Careers & Education
Richard Branson is an iconic businessman. In "Screw It, Let's Do It", he shares the secrets of his success and the invaluable lessons he has learned over the course of his remarkable career. As the world struggles with the twin problems of global recession and climate change, Richard explains why it is up to big companies like Virgin to lead the way in finding a more holistic and environmentally friendly approach to business. He also looks to the future and shares his plans for taking his business and his ideas to the next level. Richard reveals the new and exciting areas into which Virgin is currently moving, including biofuels and space travel, and brings together all the important lessons, good advice and inspirational adages that have helped him along the road to success. This is a fantastic motivational book that will help every reader achieve their own dreams.
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Robin Sharma believes there are certain skills and attitudes that allow you to rise to extraordinary success. In his powerful new parable, he offers a story designed to help people from all walks of life to achieve great things. Blake DiFranco is down on his luck, trying to make ends meet. His job is unsatisfying, and he is disenchanted with the world around him. One day, an enigmatic family friend offers him a life-altering opportunity: spend a day studying with a mysterious group of teachers and learn the secrets of limitless success. Blake is sceptical, but something compels him to take the opportunity seriously. The next morning, he embarks on a journey to discover the true meaning of the LWT philosophy - Lead Without a Title. He is ushered through the lessons of the four teachers: Anna, a maid who shows him that every job can be done with passion; Ty, a surfer who reminds him how important it is to rise to the riskiest challenges; Jackson, a former CEO who shows him the value of relationships; and Jet, a masseur who proves that greatness begins within. Blake's world changes as the teachers make him realize his own potential to achieve greater things than he'd ever imagined. The book is packed with real-world lessons, catchy aphorisms and inspiring exercises that will help any business person realize extraordinary results. Sharma distils over fifteen years of working with high-performers to deliver real-world strategies and foster a winning mindset. Here are formulas that will build success amidst times of deep change and will help readers to make positive changes both at work and at home.
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Who Moved My Cheese? is an amusing and enlightening story of four characters who live in a maze and look for cheese to nourish them and make them happy. Cheese is a metaphor for what you want to have in life - whether it is a good job, a loving relationship, money or a possession, health or spirital peace of mind. And the maze is where you look for what you want - the organisation you work in, or the family or community you live in. This profound book from bestselling author, Spencer Johnson, will show you how to anticipate change, adapt to change quickly, enjoy change and be ready to change quickly again and again. Discover the secret for yourself and learn how to deal with change, so that you suffer from less stress and enjoy more success in your work and in life. Written for all ages, this story takes less than an hour to read, but its unique insights can last for a lifetime.
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You are shrunk to the height of a ten-pence piece and thrown in a blender. The blades start moving in 60 seconds. What do you do? If you want to work at Google, or any of the world's top employers, you'll need to have a convincing answer to this and countless other tricky puzzles. Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google? reveals the new extreme interview questions in the post-crash, hypercompetitive job-market and uncovers the extraordinary lengths the best companies will go to find the right staff. William Poundstone guides readers through the surprising solutions to over a hundred of the most challenging conundrums actually used in interviews, as well as covering the importance of creative thinking, what your Facebook page says about you, and much more.
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Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan - there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, this book is the blueprint. This step-by step guide to luxury lifestyle design teaches: how Tim went from $40,000 dollars per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per MONTH and 4 hours per week; how to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want; how blue-chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs; how to eliminate 50 per cent of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist; and, how to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent 'mini-retirements'. This new updated and expanded edition includes: more than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers (including families) who have doubled their income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book as a starting point; real-world templates you can copy for eliminating email, negotiating with bosses and clients, or getting a private chef for less than GBP5 a meal; how lifestyle design principles can be suited to unpredictable economic times; and, the latest tools and tricks, as well as high-tech shortcuts, for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either.
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In The Career Code, the third book in the smash-hit Who What Wear series, fashion entrepreneurs Katherine Power and Hillary Kerr have written the Everygirl's guide to cultivating professional success with style--from acing the interview to asking for a raise. This is the must-have handbook for every woman at every stage of her career, no matter where she sits in the boardroom. Chapters include tips on building, mastering the interview, carrying yourself in the workplace and even building a freelance career, all done with the Who What Wear girls' smart and chic signature style.
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This book is a careers bible fit for today's job market, with exclusive advice and guidance from some of the biggest names in British business. No matter what stage of life one is at, whether a school leaver, university graduate or job changer, finding the right career to suit one's skills and characteristics has never been more challenging. The amount of choice and information can be daunting. Most of us only have a vague idea of what careers really entail on a day-to-day basis and yet that information could steer one towards - or away - from a job or university course. In this book Lucy Tobin has compiled an inspirational guide to the most popular jobs and careers in the UK, giving the inside scoop on what these jobs are really like day-to-day, what skills recruiters are really looking for and what courses to study to get your foot in the door. Jobs covered include: banker, actuary, publisher, fashion designer, barrister, zookeeper, chef, TV presenter, actor, journalist, civil servant, app developer, architect, engineer and psychologist. Lucy's journalistic approach, together with exclusive interviews with chef Antonio Carluccio, designer Kelly Hoppen, Dragon Den's James Caan, astronaut Tim Peake, footballer Michael Owen, author Tracy Chevalier and entrepreneur Jamal Edwards makes The Book of Jobs the careers guide to trust at every stage of life.
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The number one bestselling "Decision Book" authors return with compulsive questions about every aspect of our lives. What would be your ideal job if you didn't have to worry about money? Would you like to have more responsibility or less? How far would you go for a promotion? When did you last stand up for what you believe in? What are you afraid of? In this unique handbook to your own life and work, there are no right or wrong answers: only honest ones. Featuring sections on subjects everyone can relate to, from the professional (work and finance), to the personal (sex and relationships), "The Question Book" can be used alone, like a journal; or with a colleague, partner or friend. It will probe and enlighten on everything, including what your boss really thinks about you, whether you are in the right job, and what motivates you to get out of bed every morning. These wide-ranging questions - which provoke short 'yes or no's as well as open-ended responses that dig deeper - are pertinent, direct, and compulsively fun to answer. In "The Question Book", you are under the spotlight. And only you have the answer.
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Prof. Steve Peters, consultant psychiatrist to Liverpool FC, Sky ProCycling, Ronnie O'Sullivan and the England football team describes how he helps his clients manage their minds and fulfil their potential in his bestselling book The Chimp Paradox: The Acclaimed Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness.
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Dr. Peters knows how impulsive behaviour or nagging self-doubt can change people's lives in both a professional and personal capacity, and in this book he shares his mind-management programme that has helped everyone from the likes of Steven Gerrard to senior managers conquer their fears and grow in focus and confidence.
Using real-life case studies and memorable analogies such as the 'chimp' - the seemingly irrational and impulsive being that inhabits our minds - to explain seemingly complex concepts, this book will help you understand your own behaviour and natural responses to people and situations, control your emotional impulses and help you live a happier life both at home and at work.
This is a complete guide for the creative hobbyist who wants to take the next step and quit his or her day job to make a living from a creative passion. Part coaching handbook, part practical nuts-and-bolts guidebook to developing a business plan that will work and be sustainable. Kari Chapin has spent the past 15 years working in marketing, publicity, and community relations and as a buyer, crafter, and stylist. She is the author of "The Handmade Marketplace" and offers a popular line of e-courses.
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David Orrell's Introducing Economics: A Graphic Guide is a fascinating guide to a subject that really makes the world go round. Economics was described by the English economist Lionel Robbins in 1935 as 'the science of scarcity' but these days economics is everywhere, and it's never been more popular - as bestselling books such as Freakanomics attest. But what is economics really all about? What do the great economists think, and what can economics do for us today? The answers are explained in an intelligent but witty style, all accompanied by brilliant illustrations from the legendary Borin van Loon.
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The skills of Critical Thinking are important whatever subject you are studying. They enable you to assess what's been said or written by asking the right questions: 'What does this mean?' 'What else could it mean?' 'What other evidence do I need?' With your answers, you can suggest other explanations or scenarios: 'Perhaps it's this rather than that'. As a creative, enquiring thinker, you can then move on to produce well-argued material of your own. This new edition has been totally updated, but it continues in the tradition of the earlier editions in that it is invaluable for all students, whether you're doing a course in Critical Thinking (like the AS-level) or not. It quite simply covers everything you need to become a skilled Critical Thinker.
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The authors, each seasoned in cross-border business transactions, examine in practical terms what really matters to inbound investment in their countries, including corporate forms, securities and financing issues, agency and distribution arrangements, taxes, labor and employment issues, intellectual property, environmental liabilities, trade and investment dispute resolution, and cultural and economic issues. Written in polished English and cognizant of the important nuances of Latin American civil law jurisdictions unfamiliar to investors from outside the region, the authors offer incoming businesspersons and their lawyers an overview essential to navigating the growing economic opportunities presented in South America. This new book, A LEGAL GUIDE TO DOING BUSINESS IN SOUTH AMERICA, SECOND EDITION, discusses the legal environment of: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela and maps pathways to achieve the legal foundations for successful conduct of business. Authors include senior partners of leading Latin American law firms, who have also studied and practiced law in Europe and the United States.
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Your complete certification guide on the path to Oracle Java SE The Oracle Java SE Certification track now consists of three levels Associate (OCA), Professional (OCP), and Master (OCM). This valuable kit helps you attain success at the OCA and OCP levels, providing clarification of the complex material along with plenty of practice that covers all exam objectives. OCA / OCP Oracle Java SE 8 Programmer Certification Kit is the ideal tool for preparing for the OCA and OCP exams. With two comprehensive study guides in one package, this kit serves as a helpful companion throughout your journey to Oracle Java SE 8 certification. The release of Java 8 brought the language's biggest changes to date, and for the first time, candidates are required to learn functional programming to pass the exam. The OCA: Oracle Certified Associate Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide has you covered, with thorough functional programming explanation and information on all key topic areas Java programmers need to know, covering one hundred percent of the material on Exam 1Z0-808. Once you're OCA certified, the OCP: Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 8 Programmer II Study Guide is your comprehensive companion for preparing for Exam 1Z0-809 as well as upgrade Exam 1Z0-810 and Exam 1Z0-813. You'll review the basics of object-oriented programming, understand functional programming, apply your knowledge to database work, and much more. From the basic to the advanced, this guide walks you through everything you need to know to confidently take the OCP 1Z0-809 exam (and upgrade exams 1Z0-810 and 1Z0-813). * Work confidently with operators, conditionals, and loops * Understand object-oriented design principles and patterns * Master functional programming fundamentals * Understand abstract classes, interfaces, and class design * Learn object-oriented design principles and patterns * Delve into functional programming, advanced strings, and localization * Master IO, NIO, and JDBC with expert-led database practice If you're ready to take the next step in your IT career and tackle these challenging exams, OCA / OCP Oracle Java SE 8 Programmer Certification Kit is your ideal companion on the road to certification, and can give you the confidence you need.
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St Edward's has a wonderful archive and a wealth of interesting material about the School, from its beginnings in New Inn Hall Street in Oxford to the present day. All this has been put to good use in this new book. ??In it we celebrate all the aspects of life at St Edward's, and also where that education has subsequently led some of its alumni - including Sir Laurence Olivier and Kenneth Grahame.
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The International Conference on Education, Reflection and Development took place in May 2013 at Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. TThe event was organized by the Educational Sciences Department of the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, and brought together participants from various different countries, including Israel, Greece, Turkey, Republic of Moldova, the United States of America, the United Kingdom and Romania. The conference gave these scholars the opportunity to discuss a wide range of topics relevant for teacher training and related to didactic research in the context of globalization. It also provided numerous opportunities for the development of projects and international collaborations in the future. Given its wide scope, the conference was attended by a variety of of participants, including academic staff interested, or working, in the field of the social sciences, particularly those concerned with education; teachers from all over the world, looking for new findings, ideas and solutions; researchers in the pedagogical field; and university students, at both the undergraduate and graduate level, looking for research models or for partners in their field of study and interest. This volume brings together several of the best papers presented at the conference, and will be of interest to anyone involved in the various fields of education.
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Like the original set of 'What Are They Thinking?' Colorcards, this collection of cards is designed to encourage users to focus on the thoughts and feelings they and other people experience when confronted with a situation. Each card includes a 'thought bubble' to facilitate consideration of both what that individual is thinking and also the user's personal response. There are discussions about the appropriateness of the situation and of the best way to deal with it will all help to develop: Thinking skills; Understanding relationships; Problem solving, and, Social and emotional skills. The cards cover a diverse range of circumstances, including: difficult or dangerous situations; team work; tests and achievement.
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This is an inspiring and creative resource for developing empathy, understanding feelings and recognising emotions. Designed to stimulate animated discussion, these imaginative photocards provide an innovative way of initiating conversation with individuals and groups. They are also useful for creative writing with all ages. The user imagines what the people are thinking and how they may feel in a similar situation, then fills in the speech bubble either verbally or in writing. This provides an opportunity to: focus on thinking; explore the relationship between thoughts and feelings; recognise that behaviour can affect others; and, look at the influences on thoughts and feelings, of factors such as surprise, stress, anger and excitement. It includes a CD-ROM with all the images to print out as individual worksheets. It is a valuable resource for SEAL.
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Fully updated for 2016, the 48 professionally-photographed cards illustrate frequently used verbs in simple settings. Each card can be selected to be used independently or grouped with others for use to encourage discussion and consideration about the topic depicted. The cards in this best-selling resource are valuable for individual and group work, and may be used in a variety of settings by speech and language therapists among other professionals. The accompanying booklet details the contents of the set and includes suggested ways to use the cards. Example of the cards include: the baby is crying; the girl is dancing; the children are laughing; the man is sleeping in the armchair; and, the woman is dressing the boy. Now translated into 8 languages: German; French; Swedish; Dutch; Spanish; Italian; Portuguese; and, Japanese. Related products: More Basic Verbs; Everyday Objects; Basic Sequencing; and, More Basic Sequencing.
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Fully updated with new images for 2016, everyday objects featured in this set of professionally-photographed cards include objects found in both indoor and outdoor settings. The cards are arranged in categories, for example, food, household objects, personal items, clothes, outside objects. The accompanying booklet details the contents of the set and includes suggested ways to use the cards. Appropriate for all ages and abilities and may be used in groups or one-to-one situations. It is a valuable resource for developing comprehension, encouraging expressive language, improving communication skills and vocabulary building. Examples include: cheese, mirror, kettle, farmyard animals, skateboard and many more. The accompanying booklet provides ideas and activities for use. Now translated into 8 different languages: German; French; Swedish; Dutch; Spanish; Italian; Portuguese; and, Japanese. Related Products: More Basic Verbs; Everyday Objects; Basic Sequencing; and, More Basic Sequencing.
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Validate your AWS skills. This is your opportunity to take the next step in your career by expanding and validating your skills on the AWS cloud. AWS has been the frontrunner in cloud computing products and services, and the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Official Study Guide for the Associate exam will get you fully prepared through expert content, and real-world knowledge, key exam essentials, chapter review questions, access to Sybex s interactive online learning environment, and much more. This official study guide, written by AWS experts, covers exam concepts, and provides key review on exam topics, including: * Mapping Multi-Tier Architectures to AWS Services, such as web/app servers, firewalls, caches and load balancers * Understanding managed RDBMS through AWS RDS (MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server, Postgres, Aurora) * Understanding Loose Coupling and Stateless Systems * Comparing Different Consistency Models in AWS Services * Understanding how AWS CloudFront can make your application more cost efficient, faster and secure * Implementing Route tables, Access Control Lists, Firewalls, NAT, and DNS * Applying AWS Security Features along with traditional Information and Application Security * Using Compute, Networking, Storage, and Database AWS services * Architecting Large Scale Distributed Systems * Understanding of Elasticity and Scalability Concepts * Understanding of Network Technologies Relating to AWS * Deploying and Managing Services with tools such as CloudFormation, OpsWorks and Elastic Beanstalk. Learn from the AWS subject-matter experts, review with proven study tools, and apply real-world scenarios. If you are looking to take the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate exam, this guide is what you need for comprehensive content and robust study tools that will help you gain the edge on exam day and throughout your career.
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This title presents 30 large format cards to stimulate narrative. Boost creative writing sessions with these wonderful cards which provide an image for the opening of a narrative and can be expressed as storytelling, drama, poetry or prose. The cards are grouped into genres including: Fantasy; Real-life adventure; Travel; and, Mystery. Suggestions are related to each genre. Some images link to more than one category, and, of course, cards can be employed in any way users wish. This resource includes a CD-ROM to enable teachers to print off each card as required for individual pupils. It is suitable for all ages.
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This work includes 30 cards to encourage rational decision making. Inspire decision making with this set of 30 photographic cards that feature unexpected or unwelcome situations. Each one presents a problem. These vary from minor difficulties upsetting daily routine such as missing a bus, to major predicaments with elements of danger such as finding a pan on fire in the kitchen. Some situations will be familiar and some will present new challenges. Thinking through these difficulties will help children: make responsible choices; develop independent thought; keep safe; understand the differences between minor difficulties and emergencies; realise that some problems are practical and that some include an element of social behaviour; know when there is danger or potential danger; understand that sometimes you should ask for help, sometimes take the initiative and walk away; find a balance between acting quickly and considering all aspects of a situation; and, recognise that there will be consequences of intervening and think about what might happen next. The set is designed to encourage children to think logically, to use reasoning skills and to make prompt and rational decisions. This resource includes a CD-ROM to enable teachers to print off each card as required for individual pupils.
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