The Darker the Night the Brighter the Stars

Author: Paul Broks
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 9780307985804
Release Date: 2018-07-03
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

When celebrated neuropsychologist Paul Broks's wife died of cancer, it sparked a journey of grief and reflection that traced a lifelong attempt to understand how the brain gives rise to the soul. The result of that journey is a gorgeous, evocative meditation on fate, death, consciousness, and what it means to be human. The Darker the Night, The Brighter the Stars weaves a scientist’s understanding of the mind – its logic, its nuance, how we think about what makes a person – with a poet’s approach to humanity, that crucial and ever-elusive why. It’s a story that unfolds through the centuries, along the path of humankind’s constant quest to discover what makes us human, and the answers that consistently slip out of our grasp. It’s modern medicine and psychology and ancient tales; history and myth combined; fiction and the stranger truth. But, most importantly, it’s Broks’ story, grounded in his own most fascinating cases as a clinician—patients with brain injuries that revealed something fundamental about the link between the raw stuff of our bodies and brains and the ineffable selves we take for who we are. Tracing a loose arc of loss, acceptance, and renewal, he unfolds striking, imaginative stories of everything from Schopenhauer to the Greek philosophers to jazz guitarist Pat Martino in order to sketch a multifaceted view of humanness that is as heartbreaking at it is affirming.

The Audit Committee Handbook

Author: Louis Braiotta, Jr.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470616079
Release Date: 2010-02-22
Genre: Business & Economics

The classic handbook to audit committee responsibilities—completely updated to cover the latest guidance with practical insights on the new functions of the audit committee. Now containing the newest regulatory guidance impacting audit committees, including new chapters on audit oversight and updated discussions on fraud risk, the Fifth Edition helps your audit committee plan its agenda and achieve its mission in corporate governance. The Audit Committee Handbook, Fifth Edition guides you to: Understand the role and responsibilities of the audit committee with a general update and reality check on auditing cycle activities Identify the developments that impact audit committee practices and the most current techniques and strategies for committee meetings Develop a repertoire of effective strategies to help the board of directors discharge its fiduciary responsibility to shareholders Prepare a periodic assessment of professional development activities and an informed review of both audit processes and financial reporting processes A must-have for all audit committee members, board directors, corporate secretaries, CEOs, CFOs, and auditors involved in the accounting practices of their firms, The Audit Committee Handbook, Fifth Edition is the most authoritative work on audit committees in the marketplace.

Tax Exempt Organizations

Author: E. C. Lashbrooke
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
ISBN: UOM:39015016201124
Release Date: 1985
Genre: Law

This unique book covers all aspects of operating and maintaining a tax exempt organization, within federal and state laws, from creation to dissolution. It begins by defining the various functions of organizers; the types of organizations, including unincorporated associations, charitable trusts, foundations, and nonprofit corporations; and the duties and liabilities imposed by the law on such organizations. The author shows how to determine if the goals and purposes of the organization fit into the statutory scheme for obtaining tax exempt status and helps the reader to decide which type of organization will best suit his or her needs. He points out the advantages and disadvantages, the legal effect, and the requirements of each. Finally, he explains how to terminate a tax exempt organization and the consequences of termination.

Understanding Zoonotic Diseases

Author: Janet Amundson Romich
Publisher: Veterinary Technology
ISBN: 1418021032
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Medical

Understanding Zoonotic Diseases is written for both animal and human healthcare professionals and students that will help them understand specific zoonotic diseases. Designed as a stand-alone book, it introduces the reader to microbes including bacteria, fungi, parasites, viruses, and prions, and describes specific diseases that can be transmitted from animals to humans. Extensive use of images, photographs, tables, and clinically relevant comments helps the reader understand the role of animals in causing diseases in humans. Review questions at the end of each chapter and online critical thinking questions help the learner gain a deeper understanding of the material and aid in retention.

Multimedia Foundations

Author: Vic Costello
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781317808916
Release Date: 2016-04-28
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Understand the core concepts and skills of multimedia production and digital storytelling using text, graphics, photographs, sound, motion, and video. Then, put it all together using the skills that you have developed for effective project planning, collaboration, design, and production. Presented in full color with hundreds of vibrant illustrations, Multimedia Foundations, Second Edition trains you in the principles and skill sets common to all forms of digital media production, enabling you to create successful, engaging content, no matter what tools you are using. The second edition has been fully updated and features a new chapter on video production and new sections on user-centered design, digital cinema standards (2K, 4K, and 8K video), and DSLR and video camcorder recording formats and device settings. The companion website, which features a wealth of web resources, glossary terms, and video tutorials, has also been updated with new content for both students and instructors.

The Data Warehouse Toolkit

Author: Ralph Kimball
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118732281
Release Date: 2013-07-01
Genre: Computers

Updated new edition of Ralph Kimball's groundbreaking book on dimensional modeling for data warehousing and business intelligence! The first edition of Ralph Kimball's The Data Warehouse Toolkit introduced the industry to dimensional modeling, and now his books are considered the most authoritative guides in this space. This new third edition is a complete library of updated dimensional modeling techniques, the most comprehensive collection ever. It covers new and enhanced star schema dimensional modeling patterns, adds two new chapters on ETL techniques, includes new and expanded business matrices for 12 case studies, and more. Authored by Ralph Kimball and Margy Ross, known worldwide as educators, consultants, and influential thought leaders in data warehousing and business intelligence Begins with fundamental design recommendations and progresses through increasingly complex scenarios Presents unique modeling techniques for business applications such as inventory management, procurement, invoicing, accounting, customer relationship management, big data analytics, and more Draws real-world case studies from a variety of industries, including retail sales, financial services, telecommunications, education, health care, insurance, e-commerce, and more Design dimensional databases that are easy to understand and provide fast query response with The Data Warehouse Toolkit: The Definitive Guide to Dimensional Modeling, 3rd Edition.

South Western Federal Taxation 2018 Individual Income Taxes

Author: William H. Hoffman
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337516761
Release Date: 2017-04-12
Genre: Business & Economics

Readers gain a strong understanding of income tax concepts for the individual as they master today's ever-changing tax legislation with the respected SOUTH-WESTERN FEDERAL TAXATION 2018: INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAXES, 41E. This understandable, time-tested presentation provides the most effective solution for helping readers thoroughly grasp individual taxation concepts. This edition reflects the most current tax legislation for individual taxpayers at the time of publication. The authors build on the book's proven learning features with clear examples, summaries and meaningful tax scenarios that help clarify concepts and sharpen readers' critical-thinking, writing, and research skills. The book's framework clearly demonstrates how topics relate to one another and to the 1040 form. Readers can trust SOUTH-WESTERN FEDERAL TAXATION 2018: INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAXES to deliver the most thorough coverage of individual income taxation that is available today. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Systems Analysis and Design in a Changing World

Author: John W. Satzinger
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305465268
Release Date: 2015-02-01
Genre: Computers

Refined and streamlined, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN IN A CHANGING WORLD, 7E helps students develop the conceptual, technical, and managerial foundations for systems analysis design and implementation as well as project management principles for systems development. Using case driven techniques, the succinct 14-chapter text focuses on content that is key for success in today's market. The authors' highly effective presentation teaches both traditional (structured) and object-oriented (OO) approaches to systems analysis and design. The book highlights use cases, use diagrams, and use case descriptions required for a modeling approach, while demonstrating their application to traditional, web development, object-oriented, and service-oriented architecture approaches. The Seventh Edition's refined sequence of topics makes it easier to read and understand than ever. Regrouped analysis and design chapters provide more flexibility in course organization. Additionally, the text's running cases have been completely updated and now include a stronger focus on connectivity in applications. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Nudge

Author: Richard H. Thaler
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101655092
Release Date: 2009-02-24
Genre: Business & Economics

From the winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Economics, Richard H. Thaler, and Cass R. Sunstein: a revelatory look at how we make decisions—for fans of Malcolm Gladwell’s Blink and Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking Fast and Slow New York Times bestseller Named a Best Book of the Year by The Economist and the Financial Times Every day we make choices—about what to buy or eat, about financial investments or our children’s health and education, even about the causes we champion or the planet itself. Unfortunately, we often choose poorly. Nudge is about how we make these choices and how we can make better ones. Using dozens of eye-opening examples and drawing on decades of behavioral science research, Nobel Prize winner Richard H. Thaler and Harvard Law School professor Cass R. Sunstein show that no choice is ever presented to us in a neutral way, and that we are all susceptible to biases that can lead us to make bad decisions. But by knowing how people think, we can use sensible “choice architecture” to nudge people toward the best decisions for ourselves, our families, and our society, without restricting our freedom of choice. More than 750,000 copies sold

Building Codes Illustrated for Healthcare Facilities

Author: Steven R. Winkel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470048474
Release Date: 2007-04-13
Genre: Architecture

Now more than ever, architects need an interpretive guide to understand how the building code affects the early design of specific projects. This easy-to-use, illustrative guide is part of a new series covering building codes based on the International Building Code for 2006. This book presents the complex code issues inherent to healthcare facility design in a clear, easily understandable format.

Business Model Generation

Author: Alexander Osterwalder
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118656402
Release Date: 2013-02-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Business Model Generation is a handbook for visionaries, game changers, and challengers striving to defy outmoded business models and design tomorrow's enterprises. If your organization needs to adapt to harsh new realities, but you don't yet have a strategy that will get you out in front of your competitors, you need Business Model Generation. Co-created by 470 "Business Model Canvas" practitioners from 45 countries, the book features a beautiful, highly visual, 4-color design that takes powerful strategic ideas and tools, and makes them easy to implement in your organization. It explains the most common Business Model patterns, based on concepts from leading business thinkers, and helps you reinterpret them for your own context. You will learn how to systematically understand, design, and implement a game-changing business model--or analyze and renovate an old one. Along the way, you'll understand at a much deeper level your customers, distribution channels, partners, revenue streams, costs, and your core value proposition. Business Model Generation features practical innovation techniques used today by leading consultants and companies worldwide, including 3M, Ericsson, Capgemini, Deloitte, and others. Designed for doers, it is for those ready to abandon outmoded thinking and embrace new models of value creation: for executives, consultants, entrepreneurs, and leaders of all organizations. If you're ready to change the rules, you belong to "the business model generation!"

Segment reporting

Author: International Accounting Standards Committee
Publisher:
ISBN: CORNELL:31924080751989
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Business & Economics


Fundamentals of Business black and White

Author: Stephen J. Skripak
Publisher:
ISBN: 0997920114
Release Date: 2016-07-29
Genre:

(Black & White version) Fundamentals of Business was created for Virginia Tech's MGT 1104 Foundations of Business through a collaboration between the Pamplin College of Business and Virginia Tech Libraries. This book is freely available at: http://hdl.handle.net/10919/70961 It is licensed with a Creative Commons-NonCommercial ShareAlike 3.0 license.

2017 National Home Improvement Estimator

Author: Ray F. Hicks
Publisher:
ISBN: 1572183276
Release Date: 2016-10
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Current labor and material prices for home improvement projects. Provides manhours for each job, recommended crew size, and the labor cost for the removal and installation work. Material prices are current, with location adjustment factors and free quarterly updates on the Web. Gives step-by-step instructions for the work, with helpful diagrams, and home improvement shortcuts and tips from an expert.

2017 National Electrical Estimator

Author: Mark C. Tyler
Publisher:
ISBN: 1572183268
Release Date: 2016-11-15
Genre: House & Home

"Current labor and material cost estimates for residential, commercial, and industrial electrical work"--Cover.