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The 10-Day MBA: A step-by-step guide to mastering the skills taught in top business schools

by Steven Silbiger

'Anyone who has ever wished they attended a top-ten MBA school now has an alternative. Silbiger's The 10-Day MBA. It distils the basics of a top MBA programme. It's interesting, informative and certainly cheaper. I recommend it!' Tom Fischgrund, author of The Insider's Guide to the Top Ten Business SchoolsA business classic, The 10-Day MBA provides an invaluable guide for all the people who do not have the time or resources to take a full-time business degree, or who require a short revision aid. Internationally acclaimed, this carefully structured and easy-to-read course will enable you to understand the concepts and jargon used in the business world without having to leave your desk. Here is your chance to become familiar with the key tools and theories taught at Harvard and Stanford and other leading business schools - in just ten days!

100 Headlines That Changed The World

by James Maloney

Newpapers are a form of instant history, capturing forever the awe and fascination that great historical events inspire. They are also an intriguing source to return to as they reveal the contemporary view of world-changing events, before it can be shaped by subsequent developments. While newspapers have been around for centuries, it was only when the Industrial Revolution encouraged mass production that newspapers with attention-grabbing banner headlines began to be commonplace. Now that newspapers seem to be in decline, we can look back at the period from the late 19th to early 21st century as the heyday of the newspaper, as well as a period in which the world changed beyond recognition.Journalist James Maloney details the stories behind the 100 most momentous headlines, including:Abraham Lincoln Assassinated in 1865.Jack the Ripper (1888).Boer War begins (11 Oct 1899). Russian Revolution (1917).Wall Street Crashes in 1929.Hitler Sweeps to Power' in 1933.Britain declares war with Germany 3 Sept 1939).Japan declares war on US/ Attack on Pearl Harbor (7 December 1941). Communist China founded by Mao Tse-tung (1 October 1949).Watson and Crick discover DNA structure (1953).Cuban missile crisis (1962). J.F. Kennedy Assassinated (22 Nov 1963).First man on the moon/Apollo 11 (21 July 1969).Scientists identify AIDS (1981). Chernobyl (April 26 1986).Mandela (age 75) freed from jail (1990). Death of Princess Diana (31 Aug 1997).911 terror attacks (2001).Saddam Hussein's capture (13 Dec 2003).Bin Laden Shot Dead. in 2011.Death of Steve Jobs/Apple (5 October 2011).

100 Must-Read American Novels: Discover your next great read...

by Ed Wood Nick Rennison

Which 100 novels represent the finest American literature ever produced? Let this book be your guide. Ordered A-Z by author this latest title in the popular Must-Read series provides a rich resource for your reading. It features 100 titles from 19th century classics: Melville's Moby Dick and Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, to the 1920s generation: Hemingway, F Scott Fitzgerald and William Faulkner, the Beat generation (Kerouac's On the Road) to the major writers of today: Toni Morrison (Beloved) Michael Chabon (The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay), Jonathan Franzen (The Corrections), Donna Tartt (The Secret History) and Barbara Kingsolver (The Poisonwood Bible).All the major figures are covered from Fenimore Cooper to the present day, as well as lesser known and more offbeat writers that you may not yet have discoverd such as Dawn Powell, William Maxwell and Marilynne Robinson. The Read-On suggestions provide up to 500 recommendations for further titles and a long Introduction provides contextual and historical background on American fiction, providing great value and everything you need to expand your range of reading.

100 Must-read Classic Novels

by Nick Rennison

Want to become a classic novel buff, or expand your reading of some ofthe finest novels ever published? This is a good place to start! Fromthe publishers of the popular, Good Reading Guide comesa rich selection of writing that has made an everlasting impression onour literary heritage. With 100 of the best titles fully reviewed and afurther 500 recommended, you'll quickly set out on a journey ofdiscovery. The book also allows you to browse by theme, includes 'areader's fast-guide to the classics', past award-winners and book clubrecommendations.

100 Must-read Classic Novels

by Nick Rennison

Want to become a classic novel buff, or expand your reading of some of the finest novels ever published? With 100 of the best titles fully reviewed and a further 500 recommended, you'll quickly set out on a journey of discovery.

100 Must-read Crime Novels: Bloomsbury Good Reading Guides

by Nick Rennison Richard Shephard

Want to become a crime novel buff, or expand your reading in your favourite genre? This is a good place to start! From the publishers of the popular, Good Reading Guide comes a rich selection of the some of the finest crime novels ever published. With 100 of the best titles fully reviewed and a further 500 recommended, you'll quickly become an expert on the world of crime. The book also allows you to browse by theme, includes 'a reader's fast-guide to the world of crime fiction' as well listing the top 10 crime characters and their creators, award winners and book club recommendations.

100 Must-read Crime Novels

by Nick Rennison Richard Shephard

Want to become a crime novel buff, or expand your reading in your favourite genre? This is a good place to start! From the publishers of the popular, Good Reading Guide comes a rich selection of the some of the finest crime novels ever published. With 100 of the best titles fully reviewed and a further 500 recommended, you'll quickly become an expert on the world of crime. The book also allows you to browse by theme, includes 'a reader's fast-guide to the world of crime fiction' as well listing the top 10 crime characters and their creators, award winners and book club recommendations.

100 Must-read Fantasy Novels

by Nick Rennison Stephen E. Andrews

Fantasy is one of the most visible genres in popular culture - we see the creation of magical and imagined worlds and characters in every type of media, with very strong fan bases in tow. This latest guide in the successful Bloomsbury Must-Read series covers work from a wide range of authors: Tolkien, Philip Pullman, Terry Pratchett, Michael Moorcock, Rudyard Kipling and C.S Lewis to very contemporary writers such as Garth Nix and Steven Erikson. If you want to expand your range of reading or deepen your understanding of this genre, this is the best place to start.

100 Must-read Fantasy Novels

by Nick Rennison Stephen E. Andrews

Fantasy is one of the most visible genres in popular culture - we see the creation of magical and imagined worlds and characters in every type of media, with very strong fan bases in tow. This latest guide in the successful Bloomsbury Must-Read series covers work from a wide range of authors: Tolkien, Philip Pullman, Terry Pratchett, Michael Moorcock, Rudyard Kipling and C.S Lewis to very contemporary writers such as Garth Nix and Steven Erikson. If you want to expand your range of reading or deepen your understanding of this genre, this is the best place to start.

100 Must-read Historical Novels

by Nick Rennison

Historical fiction is a hugely popular genre of fiction providing fictional accounts or dramatizations of historical figures or events. This latest guide in the highly successful Bloomsbury Must-Reads series depicts 100 of the finest novels published in this sector, with a further 500 recommendations. A wide range of classic works and key authors are covered: Peter Ackroyd, Margaret Attwood, Sarah Waters, Victor Hugo and Robert Louis Stevenson to name a few. If you want to expand your reading in this area, or gain a deeper understanding of the genre - this is the best place to start!Inside you'll find:- An extended Introduction to historical fiction- 100 titles highlighted A-Z by novel with 500 Read-on recommendations - Read-on-a-theme categories- Award winners and book club recommendations

100 Must-read Historical Novels

by Nick Rennison

Historical fiction is a hugely popular genre of fiction providing fictional accounts or dramatizations of historical figures or events. This latest guide in the highly successful Bloomsbury Must-Reads series depicts 100 of the finest novels published in this sector, with a further 500 recommendations. A wide range of classic works and key authors are covered: Peter Ackroyd, Margaret Attwood, Sarah Waters, Victor Hugo and Robert Louis Stevenson to name a few. If you want to expand your reading in this area, or gain a deeper understanding of the genre - this is the best place to start!Inside you'll find:- An extended Introduction to historical fiction- 100 titles highlighted A-Z by novel with 500 Read-on recommendations - Read-on-a-theme categories- Award winners and book club recommendations

100 Must-read Prize-Winning Novels: Discover your next great read...

by Nick Rennison

A large number of people each year make their reading decisions onthe basis of prizes like the Booker and Orange Guide to Fiction. Thisnew title in the successful Must-Read series provides an overview of prize-winning fiction over the decades. With 100 titles fully featured and over 500 read-onrecommendations, this unique survey of literature incorporates some ofthe finest contemporary fiction ever produced including SalmanRushdie's Midnight's Children (Booker), Jonathan Coe's What a Carve Up (John Llewellyn Rhys), Andrea Levy's Small Island (Orange), Louis de Bernieres's Captain Corelli's Mandolin (Commonwealth Writers' Prize), Zadie Smith's White Teeth (Guardian First Book Award), Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things (Booker).As well as Booker and Pullitzer prize-winners the book also findsroom for those that have triumphed in less familiar prizes, such as theBetty Trask and the John Lewellyn Rhys. It looks at prize winners incertain genres such as crime and science fiction, as well as prizewinners from other countries: the French Prix de Goncourt and theAustralian Miles Franklin award. Because of the sheer range of prizesacross countries and genres - this is a diverse and rich list that nobook worm would want to be without.

100 Must-read Science Fiction Novels: Bloomsbury Good Reading Guides

by Nick Rennison Stephen E. Andrews

"A reliable guide to what science fiction is" Christopher Priest, award-winning science fiction author"A really good introduction to the genre" SFX Magazine"Perceptive and glorious" Ian Watson, author of the screenplay for Steve Spielberg's A.I.Want to become a science fiction buff? Want to expand your reading in your favourite genre? This is a good place to start! From the publishers of the popular Good Reading Guide comes a rich selection of some of the finest SF novels ever published. With 100 of the best titles fully reviewed and a further 500 recommended, you'll quickly become an expert in the world of science fiction. The book is arranged by author and includes some thematic entries and special categories such as SF film adaptations, SF in rock music and Philip K. Dick in the mass media . It also includes a history of SF and a new definition of the genre, plus lists of award winners and book club recommendations. Foreword by Christopher Priest, the multiple award-winning SF author.

100 Must-read Science Fiction Novels: Bloomsbury Good Reading Guides (Bloomsbury Good Reading Guides)

by Nick Rennison Stephen E. Andrews

"A reliable guide to what science fiction is" Christopher Priest, award-winning science fiction author"A really good introduction to the genre" SFX Magazine"Perceptive and glorious" Ian Watson, author of the screenplay for Steve Spielberg's A.I.Want to become a science fiction buff? Want to expand your reading in your favourite genre? This is a good place to start! From the publishers of the popular Good Reading Guide comes a rich selection of some of the finest SF novels ever published. With 100 of the best titles fully reviewed and a further 500 recommended, you'll quickly become an expert in the world of science fiction. The book is arranged by author and includes some thematic entries and special categories such as SF film adaptations, SF in rock music and Philip K. Dick in the mass media . It also includes a history of SF and a new definition of the genre, plus lists of award winners and book club recommendations. Foreword by Christopher Priest, the multiple award-winning SF author.

101 Damnations: Dispatches from the 101st Tour de France

by Ned Boulting

Join Ned Boulting as he reports on his dozen-th Tour de France, an event in which blokes do amazing things on bikes, and, we’re oft told, the biggest annual sporting event in the world.101 Damnations is a chance to relive the 2014 race, stage for stage, fall after fall, tantrum by tantrum; just the good bits mind, without all the aerial shots of castles. Or sunflowers. (Though it does wax lyrical about some stunning Alpine scenery . . . and, with the race starting in Yorkshire, even some stunning scenery not far from Bradford).From Leeds to Paris (how often do you say that?), Ned details the minutiae of his encounters with the likes of Vincenzo Nibali, David Millar, Chris Froome, Chris Boardman (or ‘Broadman’ as some would have it), Marcel Kittel, Mrs Cavendish (Mark’s wife), Peter Sagan and the rest. Their endeavours, achievements, humour and occasional rancour, sit alongside his own decade-long quest for the ideal end-of-race T-shirt.Ned weaves together the interesting, amusing and unheralded threads of the race itself, and reflects on his own perennial struggle to get round, get on and get by. 101 Damnations encapsulates all that is incredible – and incredibly ordinary – about the greatest race on earth.

20th Century Photographers: Interviews on the Craft, Purpose, and the Passion of Photography

by Grace Schaub

This book is a compilation of interviews and essays that cover a broad range of photographers and photographic disciplines. Each photographer profiled made a living by concentrating on a specific aspect of the craft, but in doing so transcended their livelihood to become recognized for more than the type of images they created. Each had a distinct "style," creative approach, dedication to the craft, point of view about themselves and the world. These interviews were conducted during a seminal period in the shift from film to digital and from print reproduction to global distribution on the Internet. Just like their photographs continue to inspire today, now these pros’ words can live on as an invaluable reference for the photographers of the future. The truth and wisdom in this collection transcend time and technology.

20th Century Photographers: Interviews on the Craft, Purpose, and the Passion of Photography

by Grace Schaub

This book is a compilation of interviews and essays that cover a broad range of photographers and photographic disciplines. Each photographer profiled made a living by concentrating on a specific aspect of the craft, but in doing so transcended their livelihood to become recognized for more than the type of images they created. Each had a distinct "style," creative approach, dedication to the craft, point of view about themselves and the world. These interviews were conducted during a seminal period in the shift from film to digital and from print reproduction to global distribution on the Internet. Just like their photographs continue to inspire today, now these pros’ words can live on as an invaluable reference for the photographers of the future. The truth and wisdom in this collection transcend time and technology.

27 Powers of Persuasion: Simple Strategies to Seduce Audiences and Win Allies

by Lynette Padwa Chris St. Hilaire

You can persuade anyone to do or think just about anything...Award-winning message strategist Chris St. Hilaire shares his 27 powerful strategies to help you become the master of communication and persuasion. Thought-provoking and refreshingly simple, he shows that by making some subtle changes to how you listen and communicate, you can easily bring others round to your point of view. Learn how to:·Win people over who disagree or are indifferent·Steer conversations with silence and touch ·Use information to strengthen your point·Deal effectively with opposition and bad ideas Whether you want to get someone to hire you, convince a room of sceptics or become a better manager, 27 Powers of Persuasion will help you win people over, influence others and get the results you need.

2nd EAI International Conference on Robotic Sensor Networks: ROSENET 2018 (EAI/Springer Innovations in Communication and Computing)

by Huimin Lu Li Yujie

This book provides scientific research into Cognitive Internet of Things for Smart Society, with papers presented at the 2nd EAI International Conference on Robotic Sensor Networks. The conference explores the integration of networks and robotic technologies, which has become a topic of increasing interest for both researchers and developers from academic fields and industries worldwide. The authors posit that big networks will be the main approach to the next generation of robotic research, with the explosive number of networks models and increasing computational power of computers significantly extending the number of potential applications for robotic technologies while also bringing new challenges to the network's community. The 2nd EAI International Conference on Robotic Sensor Networks was held 25-26 August 2018 at the Kitakyushu International Conference Center (MICE), Kitakyushu, Japan.

2nd International Conference on Wireless Intelligent and Distributed Environment for Communication: WIDECOM 2019 (Lecture Notes on Data Engineering and Communications Technologies #27)

by Isaac Woungang Sanjay Kumar Dhurandher

This book presents the proceedings of the International Conference on Wireless Intelligent and Distributed Environment for Communication (WIDECOM 2019), sponsored by the University of Milan, Milan, Italy, February 11-13, 2019. The conference deals both with the important core and the specialized issues in the areas of new dependability paradigms design and performance of dependable network computing and mobile systems, as well as issues related to the security of these systems. The WIDECOM proceedings features papers addressing issues related to the design, analysis, and implementation, of infrastructures, systems, architectures, algorithms, and protocols that deal with network computing, mobile/ubiquitous systems, cloud systems, and IoT systems. It is a valuable reference for researchers, instructors, students, scientists, engineers, managers, and industry practitioners. The book’s structure and content is organized in such a manner that makes it useful at a variety of learning levels.Presents the proceedings of the International Conference on Wireless Intelligent and Distributed Environment for Communication (WIDECOM 2019), Milan, Italy, February 11-13, 2019;Includes an array of topics networking computing, mobile/ubiquitous systems, cloud systems, and IoT systems;Addresses issues related to protecting information security and establishing trust in the digital space.

3D Visual Content Creation, Coding and Delivery (Signals and Communication Technology)

by Pedro Amado Assunção Atanas Gotchev

This book covers the different aspects of modern 3D multimedia technologies by addressing several elements of 3D visual communications systems, using diverse content formats, such as stereo video, video-plus-depth and multiview, and coding schemes for delivery over networks. It also presents the latest advances and research results in regards to objective and subjective quality evaluation of 3D visual content, extending the human factors affecting the perception of quality to emotional states. The contributors describe technological developments in 3D visual communications, with particular emphasis on state-of-the-art advances in acquisition of 3D visual scenes and emerging 3D visual representation formats, such as: multi-view plus depth and light field;evolution to freeview and light-field representation;compression methods and robust delivery systems; andcoding and delivery over various channels. Simulation tools, testbeds and datasets that are useful for advanced research and experimental studies in the field of 3D multimedia delivery services and applications are covered. The international group of contributors also explore the research problems and challenges in the field of immersive visual communications, in order to identify research directions with substantial economic and social impact. 3D Visual Content Creation, Coding and Delivery provides valuable information to engineers and computer scientists developing novel products and services with emerging 3D multimedia technologies, by discussing the advantages and current limitations that need to be addressed in order to develop their products further. It will also be of interest to students and researchers in the field of multimedia services and applications, who are particularly interested in advances bringing significant potential impact on future technological developments.

The 50-Plus Market: Why the Future is Age-Neutral When it Comes to Marketing and Branding Strategies (1st edition) (PDF)

by Dick Stroud

Challenging marketing's core assumptions about the effects of ageing on consumer behaviour, The 50 Plus Market provides a fresh approach to the way companies interact with their older customers. It explains how the principles of age-neutral marketing will ensure companies capture the vast expenditure generated by this affluent group.This compelling book analyses all aspects of marketing to this age group. Supported by research from OMD, one of the largest and most influential media communications specialists in the world, The 50 Plus Market is essential reading for those wishing to refine their marketing strategies.

5G-Enabled Vehicular Communications and Networking (Wireless Networks)

by Liuqing Yang Xiang Cheng Rongqing Zhang

This book investigates and reviews recent advanced techniques and important applications in vehicular communications and networking (VCN) from a novel perspective of the combination and integration of VCN and connected vehicles, which provides a significant scientific and technical support for future 5G-based VCN.5G-Enabled Vehicular Communications and Networking introduces vehicular channel characteristics, reviews current channel modeling approaches, and then provides a new generic geometry-based stochastic modeling approach for vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications. The investigation of vehicular channel measurements and modeling provides fundamental supports for the VCN system design. Then, this book investigates VCN-vehicle combination from PHY and MAC layers, respectively. As for the PHY layer, many advanced techniques that can be effectively applied in VCN to counter the PHY challenges are introduced, including novel ICI cancellation methods, index modulated OFDM, differential spatial modulation, and energy harvesting relaying. As for the MAC layer, distributed and centralized MAC designs are analyzed and compared in terms of feasibility and availability. Specifically, distributed congestion control, D2D-enabled vehicular communications, and centralized data dissemination scheduling are elaborated, which can significantly improve the network performance in vehicular networks. Finally, considering VCN-vehicle integration, this book introduces several hot-topic applications in vehicular networks, including electric vehicles, distributed data storage, unmanned aerial vehicles, and security and privacy, which indicates the significance and development value of VCN-vehicle integration in future vehicular networks and our daily life. The primary audience for this book includes professionals and researchers working in the field of vehicular communications, intelligent transportation systems (ITS), and Internet of vehicles (IoV). Advanced level students studying electrical engineering will also find this book useful as a secondary textbook for related courses.

5G Green Mobile Communication Networks

by Xiaohu Ge Wuxiong Zhang

This book focuses on the modeling, optimization, and applications of 5G green mobile communication networks, aimed at improving energy efficiency and spectrum utilization in 5G systems. It offers a balance between theoretical analysis and engineering practice, providing in-depth studies of a number of major topics, such as energy consumption models, optimization, system design, implementation, and performance evaluation. It also discusses four aspects of green communication in detail: cellular networks, resource management, wireless transmissions and multi-media communications. Further, this unique book comprehensively and systematically discusses green optimization in wireless mobile communications. As such it is a valuable resource for researchers, engineers, and graduate students in various fields, including telecommunications engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, and computer engineering, particularly those interested in green communications.

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