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The Advantage

The Advantage Book
Author : Patrick M. Lencioni
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2012-03-14
ISBN : 1118266102
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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There is a competitive advantage out there, arguably more powerful than any other. Is it superior strategy? Faster innovation? Smarter employees? No, New York Times best-selling author, Patrick Lencioni, argues that the seminal difference between successful companies and mediocre ones has little to do with what they know and how smart they are and more to do with how healthy they are. In this book, Lencioni brings together his vast experience and many of the themes cultivated in his other best-selling books and delivers a first: a cohesive and comprehensive exploration of the unique advantage organizational health provides. Simply put, an organization is healthy when it is whole, consistent and complete, when its management, operations and culture are unified. Healthy organizations outperform their counterparts, are free of politics and confusion and provide an environment where star performers never want to leave. Lencioni’s first non-fiction book provides leaders with a groundbreaking, approachable model for achieving organizational health—complete with stories, tips and anecdotes from his experiences consulting to some of the nation’s leading organizations. In this age of informational ubiquity and nano-second change, it is no longer enough to build a competitive advantage based on intelligence alone. The Advantage provides a foundational construct for conducting business in a new way—one that maximizes human potential and aligns the organization around a common set of principles.

The College Handbook of Creative Writing

The College Handbook of Creative Writing Book
Author : Robert DeMaria
Publisher : Heinle
Release : 1998
ISBN : 9780155053014
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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THE COLLEGE HANDBOOK OF CREATIVE WRITING is a best-selling textbook designed for all creative writing courses. Covering fiction, poetry, and drama, it explores such across-the-genres subjects as theme, setting, characters, plot, point of view, tone, style, description, dialogue, thoughts, time, images, and sounds. There are also useful chapters on The Performance Factor, Fundamentals of Writing, and Writing as a Career, which includes sample listings of jobs for writers. Contemporary and classic selections serve to illustrate discussions and act as models to promote the writing process, and are followed by exercises and writing suggestions at the end of each chapter. A glossary of literary terms and a bibliography complete this concise textbook, resulting in a design that allows for a maximum of information in a portable little book.

Eternity Invading Time

Eternity Invading Time Book
Author : Renny G. Mcclean,Renrick G. McLean
Publisher : Advantage Inspirational
Release : 2005-07
ISBN : 9781597550383
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the Old Testament, God's people saw Him in a cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night. In the New Testament, the religious world thought they had God in a box behind the veil. When Jesus died, the veil was rent and God went public. In an ever changing world where the darkness prides itself by proclaiming they have psychic insights for every person, the church has become anemic, without as much as a sign, a miracle or a wonder. Where do we go from here? Faith is at a level the church has never known before. It is a faith being seen in the "here and now." We must understand what Jesus meant when He said, "I only do what I hear and what I see My Father do and say." You are about to enter that eternal zone, where time is losing its grip on the earth. Eternity is Invading Time.

Edge

Edge Book
Author : Laura Huang
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2020-01-28
ISBN : 0525540822
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Laura Huang, an award-winning Harvard Business School professor, shows that success is about gaining an edge: that elusive quality that gives you an upper hand and attracts attention and support. Some people seem to naturally have it. Now, Huang teaches the rest of us how to create our own from the challenges and biases we think hold us back, and turning them to work in our favor. How do you find a competitive edge when the obstacles feel insurmountable? How do you get people to take you seriously when they're predisposed not to, and perhaps have already written you off? Laura Huang has come up against that problem many times--and so has anyone who's ever felt out of place or underestimated. Many of us sit back quietly, hoping that our hard work and effort will speak for itself. Or we try to force ourselves into the mold of who we think is "successful," stifling the creativity and charm that makes us unique and memorable. In Edge, Huang offers a different approach. She argues that success is rarely just about the quality of our ideas, credentials, and skills, or our effort. Instead, achieving success hinges on how well we shape others' perceptions--of our strengths, certainly, but also our flaws. It's about creating our own edge by confronting the factors that seem like shortcomings and turning them into assets that make others take notice. Huang draws from her groundbreaking research on entrepreneurial intuition, persuasion, and implicit decision-making, to impart her profound findings and share stories of previously-overlooked Olympians, assistants-turned-executives, and flailing companies that made momentous turnarounds. Through her deeply-researched framework, Huang shows how we can turn weaknesses into strengths and create an edge in any situation. She explains how an entrepreneur scored a massive investment despite initially being disparaged for his foreign accent, and how a first-time political candidate overcame voters' doubts about his physical disabilities. Edge shows that success is about knowing who you are and using that knowledge unapologetically and strategically. This book will teach you how to find your unique edge and keep it sharp.

Cengage Advantage Books World History Complete

Cengage Advantage Books  World History  Complete Book
Author : William J. Duiker,Jackson J. Spielvogel
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 2015-04-21
ISBN : 9781305091719
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Developed to meet the demand for a low-cost, high-quality history book, this economically priced version of WORLD HISTORY, 8th Edition, offers readers the complete narrative with only the most essential features, photos, and maps. All volumes feature a paperback, two-color format that appeals to those seeking a comprehensive, trade-sized history text. Noted teachers and scholars William J. Duiker and Jackson J. Spielvogel present a balanced, highly readable overview of world history that explores common challenges and experiences of the human past, and identifies key patterns over time. Thorough coverage of political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military history is integrated into a chronological framework to help students gain an appreciation and understanding of the distinctive character and development of individual cultures in society. This approach helps students link events together in a broad comparative and global framework, and consequently see the contemporary world in a more meaningful historical context. CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: WORLD HISTORY includes over 100 maps and excerpts of over 100 primary sources that enliven the past while introducing students to the source material of historical scholarship. Available in the following split options: CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: WORLD HISTORY, 8th Edition (Chapters 1−30); Volume I: To 1800 (Chapters 1−18); Volume II: Since 1500 (Chapters 14−30). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Home Field Advantage

Home Field Advantage Book
Author : Dahlia Adler
Publisher : Wednesday Books
Release : 2022-06-07
ISBN : 1250765854
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In Dahlia Adler's Home Field Advantage, a sweet and funny f/f romance from the author of Cool for the Summer, a cheerleader and the school's newest quarterback are playing to win, but might lose their hearts in the process. Amber McCloud’s dream is to become cheer captain at the end of the year, but it’s an extra-tall order to be joyful and spirited when the quarterback of your team has been killed in a car accident. For both the team and the squad, watching Robbie get replaced by newcomer Jack Walsh is brutal. And when it turns out Jack is actually short for Jaclyn, all hell breaks loose. The players refuse to be led by a girl, the cheerleaders are mad about the changes to their traditions, and the fact that Robbie’s been not only replaced but outshined by a QB who wears a sports bra has more than a few Atherton Alligators in a rage. Amber tries for some semblance of unity, but it quickly becomes clear that she's only got a future on the squad and with her friends if she helps them take Jack down. Just one problem: Amber and Jack are falling for each other, and if Amber can't stand up for Jack and figure out how to get everyone to fall in line, her dream may come at the cost of her heart. Dahlia Adler's Home Field Advantage is a sparkling romance about fighting for what - or who - you truly want.

Authority Marketing

Authority Marketing Book
Author : Adam Witty,Rusty Shelton
Publisher : Forbesbooks
Release : 2018-05-03
ISBN : 9781946633132
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Learn how to use Authority Marketing(R) to build thought leadership and dominate your competition by playing a game no one else knows is being played with this ground-breaking book! Are you the Authority in your field? Are you recognized as a stand-out thought leader, a published author, a keynote speaker, or a media personality? Are you viewed as a commodity? A hard-working expert who is a commodity and has to compete on every level, including price? One thing is for certain: Authority doesn't just happen; Authority is built through a systematic process called the Authority Marketing System. But how can you make this shift in an environment that is noisier and more crowded than ever before? If you are an entrepreneur, CEO, or professional who is frustrated with the traditional approach to marketing and wants to grow your business and make a bigger impact, this book will show you how to use the Authority Marketing System to create a clear and trackable blueprint to shift yourself from a commoditized expert to a highly visible Authority. In this book you will learn: - What Authority Marketing is and how to use it to grow your business - The 7 Pillars of Authority Marketing - How others have used Authority Marketing to create unimaginable success - Why thought leadership is your most important secret weapon Authority Marketing isn't about ego or attention--it's about accelerating the speed of trust so you are viewed not as an expert with something to sell, but as a thought leader with important insight to teach. Start growing your Authority today!

Basic Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

Basic Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences Book
Author : Gary W. Heiman
Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
Release : 2010-01-20
ISBN : 9780840032300
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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BASIC STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, International Edition demystifies and fully explains statistics without leaving out relevant topics or simply presenting formulas, in a format that is non-threatening and inviting to students. The author's clear, patiently crafted explanations, with an occasional touch of humor, teach students not only how to compute an answer, but also why they should perform the procedure or what their answer reveals about the data. The book achieves several objectives: it presents a conceptual-intuitive approach, presents statistics within an understandable research context, deals directly and positively with student weaknesses in mathematics, and introduces new terms and concepts in an integrated way. The result is a text that students can learn from as well as enjoy.

Competitive Advantage

Competitive Advantage Book
Author : Michael E. Porter
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2008-06-30
ISBN : 1416595848
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Now beyond its eleventh printing and translated into twelve languages, Michael Porter’s The Competitive Advantage of Nations has changed completely our conception of how prosperity is created and sustained in the modern global economy. Porter’s groundbreaking study of international competitiveness has shaped national policy in countries around the world. It has also transformed thinking and action in states, cities, companies, and even entire regions such as Central America. Based on research in ten leading trading nations, The Competitive Advantage of Nations offers the first theory of competitiveness based on the causes of the productivity with which companies compete. Porter shows how traditional comparative advantages such as natural resources and pools of labor have been superseded as sources of prosperity, and how broad macroeconomic accounts of competitiveness are insufficient. The book introduces Porter’s “diamond,” a whole new way to understand the competitive position of a nation (or other locations) in global competition that is now an integral part of international business thinking. Porter's concept of “clusters,” or groups of interconnected firms, suppliers, related industries, and institutions that arise in particular locations, has become a new way for companies and governments to think about economies, assess the competitive advantage of locations, and set public policy. Even before publication of the book, Porter’s theory had guided national reassessments in New Zealand and elsewhere. His ideas and personal involvement have shaped strategy in countries as diverse as the Netherlands, Portugal, Taiwan, Costa Rica, and India, and regions such as Massachusetts, California, and the Basque country. Hundreds of cluster initiatives have flourished throughout the world. In an era of intensifying global competition, this pathbreaking book on the new wealth of nations has become the standard by which all future work must be measured.

Fundamental Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

Fundamental Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences Book
Author : David C. Howell
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 2016-02-02
ISBN : 1305887549
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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FUNDAMENTAL STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES focuses on providing the context of statistics in behavioral research, while emphasizing the importance of looking at data before jumping into a test. This practical approach provides students with an understanding of the logic behind the statistics, so they understand why and how certain methods are used -- rather than simply carry out techniques by rote. Students move beyond number crunching to discover the meaning of statistical results and appreciate how the statistical test to be employed relates to the research questions posed by an experiment. Written in an informal style, the text provides an abundance of real data and research studies that provide a real-life perspective and help students learn and understand concepts. In alignment with current trends in statistics in the behavioral sciences, the text emphasizes effect sizes and meta-analysis, and integrates frequent demonstrations of computer analyses through SPSS and R. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Cengage Advantage Books Western Civilization

Cengage Advantage Books  Western Civilization Book
Author : Thomas F. X. Noble,Barry Strauss,Duane Osheim,Kristen Neuschel,Elinor Accampo
Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
Release : 2013-01-28
ISBN : 9781133610151
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Developed to meet the demand for a low-cost, high-quality history book, this text is an economically priced version of WESTERN CIVILIZATION: BEYOND BOUNDARIES, 7e. The Advantage Edition offers the high level of scholarship and engaging narrative of the full text, while limiting the number of features, images, and maps. Each volume is packaged in a paperback, two-color format that appeals to those seeking a comprehensive, trade-sized history text. Like its full-length counterpart, the Advantage Edition of WESTERN CIVILIZATION encompasses the full social and political story of Western Civilization within a wider definition of Europe that includes Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, and European frontiers. The text emphasizes Europe's interaction with the world and encourages readers to question why and how history unfolded as it did.

Understanding Arguments

Understanding Arguments Book
Author : Robert J. Fogelin,Walter Sinnott-Armstrong
Publisher : Harcourt College Pub
Release : 1991
ISBN : 9780155926721
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Understanding Arguments book written by Robert J. Fogelin,Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Cengage Advantage Books World History

Cengage Advantage Books  World History Book
Author : William J. Duiker,Jackson J. Spielvogel
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 2015-04-11
ISBN : 1305537823
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Developed to meet the demand for a low-cost, high-quality history book, this economically priced version of WORLD HISTORY, 8th Edition, offers readers the complete narrative with only the most essential features, photos, and maps. All volumes feature a paperback, two-color format that appeals to those seeking a comprehensive, trade-sized history text. Noted teachers and scholars William J. Duiker and Jackson J. Spielvogel present a balanced, highly readable overview of world history that explores common challenges and experiences of the human past, and identifies key patterns over time. Thorough coverage of political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military history is integrated into a chronological framework to help students gain an appreciation and understanding of the distinctive character and development of individual cultures in society. This approach helps students link events together in a broad comparative and global framework, and consequently see the contemporary world in a more meaningful historical context. CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: WORLD HISTORY includes over 100 maps and excerpts of over 100 primary sources that enliven the past while introducing students to the source material of historical scholarship. Available in the following split options: CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: WORLD HISTORY, 8th Edition (Chapters 1−30); Volume I: To 1800 (Chapters 1−18); Volume II: Since 1500 (Chapters 14−30). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Learning and Behavior

Learning and Behavior Book
Author : Paul Chance
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 2013-03-01
ISBN : 1285545966
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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LEARNING AND BEHAVIOR, Seventh Edition, is stimulating and filled with high-interest queries and examples. Based on the theme that learning is a biological mechanism that aids survival, this book embraces a scientific approach to behavior but is written in clear, engaging, and easy-to-understand language. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The AI Advantage

The AI Advantage Book
Author : Thomas H. Davenport
Publisher : MIT Press
Release : 2019-08-06
ISBN : 0262538008
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Cutting through the hype, a practical guide to using artificial intelligence for business benefits and competitive advantage. In The AI Advantage, Thomas Davenport offers a guide to using artificial intelligence in business. He describes what technologies are available and how companies can use them for business benefits and competitive advantage. He cuts through the hype of the AI craze—remember when it seemed plausible that IBM's Watson could cure cancer?—to explain how businesses can put artificial intelligence to work now, in the real world. His key recommendation: don't go for the “moonshot” (curing cancer, or synthesizing all investment knowledge); look for the “low-hanging fruit” to make your company more efficient. Davenport explains that the business value AI offers is solid rather than sexy or splashy. AI will improve products and processes and make decisions better informed—important but largely invisible tasks. AI technologies won't replace human workers but augment their capabilities, with smart machines to work alongside smart people. AI can automate structured and repetitive work; provide extensive analysis of data through machine learning (“analytics on steroids”), and engage with customers and employees via chatbots and intelligent agents. Companies should experiment with these technologies and develop their own expertise. Davenport describes the major AI technologies and explains how they are being used, reports on the AI work done by large commercial enterprises like Amazon and Google, and outlines strategies and steps to becoming a cognitive corporation. This book provides an invaluable guide to the real-world future of business AI. A book in the Management on the Cutting Edge series, published in cooperation with MIT Sloan Management Review.

The ADHD Advantage

The ADHD Advantage Book
Author : Dale Archer, MD
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2015-07-28
ISBN : 0698194381
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Why ADHD could be the key to your success For decades physicians delivered the diagnosis of ADHD to patients as bad news and warned them about a lifelong struggle of managing symptoms. But The ADHD Advantage explodes this outlook, showing that some of the most highly successful entrepreneurs, leaders, and entertainers have reached the pinnacle of success not in spite of their ADHD but because of it. Although the ADHD stereotype is someone who can’t sit still, in reality people with ADHD are endlessly curious, often adventurous, willing to take smart risks, and unusually resilient. They are creative, visionary, and entrepreneurial. Sharing the stories of highly successful people with ADHD, Dr. Archer offers a vitally important and inspiring new way to recognize ADHD traits in oneself or in one’s loved ones, and then leverage them to great advantage—without drugs. As someone who not only has ADHD himself but also has never used medication to treat it, Dr. Archer understands the condition from a unique standpoint. Armed with new science and research, he hopes to generate public interest and even debate with his positive message as he guides the millions of people with ADHD worldwide toward a whole new appreciation of their many strengths and full innate potential.

Business Advantage Intermediate Teacher s Book

Business Advantage Intermediate Teacher s Book Book
Author : Jonathan Birkin
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2012-01-26
ISBN : 1107637708
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An innovative, new multi-level course for the university and in-company sector. Business Advantage is the course for tomorrow's business leaders. Based on a unique syllabus that combines current business theory, business in practice and business skills - all presented using authentic, expert input - the course contains specific business-related outcomes that make the material highly relevant and engaging. The Business Advantage Intermediate level books include input from leading institutions and organisations, such as: the Cambridge Judge Business School, IKEA, Emirates NBD, Isuzu and Unilever. The Teacher's Book comes with photocopiable activities, progress tests, and worksheets for the DVD which accompanies the Student's Book.

Introduction to Physical Anthropology 2011 2012 Edition

Introduction to Physical Anthropology 2011 2012 Edition Book
Author : Robert Jurmain,Lynn Kilgore,Wenda Trevathan,Russell L. Ciochon
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 2012-07-19
ISBN : 9781111297930
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY 2011-2012 continues to present the most up-to-date and balanced, comprehensive introduction to the field, combining an engaging writing style and compelling visual content to bring the study of physical anthropology to life for today’s students. With a focus on the big picture of human evolution, the text helps students master the basic principles of the subject and arrive at an understanding of the human species and its place in the biological world. This book continues to keep pace with changes in the field by including thorough coverage of cutting-edge advances in molecular biology and genomics, primatology, key fossil discoveries, and modern human biology. A new Conclusion: Why it Matters, drives home the importance of understanding human evolution and the incredible impact our species has had, and will continue to have, on the environment and all life forms on this planet. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Cengage Advantage Books This is PR The Realities of Public Relations

Cengage Advantage Books  This is PR  The Realities of Public Relations Book
Author : Doug Newsom,Judy Turk,Dean Kruckeberg
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 2012-01-01
ISBN : 1133710077
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Ideal for the beginning student or the experienced public relations practitioner, THIS IS PR: THE REALITIES OF PUBLIC RELATIONS, Eleventh Edition, covers the world of public relations with a strong emphasis on fundamentals such as history and research, as well as emerging issues such as technology, ethics, and the international aspects. With numerous examples, strategies, tactics, and case studies, your students will have resources they can take away from the classroom. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Family Therapy An Overview

Family Therapy  An Overview Book
Author : Herbert Goldenberg,Irene Goldenberg
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 2012-01-01
ISBN : 1133711049
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This current, engaging, and practice-oriented text is your complete resource for mastering the many facets of family therapy. In this eighth edition, the authors provide practice-oriented content that will help you become an empathic and effective family therapist. The new edition includes the latest references and contemporary thinking on central issues such as family resiliency, alternative forms of family life today, gender, culture, and ethnic considerations. A new feature, Thinking like a Clinician, helps students to reflect on practice issues related to each chapter. This edition also contains the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Code of Ethics--a great reference that will help you understand the importance of ethical practices. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.