of diagnosis and therapy.

With a focus on new developments in hormones and autacoids related to hypertension, Hypertension and Hormone Mechanisms provides a resource that will lead to new, active research in the fundamental mechanisms of hypertension.

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Medical | Genomic Disorders: The Genomic Basis of Disease


Genomic Disorders: The Genomic Basis of Disease by James Lupski
Humana Press | ISBN: 1588295591 | 448 pages | 2006-04-15 | PDF | 3.8 MB

A grand summary and synthesis of the tremendous amount of data now available in the post genomic era on the structural features, architecture, and evolution of the human genome. The authors demonstrate how such architectural features may be important to both evolution and to explaining the susceptibility to those DNA rearrangements associated with disease. Technologies to assay for such structural variation of the human genome and to model genomic disorders in mice are also presented. Two appendices detail the genomic disorders, providing genomic features at the locus undergoing rearrangement, their clinical features, and frequency of detection.

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Medical | The Handbook of Contraception: A Guide for Practical Management


The Handbook of Contraception: A Guide for Practical Management (Current Clinical Practice) by Donna Shoupe
Humana Press | ISBN: 15882959906 | 312 pages | 2006-08-11 | PDF | 1.8 MB

The Handbook of Contraception: A Guide for Practical Management provides a comprehensive review of contraception methods for all reproductive-aged women, including those who are young and healthy, postpartum, perimenopausal, adolescent, or who have a medical disease. Because of the vast and diverse list of various contraceptive methods available, this text updates the health care provider with information on safety, practical counseling tools, advantages, and disadvantages of each contraception method. This superb reference offers inclusive information on oral, injectable, emergency, and various cervical barrier contraceptives, as well as behavioral methods of contraception and sterilization methods. An extensive review of currently available laparoscopic and hysterscopic tubal sterilization techniques is also included as well as a chapter introducing the new surgical contraceptive implant, Implanon®.

The Handbook of Contraception: A Guide for Practical Management is designed to give the modern health care provider up-to-date information on safety, side effects, advantages, and practical counseling tools.

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Geometry for Computer Graphics: Formulae, Examples and Proofs


John Vince,"Geometry for Computer Graphics: Formulae, Examples and Proofs"
Springer | 342 pages | 2004 | ISBN:1852338342 | PDF | 4.31MB

Geometry is the cornerstone of computer graphics and computer animation, and provides the framework and tools for solving problems in two and three dimensions. This may be in the form of describing simple shapes such as a circle, ellipse, or parabola, or complex problems such as rotating 3D objects about an arbitrary axis. Geometry for Computer Graphics draws together a wide variety of geometric information that will provide a sourcebook of facts, examples, and proofs for students, academics, researchers, and professional practitioners. The book is divided into 4 sections: the first summarizes hundreds of formulae used to solve 2D and 3D geometric problems. The second section places these formulae in context in the form of worked examples. The third provides the origin and proofs of these formulae, and communicates mathematical strategies for solving geometric problems. The last section is a glossary of terms used in geometry.

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Medical | Cardiovascular Molecular Imaging


Cardiovascular Molecular Imaging by Robert Gropler
Informa Healthcare | ISBN: 0849333776 | 368 pages | 2007-07-23 | PDF | 11.7 MB


Based on a groundbreaking NIH symposium sponsored by the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, this source will stand as the first all-inclusive guide to the targeted molecular imaging of the cardiovascular system. With color throughout, and packaged with a user-friendly CD-ROM, this source will cover new methods for the analysis and management of cardiovascular pathophysiological processes and probe new technologies to analyze cardiovascular receptors, reporter probes and gene expression, vascular structures, and biological processes that affect the heart and associated vessels.

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Cardiovascular Biomarkers: Pathophysiology and Disease Management


Cardiovascular Biomarkers: Pathophysiology and Disease Management by David Morrow
Humana Press | ISBN: 1588295265 | 640 pages | 2006-05-05 | PDF | 5.7 MB

Internationally recognized opinion makers and experts in clinical and laboratory medicine synthesize the latest developments in the use of cardiac biomarkers by the practicing physician. The authors focus on integrating biomarkers into the contemporary clinical management of patients with cardiovascular disease, emphasizing clinical studies, evidence-based diagnostic algorithms, and critical pathways for triage and therapy, whenever available. They also illuminate the connections between specific biomarkers and the basic pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease, explain the analytical properties of the assays relevant to clinical practice, and highlight emerging novel biomarkers and new direction for biomarker development. Numerous figures, illustrations, and tables make key evidence and practical guidelines easily accessible. The book makes clear as never before to today's busy cardiologists, emergency room physicians, and internists how the various assays perform, which ones they should order to evaluate their patients, and how they might change their therapeutic approach based on the results of a biomarker assay.

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Medical | Management of Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy


Management of Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy by Kevin McVary
Humana Press | ISBN: 1588291553 | 280 pages | 2003-11-25 | PDF | 4.4 MB

A concise, up-to-date review of the many new therapies available for the treatment of benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH). The authors concisely evaluate the latest minimally invasive therapies, as well as time-tested surgical treatments, and review the medical therapies for BPH, namely a-adrenergic antagonists, 5-a reductase inhibitors, and their therapeutic combinations. Additional chapters examine the pathophysiology and natural history of BPH, its epidemiology, and the urodynamic evaluation of lower urinary tract symptoms. A perfect reference source for the practicing urologist seeking sound guidance on the best approach to his patients.

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Medical | Bone Densitometry in Clinical Practice: Application and Interpretation


Bone Densitometry in Clinical Practice: Application and Interpretation (Current Clinical Practice) by Sydney Bonnick
Humana Press | ISBN: 1588292754 | 436 pages | 2003-09-17| PDF | 4.3 MB

This fully updated and dramatically expanded edition will allow family physicians and specialists to fully understand not only what they need to do, but also why. New to this edition-over half the book-are discussions of the clinical guidelines for selecting patients for densitometry measurements, various questionnaires and indices that have been developed to help patients identify themselves as candidates for bone mass measurements, and specific densitometry applications of diagnosis, fracture risk prediction, and monitoring changes in bone density. Updated material includes an expanded review of the effects of diseases and drugs on bone density, new standardization formulas for the hip subregions and forearm, statistical devices necessary to "test the test," and guidance on how to do a short-term precision study and apply the result to clinical practice. An accompanying CD-ROM contains a Precision Calculator, a Statistical Confidence Calculator for Measured Change in BMD, OST Nomograms, a Patient Risk Factor Questionnaire, and a CME review, which, if successfully completed, can lead to 30 hours of AMA Category I continuing education credit

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Medical | The Art and Science of Cardiac Physical Examination (Contemporary Cardiology)


The Art and Science of Cardiac Physical Examination (Contemporary Cardiology) by Narasimhan Ranganathan
Humana Press | ISBN: 1588297764 | 432 pages | 2006-09-15 | PDF | 3 MB

A panel of academic clinicians brings the art and science of the clinical cardiac examination to the bedside with a tour de force tutorial on the techniques needed to elicit various physical signs and to interpret them in relation to the patient's symptoms and underlying cardiac condition. Drawing on twenty-five years of teaching and training physicians and physicians-to-be, the authors integrate the physiology, pathophysiology, and mechanisms behind the various physical signs with a thorough and easy-to-use practical approach that makes physician feel more comfortable and competent performing the cardiac physical examination. The authors pay particular attention to the interpretation of the jugular venous pulsations and contour and make the physiology and pathophysiology of the normal and abnormal arterial pulse interesting and relevant. A unique and original companion video CD presents close to 140 clinical examples taken from actual patients, complete with audio recordings of various heart sounds and murmurs displayed in real time as seen on an oscilloscope. Additional video recordings show both precordial pulsations and jugular pulsations from patients with a variety of cardiac lesions, and illustrate certain unusual clinical conditions through simultaneous echocardiographic images and recordings of heart sounds and murmurs.

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The Character of Mind: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind


The Character of Mind: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind
Oxford University Press, USA | ISBN 0198752083 | 1997 Edition | PDF | 176 Pages | 445 KB

Of what nature is the mind? So Colin McGinn starts his first chapter, and this is his guiding question. He pursues the answer with a boldness and provocativeness rarely encountered in philosophical writing. As he explains, my aim has been to give the reader something definite and stimulating to think about, rather than to present a cautious and disinterested survey of the state of the subject. The Character of Mind provides a general introduction to the philosophy of mind, covering all the main topics: the mind-body problem, the nature of acquaintance, the relation between thought and language, agency, the self. In particular, Colin McGinn addresses the issue of consciousness, and the difficulty of combining the two very different perspectives on the mind that arise from introspection and from the observation of other people. His aim throughout is to identify the recalcitrant problems clearly, and to suggest fruitful approaches to their solutions, always avoiding facile answers. The second edition of this classic book adds three completely new chapters on consciousness, mental content, and cognitive science, bringing it abreast of current developments. A distinctive viewpoint is adopted, stressing consciousness, but the intention is still to come to grips with the underlying philosophical problems, accessibly articulating the deep difficulties we face in theorizing about the mind. From the reviews of the first edition: `a very good introduction to the philosophy of mind. . . . written with confidence and authority . . . a fine text for an undergraduate course.' Jonathan Lear, The Times Literary Supplement `a lucid and impressive discussion . . . to be recommended to students and professionals alike . . . brilliant book.' Brian O'Shaughnessy, London Review of Books `clear, stimulating and thought-provoking.' Bernard Harrison, Philosophy `an impressive piece of worktough, elegant, ingenious, argumentative and controversial.' Nicholas Everitt, Times Higher Educational Supplement

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Microbial Biopesticides (Advances in Biopesticide Research)


Microbial Biopesticides (Advances in Biopesticide Research)
CRC | ISBN 0415272130 | 2001-10-25 | PDF | 6.4 MB | 352 pages

Biotechnological research has provided key developments in pest control agents, focusing on pathogens of insect pests as formulated biological pesticides. Emphasis has been placed on bacteria and viruses as they are well understood and easily manipulated. Microbial Biopesticides provides a comprehensive overview of the advances made in the use of bacteria, fungi, and viruses, focusing on behavioral, chemical, and molecular aspects. The authors discuss the potential of nematode-based biochemical agents and bioherbicides and explore the role of microbial biopesticides in integrated pest management and their prospects for commercial exploitation.

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Introduction to Relativistic Continuum Mechanics


Introduction to Relativistic Continuum Mechanics
Springer | ISBN 3540731660 | 2007 | PDF | 2.8 MB | 340 pages

This mathematically-oriented introduction takes the point of view that students should become familiar, at an early stage, with the physics of relativistic continua and thermodynamics within the framework of special relativity. Therefore, in addition to standard textbook topics such as relativistic kinematics and vacuum electrodynamics, the reader will be thoroughly introduced to relativistic continuum and fluid mechanics. Emphasis in the presentation is on the 3+1 splitting technique, widely used in general relativity for introducing the relative observers point of view.

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The Nonlinear Universe: Chaos, Emergence, Life (The Frontiers Collection)


The Nonlinear Universe: Chaos, Emergence, Life (The Frontiers Collection)
Springer | Pages:364 | 2007-10| ISBN / ASIN:3540341528 | 8.3 MB

Written in Alwyn Scott’s inimitable style – lucid and accessible – The Nonlinear Universe surveys and explores the explosion of activity in nonlinear science that began in the 1970s and 1980s and continues today. The book explains the wide-ranging implications of nonlinear phenomena for future developments in many areas of modern science, including mathematics, physics, engineering, chemistry, biology, and neuroscience. Arguably as important as quantum theory, modern nonlinear science – and an appreciation of its implications – is essential for understanding scientific developments of the twenty-first century.

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Cornerstones of Real Analysis


Cornerstones of Real Analysis
Boston | Pages:650| 2005-07-29 | ISBN / ASIN:0817632506 | 3 MB

Basic Real Analysis systematically develops those concepts and tools in real analysis that are vital to every mathematician, whether pure or applied, aspiring or established. Along with a companion volume Advanced Real Analysis (available separately or together as a Set via the Related Links nearby), these works present a comprehensive treatment with a global view of the subject, emphasizing the connections between real analysis and other branches of mathematics.

Key topics and features of Basic Real Analysis:

* Early chapters treat the fundamentals of real variables, sequences and series of functions, the theory of Fourier series for the Riemann integral, metric spaces, and the theoretical underpinnings of multivariable calculus and differential equations

* Subsequent chapters develop the Lebesgue theory in Euclidean and abstract spaces, Fourier series and the Fourier transform for the Lebesgue integral, point-set topology, measure theory in locally compact Hausdorff spaces, and the basics of Hilbert and Banach spaces

* The subjects of Fourier series and harmonic functions are used as recurring motivation for a number of theoretical developments

* The development proceeds from the particular to the general, often introducing examples well before a theory that incorporates them

* The text includes many examples and hundreds of problems, and a separate 55-page section gives hints or complete solutions for most of the problems

Basic Real Analysis requires of the reader only familiarity with some linear algebra and real variable theory, the very beginning of group theory, and an acquaintance with proofs. It is suitable as a text in an advanced undergraduate course in real variable theory and in most basic graduate courses in Lebesgue integration and related topics. Because it focuses on what every young mathematician needs to know about real analysis, the book is ideal both as a course text and for self-study, especially for graduate students preparing for qualifying examinations. Its scope and approach will appeal to instructors and professors in nearly all areas of pure mathematics, as well as applied mathematicians working in analytic areas such as statistics, mathematical physics, and differential equations. Indeed, the clarity and breadth of Basic Real Analysis make it a welcome addition to the personal library of every mathematician.

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Microsoft Access VBA Programming for the Absolute Beginner, Second Edition


Microsoft Access VBA Programming for the Absolute Beginner, Second Edition
Course Technology PTR; 2 edition | ISBN: 1592007236 | 392 pages | March 14, 2005 | PDF | 5 MB

If you are new to programming with Microsoft Access VBA and are looking for a solid introduction, this is the book for you. Developed by computer science professors, books in the for the absolute beginner series teach the principles of programming through simple game creation. Covering Access 2003, "Microsoft Access VBA Programming for the Absolute Beginner" provides you with the skills that you need for more practical Access VBA programming applications and shows you how to put these skills to use in realworld scenarios. Best of all, by the time you finish this book, you will be able to apply the basic principles you?ve learned to the next programming language you tackle.

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Business Value Of Blogging


Lewis Global Public Relations, "Business Value Of Blogging"
Lewis Global Public Relations | 30 pages | March 2007 | PDF | 3.47 MB | ISBN: 0201440999

Why are so few companies blogging? The phenomenon has been mainstream for a few years already, so many have probably considered it. Obviously, this has not yet spurred them to action.

Introduction
To blog or not to blog?
Why are so few companies blogging? The phenomenon has been mainstream for a few years already, so many have probably considered it. Obviously, this has not yet spurred them to action. This is not entirely surprising. One could imagine a typical discussion about blogging to go something like this:


CEO: “This blogging thing, what can it do for us?”
Marketer: “Well, it would improve our ability
to interact with our audience, among other
things.”


CEO: “That doesn’t tell me anything. Does it
bring in any sales leads? Will our reputation
increase? Are there any risks involved?”
Marketer: “That depends on a lot of factors.
If we...”


CEO: “You lost me. Come back when you
have a business case. Or when our
competitor starts doing it.”


If there’s one thing companies have learned from the past decade of technical innovation, it’s to think twice before investing in anything new that comes along – especially when it’s not clear what the costs and benefits will be. The days of corporations spending money on new technology just because ‘it looks cool’ or ‘everybody else is doing it’ are definitely over (for now, at least). Of course, making such a cost-benefit analysis is always difficult, but most innovations can at least be compared to their predecessors – making it easier to paint a picture of the impact they might have. A new multifunctional printer, for instance, could lower your printing costs, make your brochures look nicer, offer extra capacity – but in the end it’s still a printer. It will very likely print and scan stuff, but the chances that it inadvertently influences your sales process are minimal.


Not so with blogs. They represent the first truly interactive, one-to-many communication channel that companies have ever possessed, touching on several different business processes at once. No one has experience with that kind of thing. Moreover, blogs come in different flavors, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. Altogether, there are so many uncertainties involved that most companies that consider blogging often feel they’re about to run blindfold into a dense forest. Any decision on blogging should therefore start with an in-depth analysis of the business benefits that the various types of blogs might bring to a company, followed by an assessment of requirements for each of those blog types. These are the first two steps of the Four-Step Guide to Blogging. Once you’ve done that and determined which blog types are most suitable for your needs, it’s time to turn the question around and ask yourself if you could achieve the expected benefits in a different manner. Looking at the alternatives for blogging is step three. Lastly, you have to consider the factors involved in making a blog successful, many of which you have under your control. However, there are also several key success factors, both within and outside your company, that you cannot influence directly.
The fourth step involves looking at the noninfluenceable success factors for your own specific situation, and adjusting step 1 to 3 accordingly.


The Four-Step Guide to Blogging
1. Identify possible benefits
2. Determine requirements
3. Evaluate alternatives
4. Adjust for non-influenceable success factors
Before we go into more detail on this, we will first take a closer look at what blogs really are, and outline the different type of corporate blogs a company can use.

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Medical | Dynamics of Cancer: Incidence, Inheritance, and Evolution (Princeton Series in Evolutionary Biology)


Steven A. Frank , "Dynamics of Cancer: Incidence, Inheritance, and Evolution (Princeton Series in Evolutionary Biology)"
Publisher: Princeton University Press | ISBN: 0691133662 | 400 Pages | PDF | 2.8 Mb

The onset of cancer presents one of the most fundamental problems in modern biology. In Dynamics of Cancer, Steven Frank produces the first comprehensive analysis of how particular genetic and environmental causes influence the age of onset.

The book provides a unique conceptual and historical framework for understanding the causes of cancer and other diseases that increase with age. Using a novel quantitative framework of reliability and multistage breakdown, Frank unifies molecular, demographic, and evolutionary levels of analysis. He interprets a wide variety of observations on the age of cancer onset, the genetic and environmental causes of disease, and the organization of tissues with regard to stem cell biology and somatic mutation. Frank uses new quantitative methods to tackle some of the classic problems in cancer biology and aging: how the rate of increase in the incidence of lung cancer declines after individuals quit smoking, the distinction between the dosage of a chemical carcinogen and the time of exposure, and the role of inherited genetic variation in familial patterns of cancer.

This is the only book that presents a full analysis of the age of cancer onset. It is a superb teaching tool and a rich source of ideas for new and experienced researchers. For cancer biologists, population geneticists, evolutionary biologists, and demographers interested in aging, this book provides new insight into disease progression, the inheritance of predisposition to disease, and the evolutionary processes that have shaped organismal design.

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