A Field Guide to Trains of North America

Author: Gerald L. Foster
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0395701120
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Identifies more than 170 locomotives and cars, grouped by visual similarity for ease of identification and including statistical data, manufacturing history, and usage by railroads

True to the Game III

Author: Teri Woods
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 9780446548120
Release Date: 2008-07-02
Genre: Fiction

The third and most explosive installment of the groundbreaking True to the Game trilogy will take you on a marathon race through the mean streets of Philly. Starting off where the second installment's dramatic cliffhanger left us, True III will finally reveal Gena's mysterious stalker and savior, as well as introduce a new killer so vicious, so cunning, so ruthless, he'll have you looking over your shoulder with each turn of the page. The crooked cops are searching for the money, Gena's family members are now the target for Gena who's hiding from everything and everyone, as the race is on for Gena's survival. Will she manage to keep the money, can she get out of town and make a new life for herself, and will her family survive the maniacal killer that is hell bent on tracking her down? Will Gena stay, True to the Game?

The Big Book of Team Coaching Games Quick Effective Activities to Energize Motivate and Guide Your Team to Success

Author: Mary Scannell
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071813013
Release Date: 2013-07-19
Genre: Business & Economics

The fun and effective way to BOOST ENGAGEMENT and PRODUCTIVITY Teams that enjoy working together operate on a whole different energy level than teams that don't. They break down silos. They build stronger relationships. They retain what they have learned. And THEY DRIVE RESULTS. The Big Book of Team Coaching Games provides the structure and games you need to build and manage powerful teams. Packed with dozens of physical and verbal activities, it leads you step-by-step through the process of teaching team members how to identify their values, leverage their strengths, and reach their goals--and have fun while they’re doing it! Nothing can stop the momentum of a team that wants to get things done. The Big Book of Team Coaching Games is the ideal playbook for making sure your teams contribute more than their share to the bottom line.

Numbersense How to Use Big Data to Your Advantage

Author: Kaiser Fung
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071799676
Release Date: 2013-07-12
Genre: Mathematics

How to make simple sense of complex statistics--from the author of Numbers Rule Your World We live in a world of Big Data--and it's getting bigger every day. Virtually every choice we make hinges on how someone generates data . . . and how someone else interprets it--whether we realize it or not. Where do you send your child for the best education? Big Data. Which airline should you choose to ensure a timely arrival? Big Data. Who will you vote for in the next election? Big Data. The problem is, the more data we have, the more difficult it is to interpret it. From world leaders to average citizens, everyone is prone to making critical decisions based on poor data interpretations. In Numbersense, expert statistician Kaiser Fung explains when you should accept the conclusions of the Big Data "experts"--and when you should say, "Wait . . . what?" He delves deeply into a wide range of topics, offering the answers to important questions, such as: How does the college ranking system really work? Can an obesity measure solve America's biggest healthcare crisis? Should you trust current unemployment data issued by the government? How do you improve your fantasy sports team? Should you worry about businesses that track your data? Don't take for granted statements made in the media, by our leaders, or even by your best friend. We're on information overload today, and there's a lot of bad information out there. Numbersense gives you the insight into how Big Data interpretation works--and how it too often doesn't work. You won't come away with the skills of a professional statistician. But you will have a keen understanding of the data traps even the best statisticians can fall into, and you'll trust the mental alarm that goes off in your head when something just doesn't seem to add up. Praise for Numbersense "Numbersense correctly puts the emphasis not on the size of big data, but on the analysis of it. Lots of fun stories, plenty of lessons learned—in short, a great way to acquire your own sense of numbers!" Thomas H. Davenport, coauthor of Competing on Analytics and President’s Distinguished Professor of IT and Management, Babson College "Kaiser’s accessible business book will blow your mind like no other. You’ll be smarter, and you won’t even realize it. Buy. It. Now." Avinash Kaushik, Digital Marketing Evangelist, Google, and author, Web Analytics 2.0 "Each story in Numbersense goes deep into what you have to think about before you trust the numbers. Kaiser Fung ably demonstrates that it takes skill and resourcefulness to make the numbers confess their meaning." John Sall, Executive Vice President, SAS Institute "Kaiser Fung breaks the bad news—a ton more data is no panacea—but then has got your back, revealing the pitfalls of analysis with stimulating stories from the front lines of business, politics, health care, government, and education. The remedy isn’t an advanced degree, nor is it common sense. You need Numbersense." Eric Siegel, founder, Predictive Analytics World, and author, Predictive Analytics "I laughed my way through this superb-useful-fun book and learned and relearned a lot. Highly recommended!" Tom Peters, author of In Search of Excellence

Closing Sales is Easy

Author: Tom Hopkins
Publisher: Made For Success Publishing
ISBN: 9781613396735
Release Date: 2014-09-29
Genre: Business & Economics

The fun part of selling yourself, a product or a service is the demonstration or presentation. But the aspect of selling that makes you successful is having the ability to close the sale, get the decision made in your favor, get the check, credit card, purchase order or a signature on an agreement. Closing the sale is where most people balk, feel uncomfortable or even stall. They just can't bring themselves to ask someone for money -- even when the person will receive incredible benefits in exchange for that money. Even worse, people ask for the sale and when the buyer doesn't immediately jump at it, they change the subject and stop the sale themselves. Don't let this happen to you. When done properly, the move into closing the sale is smooth as silk. And when you handle the close as Tom Hopkins teaches you, you'll walk away with more business than you thought you could ever get. Knowledge builds competence and confidence. Become a more confident (and more successful) salesperson. Get started by reading and implementing the strategies in this book. It'll be the best return on your money you've ever gotten!

Loyalty 3 0 How to Revolutionize Customer and Employee Engagement with Big Data and Gamification

Author: Rajat Paharia
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071813389
Release Date: 2013-05-31
Genre: Business & Economics

Learn the secret to using big data and gamification to motivate, engage, and engender true loyalty among your customers, employees, and partners As our lives move online and nearly everything we do is being mediated by technology, all of our activity is generating reams of data – we are all “walking data generators.” Loyalty 3.0 reveals how to combine this “big data” with the latest understanding of human motivation to power gamification - the data-driven motivational techniques used by game designers to stimulate engagement, participation, and activity. With this potent combination, businesses now have a powerful engine for creating true loyalty among their customers, employees, and partners, and for generating a sustainable competitive advantage in their markets. Loyalty 3.0 is a book that will redefine how you think about loyalty, and will open your eyes to the power of data to engage and motivate anyone, anywhere. Rajat Paharia created the gamification industry in 2007 as the founder and Chief Product Officer at Bunchball, which has been recognized as an industry leader and innovator by Fast Company, TechCrunch, MSNBC, Forbes, and many others. Prior to Bunchball, Rajat worked at the intersection of technology, design, and user experience at world-renowned design firm IDEO.

Developing Advanced Assessment Skills

Author: Ann Saxon
Publisher: M&K Update Ltd
ISBN: 9781907830181
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Chronic diseases

This book will help you to develop some of the essential assessment skills that are needed to support patients with long-term conditions in secondary and primary care settings. You may be at the beginning of your career, or you may be an experienced practitioner who is moving into long-term conditions care. At whatever level you may be, this book will give you some guidance on how to use appropriate assessment tools and to reflect on your experience from practice.Supporting patients with long-term conditions is not solely the domain of nursing. This book is intended to be suitable for a range of practitioners who are interested in developing their assessment skills further. However some examples have been given from a nursing perspective.The exercises throughout the book have been designed to encourage you to reflect on your practice and draw from the wide range of evidence that is available to support your development. You can work through them at your own pace and return to chapters that you need to learn more about.

Desperate in Dubai

Author: Ameera Al Hakawati
Publisher: Random House India
ISBN: 9788184002317
Release Date: 2011-11-20
Genre: Fiction

Oozing with men, money, and Maseratis, Dubai is the ultimate playground for the woman who knows her Louboutins from her Louis Vuittons. But for some, there’s a lot more at stake than a Hermes Birkin. Leila has been in search of a wealthy husband for over a decade. Nadia moves to Dubai to support her husband’s career, only to have her sacrifices thrown in her face. Sugar escapes the UK in an attempt to escape her past. Lady Luxe, the rebellious Emirati heiress, scoffs at everything her culture holds sacred. Until the day her double life starts unravelling at the seams. Set against a backdrop of luxury hotels and manmade islands, Desperate in Dubai tells the tale of four desperate women as they struggle to find truth, love, and themselves.

Reflections on Medicine

Author: Robert U. Massey
Publisher: Gordian Knot
ISBN: 1884092985
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Philosophy

Seventy vital essays about the practice, philosophy and culture of medicine by the revered former Dean of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and editor of Connecticut Medicine

AARP The Other Talk A Guide to Talking with Your Adult Children about the Rest of Your Life

Author: Tim Prosch
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071829670
Release Date: 2013-09-06
Genre: Business & Economics

Silver Living Now Book Award • Silver National Mature Media Award • APEX Award • Washington Post Book of the Month • Wealth and Money Management Award • Bronze Independent Publisher Book Award • Foreword INDIEFAB Book of the Year Honorable Mention A one-of-a-kind practical guide to making the tough decisions parents and their adult children inevitably face It was a rite of passage for you to have the Talk with your kids about the beginning of life (as in the birds and the bees). As you get older, you need to have the Other Talk—about the later years of life. And you need to have it now, not after a crisis hits. The Other Talk helps you take control of your life so when the time comes, your kids can make decisions based on what you want. This groundbreaking guide provides the practical advice and inspiration you need to have open, honest discussions about subjects that can be difficult to talk about. Unlike other books that help adult children who are suddenly thrust into a decision-making role, The Other Talk gives you the tools to develop a strong partnership with your kids to plan for the rest of your life. Who will manage your finances and how will you budget for unknown needs? Where can your children find important documents they will need to help? Where will you live if you need assistance? What type of medical treatments do you want—and not want—and who will advocate for your needs? The Other Talk helps you address and answer these and other questions in a calm, measured way—freeing you up to enjoy your life and your family.

Psycho pictography

Author: Vernon Howard
Publisher: Prentice Hall Direct
ISBN: 0132312832
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Offers information on how to use mental pictures to solve problems, enjoy good health, overcome crises, break self-defeating habits, and combat fear and tension

Firestorm 2034

Author: C. J. S. Hayward
Publisher: C.J.S. Hayward
ISBN: 9780615202167
Release Date: 2008-05
Genre: Fiction

This anthology is one volume from C.J.S. Hayward's collected works. It opens with a glimpse, if only a glimpse, of the world beyond, before moving on to a game review for real life, a story of a business traveler seeing something more than money, a well-received lecture, a rethinking of memory technique to provide a tool to work more gracefully with abstractions, a dialogue about education and profound giftedness, a story that tells of vehicles that are coveted and vehicles that are completely taken for granted, and a novella in which a medieval wayfarer comes to our near future and causes some slight chaos.