Author: Adam Rose
Release Date: 2017-07-05
Genre: Business & Economics
This book is written by three commercial lawyers. Their clients often ask them as much for help in getting out of a contract as in getting them into one in the first place. Built around two business case studies, the book highlights the various legal issues that a business must address when faced with a contract it wants to walk away from. In the first instance the business needs to discover whether it is as shackled by a contract as it thinks it is. In many cases a contract is not as binding as it might initially appear - Getting Out of a Contract explains the circumstances in which this applies. It then goes on to explore how to minimize the damage should the agreement be inescapable and helps the reader to understand what the consequences of any actions might be. Written in plain English, the authors manage to demystify complicated aspects of English law for the non-lawyer. This book will help managers to: ¢ address how they make contracts; ¢ avoid making wrong decisions because they fail to appreciate what contracts they actually have or how to get round them; ¢ become more attuned to the legal ins and outs of contracts, enabling them to use lawyers more cost-effectively Company secretaries, finance directors and managers at all levels will find Getting Out of a Contract accessible and an invaluable business planning tool.
Some people are comfortable being alone most of the time. Others wish they had more courage and confidence to make more friends. Maybe you're somewhere in between or just want to have better social skills out in the world. This book provides coping skills, advice, and real-life examples to navigate through both daily life and unusual social situations. It even helps you deal with the times you have to talk and be social even when you don't want to be.
Author: Michael Walzer
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Release Date: 2011-07-06
Genre: Political Science
Eventually every conqueror, every imperial power, every occupying army gets out. Why do they decide to leave? And how do political and military leaders manage withdrawal? Do they take with them those who might be at risk if left behind? What are the immediate consequences of departure? For Michael Walzer and Nicolaus Mills, now is the time to ask those questions about exiting—and to worry specifically about the difficulties certain to arise as we leave—Iraq. Getting Out approaches these issues in two sections. The first, entitled "Lessons Learned," examines seven historical cases of how and how not to withdraw: Britain's departure from the American colonies and from India, the French withdrawal from Algeria, Israel's unilateral withdrawal from Gaza, and the U.S. decision to leave (or not leave) the Philippines, Korea, and Vietnam. These cases offer a comparative perspective and an opportunity to learn from the history of political and military retreats. The second section, "Exiting Iraq," begins with an introduction to just how the United States got into Iraq and continues with an examination of how the U.S. might leave from a diversity of voices, ranging from those who believe that the Iraq war has produced no real good to those who hope for a decent ending. In addition to essays by volume editors Walzer and Mills, Getting Out features contributions by Shlomo Avineri, Rajeev Bhargava, David Bromwich, Frances FitzGerald, Stanley Karnow, Brendan O'Leary, George Packer, Todd Shepard, Fred Smoler, and Stanley Weintraub.
Author: Michaelene Mundy
Publisher: Open Road Media
Release Date: 2014-08-19
Here’s a book that gives some of the simplest advice ever to kids experiencing stress: Be yourself—be a kid! Some stress is natural as children face developmental challenges, contends the author, a school and community counselor. But throw in societal pressure to be an “all-star,” life changes, and family stress—and kids can end up in a “stress mess.” This little guidebook will make a difference.
Author: Ann Goetting
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Release Date: 1999-08-27
Genre: Social Science
Each year, more than 2.5 million cases of battering are reported in the Unites States, and as many as 2,000 incidents of abuse turn into murder cases. Every month, more than 50,000 women in the United States seek restraining or protection orders. While many books detail distinguishing characteristics of the abusive relationship, few accounts reveal how some women eventually gather the resources and courage to leave. In a chronicle by turns harrowing and inspiring, Ann Goetting tells how sixteen women finally got away for good. Getting Out recounts not only the stories of their abuse but also the women's life histories leading up to the battering—and the resources they drew upon to escape. Some of the women here received assistance from compassionate family members—Lee, for instance, secured support from her parents, who scheduled a holiday trip home for her to get her away from her husband, Tony, whose battering had reached life-threatening dimensions as he became progressively more involved with an outlaw motorcycle gang. Others were saved by a network of friends—Israeli-born Netiva married an American and escaped after a group of fellow graduate students helped break down the isolation that held her captive. As Goetting explains, leaving is a process rather than an event, often marked along the way by reconciliations and resumption of abuse. But as she and her informants suggest, the process invariably extends back to a critical moment when a decision to leave is made. The life-affirming moment may follow a particularly appalling episode of abuse or arrive in a long-repressed recognition of self-worth garnered from a positive experience at work or in the rearing of a child. Getting Out is a book that some women may read to discover solutions to problems within their own lives and those of people they know. It is also a work that social workers and psychologists who deal with battered women will find singularly informative, and one that will find an audience of readers seeking to understand the lives of women involved with abusive men.
Author: Gwendolen Gross
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Release Date: 2002-06-11
A young woman resisting the demands of her dependent family seeks escape in an increasingly dangerous outdoor adventure. When Hannah Blue joins the Adventurer's Club, she pictures campfires and star-filled nights. And she imagines a temporary respite from the ever-present shadow of her parents' divorce, her siblings' inability to cope in the real world without her vigilance, and her boyfriend, Ben, who, it seems, is looking for a commitment. Most of all, she needs a break from the irresistible pull of her father, whose unpredictable moods and imaginary health scares have always kept him at the center of the family universe. But when her father's latest illness turns out to be real, Hannah finds herself growing addicted to the freedom she finds in the silty caves deep beneath the sunlit woods, on the crevasses accessible only with crampons and ice axes. It's as if she feels more herself when she's outside -- until she realizes that the people she keeps leaving may not always wait for her to come back. Featuring an appealing, spirited heroine and vivid outdoor settings, Getting Out surpasses the stylistic and storytelling promise displayed in Gwendolen Gross's first novel, Field Guide, and yields a fresh look at the high stakes of love's many expectations.
Author: John Woodcock
Publisher: John Woodcock
Release Date: 2009-01-27
Getting Out - Excerpts from a Cat's Diary is the first book in a trilogy of at least four books (according to the author). Translated from the original Cat by John Woodcock. It is a humorous 'diary' where 'Bridget Jones' meets 'The Great Escape' head on. The escapee is a domestic cat who believes that he is a great diarist and describes, in his own words, his almost daily escape attempts. Over 400, yes four hundred pages of laughter!
Author: Stephen Schnitzer ESQ.
Release Date: 2012-03-13
Rosario has not had an easy life. Orphaned at fifteen when his diplomat parents are assassinated in Algeria, Rosario is forced into manhood and eventually becomes a doctor. Not wishing to follow a traditional career path, he applies to most elite division of the legionthe airborne corpsnot realizing that his decision is about to lead him down a dangerous path. He must now kill to save himself from being killed. Now Rosario has traveled from France to Jackson, Mississippi, ready to embark on a new adventure. In search of a good woman to marry, Rosario intends to hike the Natchez Trace to Louisiana, where he hopes to settle down and start a family. Instead, as he walks along the side of the road on his second morning in Mississippi, he is approached by two policemen who insist he is guilty of a triple murder. Unable to provide an alibi, Rosario is thrown in jail for a crime he never committed. In this riveting thriller set in the sweltering South, a man wrongly accused of murder must exact a plan to find a serial killer before he strikes again.
Home ownership sectors in most European countries have grown in size. Whatever assets European households have acquired in recent decades, real estate appears to form a significant element in wealth portfolios. Frequently, national governments have been active in promoting the shift in tenure balance. The general question pursued in this book is about the gains and losses accruing to individual households by virtue of their position as home owners. The focus, here, is on financial gains and losses. It also concerns the losses, in the form of repayment risk, related to difficulties that some households may experience in meeting housing loan repayment schedules. The immediate background to this volume is the Conference Housing in Europe: New Challenges and Innovations in Tomorrow's Cities, held in Reykjavik, Iceland. Hosted by the Urban Studies Institute of the University of Iceland and Centre for Housing and Property Research, Bifröst School of Business, it was held under the auspices of the European Network of Housing Researchers.
Welcome to the Purposed Survivor 12 Steps to Restoration Program. The “Getting Out Alive” book is a simple guide to assist the Domestic Abuse Victim in finding their way to freedom. We understand the chaos that runs rampant in your life at this point, and the idea of Restoration seems impossible. However, there is hope. We urge you to read the contents of this book thoroughly and examine every option and outlet to restoring freedom in your life. Help is available you are not alone.
For fifteen years, Megan R. Bartlett was trapped in the constant cycle of dieting and bingeing known as Binge-Eating Disorder (¿B.E.D.¿). During that time, she fought off intrusive thoughts about food, obsessed about her weight and shape, and alternated daily between restricting calories and bingeing. Getting Out of B.E.D. reveals the main components of the binge cycle, as illustrated through the author¿s journal entries and personal stories, and invites readers to complete their own risk assessment for binge eating. Compassionate and informative, the book offers an in-depth look at the development, course, and treatment of Binge-Eating Disorder.